President Obama and his family are scheduled to arrive by helicopter at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on Saturday for the start of a two-week vacation. The public will not be allowed to welcome the Obamas on their arrival, which will be private.
President Obama will mix vacation with work and fundraising, according to a White House staff member. On Monday, August 11, the President will attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event hosted by Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown and his wife, Linda Mason, in Tisbury, Politico reported.
On Sunday, August 17, the President will return to Washington, D.C., to attend meetings at the White House. He will return to the Vineyard on Tuesday, August 19. On Sunday, August 24, the President will depart Martha’s Vineyard and return to Washington, D.C.
The Obamas will stay in Chilmark, the town that is clearly their favored vacation spot on Martha’s Vineyard. The family will stay in a secluded house at 72 Gosnold’s Way off Prospect Hill Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound. The seven-bedroom, nine-bath, 8,100-square-foot house sits on a 10-acre lot and features 17 rooms in total, expansive water views of Vineyard Sound, an infinity pool and hot tub, and a dual tennis-basketball court.
Mr. Obama and his family have vacationed on the Island every year since his 2008 election, with the exception of 2012, when he was campaigning for re-election.
Past presidential vacation activities have included golf, more golf, bike trips with the family, hikes, and dinners with friends.