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Owen's Retreat
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“perfect staycation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

Renovations have spruced up Owne's Retreat from our last stay to our pleasant surprise. Yes, it's not the Ritz, but neither are other beach houses on the North Shore which cost a lot more. There is no air conditioning, maids, towels, or room service. It's a North Shore beach house at a decent price. Let's get real as to why we go to a beach house. It's for the beach, a warm shower, a bed at night, and place to fire up the grill. If you want hotel amenities, stay at Turtle Bay or find another hotel. The individual kitchenette and shared gas grill was perfect for our weekend long BBQ with family and friends. We loved the fact that each morning about 10 turtles came to the shore line to feed on the seaweed. We had fun fishing, free dive spearing, snorkling, surfing, catching sand crabs, and playing in the sand.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Chang808
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

Owen's Retreat is not the Ritz. It never pretends to be. Its accommodations are neat, clean and serviceable. The houses are equipped with the basics for bed, bath and cooking. But its what's outside that is the real prize. This northwest shoreline compound is just steps from a beautiful beach where turtles and seals live. Most days you are alone on that beach or sitting peacefully on your deck. There is a beach park next door where the windsurfers, kite-surfers and board surfers gather. The wind comes up around 3 but is refreshing as opposed to bothersome. The photos on the website are an accurate depiction of the property. It also has a communal BBQ and coin-op washer and dryer. The caretakers Jimmy and his wife are attentive but do not hover. If you are looking for a place to unwind, read, sip a drink and/or explore small surf towns, this is it. Amazing value for the location. This orange house is a bit small even for just 2 people. It would be better fitted with a sofa bed rather than the (really comfy) queen.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coolangatta, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

If you are looking for a sterile pristine hotel environment for your next holiday and not being annoyed by turtles and whales viewed from your room, don't go to Owen's Retreat. However if you are looking for a beautiful beachside location, with the rolling waves practically at your doorstep and the sound of the surf lulling you to sleep every night, you have to check this wonderful place out. It is not in the center of activity on the island, but is ideal for those who want to escape the rat race and bliss out for a while.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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minneapolis
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2010

would never stay here again. not for the cost. although very nice shoreline, it was not very clean. sparsley furnishished with poor furniture. not worth the cost. Still waiting for damage deposit to be returned 1.5 months later.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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10 Thank snowmanmj
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Property: Owen's Retreat
Address: 68-945 Farrington Hwy, Mokuleia Beach, Mokuleia, Oahu, HI
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Mokuleia
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Mokuleia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7

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