President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard getaway, called Blue Heron Farm, is up for sale. The Obama family has vacationed there for the past three years. The 28.5 acre property is owned by Replublican businessman, William VanDevender.
The private retreat, also known as the “Summer White House” is listed by Wallace & Co. and Sotheby’s International Realty for $23.7 million. It includes two full-size homes, equestrian facilities and numerous recreational amenities such as a water view pool area, tennis court, par 3 golf, basketball and more. The property is set alongside the extensive waterfront on Tisbury Great Pond with access to a private beach on the Atlantic.
The main residence contains 12 total rooms spread over three finished floors of living space. The Barn on the property was relocated from Pennsylvania and completely rebuilt. It currently includes eight stalls for horses, the attached two-bedroom Mill House, game room, and office space. Adjacent to the Barn is a three bay garage building with a private two-bedroom apartment.
“In the past, people have said the property is ‘like an Island unto itself’ and I agree with that completely,” said Thomas C. Wallace, president, Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty and listing broker for Blue Heron Farm, in a news release. “On the Vineyard, Blue Heron Farm is one of only a handful of large private waterfront compounds,” Wallace said.