Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacation home is an Atlantic sanctuary – listed for $17.5 million

The family's former summer estate epitomizes Massachusetts luxury – complete with a heated infinity pool and ocean views

Obama Martha's Vineyard home
(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Barack and Michelle Obama's former Martha's Vineyard vacation home is on the market for $17.5 million – and it's one of the most exclusive properties on the island. 

Nestled in a private and serene corner of the neighborhood, located 7 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, the 'magnificent property' boasts inspiring coastal decor ideas, a heated infinity pool, and views of Chilmark Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The former president and his family famously spend their annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard and have resided in several notable properties over the years. In late 2020, they purchased a $11.75 million waterfront house situated on nearly 30 acres on the island. 

However, while the family may now have a home of their own, this beautiful glass structure was a former-favorite summer base. Here, we take a tour. 

Obama Martha's Vineyard home

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Tall ceilings, oak flooring, and abundant floor-to-ceiling windows greet guests upon entering the home, setting the tone for the rest of the property. 

This open-plan entryway flows into the traditional living room, complete with a fireplace and cream-hued furnishings that create a coastal aesthetic when paired with the blue-painted back wall.

Obama Martha's Vineyard home

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Made for entertaining, the living space sits adjacent to the open dining room, which is the perfect spot for a more formal party. The area leads out to the elegant terrace that exhibits the same ocean views as the rest of the living and entertaining spaces. 

Obama Martha's Vineyard home

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Beyond the main living and dining area, the modern kitchen is similarly an entertainer's dream – complete with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and an array of high-end appliances. A large kitchen island also offers ample room for food prep or a pre-beach breakfast on the go.

Obama Martha's Vineyard home

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The home has six bedrooms, including a primary suite, described as a 'retreat in itself' by listing agent Jen O'Hanlon from Compass

The space features access to a private study, two luxurious baths, and a private deck. Other bedrooms are located on the other side of the home, while the two-bedroom cottage offers guests a private spot away from the main property.

Obama Martha's Vineyard home

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

Outside, the heated infinity pool is described as the 'centerpiece of the home', surrounded by fruit trees and overlooking the ocean. 

Other outdoor features include an expansive kitchen garden, fruit trees, and a half-basketball court. The home also comes with private south shore beach rights.

Obama Martha's Vineyard home

(Image credit: Courtesy of Compass)

The island as a whole has been popular with vacationing celebrities and politicians for many decades – Presidents Clinton and Kennedy both spent the holidays here with their families, meaning this listing is among one of the rarest and sought-after in Massachusetts. We don't imagine it will stay on the market for long. 


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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.