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Gorgeous Captains Home, Walk to Beach and Town, Super Location, 11 Bedrooms, Ac

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Last updated: 09/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Edgartown house description

The Captain Morse House, at the corner of Morse and North Water streets, is one of Edgartown's finest homes. This exquisitely detailed home is perfect for your dream vineyard vacation.

The home features eleven bedrooms and seven baths on three floors, a formal living room and dining room, two family room/game rooms, and two new gourmet kitchens all tastefully decorated with period furnishings and artwork. The home has new central air-conditioning, heat and hot water systems and appliances.

Outside on the North Water side facing the water are two spacious porches with partial water views of Edgartown Harbor. There is a large dock at the end of Morse Street that you can walk out on. Our backyard is one of the most spacious and safe in town and features a bricked patio with seating for ten with a barbecue, croquet and an outdoor shower. There is off street parking for three to four cars. Current accommodations are for up to 23 people in 18 beds.

We are committed to doing whatever we can to make your stay in our family home on Martha's Vineyard a special one. We think that our house is the best in town and offers any visitor a truly unique and authentic island experience. Judging from our sellouts during our first two years on the market our guests agree.

You can see more detailed information on The Captain Morse House at our website.

Keywords: House, in town, Edgartown, vacation rental, wedding, reunion, meeting, corporate, retreat

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 10000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Manually operated

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Senior Adults Only Community:

            We can accommodate 2 couples on the first floor both with en-suite baths....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids are great and there is lots of places for them to roam in the house. Certain rooms are best suited for them than others. The back family room is a great kids hangout area....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Old house made of wood. Smoking not allowed at any time....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Assistance in and out of the house is required over the 8' threshold in the back patio area. Door jambs have been removed....moreless

          Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 23

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            King California size bed or two twins (long) with fireplace....moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 twin/ single

            Twin Bed with garden view....moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king

            King California size bed or two twins (extra long)...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 twin/ single

            Twin bed at the back of the 3rd floor with garden view...moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 1 twin/ single

            Twin bed between 7 and 9 on the 3rd floor - private...moreless

          • Bedroom 9: 1 twin/ single

            Twin bed between 8 and the bath on the 3rd floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 10: 2 twin/ single

            Two Twin beds in a large room at the front of the house....moreless

          • Bedroom 11: 1 queen

            1st floor back bedroom with ensuite bath near garden. Quiet...moreless

          • Loft + Den: 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

            Loft on 2nd floor at back of house with 2 bunks and 1 twin ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom off of the front porch, fireplace, elevator...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Next to Master just off the front porch, fireplace....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Large room with fireplace (also known as the Middle Room)...moreless

          • Front Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Off of the front living room - very comforable and ensuite....moreless

          • Bedroom 4 and 5 can be made up as either California Kings or long twins. The front family room has a really good convertible with a 4' thick air mattress on top of a 4' padded mattress. There is also one crib....moreless

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Back of house bathroom ensuite to bedroom 11....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Front of the house off the family room with sleeper sofa....moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 4. ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 3....moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 5...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

            Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 6...moreless

          • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bath with tub and French shower near bedroom 9....moreless

          • 7 baths total all with showers and 4 with tubs. There is also an outdoor shower near the kitchen door entrance....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Outside Shower, Lawn Games, Croquet, Bicycles, Books. Printer, Answer Machine and fax machine....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Several premium subscriptions as well. Two DVR's Apple TV....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Samsungs in the front and back living rooms...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    Lighthouse, Chappy, State and South beaches are all easily accessible from the house...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Between the two dining rooms you can seat 8 in each....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 16 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    4 separate thermostats covering the entire home....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Powerful internet for the entire house. wired and wireless....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Two new 2012 LG Steam Dryers and one Maytag Dryer- 6 units total....moreless

                  • Elevator:

                    Manually operated...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    There are many but they cannot be used....moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    We provide free bicycles during your visit....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free nationwide calling...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    Powerful internet for the entire house. wired and wireless....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Excellent sheets and towels and plenty of them....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Front living room is spacious and grand. The back living room is a large room that also has dining table in it....moreless

                  • Macintosh Computer
                  • PC
                  • Parking:

                    Additional parking is available two blocks away....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    We have room for four cars of moderate size....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free nationwide calling...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Excellent sheets and towels and plenty of them. Beach towels also provided....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Two new 2012 LG Steam Washers and a Maytag washer - 6 units total....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Powerful internet for the entire house. wired and wireless....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    (2) with gourmet appliances, granite counter tops and fully equipped....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Kitchenaid hi quality microwaves in both kitchens....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    We keep the pantry stocked with many basic supplies....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    LG in the front kitchen and Maytag in the back both with ice makers....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Bertazoni in the front and Maytag in the back....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Bicycles:

                    Modern GT hybrids worthy of a ride to Gay Head or Menemsha...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Rentals available...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    Public courses available...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Rentals available...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    SS Bull BBQ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis:

                    Public courts available...moreless

                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  October
                  Oct 13 - Nov 2, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,500 $2,000
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $6,950
                  October 19
                  Oct 19 - Oct 26, 2014
                  8 night min stay

                  $7,950
                  flat fee
                  November 9
                  Nov 9 - Nov 16, 2014
                  8 night min stay

                  $7,500
                  flat fee
                  Spring 2015
                  Mar 8 - May 16, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,250
                  $5,950 $22,500
                  Spring 2 2015
                  May 17 - May 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,750
                  $6,950
                  May 31-6/7
                  May 31 - Jun 6, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,950

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  May 31-6/7 Share
                  May 31 - Jun 6, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,500
                  flat fee
                  June 7-14
                  Jun 7 - Jun 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $9,950

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  June 7-14 Share
                  Jun 7 - Jun 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,950
                  flat fee
                  June 14-21
                  Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $11,950

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  June 14-21 share
                  Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,950
                  flat fee
                  June 21-28
                  Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $12,950

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  June 21-28 Share
                  Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $9,950
                  flat fee
                  June 28
                  Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $18,000

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  July 5
                  Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $17,000

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  July 26-8/2
                  Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $17,000

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Aug 2-9
                  Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $18,000
                  Labor Day After
                  Sep 8 - Sep 12, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $1,999
                  Sept 2015
                  Sep 13 - Oct 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $2,000
                  $8,950
                  Columbus 9 nights
                  Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $2,250
                  $9,950
                  Fall 2015
                  Oct 18 - Nov 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $2,000
                  $7,950
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Estimated Cleaning $700
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  VRBO often quotes the rates wrong due to their website using complicated programming that does NOT work for a house that has a different rate for each week.

                  Please visit our Captain Morse House website for complete details and accurate information.

                  www.captainmorsehouse.com

                  Please also use our email address found on the Contact Us tab to insure the best possible service from Captain Morse.


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                  Last updated: 09/30/2014
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                  Location

                  5.7 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Martha's Vineyard Airport, West Tisbury
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Chappaquidick Ferry 3 minute walk
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Vineyard Golf Club and others
                  86 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Railroad in Boston Ma - 3 hours via ferry
                  1.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Beach Rd to Oaks Bluffs or Vineyard Haven
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk
                  142 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Wachusett Mountain Ski Area 4 hrs via ferry
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lighthouse Beach 9 minute walk

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Sailing, Fishing, Beaches and Island fun.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1955

                  About the owner: I grew up in the home you are viewing and spent my summers there until I graduated from college. The home was purchased by my father the year I was born and was used by him and my mother until 2008. Prior to managing this property I owned and ran Island Sports from 1974 until 2007 with my wife Nancy. I am now a Realtor in Southern Florida with Corcoran Group. It is quite a home and I am proud to be able to share it with you.

                  Why the Owner Chose Edgartown:
                  I suppose this is simply fate. Back in 1955 my parents purchased the Captain Morse House and I then spent every summer there until I moved to Newport Rhode Island in 1979. I continued to visit my parents each summer until they passed away. I now spend as much time as I can on island attending to the house and maintaining it. When it was built in 1840 it was perhaps the best home in Edgartown. Now movie stars and celebrities have built larger homes but non with the style and class of the Captain Morse House. Our guests aren't clients so much as they are friends assisting us in maintaining the property and keeping it in our family for future generations.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  A perfect location. You are right up from the harbor and close to downtown without being in the crowds of summer visitors. I love walking down Morse Street to the boatyard each morning and evening to see what's happening on the waterfront and to talk to the boaters and fisherman. The restaurants and shops are all an easy walk away but it is the waterfront that is the best part of living at the Captain Morse House. After all - it is a whaling Captain's home


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The Captain Morse House

                    The Captain Morse House

                  • Captain Morse House in Edgartown is close on the harbor.

                    Captain Morse House in Edgartown is close on the harbor.

                  • Front Living Room

                    Front Living Room

                  • Front porch of the Captain Morse House in Edgartown looking towards town.

                    Front porch of the Captain Morse House in Edgartown looking towards town.

                  • New front kitchen there is also another kitchen in the back of the house.

                    New front kitchen there is also another kitchen in the back of the house.

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Middle Bedroom

                    Middle Bedroom

                  • Bunk room in the back of the house overlooking the garden.

                    Bunk room in the back of the house overlooking the garden.

                  • Back Patio

                    Back Patio

                  • Backyard ready for a party - a 32'x70' tent can accommodate 125 for dinner

                    Backyard ready for a party - a 32'x70' tent can accommodate 125 for dinner

                  • From front door looking down Morse Street to the water and the Edgartown Dock

                    From front door looking down Morse Street to the water and the Edgartown Dock

                  • Edgartown harbor and the house.

                    Edgartown harbor and the house.

                  • Captain Morse House showing entrance to driveway.

                    Captain Morse House showing entrance to driveway.

                  • Front spiral staircase

                    Front spiral staircase

                  • Family/Game room

                    Family/Game room

                  • Main Dining Room

                    Main Dining Room

                  • Back Dining and Living Room - Garden and patio is out the door to the far left.

                    Back Dining and Living Room - Garden and patio is out the door to the far left.

                  • Front room with access to the upstairs porch

                    Front room with access to the upstairs porch

                  • 2nd floor garden view bedroom

                    2nd floor garden view bedroom

                  • Front 3rd floor room - there are three other single bedrooms on this floor.

                    Front 3rd floor room - there are three other single bedrooms on this floor.

                  • Enormous back yard

                    Enormous back yard

                  • Front Porch looking down North Water Street

                    Front Porch looking down North Water Street

                  • Captain Morse House in Edgartown from the water

                    Captain Morse House in Edgartown from the water

                  • The Captain Morse House at dusk.

                    The Captain Morse House at dusk.

                  VRBO #212151

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 17, 2014

                  $1,250 - $2,571 per night (USD)
                  11

                  11 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 23

                  View calendar: Updated 09/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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