We stayed at Jensen House the first week of October. There were 4 adults and three small children. The house and its "backyard" were simply perfect for us. It is mere steps to the beach. The kitchen is well-equipped with basics, but there were no seasonings or coffee, so bring your own. We used the screened-in porch constantly. The decks were also a frequent hangout. The vegetation on the house-side of the dune provided a natural fence to define the play area for the kids. One of the best features is the outdoor shower. I am not sure that anyone in the group used the shower and tub indoors. This lovely shower helped keep loads of sand out of the house. We also appreciated the laundry room with w/d.
The sunsets are beautiful and since the island is so narrow you are just steps from the sunrise as well. The Jensen brothers are salt-of-the earth and will do anything to make sure their guests have what they need.
Keep in mind that sunscreen and bug spray are requirements. We also toted along and used jelly fish treatment. However, this should not deter you from lovely Captiva. We miss it already.
- 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