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Photo Tour of the Living/Dining/Kitchen Space in One and Two Bedroom Villas 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 THE LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN SPACE IN ONE AND TWO BEDROOM VILLAS AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

The living/dining/kitchen space at Disney’s Old Key West Resort is the same in both the One and Two-Bedroom Villas. These spaces are quite large, much larger than most other DVC resorts.

See the One 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 even so much larger than at any other comparable DVC resort except the Treehouse Villas, and the Treehouses are also the only other DVC resort with a comparably large patio/balcony–big enough for another four person  table.

As you enter one of the Villas from the outside, you’ll find the living/dining/kitchen area ahead, a hall to the master bedroom on one side, and on the other side an entry to the second bedroom (if present) and a closet.

The closet includes a vacuum and a fire extinguisher.  If you need both at the same time, you have erred.

Also in this area is a shelf for car keys, wallets, masks, etc.

As you enter the main kitchen/living/dining space, the five corner windows surrounding the living room space immediately attract your attention.

Most comparable DVC spaces have a couch and a chair, and really seat only three or four.  This space in contrast seats six comfortably, and even more by grabbing the ottoman or chairs from the dining area.

The dining area is right next to the living area, and adds three more floor-to-ceiling windows (for a total of eight large windows in this space) which also double as balcony access.

Here’s a closer view of the balcony (or patio if you are in a first floor room) beyond. Compared to almost all other DVC resorts the dining table and the space it occupies is huge.  It seats six with a bit of elbow poking, and the balcony serves as a further dining option or expansion space in fair weather.

In the back of the dining area there’s a counter and two sets of large cabinets–extra storage space you don’t see in other DVC rooms, begging for a Monopoly or Axis and Allies boxed game…

Another view of the balcony/patio and its four chairs. This space is so large it really serves as another room–except during the hot summer months.

Balcony views vary–fairways, water, woods.

Our last stay had all three views.

Different people will have different favorite parts of these wonderful rooms–but I like the kitchen the most. (I measured the TV at 55 inches.)

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, including over the TV.

The most complicated things we’ve made here are frozen pizza, scrambled eggs and grilled cheese…but in this kitchen, you really could put together a full meal for 9 without being cramped…

I’ve put images of all the kitchen stuff at the end of this post, so that you don’t have to wade through them all to get to the next part of this review.

THE FOLD-OUT BEDS IN DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Two-Bedroom Villas at Old Key West sleep nine, and One-Bedroom Villas sleep five.  In each case, three of those are allocated to the fold-out couch and chair in the living room.

As always, I both slept on and carefully measured each of these beds.  The narrower bed comes from this chair.

It’s about is ~29 inches wide by ~78″ long (it sleeps a little shorter than that, because of the configuration of the head).

The bigger bed unfolds from the larger of the two sofas.

It’s ~59″ wide and ~70 inches long.

I wouldn’t put an adult on either of these.  The smaller bed would be the better choice–it has a better mattress, about 5 inches of foam, compared to 4 inches on the larger bed.  But what I will obfuscatingly call my hips were not sufficiently padded.

Note that while it doesn’t unfold or anything, you can also put a shorter kid on the second sofa.  I measured the cushioned area of this sofa as 48 inches long by 24 inches wide, with 4 inch thick cushions.

These living/kitchen/dining space at Old Key West are, by far, the most livable such among the DVC One and Two Bedroom Villas.

THE MASTER BEDROOM AND BATH AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

This review continues here.

KITCHEN SUPPLIES IN ONE AND TWO BEDROOM VILLAS AT DISNEY’S OLD KEY WEST RESORT

Eating and serving supplies:

A full set of silverware for nine–also note the can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew, measuring spoons, whisk, and tongs.

Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, wineglasses, and some serving dishes and ovenware.

Cooking and prepping tools:

Pots and pans.

Cooking and serving spoons and ladle.

Knives.

Cutting board and baking sheet.

Colander, measuring cup, mixing/serving bowls, more ovenware.

Pitcher, grater, another mixing/serving bowl, and a blender.

Food storage:

In addition, there’s a range, microwave, coffeepot, and toaster.

THE MASTER BEDROOM AND BATH 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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