How's that for moving up in the world?
Maybe vacation rentals should be taxed to pay for healthcare?
Obamas rent Republican's $20 million house on Martha's Vineyard
Barack Obama and his family will spend their August holiday on a $20 million (£12.5 million), 28-acre farm, complete with an apple orchard, private beach and even a basketball court to satisfy the president's sporting needs.
By Alex Spillius in Washington
Published: 10:04PM BST 28 Jul 2009
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Obama Family Vacation Rental The Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark.
Inside Blue Heron Farm, The White House have confirmed that the president had settled on the Massachusetts island for his holiday.
According to local reports, similar rental properties on the exclusive Martha's Vineyard island cost between $35,000 (£21,875) and $50,000 ($31,250) a week.
Contracts for the Blue Heron Farm show three leases for Mr Obama, the Secret Service and White House staff, with the president expected to cover his family's bill. Consisting of four buildings, the complex in Chilmark, a quieter part of the island, should have room for all.
The property is owned by William Van Devender, a Mississippi timber merchant who is a major donor to the Republican Party.
The White House had earlier confirmed that the president had settled on the Massachusetts island for his first holiday in office, but had attempted to keep the precise location secret.
Earlier speculation had put the family in the town of Oak Bluffs, which is home to a prominent African-American community that includes Henry Louis Gates Jr and Spike Lee.
The impending arrival of Mr Obama, his wife Michelle, their two daughters and pet dog Bo for a one-week stay is causing considerable excitement even in a place accustomed to celebrity tourists.
As the Obamas prepared for a bit of time out of the Washington spotlight, the White House released what it said was definitive proof that the 44th US president is an American citizen.
State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they had once again checked and confirmed that Mr Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born US citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president.
A vocal group of conspiracy theorists known as "birthers" had claimed that the United States' first African-American president was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and was thus ineligible for office.