Ultimate Villa Vacations: Wild Kingdom

Two families—four adults and five children—travel from Washington, D.C., to Costa Rica for a two-week eco-adventure and yachting retreat. Providers. Air travel by CitationShares (203.861.9667,; ?yacht charter by Edmiston & Co. (+44.20.7495.5151,; villa available through LaCure Villas (416.968.2374, Getting There. A stretch limo sent by flight-card provider CitationShares takes the families to […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: Caribbean Combo

A family of four from Greenwich, Conn., travels to the French West Indies island of St. Barts for a two-week vacation on land and at sea. Providers. Air travel by Marquis Jet (212.499.3790,; yacht charter by Burgess Yachts (+44.20.7766.4300,; villa available through Wimco (401.849.8012, Getting There. “For this trip, we suggest the […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: Powder Rooms

Two families—four adults and three children—plus a nanny travel from Boston to Deer Valley, Utah, for a ski vacation. Providers. Air travel by XOJet (650.594.6300,; villa available through Luxury Retreats (514.393.8844, Getting There. A stretch limo sent by XOJet—a private-aviation firm that combines a fractional-type business model with a charter operation—takes the families […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: One for the Generations

An extended family—two grandparents, three couples, and four young children—travels from Chicago to Corfu, Greece, their base for a two-week yachting trip in the Greek islands. Providers. Air travel by Sentient Flight Group (781.763.0380,; yacht charter by Camper & Nicholsons International (954.524.4250,; villa available through Five Star Greece Ltd. (+44.20.8422.4885, Getting There. […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: Taste of Napa

Three couples travel from New York City to St. Helena, Calif., for a weeklong culinary vacation in wine country. Providers. Air travel by Bombardier Flexjet (972.720.2725,; villa available through BeautifulPlaces (707.996.0266, Getting There. A stretch limo sent by Bom­bardier Flexjet—a fractional and flight-card provider with a fleet of Bombardier business jets—carries the travelers […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: Room and Boards

Four friends travel from Los Angeles to Bali, Indonesia, for a 10-day surfing trip. Providers. Air travel by New World Jet Corp. (201.288.8400, and Air Bali (; villa developed by Elite Havens Group (+62.361.731.074, and available through BHM Villas (+62.361.730.668, Getting There. A limousine sent by New ?World Jet Corp., the U.S. […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: Showtime

A couple travels from Houston to Miami for a weeklong shopping and yachting trip during the annual Art Basel Miami Beach show in December. Providers. Air travel by Flight Options (877.?703.2348,; yacht charter by Fraser Yachts Worldwide (954.463.0600, http://www.fraser?; villa available through Villazzo (305.777.0146, www?? Getting There. A sedan sent by private-aviation firm Flight […]