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25682 Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Waves
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Watermen's Retreat is a waterfront resort located in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina where there is always a session to experience. The resort offers quick access to some of the best kiting, surfing and foiling in the world. The beaches are never crowded and you can even drive on the beach (designated areas with the proper permit.) Watermen’s Retreat consists of 14 suites, 2 cottages and 8 cabanas. Our accommodations offer a unique blend of upscale, convenience and comfort. Resort accommodations range from waterfront luxury to affordable cabanas. Watermen’s Retreat Suites feature teak floors, tile bathrooms, carpeted bedrooms, king and queen beds, a full modern kitchen with a granite cocktail bar. The living room features leather furniture, a flat screen TV, cable and Apple TV. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV with cable. Additional amenities base level secure gear storage, covered parking, an elevator and quick access to REAL Watersports and Watermen’s Bar and Grill. All Watermen’s Retreat properties include kite launching and landing access at REAL Watersports, Wi-Fi internet access, washer and dryer, bed linens, made beds upon arrival, bathroom towels, coffee filters, salt & pepper, dishwasher soap tabs, dish soap, sponge and kitchen towels. Watermen’s Hideout, Oasis and Cabanas are dog friendly with a signed pet policy and paid non-refundable fee. When you stay at Watermen’s Retreat, you’re right next door to Watermen’s Bar & Grill which offers some of the best live music, food and drinks on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Watermen’s retreat is located directly beside REAL Watersports, the number one kiteboarding and surfing shop, lesson center and destination in the world.
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ReelTimeFS wrote a review Nov 2020
Jensen Beach, Florida14 contributions6 helpful votes
I recently stayed at Watermen's and had a wonderful stay. I traveled to the are to fish and surf and wasn't disappointed in either. The rooms were amazing and the location was perfect. I'll definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
katherinevest wrote a review Nov 2020
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Perfect location, especially for water/wind sport enthusiasts, but well-suited for folks who just want a "mini apartment" style place to stay. Kitchen and bath are fully stocked, and room set-up is great for families or for a small group of friends. The restaurant and coffee bar on the property are really good and the staff for both hotel and restaurant areas are polite, professional, accommodating and easy-going. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Donna Peele, General Manager at Watermen's Retreat
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Thank you for taking time to let us know about your stay! So glad you enjoyed it! We have a Black Friday promo that runs until December 7th - 10% off- if you want to book your 2021 visit! We would love to have you as our guest again! Log on to our website and enter discount code "BlackFriday". Hope to see you again soon! Donna
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ldelia wrote a review Nov 2020
Noord, Aruba1 contribution
We had booked a stay through another rental company, when we arrived at the house it was misrepresented in the photos. We were desperate and needed a place to stay. I told Laurie at the Front Desk our dilemma and she was amazing. So helpful and accommodating to get us checked in early. We stayed in the building next to Real was amazing. Everything was perfect, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, clean, nice soaps, great kite location. We will return highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Donna Peele, General Manager at Watermen's Retreat
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Thank you for taking time to let us know about your stay. We are happy to have been part of turning your trip around! We would love to have you as a repeat guest. Currently we are running a promotion - book now before December 7th and receive 10% off your 2021 stay. Go to our website, choose your property and your dates. Enter the discount code 'BlackFriday' and you will receive 10% off your stay. Would love to see you in 2021! Donna
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AliceB996 wrote a review Oct 2020
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States12 contributions2 helpful votes
For years I’ve been coming to Hatteras where I learned to Kite at Real Watersports. This world class training center for watersports is located directly across the street. You can launch, take lessons, shop, rent up to date gear and have an awesome meal with a sunset view (outdoor dining was great during COVID). This is by far the best restaurant in the area. In the past I had to rent a huge home in order to find something pet friendly. I was so excited to hear about all the Watermans Retreat properties including some smaller pet friendly options. They are spacious, clean and have everything you need. Huge bonus... spacious airy locked storage under unit to store or hang your kite to dry.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Donna Peele, General Manager at Watermen's Retreat
Responded 9 Nov 2020
So glad you found us!! The pet friendly accommodations are great for folks who like to travel with the furfamilies!! So glad you enjoyed it. Come back and see us! Watch for the Black Friday sales coming your way soon! Donna
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elaeagnus333 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Love Real and the whole team. This experience gets better and better each year. Such a majestic and natural place in the States. Amazing customer service. Returning soon. P.S. Take an efoil lesson if you have the opportunity...its the future.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Donna Peele, General Manager at Watermen's Retreat
Responded 20 Oct 2020
LOVE our repeat guests! Thank you for letting us know! Donna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Watermen's Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Watermen's Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Watermen's Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Watermen's Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Watermen's Retreat?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Watermen's Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Watermen's Bar & Grill, Top Dog Cafe, and Atlantic Coast Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Watermen's Retreat?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Is Watermen's Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.