Review: Disney’s Old Key West, Page 3
By Dave Shute
This is the third page of this review of Disney’s Old Key West Resort. For the first page, see this.
PHOTO TOUR OF A TWO BEDROOM VILLA AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT, CONTINUED: THE LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN SPACE
See the Two-Bedroom Villa floor plan.
The kitchen is full-sized, and the living room nearly as big as you’ll find in many homes. The dining area, while not large, is much larger than at any other comparable DVC resort except the Treehouse Villas, and the Treehouses are also the only DVC resort with a comparably large balcony.
Back to the main space…as you enter the main kitchen/living/dining space, the 5 corner windows surrounding the living room space immediately attract your attention. See the image at the top of the page, above, and below.
Here’s a closer view of the dining table. Compared to almost all other DVC resorts this table and the space it occupies is huge. It seats 6 easily, and more in a pinch (there’s four more chairs at the table on the balcony you can bring in, and, if you have a Two-Bedroom Villa, two more chairs in the second bedroom).
In the back corner of the dining area there’s a counter and set of cabinets–extra storage space you don’t see in the other comparable DVC rooms, begging for a Monopoly or Axis and Allies boxed game…
Behind the window shades beyond the dining table are doors to the balcony, with a second table and four chairs. This space is so large it really serves as another room–except during the hot summer months.
All the DVC One and Two-Bedroom Villas have the basic kitchen stuff–fridges, ranges, microwaves, toaster, coffee pots, and all the pots, pans, utensils and service items needed to support it.
What distinguishes the Old Key West Kitchen is its large size and vast sweep of counter space. The most complicated things we’ve made here are scrambled eggs and grilled cheese…but in this kitchen, you really could put together a full meal for 9 without being cramped…
THE FOLD-OUT BEDS IN DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT
I wouldn’t put an adult on either of these. The smaller bed has the better mattress-about 5 inches of foam. But what I will obfuscatingly call my hips were not sufficiently padded.
The larger bed has a mattress that nominally measures about 4.5 inches wide, but it’s really a cover with a mattress inside that’s thinner. This bed provides little support for adults, or even heavier kids.
(Note: we did not paint the couch–this image is from my May 2013 trip…when I went back to get the measurements I lost after the December 2012 trip…)
The little Christmas tree in the corner of the second-to-last image is not supplied by Disney! We grabbed that for $20 at the Walgreen’s on Apopka-Vineland Road…below is a shot of it in another space in our room.
MORE ON DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT
This review continues here.