by Lissa Poirot
This intimate collection of colorful cottages is located at Blind Pass, where Sanibel and Captiva Islands meet. Cottages range in size to accommodate families of multiple sizes, and guests can use Castaways’ map to see where each cottage is located on the property and learn more about it before booking the cottage of their choice. Some properties overlook Sunset Bay and the docks, while others face a wide expanse of beach along the Gulf of Mexico. A few cottages offer views of the grounds, with some close to the collection’s pool and shops. The Mad Hatter Restaurant, which also overlooks the Gulf, is a place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner if you do not feel like cooking in your fully equipped kitchen. Some cottages are also pet-friendly.
Our Editor Loves
- Cottage rentals to sleep large families
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Seven of us stayed in Cottage 1 for several nights and we could not have been more satisfied with our experience. The cottage was clean, seemed to have been newly remodeled and was plenty spacious enough for 4 adults, a teen and 2 tweens. The staff was prompt and attentive to our needs, and very warm and friendly. We had epic shelling and landed a few of the “big ones” literally outside our back door. This oceanfront treasure will be forever on our must return list. Love Castaways!
The rooms are clean and close to the beach. They have that old time Florida charm without feeling dingy. The cottages are kept clean, and it is great that the room in which we stayed was pet friendly. The cottage even smelled clean and fresh when we arrived.