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Photo Tour of a Studio / Second Bedroom at Disney’s Old Key West Resort



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Old Key West Resort, see this.)

PHOTO TOUR OF A SECOND BEDROOM / STUDIO AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Disney's Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Old Key West Resort has four room types–Studios, One-Bedroom Villas, Two-Bedroom Villas, and Grand Villas.

You can see the bones of each of the first three room types in a Two-Bedroom Villa, and that’s what this photo tour covers, with a page on each major space.

See the Two Bedroom Villa floor plan. At the lower right you’ll see a space with two beds.  That’s basically the same as a Studio, and the rest of the spaces are the same as a One-Bedroom Villa.

Some Two-Bedroom Villas are literally the combination of a Studio and a One-Bedroom, with locking doors between, and two entrances–one to the Studio and one to the One Bedroom.  These are called “lockoffs.” A floor plan of such a Studio is above.

Other Two-Bedroom Villas are designed as single units, called “dedicated” Two Bedrooms, and don’t have the second outside door or kitchenette.  Instead they have a second closet where the outside door is shown in the above floor plan, and a simplified outer bath where the kitchenette would be. They also don’t have the patio/balcony off of the second bedroom space.  A floor plan of such a unit is above.

My photos are from the second bedroom of a Two-Bedroom Villa designed as a single dedicated unit. I’ll comment on the differences you’ll find in a studio/lockoff as we go.

THE SECOND BEDROOM/STUDIO SIDE OF A TWO BEDROOM VILLA AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Studios have an entry from the outside corridor, as well as a lockable entry to a One Bedroom Villa. The second bedroom of a dedicated Two Bedroom Villa has a closet in the space where the outside entry door would be in a Studio.

Whether this matters or not depends on who is in the second bedroom. If it’s little kids, you may be glad they can’t get out. If its teens, or a family you don’t like, you may prefer a Studio with its own exit.

Around the corner is a short corridor the bath. On one side is another closet–the only closet in a Studio, the second closet in a dedicated second bedroom.

The other side of this corridor has this sink.  In a Studio, it would be joined by a mini-fridge, coffeemaker and microwave.

At the end of this corridor behind a door is the full bath.

It is undivided, all one space–but with the second sink just outside, the area functions just fine for families.

Here’s a view of the simple shower head in the combo tub/shower–you’ll find fancier shower heads in other DVC studios/second bedrooms…

…and of some of the toiletries, in the shower surround.

Two queen beds dominate the rest of the airy, large space.

The beds from another angle.

At the other Disney World DVC resorts, Studios come with a queen and either a fold-out couch or a mattress that folds down from the wall behind the couch (some also have a fifth sleeping spot in another fold-down bed or a fold-out chair); at Old Key West, Studios have two queens.  The loss of the couch will be made up for many by the better sleeping quality of the bed.

A closer view of one of the beds.

Between the beds is a bedside table…

…with a couple of small drawers.

The other side of the room has a table and chairs (a chair from this is barely visible at the right), and a dresser and TV.  In this shot you can also see the closet on the left that would be an entry were this a lockoff-studio; in the center the corridor to the bath and kitchenette; and on the right the open connecting door to the rest of the Two Bedroom Villa.

A closer view of the table and chairs…

…and of the dresser. The TV above is much smaller than you’ll find in most other comparable spaces at other DVC resorts, as the geometry of the room does not lend itself to a larger TV.  I measured it as a 32 inch diagonal–you’ll find another 12 or 22 inches in many comparable spaces.

The dresser has plenty of storage room.

All Studios bookable as Studios have their own balcony or patio. In Two-Bedroom Villas, the second bedroom won’t have this balcony unless it is a “lock-off”–that is, a combination of a Studio and a One-Bedroom Villa.

These spaces also have some charming art, above the table…

…and between the beds.

While there’s nothing special about these second bedroom/Studios, they are large, spacious, and livable. As Studios, some families will find the second queen a much more comfortable place to sleep than the fold-out couches in other DVC studios.

THE CENTRAL LIVING SPACE OF ONE AND TWO-BEDROOM VILLAS AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

This review continues here.

 

MATERIAL IN THIS REVIEW OF DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

 

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