A hearty "welcome home" is an appropriate greeting as you enter the gates of Disney's Old Key West Resort. This "home away from home" resort is designed for relaxation with its quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The 2 and 3 story bungalows are colored in soft, relaxing pastels of blue, pink and green, with tin roofs and gingerbread accents. This is reminiscent of the quaint villas of the turn of the century Key West. The lush landscaping with its flowering bushes, tropical plants and swaying palm trees are found amidst the waterways that wind throughout this large, spread out resort. In typical Disney style, the detail extends to shell and starfish imprints in the cement walkways and the "not so hidden" Mickey heads in the ornate white railings. Old Key West is a Disney Vacation Club resort, but vacant rooms are made available to the general public on a per night basis as with any other Disney resort.
The easy life is the theme of Old Key West’s villas. Furnished with plush armchairs and bedding, the rooms invite you to kick back and relax. A beach motif is carried throughout the rooms with muted pastels and décor accents of seashells and seagulls.
The Old Key West Resort features large living areas, with beautiful views of the Lake Buena Vista golf course, neighboring woodlands, or the waterways. Four types of accommodations are available here: Deluxe Studios, One Bedroom Suites, Two Bedroom Suites and the Grand Villa. Deluxe Studio: The Deluxe Studio offers 2 queen-sized beds, nightstand, armoire, TV, table with 2 chairs and a decent sized closet, in a 376 square foot room. Full bathrooms have ceramic tiled floors and storage area in the vanity under the sink. The kitchenette area includes an under the counter refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and small sink. A start-up supply of coffee is provided in addition to coffee mugs, glasses, paper bowls and plates, and plastic cutlery. The picturesque view can be enjoyed from the private balcony or patio. Handicapped accessible rooms are available here.
Type of Room: Villa
Categories: Deluxe Studio, 1 Bedroom Villa, 2 Bedroom Villa, 3 Bedroom Grand Villa
Approximate # of Rooms: Deluxe Studio: 210, 1 Bedroom Villa: 210, 2 Bedroom Villa (including 2 bedroom lock-offs): 453, 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: 24
Maximum # people: Deluxe Studio: 4 people, 1 Bedroom Villa: 5 people, 2 Bedroom Villa: 9 people, 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: 12 people
# Handicap Accessible Rooms: Deluxe Studio: 20, 1 Bedroom Villa: 20, 2 Bedroom Villa: 51, 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: 3
Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated
Square Footage: Deluxe Studio: 376 sq. ft., 1 Bedroom Villa: 942 sq. ft., 2 Bedroom Villa: 1333 sq. ft., 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: 2202 sq. ft.
Basic Room Contents: All rooms come with an alarm clock with mp3 player, ceiling fan, coffee maker and coffee setup, table and chair, DVD player, hair dryer, safe, iron and ironing board, pack ‘n play crib, telephone and television. Deluxe studios come with a kitchenette (mini fridge, microwave, wet bar and toaster). The bedroom villas come with a kitchen (full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, toaster, blender, dishwasher, plates, flatware, glasses, cookware and sink) as well as a washer and dryer.
Basic Room Layout:
Note: The only buildings with elevators are buildings 61-63.
Lounges and Pool Bars
Tip: Olivia’s offers a To Go menu, complete with appetizers, soups, salads and savory entrees.
At Old Key West, the Sandcastle Pool is behind Olivia’s. The focal points are the slide which is encased in a giant sand castle and sauna located inside the iconic lighthouse. A hot tub, kid’s pool and playground can also be found in the pool area.
There are three other additional quiet pool areas sprawled throughout the resort. Pool towels are available at all locations.
A number of poolside activities are scheduled each afternoon. Ranging from arts and crafts to trivia, there is a spectrum of games and challenges for families to participate in while they enjoy the water area.
Flying Fish Gameroom: Open 7am-10pm
Electric Eel Gameroom: Open 7am-10pm
Jogging Trail: Canal and Golf Course Trail (1.5 mile)
Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis Courts: Open 8am-10pm. Complimentary volleyballs, tennis balls, shuffleboard equipment and tennis racquets may be checked out at Hank’s Rent ‘N Return.
Outdoor Campfire and Movie: Each night there is a complimentary showing of a Disney film. Located next to Family Tree, the feature film changes daily (consult recreation calendar given upon guest check-in for time, location and particular movie).
Guided Fishing Excursions: For a fee, an expert guide will host your group during a catch-and-release fishing trip in some of the lakes on Disney property. Available times are 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. Reservations required (407) WDW-BASS or visit the Concierge desk.
Community Hall Activities: Open 9am-7pm. Stop in for video games, arts and crafts and free DVD rentals. For a fee, there are organized activities to participate in such as ceramics and crafts.
Barbeque Pavilion: Located near the pool next to building 19, the pool next to building 42 and the pool near building 55. Charcoal can be purchased at Conch Flats General Store, and utensils are available at Hank’s Rent ‘N Return.
Playground: Located near Sandcastle Pool, Turtle Pond Pool and Southpoint Pool
Conch Flats General Store: Open 7am-11pm (Disney Vacation Club and resort souvenirs, luggage, sundries, snacks and limited grocery items)
Magic Kingdom: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)
Epcot: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)
Hollywood Studios: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)
Animal Kingdom: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing)
Water Parks: Bus (available 30 minutes before park opening until 1 hour after park closing)
Disney Springs: Bus (available 45 minutes before park opening until 2 hours after park closing); Boat (available from 10am-11pm)
Note: The bus stop is located outside of the lobby and near the conference center with buses departing approximately every 20 minutes. The boat dock is located by the Lighthouse in Crescent Lake with boats departing approximately every 20 minutes.