East Wing of the Captain Morse House - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Door - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
The Captain Morse House - front porches - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Porch - 1st floor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
View down Morse to the harbor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
View down Morse to the harbor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Shared Back yard from the patio - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Shared Back yard from the patio - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Shared Back yard - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Shared Back yard and West Wing of house - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Hallway - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Spiral Staircase - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Living Room - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Living Room - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Living Room - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Media Room / Bedroom #12 with pull out sofa - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Bathroom en-suite with bedroom 12 - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Dinig Room - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Dining Room - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Gourmet Kitchen - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front Gourmet Kitchen - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Front spiral staircase from the 2nd floor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
2nd Floor Front Porch - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
John O. Morse Room - Bedroom 1 on 2nd floor - queen bed - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Sara Dinsmore Room - Bedroom 2 with two twins - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Dressing Room - Bedroom 3 with a Queen - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
2nd floor front hallway - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Bathroom #3 on 2nd Floor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
East Wing Sail Loft Bedroom #10 3rd Floor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
East Wing Sail Loft Bedroom #10 3rd Floor - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Evening at Captain Morse House as viewed from foot of Morse St - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Aerial View of the house and Edgartown Harbor looking South - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Aerial View of the house closeup - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Friends on the Front Porch enjoying coffee in the morning - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Morning on North Water Street with a classic VW in Front - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
Windsurfers at the nearby Edgartown Lighthouse Beach - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
1st Floor Plan - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
2nd  Floor Plan - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
3rd Floor Plan - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
The East Wing ends at the left chimney - Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown
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East Wing of Captain's Mansion - Luxury, Waterfront, Town, & Beaches - 5 stars
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Overview

The Captain Morse House is located in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The East Wing of the house is a totally private home and a part of the 26 room Captain Morse House. The Wings are 100% private just like a townhouse is. There is no shared interior space; each 6 bedroom wing has it's own kitchen, entrances, and rooms. See below for detailed information.

The Captain Morse House is one of Edgartown's premier homes. It was built by the island's most successful whalers, Captain John Osbourne Morse, in 1840. The Captain Morse House has a superb location on the waterfront and is a short walk to Edgartown's shopping and beaches. The Captain Morse House is located at the corner of Morse and North Water Streets. The town of Edgartown is defined by its Main Street. To the south is South Water Street which winds by the giant pagoda tree and towards the road to Katama and South Beach. North Water Street runs the opposite way and the Captain Morse House is located about halfway between Main Street and the Harbor View Hotel which overlooks the Edgartown Lighthouse and the outer harbor.

On the North Water Street side of the house, there are two spacious porches, framed by 10 Doric columns, offering views of Edgartown Harbor. They create an ideal place to spend time with friends. The large patio, back yard, and garden offer a private oasis. The yard is graced by three magnificent Linden trees. Edgartown's North Wharf lies steps away at the end of Morse Street. It is a great place to go and enjoy the waterfront or perhaps some fishing.

As you might be able to guess we specialize in large families, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries. Changing demand from our guests has led us to offer the home in Wings. Wing rentals are now fully 50% of our rental business. East Wing Rental (The property you are currently viewing)

Accommodations: 10 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12 people.

The East Wing 1st Floor of the house is the larger and more luxurious of the two. There is a large front living room with access to the large front porch facing North Water Street with water views of Edgartown Harbor. Just off the living room, there is an en-suite bedroom with a sleeper sofa equipped with an "air-dream" mattress. The large dining room can seat 12 and there is a large gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances.
The 2nd floor features a king bedroom that can be made en-suite, two Queen Bedrooms, a large double twin bedroom, and two baths.
The 3rd floor includes a small sitting area and a large front bedroom with a Queen bed and two twin beds.

The stairs in this 1840 home are steep. People with mobility issues should stay on the 1st floor or use the elevator. West Wing Rental (If you want this Wing you will need to exit this property and search for it)

Accommodations: 9 rooms, 6 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12.

The 1st-floor consists of an open-plan living room, and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, private bar, Queen bedroom, and en-suite bath. The west door exits right onto the large patio and lawn.
At the top of the 2nd-floor staircase, there is a loft with a bunk bed and a twin bed for 3 people plus a shared bath. Through the hall, there is a single bedroom, a large king bedroom, and an en-suite bath.
The 3rd-floor has a double bedroom for two, two single bedrooms, and a full bathroom.

Please note that the stairs in this 1840's house are steep. People with mobility issues should sleep on the 1st floor. Shared Amenities

When you rent a Wing of the house you share the large backyard, patio, and driveway. On the patio, there are two large 8 person teak tables each with a large market umbrella. There is either one or two large BBQ grills. On the lawn are 6 chaise lounges. On the side of the property is a driveway with off-street parking for one car for each wing. The tool shed has shared bikes and there is a toy box with beach chairs and umbrellas.

We have developed a system to allow for a guest to have a patio party during one evening of their stay. Please see the EVENTS section below.

We have a 12 passenger Ford Transit van available as a separate rental. Please inquire. EVENTS:

We are happy to have events but you will need to apply for written permission. For large events we suggest renting the complete house however we do have a system for people wishing to have events.

If a West Wing guest is staying for 4 nights or longer they can request to hold one private event from 5 pm to 9 pm on the patio. If the West Wing guest does that then they must also offer a private event on the patio to the guests in the East wing.

East Wing guests cannot request to hold a private patio event without the West Wing either (a) already holding an event or (b) getting permission from the West Wing guests. The maximum size of an event is 50 including any vendors. Summary:

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 our guests a truly unique experience. You can see more detailed information on The Captain Morse House on our website. Just search for captain morse house.

Summary of Standard East Wing Accommodations
Floor Description of accommodations by floor Bedrooms Beds Bed Types Sleeping Baths
1st 1 Bedroom with Queen Sofa Sleeper which will sleep 2 people (Bedrooms 12) 1 1 1QSofa 2 1
2nd 4 Bedrooms (Bedrooms 1 through 4 / 4's King can be made into 2 twins) 4 5 1K 2Q 2t 8 2
3rd 1 bedroom and sitting area with 1 Queen and two twins (Bedroom 10) 1 3 1Q 2t 4
Total 6 10 1Q 1F 4t 14 3 Adding Accommodations to Wing Rentals

As an option, you can add an additional 4 people and exclusive use of the 3rd floor. This allows you to increase the number of people staying at the house from 12 to a maximum of 16. If the East Wing guest selects 16 then the West Wings maximum would be 8. If the West Wing guest selects 16 then the East Wings maximum would be 8
Consider renting the entire home if you need more space. Inquire with us directly if you want this option or search for it online as Captain Morse House. Rates:

All pricing is subject to change without notice. Pricing on websites is for example only.
Pricing is confirmed once we have exchanged correspondence and a signed lease.

In January 2021 we will be implementing a new and more reliable dynamic pricing strategy.

During this time the rates quoted by OTAs (Online Travel Agencies such as VRBO & Airbnb) may be wrong due to their use of one size fits all rate structures.

We reserve the right to cancel any booking where we feel the rates are inaccurate.

Sleeping Configuration

1 / 2
Master Bedroom #1
1 queen bed
1 - Front porch, fireplace, elevator - The John O Morse Room
Bedroom #2
2 single beds
2 - Two Twin beds off the front porch, fireplace - Cat Room
Bedroom #3
1 queen bed
Queen bed with fireplace - The Dressing Room
Bedroom #4
1 king bed
King size bed or two twins - The Middle Room
Bedroom #12
1 sofa bed
Pull out Couch at front of house 1st floor
Bedroom #10
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
The Sail Loft Bedroom is located on the 3rd Floor

Scenic views

Beach view
Water view

Location

Waterfront
City
Village

Amenities

Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Heating
Air Conditioning
Fireplace
Full Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Smoke Detector

Activities

Ice skating
Mountain biking
Hiking
Golf
Cycling
Horseback riding
Fishing

Suitability

Child friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Parking Included
Wheelchair Accessible
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The Captain Morse House has been in our family since my father purchased it in 1955. I spent my summers at the house until I graduated from Tufts University. In 1973 I started Island Sports, a boat rigging and windsurfing shop. I expanded it to Newport RI in 1979 and ran it there until 2007 when we sold it. In 2008 I entered the vacation business and converted the Captain Morse House into a successful vacation rental. Since 2008 we have rented the home to over 200 families and groups. Our most recent project is Vacation Rental MV. This is a full-service vacation management business designed to assist busy homeowners with listing and managing their on-island rental properties. 2021 will be our second season in business. In the winter my wife and I live in Florida. Each spring we drive up to the island where we open up the house and prepare it for the season. We spend about a month doing this and then travel to Oregon where we spend the summer windsurfing, kitesurfing, and enjoying all that the Northwest has to offer. In the fall we return to the island and help close the house and prepare it for the winter. There are always jobs to do on a house this large and so this allows us more hands-on time. In the late fall, we travel back down to Florida with the geese. I have built several homes and enjoy the challenge of maintaining this old house and of creating wonderful living spaces suitable for large or small numbers of guests. Due to my long time on the island. I can help to plan your vacation. I can provide you the best possible service if we communicate via telephone or email. 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 vacation rental business has allowed our family to continue to own the house and to share it with other people that love the island and the unique architecture and heritage of this wonderful building.
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Check In: 4PM - Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Suitable for Events
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
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Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown is a Vacation Home located in Edgartown, MA, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 14 guests
Captain Morse House East Wing - Edgartown has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2022

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