President back home in Hawaii at Obama Winter White House


The Commander in Chief can bask in the glow of big legislative wins as he spends the holidays in Hawaii, and a new poll shows 56% of the country approves of the job the President has done this month working with the lame-duck Congress.

President Barack Obama and his family once again have selected Paradise Point Estates in Kailua, Hawaii, to serve as the Obama Winter White House during the upcoming holidays. For the third year consecutively, the President, First Lady, daughters Malia and Sasha, and First Dog Bo will vacation in the elegant Plantation Estate, the centerpiece of Paradise Point Estates.

There is a rich island tradition of royalty spending time on Kailua Beach, so it is fitting that President Obama and his family choose to make Paradise Point Estates America’s Winter White House. Once settled, the Obamas enjoy the estate’s luxurious beachfront accommodations and evening barbeques on the lanai.

The Obama Winter White House overlooks spectacular views of Kailua Bay and the Mokulua Islands. The Plantation Estate, available for rental, is fully appointed with exquisite amenities and custom finishes and furnishings from around the world. The center courtyard of the Plantation Estate features a secluded lagoon-style pool pavilion including tropical waterfalls and a lavish island spa. The ocean lanai and garden lanai showcase ornate landscaping and stunning views. Expansive living quarters command attention amid the artisan touch of etched windows, stained glass, natural stone tiling, and African mahogany carvings. The home is built for well-appointed comfort and elegance just steps from the silky white sands of Kailua Beach, recognized as the number one presidential vacation destination and one of the best beaches in the world.

Born in Honolulu in 1961, Barack Obama is Hawaii’s most famous local. The future President attended Punahou Academy, only 20 minutes from Kailua town. Young Barack and his grandfather often would make the short trip to Kailua Beach to swim in the cool shadow of Mount Olomana. So it is no wonder that in December 2008, then President-elect Barack Obama and his family first selected Paradise Point Estates at Kailua Bay as their holiday vacation home.

Only 41% disapproved of how Obama worked with Congress, according to the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll published Wednesday.

The President’s victories include signing a bill that repeals the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy, a two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for all Americans that also extends benefits for the unemployed and a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.