President Obama has kept a low profile during the first two days of his vacation, venturing out only for golf, and even that has been low key.

The president, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia arrived on the Vineyard via helicopter from Cape Cod early Saturday afternoon to begin a two-week vacation, their fifth Vineyard vacation since Mr. Obama was elected president. The Obamas are staying at a rented house in Chilmark this year overlooking the north shore in a secluded area near Prospect Hill.

Onlookers gathered at Farm Neck on Sunday hoping for a chance presidential encounter. — Jonathan Wiggs for The Boston Globe

The arrival was relatively quiet and the Obamas spent a quiet weekend, mostly at home, with the exception of the president. Mr. Obama hit the links at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday and again on Sunday afternoon, staying on the course until past 6 p.m. His golfing partners on Saturday were Ahmad Rashad, a sportscaster and former football player, Ray Allen, a former basketball player with the Boston Celtics and Vineyard visitor, and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to Mr. Obama. On Sunday the president was joined by Mr. Rashad, Mr. Walker and Robert Wolf, a former UBS executive.

On Saturday the traveling press was allowed out on the course but on Sunday the only sign that the president was out was the familiar motorcade zipping between Chilmark and Oak Bluffs via the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.

The weather both days was picture-perfect summer with warm sunshine and a light sea breeze.

Although no public events are scheduled, the president plans to mix pleasure with business and fundraising during this visit. Tonight he is scheduled to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser at a private home in Vineyard Haven. Next Sunday, August 17, the president will return to Washington for two days of meetings, returning to the Island on August 19.

The Obamas are scheduled to depart the Vineyard on August 24.