Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
jwgm2012
Mouseketeer
 
jwgm2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 386

Need help with OKW

Hi everyone! We've secured a 2 bdrm villa at Old Key West for this coming June. I'm pretty excited as we're a family of 6 and I'm looking forward to the size of the room and nicely landscaped areas.

I need help on what building to request as I know this resort is very spread out.

Near the main pool and hospitality house; close to the recreational activities is what we're hoping for. Also, I know some of the 2 bedrooms have one entrance versus two... we'd like a villa with one door only. I've also read there are villas that offer two entrances into the master bathroom, where you can lock the door from one side and that gives access for those sleeping in the living room to go to that bathroom without having to go through the bedroom. That would seem to work better for us...

There just seems to be many different layouts and I don't know what to request much less which buildings would be better.

We stayed at CSR last year and that was a large resort too - don't know if they compare size wise?

Anyway, thanks for your help. I couldn't find a thread dedicated to OKW under the resort section but I know there are many fans of this resort so I'm hopeful you'll guide me in the right direction.

gina
__________________
Me (39) , DBF (45) , DS (16) , DD (15) , DD (12) , DD (11)

June 2012 - Our First Semi-Blended Family Trip - CSR
December 2012 - 1st Disney Christmas Ever and Adults only
June 2013 - Celebrating DD's 15th Birthday - OKW

Booooo for no upcoming trip ticker...
jwgm2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
cvjw
DIS Veteran
 
cvjw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 3,127

Did you book thru Disney, or with DVC points? If thru points, you have to reserve a dedicated 2 bedroom to have only one door to the villa. Also, if you reserve on points, a villa near Hospitality House (pool and restaurant area) is a booking category, not a request.

If you booked directly thru Disney, I can't help you.
cvjw is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-31-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
Wood Nymph
DIS Veteran
 
Wood Nymph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 4,210

You'll find help on OKW resort over on the DVC forums. Here is a link to the

OKW lovers thread.

__________________
~ Sue





Next up: YC - Sept 24th to 28th and WL - Oct 22 - 27, 2014
BC - March 19th to 25th, 2014, WL - Jan 23 - 27, 2014; WL - Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2013; WL - Feb 5 -11, 2013; BC - April 2011, BW - January 2009, BCV - 2007, 2005, 2003, Poly - 2002;
BC - 2001, 1998, 1994, 1992; YC - 1997; GF - 1989, 1988; Poly - 1987, 1986, 1985; CR - 1981, 1980; offsite - 1982, 1976, 1973
Wood Nymph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
jwgm2012
Mouseketeer
 
jwgm2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 386

Quote:
Originally Posted by cvjw View Post
Did you book thru Disney, or with DVC points? If thru points, you have to reserve a dedicated 2 bedroom to have only one door to the villa. Also, if you reserve on points, a villa near Hospitality House (pool and restaurant area) is a booking category, not a request.

If you booked directly thru Disney, I can't help you.
We booked through DVC points, using Dave's company. During the request process there wasn't anything that gave us the option to book HH category or dedicated 2 bdrm. We reserved a 2bdrm and that's all I know.

I've gone to the website and can pull up our reservation so it's there but again, all it says is 2bdrm villa and the dates of our stay. I'd like to call and have some location requests added to our reservation but I'm not sure of what to say?



Quote:
Originally Posted by Wood Nymph View Post
You'll find help on OKW resort over on the DVC forums. Here is a link to the

OKW lovers thread.

Thanks for the link! I'm off to read



gina
__________________
Me (39) , DBF (45) , DS (16) , DD (15) , DD (12) , DD (11)

June 2012 - Our First Semi-Blended Family Trip - CSR
December 2012 - 1st Disney Christmas Ever and Adults only
June 2013 - Celebrating DD's 15th Birthday - OKW

Booooo for no upcoming trip ticker...
jwgm2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
cvjw
DIS Veteran
 
cvjw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 3,127

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwgm2012 View Post
We booked through DVC points, using Dave's company. During the request process there wasn't anything that gave us the option to book HH category or dedicated 2 bdrm. We reserved a 2bdrm and that's all I know.

I've gone to the website and can pull up our reservation so it's there but again, all it says is 2bdrm villa and the dates of our stay. I'd like to call and have some location requests added to our reservation but I'm not sure of what to say
You need to get in touch with David's so that he can get in touch with the person who's points you rented to find out if you have a dedicated or 2 bedroom lockoff reserved. If you are interested in being close to the hospitality house area, the member can change the reservation if that category is still available for booking.

Our favorite building is 46 - right next to the canal to downtown disney.
cvjw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
sgtdisney
DIS Veteran
 
sgtdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 3,532

The only buildings close to the Hospitality House, that have two entries to the Master Batch, are 62, 63, and 64. Those are not in the special "Hospitality House" booking category. However as those are the only three buildings at OKW with Elevators, they are often times saved for guests with special mobility requirements, but you can always request them.

As another person suggested check your reservation. You will either have a 2 bedroom "lock-off" which is a 1 bedroom and a studio connected, and those will have two front outside entrances. Or you would have a dedicated 2 bedroom which is a true two bedroom unit with only one main entrance. This is not a request but a booking category. I am guessing you have a dedicated as those are easier to reserve.

Same with hospitality house, another booking category, you will either have it or you won't, and it would be on your reservation. It's popular, so a little harder to reserve a HH room at OKW.

If having the 2nd entrance (through the laundry room) to the master bathroom is very important you may want to request building numbered 30 or higher. Starting with building 30, that is when Disney added the additional entrance to the bathroom. They did not go back and retrofit any buildings numbered 29 and lower.
__________________
sgtdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
Deesknee
When we were kids (long time ago) they did this with cows.
 
Deesknee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 4,059

I love OKW. It is what got us hooked on buying DVC. The link to the dvc thread should be very helpful. I just thought I'd point out one of my favorite parts of OKW... the laundry area. We usually get a 2bdrm. It has it's own laundry room with full size washer and dryer. There is even enough room to set up the ironing board in the laundry room! I love it! As a family of 6 I do laundry every night on vacation, I find it very convenient. I know other dvc's bdrm & up have washer/dryer, but to my knowledge, they are all stack washer/dryer basically in a closet. I love OKW for the washer/dryer room, (well in addition to many other things ) We have been on a mission to try every dvc resort. When we go down this August we will be in AKV. I am excited to try something new, but I may need to squeeze a relaxation trip in, just to stay back at OKW!
__________________
How many surprises can we fit into 1 week? TR - Aug 2013- http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3164295

Vow renewal trip report http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...0#post46760210

Triplets + singleton = living happily ever after in Mass
Deesknee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
jwgm2012
Mouseketeer
 
jwgm2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 386

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deesknee View Post
I love OKW. It is what got us hooked on buying DVC. The link to the dvc thread should be very helpful. I just thought I'd point out one of my favorite parts of OKW... the laundry area. We usually get a 2bdrm. It has it's own laundry room with full size washer and dryer. There is even enough room to set up the ironing board in the laundry room! I love it! As a family of 6 I do laundry every night on vacation, I find it very convenient. I know other dvc's bdrm & up have washer/dryer, but to my knowledge, they are all stack washer/dryer basically in a closet. I love OKW for the washer/dryer room, (well in addition to many other things ) We have been on a mission to try every dvc resort. When we go down this August we will be in AKV. I am excited to try something new, but I may need to squeeze a relaxation trip in, just to stay back at OKW!
I think you're right in that other washer/dryer rooms come with stackables and OKW comes with the full sized. I won't lie - that did get me happy too! I know it's odd but I'm excited about the idea of doing laundry at night while everyone gets settled for bed... for those few hours it'll feel like we live at Disney Not to mention being able to pack lighter and do laundry before we come home is something I'm looking forward to so we can unpack right into our drawers and not have the mountain of clothes in the laundry room.
__________________
Me (39) , DBF (45) , DS (16) , DD (15) , DD (12) , DD (11)

June 2012 - Our First Semi-Blended Family Trip - CSR
December 2012 - 1st Disney Christmas Ever and Adults only
June 2013 - Celebrating DD's 15th Birthday - OKW

Booooo for no upcoming trip ticker...
jwgm2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 11:58 AM   #9
Cyrano

Disney VIP
Anyone for haggis
Aren't we all a cagey lot
 
Cyrano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 6,800Km from our happy place
Posts: 31,483
DISboards Moderator

We were in building 62 which was perfectly placed for Hospitality House.
CM said we were lucky as the building had elevators. Mind you we did not bother with them and just used the stairs.

It was lovely watching Illuminations every night from our balcony
__________________
Reid

Theme Park Attractions & Strategies board

Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.
Cyrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.