My husband and I recently returned from a 5 day stay at Jensen's Twin Palms and Marina. We had been referred there by our neighbor who has been going there for years. We stayed in a one bedroom cottage. It had a large room with a very comfortable king size bed, along with 2 comfortable sitting chairs in front of the TV. The fully stocked small kitchen had a small table with 2 chairs. The bathroom was small with a shower only - no tub. The cottage had a screened in porch as well with 2 deck chairs and a picnic table. Everything was very neat and clean and we loved the laid back atmosphere. We brought our boat and were able to dock it at the marina right on the property. There were several resident manatees who hung around the marina and we saw porpoises every day as well. The staff were always very helpful and accommodating with anything we needed. We did lots of fishing during the day and found the location to be perfect. In the evenings we walked to the local restaurants, most were only a block away. We enjoyed The Mucky Duck, RC Otter's, Captiva Cantina as well as the Bubble Room (AWESOME DESSERTS). There were several others we didn't have time to try, but heard they were excellent as well - Key Lime Bistro and the Green Flash. Will try those next time. This was our first trip to Captiva, but will definitely not be our last! The water is a beautiful aqua green / blue and the fish are plentiful! There is a $6 toll to get on the island ($9 if you are pulling a boat). I'd suggest that you bring whatever drinks and snacks you are going to want while there, as the little food stores (and they are few and far between) are very pricey. We were told that during the high season (December - April) things are very busy, but we found the month of May to be delightful and a little slower paced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jensen's Twin Palm Resort and Marina offers cottages and apartments in our historical bayside marina setting.Family owned and operated, Jensen's Twin Palm Resort and Marina provides a variety of accommodations on our bayside property located directly on the waters of Pine Island Sound. Each of our lodgings hosts a complete kitchen. We have spectacular sunrises and nightly evening stargazing, great fishing, boat rentals, "island car" rentals, bait and tackle, water taxi services, charter guide recommendations, and peace and relaxation.And you also may wish to check into our family's other resort, Jensen's On The Gulf...comfort and relaxation on the Gulf of Mexico side of Captiva Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jensen`s Twin Palm Cottages And Marina Hotel Captiva Island
- Jensen's Twin Palm Resort And Marina Captiva Island, Florida