We stayed at the Cottages at Oura Wan on Camp Schwab several weeks ago. . .of the other MWR cabins, cottages, and camping locations we have stayed at (including White Beach and Okuma), these are a cut above the rest.
Seriously high class operation and much better than your standard MWR lodging facility. The cottages are each inspired with their own unique Ryukyun (Okinawan) decoration themes. Comfortable queen beds are found in the bedrooms and sofa sleepers (more on the lump side) in the living rooms.
Great attention to detail at Oura Wan – You will find a fully equipped kitchen with tile floors throughout, modern cabinets, full sized fridge, 2-burner stove, microwave, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc. Only things missing are an oven, the 2 extra burners, and a dishwasher. Outside you will find a decently sized patio deck complete with Weber gas barbecue grill and even an extra propane tank. Cable TV, DVD players, and Playstation2 are also provided. Additional information on amenities available at the MCCS cottages is available here.
From Friday to Monday, you can rent kayaks, sailboats, jetskis, windsurfs, or charter a boat (yes, you can charter a boat for your own personal scuba diving or fishing outing!). Also, take note that on Saturdays, the Oura Wan boating center offers FREE sailboat lessons at 9 am. These are by reservation only, so do call in advance to 625-3683.
Planning your trip – don’t forget which days the boating center is open. If you want to rent watersports equipment, schedule reservations for Friday thru Monday. If you like an extra quiet & private beach, schedule the cottage from Tuesday thru Thursday since the boating is closed on these days.