Living the Dream

When you wish upon a star, you may want to wish for this

Here’s the ultimate way to experience Walt Disney World: live there. Just four miles from the park (but still on property), and down the main street aptly named Dream Tree Boulevard, lies an ultra-exclusive enclave of homes called Golden Oak.

For Disneyphiles (and non), owning a home at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort is like living in paradise, but it’s a paradise with perks. Master-planned and developed by Walt Disney Imagineering, the luxurious Golden Oak is a 980-acre gated community of both residential and commercial zones, with plans to have fewer than 300 residences at full buildout. The elegant homes, built under strict covenants to maintain the neighborhood aesthetic and Disney integrity, start at $2 million. Architecture is primarily inspired by Mediterranean and Caribbean styles, with Dutch, Italian and Spanish design touches. The land is a nature preserve with unspoiled landscapes, water features, footbridges and walking trails.

At the center of the property, the 443-guest room Four Seasons Resort Orlando sits majestically on a hill like Cinderella’s Castle. The hotel and surrounding 26-acres function as a recreational wonderland for Golden Oak residents, providing access to certain amenities such as world-class dining, a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course, full-service spa and meeting facilities. Five acres of the property make up Explorer Island—a water park with a splash zone, lazy river and water slides—and The Mansion for indoor games and activities.

Tucked deep into the lush Golden Oak neighborhood is the newest collection of homes to be built within Golden Oak—the Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando. These breathtaking mansions (only 30 homesites available) offer the ultimate in privacy, with a lifestyle that includes superior services and access to the Four Seasons Resort and Walt Disney World®. Homeowners in the Four Seasons Private Residences also are granted unlimited entry to the Golden Oak Club, a members-only social and recreational club, where they are welcome to join in many events, classes and neighborhood gatherings. Also included is a membership to Club Life which includes top-level packages of Disney experiences. The concierge-style approach delivers assistance with select personal, residential and Walt Disney World® Resort requests.

Six builders, hand-picked for their extraordinary craftsmanship and attention to detail, are designated to build here exclusively. The stunning homes start at $5 million and represent a variety of styles. Inside, it’s fun to spot the “hidden Mickeys” integrated at the homeowner’s discretion, that are discovered in random places. For example, bathroom floor tiles that have tiny mouse ears as spacers, or used subtly as a stair rail motif—clever reminders that you are part of the World of Disney.

It’s all part of the land of magic, the land of dreams. Perhaps the grandest thing about living at Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando at Walt Disney World®? You can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from your bedroom window.

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