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Obama set to begin vacation at $7.6M estate after meeting press

Justin SinkThe Hill
August 9, 2013

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.

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