Obamas to vacation on Martha's Vineyard

Courtesy Martha's Vineyard Times

President Obama and the first family will vacation on Martha's Vineyard next month.

The White House said the family will spend Aug. 9 to 24 on the island.

The Obamas are expected to stay in Chilmark in a house that overlooks the North Shore and Vineyard Sound.

The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home on 10 acres is worth more than $12 million. It features a basketball court and a pool.

The Obamas have vacationed on the island every year since 2008, except when the president was on the campaign trail in 2012.