Can there be greater luxury than flying by private jet?
The experience itself transcends what has become a drab exercise in navigating the madding crowd: long, long check-in and security lines, jam-packed terminals, congested jetways and the like. Add flight delays into the mix, and suddenly private aviation seems like an attractive necessity.
Say goodbye to those endless queues: Private jets aren’t subject to the same regulations as commercial airlines. They can take off and land at many more airports than wide-body aircrafts. And when it’s a charter or private jet, one can expect exceptional efficiency, custom upholstery, interiors, and seating, and Michelin star-grade cuisine paired with sommelier-curated wine. Can there be an even more luxurious way to fly?
Yes. The discerning traveler can ascend one step further by flying straight from home, as these properties will attest: All offer fly-in, fly-out access via private jet, and a few have private runways, and even aircraft hangars to store the plane.
One of the most exceptional waterfront properties in the Mediterranean, The Safar Estate is set within a stunning 5.68-acre private park on the Bay of Romazzino on the Costa Smeralda.
This extraordinary property includes 1,148 feet of coastline with two private beaches, two private jetties, and a mooring buoy to berth a superyacht.
The three main villas are exemplars of the classic Stile Smeraldino (Emerald Coast style), designed by renowned architects Michele Busiri Vici and Luigi Vietti. Each has a prominent waterfront setting with a newly constructed guest house, large terraces, a swimming pool, and beautifully landscaped grounds that slope gently down to the sea.
In addition, there is the Busiri Vici-designed guardian’s house, a detached, single-story dwelling with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and a stand-alone storage building.
Located in the most prestigious residential area of the Costa Smeralda, the property is 10 minutes from Porto Cervo: its glamorous nightlife and restaurants and the legendary Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, founded in 1967 by H.H. the Aga Khan, are still a beacon for royalty and film stars. The VIP private jet terminal at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is a 40-minute drive.
Four Hearts Ranch is quite simply a Canadian outdoor paradise. This biodiverse expanse in British Columbia’s South Cariboo Mountains encompasses 5,925 acres of forest, pasture, grasslands, lakes, river gorges, and preserved wetlands.
The private airstrip and aircraft hangar, custom-built for storing Cessna-style or Super Cub-length aircraft, allows convenient fly-in, fly-out access to two regional airports. Williams Lake Regional Airport, just over an hour away, is a base for private jets, helicopters, and scheduled airlines as well as helicopter charters.
The homestead was built as a multigenerational family compound with eight stand-alone residences. The main house is a magnificent 10,000-square-foot log mansion built in harmony with the land. There’s also a gate house, a lake house with rec room and guest cabin, and a wrangler’s cottage in the estate’s world-class equestrian center.
Within the Sylvan landscape are four private lakes, including one of British Columbia’s top fly-fishing spots. The ranch also offers boat dockage, a private network of roads, and environmental sensitivities, such as geothermal heating and on-site water filtration.
This delightful château is surrounded by two acres of wooded parkland in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.
The château itself was built circa 1303. The thick limestone walls enclose 4,844 square feet of luxurious, fully furnished living space with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
A detached two-bedroom cottage offers self-contained accommodation for guests or extended family with two bedrooms and a bathroom, a living room, kitchen, and mezzanine loft.
The grounds are composed of bucolic parklike gardens, woodland, a graveled courtyard, a walled pool terrace, a garage, and a forecourt with six parking spaces.
The bustling market town of Agen, with its high-speed rail link and private jet airport, is a 20-minute drive.
Green Turtle is an idyllic beachfront villa in The Abaco Club, an exclusive lifestyle club and resort community on the shores of Winding Bay on Great Abaco Island, Bahamas.
The luxurious four-bedroom residence is ensconced within a 1.5-acre beachfront parcel with tropical gardens, a private pool, and direct access to a pristine, two-mile stretch of coastline.
At the entrance, double French doors frame a panoramic view of white sands and aquamarine waters. A staircase rises to the second-floor observatory with a 360-degree view of the beach, Winding Bay, and the resort’s Scottish-style links golf course.
Inside are 3,400 square feet of fluid, open-plan living space, stylishly decorated in a palette of aqua and beige to mirror the sand and surf.
The great room opens to an extensive covered deck and out to a palm-lined pool terrace facing the beach. The cozy living room has gallery walls for displaying art.
The formal dining room is served by a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, and a six-seat breakfast bar. Outside is a sea-view terrace with a barbecue grill and lounge seating.
The property is a short stroll or golf-cart ride from all five-star amenities at The Abaco Club, including the No. 1-ranked golf course in the Bahamas. Marsh Harbour Airport, which offers private jet service, is a 30-minute drive.