House Speaker John Boehner bringing tan, tears to Marco Island after buying luxury condo

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House Speaker John Boehner and his wife, Deborah, purchased a Marco Island condominium earlier this month, Collier County records show. The unit is located in the Tampico, a luxury condominium complex located at 930 Cape Marco Drive, pictured in the center of this photo.

Photo © Google Earth 2013 House Speaker John Boehner and his wife, Deborah, purchased a Marco Island condominium earlier this month, Collier County records show. The unit is located in the Tampico, a luxury condominium complex located at 930 Cape Marco Drive, pictured in the center of this photo.

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House Speaker John Boehner and his wife, Deborah, purchased a Marco Island condominium earlier this month, Collier County records show. The unit is located in the Tampico, a luxury condominium complex located at 930 Cape Marco Drive.

Photo © Google Earth 2011 House Speaker John Boehner and his wife, Deborah, purchased a Marco Island condominium earlier this month, Collier County records show. The unit is located in the Tampico, a luxury condominium complex located at 930 Cape Marco Drive.

Get ready to meet your new neighbor, Marco Island.

After years of visiting Southwest Florida, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner will have more opportunities to work on his tan after purchasing a home on Marco Island earlier this month.

“This area of Florida has been the Boehners’ family vacation spot for many years, and rather than continue to put money into vacation rentals year after year, they decided to buy a condo,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner.

Boehner and his wife, Deborah, purchased a unit at the Tampico, 930 Cape Marco Drive, on Feb. 11 for $835,000, according to the deed recorded Feb. 14 with the Collier Clerk of Courts. The couple has a 20-year mortgage for $650,000 that comes due March 1, 2034.

The Tampico is a 14-story beach front complex on the Gulf of Mexico. The community features three-bedroom, three-bathroom homes with a “full range of amenities well suited to luxurious Florida beach front lifestyles,” according to a local real estate website.

The community has units ranging from 2,060- to 2,700 square feet under air.

According to Zillow, a real estate appraisal and shopping website, the unit the Boehners purchased is 2,093 square feet and features a balcony and high ceilings.

Boehner is no stranger to Southwest Florida. He and his family have been visiting the area for years, and Boehner can often be spotted at popular spots around town.

“We certainly welcome everyone to Southwest Florida,” said Mike Lyster, chairman of the Collier County GOP.

Tops on Boehner’s list of favorite spots — Stan’s Idle Hour, a hopping seasonal entertainment spot in Goodland.

Boehner and owner Stan Gober were friends for about 10 years before Gober’s death in 2012. In a 2010 interview with the Marco Eagle, Gober said Boehner “loves coming down here.”

The pair met when Gober was doing one of his Sunday shows at the Goodland bar. Gober was doing jokes about President Bill Clinton and Boehner wanted to meet him afterward. In his 2010 interview, Gober said Boehner “has a great sense of humor.”

During a visit a few years ago, the Ohio Republican brought Gober a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol.

When Gober died, Boehner said that even though the two didn’t share the same politics they got along well.

“Stan was a good friend and a great guy,” he said in a statement at the time. “I’ll miss him.”

Steel, however, is quick to point out that the Boehners have no intention of making Southwest Florida their home base.

“Their home is in West Chester, Ohio, and will continue to be,” he said.

It also shouldn’t be taken as a sign Boehner is looking to take a smaller role in the House, Steel said. Boehner has said publicly he intends to be Speaker of the House in the next Congress, and the recent home purchase won’t change that.

Boehner isn’t the only big name in national politics buying property in Southwest Florida. Late last year, James Biden Sr., brother of Vice President Joe Biden, purchased a home on nearby Keewaydin Island.

The Biden family — including the vice president — spent a few days at the beginning of the year on the 5-acre property.

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nealatthewheel writes:

He'll fit right in.

LSPinNaples writes:

I wonder which special interest group is paying for it.

MasonDixon writes:

in response to LSPinNaples:

I wonder which special interest group is paying for it.

Paying for something is a foreign concept to Libs.

WeThePeople2016 writes:

in response to MasonDixon:

Paying for something is a foreign concept to Libs.

Paying Millions to influence the outcome of election in districts where they do not actually live IS a concept with which Right wing interests are VERY familiar with, and is supported by the less wealthy minions led by their right wing biased media.

i.e. Wst Va. Senate race

DinNaples writes:

in response to WeThePeople2016:

Paying Millions to influence the outcome of election in districts where they do not actually live IS a concept with which Right wing interests are VERY familiar with, and is supported by the less wealthy minions led by their right wing biased media.

i.e. Wst Va. Senate race

Happens all the time by both sides. IE, Gov. Walker's recall attempt. Millions of Liberal dollars and people flowed into that state.

LSPinNaples writes:

in response to MasonDixon:

Paying for something is a foreign concept to Libs.

Wake up. This one transcends all party lines. Get your head out of the sand.

bevhara#279724 writes:

There goes that neighborhood!

410 writes:

The guy deserves some real sunlight instead of the tanning salon. Let him be.

MasonDixon writes:

in response to LSPinNaples:

Wake up. This one transcends all party lines. Get your head out of the sand.

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

BonitaTango writes:

Geezizz!
I hope terrorists and Putin Henchmen don't become too aware of our calm tranquil paradise...

Judge_Judy writes:

Politicians make too much money. Needs to be term limits.

Sunnynwarm writes:

Not a bad buy for a "public servant."

zurich writes:

Do I hear the soft humming of Amazing Grace ?

donsense writes:

I like Boehner. I think he has had enough of the publicity loving, spot light grabbing Republicans who love to hear themselves talk. He wants to come to Marco and chill out with a fine Merlot.
Enjoy Johnny Tan, enjoy!

lionfishhunter writes:

in response to donsense:

I like Boehner. I think he has had enough of the publicity loving, spot light grabbing Republicans who love to hear themselves talk. He wants to come to Marco and chill out with a fine Merlot.
Enjoy Johnny Tan, enjoy!

I agree, I disagree with most of Rep. Boehner's political ideas, but I think he's a good guy. Welcome Rep. Boehner to southwest Fla..

titanbite writes:

Everything about the guy is canned, from his tears to his tan and now he has his own ,"can by the sea", in a Marco Island condominium.

How fitting.

gl1800 writes:

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sandman2446 (Inactive) writes:

in response to MasonDixon:

Paying for something is a foreign concept to Libs.

Yep. Libs prefer character and thinking for oneself, not rubber stamping special interests.

MasonDixon writes:

in response to gl1800:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Funny stuff.
My deleted comment had the same word as yours, only spelled a little differently.
Lesson learned.

Rainman11 writes:

Hmmm... the Repub spends 800k and is trying to do what to elections?

Har... the Democrat spends what, 5 million?

And our local yocal PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS say the Republican is trying to influence elections.

They make such intelligent observations, don't they... ROTFLMAO :)

RayNetherwood writes:

Great news, he's just around the corner. We can walk next door for a cold one and discuss WHY Republicans are circling the drain.

nealatthewheel writes:

in response to Rainman11:

Hmmm... the Repub spends 800k and is trying to do what to elections?

Har... the Democrat spends what, 5 million?

And our local yocal PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS say the Republican is trying to influence elections.

They make such intelligent observations, don't they... ROTFLMAO :)

GAWD!
I am so sick of reading your lame shizzz.

Cassandra writes:

I think it was Future2016, that paragon of political observers, who hinted darkly that Harry Reid had bought a $750,000 condo in DC but that he didn't have the money to do so.

Unlike Future I think Boehner bought it with his own money. He started out sweeping the floors in his father's bar. Good for him.

And I'm not even a Republican.

ljfroloff writes:

Now he and Biden can throw stones at each other from their back yards! weeeeeee!

dirtyharry writes:

in response to RayNetherwood:

Great news, he's just around the corner. We can walk next door for a cold one and discuss WHY Republicans are circling the drain.

I would have to say your post is the best of all. Yup one African American sent the republican party down the drain.

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