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August 21, 2014
Inside Obama's Vineyard vacation rental
CHILMARK -- To the infinity pool and beyond!
When President Barack Obama arrives for his fifth
summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard today, he may
just want to chill out for a bit at his swanky new
The Obamas will unwind at a nearly $12 million
property that features a seven-bedroom house along
Vineyard Sound. The home, on Gosnold's Way, is in a
more secluded spot than the South Road house the
first family rented last year, a location that
caused traffic headaches.
This summer's 8,100-square-foot rental home has
sweeping views of the Elizabeth Islands, a
combination basketball and tennis court and an
infinity pool, but is not located on a swimming
beach. The home belongs to Joanne Hubschman, according to public
Hubschman did not return a phone call from the Times
this week, but she told the Vineyard Gazette's Bill
Eville in a report earlier this summer that the
house was nicknamed Flying Dog Acres, after a series
of stories her late husband Henry Hubschman used to
tell his children.
The first family will be on Martha's Vineyard from
Aug. 9 to 24, according to the White House. There
are no public events scheduled, a White House
spokesman said, although during past Island
vacations the Obamas have ventured out to bicycle
and visit bookstores or restaurants.
And of course the first golfer will likely hit the
links several times during his vacation.
But President Obama's summer vacation will be
interrupted this year, according to White House
officials. He is scheduled to go to Washington,
D.C., on Aug. 17 to attend White House meetings, and
then return to Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 19 to
resume his vacation.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest told The
Associated Press that Obama would meet with staff in
Washington but declined to say who else would
participate or what the meetings were about.
Presidential vacation excitement is mounting on the
Island, according to Nancy Gardella, executive
director of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of
Commerce. “I think that nothing will top the first
year, but there is absolutely still a buzz,” she
Gardella said she doesn't hear many complaints about
the traffic delays and general hubbub a presidential
vacation brings to the Island. “My experience is
that the motorcade causes about as much disruption
as a couple of fire engines driving by,” she said.
Though the streets might be a little more congested
and temporary flight restrictions are in place by
the Federal Aviation Administration, Gardella said
the White House team goes out of their way to
minimize the effect on the Island.
Some Island businesses capitalize on the
presidential presence. Mad Martha's ice cream shop
will roll out an Obama-themed flavor in its three
locations, as it has in previous years, said owner
Patti Roberts. "Barack My World" features coffee ice
cream with caramel swirl and macadamia nuts.
By: Jason Kolnos
also by Eric Williams
August 09, 2014
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