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

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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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

          • 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

          • 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

          • Senior Adults Only Community:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Microwave:

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

          • Stove:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Wide selections of dishes and utensils....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Yes two and one spare....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Yes and lots of them....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Yes - inquire...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 16 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 24:

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

          • Clothes Dryer:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Parking:

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

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Parking Off Street:

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

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

          • Fireplace:

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

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Television:

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

              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Games
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Video Games
              • Video Game Console

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              • Internet:

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

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free nationwide calling...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free nationwide calling...moreless

              • Macintosh Computer

              Outdoor Features

              • Porch / Veranda
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Parasailing
              • Cycling
              • Water Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling
              • Fitness Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Shelling
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Kayaking
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sept 15-18
              Sep 15 - Sep 18, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,160
              $3,500
              Fall
              Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,135 $2,000
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              $7,945
              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
              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

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $1,250
              $4,950 $22,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
              • Estimated Cleaning $600
              • 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.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 07/21/2014
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              Location

              5.7 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Martha's Vineyard Airport, West Tisbury
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Chappaquidick Ferry 3 minute walk
              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
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Lighthouse Beach 9 minute walk
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk
              142 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Wachusett Mountain Ski Area 4 hrs via ferry
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Vineyard Golf Club and others
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Harbor View Hotel 4 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 - Sunday, July 13, 2014

              $1,135 - $2,571 per night (USD)
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              11 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
              Sleeps 23

              View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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