Disney Vacation Club

Disney's Old Key West Resort

 


OLD KEY WEST
(a Disney Vacation Club Resort)
1510 North Cove Road
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-827-7700
Maximum persons per room: 4 - 12 (depending on size of room)
Total Number of rooms:  709
Room size:  Studio - 376 sq ft., One Bedroom - 942 sq. ft.
Two Bedroom - 1,333 sq ft., Grand Villa - 2,022 sq. ft.


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.

 


Old Key West Rooms
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.

TIP: If you are a DVC member staying here, there is not daily maid service, and the coffee supply is for one day only. Additional coffee may be brought from home or purchased in the Conch Flats General Store. Note that this applies only to DVC members, non-members staying at this resort receive daily maid service and the supply will be refilled daily.

TIP: There are no elevators in the bungalows, so if a member of your party has difficulty climbing stairs, it is important to make a request for a lower level room at the time of booking. Deluxe Studios can sleep 4 adults. One Bedroom Suite: In the One Bedroom units, you'll find a master suite, a spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room (with full sized washer and dryer), and a private patio or balcony. The luxurious master suite has a king-sized bed, 2 nightstands, armoire, TV, chest, wing chair, ottoman, side table and master bath complete with a 2 person whirlpool tub. The bathroom has an extra large shower. The living area has a queen size sleeper sofa, love seat, wing chair and ottoman, coffee table, end table, TV, VCR, dining table with 4 chairs and an island work area that separates the living area from the kitchen. The fully stocked kitchen features a full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and kettle. The kitchen cupboards are stocked with dinnerware, flatware and glassware service for 8, serving platter, vegetable bowl, salad serving bowl, pitcher, 8 piece cookware set (pots, pans, and lids), colander, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, cookie sheet, paring knife, cook's knife, whisk, tongs, vegetable peeler, and pot holders. To help make clean up easier, dish soap, dishwashing detergent, linens, a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, a single load box of laundry detergent, a broom and dustpan are supplied. French doors from the living area and the master suite lead out onto the private patio or balcony, where a table and 4 chairs makes breakfast on the patio while admiring the view a real treat. A small safe is included to keep your valuables secure. An average One Bedroom unit is 1,016 square feet and can accommodate 4 adults and a child under the age of 3 in a crib.

TIP: Don't forget to bring the bubble bath for the whirlpool! Two Bedroom Suites: The Two Bedroom units consist of a One Bedroom Suite and a Deluxe Studio with the adjoining door opened between them. The average Two Bedroom Suite is 1,392 square feet and can accommodate 8 adults plus a child under the age of 3 in a crib. Grand Villas: The spectacular Grand Villa has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with beautiful cathedral ceilings in the living area. These are 2 story units and the bottom floor has a master suite with a king-sized bed, whirlpool tub and private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, formal dining area, living room with a queen-sized sleeper sofa, laundry room, separate 2 piece bathroom and private patio. The winding staircase leads to the second floor where you'll find 2 bedrooms, each with 2 beds (one room has 2 queen-sized beds and the other 2 doubles), TV and private bathroom.

TIP: For a room close to the main pool, restaurant and main bus stop, request Buildings 11, 12, 13 or 14. For rooms away from the check-in hustle and bustle but close to a bus stop, ask for Buildings 19, 20, 23, 26, 33, 44, 48, 52, or 53. Rooms closest to the quiet pools will be found in Buildings 19, 20, 41, 42, 55 or 56.

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m
Old Key West Dining and Restaurants


Olivias's Cafe

The only sit down restaurant at Old Key West.This charming café has rough wood paneling on the walls, lots of DVC family photos and the décor is that of the Florida Keys from days gone by. Breakfast is the standard fare such as fresh fruit, baked goods, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, grits, pancakes, omelets, and French Toast are offered.

For lunch, guests can enjoy quesadillas, scampi, crab cakes, pizza Margaritaville, conch chowder, salads, hamburgers, shrimp cakes and Big Pine Key pasta to name but a few of the lunch offerings.

For dinner, guests can choose from shrimp fritters, mahi mahi, pasta, beef tenderloin, filet mignon, Bass, Tiger Shrimp, and pork loin all cooked in Key West fashion. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Olivia's also offers a To Go menu complete with appetizers, soups, salads and savory entrees such as prime rib, chicken, shrimp cakes, sirloin steak, and meat loaf.

TIP: Try the Key Lime Pie for dessert, it is to die for!

Across from the main pool area is Good's Food to Go. Good's offerings include continental breakfasts, hamburgers, hot dogs, conch fritters, sandwiches, fruit, salads and ice cream.

The Turtle Shack is across from the pool area on Turtle Krawl and features cold sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, nachos, continental breakfast and beverages. Need a late night snack? Pizza delivery is available from 4 p.m. until midnight.

Old Key West Pools/Recreation

 

At Old Key West, the main pool area is behind Olivia's. You'll find a hot tub and sauna here as well. For the children, there is a kiddie pool and a playground. There are three other pools spread throughout the resort and pool towels are available at all pool areas. Lifeguards are on duty at the main pool only, guarded hours may vary.  Flotation devices are available, free of charge, at Hank’s Rent ‘n Return. There is a white sand beach with a volleyball court, along the Trumbo Canal, but swimming is not allowed.

Other water related activities include rentals of water craft such as pontoon boats, canopy boats, pedal boats, water mice and water bikes. A jogging trail winds its way from the streets of Disney’s Old Key West Resort to Saratoga Springs Resort.   Pick up the path along the canal to Saratoga Springs between buildings 54 & 55. Guests can jog or rent bicycles, including the ever popular Surrey bikes, for use along the path. A basketball court, shuffleboard, 2 arcades and the R.E.S.T. (Recreation, Exercise, Swimming and Tennis) Beach Recreation Department fitness center is open daily. Available free of charge to guests of WDW resorts, this fitness center features Nautilus, Lifecycle, Lifestep, treadmills and free weights. Three tennis courts are available for tennis lovers. Two courts are lighted for night play. Equipment is available to rent for those in need. If relaxing with a video appeals to you after a busy day in the parks, videos are available at Community Hall. There is a charge for rentals for non-DVC members but video rentals are free to DVC members. Community Hall also offers free air hockey, pool, foosball, darts, Playstation 3 and poolside family movies, select nights/weather permitting. "Hank's Happenings", a newsletter you receive at check-in, will list other daily activities for guests to participate in. Trivia contests, Goofy Bingo and mini-putt golf are a few of the offerings.

SERVICES/AMENITIES
TRANSPORTATION
Because of the large size of the Old Key West, there are 5 bus stops to serve the guests here. Magic Kingdom: Take the Magic Kingdom bus Epcot: Take the Epcot bus Disney's Hollywood Studios: Take the Disney's Hollywood Studios bus Animal Kingdom/Blizzard Beach: Take the appropriately marked bus Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney West Side, and Typhoon Lagoon: Take the Downtown Disney bus For those wishing to go anywhere else, (on or off property), Bell Services can get a taxi for you.
There's a waterferry that goes to the Marketplace in Downtown Disney.