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Watermen's Retreat

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25682 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Dupont, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us stayed here this past week. It was awesome. The condo is fully stocked with all the cooking utensils you need for your stay. Since the closest grocery store is a Food Lion located 16 miles south of Waves we brought our own food for breakfast and lunch and planned to eat at Waterman's grill across the parking... More

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We LOVE happy clients. Cape Hatteras is a special place this time of the year with warm days, great wind and surf and the feeling of having it all to yourself!! Watermen's Retreat, along with REAL Watersports and Watermen's Bar & Grill, want to do everything to ensure you have a great experience. Whether you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been coming to the OBX for years and Watermen's Retreat is by far the best place we have stayed. Our condo was very modern, and very clean, and the location is perfect. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We will definitely be coming back!

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New Canaan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is the best. The condos (especially those that face the ocean) are perfectly set up with an awesome view. The management could not be more accomodating (no pun intended). The whole set up at Real is fantastic - warm, family friendly and fun.

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time! Would love to see you again. We have some great fall specials~ plenty of great weather, wind and surf left in the year! Give us a call! More

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My brother and I stayed in Avon pier for the first time the weekend after the Triple-S. The goal was to stay near Real Watersports in order to partake in some kiteboarding lessons. Waterman's Retreat was a pleasure for both of us. Since we both travel for a living, Waterman's was a great update to the hotels that we're used... More

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Donna P, General Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Super excited that you enjoyed your visit to Watermen's Retreat! We love to make things easy for our clients. We will be having some great specials so you may want to think about a return trip this fall for some great kiting and surfing! We hope to see you again.... soon! More

Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've stayed at Watermen's twice and this most recent time extended to 8 nights. Had a wonderful time staying in the three bedroom Planet room. Great service from Donna and her staff. I'm a huge fan and will be back. That it's next door to Real Watersports (the best kiteboarding spot in the US) makes Watermen's a must. Huge fan!

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Charlie, Thank you for your comments... c'mon back! Things are just getting started for the summer. We have lots of SW wind in store for great kiting and probably some good swell for some surf too. SLICKstock in August will be quite the music event including Hall of Famer, Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys. This will be happening... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I've now stayed here multiple times, and have never had a less the great experience. The condos are part of Teal Watersports, and as such integrate seamlessly. If you don't want to bring all your gear, Real offers unlimited demos of the latest stuff for very reasonable prices. While there is of course no room service, the bar and cage... More

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Super excited that you had a great experience and we LOVE the fact that you keep coming back! You are right... restaurant, music, lessons, launching, retail therapy, great accommodations, ALL in one place... it doesn't get any better than this! See you again soon! More

Maine, New York
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Been to Real before but never saw the rooms. They are VERY nice, well appointed kitchen, big TV and DVD etc…. 3 nice bedrooms (but none of them had two beds in them). Daily housekeeping is not included. We made late reservations and were not on the sound side but you can always go down to the REAL deck and... More

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Super stoked that you enjoyed Watermen's Retreat, REAL and Watermen's Bar & Grill. We have a busy summer lined up with different events and live music on the back deck at least a couple of times a week. Would love to see you head back this way!! Give me a call and we will try to get you in on... More

Long Valley, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First time to NC Waves to go kiteboarding....had always read and heard about the area. It was amazing. Booked 4 nights at Watermens Retreat and it was perfect. the location can not be beat for all of the kiteboarding action...RIGHT THERE! Defenitley would recommend getting a bayside unit if you can...just hanging out watching all the action over at the... More

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

We love clients that are excited about being here!! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Watermen's and also the kite lessons. It is hard to beat the back deck... relaxing and enjoying the wonderful sunsets this time of the year. We are now fully into the season, with live music several nights a week, dinner and drink specials, plus... More

Wakefield
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I planned this trip so my son could attend the kite boarding camp at Real and stayed at Watermen's for convenience. However, I would never stay anywhere else as the condo we stayed in was perfect. Every amenity was thought of, it was like a second home. We had a beautiful water view, plenty of space and just walk down... More

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope you come back and see us! The spring is warming up and we ready for fun in the sun! REAL is making new riders every day and for all ages. Music on the back deck at Watermen's Bar & Grill will start in a few weeks and in the mean... More

Providence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I went down to the OBX for the first time and stayed at the Waterman's Retreat (early March 2014). I was hoping to kite but the weather was not cooperating. In any way, the people at REAL made this a very enjoyable stay for both my wife and I. Especially Justin, Ashton, and Jake. If you're looking... More

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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Watermen's Retreat and REAL Watersports!! You need to head back this way as the season is now getting underway. Watermen's Bar & Grill is opened 7 days a week 9:00am - 9:00p and we will start having live music on Monday, March 17th. Give us a call and we will get... More

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Address: 25682 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Waves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14

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