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Watermen's Retreat

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25682 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came down to the Outer Banks for a week and stayed at Waterman's and every thing about the visit was great. The unit was clean, modern, and well equipped. Perfect place to stay with Real Watersports and Waterman's Bar and Grill right outside your door. Great location close to all the OBX has to offer.

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in Rodanthe looking for place to eat and stumbled upon this gem. The view of the water and sunset from the deck of the restaurant was breathtaking. We ordered our food from a super friendly staff, Ordered a local draft beer and ate 2 for 1 fajitas. It was an amazing experience. The food was fresh and delicious! Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in jacksonville beach, fl, and have bought all the gear to kiteboard, even and a couple lessons down here. The problem is the conditions here are not consistent so at the bequest of some friends recommendations I took to the OTX and stayed at the watermens retreat for a week. We had great surf in the Atlantic and... More 

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

Chad... Thanks for staying with us and enjoying REAL Watersports. I have passed along your thanks to the entire team and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Watermen's Retreat! Excellent location, people and accommodation. It was our first time to the Outer Banks and to kite surf, location was great place to learn and I had private lessons that got me up on the board by the end of the second lesson. Planning another trip very soon.

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

Watermen's Hideout is new to the Watermen's Retreat Resort this year. So glad you enjoyed your visit. The cottage is a gem hidden in the live oaks and directly on the water. Close enough to REAL Watersports to enjoy everything, but secluded enough to make you feel like you are the only one there! We hope to see you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here. The rooms are beautiful and kept very well. All the staff at watermans/real we're super friendly and inviting. If you're in to kiteboarding its a no-brainer and if not, it's still a great place to stay! Best part was the kite launch area with the compressed air around the perimeter.

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

Super stoked you enjoyed your stay. We still have lots of great weather remaining this year. Rates are 20% off starting Monday, August 17th. How about a return trip soon? Hope to see you! More 

Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great accommodations, food and instructors were top notch! Best family vacation ever. We look forward to returning next summer. Kiting is now a major part of our family and will dictate destinations in the future. Thanks REAL!

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DonnaPeele, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Betsy, So stoked you and your family enjoyed your visit to Watermen's Retreat, REAL Watersports and Watermen's Bar & Grill. We look forward to your return! Thanks for staying with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from a 4 night stay at Watermen's with nine other guests. The condo-apartment style setup was perfect for our large group! With not much going on in the immediate vicinity, we were very lucky to have the bar and grill (with live music) right next door. The food there was surprisingly delicious! Another major perk was having... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us! Super stoked you not only liked the accommodations but also took part in some of the activities offered at REAL Watersports. We have some great weather left for the fall months so perhaps we will see you again soon. More 

Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time. The rooms were very nice, modern and clean. Walk 25 feet to the best food on the island at Watermen's Grill. Every staff member I met was polite, friendly and willing to ask any questions. Kite Boarding lessons were great and easy access if you kite. Short drive to the beach to surf. Quality managed... More 

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DonnaPeele, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Super stoked that you enjoyed your visit to Watermen's Retreat! We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My son and I are avid kiteboarders so this location is a no-brainer for us in terms of convenience and riding conditions. My wife, on the other hand, does not feel left out as she loves the upscale accommodations and awesome views from the waterside balcony. She has even started taking lessons herself. Even for those that are not info... More 

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DonnaPeele, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Really stoked that your wife has decided to join you on the water! We had great conditions in July and are looking forward to the rest of the summer. Rates go to 20% off starting mid August so maybe you can make your way here again sooner than later! More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had an absolute blast at the hideaway. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable. The views and the way it is tucked away was amazing. The outdoor shower was a treat for all of us to try! It was great being so close to the restaurant and activities area at Real Watersports as well.

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DonnaPeele, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this review

Watermen's Hideout is the hidden gem!! Private yet included in all of the fun activity @ REAL Watersports. I wish I had 4 of them. You are right... the outdoor shower is fantastic. I hope you and your family can come back and visit soon. We will be looking forward to your return. More 

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