President Obama begins an eight-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., on Saturday, hoping to recharge his battery before tough fights over the budget and debt ceiling this fall.
It’s Obama’s first extended vacation since he visited Hawaii in December, and comes after a press conference scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Obama and his family will stay at the $7.6 million estate of donor and Chicago private equity executive David Schulte.
The 5,000-square-foot home features four bedrooms and an infinity pool, as well as a half basketball court, tennis court and gym spread across nine-and-a-half acres, according to Bloomberg. The property features floor-to-ceiling windows, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a geological oddity: a giant boulder deposited by an ancient receding glacier.
As is customary, the Obamas will personally pay for the rent of the oceanfront estate, while the federal government will pick up the majority of associated costs for travel, security and staff. The president and his family will be on the hook for the cost of food and equivalent commercial airfare to the exclusive Massachusetts enclave.
Read More at The Hill . By Justin Sink.
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