President Barack Obama and his family have again selected Paradise Point Estates in Kailua, Hawaii to serve as the official Obama Winter White House during the 2009 holiday season. The President, First Lady, daughters Malia and Sasha, and First Dog Bo are enjoying the elegant Plantation Estate, the centerpiece of Paradise Point Estates.
“The Winter White House is a perfect balance of security and luxury,” says David Zimel, Owner of Paradise Point Estates. “In addition to the lava gated entry and water on two sides, the estate is highly functional as a luxurious family retreat and a presidential office.”
The Obama Winter White House overlooks spectacular views of Kailua Bay, the Mokulua Islands and the Ko’olau Mountain Range. The Plantation Estate, available for purchase or 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 was 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 attended Punahou Academy, only 20 minutes from Kailua. Young Barack and his grandfather would often 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 winter white house.