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Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC

Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 7, 2014
House, 11 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 23)

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 23
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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.

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014

15 Reviews

business
Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p212151vb
-888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Chester, MD
5

Captain Morse House

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Captain Morse House in Edgartown, MA during the Thanksgiving Week. This was a beautiful time of year to visit. It is an awsome vacation rental! The location is second to none as it is about a 3 block walk to town for the restaurants and shopping, the light house, and relaxing views of the water.
This is the ideal house for a multi-generational family gathering or a group of friends as the house is plenty large and has a great backyard with seating areas. Plus the two fully furnished kitchens are a nice touch!
I would stay again on my next visit to Martha's Vineyard!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p212151vb
-888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Boston, MA
5

Had our small (30 or so people) wedding here and it was AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had looked at several venues for our small wedding before coming across this gem. Once we toured the house and back yard we knew immediately that this was the place. Platt was really responsive to our requests and one time even walked me though how to reset the router in the basement when it had tripped during our stay. He always answered his phone or called right back. The location is fantastic, the yard was absolutely perfect, and the house itself speaks for itself. Absolutely beautiful place and we will definitely be coming back. Everyone that came to our wedding has said repeatedly that it was the best wedding they had EVER been to. He works very closely with big sky tent rental company, they will assemble a beautiful tent including lights, dance floor, electrical for DJ, separate tent for catering and break it down afterwards. We used kitchen porch catering and we were blown away with Jan and her entire team. All together it turned out to be way more amazing than we could have ever planned, I highly recommend renting this house from Platt. We had 20 people staying in the house and there was more than enough room. Bicycles in the shed, huge propane grill, surround sound in the entire house, parking is a bit of an issue but there is no need for a car on MV. We brought over 1 car, rented another on the island, and also rented two scooters for the week for people to take as they please.
There are some very old and nice pieces of furniture, paintings, glasses, plates in the house so it's really not suitable for children but we had 4 young ones (under 10) with us and we just gave them firm instructions on rough housing and taking it outside instead, etc..
We will be back, we're trying to get a group of our friends together to make it an annual thing, i highly recommend this beautiful historic house.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p212151vb
-888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5
The Captain Morse House was a total delight to stay in for the week of our wedding. We filled the house with our immediate families and spent the week leading up to our wedding preparing on Water St. We had an intimate rehearsal dinner in the front room and spent each morning on the front porches (1st and 2nd floor).

All amenities that are available make your packing a little lighter. There are fresh robes in each room, towels in the linen closet, and plenty of working laundry machines to keep the place tidy during your stay.

As music lovers one of the most attractive features of the house was the built in stereo system with individually controlled room-to-room sound. We could have conversational toned music in each room and control the volume from the wall.

We'll always look back to this house fondly as the place we spent our wedding week with our families.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p212151vb
-888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
San Francisco, CA
5

Amazing Place to Stay in the heart of Edgartown!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for a large wedding party, and it could not have been a more perfect fit for our group. We had 23 people, and the house was spacious enough to accommodate all of us. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated and the kitchen and living areas were great. We didn't spend as much time in the house as would have liked, as we had many activities related to the wedding, so we even talked about coming back and renting it again as a group and possibly having a party on the property. It would be the perfect spot for an outdoor garden cocktail party. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend the home for any large groups traveling to the Vineyard.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p212151vb
-888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Dublin ireland
5

Old world charm in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Spent a very happy week in June at captain morse house. It is in the perfect location in edgarstown. The house is charming....very comfortable and clean. Platt the owner is great to deal with. We hope to go back. We would be happy to recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p212151vb
-888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Boston, Massachusetts
5

Perfect House

  • 5 of 5
I rented this house for my wedding to house all of those in the wedding party. What a beautiful, beautiful house. Kind of quirky, as old houses to be, with doors and hallways pointing in different directions. But I think this made it so special. And it didn't hurt that we were walking distance to the beach and to Edgartown. I loved every minute, and I would highly recommend this house to anyone!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Martha's Vineyard Airport, West Tisbury at 5.7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Chappaquidick Ferry 3 minute walk at 0.2 Miles Nearest Golf : Vineyard Golf Club and others at 3 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 Restaurant : Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ski : Wachusett Mountain Ski Area 4 hrs via ferry at 142 Miles Nearest Beach : Lighthouse Beach 9 minute walk at 0.4 Miles Car: not necessary

Sailing, Fishing, Beaches and Island fun.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 8 2015 - May 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
$5,950
$22,500
 
 
Spring 2 2015
May 17 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,750
$6,950
 
 
May 31-6/7
May 31 2015 - Jun 6 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$8,950
 
 
May 31-6/7 Share
May 31 2015 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
Flat fee
 
 
June 7-14
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$9,950
 
 
June 7-14 Share
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
Flat fee
 
 
June 14-21
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$11,950
 
 
June 14-21 share
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
Flat fee
 
 
June 21-28
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$12,950
 
 
June 21-28 Share
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,950
Flat fee
 
 
June 28
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$18,000
 
 
July 5
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 11 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$17,000
 
 
July 26-8/2
Jul 26 2015 - Aug 1 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$17,000
 
 
Aug 2-9
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 8 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$18,000
 
 
Sept 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
$8,950
 
 
Columbus 9 nights
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,250
$9,950
 
 
Fall 2015
Oct 18 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$7,950
 
 
October 19
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 22 2015
22 night minimum stay
$6,950
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
From
$1,250
Fri,Sat
$4,950
$20,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $3,000
  • Estimated Cleaning $700

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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Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

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

Floor Area

  • 10000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Back of house bathroom ensuite to bedroom 11.
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Front of the house off the family room with sleeper sofa.
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 4.
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 3.
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 5
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower, Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 6
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full bath with tub and French shower near bedroom 9.
  • 7 baths total all with showers and 4 with tubs. There is also an outdoor shower near the kitchen door entrance.

Bedrooms

  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, King California size bed or two twins (long) with fireplace.
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single, Twin Bed with garden view.
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, King California size bed or two twins (extra long)
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single, Twin bed at the back of the 3rd floor with garden view
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single, Twin bed between 7 and 9 on the 3rd floor - private
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single, Twin bed between 8 and the bath on the 3rd floor
  • Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single, Two Twin beds in a large room at the front of the house.
  • Bedroom 11 - 1 queen, 1st floor back bedroom with ensuite bath near garden. Quiet
  • Loft + Den - 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed, Loft on 2nd floor at back of house with 2 bunks and 1 twin
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master bedroom off of the front porch, fireplace, elevator
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Next to Master just off the front porch, fireplace.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Large room with fireplace (also known as the Middle Room)
  • Front Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Off of the front living room - very comforable and ensuite.
  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

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