-- The commander-in-chief will be beach bummin’ it in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass, this summer, and the home he is reportedly renting out looks amazing.
The first family will travel to the island from Aug. 9 to Aug. 24, making the 15-day getaway the longest summer vacation of Obama’s presidency. While the location of their vacation home was supposed to be under wraps, neighbors confirmed to the local newspaper that the Obamas will be staying at a luxurious home owned by Joanne Hubschman, whose late husband, Henry, was a former executive at General Electric.
The 17-room house, worth an estimated $12 million, sits on a 10-acre lot and features an infinity pool, a dual tennis-basketball court, an indoor gym and views of the Vineyard Sound, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times.
When contacted by ABC News, a representative for real estate agent Paul Wallace, who the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported has handled previous Vineyard arrangements for the first family, would not confirm that the president was staying at the house, but did indicate a “special visitor” would be coming to the area.
Hubschman, the homeowner, has donated to Democrats in the past, including the presidential campaigns of former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley and former Vice President Al Gore, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The president and first lady have vacationed on the island every summer but one since he took office. (They opted out in 2012, when the campaign kept the couple busy).
In the past, the first family has stayed at the luxurious Blue Heron Farm, which reportedly ran $50,000 per week.
Obama generally keeps a low profile during his vacays, venturing out occasionally for bike rides with daughters Malia and Sasha…
…and lots and lots of golf.
No rest for the leader of the free world: The president takes care of his own grocery shopping and even picks up his own takeout:
Of course, the pressing business of running a nation occasionally intrudes on his summer break. Obama gave a news conference last year on Egypt from the backyard of his rental home.