Despite some grumbles, Martha's Vineyard residents embrace Obama family stay

(CBS News) The first family kicks off their summer vacation this week, with their fourth stay on Martha's Vineyard. The Obamas will be staying in a new-to-them home this summer, as the house they rented for previous summer trips, which is known as Blue Heron Farm, was purchased by a British lord who has decided not to rent it out. The Obama's new spot is less secluded and located on Snail Road, in close proximity to the main drag for tourists and islanders bound for the beach.

"This new home that they're renting this year creates a little bit of road closure, which will be a minor inconvenience," Nancy Gardella of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce told CBS News' Major Garrett.

In a sign posted at the town hall in nearby Chilmark, disgruntled residents are encouraged to contact the White House if they were "aggrieved" by the road closures.

"One of our favorite activities on the island this summer is to complain about summer visitors. Instead of complaining about people with New York plates, we can complain about the president now," Nelson Sigelman, the editor of The Martha's Vineyard Times, joked to Garrett.

But others on the island are taking the presidential visit, and the attention it brings, in stride, noting it can be a boon for the local economy.

Generally, visitors to the island can spend upwards of $40,000 per week on a beach house and nightly hotel stays can range from $300 to $750.

One of the Obama family's favorite restaurants is Sweet Life Cafe and cafe manager Alexander Janjic told Garret, "The economy of the island is a tourist economy. Locals are complaining. Sometimes they don't like congested roads but tourists congest the roads and we need them. We like people coming and visiting."