NAPLES, Fla. -- If Vice President Biden decides to run for president, he now has a new family foothold in one of the country’s most important battlegrounds.

The lead story in Tuesday’s Naples Daily News reports that Biden’s brother James B. Biden Sr. and sister-in-law Sarah Jones Biden have purchased a five-acre, oceanfront estate on an exclusive barrier island near this Republican stronghold in southwest Florida. His other brother Frank lives in Palm Beach.

The 3,500-square-foot manse, which was listed for $2.79 million, is located on the largely undeveloped Keewaydin Island, accessible by boat only, according to the newspaper. The island is a popular destination for local tourists, who charter boats and scour the beaches in search of shells and wildlife.