Obama’s To Vacation At $7.6m Private Home In Martha’s Vineyard, Over 75 Rooms Booked For Staff

July 29, 2013 1:31 pmViews: 5213

The Obamas vacation on Martha's Vineyard


If there's one thing the Obama's like to do, it's spend mine and your tax money on vacations. Not just any vacation mind you, we're talking about vacations reserved only for the super elite, that come at a super price tag.

Starting on August 10th, the Obama family will arrive on Martha's Vineyard and stay for 8 days. While presidents do have to pay for their own accommodations and personal meals, that is mostly a formality because the cost of making sure the president is secure and flying Air Force One and limos and secret service vehicles to Martha's Vineyard and of course all the weaponry used to protect POTUS in the event of something sinister, is in the multitude of millions of dollars. So maybe the President reimburses the US Treasury a few thousand dollars for the vacation accommodations, don't forget, his salary comes from your pocket too.

Read more below from The Washington Examiner on the latest extravagant Obama vacation:

The Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation.

Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a $7.6 million resort home on southern edge of the island in the town of Chilmark where homes feature water access to Chilmark Pond, tennis courts and swimming pools.

Staying at the home of Chicago corporate finance manager David Schulte is a break from past Obama vacations because the $21 million home they've rented, Blue Heron Farm, isn't available. Schulte's summer home sits on nine and a half acres, has ocean views and a basketball court.

It was renovated 10 years ago by Rick Sundberg/Olson Kundig Architects, which is bragging about the Obama visit on the company's website.

While the president typically keeps to himself and carries with him only a handful of staffers to Martha's Vineyard, security will be tight. As in the past, the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs will house security and communications officials. The owner told the Vineyard Gazette that the Secret Service has booked 70 rooms and another five have been reserved for the Transportation Security Agency. Rates at the hotel run from $225-$345.

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