ISLAND BEACH RESORT Condos, Shuckers Restaurant and Tiki Bar on the BEACH... GPS Map address is:: 9800 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, Florida 34957 (on Hutchinson Island) I rent a beachfront condo that sleeps up to four people. Two full-size balconies, both with full glass sliding doors, give you a spectacular view of the sea. Enjoy miles of clean, uncrowded beaches on South Hutchinson Island Florida... The way it used to be! Surf fishing is a popular past time of my guests when they're not enjoying many of the other great things to do.
I offer a secure one bedroom condominium which can accommodate up to four people. There are two f...ull size balconies overlooking the beach. It has an oversized bedroom with king bed, living room with sofa bed, linen supply, dining area, separate kitchen with full-size appliances as well as dishes, pots, and utensils, etc. In addition, it also has two cable TVs, two DVD and CD players, movie library, private phone with answer service and free WiFi computer signal. Laundry facilities are located on the premises.
Enjoy the oceanside heated swimming pool with picnic areas and barbecue grills. Also for your pleasure is a restaurant and lounge with oceanside Tiki Bar for lunch or dinner. After dinner, enjoy nightly entertainment or take a walk on the beach.
It's not too early to book your summer, fall or winter reservations for this year or next!
History of Jensen Beach............
Your footprints are the latest of many layers of history's residents in the sandy soil of Jensen Beach. The first prints arrived about 10,000 years ago, when the Ais Indians moved here to live by the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.
They dug canoes out of tree trunks, and caught migrating whales in the ocean by jumping on their backs and pounding wooden plugs into their blowholes. They gathered berries and plants, hunted bear, deer and other game that abounded. By 1775, European settlers diseases led to the death of the tribe.
About 1565, Spaniards sailed down the Indian River, seeking shipwreck survivors and trying to convert the Indians. They built a fort, naming it St. Lucie. In 1811, the Spanish governor of Florida issued a land grant to James Hutchinson. The island was named Hutchinson Island. The growing tribe of Seminole Indians were ruining his crops and stealing his livestock on the mainland, so he moved to the island. It was no safer, as pirates raided Hutchinson's plantation, damaged his crops and stole his slaves. Hutchinson drowned later in a storm at sea.
Following three Seminole Indian Wars, settlers began homesteading land from Sewall's Point north to the Sebastian River in the 1840s. Crops spoiled, due to irregular transport by coastal schooner to northern markets. Fresh water from the St. Lucie River killed the saltwater fish grasses flourished and oyster beds died. In 1844, the homesteaders dug an inlet at Gilbert's Bar, a narrow neck of land at the St. Lucie River. The Indian River's salinity returned, and the fishing industry flourished.
Blockade runners and federal gunboats were active off the coast during the Civil War. A strong support for the Confederacy in St. Lucie Village led to the removal of the lights from the Jupiter and Cape Florida lighthouses, making navigation difficult for the Union gunboats.
In 1879, Capt. Thomas E. Richards established his homestead at Eden, planting pineapple slips on his plantation. The slips flourished, and the pineapple industry was born. John Laurence Jensen, an immigrant from Denmark, arrived in 1881, and set up his pineapple plantation, which became the town of Jensen.
Capt. Richards had the largest pineapple plantation on the Indian River. The fruit was packed in barrels and boxes at the packing house, loaded on riverboats, and transported to Titusville, the southern terminus of the FEC Railroad. By 1894, Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad reached Jensen Beach, and freight shipments were loaded directly on the freight cars.
By 1895, Jensen was called the "Pineapple Capital of the World," shipping over one million boxes of pineapples each year during the June and July season. A pineapple factory was established.
Pioneer R.R. Ricou and Sons operated fish houses all along the Indian Riverfront, shipping as many as 200 barrels of fish daily, plus carloads of bottom fish and mackerel. There was also an ice manufacturing plant in Jensen.
My Condo 307 rental is one of the best, but I continue to make it even better.
The kitchen has been completely remodeled and new appliances have been installed.
I have a film library with over 40 movies to choose from. The bathroom has also been remodeled and in the bedroom you can watch the beach and ocean while having your morning coffee, watching the bedroom TV or just plain relaxing in bed.
This Florida Beach resort is a great place to spend your Florida beach vacation. Island Beach Resort on Hutchinson Island is located right by historic Jensen Beach.Read more
My wife and I are very happy you enjoyed you stay. Both our suites 307 and 401 are equally embellished with extras but unique in their decor. You can't help but fall in love with either suite.
David and Evelyn Miner
Deerfield Beach ; Florida
Left on 06/14/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Happy couple
Had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Island Beach resort.Great location with beautiful view of ocean and sunrise.Cozy and clean and comfortable apartment.Great staff and restaurant right on the beach.Was pleasantly surprised by live music on Fri night.A great value and would definitely return.
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