Skip to comments.The new Winter White House
Posted on 12/25/2011 11:30:22 AM PST by ColdOne
HONOLULU -- The Obamas are spending their Christmas vacation in a posh beachfront home overlooking Kailua Bay, though it's not the same one where they've spent their last three holiday visits since the 2008 election.
With the owner of the Kailuana Place home they'd rented in the past choosing to host his own family there this year, the Obamas are renting another home on the same street on the windward side of Oahu.
Local realtor David Dunham is managing the rental, which is a 6,000 square-foot home with interiors designed by Jay Gorsia in deep koa wood with Asian accents.
Dunham wouldn't say how much the first family is paying to rent the house. "Whatever it costs him, it's worth it," he said. "The guy deserves it, he deserves a couple days with his kids."
Dunham did, though, say the house being put up for sale once the Obamas re
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Too bad Zero didn’t decide to try body surfing the Pipeline on the North Shore...especially if it really went off and was rolling though some 25 footers. That coral bottom might have helped us shape our next election...
I feel so warm and fuzzy in my cardboard box under the overpass...knowing how well Dear Leader and family are living.
“Realtor David Dunham”, a relative on Mom’s side?
hahahahahaha. What about a shark for backup jess?
All the trouble and disaster Obama has caused the USA and some people still can’t say anything bad about the man....(I guess it hardly needs to be said what would people be saying if W had taken so many expensive vacations or Laura Bush had flown her friends to Spain on the taxpayers dime!)
Oh yeah! How great can it be? Does it have an outdoor shower? Everyone knows that it’s not a real luxury house in Hawaii unless it has an outdoor shower. That place I stayed at had one.....until the neighbors turned off the garden hose and the cops hauled me off the driveway.
What goes around, comes around.....and “every dog has his day”.
Justice will eventually prevail.
What can we expect Dunham to say? He is getting a nice piece of change for this rental/. He isn’t so stupid as to say Obama should have stayed home.
I expected to be impressed by 7.9 million, wasn’t.
What goes around, comes around.....and every dog has his day.
Justice will eventually prevail.
Any relation to his grandparents? Or just a curious coincidence?
He deserves a couple of days with his kids? Does this Agent know that the ‘kids’ live with him in the White House; and if they do not see their farther it is either because he is golfing; or they are ‘on vacation’ with their Mother.
Do the Obama’s still own the house Resco bought for them in Chicago?
“..Then explain bill clinton to me..”
Runaway ideology and a degree of horse sense.
The two are different in some subtle but important ways.
Clinton knew (finally) he had to quit being a mindless Marxist and he did. Obama does not know that yet.
I have faith in enough of the American people that they will finally put an end to his Stalinist regime — but at a high price to America.
It will require something other than an election. There just aren't enough sane American voters left
One of the most annoying thing that the conservative media keep promulgating is that this guy is so smaht--
He's a dummy. A lazy dummy. His minions write the laws, he plays golf, he sigs the laws, he goes on vacation.
Forget the Pipe, how about Wiamea shorebreak.
Could be worse, he could actually be trying to run the place...
I can’t find any info maybe just coincidence. Never really know with this bunch.
If ever a person didn’t deserve it; it’s Obama.
“..It will require something other than an election. There just aren’t enough sane American voters left..”
I agree. It is wait and pray time.
How interesting. The previous winter rental home is off limits: being reserved by the people who own it. The Martha’s Vinyard home is now off limits — been sold. This current rental will go up for sale as soon as the Obamas vacate after this vacation.
Could I infer from that they are not desireable tenants?
And the realtor’s name is Dunham. Obama’s mother’s maiden name was Dunham. Coincidence? How many Dunhams do you know that live/lived in Hawaii?
That's a good question. They never go there. The clothes she left hanging in their closets must be out-grown/out of style. You'd think she'd want to go home from time to time to clean out her closets. The kids would want to see their friends.
Dunham? None. But then again I no longer know anyone that lives in Hawaii.
Just a stark, stone clad, concrete slab with mis-matched furnishings. (something that you would find at a community garage sale parking lot.)
Might as well sink a basketball pole, hoop whatever.
Scared me at first but every time there was a tsunami warning the first thing my brother and nephew did was load up the boards.
It costs US TAXPAYERS some $5 Mil -- but hey, he's "earned" it...
Do they have covers over the furniture? Is someone looking after the place? Ayers?
I think that it has been at least 2 years since they’ve been back to Chicago, and I can’t remember when they ever went back to Chicago as a family. He’s stopped by a couple of times on campaign mode, and she’s been back once for “date night” for pizza. I’m not sure that they stayed in their house. Presidential Suite at a Chicago hotel?
I agree about the patio. Stark. You’d think they’d have plants in containers to soften it.
They may not even own the house. It would be something if Resco owned it. Or better yet, Ayers.
Any relation to Steve?
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Thank you for info.
It's just missing the African plains, the no-ocean thing, some huts and hovels, and a few wild animals or two..... BWAAAAAHAAAHHHAAAAHHHAAAAAA!