Time is precious—particularly when it comes to squeezing in family time or taking that extra hour at the beach. No one enjoys waiting around in airports or being stuck in traffic gridlock. The best way to avoid inevitable travel delays? Take things to the sky. From private hangars to convenient helipads, these homes make it easy to get from point A to point B.
A Refined Hideaway in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Enjoy country living with all the modern amenities at this charming New England hideaway. Located in “America’s Hometown”, this Nantucket-style home rests on 235 feet of frontage on Great Herring Pond and features an exclusive dock for boating, swimming, and landing seaplanes. With no requirement for an FAA written exam, pilots who have already obtained a private or commercial pilot certificate can obtain an easy seaplane “add-on” with just six to 10 hours of flight time. Cruise into the waters from your own convenient dock or enjoy stress-free takeoff to neighboring Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Boston.
Private Island Seclusion in Exuma, Bahamas
It’s no secret that some of the most beautiful waters and beaches in the world are found in The Exumas. Blue Island in the exquisite Exuma Cays offers a rare opportunity to own the only island in the Caribbean with its own private landing strip. Boasting 700 acres, this island gem is prime for development, and coming and going is a breeze with a 5,700-foot asphalt airstrip and customs and immigration on-site.
Peninsula Living in Sheldon, South Carolina
Deep in the beautiful heartland of South Carolina lies a unique low country home. Set on a sprawling 325-acre peninsula and predating the American Civil War, this property features all the atmospheric ingredients for a Southern romance: regal iron gates opening to a tunnel of oak trees and a deepwater tidal creek covered by mossy canopies. Suitable for an active lifestyle, this home offers days spent smashing backhands on the tennis court, floating in the swimming pool, or horseback riding through pastures of lush green farmland. With two hangars and perpendicular grass airstrips, your Southern sanctuary is never far from reach.
Tudor-Inspired Refinement in Fayetteville, Georgia
Further west, this grand Georgia home offers peak Southern comfort. Epitomizing timeless country elegance, a traditional Tudor-inspired façade is surrounded by 30 generous acres including three lakes, two tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Just a short three miles from historic downtown Fayettevilleand 22 miles south of Atlanta, fly out at a moment’s notice thanks to the property’s on-site helipad.
Fly Off Into the Sunset in Carefree, Arizona
Combine the convenience of an airpark with Arizona’s sunny climate, and you’ve got ideal conditions for any aviation enthusiast. The aptly-named town of Carefree is home to this modern mansion perfectly situated in the fly-in community of Skyranch. A 90-foot-wide hangar is the largest in the neighborhood, with a large taxi area boarded by approach and runway lights and plenty of space for toys of all varieties: aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic. The great room boasts an ideal mountain lookout, providing a perfect place to relax after a round of golf on the nearby course.
A Helipad Perch in Whitsundays, Queensland
Amaze your guests as they arrive with a 15-minute chopper ride from the nearest airports over the azure waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The aptly named Heaven’s Gate, resting on the Whitsunday Islands, features a private beach, dedicated helipad, and deepwater access for visiting yachts. Straddling 75 acres with 1,230 feet of sandy ocean frontage, this property gives you the chance to enjoy the perks of a tropical playground, both on land and under the sea. Begin your day with breakfast on Whitehaven Beach, and plan your afternoon around exploring the depths of the reef at your doorstep.
One trend on the rise in our increasingly-connected world: lengthy wait times. Thankfully more and more architects are designing with this in mind, making it easier than ever to be whisked away to your own personal paradise.