Next month the nation’s first family will embark on their annual voyage to Martha’s Vineyard from August 10-18, where they will stay in a $7.6 million home in the posh town of Chilmark, as reported by The Washington Examiner.
The 5,000-square-foot house, which was renovated by Rick Sundberg/Olson Kundig Architects, sits on nine and a half acres and overlooks the Chilmark Pond and the Atlantic Ocean on the southern end of the Massachusetts Island.
This is actually a downgrade from the home that the family has stayed at in the past, the $21 million Blue Heron Farm estate, which had been sold to new owners in 2011.
Although the Obama family will be staying in a less extravagant home than in previous years, the president will be bringing with him a considerable amount of security. According to Peter Martell, the owner of the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs told the Vineyard Gazette that the Secret Service has booked 70 rooms and another five have been reserved for the Transportation Security Agency. According to the Examiner, rates at the hotel run from $225-$345 per night.
The Island has also made preparations to improve its electrical and communications systems in advance of the president’s visit, adding additional cell phone towers around the property.
This trip is the fourth that the president has taken to the Island since becoming president in 2009.