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Obama will need a new Martha’s Vineyard rental

That’s because Blue Heron Farm, where he and his family have vacationed for three years, has been sold.

And the new owner, a Britain-based mogul, has indicated he will not rent out the $21.9 million acquisition, according to the Vineyard Gazette.

It reported that Blue Heron has a main house and smaller home, plus “a boathouse, a 150-year-old barn that was brought in from Pennsylvania and reassembled, a riding ring, tennis and basketball courts, multiple gardens and an apple orchard.” The elegant white farmhouse with wrap-around porch where the Obamas stayed “was inspired by the home in the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams,” the Gazette says.

The new owner is architect Norman Foster, the UK’s Daily Mail says, and he’ll enjoy prime beach access and the guest house.

The Gazette says former president Bill Clinton was a dinner guest at the estate, invited by previous owners.

Blue Heron, which I have seen from the driveway and from the beach, is a secluded gem fit for a head of state. So the question is: Will Obama find another place on the Vineyard (following the vacation tradition of the Clintons), or expand his summer vacation horizons?

It isn’t easy. Any presidential vacation home has to be vetted by security as well as being gated and blocked from prying eyes of the public and press.

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