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The Captain Morse House

The Captain Morse House Captain Morse House showing entrance to driveway. Captain Morse House in Edgartown is close on the harbor. Front spiral staircase Front Living Room Family/Game room Front porch of the Captain Morse House in Edgartown looking towards town. Main Dining Room New front kitchen there is also another kitchen in the back of the house. Back Dining and Living Room - Garden and patio is out the door to the far left. Master Bedroom Front room with access to the upstairs porch Middle Bedroom 2nd floor garden view bedroom Bunk room in the back of the house overlooking the garden. Front 3rd floor room - there are three other single bedrooms on this floor. Back Patio Enormous back yard Backyard ready for a party - a 32'x70' tent can accommodate 125 for dinner Front Porch looking down North Water Street From front door looking down Morse Street to the water and the Edgartown Dock Captain Morse House in Edgartown from the water Edgartown harbor and the house. The Captain Morse House at dusk.

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Last updated: 03/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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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

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

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

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

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher

          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

          • Parking:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

            4 separate thermostats covering the entire home....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

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

              Communications

              • Internet:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              • Broadband Access:

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

              • Telephone:

                Free nationwide calling...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free nationwide calling...moreless

              • Macintosh Computer

              Outdoor Features

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

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Historic

              Location & View

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

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

                  Other Activities

                      • Sailing, Fishing, Beaches and Island fun.
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • My entire family all the way from AZ for my mother's 70th Birthday

                        My entire family all the way from AZ for my mother's 70th Birthday

                        • Guest Ann-Marie C. (Phoenix)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/07/14
                        This house was a perfect fit for our large family. The two kitchens was a fantastic bonus for the cooking we did while at Captain Morse House. The location was great for so many activities and the public transportation was easy to figure out. The house is so big we were able to stay out of each others space and not wake anyone too early. The front porch and backyard were two of our favorite places for lazy afternoons and happy hour. The care taker was easy to get ahold of and prompt to manage any needs we had while staying in the home.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Fun

                        Fun

                        • Guest lynn (New York)
                        • Date of stay 07/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/24/13
                        My husband and I rented this home over the fourth of July for our extended family and had a wonderful time. What a beautiful place in a wonderful location. The parade went by the house and our kids loved it. We could see the fireworks from the house. We would recommend this home for family vacation anytime.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: The house is indeed perfect for the fourth. Thank you for your wonderful review.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Perfect for Bride's Family

                        Perfect for Bride's Family

                        • Guest Mary G. (Hoffman Estates, Illinois)
                        • Date of stay 09/19/10
                        • Review Submitted 09/30/10
                        The bride's family stayed in this home for the week berfore the wedding and it was perfect. We ranged in age from 7yrs. to 91yrs. old and had a wonderful time. The home was very roomy and had enough space that no one was bumping into each other and family members to were able to give the bride her space when needed. The bedrooms were all of good size and comfortable. The home was centerally located to all of the weeks wedding events and everyone was able to walk or bike all over and explore this side of the Island. We all were aware of the homes history which made our stay even more memorable and fun. The family members in the home were from Massachuttes, Minnesota, Florida, Illinois and Arizona and it was great to have time to reconnect and catch up on all things good. Thank you.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: We have recently added additional amenities for wedding parties to support a tent for 125 people.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       

                      Special offer: Save up to $1,000 on our open weeks

                      Sunday April 27 to Tuesday May 6th $4,950 was $5,950 Monday May 12 to Sunday May 18th $4,950 was $5,950 June 15 to Sunday June 22 - Back of the house for only $2,950 (sleeps 8) Sunday July 13 to Sunday July 20 $15,000 was $16,000 (our only available summer date) Monday September 15 to Thursday September 18 $3,500

                      Offer for: Apr 18, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      Mar 2 - May 4, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,250
                      $5,950
                      July
                      Jul 6 - Jul 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $16,000
                      Early Fall
                      Sep 7 - Nov 2, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $2,000
                      $8,950
                      Late Fall
                      Nov 3 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,500
                      $6,950
                      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:

                      • Estimated Cleaning $600
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Please visit our Captain Morse House website for complete details.

                      www.captainmorsehouse.com

                      First Deposit due with lease.

                      Second payment due 150 days from start of reservation.

                      Balance due 90 days from start of reservation.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 03/15/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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


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                      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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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

                      $1,250 - $2,286 per night (USD)
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                      11 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 23

                      View calendar: Updated 03/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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