Obamas vacation in Hawaii for holidays

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">President-elect Barack Obama takes a group photo with Marines after his workout at the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base in Kailua, Hawaii, Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Lawrence Jackson&#41;</span></div>
December 22, 2008 8:55:56 AM PST
Like so many other families, the future first family is going home for the holidays.President-Elect Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters will spend Christmas in Hawaii at a multimillion dollar oceanfront home.

Obama grew up in Hawaii.

The first family rented homes with close friends at Kailua Beach, which has 2 and a half miles of pure white sand.

"It's a home fit for a King," said David Zimel, Paradise Point Estates. "This was a place where royalty actually gathered. So I think it's pretty fitting that we have our next president spend some time here and try to relax."

Each of the three rented homes has 5,000 square feet with waterfalls and a lagoon pool.

Zimel's company owns two of the homes and said the Obama were pleased.

"They smiles a lot," said Zimel.


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