Welcome to Disney’s first Disney Vacation Club property. Old Key West is styled after the turn-of-the-century Florida Keys.
These villas are sure to feel like a home away from home with its brilliant green landscapes, Victorian themes and gingerbread accents. The units at this Resort are used by DVC members but are available to Disney World guests when room permits.
With 56 two and three storey buildings, Old Key West has been arranged in subdivision style. Small neighborhoods are situated along Bonnet Creek and golf course. The buildings are all connected by bridges as Trumbo Canal winds its way through the Keys. The buildings feature soft pastel colors, white trim, tin roofs and shuttered windows. Lush landscaping consisting of tropical plants and palm trees are found amongst waterways that wind through the Resort.
The main registration area, a full-service restaurant, fitness center, marina and sundries shop are all located at the heart of Old Key West at the Conch Flats Community Hall. The service is very personal at this Disney Vacation Club Resort. Old Key West is a home away from home and is designed for relaxation and a peaceful atmosphere.
Units at the Resort are decorated with wicker and upholstered furniture with peach and light green color themes. Each Villa has a private balcony that opens up to a landscaped private courtyard. Views are nice for all units and overlook either the river, lakes, golf courses and landscaping.
There are four types of units available at the Resort. The Studios are approximately 390 square feet and up to four guests and one child under the age of three in a crib are allowed per room. The Studio rooms are very similar to a regular hotel room with the acceptation of the kitchenette. Rooms include two queen size beds, armoire, table and two chairs, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, data port for a laptop computer, a wall safe and vacuum cleaner. The kitchenette is equipped with a toaster, microwave, under-counter refrigerator with small freezer, coffee maker, a sink, dishes and utensils. Everything needed to prepare and eat meals.
The One-Bedroom Villas are typically 942 square feet and up to four guests and one child under the age of three in a crib are allowed per room. The master suite has a king size bed and a queen size sofa bed can be found in the living area. Units include a love seat, chair and ottoman, dining table and chairs, whirlpool tub, and laundry room. A full kitchen is also included in this unit and is fully equipped with small appliances, full size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, stove and double sink with disposal. The laundry room has a full size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, broom, dust pan, mop and vacuum cleaner.
The Two-Bedroom Villas are approximately 1,395 square feet and up to eight guests and one child under the age of three in a crib are allowed per room. The Two-Bedroom Villas have all the comforts of the One-Bedroom Villas plus two queen size beds in a separate bedroom with its own private bathroom.
The beautiful Grand Villa is approximately 2,375 square feet and up to twelve guests and one child under the age of three in a crib are allowed per room. Located on the first floor is a full kitchen, washer and dryer, large dining room, TV, DVD player, living room with a queen size sofa bed, private balcony or patio, and a large master suite with a king size bed and private bathroom with whirlpool tub. The second floor has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and TV. There is a queen size bed in one bedroom and a double in the other. These villas are hard to get so reservations made early are beneficial.
Services & Amenities:
- Lobby Concierge desk
- Babysitting and child services
- Pak-n-play crib available
- Rooms and facilities for guest with disabilities
- Laundry facilities and service
- Self Parking
Check-In & Check-Out:
Check-in is at 4 pm. It is possible your room may be available prior to that time, but it is not guaranteed. If it is not ready, you can leave your luggage with the Bell Services where it will be stored and then delivered when you are in the room. If you decide to wait around until your room is available, you are welcome to take a dip or relax by the main pool area. There are lockers, changing areas and public restrooms for you to use. You can also head out to a theme park and start enjoying the Disney World magic while your room is being prepared.
Check-out is at 11 am. When paying with a credit card, you will not have to go to the desk to check out. An itemized bill will be hung on your door by 8:30 am on your departure day. If the bill looks fine, you’re all set to depart. Your electronic room key will be deactivated at 11 am. Don’t forget to use Bell Services to help you with your luggage, filled with souvenirs, to your car. If you are taking a bus or taxi to the airport, or leaving later in the day, Bell services will keep your luggage until your transportation arrives.
Good’s Food To Go is a quick service restaurant. Sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and other standard take-out food is available.
The Turtle Shack which is located at the pool area on Old Turtle Pond Road and offers standard quick service food as well. Both Good’s Food To Go and the Turtle Shack offer outside dining tables.
Olivia’s Café is a casual dining restaurant which serves Florida seafood and other American cuisine with just a hint of Caribbean influence. Both inside and outside dining can be found here.
There is one bar at the Resort, which is the Gurgling Suitcase. Located along the pier on Turtle Krawl, this bar offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that can be enjoyed at the tables outside or the stools inside.
The best beverage deal at the resorts are the refillable mugs. Available for approximately $13, these sturdy plastic mugs can be purchased through any food court vendors and pizza delivery. The mugs are refillable for the length of your resort stay at any self-serve beverage island found in the food court area. Beverages include soft drinks, coffee, tea, iced tea and coffee and hot chocolate. Milk, fruit juice and alcoholic beverages are not included. The mugs are not refillable at any of the theme parks. This is a very economical deal if you are an avid pop or coffee drinker.
There are four pools at the Resort. There is a main pool which has a slide, kids’ pool, hot tub, sauna, as well as a sandy playground area. The second pool is located on Turtle Pond Road and features a snack bar and playground. There are also two quiet pools which can be found among the buildings at the Resort.
R.E.S.T. Beach Recreation Department
The Recreation, Exercise, Swimming and Tennis Complex, offers free weights and exercise equipment. Guests can also use the sauna or get a relaxing massage.
Play a variety of video and pinball games at the Electric Eel Game Room which is located neat Hospitality House.
There is a play area where kids can climb, slide and play on a 24 hour playground.
Bikes & Boats
Spend time of Trumbo Canal with a Pedal boat, Mercury WaterMouse, canopy boats, pontoon boat, sailboat, or canoe which can be rented. Bicycles and surrey bikes are also available to make it easier to see the Resort.
Paths around the Resort are great for a run or walk.
Resort guests can use the Tennis Courts which are found at R.E.S.T complex. Rental equipment is available.
Have a friendly match at this court.
Grab a ball and shoot some hoops.
Play a relaxing game on the shuffleboard court.
Spend time at the Community Hall playing board games.
The Conch Flats General Store offers resort and Disney merchandise, basic food and toiletry items and is located next to Hospitality House.
To get to any Disney Resort or theme park you can drive yourself, take a taxi or use the wonderful Disney Transportation System. Disney Transportation includes buses, boats, the monorail and the Magical Express Service.
Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Resorts and the Downtown Disney area are accessible by the bus system. Buses travel on routes throughout the Resorts but do not provide direct service between all destinations and require transfer from one bus to another.
Bus service to the Theme Parks begins approximately two hours before opening. Generally buses will run every 20 minutes throughout the day and continue to operate until two hours after park closing. During peak times, buses can get a little crowded, but there is usually another bus that arrives quickly after so guests are not waiting long periods of time. Magic Kingdom is not accessible by bus from the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Polynesian Resort. These Resorts provide monorail transportation to the park.
The Disney ferryboats connect the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center, which is adjacent to the parking lot. Entering the park by ferryboat gives guests a chance to float by some of the Deluxe Resorts. This is also the best way to get the first glimpse of Cinderella Castle. If guests are staying at the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Polynesian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground or Wilderness Lodge, the Magic Kingdom is accessible by boat at their own water launches.
Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are accessible by boat from BoardWalk Inn and Villas Resort, the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
Downtown Disney is accessible by ferryboat from Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Old Key West Resort.
There are three loops to the monorail system. Loop A runs counterclockwise connecting Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center. Loop B runs clockwise along side Loop A and stops at the Ticket and Transportation Center, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort and back to the Ticket and Transportation Center. Loop C runs from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Epcot including a quick tour inside the park around Spaceship Earth. Service generally starts an hour and a half before opening and ends two hours after closing.
If you bring or rent a car, there is plenty of free parking at the Resorts and parks. Depending on your room location, you may or may not be able to park close to your room. Ask when room selection is made.