INSIDE TRAVOLTA’s TRAGIC PARADISE
The ENQUIRER goes inside JOHN TRAVOLTA’s nightmare house of death.
A devastated John Travolta has never returned to the vacation home where his son Jett died – and The ENQUIRER has obtained the first-ever photos which you can see in our print edition inside the now-tragic getaway.
Five years after 16-year-old Jett suffered a seizure at the family villa on Grand Bahama Island, The ENQUIRER has learned the holiday home is now rented out to vacationers.
The stunning lemon yellow-washed villa consists of four condo units that sit on an idyllic beach on the far western tip of the island in the Old Bahama Bay resort.
The public can book any of the four suites owned by the star for $680 to $750 a night.
The ENQUIRER identified the luxury suite where Jett died as number 1021. It has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room with a terrace overlooking the ocean.
Jett was most likely staying in the main bedroom, which has an en suite bathroom. Two male nannies looking after him were staying in the second bedroom, which has two beds.
An Old Bahama Bay staffer, who declined to be named, confirmed neither Travolta nor his actress wife Kelly Preston has been back to the resort.
“It’s sad because he used to come so often,” the staff member said.
“He would come like every year, when it was not too busy. He would stay for about a week with the whole family. He still owns it (the villa) and he now rents it out all the time. Everyone would love for him to come back, but maybe he can’t bear it.”
Travolta arrived in Grand Bahama on Dec. 29, 2008, with Kelly, their daughter Ella Bleu and Jett to celebrate the New Year.
The star had also arranged for his employees and friends – 49 adults and their children – to vacation at the resort from Jan. 2 through Jan. 4. But tragedy struck on the morning of Jan. 2 when Jett was found lifeless on the bathroom floor after hitting his head on the bathtub.
His death was shrouded in controversy as Travolta subsequently accused an ambulance driver and a Bahamian politician of a $25 million extortion plot.
Travolta famously testified at the extortion trial, which took place in Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas. That’s believed to be the last time he visited the island chain. He did not set foot on Grand Bahama.
The extortion case ended in a mistrial, and Travolta chose not to pursue a retrial due to the “heavy emotional toll” on his family.
Local residents hope time will heal Travolta’s broken heart and that he will return to their island paradise.
“We Bahamians were saddened by what happened,” Genie Russell, 60, who lives on Grand Bahama, told The ENQUIRER. “He (Travolta) used to come lots and fly his own plane here.
“He was a very nice person. He mingled with the natives. He wouldn’t just stay in Old Bahama Bay. Sometimes he would come up to Port Lucaya and talk to the people and get to know the taxi drivers and bus drivers. We hope he comes back. We will welcome John with open arms.”
Another source told The ENQUIRER that many vacationers don’t even realize they’ve rented the room where Jett died. “The number of that suite is not well publicized,” said the source.
“Many people who stay there probably have no idea of the tragedy that occurred there. It’s not something anyone wants to draw attention to because it was such a dark day.”