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“Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jensen's "On the Gulf"

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Jensen's "On the Gulf"
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Captiva Island
Certificate of Excellence
Yantis, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I wanted a getaway vacation to just relax and unwind, and we found the perfect answer at Jensen's 'On the Gulf'. We stayed 6 nights in the PO Sweet just steps from the beach with the most gorgeous sunsets. The cottage was quaint, clean, and had everything we needed. The location is central - you can walk to most anything on Captiva, and only need a car if you opt to go back to Sanibel for shopping or other activities. But what really makes this place special is the Jensens - if you need something, they'll find a way to help you out. We walked over to the marina and sister resort everyday to fish from the docks, or just check in with the manatees. No matter which Jensen we ran into, we were always greeted with a welcoming smile. We rented one of their boats one day for a trip up the bay to the state park - it came with a map, generous advice, and fishing equipment to boot! I can't wait until the next time we can go back, and yes, I'm sure there will be a next time!

Room Tip: The PO Sweet is perfect for two - not a beachfront view, but you are only steps away. It's very...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CMS107
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Jensen's on the Gulf was an experience beyond our imagination. We made inpromptu plans to take an overnight trip and called Jensen's to check availability. As they usually book several nights as a "minimum stay" they were able to accommodate us for only one evening. Within minutes of arriving, we got the "minimum stay" - who would ever want to leave this Paradise? Our check-in was a flawless 90 seconds and the staff was so friendly and happy to have us, even for one night. We stayed at the Post Office Box - a beautifully clean and accommodating room with a small frig, microwave, coffee maker, silverware and plates for two. King size comfortable bed - private garden setting a tiny walk away from the beach! Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels - it was just overwhelming that Jensen's "thought of everything" to make even one night a memorable one! We will definitely book again, and next time for several days. You can't find a cleaner, friendlier, more accommodating stay on the Island!! Thank you Jensen's - see you again soon!!

Room Tip: If all you want is a quiet little hideaway in a comfortable air conditioned room with a large screen...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rockledge, Florida
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51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed at the P.O. Sweet at Jensen's On the Gulf for a week and felt right at home. Steps from the beach, great for watching sunsets, roomy cottage, close to everything in Captiva. The Jensens are a friendly bunch - we enjoyed meeting them at their sister resort, the Twin Palm Resort and Marina. Public areas were very nice and never ever crowded. The cottage had everything we needed including a full kitchen and a great back porch. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants a beach vacation off the beaten path. Nice and quiet but close to everything.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

We have been coming here for over 30 years and it just keeps getting better and better the people at Jenson's marina staff and ownership have been absolutely fantastic and friendly in every single way I would
recommend this beach resort to anybody who wants the most comfortable fantastic vacation experience, in the USA ! Fishing is Fantastic in the bay and read off the beach

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed in the penthouse and are already planning our next trip back. We were made to feel welcome by members of the Jenson family from the first phone call enquiring about availability - they really care about you having a great stay, enjoying the units and Captiva. The penthouse was spotless, with a huge living area for the 2 of us, a great view and it takes all of 10 seconds to walk to the beach. There is a small area immediately in front of the units with picnic tables, BBQs, chairs and sun loungers and there are washer and dryers available in the ground floor. It is an easy walk to The Mucky Duck and Green Flash but far enough away that you are not disturbed by the sunset crowds. The only thing I would change would be the light fitting in the kitchen which hangs a little low for anyone over 6ft tall.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank l0ttie75
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Illinois
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80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed in the Beach House and were very happy with our decision. We had privacy even though there are other units nearby, and it was a holiday weekend. We were close to the beach, but just far enough back that any activity on the beach didn't bother us at all. We could also see the sunset from the back porch. The unit was clean and had everything that we needed. The people running Jensen's, both properties, were very freindly and helpful. A big plus is that you are very close, walking distance, to almost everything on Captiva. It is about 1500 feet down the beach from the Mucky Duck. So while that area draws a huge crowd during the day for beach activities and the sunset, there were a lot less people in the are in front of Jensens property. If we go back to Captiva, we would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jim C
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Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

We stayed with the Jensen's, notice I said with? I have never felt so welcome, safe and relaxed! Greg strolls through the property from time to time, if we were out he would always ask how everything was, if we needed anything such a great guy! We also rented their boat for the day, so much fun we had to do it again! We met all brothers and I can see why reviews are A+!! Everything you need is there, where can you go and have a washer and dryer free of charge with detergent ? We stayed 10 nights in the penthouse, beautiful sunset, clean beach and spotless suite! If you want a hassle free vacation give Jensen's a call you will never regret it!

Room Tip: Penthouse view is incredible!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Jensen's "On the Gulf"
Address: 15300 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Region: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Jensen's "On The Gulf" Captiva Island, Florida

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