Casa de Shenandoah is the ranch that singer Wayne Newton (“Mr. Las Vegas”) shared with his family for 45 years until financial problems led to a development company buying the property in the hopes of turning it into a Graceland-like museum. That deal has since fallen apart in various bitter lawsuits and allegations with the Newtons being booted out of their home.
The entire ranch is now listed for a mere $70 million with a lengthy slideshow being posted on Yahoo (even more pictures can be found here) as it features eight separate homes, a car museum, acres of stables and corrals, a zoo area, several pools and what interests us the most (since this is an aviation webzine…), a jet terminal complete with a jet!
In response to a comment we decided to add these two pictures for some clarification as the property is near the airport BUT it lacks an actual runway (the aircraft is visible in the closeup):
Over the top and rather tacky? Perhaps. But hey, what do you expect in Las Vegas? Moreover, it could be much worst (click here to see a slideshow of Liberace’s now rather rundown home that was recently bought by a British real estate developer…)
The jet terminal, and jet, appear to be useless based on Google’s satellite imagery of the property (6629 S Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120). The property has no runway, taxiways, or even large roads that would allow the jet to taxi to nearby McCarran airport. Perhaps 40 years ago this area of Vegas was less developed and Wayne had better access to the McCarran runways?
Well, I added two shots from Google Earth for clarification – my guess is that 40 acres would need to be very long and narrow to accommodate a jet runway! 🙂
I answered my own question. The jet is non-functional and Wayne had it disassembled and moved to his property after he was unable to afford repairs.
Randy L Black says
I actually worked on Mr. Newtons aircraft with Aerodynamics Inc. My name is Randy L Black aircraft mechanic. Worked many hours on this before we parked it awaiting money for repairs. firstname.lastname@example.org
Where does Wayne Newton live now?? Is he out of Vegas permanently??