Old Key West, (OKW) is the original Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort. That was actually its original name! It is a huge and sprawling resort with something for everyone. Laid back in true Key West style, it features a golf course and more pools that you would imagine. The main pool at the Hospitality House area has a terrific slide, and a great play area for children as well as a hot tub and sauna. The secondary pool at Turtle Crawl has a hot tub as well. There are also quiet pools that have hot tubs too!
You can rent water craft and bicycles here. There are movies for the DVDs you will find in the rooms. And Community Hall is a great place to get involved with activities and fun crafts. There are pool parties nearly daily, and marshmallow roasts in the evening.
The villas range from a studio to a Grand Villa. The studios have two queen beds, small kitchenette and a single bathroom. The one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom Grand Villas feature a full size kitchen with full size appliances, and with utensils and dishes included. They also feature a full size laundry room, and that fabulous jacuzzi tub. There is ample parking directly in front of your villa, so if you have a car you won't be hiking to find it. Also, close proximity for parking makes unloading and loading the car (if you drive) much more convenient than at any other DVC. Some of the villas are two story and some are three story. Only a very few villas have elevators, which for some is a problem.
Toward the very back of the resort there is a paved walkway to DTD. It's a lovely walk along the waterway and is shady given the natural landscaping there.
There are bus stops throughout the resort, and if you don't like walking between resort areas, you can board any bus as they all stop at the hospitality house before leaving the property.
There is a small restaurant, Olivia's which is one of the better kept secrets. It's a lovely place that has somehow retained the good food of the "old Disney" and the true Disney service. There is a snack bar at the main pool too, and a small bar, Gurgling Suitcase.
There is a ferry to DTD, and buses to all parks including DTD.
We love OKW, as it is our home resort. It's the most spacious of the DVC resorts, and the one that seems to be the most authentic to its theme.