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.