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

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • 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.

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              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 Considered:

                Please contact me to discuss your pets visit to the house....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

              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
                  • Game Room:

                    We have a large selection of games all located in the front Game Room. This room also has it's own bathroom and a pull out hide a bed....moreless

                  • 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
                      • 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

                      • Catering Available:

                        Yes - inquire...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Yes two and one spare....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Yes and lots of them. There are two complete kitchens so you will find all you need. We have SHARP knives, new pots and pans and lots of accessories....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Wide selections of dishes and utensils....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Maytag and GE in front and back...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

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

                      • Microwave:

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

                      • Oven:

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

                        Two new toasters that work really well....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Bicycles:

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

                      • Boat:

                        Rentals available nearby...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        Public courses available...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Rentals available...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Huge lawn bi enough for 140 people at a party and beautiful vineyard garden by Gibson Landscaping....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Stainless Steel Bull BBQ with rotisserie...moreless

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

                        Public courts available nearby...moreless

                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Rentals available nearby and also by request....moreless

                      • Wood Deck

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          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

                          Changeover Day: Sunday

                          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 1, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $2,000
                          $7,950
                          October 19
                          Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2015
                          22 night min stay

                          $6,950
                          flat fee
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,000 $1,250
                          Fri, Sat
                          $4,950 $20,000
                          * 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 $700
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates quoted by VRBO may be wrong due to their use of their one size fits all rate structure.

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

                          www.captainmorsehouse.com

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                          Last updated: 12/07/2014
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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: Let me work directly with you to craft the best possible visitor experience. I can provide the best possible service when we communicate via telephone or email. 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. It is quite a home and I am proud to be able to share it with you.

                          Why the Owner Chose Edgartown:
                          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 2007. 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. You will 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 large open home offers privacy and retreat no matter how many people fill the house. The large backyard can serve as a base for games as well as an evening party. 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: french, I can communicate via email and Google Translate

                           

                          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.

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                          Date last modified - Monday, December 08, 2014

                          $1,000 - $2,571 per night (USD)
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                          11 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 23

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