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Watermen's Retreat

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25682 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Watermen's Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stop for drinks and food at Watermen's Grill + Bar on our way in and on our way out of the OBX for our annual vacation. This past month, we stayed at Watermen's Retreat for a weekend getaway and it was fabulous. The rooms are nicely decorated with a great view of the water, and are fully stocked in... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to a return visit! Spring rates are in effect until mid May! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Did not stay at the resort but did dine at the restaurant during out OTB stay Thanksgiving week 2015. Loved the place! Waitress was so excellent, friendly, made us feel right at home! Weather was cold so could not take advantage of the outdoor patio but would love to bring our dogs and spend time out there when the weather... More 

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

We appreciate the feedback! Would love for you to come back and stay with us! We have seasonal rates available before and after the summer season... Give us a call! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Went the weekend before Thanksgiving so there were only a few people there. Met Katy and she is super nice. Food was very good and large portions. Crab cakes were excellent and girlfriend had the shrimp fajitas which were also excellent. Lots of outdoor seating during the warmer months and they have music.

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

So glad you enjoyed Watermen's Bar & Grill. Please consider staying at Watermen's Retreat - located next door- on your next trip to the Outer Banks. We have seasonal rates before and after the summer. Hope to see you soon! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My family(Wife, son, two dogs and I) were the first to stay at the "watermens hideout". I told Donna and Matt I could give this place a great review because i wanted to keep this place a secret to myself. If you are looking for privacy with the ability to bring pets, this is the place!!!! The cottage is completely... More 

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

The secret is out! Watermen's Hideout is new for the 2015 season and everyone is loving it! Private deck and beach, but just a short walk from REAL Watersports and Watermen's Bar & Grill. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Waterman's Retreat was so awesome! The condo was spotless and had all the comforts of home. The staff at the Bar/Grill were so incredible, super nice and always made us feel so welcome even when they were slammed. The food was just amazing. We were there for 3 full days and ate every meal there except for two. They even... More 

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

So excited you enjoyed your stay!! Please come back and see us again soon! Rates will remain 50% off until April 1st. More 

Dupont, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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

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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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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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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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 

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