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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

This place has phenomenal sunsets with great areas for pictures and grassy areas for the kids to play or just throw down a blanket and relax and listen to music. Seafood platter and tuna bites were great as was the Mahi. Drinks are reasonably priced and good selection. The restaurant is well maintained and clean. Parking is tight but they have staff on hand to direct things so kudos there.
The negatives about this place can be easily fixed and are as follows. It’s not clear when you arrive through back deck area that the multiple staff running around are not waiters but food runners. You must place your order at the indoor or outdoor bar. The gentleman running the outdoor bar was in the weeds when we arrived and unpleasant. Ladies in our party asked several questions and felt he was simply rude. Another couple sitting beside our group made a similar comment about their experience as well so my guess is this should be addressed sooner than later. Also drinks listed on the menu are not available at the outdoor bar yet that is the menu they provided us when we sat outside. If you a few in your party take your groups drink order at the table and then proceed up to the bar know you may be making substitutions on the fly. After this fiasco we proceeded to order from the indoor bar where the staff was exceptional and courteous. Food took about 30 minutes to arrive.

Will definitely return.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DonnaPeele, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for taking time to give us some feedback. I understand what you are saying about perhaps there needs to be more definitive directions on the back deck itself. I will pass this on to the manager of restaurant. I am glad you enjoyed the fabulous sunsets and the great food and we do certainly hope you will return again soon.
Donna - Manager of Watermen's Retreat Resort (accommodations)

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Our suite was wonderful. The sunrises and sunsets, the grille and pro shop next door, make this a super rad place to stay. The staff is also very friendly and nice. Don’t miss an all day kiteboarding lesson.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

So glad you had a great time! Come back and see us! Rates are 20% starting August 13th. Plenty of great weather left. We hope to see you soon.

Donna

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Great accommodations adjacent to the Real lesson center. Roll out of bed and out onto the water! Comfortable rooms to recover from those awesome days out on the water.
Clean well stocked kitchen allows you to do as little or as much cooking as you want. Of course the restaurant is right next door, and has a good selection.

Room tip: Water front rooms are awesome for sunset, and for just enjoying watching kiteboarders shredding.
Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

That's a good day when you roll out of bed and stumble to the water! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back and see us!
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

First class accommodations, from furnishings to food and everything in between. Great views of the sound, spotless cleanliness. Highly recommend staying here, especially if you are a water sports enthusiast.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thanks for staying with us and we are glad you enjoyed your visit! See you again soon.

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

These units are very comfortable, they have all the amenities of home. Everything from tvs with Apple TV to the full kitchen and washer and dryer, there is nothing you need to bring. The views of the bay are great and the location is steps away from REAL.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Donna P, Manager at Watermen's Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you for taking time to give us some feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you heading back this way in the future!

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