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Jensen's "On the Gulf"
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Captiva Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2008

Jensens on the Gulf ,We can not say enough about the over all wonderful stay we had. The room was very clean with a great veiw of the gulf,we stayed in #4 we were not on our honeymoon but it sure felt like it.The staff are very caring and helpful.Greg helped us with directions and made sure we had everything we needed.Thank you Jensens and staff for making our stay so excellent. We can not wait to come back. M & L

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2008

I found Jensen's to be exactly the way it was advertised. The houses are quaint and very well maintained. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and the house we were in was fresh and had a very clean smell. We found the kitchen to be well stocked and there were plenty of towels, dishes, etc. It was very quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed sitting out on the enclosed porch to watch the beautiful sunsets. The office and cleaning staff were cordial and very helpful if we needed anything. Making reservations was an easy task, with very helpful ladies to answer all your questions. A GREAT PLACE TO GO FOR YOUR BEACH VACATION!!

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank naina_c
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Reviewed November 14, 2008

Loved It !!!! I stayed at Jensen's on the Gulf side back in October and had a lovely time. We were looking for a getaway that was on the beach and that is what we got. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which we loved, the view was amazing it overlooked the gulf you could watch the sun set from anywhere. The resort is very quit and peaceful it is just what my husband and I needed we will be back we would love to try one of the beach houses the next time. PS Our favorite restaurant was in walking distance

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  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ninja070108
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Reviewed March 18, 2008

We recently returned to Jensens on the Gulf, this time booked the really lovely 3 bedroom Jensen House. Again, I will say it is a most perfect place in every way. However, our reservation was not accurately recorded and we had to find alternate last minute accomodations for 2 nights, a very big inconvenience . . . Jensen owners stated they had no real proof of changes to my reservation dates confirmed by telephone. All I had was the name of the person I spoke with. Unfortunately I was left wondering if they thought me a liar! Oops, but as a repeat and loyal customer to Jensens on the Gulf, I would have appreciated a better gesture of apology. They offered no compensation for the booking error, most definitely their mistake. Even a courtesy bottle of wine upon arrival would have soothed our feelings. I was quite disappointed and very inconvenienced. I guess there is so much demand for accomodations in Captiva, no one really cares about one customer. A sign of the times. Anyway, I do caution you on written confirmations rather than verbal communications with this office!

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed September 8, 2007

Just returned today from a 5 night stay at Jensen's on the Gulf on Captiva Island. We stayed in the penthouse suite right on the beach - it was wonderful! The views were just perfect and the staff was so nice and helpful. We really loved their no smoking policy which includes the porches too. There have been so many times when we've had to leave our balcony at other places because someone on the balcony next to ours was smoking.
Our suite was very clean and nicely decorated. I would say the only drawback is that the walls are pretty thin and that the garbage trucks empty the dumpster on Tuesday and Thursdays at 3 a.m.!!!!
But other than that everything was perfect and I'm sure we'll be back! I doubt that you could find a better view of the gulf on the whole island!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank midwest56
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Reviewed October 14, 2006

My husband and I just returned from Jensen's on the Gulf on Captiva. We were there for 4 nights. There are no recent reviews on Jensens so we felt we must give our review so others know what a nice place this is to vacation. We stayed on the Gulf side and had a room on the top flooor of one of their small buildings. They have about 10 units. Some of the units are small cottages and where we stayed was a small building. Our room was more like a condo. It was hugh with large living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and large screened in paito. The rooms are decorated very nicely in what looks like Tommy Bahamma furniture. The view is fabulous - right on the water. At night you can see the sunsets right from your patio. The bed is comfortable. Also Jensens is clean, clean, clean!!!. The staff is friendly and accomodating. You can go from your room and swim right in the gulf. There are no daily cleaning services. They give you your towels, sheets and pillows to use for the duration of your stay. We did get extra towels and pillows. There are washing machines on the premises. There are beach chairs for your use. 1/2 a mile down the road is Jensens Marina which also has cottages. Not sure how those are but the Marina is nice. You can fish right off the pier or you can rent a boat at the Marina. We were able to also see the Manatees right from the pier. Jensens is owned by a family and all the brothers are friendly and accomodating. We would highly recommend staying at this resort. It is quiet, relaxing and romantic even with some young kids that were staying there. It is in walking distance to some restaurants but you must be careful walking at night as the road curves and there are no sidewaks. You must also be careful leaving Jensens as the entrance and exit are right on the curve in the road.
PS. There are showers outside to wash off the sand and buckets to wash your feet. Also there is no swimming pool there. We would definitely come back and stay here again. It is one of the nicest and relaxing places we have ever stayed at. Our only problem was we did not stay long enough.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank lindafromNJ
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Reviewed March 17, 2016
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Stayed: March 2016
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Address: 15300 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Captiva Island
Price Range: $149 - $979 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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