Michelle Obama is believed to be planning an extended summer vacation with her daughters.
The First Family are reportedly returning to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in what would be their fourth stay on the island, previously vacationing there in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Mrs. Obama, Malia, and Sasha will be reportedly be joined for some weekends and for two weeks at the end of August by President Barack Obama.
During the 2012 presidential election, the Obamas’ did not take their usual trip to the vineyard in order to set a tone of relative austerity.
According to a report in the Boston Globe, the family is considering renting a summer home in the Farm Neck area of the Vineyard.
The president is a keen golfer and has enjoyed sessions at the Farm Neck Golf Club in the past.
For their previous vacations the Obamas’ rented out the Blue Heron Farm in West Tisbury, on Tisbury Great Pond.
The luxury estate is set in 28-acres and includes two residential properties, a boathouse, tennis and basketball courts, a 150-year-old barn, various gardens, and an apple orchard.
It’s likely the family would have returned to Blue Heron Farm this year. But it was sold to the British architect Norman Foster for $21.9 million in December 2011 and is no longer being rented out.
As yet, there has been no official White House comment on the First Family’s holiday plans. In of itself that’s not terribly unusual while details and security arrangements are made.
Situated to the south of Cape Cod, the Kennedy family also has a holiday home on the vineyard in Hyannis Port.
Something of a bolt-hole for the urbane and those wishing to escape the more frenetic partying that goes on in the Hamptons, other homeowners in the area included CBS television host David Letterman, film director Spike Lee, cult folk singer James Taylor and ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.