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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Exclusive fly-in community Jumbolair, home to John Travolta, on the market for $10.5 million

The exclusive Ocala fly-in community that is home to mega-star John Travolta is for sale.

Jumbolair Aviation Estates, located north of Ocala near Anthony, is on the market for $10.5 million. That price includes one of the country’s longest private lighted runways, which is 7,550 feet long and capable of accommodating aircraft as large as a Boeing 737.

Jumbolair Aviation Estates, located north of Ocala near Anthony, is on the market for $10.5 million. The fly-in community is famous for being home to actor John Travolta.

Travolta typically flies his Boeing 707 airliner carrying the colors of Qantas Airways from the airport and has a place to park the large airline right outside his home.

The Jumbolair property also includes:

  • 550-plus acres;
  • An 88,730-square-foot manufacturing facility;
  • A 7,686-square-foot mansion with a pool once owned by Muriel Vanderbilt;
  • An 8,735-square-foot banquet hall/conference room with seating for 400 guests;
  • A 1,456-square-foot fitness center;
  • A 1,000-square-foot poll house/bar;
  • 16- and six-stall horse barns;
  • A 3,640-by-100 foot lighted turf runway;
  • Five Quonset hut hangers;
  • A pilot’s lounge/staff quarters;
  • 12-plus rental units; and
  • 17 developed estate lots with runway access.

Jumbolair Aviation Estates comes with a runway that is 7,550 feet long and capable of accommodating aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, 550 acres, an 88,730-square-foot manufacturing facility, a 7,686-square-foot mansion with a pool once owned by Muriel Vanderbilt and an 8,735-square-foot banquet hall/conference room with seating for 400 guests, among other amenities.

The property is listed by Bartow McDonald with Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors. He can be reached at 1201 NE 77th St. in Ocala or by telephone at (352) 274-8000.

Travolta, known for his roles in movies “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease,” “Gotti” and “Pulp Fiction” and as the lovable Vinnie Barbarino in television’s “Welcome Back, Kotter,” is easily the most famous of Jumbolair’s residents.

He acted as an official goodwill ambassador for the Qantas Airways wherever he flew his 707, which is named “Jett Clipper Ella” in honor of his children. “Clipper” is dedicated to Pan Am World Airways, which used the term in the names of their aircraft.

Actor John Travolta, best known for his roles in movies ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Gotti’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ and as the lovable Vinnie Barbarino in television’s ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ keeps his Qantas Airways Boeing 707 named “Jett Clipper Ella” at his Jumbolair home.