DH and I stayed at Jensen's Twin Palm Resort for almost a week, in cottage #12, on the upper level of the duplex. We absolutely loved our little cottage - it was very clean, well kept up, and had everything we needed, even a corkscrew! :) The only thing that gave us a little pause was a very ,very firm bed. Everything else was perfect in the cottage! Service at check in and out was great, everyone was so friendly and helpful! They have a nice little gift shop on site. Many people come to fish or rent boats from the marina, so the parking for the cottages can tend to get very full during the day, we had a hard time finding parking a couple of times.
Each evening around 5pmish the manatees came in to the dock area. At one time there were 14 of them hanging around, several of them so close we could have touched them (we didn't of course) It has been on my list of 'wants' to see manatees up close and this definitely fulfilled that desire! We spent a good amount of time watching them on each evening of our stay! Make sure you wear bugspray out at that time of day...the no see'ums got me really bad. I have never had this many bites or such a reaction to them before. Even now, a week and a half to almost 2 weeks later I am covered in scabs on my legs and arms. I am sure I was so enthralled watching the manatees, that I didn't even realize the bugs were biting that bad! That will teach me! LOL!
There are several restaurants within walking distance of this resort, and Captiva Beach is accessible about a 2 and a half block walk away.
We also rented a pontoon boat for the day; guests of the resort receive the rental for 50% of the cost. We rode out to Cayo Costa park and docked there, bringing a picnic lunch with us. Very beautiful beach there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jensen's Twin Palm Cottages and Marina, Captiva's Boating & Fishing Headquarters, offers some of the most affordable accommodations on exclusive Captiva Island. Family owned and operated for nearly 40 years - our family & staff want to do all we can to make your stay the best. Our historical bayside marina setting offers you the choice of charming cottages and apartment suites. Each accommodation has a complete kitchen. The best location, directly on the waters of Pine Island Sound, closest to outer islands and steps from great restaurants, shops, galleries and the Gulf of Mexico's shell strewn beach. Family friendly, safe, like stepping back to a simpler, more innocent, time. Enjoy spectacular sunrises and evening stargazing, great fishing, boat rentals, bait and tackle, water taxi services, charter guide referrals, boat rides, manatee watching - or simply chillin on the beach. True Captiva - true peace & relaxation. You may also want to check out our Beach Resort ~ Jensen's "On The Gulf". Captiva's only boutique resort directly on the beach. Casual chic - on your own peace - True Captiva... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jensen`s Twin Palm Cottages And Marina Hotel Captiva Island
- Jensen's Twin Palm Cottages And Marina Captiva Island, Florida