As of publish time, the Obamas are spending the holidays at a $9 million wood-frame home fronting Kailua Beach near the President Elect’s former stomping grounds in Honolulu.
A wise choice considering it’s 2 degrees (feels like -13) in Chicago.
With so much curiosity surrounding the First Family, you better believe Obama tourism will follow. Want proof? Just try to book any Washington, D.C. vacation home for Inauguration Day.
For vacation purposes, this Kailua beach rental is where I would pick for down time. First, the light. Can you get over the brilliant greens and blues, the majestic palm trees and the shimmery pool and Pacific Ocean beaming in the background? This is paradise minus the crowds of Waikiki beach. For the most powerful leader in the free world, it’s a no-brainer.
A tennis court invites visitors to practice their serve–there’s even a separate tennis house on the grounds. (Note, the tennis house cannot be reserved individually, but the beach house can.)
Yes you can. And for only $20,000 a month.
Time to start pressing for another stimulus package.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.