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The Captain Morse House on the corner of Morse Street and North Water Street.

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Last updated: 07/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is the largest and most elegant vacation rental home in Edgartown. The Captain Morse House is close to Edgartown's shopping, dining, golf, fishing beaches and harbor. The home features 26 rooms with 11 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 kitchens and 2 dining rooms. The large front porches facing Edgartown harbor are an ideal place to spend the day. The over-sized back yard and garden can host weddings and events.

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 is on three floors and has a formal living room and dining room, two family room/game rooms and even two gourmet kitchens. All of it is tastefully decorated with period furnishings and artwork. The home has central air-conditioning, heat and modern 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

  • Front Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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

  • Bedroom 4 and 5 can be made up as either California Kings or California twins. These bedrooms can also be assigned bathrooms #3 and #5 to make them "ensuite". The front family room has a excellent convertible bed 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

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Lighthouse beach is just down the street. The Chappy beaches are accessed from the Chappy ferry which is less than a block away. The State Beach and South beaches are a bike ride away....moreless

  • Water View:

    From the first and second floor porches and the front door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • 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
  • Heating:

    Central forced hot air heat with four controlling thermostats for the various zones. There are two on the 1st floor and one each on the 2nd and 3rd floor....moreless

  • 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:

    We can accommodate 3-4 cars depending on their size. Additional parking is available two blocks away. We encourage you to leave your cars behind and use the excellent cabs, buses and Uber....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:

    We have 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. You will not lack for anything....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. You will find spices, coffee filters, oil and vinegar. There are starter amounts of basics like coffee, tea etc. ...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 brand 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 is placed on the back patio. This grill is really good and kept in excellent order. ...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
July 24-31
Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$14,950
August
Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2016
7 night min stay

$17,950 $90,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

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
Winter
Mar 26 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,250
$4,950 $20,000
May
May 1 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,250 $2,000
Thu, Fri, Sat
$6,950

Rates are based on 14 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

June 4
Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,500
$10,000
June11
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,500
$12,000
June 18
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$3,000
$14,000
June 25
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$3,500
$16,000
July
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$22,000 $75,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

August
Jul 30 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$25,000 $80,000
September
Sep 4 - Oct 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,500
$12,000
Fall
Oct 15 - Nov 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,000
$7,950 $20,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
8 night min stay

$9,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,250
$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:

  • Estimated Cleaning $700
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • 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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Location

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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. The Vineyard is a playground for adults and children of all ages. I grew up here and should know.

Yes I was lucky to grow up here. Vineyard summers are truly fantastic and the quality of the air and water combine to make things more crisp and beautiful than you can imagine.

 

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, MA, USA:
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


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Speaks: english, french, I can communicate via email and Google Translate

 

Photos

  • The Captain Morse House on the corner of Morse Street and North Water Street.

    The Captain Morse House on the corner of Morse Street and North Water Street.

  • 1st floor front porch of the House looking towards Edgartown. 1 of 2 porches.

    1st floor front porch of the House looking towards Edgartown. 1 of 2 porches.

  • The Game Room room off the living room and has a pullout sleeper & ensuite bath

    The Game Room room off the living room and has a pullout sleeper & ensuite bath

  • Front Kitchen #1 with the formal dining room beyond it. Fully equipped!

    Front Kitchen #1 with the formal dining room beyond it. Fully equipped!

  • Back living and dining area with alcove and bar. Bedroom #11 and yard is on left

    Back living and dining area with alcove and bar. Bedroom #11 and yard is on left

  • Patio outside the back living area. Taken from halfway down the backyard

    Patio outside the back living area. Taken from halfway down the backyard

  • Spiral Staircase leading from the front of the first floor to the second floor.

    Spiral Staircase leading from the front of the first floor to the second floor.

  • Bedroom #2 on 2nd floor with door to the front porch. Lovely morning sun.

    Bedroom #2 on 2nd floor with door to the front porch. Lovely morning sun.

  • Bedroom #4 with en-suite bath. Beds can be CA king or twins. Middle Bedroom.

    Bedroom #4 with en-suite bath. Beds can be CA king or twins. Middle Bedroom.

  • Bedroom #6 with single twin bed and wonderful view of the garden.

    Bedroom #6 with single twin bed and wonderful view of the garden.

  • Bedroom #7 on the 3rd floor with garden view. One of three 3rd floor singles.

    Bedroom #7 on the 3rd floor with garden view. One of three 3rd floor singles.

  • The House is highlighted and just up from the big yacht on the Edgartown Wharf

    The House is highlighted and just up from the big yacht on the Edgartown Wharf

  • The impressive front door entrance on Morse Street, named for Captain Morse.

    The impressive front door entrance on Morse Street, named for Captain Morse.

  • The large front living room has a porch & 2 matching fireplaces. It can seat 18.

    The large front living room has a porch & 2 matching fireplaces. It can seat 18.

  • Formal Dining Room next to the front kitchen is one of two dining rooms.

    Formal Dining Room next to the front kitchen is one of two dining rooms.

  • Back Kitchen #2. To the right is the dining & living area. Fully equipped.

    Back Kitchen #2. To the right is the dining & living area. Fully equipped.

  • Queen bedroom #11 off the back living room with en suite bath. Backyard behind.

    Queen bedroom #11 off the back living room with en suite bath. Backyard behind.

  • Large Back Yard means privacy and the room to relax or entertain.

    Large Back Yard means privacy and the room to relax or entertain.

  • Master Bedroom #1 with access to the 2nd floor front porch and elevator.

    Master Bedroom #1 with access to the 2nd floor front porch and elevator.

  • Bedroom #3 with 2 closets and 2 dressers, fireplace and privacy.

    Bedroom #3 with 2 closets and 2 dressers, fireplace and privacy.

  • Bedroom #5 with ensuite bath. Nice and quiet. Beds can be king or twins.

    Bedroom #5 with ensuite bath. Nice and quiet. Beds can be king or twins.

  • Bunk Room loft with three beds above the back dining and living area. Sleeps 3.

    Bunk Room loft with three beds above the back dining and living area. Sleeps 3.

  • Bedroom #10 at the front of the 3rd floor with two twin beds. Aka the Sail Loft.

    Bedroom #10 at the front of the 3rd floor with two twin beds. Aka the Sail Loft.

  • Evening at the Captain Morse House as viewed from the foot of Morse St.

    Evening at the Captain Morse House as viewed from the foot of Morse St.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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