Disney’s Golden Oak community is your magic place waiting to be discovered. The announcement of Golden Oak took place in year 2010, and first homes were completed in 2011. Today, Golden Oak is a private upscale luxury community managed by The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida. You can search new listings and find new Disney homes for sale by following this guide. And by checking out the recently sold listings, only a few were available. In addition, you can check out my exclusive newsletter to know about any new Golden Oak listings located in Orlando Disney property.
Amenities of Golden Oak
Most of the home buyers of Golden Oak are probably Disney Fanatic’s, or simply want a magical place to call home. Amenities of Golden Oak include Private Clubhouse access (with scents and smells from Main St. USA Disney), Elegant Dining Rooms, Golden Oak Club Member Only Events, Fitness Center, Playground, Community Pool (Summerhouse), and Walt Disney World Theme Park exclusive benefits.
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Golden Oak Neighborhoods
- Kimball Trace
- Symphony Grove
- The Cottages at Symphony Grove
- Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando (Exclusive Access to the Resorts 5 Pools, Dining, and more!)
How To Purchase a Home in Golden Oak
Once you find a neighborhood in Golden Oak that you like, it’s time to wait for a property to come on the market as all homes are currently sold out. After a property in Golden Oak goes on the market for sale, you will find having a local real estate agent or attorney draft up a written offer to buy the home could be beneficial. They will be sure to hopefully answer every question you may have beforehand and be there to help along the way even after closing.
How Much Are The Costs To Own A Golden Oak Home in Disney
The costs vary. However, most will be surprised to learn the HOA fee is only around $8,075 a year. This fee includes 24/7 guard gated access and keeping the roads clean and smooth. There is a required clubhouse membership fee in addition of $18,998 per year. This will provide each household guests access to the community events, clubhouses, playground, pool, and dining rooms. Together fees annual to live in Golden Oak are a total minimum of around $27,000 a year. Home prices are around $2.8 million – $16 million.
However, each household guest will be given the opportunity to purchase Disney Golden Oak Park Memberships. This membership includes basically the best Disney World annual passholder benefits. Including to all in Golden Oak is access to VIP transportation to Disney Parks and Disney Springs. In addition, each Golden Oak Member Pass includes one Disney Platinum Plus Pass and 5 additional 1 day Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper Plus option for your friends and guests. Also enjoy Extra Magic Hour benefits. This will allow you to have exclusive hours to Disney parks. Members will also be granted access to DVC member lounge areas in the Theme Parks. Very cool.
If you purchase a property in the Four Seasons Residential area there is an additional fee of $17,178 a year. This includes access to the hotel and it’s services. Including the 5 pools and lounge access.
Total Estimate fees with Four Season Access is around $44,000 annually. This estimate does not include annual taxes. If homeowner can prove they will live in the property full time, they can apply for a homestead exemption up to $25,000 off the home value and be offered homestead benefits. Most homes in Golden Oak will have a property tax bill if homesteaded amount to around $20,000.
Quick Annual Expenses – Golden Oak Four Seasons.
HOA & Hotel Access fees – $44,000
Property Tax Bill – $21,000
Miscellaneous – $3,500
Total Estimate Golden Oak at Four Seasons Annual Costs = $68,500
Lease Restrictions Golden Oak Disney
Annual current lease restrictions are 100 days. Meaning home owners are able to buy and then lease out their property in Golden Oak if the lease is 100 days or more. Golden Oak seems to want steady people coming and going and not like a AirBNB by the day setups.
So if homeowners buy a home in the Golden Oak Four Seasons, and if they rent it out annually for around $8,000 – $10,000 a month minimum they should be able collect enough to pay the annual fees and expenses. This does not include any potential appreciation/depreciation calculations.