When bringing your family to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” you need a home that’s the most comfortable place on earth. With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and plenty of spacious rooms for kicking back, we’ve gone beyond mere comfort.
Welcome to Sun Gathering House, our light-filled home with private pool, conveniently located in the Champions Gate vacation community, 15 minutes from Walt Disney World.
Nestled just a two-minute stroll from the Oasis Club—where you can float down the lazy river, zip down the waterslide or cool off with a cold one at the tiki bar—Sun Gathering House is the happy ending to your search for the perfect family home on Disney’s doorstep.
LIKE HOME, ONLY BETTER
Traveling as a multi-generational family group? Not sure if it’s possible to have the space, the location, AND the luxurious touches that make your stay unforgettable?
Check out our dizzying list of amenities, ranging from the must-haves (plenty of towels, kitchen staples, washer-dryer, free wi-fi) to the extras (heated pool, home theater, gaming room, flatscreen TVs in every bedroom). We won't judge you if you spend more time here than in the theme parks.
Traveling with babies? We've got 2 pack-n-plays, 2 highchairs, 2 dining booster seats, and stairs gates. Kids, tweens and teens will love the Star Wars and Mickey Mouse themed bunk rooms, the air hockey table, Netflix and the 3 (yes, 3!) Xbox Ones in the Avengers themed gaming room.
The grown-up kids will fall for the stylish designer decor, including artwork and lots of cozy throws; the well-stocked gourmet kitchen; and those soft-as-clouds Memory Foam mattresses. The pool (heated in late fall, winter, and early spring) and spillover jacuzzi are the best cures for park-weary legs. As is a trip to the on-site restaurant or tiki bar at The Oasis Club. Did I mention it's only a 1 minute walk from the house? There you'll also find a heated lazy river, kids splash area and gym. (And entry is included with your stay.)
Of course it's easy to get there too, with Disney less than 15 minutes' drive. Universal and SeaWorld are just 25 minutes away.
6 BEDROOMS / 6 FULL BATHS
No more fighting over who gets the best room or racing to the bathroom in the morning. At Sun Gathering House, every room is as special as the next, with enough bathrooms to go around.
Younger travelers love the fun of bunk beds (2 sets in each of the 2 kids rooms), where they can climb into their own space at the end of the day, unwind with a movie or simply drift off with joyful anticipation of the next day’s adventure.
Parents can sink into their own private sanctuaries – decorated in calming shades of blue, grey, and terra cotta – and enjoy time to themselves in blissfully kid-free zones. Three king rooms are located upstairs, with a fourth king suite located on ground level, perfect for those with mobility concerns.
The smoke-free, pet-free home also includes parking, BBQ and outdoor seating for 16.
BE OUR GUESTS
We own and manage the property ourselves; there's no middleman. We're passionate about making family memories because we've been doing it ourselves for years. We are available 24/7 to help you plan your trip and make all your holiday dreams come true.
Your stay here just might rival your time in the Magic Kingdom for pure joy and family memories. Welcome to your home, only better.
When comparing properties, please consider that we include high speed wifi, spa and pool heat, use of the BBQ grill, cable, and all paper products, detergents, soaps, and shampoos in our nightly rate. If this home is booked for your dates, check out its brand new sister property,
Our family loves to travel, especially to Disney! Our photo albums are full of Disney character autographs and great memories at all the theme parks. The character dinner in Animal Kingdom is a favorite with our three sons where all the boys have great memories of joining the Donald and Mickey parade of instruments! We now laugh about the time our youngest was afraid to get anyone’s autograph and we marvel at the number of times we got to ride Goofy’s Barnstormer in a row one evening. We think it was 30 or more times! Our last visit, we got to ride the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and eat at Be Our Guest. Both were wonderful and well worth the wait! We can’t wait for the new Toy Story and Star Wars sections to open this year and next! Now that our kids are older, we’re also enjoying Universal. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is definitely our favorite experience there!
One trip to Disney included nine members of our extended family, so we rented a vacation home for Thanksgiving week. Everybody had their own room and bathroom with plenty of places to hang out together or relax alone. It was such an enjoyable experience, that the idea was planted to find our own place near “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” A few years later we found the perfect location we call Sun Gathering House! The next year we bought Shine Gathering House and collectively they are the Gathering Houses near Disney!
Since we’ve become part of The Retreat at ChampionsGate, we’ve discovered a host of activities beyond the theme parks that we enjoy. The Oasis Club is a two minute stroll from our homes and offers a day of relaxation and water play. ChampionsGate Country Club offers world class golf to visitors, and Bok Tower Gardens is a beautiful setting for escaping the park crowds and enjoying time together surrounded by beautiful plants, birds, and even tortoises. A day trip to Clearwater Beach is an easy 90 minute drive to the Gulf of Mexico.
Both our homes have been providing families a beautiful setting for creating magical memories and we couldn’t be happier! We’d love to share one of our homes with you too!
Shannon and Keith Knight
|Zip Code: 33896|
|Nearest Airport||Orlando International Airport (MCO)||30 miles|
|Nearest Bar||The Oasis Grille (steps from the house)||0.025 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Cocoa Beach||75 miles|
|Nearest Golf||ChampionsGate Country Club||0.5 miles|
|Nearest Grocery Store||Publix||2.8 miles|
|Nearest Highway||Highway 27||2 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||The Oasis Grille (steps from the house)||0.025 miles|
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$300 - $600||-||-||5 Nights||-|
|Fall II 05-Oct-2019 - 23-Nov-2019||$375||-||-||-||5 Nights||-|
|Thanksgiving (Gobble! Gobble!) 24-Nov-2019 - 30-Nov-2019||$500||-||-||-||6 Nights||-|
|Pre-Christmas 01-Dec-2019 - 20-Dec-2019||$375||-||-||-||5 Nights||-|
|Christmas 21-Dec-2019 - 04-Jan-2020||$600||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|End of Stay Clean||Required||$250||One time|
|Nonrefundable Property Protection Fee||Required||$12||Daily|
This home is located in a large, planned development called Champions Gate. This is a wonderful home for large families enjoying Disney World or Universal Studios. The house looked brand new and was beautifully decorated and furnished. The house was very, very clean! Kids were entertained in the home theater, pool, hot tub, and three X-box stations. There was only a short, 5 minute walk to the very large Oasis Club House with multiple pools, hot tub, a slide, and a lazy river. The family spent two full days at the Club at no charge. It was so relaxing after the busy and hectic days at Universal Studios. The house has a very large kitchen and eating areas, both inside,and outside by the pool. The owner, Shannon, was extremely responsive and helpful in any questions we had before and during our stay. We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Orlando area.
Stayed November, 2018
As a first time home renter for a family vacation, I couldnt be more pleased. From the moment I walked into the house you could see how much care was taken in the home. Every room was impeccable, absolutely spotless.
The kitchen was fully stocked, the utensil drawers were not only plentiful but completely organized. All the light switches thruout the home were marked which made it so simple for everyone. The bathrooms had everything including shampoo, creme rinse, etc. Makeup mirrors, blow dryers, paper goods. The outdoor pool area was very clean and the pool was supplied with plenty of puddle jumpers for the little ones and floats etc for everyone else. Each tv in the bedrooms, family room and media room was provided with instructions on how to use the TV and cable remotes.
The pictures of the home didnt even do it justice, it was more beautiful in person. Working with the home owners was an absolute delight. Any questions were answered by email almost immediately. Keith and Shannon made my family vacation at Champions Gate one I will never forget and would like to do again. The Oasis Club is just a 2 minute walk from the house and the lazy river is a nice diversion from theme park days. There are so many more things included in this rental. Mickey ad Minnie are just as lifelike as the ones in the picture. 9008 Hazard Street was a perfect first time experience. Thank you Shannon and Keith.
Stayed November, 2018
First time renting a house, I would definitely recommend this house to anyone. Shannon was very responsive and helpful and made my first house rental experience very easy. The house was just as advertised. The house and pool were very clean and was perfect for our three small children. I will be booking with Shannon again in the future.
Stayed October, 2018
My family and I stayed at the Sun Gathering House and what a wonderful experience! Everything was exactly as described. Shannon was extremely helpful and responding so quickly to my questions. She even checked on our arrival to be sure everything was fine. The house was spectacular, super clean and the layout of the home was unbelievable. We loved everything from the time we entered the home - the bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The theater room was awesome and my 2 year old granddaughter just loved sitting at the kids table with Minnie & Mickey (huge stuffed animals) to enjoy her meals. The outside pool and deck area were also enjoyable. I cannot say enough about this home. The Oasis Club was very nice. They did not have enough tubes for the lazy river and were expecting a shipment but a small problem. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Truly loved and cared for by the owners. We would highly recommend - and plan to stay there again. THANK YOU SHANNON for opening your home and all your helpful information! FIVE STARS!!!
Stayed August, 2018
We were not disappointed at all! This house was just like the description and the pictures. The owners were great during our stay. We were able to communicate via text for any questions that we had. They even had a pool float delivered for us. I would stay hear again in a sec!
Stayed July, 2018
I loved the cleanliness of the home. Walking in was like coming home, not like a rental.
Stayed June, 2018
When we entered the store we were thrilled with the look and presentation of the house. Even the air temp was perfect. I’ve been in many vacation rental homes that are far to warm and where owners lock controls of temperatures. The home was presented with plenty of tp, paper towels, garbage bags, laundry detergent and stain spray, even coffee! We didn’t have to run out to get supplies! I was very pleanstly surprised to have the owner herself personall contact me to make sure everything was perfect and going well. She was present via text for anything we needed during our stay. The oasis club house and pool was very cool and fun. We ate there one night and the food was good. The pool,sides, and splash pads where perfect for our children ages 5,3. There was lots of activity at the common areas and filled with fun and kids and teens of all ages. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and I will definitely be returning to this home.
Stayed June, 2018
While our 2 families totaling 8 people didn't even come close to filling up this house, we loved having so much space to spread out. With four older teenagers, we took full advantage of the pool and hot tub, game room, and theater room. We found the nearby Oasis Club easily (very close, quick walk) and we utilized the facilities there a couple of times. The house was well appointed, lots of beach towels, comfy sheets, plenty of dishes, great mattresses on the big beds, even an Amazon Alexa to play our tunes! The owners have thought of everything! Speaking of the owners, they were accessible and communicative from start to finish. We found plenty of restaurants nearby and the drive to Orlando attractions wasn't bad. I could really go on and on about this wonderful house. If you're looking for a clean, bright, beautiful, spacious place for your family to relax and have fun...look no further.
Stayed June, 2018
I have to start out by stating that the photos don’t do this home justice. The attention to detail at Sun Gathering House is unparalleled. Shannon is the best VRBO homeowner I’ve ever dealt with. She went out of her way to assist us at any time we needed anything.
The home was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 4 kids. There was plenty of space for everyone and areas the kids could hang out. The kitchen included basic spices, all the cooking supplies, coffee, filters, and enough dishes for large groups. The proximity to the clubhouse was so close the older kids could come and go as they pleased.
I can not say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Shannon, from the booking, to checking-in and any necessary contact during our stay, she was readily available, helpful, and willing to go above and beyond to ensure our stay was the best.
There is also a Publix and multiple restaurants within two miles of the home which made stocking up on supplies easy. The house was about 15-20 minutes away from Disney and 35-40 from Universal. The location could not have been better!
I wish every VRBO owner was like Shannon! Again, thank you so much for opening your home to us. We truly felt at home in the space and would return in a heart beat!
Stayed April, 2018
My family has rented dozens of homes in different locations and have never had as good of an experience as we did at Gathering House. Shannon has thought of everything a renter may need and it is all clean, well organized and easy to access. I highly recommend renting this home - it’s head and shoulders above the rest.
Stayed March, 2019