Jensen's in exactly what we wanted. Our wish was a nice place to stay, without paying for extras we just didn't need for 3 nights. That's what we got! We stayed at the PO Box. It is just a large room with an area to sit, a small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. They offer other accomodations that include full kitchens as well. It is a great little cottage feel, private, quiet and so cozy. And, very clean!!! It is also steps from the water. There are no hotel amenities (soap, shampoo only), but that is not what we wanted. Actually not having to clean everything up and stashing what you don't want stolen, due to no maid service, was a nice change.
Unfortunately, the weather was awful. We were there during what was named "tropical storm Andrea," and did not see one hint of sunshine or one of the beautiful sunsets Captiva is famous for. It was such a bummer. That is a risk in planning a Florida vacation after April. Because of this, we did not see much of the Jensen Family or staff. However, when we did, they were all very pleasant and helpful. There is a large container of water at the stairs of every unit to rinse your feet after the beach. They put beautiful hibiscus flowers in it! What a nice touch. We would definitely return. Very charming place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Captiva Island's only small resort directly on the beach. Romantic, intimate, laid-back, on your own peace. SW Florida, USA, beachfront resort on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy gentle surf lapping on our white shell strewn beach, swaying palms, and your loved ones from your front row seat to incredible sunsets that will take your breath away. Reserve one of our dramatic view suites or garden cottage suites and learn the secret of the best small Inn on Captiva! Walk to everything including Jensen's Historic Twin Palm Marina - Captiva Island's Boating & Fishing Headquarters. Join the generations who've returned to us over the last nearly 40 years the Jensens have preserved the natural beauty that stole their heart - True Captiva Island. PEACE - LOVE - CAPTIVA. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jensen`s `On The Gulf` Hotel Captiva Island
- Jensen's "On The Gulf" Captiva Island, Florida