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stevelo

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 15, 2020
Hi there - we check into HHI on Sunday and I am looking to reserve bikes for our party in advance. Does anyone know or remember the name of the off site bike rental company the resort recommends? We used one last year and it went very smoothly, but I can't remember who it was!
 
  • DisneyStarWisher

    Love My DVC!!!
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2008
    I was just checking the data for Beaufort County and I was shocked to see how much the number of positive cases has gone up. I'm so nervous to go there in August (we have 2 high risk people here). At the same time, I really need to see something besides the inside of my house at some point.
    We are planning on going in October. My DH is high-risk. I'm more worried about the drive there (stopping for gas/restrooms). Once there, we plan on doing an extra cleaning on our room before settling in. Our activities will be sitting on our balcony, walking around the resort and the beach, biking, anything outside. We will either do take-out and eat in our room or on our balcony or sit in outdoor seating areas at restaurants. HHI is our sanctuary, and we need it!!!
     
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    hetzeltj

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 24, 2017
    What are the restrictions they gave you
    The want you to wear a mask at all times. I have no idea how they are going to enforce this. We have been all over the island and no one is wearing a mask. I only throw on a mask if I’m around a cast member. No one at beach house that I saw had one on. Have not made it over to Big Dipper pool yet. It’s annoying but w/e.
     

    sleepydog25

    Been here awhile
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2004
    What are the restrictions they gave you
    We are here now, and here's a quick rundown.
    - We arrived at 11:40; CMs said people started arriving shortly after 7 a.m.
    - We're in a 1BR in Bldg 12 with partial marsh views and complete boardwalk view.
    - Room is, not surprisingly, very clean. ;) CMs are awesome, as usual.
    - You are asked to wear masks anytime you're out and about except in the pool area. We've twice witnessed CMs asking guests to put on a mask, though to be fair, nearly everyone is already doing so (the occasional pre-teen and teen don't).
    - Reduced seating around the pool, as well as in the pool. When it gets too crowded, they will have people wait until another party leaves.
    - Hand sanitizer units all around the Mercantile and activities window area, as well as around the check-in desk.
    - No shuffleboard as that's where picnic tables are located to await your order at Tide Me Over or eat as the case may be.
    - No chairs or railing to sit in or at up on the Tide Me Over deck. They removed them to put in lines on the decking where you need to stand while waiting to order at TMO or to get into the Mercantile. Only 4 customers allowed in the latter at one time, though we've managed to walk in twice without waiting as it's not been busy.
    - Someone reported on another thread or site that Disney masks were in at the Mercantile--that is NOT the case. They are expecting them but have no clue when they'll arrive: "It could be tomorrow, or it could be several weeks. We just don't know."
    - Trivia board is outside Mercantile and no candy is being given away.
    - Weather was originally going to be low 70s and mostly cloudy. We've had plentiful sunshine, so more of a partly cloudy day and around 80, though with a stiff breeze.
    - Tide is coming in so marsh looks lovely.
    - We're happy to be back and get a little feel of Disney again. Just the music playing through the speakers around the pool makes us smile.
    - Masks are easy enough for us to wear, and we prefer being safer than by not wearing.
    - The rest of the island is showing a lot of "no mask" activity, but we'll wear ours as much as possible, regardless.
     

    Cowgirl_Jessie

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 13, 2016
    We are here now, and here's a quick rundown.
    - We arrived at 11:40; CMs said people started arriving shortly after 7 a.m.
    - We're in a 1BR in Bldg 12 with partial marsh views and complete boardwalk view.
    - Room is, not surprisingly, very clean. ;) CMs are awesome, as usual.
    - You are asked to wear masks anytime you're out and about except in the pool area. We've twice witnessed CMs asking guests to put on a mask, though to be fair, nearly everyone is already doing so (the occasional pre-teen and teen don't).
    - Reduced seating around the pool, as well as in the pool. When it gets too crowded, they will have people wait until another party leaves.
    - Hand sanitizer units all around the Mercantile and activities window area, as well as around the check-in desk.
    - No shuffleboard as that's where picnic tables are located to await your order at Tide Me Over or eat as the case may be.
    - No chairs or railing to sit in or at up on the Tide Me Over deck. They removed them to put in lines on the decking where you need to stand while waiting to order at TMO or to get into the Mercantile. Only 4 customers allowed in the latter at one time, though we've managed to walk in twice without waiting as it's not been busy.
    - Someone reported on another thread or site that Disney masks were in at the Mercantile--that is NOT the case. They are expecting them but have no clue when they'll arrive: "It could be tomorrow, or it could be several weeks. We just don't know."
    - Trivia board is outside Mercantile and no candy is being given away.
    - Weather was originally going to be low 70s and mostly cloudy. We've had plentiful sunshine, so more of a partly cloudy day and around 80, though with a stiff breeze.
    - Tide is coming in so marsh looks lovely.
    - We're happy to be back and get a little feel of Disney again. Just the music playing through the speakers around the pool makes us smile.
    - Masks are easy enough for us to wear, and we prefer being safer than by not wearing.
    - The rest of the island is showing a lot of "no mask" activity, but we'll wear ours as much as possible, regardless.
    Great update; thank you for sharing. How fantastic to get that Disney feeling! Daydreaming about being at the pool there now. Glad to hear that people are abiding by the rules! Hope y’all have great weather this week!
     

    izzy

    “I slapped Ouiser Boudreaux”
    Joined
    Dec 9, 1999
    I’m booked in a 2 bedroom this November. With the exception of the main lodge building, are all of the other buildings two stories? Do most buildings have a balcony view of either the marsh or the interior parts of the property? Just wondering if any of the balcony views are of the parking areas.

    And I’m so glad to hear that it is open!
     

    sleepydog25

    Been here awhile
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2004
    Great update; thank you for sharing. How fantastic to get that Disney feeling! Daydreaming about being at the pool there now. Glad to hear that people are abiding by the rules! Hope y’all have great weather this week!
    Enjoying the evening sun streaming into the room after having a lovely dinner at Ela's. It's good to be back!

    In an update, a lot of the activities are still available such as all the yard games (though I think you have to ask the activities CMs for the gear, e.g., horseshoes, corn hole bags) and rentals. However, gone for now are offsite tours, campfire, movies, and the playground. Resort doesn't seem quite full, though we've only been here since noon and have been out and about. You know, a little Disney goes a long way all of a sudden. . .in a good way. ::yes::
     

    Nvrgrowup

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 4, 2016
    We are here now, and here's a quick rundown.
    - We arrived at 11:40; CMs said people started arriving shortly after 7 a.m.
    - We're in a 1BR in Bldg 12 with partial marsh views and complete boardwalk view.
    - Room is, not surprisingly, very clean. ;) CMs are awesome, as usual.
    - You are asked to wear masks anytime you're out and about except in the pool area. We've twice witnessed CMs asking guests to put on a mask, though to be fair, nearly everyone is already doing so (the occasional pre-teen and teen don't).
    - Reduced seating around the pool, as well as in the pool. When it gets too crowded, they will have people wait until another party leaves.
    - Hand sanitizer units all around the Mercantile and activities window area, as well as around the check-in desk.
    - No shuffleboard as that's where picnic tables are located to await your order at Tide Me Over or eat as the case may be.
    - No chairs or railing to sit in or at up on the Tide Me Over deck. They removed them to put in lines on the decking where you need to stand while waiting to order at TMO or to get into the Mercantile. Only 4 customers allowed in the latter at one time, though we've managed to walk in twice without waiting as it's not been busy.
    - Someone reported on another thread or site that Disney masks were in at the Mercantile--that is NOT the case. They are expecting them but have no clue when they'll arrive: "It could be tomorrow, or it could be several weeks. We just don't know."
    - Trivia board is outside Mercantile and no candy is being given away.
    - Weather was originally going to be low 70s and mostly cloudy. We've had plentiful sunshine, so more of a partly cloudy day and around 80, though with a stiff breeze.
    - Tide is coming in so marsh looks lovely.
    - We're happy to be back and get a little feel of Disney again. Just the music playing through the speakers around the pool makes us smile.
    - Masks are easy enough for us to wear, and we prefer being safer than by not wearing.
    - The rest of the island is showing a lot of "no mask" activity, but we'll wear ours as much as possible, regardless.
    Thank you sleepydog25 for the info. We arrive 7/5. We decided no parks this year and had a miracle waitlist come through. It is such a beautiful place. Can't wait to get to the beach house!! Have a wonderful stay!!
     

    sleepydog25

    Been here awhile
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2004
    Thank you sleepydog25 for the info. We arrive 7/5. We decided no parks this year and had a miracle waitlist come through. It is such a beautiful place. Can't wait to get to the beach house!! Have a wonderful stay!!
    Glad our information is helpful. There was little of it before we arrived, so we're happy to give people coming after us a few insights. Congrats on the waitlist and enjoy your trip!
     

    Simba's Mom

    <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha
    Joined
    Aug 26, 1999
    I’m booked in a 2 bedroom this November. With the exception of the main lodge building, are all of the other buildings two stories? Do most buildings have a balcony view of either the marsh or the interior parts of the property? Just wondering if any of the balcony views are of the parking areas.

    And I’m so glad to hear that it is open!
    Yes, I think all the other buildings are 2 story, well actually 3 stories because the first floor is up one flight of stairs. And I don't think any of the buildings have a parking lot view from the balcony.
     

    izzy

    “I slapped Ouiser Boudreaux”
    Joined
    Dec 9, 1999
    Yes, I think all the other buildings are 2 story, well actually 3 stories because the first floor is up one flight of stairs. And I don't think any of the buildings have a parking lot view from the balcony.
    Great! Thanks for your reply!
     

    Salokin

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2018
    Hey all just wondering what availability is like at HHI in April whilst the RBC Heritage is being played? Coming over from the UK and combining my two loves of Disney and golf sounds incredible!
     

    OrangeCountyCommuter

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 11, 2010
    Hey all just wondering what availability is like at HHI in April whilst the RBC Heritage is being played? Coming over from the UK and combining my two loves of Disney and golf sounds incredible!

    That's the BUSIEST time of the year on HHI! You might have problems at the 7 month window.

    However, since the tournament is played in the Sea Pines resort you will have to take get to one of the shuttle parking lots to catch a shuttle. Here's last year's info.


    Expect massive crowds. I went when we had family members who lived there.... basically you can't find a place to eat so plan to eat in your DVC unit! : )
     
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    Salokin

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2018
    That's the BUSIEST time of the year on HHI! You might have problems at the 7 month window.

    However, since the tournament is played in the Sea Pines resort you will have to take get to one of the shuttle parking lots to catch a shuttle. Here's last year's info.


    Expect massive crowds. I went when we had family members who lived there.... basically you can't find a place to eat so plan to eat in your DVC unit! : )
    thanks so much for the feedback, I’ll definitely add it to the bucket list, might be a little while before I’m able to achieve it.
     

    krsb09

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jun 1, 2012
    Does anyone know if they are allowing non-guests on property? We had to cancel our spring break WDW trip this year, and will be in HHI in mid-July. I was hoping they would allow us to come in, get a Mickey Premium Bar and maybe let my daughter do some pin trading if they still have their boards available to make up a bit for our lost trip.
     

    sleepydog25

    Been here awhile
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2004
    Does anyone know if they are allowing non-guests on property? We had to cancel our spring break WDW trip this year, and will be in HHI in mid-July. I was hoping they would allow us to come in, get a Mickey Premium Bar and maybe let my daughter do some pin trading if they still have their boards available to make up a bit for our lost trip.
    I don't believe they are currently allowing non-guests. We've done it in the past, as well, but right now it's different. By mid-July, that could change. You might try contacting them to ask. :-)
     

    DisneyStarWisher

    Love My DVC!!!
    Joined
    Jun 13, 2008
    That's the BUSIEST time of the year on HHI! You might have problems at the 7 month window.

    However, since the tournament is played in the Sea Pines resort you will have to take get to one of the shuttle parking lots to catch a shuttle. Here's last year's info.


    Expect massive crowds. I went when we had family members who lived there.... basically you can't find a place to eat so plan to eat in your DVC unit! : )
    Was this year's tournament moved to June due to coronovirus? I noticed the dates were June 18-21 this year, but I always thought it was in April.
     

    Salokin

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 6, 2018
    Was this year's tournament moved to June due to coronovirus? I noticed the dates were June 18-21 this year, but I always thought it was in April.
    yes, I think it’s normally held the week after the masters so presumably it will revert next year.
     

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