#1 Inside the Obamas' $12million summer vacation spot: Seven bedrooms, a tennis court, an infinity pool and a manicurist on call by Cincinnatus 07.07.2015 01:05


"As the weather heats up in Washington, DC, the Obamas as planning their summer vacation.

The Boston Herald reports that President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia will be staying on Martha's Vineyard from August 8-23.

The Obamas have spent almost every single summer on the tony island off the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod except for 2012 - when the president was running for re-election.

Continuing yet another tradition of their annual retreat, the Obamas are also expected to stay at the same $12million 'cottage' in Chilmark they rented last year.

The 8,100-square-foot home features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a basketball/tennis court, hot tub, infinity pool and views of the Elizabeth Islands.

The home is owned by wealthy widow Joanna Hubschman, whose husband Henry died of cancer in 2011.

Four years before his death, Mr Hubschman, a General Electric executive, contributed $6,900 - the maximum donation then allowed - to Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid for president, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

However, it was Barack Obama who took the party's ticket and went on to win the White House.

Two weeks before the general election, Mr Hubschman contributed $2,300 to Obama's campaign.

This year's vacation is likely to be a bit more relaxing for Mr Obama, who faced a wave of criticism for his golf playing last year in the midst of a crisis with ISIS.

In the middle of Mr Obama's vacation last year, the terrorist group released the first of several videos showing the decapitation of a Western citizen.

While Mr Obama was forced to return to Washington at least once during the trip, he did return to the island where he was pictured laughing with friends on the golf course as the nation mourned for fallen photojournalist James Foley.

A round of golf on the island ranges in $170 at the Farm Neck course to just $35 dollars at MIni Meadows.

In addition to golf, the Obamas usually spend their vacations out and about on the island, going for bike rides in Manuel F Correllus State Forest and spending days at the beach.

But it appears the Obama girls like a bit of pampering as well.

The Herald reports that the Obamas have a manicurist booked to visit them three times a week during their vacation.

The Obamas have also been known to haunt local eateries like State Road in West Tisbury, The Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs and Beach Plum Inn in Menemsha.

They also spend time with longtime Obama aid Valerie Jarrett and her family."


A whole bunch of really swell pics at the link of the property and the Obamas.

#2 RE: Inside the Obamas' $12million summer vacation spot: Seven bedrooms, a tennis court, an infinity pool and a manicurist on call by algernonpj 07.07.2015 17:18


I wonder what is the carbon footprint of this vacation...what with air force 1, all the security......

or does Zero rate an indulgence from Francis?

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