Obama may be returning to Chilmark

U.S. President Barack Obama rides alongside his daughter Malia during their family vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts in this August 23, 2011 file photo. Both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are likely to spend little of the summer in their vacation homes as the two campaigns strategize to shape their candidate's image. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
President Obama rode alongside his daughter Malia during their family vacation on Martha's Vineyard in 2011.

It appears that President Obama may once more be staying in Chilmark during the first family’s annual summer sojourn on Martha’s Vineyard. The vacation, which will last two weeks starting Aug. 9, was confirmed by the White House late Wednesday. So where will POTUS be putting his feet up? The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports that the Obamas are renting a spectacular and secluded home on Gosnold’s Way off Prospect Hill Road. The residence overlooking Vineyard Sound is owned by Joanne Hubschman, who would neither confirm nor deny for us that the president will be staying at her place. “I really have no comment on it. That’s an unsubstantiated article,” she said, reached by phone Thursday. “I don’t know where [the reporter] is getting his information. I can’t really tell you anything.” According to the MV Times, several neighbors told the newspaper that Hubschman had confided that the commander in chief will, in fact, be moving in temporarily. Last summer, the Obamas stayed at a 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house in Chilmark owned by the president’s friend and financial supporter David Schulte. And three summers before that, the Obamas rented the Chilmark estate known as Blue Heron Farm. The 30-acre spread was later purchased by British architect Norman Foster and his wife, Elena Ochoa Foster.


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