Obama's $10 million Hawaii vacation home

Posted by Tony Kawaguchi, RA on Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 2:14pm.

 How does the leader of the free world relax and get away from the mayhem of D.C.? 

Bush had Hawaii beachfront Homehis Texas ranch, Clinton preferred high style in Martha's Vineyard, but Obama prefers Hawaii.


For the past 2 years, the First Family has spent their Christmas holiday at this custom built 5000 square foot home on Kailua Beach in Hawaii. Originally listed for sale at over $11 million in 2006, the Kailua beach front home is now listed for $8.9 million, making it one of the more expensive homes for sale in Hawaii.


Located on the windward side of Oahu, the white sands of Kailua have been voted one of America's Top beaches.  And since it's just a few miles from the President's childhood home and the security of Kaneohe Marine Corps base, it's a natural choice for the World's most powerful man to return to Kailua.  


This picture taken from inside the swanky Hawaiian vacation home shows the beautiful view through the living room, which leads to the beach and warm tropical waters.  plant_pool_spa_north_400


The home isn't all that large compared to most multi million dollar homes around the country, with only 5 bedrooms and no game room or basement (there are very few basements in Hawaii,) though the home does feature this custom resort like lava rock pool and a small media room.


So why the mega high price?  Location! Kailua beach is one of the most expensive places you can buy Hawaii real estate.  Since many of the beaches on Oahu are actually rocky, the wide sandy beaches of Kailua with their gentle waves offer something almost idyllic for vacationers. 


In addition to the interior space, the home features almost 2000 square feet of open lanai (covered outdoor space,) under which to enjoy Hawaii's year round mild climate.  This picture shows one section of the outdoor  space, compelte with a hidden plasma TV that opens by remote. Oahu has an average summer high temperature below 90 degrees, and the winters are equally mild, with plant_ext_400day time lows around 70, so covered lanai space is just as usable as indoor living space. 


Since the house is available for rent at around $3000 a night, you don't have to be the President to stay there, but you do need pretty deep pockets.  Many other homes are available to rent on Kailua beach, with prices starting at about $1000 a night.


8 Responses to "Obama's $10 million Hawaii vacation home"

Tita wrote: Beautiful house.....I always wanted to see the inside. I was across the canal the night he arrived. All we could see were black suv's and guys in black in boats with machine guns!!! Now I know why he likes it soooo much. Protection and room.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 7:28pm.

Preservation and Lots of Aloha Create an Interesting Carnival wrote: [...]loves his home.  We can investigate why the President is so comfortable.
Aloha Tony shows us Obama’s $10 million Hawaii vacation home over at Hawaii real estate, saying, “President Obama’s $10 million Hawaii vacation[...]

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 9:54am.

Jimmy Reno wrote: It looks like a great property and I hope the listing realtor will get a sale out of it in the next couple of years. We rent a good amount of high end, ranch properties for celebs, and most of the time we do not get a sale. The rental income is nice, but very, very rarely do we go to escrow on one of these houses.

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 11:23pm.

Evelyn wrote: How did you manage to get these pictures?!? Did you sneak past the secret service? :) Thanks for sharing, Tony, we may never have seen it otherwise -- at least not until it's on the History Channel many years from now!

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 6:28pm.

tony wrote: actually I had a client who almost bought the house a year ago, so I had these from that purchase. At the time the house was listed for $10 million...

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 6:31pm.

Evelyn wrote: Ahhh... Works for us! :)

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 6:56pm.

Lew Day wrote: Tony...The price tag on the house appears to be a big deal.
I would more interested at the cost to the taxpayers for George W. Bush's vacations!
George W. Bush was by far the the most vacationed President in the history of our country, Dubya made 149 (487 Days) separate trips to Camp David, 77 trips to his Ranch in Crawford (490 Days) and 10 trips to Kennebunkport (? Days) for a total of over 1,000 Days in eight years an average of 18 weeks/year at a cost of Millions, & Millions & Millions of American taxpayer dollars. Not to mention the 1670 trips he took on Air Force One.

Posted on Sunday, March 7th, 2010 at 12:59am.

Howard wrote: Look forward to seeing Barack and Michelle squander more, and more of American's hard earned money on lavish parties and luxury vacations, while they continue to drain and diminish the money and standard of living for the American people. Even with 24/7 public relations spin, and biased main stream media misinformation, the public will see it getting worse, as Obama and the dumbocrats continue to turn America into a third world country

Posted on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 3:12pm.

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