Photo Courtesy of Golden OakLittle kids, and big kids alike, dream of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s a milestone in the lives of millions, and whether your first time is at the age of 6, 26, or 46, the feeling of pure fantasy taking over your reality is a powerful one that keeps families coming back year after year.
As enchanting as the trip to Orlando, Florida can be, planning for every aspect of the vacation for your family — from booking hotels to packing for the weather and different activities — can be a daunting task. I’m sure while at the parks in the midst of the fantasy of your favorite movies and characters coming to life, you’ve even thought to yourself, “If only we lived here!”
Well, now you can, and it comes with potential perks greater than just residing mere miles from the most magical place on earth. Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort is making dreams come true as the premiere luxury gated community being constructed just three miles from the Magic Kingdom Park. Set on 980 acres including natural conservation areas, the expansive community will feature whole ownership, single-family homes ranging from $1.4 to $8 million, surrounded by gorgeous gardens, pathways, and parks.
Golden Oak will also be home to a Four Seasons Resort, to which residents will have access, featuring 445 rooms and a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole golf course.
The four neighborhoods that will make up Golden Oak are meant to be unique in their own way, yet complement its counterparts. In the next eight to ten years, approximately 450 homes will make up this private community in Mickey Mouse’s backyard.
The Carolwood neighborhood will hold 17 custom-built Grand Estate Homes on lots up to .75 acres with scenic views of the nature preserves. Carolwood Reserve offers eight homesites to accommodate the needs of large and extended families when visiting the parks. The lots are also .75 acres, with 7,000 square feet of living space surrounded by water or golf course vistas, complete with a sense of pure seclusion.
Silverbrook will include 19 properties on half acre sites and offer a peaceful lifestyle while still keeping social activities at your fingertips. These 4,500-square-foot homes will be just a walk away from Golden Oak’s private residence club, Summerhouse which will feature a private dining area and lounge, game room, fitness center, heated pool and demonstration kitchen.
Both Silverbrook and Carolwood neighborhoods give buyers a choice of architectural styles including Tuscan, Southern Classical, French Country, Spanish Revival, Venetian, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, and Island Colonial. Thirty-seven, 2,700-4,000-square-foot properties will populate the Kimball Trace neighborhood. These Tuscan-style homes, set on quarter-acre lots, are perfect for those who appreciate resort living, with close proximity to Summerhouse’s numerous amenities.
Though it would seem enough to own a custom-built property in a luxurious new development just miles from a family vacation mecca, early homeowners are receiving even more advantages. Families who close on the purchase of a Golden Oak homesite or a completed home before December 31, 2011 will receive one five-year VIP Pass granting admission for the homebuyer and up to four guests into all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Water Parks, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex everyday with no block-out dates.
Throw in free parking for one car and up to 20% discounts on select merchandise at certain Walt Disney World Resort Parks or Disney Downtown locations and you got yourself a deal!
“The Dream of families buying homes at Golden Oak is unique access to Disney,” said Vice President of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, Page Pierce. “We’re excited to offer these incredible VIP benefits to homeowners in what is a truly one-of-a-kind community.” To learn more, visit DisneyGoldenOak.com.