Over the years I have had a dream that I won one of the big lottery’s and I always envisioned buying a house out in the country with no one even remotely close to me. I have always wanted to travel and explore the world with my children. But, you know what I found about a year ago? That you can LIVE AT DISNEY WORLD!
I dream of owning not just a home in Disney’s Golden Oak, but of owning a Four Seasons Private Residence! Lets dive deeper into what both of these are, the houses that are available right now, and what you get when you purchase a house at Disney’s Golden Oak!
What is Disney's Golden Oak Community?
When you head over to the Golden Oak Website, you see their description of this community. “Welcome to a world embraced by luxury, privacy, and the Magic of Disney. This magnificent resort community offers first-ever whole ownership of custom single-family homes at Walt Disney World Resort.”
Governed by Orange County, Golden Oak sits just four miles from the Magic Kingdom and some of the homes offers spectacular views of the fireworks at night. The 980 acre community offers a lot of benefits that the 1% get to live, and one day when I win the lottery I will live.
The Private Clubhouse is a community gathering place with elegant dining and a pool to relax next to. The club offers events throughout the year for both children and adults alike to enjoy.
Since Valentine’s Day just passed, they offered their residence a intimate dinner at the Summerhouse along with romantic desserts. They were even offering to arrange childcare for those living at Golden Oak that have children. Other events that will take place this year at the Summerhouse will include a Easter Egg Hunt on the clubhouses lawn, Mother’s Day Brunch, Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party, Father’s Day Activities, and so much more.
Another great thing about being a Golden Oak Resident is being able to partake in Independence Day at the Magic Kingdom from a reserved seating area while enjoying desserts, beers, and wine!
Dining Options at Disney's Golden Oak Summerhouse
The Private Clubhouse also features Markham’s and Tyler’s. Later this year Golden Oak will finish their expansion which will feature a new dining option that will compliment Markham’s and Tyler’s. Wait, before you try and make a reservation at these locations. These options are only for Golden Oak Residents. Just a few of the wonderful delicacies available at Markham’s
Fitness Room, Pools, and The Family Room at the Summerhouse
With the heated pool and Fitness Facility that are available to the residents, you never have to worry about staying fit and healthy while living a life of luxury at Golden Oak.
Disney's Golden Oaks Club Member Services
Please Be Our Guest with the concierge-style Cast Members there to help residents with personal, residential and resort request. Their brochure states the following assistance is offered to the residents:
- Disney Parks and Special Even Tickets
- Private VIP Tours
- Dining Reservations
- Spa Reservations
- Golf Tee Times
- In-Home Dinners and Parties
- Disney-inspired Holiday Decor
- Home Maintenance Services
Disney does state that these services and products are available A La Carte for a fee, and some of the services my be preformed by a third-party vendor.
You all know about the Magical Express and the Parks Bus System. Disney’s Golden Oak offers their residents park transportation with their Shuttle and Mini-Coach’s to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, and Disney Springs.
Golden Oak Member Pass
When you close on your home before December 31, 2018 your family will receive up to five Golden Oak Member Passes for three years. You are able to purchase additional Golden Oak Member Passes through Club Member Services. What is the Golden Oak Member Pass? It is the Disney Platinum Plus Pass plus five additional One-Day Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper Plus Option. The Disney Platinum Plus Pass includes entry into all six parks, the golf courses and sports complex, Standard Parking, and Disney PhotoPass downloads. All of this with no blockout dates.
Those that purchase a home at Golden Oak, also have access to special experiences, access to lounges, and signature events throughout the year.
Relax at Top of the World Lounge or Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot.
Members are invited to special events at Walt Disney World including Culinary experiences, three dates in March, April, and May at Animal Kingdom where after dark members and their guest get an extra look at the parks inhabitants along with refreshments, attractions, and character meet-and-greets. In September and October, members get to experience Toy Story Land, the all new land opening this year. The residents get to experience something special almost every month at a different park.
Discounts on Shopping and Dinning is another benefit of the Membership.
Even More Benefits
Wait! There is even more benefits of living at Disney’s Golden Oak? When you book a vacation at Disney World, you know that you have the option to stay late or arrive early at the parks with the Extra Magic Hours Benefits, but did you know that this is also offered to Golden Oak Residents? Park Guest also have the option of having their merchandise delivered to their hotels, this is also a benefit offered to Golden Oak, where merchandise can be delivered to the Summerhouse. You also have the access to limited preregistration to runDisney Florida races and for Atlanta Braves Spring Training Games. You can also access the track and field complex with prior arrangement through club member services.
Disney's Golden Oak Dream Home
Now, if I were to win the lottery this year, I know of two different homes I would love too have that are already move in ready that I would purchase in a heartbeat. The first is the Custom French Country that is in the Marceline community.
Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
If you keep driving down Dream Tree Boulevard you will arrive at a magical neighborhood. Tucked into the beautiful community of Golden Oak, you will find the Four Seasons Private Residences where the Four Seasons takes living at Disney World to the next level. Not only do you have access to the Golden Oak Membership extras and services, by owning one of these select few homes, you are able to access even more private and elite services that come with owning a Four Seasons home. The Four Seasons is building 30 custom homes at Disney World.
The Four Seasons homes are broken into three collections of different style homes. The Starview offer wonderful views along with the privacy you would expect at these price tags. The Gardenside offer views of the greenspaces and preserves. Then you have the Edgewood collection of homes with their European style and situated around a court and surrounded my the wooded preserve.
Private Residences Services
Setting the Four Seasons Private Residences apart from Golden Oak Residences will be the services offered through the Four Seasons. Residents will have access to a la carte services including Private Residence Dining, where you will be able to enjoy fresh cooked meals in your own home that are inspired by the resort’s room service menu.
Resort deliveries are easier with the optional service kitchen with a private staff entry. You are able to not only have discreet preparations, but having your laundry and dry cleaning delivered, meals, and wine. You can have your laundry scheduled where you don’t have to worry about doing your own laundry.
When you need to relax and unwind you can call and schedule a in residence spa treatment within the comfort of your own home.
Need something else? Call your Director of Residence and the service team will help arrange parties and events. Home Mantenance and your errands can also be arranged.
Even more benefits of owning a Four Seasons Private Residence?
Residents are able to access the pools, golfing, recreation, spa services, dining, and additional resort benefits at the Four Seasons. When you are wanting to go out to eat but don’t want to go very far, not only do you have access to Markham’s and Tyler’s at the Summerhouse, but you also have access to Capa, Lickety Split, PB&G, Plancha, Ravello, and the Lobby Bar. When you drive your golfcart to the resort, you will also receive complimentary valet golf cart parking. Forgot your credit card or cash? Don’t worry, you also have charging privileges.
Additional Savings are also available where you are able to save from 10-20% on different offering at the resort. Need to book a hotel room for family coming to stay with you, you can receive up to 20% by booking directly with the reservations team. Up to 10% at the spa when services are performed in the spa.
Four Seasons Private Residence Dream Home
I dream of living inside of the Capolavoro by Derrick Builders, Inc. This Italianate home features SIX bedrooms with an expansive Owners Suite on the first floor. I wont even need to turn a bedroom into an office since their is a huge study just outside of the entrance for me to continue working along with several courtyards and a beautiful pool and summer kitchen. Check out the photos and video below to see this beautiful home. The only thing I would like to change about the home is in the kitchen, and I would want to change out the range hood from the massive gold to something not so gold.
Do You Dream of Living At Disney World?
Do you dream of living at Disney World? Have you looked at a few of the homes at Golden Oak or the Four Seasons Private Residences? Let us know down in the comments which is your favorite home.