It feels as if the Earth’s orbit has slowed since the arrival of COVID-19. During this global reset, we’ve learned to nurture deeper connections and savor simple pleasures. The pandemic has invited us all to reevaluate, reprioritize, and reimagine our reality. For many, it’s also an opportunity to reconsider where we live, whether permanently or temporarily.
At JETSET World Travel, we’ve always delighted in perusing portfolios of exclusive estates, beachfront bungalows, and mountain retreats to uncover that idyllic home-away-from-home. With many schools resuming classes remotely and most professional workplaces remaining virtual, we anticipate the urban exodus observed over summer may persist well into the new year. Americans will capitalize on the opportunity to learn, work, or simply explore while discovering somewhere new.
While JETSET excels at delivering international, bucket-list itineraries, we also relish in designing memorable domestic experiences. Our network of trusted partners is vast, so whether you desire a private chef to provide welcome relief in the kitchen, a tutor to support online learning, or simply adventuring outdoors with sports celebrities, we’ve got you covered.
In this edition of JETSETTER, we showcase residences that have inspired dreams, including exploring remote beaches, admiring the array of fall foliage, or embracing a new culture. We invite you to do the same. Believing “the grass is greener”? It’s a matter of perspective. Literally.
Casa Manjani – Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Casa Majani is a stunning six-bedroom beachfront luxury villa located inside the exclusive Punta Mita development on the Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. This luxurious property is the culmination of inspiration from world-renowned architects Manolo Mestre and Juan Collignon. Each unique structure is connected by a network of pathways through expansive reflection pools that create the illusion that Casa Majani is suspended over the powerful Pacific.
In the Colony – Malibu, CA
With 3 walls of vanishing doors, this Malibu Colony villa celebrates the outdoors. Open the home to a wraparound terrace with all the fixings, steal away to a private bedroom balcony, and feast your eyes on water views from the furnished rooftop. From huge potted cacti and a one-of-a-kind curved couch to smart xeriscaping and a beach at the end of a marshland path, this home brims with character.
Secluded Lake Tahoe – Tahoe City, CA
This charming and secluded West Shore lakefront estate is the perfect summer getaway. Whether gazing from the grand main house or the cozy neighboring guest cabin, you will be mesmerized by the grounds that hug Lake Tahoe’s crystal blue waters. The estate creates an unparalleled setting of relaxation as all the home’s amenities combine to offer a purely blissful Lake Tahoe vacation. Unwind on the stone patio while the children run uninhibited across the expansive grounds. Lounge on the private pier and watch the boats skim by. Marvel at the evening’s incredible alpenglow sky while dining al fresco.
Whether you are seeking the beautiful Lake Tahoe beaches of the west shore or a leisurely cruise alongside the Truckee River, Secluded West’s ideal location makes it simple to enjoy all Lake Tahoe activities.
Top of Mill 4 – Aspen, CO
One of only five ski-in ski-out chalets on Aspen Mountain, Ajax doesn’t get any closer than at this sleek mountain retreat. Hit the hot tub or gym with heated floors and rejuvenate your limbs, then après-ski at the black grand piano, red-felt pool table, or world-class wine tasting cellar. The vaulted ceilings soar, the wooden stairs float, and the powder at Schuss Gully and Little Nell ski runs awaits.
Independence Estate (aka Costner Ranch) – Aspen, CO
Kevin Costner’s ‘Independence Estate’ offers serene seclusion yet is only minutes away from downtown Aspen. This 160-acre ranch, which is newly available to rent, features three exquisite homes that can comfortably sleep 27 guests. Beyond the pristine landscape and breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, this luxury compound boasts unique amenities that include a baseball field, sledding hill, three hot tubs, and a dedicated caretaker on site. This exclusive hideaway offers an incredible opportunity to host a family reunion, multi-family vacation, or even an intimate destination wedding.
Phillips Ridge – Jackson Hole, WY
Phillips Ridge is located on 75 sprawling acres in Wilson and sits atop a ridge overlooking a private pond with valley views of Sleeping Indian. Tall ceilings and large windows perfectly frame the great outdoor spaces with plenty of room to roam. When not exploring outdoors, guests will surely enjoy the lower level of the home with a two-lane bowling alley, pool table, fireplace, bar, theater, grotto (that is modeled after the Grand Prismatic thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park), and gym. For those searching for privacy coupled with activity, look no further.
37 Eugenia – Kiawah Island, SC
This exquisite five-bedroom oceanfront home – privately nestled among myrtles, live oaks, and palmettos – is the winner of the prestigious Prism Architectural Award. The expansive main house deck leads to the arbor covered outdoor dining area and on to the private boardwalk leading directly to the beach. A garden path leads to the expansive infinity-edge pool and sun tanning terrace. Recently renovated bathrooms and bedrooms include a spacious master bath private spa with sauna, steam shower, and thermo/chromotherapy geyser bath. The private guest house oversees the ocean dunes and has a breakfast bar, luxurious shower/bathroom, and high-definition TV. This is the ultimate sanctuary and secluded retreat only a short distance from charming Charleston.