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

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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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

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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 24, 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 18, 2015
3 night min stay

$4,950

Changeover Day: Thursday

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
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

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
March1
Mar 6 - Mar 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,000
flat fee
March-April
Mar 13 - Apr 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,250
$5,000
April
Apr 10 - May 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,750
$6,000
May1
May 8 - May 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,000
$7,000
May2
May 15 - May 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,250
$7,000
May3
May 22 - Jun 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,250
$8,000
June1
Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2016
4 night min stay
$2,000
$10,000
June12
Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2016
4 night min stay
$2,500
$12,000
June19
Jun 19 - Jun 25, 2016
4 night min stay
$3,000
$14,000
June26
Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$3,000
$16,000
July
Jul 3 - Jul 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$22,000
August
Aug 1 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$25,000
Sep5 Labor Day
Sep 5 - Sep 10, 2016
6 night min stay

$9,000
flat fee
Sept11
Sep 11 - Oct 8, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,000
$11,000
Oct10
Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,000
$10,000
Oct16
Oct 16 - Oct 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,750
$9,000
Oct30
Oct 30 - Nov 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,750
$2,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$8,000
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: 04/19/2015
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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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: french, I can communicate via email and Google Translate
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