2boysmom, and the part I also left out was it seems they have backed up the checkout time to 10 am on the following Saturday. I may be wrong, (or maybe I am confusing it with hotel checkouts) but I thought we had an 11:00 am checkout time. So you really lose a day (incoming Saturday) and the evening of Friday so you can be out by 10:00. I'm not splitting hairs (or in this case hours) but it just seems like your time is being whittled away on both ends. I'm trying to plan the incoming day out in my mind differently now.
I noticed they have a dedicated page on the Outer Beaches website that talks about "How to make the most of your check in day" and gives tips on all these activities -Ocacroke, etc. that you can do. lol We take our dog, which kind of impacts those types of things. I just want to get there, unpack, and be beach bound. Oh well, we will make the best of it. But, yes, I am reconsidering our choices for next year.