Luxury Getaways for President Obama
August 21, 2009 - Chilmark
Barack Obama is all set to take off on a one week long holiday with his family at the end of August.
The lucky destination chosen to host the Obamas for their getaway week is Blue Heron Farm, a 28-acre, $20-million property on Martha's Vineyard Island, off the coast of Massachusetts
Tom Wallace, of Wallace and Company Sotheby's International Realty, said the property, which is home to a five-bedroom main house, also features a Cape Cod guest house, a swimming pool and a half-court basketball court.
The Obamas will have their pick of activities on the property, ranging from kayaking on the West Tisbury Great Pond to a simple game of horseshoes.
Wallace declined to say how much the Obamas were spending on the rental, but Caroline Taylor, another Martha's Vineyard realtor, estimated that the property would go for $35,000 to $50,000 a week.
The Obamas will pay for at least a portion of the rental, but taxpayer funds will be used to pay for Secret Service and staff housing on the property.
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