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Jensen's "On the Gulf"

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We spent 2 glorious nights in their #1 on the beach. Could not have had a better stay. Room is small but everything you need and so close to the Gulf. Quiet, comfortable and the staff went out of their way to insure we got the most out of our stay. We will be back....and not just for their "big... More 

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Chambersburg, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Jensen's offers an incredible location, steps from the beach and a short walk to restaurants and shops. Your car can remain parked at Jensen's and you can enjoy all Captiva has to offer. Choose your beach chairs and umbrella and enjoy a fabulous day on the beach. Jensen's has various accommodation rentals available. We chose the Post Office and it... More 

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Hillsboro, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

We have never been to Sanibel/Captiva Island before, but had heard wonderful RAVES about it. We were not disappointed at all. Everything we had hoped for was there. Quiet, peaceful, great beds, good service. We weren't bothered by any noise from traffic. The beach was pristine, shells everywhere - The only down side - I have to wait to go... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Wow! What a great place. We drove buy Jensen's several times this past summer while staying on Captiva and decided to look them up when we returned for Spring Break. The great reviews convinced me to give it a try. I was not disappointed. You can not beat the proximity to the beach. Lovely staff, clean and comfortable lodging. There... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

Visited for three days in October 2014. We stayed in the "On the Beach" unit. Frankly, a bit small but we were there for the review and the beach access. The room was clean though there was no real storage area. We absolutely loved the screened in porch and the supper easy access to the beach. Location is great. We... More 

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Coloumbus Ohio
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

Did not have a reservation but we stopped at the marina location and was informed that there was a two bedroom apartment available for one night at Captiva on the golf we got it at a reduced rate it could not have been happier we would definitely go back there again and the staff was so friendly

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Booked the second floor of their five unit apartment building. Second and third floor units have great ocean and sunset view but balconys, screened, lack privacy as center stair is open. Ground floor unit like cottages next door, has more of a palm and sand view as there is I slight rise between buildings and th beach. Upside is whole... More 

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Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Very nice room; clean & comfy. We were close to the beach & had a beautiful day to soak up some sun, enjoy the sunset & the dolphins. Then we grilled some fresh fish outside our room. There's also a free washer & dryer on site. It was sad to leave!

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

It was 3 days last year and 5 days this time in the Post Office Box. Check-in was once again smooth and friendly. Greg greeted us at the Box and I thanked him up front for our last visit and everybody dazzled us here again. The room had a few nice unexpected updates. The Box is perfect for a couple... More 

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Stillwater, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We recently booked 5 nights at Jensen's and could not have been more pleased with our stay. I read every review on Trip Advisor before finally choosing to book it. The reviews are not exaggerated. They could not have been more friendly or helpful when explaining how things work and what is available for guests. We had 6 people in... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Jensen's "On the Gulf"

Address: 15300 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Price Range: $212 - $1,394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
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