Michael Schulze

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, http://www.sentientflight.com); yacht charter by Camper & Nicholsons International (954.524.4250, http://www.cnconnect.com); villa available through Five Star Greece Ltd. (+44.20.8422.4885, http://www.fivestargreece.com). 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, http://www.flexjet.com); villa available through BeautifulPlaces (707.996.0266, http://www.beautiful-places.com). 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, http://www.jetaviation.com) and Air Bali (www.airbali.com); villa developed by Elite Havens Group (+62.361.731.074, http://www.elitehavensbali.com) and available through BHM Villas (+62.361.730.668, http://www.bhmvillas.com). Getting There. A limousine sent by New ?World Jet Corp., the U.S. […]

Boating: Water Rocket

During family gatherings at his hilltop vacation home on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, Stew Leonard, a 78-year-old Connecticut businessman, likes to take his guests boating. With four children and 13 grandchildren who, with assorted spouses, form a tribe of 23, Leonard needs a yacht to accommodate everyone. But large yachts have one drawback: […]

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, http://www.flightoptions.com); yacht charter by Fraser Yachts Worldwide (954.463.0600, http://www.fraser?yachts.com); villa available through Villazzo (305.777.0146, www??.villazzo.com). Getting There. A sedan sent by private-aviation firm Flight […]

Lofty Advice

Aviation consultants are a fairly new breed. Bill Quinn, a consultant based in Portsmouth, N.H., remembers that just a generation ago, people rarely used them. “Back then, a consultant was someone who was unemployed,” he observes wryly. “When a CEO decided to buy an airplane, he hired a pilot and said, ?‘Go buy an airplane!’ […]

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, http://www.citationshares.com); ?yacht charter by Edmiston & Co. (+44.20.7495.5151, http://www.edmistoncompany.com); villa available through LaCure Villas (416.968.2374, http://www.lacurevillas.com). 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, http://www.marquisjet.com); yacht charter by Burgess Yachts (+44.20.7766.4300, http://www.burgessyachts.com); villa available through Wimco (401.849.8012, http://www.wimco.com). 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, http://www.xojet.com); villa available through Luxury Retreats (514.393.8844, http://www.luxuryretreats.com). 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 […]

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