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Vol. 7, No. 16
Private Retreats From East to West

Check out our DGAE Library featuring:

Insider reviews of unique experiences from VIP supercar tours of Italy, treks to see the Polar Bears, safaris in Africa, Cuba by private jet and previews of top suites and villas at hotels and resorts across the USA, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brasil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Seychelles, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Tahiti, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam, plus on the high seas aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, Seaboard Encore, Crystal Esprit, Crystal Mozart, Crystal Symphony, Norwegian Breakaway, and Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

Private Retreats from East to West

Whether it’s in the coming months or next year, more folks are thinking about group celebrations - a sort of post-COVID reunion with family and friends. 

If you are looking for a spectacular venue, in this week’s issue we highlight takeovers from Cape Cod and the Hamptons to Washington D.C. and Napa.


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Table of Contents 

A.   Private Aviation Headlines
B    Private Jet Performance Guide
Private Retreats from East to West
1.   The Wauwinet, Nantucket, MA
2.   Daniel Webster House at Jared Coffin House, Nantucket, MA
3.   Shou Sugi Ban House, The Hamptons   
4.   Chateau de Vie, Napa Valley, CA 
5.   The Cottages of Napa Valley, CA
6.   Dupont Circle Penthouse Floor, Washington D.C. 
7.   Executive Security Reports
8.   Best Of DG Amazing Experiences Library
9.   Jet Card Provider Directory

A.  Private Aviation Headlines

1.    NetJets releases first sustainability progress update
2.    Vista Global’s Flohr wants to double private jet utilization
3.    JSX adds routes to Reno-Tahoe from Oakland and Las Vegas
4.    Private jet charter flights set a record high in March
5.    VistaJet introduces Pūr Air system on Bombardier Global fleet
6.    Jet Linx joins Blade to enter the VTOL market
7.    Vista Global closes on Apollo Jets, Talon Air purchase
8.    Wheels Up, Bell Textron to launch helicopter service
9.    NetJets drops Marquis Jet brand
10.  Flexjet adds European 25-hour Legacy 500 jet card
11.  You can buy Wheels Up at Costco, but should you?
12.  Is NetJets worth the price? (Updated) 

Partner News:
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Private Aviation Special Reports

1.   Comparing the Private Jet Sharing Options
2.   Understanding Part 135
3.   Fractional Ownership and Leases - The Pros, Cons and Options
4.   Booking On-Demand Charter Flights
5.   On-Demand Charter vs. Jet Cards - Which One Is Right For You? 
6.   How Not To Get Burned When Buying A Private Jet Membership Program
7.   101: Our First-Timer Guide to Private Aviation Options

8.   40 Steps To Buying A Private Jet For First-Timers

B. Private Jet Performance Guides

Flight Time Calculator

How long is your flight? Our calculator factors in live or seasonal winds for over jets, props, and helicopters between more than 5,000 airports

NEW: Popular Private Jets and Turboprops

Partner News:
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Private Retreats from East to West


Whether it’s in the coming months or next year, more folks are thinking about group celebrations - a sort of post-COVID reunion with family and friends. 

If you are looking for a spectacular venue, in this week’s issue we highlight takeovers from Cape Cod and the Hamptons to Washington D.C. and Napa.

1. The Wauwinet, Nantucket, MA

# of bedrooms: 32   
# of guests: 64   
Price: Starts at $13,500/night 

Situated on the northeast end of Nantucket, bordering the peaceful Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, the 32-room Wauwinet offers the feel of a private home and is the only property on Nantucket with access to two private beaches. Opened in 1875, it was one of the island's first hotels. 

In 1882, the inn was purchased by the new owners for $1,700 and by the 1930s, taking a summer vacation on the elbow-shaped island was firmly established as an American tradition. During the fall, lobstering, surfcasting, and scenic drives to neighboring 'Sconset in the property's 1948 Woody are included in the stay. 

Smaller groups might prefer The Anchorage House by Serena & Lily, a three-bedroom cottage accommodating up to seven guests. The cottage enjoys all the amenities at The Wauwinet, including access to private beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay.  

The Wauwinet

2. Daniel Webster House at Jared Coffin House, Nantucket, MA

# of bedrooms: 13 rooms 
# of guests: 26 
Price: Starts at $5,000/night 

Nantucket’s historic Jared Coffin House is one of the oldest hotels on the island and comprises two landmark buildings located right off Main Street. The Main Building of the hotel was built by Jared Coffin, a prominent whaling shipowner of his time, as a family residence. The adjacent Daniel Webster House was added in 1964 offering an additional 13 rooms, several of which can be connected for families and is available for exclusive buyout year-round with a private entrance.


The guest rooms each feature Queen Anne-style furnishings, creating the feeling of a bygone era. Island news includes the 200th anniversary of the sinking of the Essex, the Nantucket-based whaling ship that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick. When Melville came to the island (actually after he already wrote the book), he stayed at Ocean House (now Jared Coffin House). Also, new this year, the Tap Room – a staple on-island for 40 years – will re-open after a 14-year hiatus. 

Jacob Coffin House

3. Shou Sugi Ban House, The Hamptons   

# of bedrooms: 13   
# of guests: 26   
Price: Starts at $112,500/week

The wellness retreat and destination spa opened in Water Mill in May 2019 as the first of its kind on Long Island. Available for a full buyout, the 13 guest studios are all accessible via private entrances to the outside. Each studio has its own locally-made, Kobe-style bed, fireplace, and bathtub – half of which are Hinoki ofuro (Japanese soaking tubs). 

The team works closely with groups who buy out the property for an extended period to negotiate what they need and arrange the experiences they are interested in, including wellness programming (from yoga to reiki) to meals designed by Mads Refslund, co-founder on Noma. The property’s three Teslas are even available for use. Onsite amenities include a private tennis court, a variety of pools, a thermal suite, a kitted-out fitness studio, and a rooftop deck. And of course, spa treatments are available on-property as well. 

Shou Sugi Ban House

4. Chateau de Vie, Napa Valley, CA 

# of bedrooms: 5 
# of guests: 10  
Price: Starts at $1,705/night 

Reminiscent of a farmhouse, this five-guestroom home is set among the vineyards of wine country. Four bedrooms are located in the main house and all offer views of the vines, while the stand-alone King Carriage House Junior Suite has a private courtyard and entrance. 

The expansive outdoor deck is an ideal spot to sip a glass of Cabernet made from grapes a stone’s throw away or to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, cooked by co-owner, Felipe Barragan. A heated lap pool is also steps from the main house. Dozens of Napa Valley wineries and Calistoga's walkable downtown are located within a 10-minute drive. 

Chateau de Vie

5. The Cottages of Napa Valley, CA  

# of cottages: 9
# of guests: 20
Price: Starts at $4,175/night

These Provencal-style cottages form an oval around a courtyard shaded by a mix of majestic Oak, Redwood, Cedar, and Douglas Fir trees, some nearly a century old. Each of the cottages, ranging between 450- and 1,400-square-feet, come with a private patio and wood-burning fireplace. 

Some of the units date back to the 1920s and were frequented by Hollywood legends, such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Amenities include complimentary wine and a basket of breakfast pastries from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery that are delivered to each cottage daily. 

Located in Napa, the Cottages are close to Trefethen Family Vineyard and Andretti Winery. Shuttle service to nearby restaurants and complimentary bicycles is also offered. 

Cottages of Napa Valley

6. Dupont Circle Penthouse Floor, Washington D.C. 

# of bedrooms: 12 
# of guests it can accommodate: 24  
Price: Starts at $20,000/night  

The Dupont Circle hotel in Washington D.C., fresh off of a renovation by Martin Brudnizki, recently lifted the veil on a new penthouse floor. The crown jewel Penthouse Suite is designed by Clodagh in a mid-century aesthetic with ribbed glass mirrors and brass details. 

The heated outdoor terrace overlooking Dupont Circle has views of the Washington Monument and adds an additional 600 square feet. Inside, the fireplace, wet bar, dining table, and lounge area make for a perfect intimate gathering space. 

The top suite, which is available in one- and two-bedroom configurations, can be connected with the remaining suites on the rooftop floor for a private buyout – ideal for an extended family, a foreign diplomat (the hotel is close to Embassy Row), or even an extravagant party. The suites are some of the only ones in the city with outdoor spaces. Private elevator and garage access are available as well as special security at an additional cost. 

The Dupont Circle

7. Executive Security Reports

1.   Executive security insights for HNWs
2.   What you should consider before you get behind the wheel in Cuba 
2.   Preventing a robbery while traveling   
3.   How to survive a terrorist attack 
4.   Seven ways your flight crew can improve security 
5.   Six travel security scenarios you should be prepared for  
6.   Family travel safety and security advice 

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If you are ready for a dose of 5-star luxury, Wynn Las Vegas is open and ready. From fine dining to expansive suites and better shopping than Rodeo Drive, it’s all under one roof. Read more about Wynn Las Vegas...

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If you hate having to rush across town to dinner when you’re traveling, with the help of our friends, we’ve curated a list of 143 restaurants in over 60 cities around-the-world each with memorable views, cuisine to match, and all are located on the top floors or rooftops of leading hotels. Read more about rooftop dining...

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Better Bahamas: The Cove at Atlantis Reopens

If you are looking for a warm-weather getaway, fine and fun dining, award-winning accommodations, lots of watersports options, fishing, golf, tennis, and fun for all ages, The Cove at Atlantis has long been popular. Without having to fly into the deep Caribbean, its Paradise Island location is just a walking bridge to the shops of Nassau – if you even want to leave. Read more about The Cover at Atlantis.

Amazing luxury residences in Los Cabos

Escape to a gated luxury community in Los Cabos with beautiful private residences and 5-star level service. These expansive homes span up to 12,000 sq. ft. and come with on-site home management, your personal chef, and full concierge services. They are perfect for family celebrations, including long-stays or short vacations. Read more about Los Cabos luxury... 

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The Fife Arms restores a Victorian-era coaching inn with modern touches and over 14,000 pieces of original art and artifacts. Perfect for outdoor activities from hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and shooting to golf and skiing, and a great venue for celebrations or even corporate retreats, you can make easy helicopter transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh. Read more about luxury in Scotland...

9. Jet Card Provider Directory and News Pages

Our sister site Private Jet Card Comparisons is the authority on private jet cards and memberships. For each of the more than 50 companies in our database, we also provide an updated news index. Just click on the link below for the company you want to track.

About DG Amazing Experiences

My name is Doug Gollan. I am a strong advocate of the private aviation industry.  You can read my frequent coverage of private jets and luxury travel at
I’ve chosen you to receive DG Amazing Experiences because I believe you share my passion for both business aviation and the best travel and luxury experiences in the world.
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