The Captain Morse House - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
The Captain Morse House Front Entrance - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Dual front porches on North Water St. - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Looking up North Water towards town - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
View down Morse St. to the Harbor - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Backyard looking towards North Water St - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Backyard looking West - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Patio and back yard - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Grill and Bike Shed - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Spiral Staircase in front hall - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Hall - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Living Room looking North - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Living Room looking South - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Mary Smith Room - Bedroom 12 - sleep sofa - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Bath 1 off of Bedroom 12 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Dining Room looking towards kitchen - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Dining Room ready for dinner - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Kitchen looking towards dining room - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Back Kitchen looking towards Driveway - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Back living room area with Bedroom 11 to right - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Back dining room area with patio door - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Joanna Pease Room - Bedroom 11 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Bath 2 with zero curb shower inside bedroom 11 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front spiral staircase from the 2nd floor - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
2nd floor front porch - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
John O. Morse Room - Bedroom 1 on 2nd floor - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
John O. Morse Room  can access the front porch - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Sara Dinsmore Room - Bedroom 2 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Dressing Room - Bedroom 3 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
2nd floor front hallway - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Bathroom 3 with tub and shower - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Green Room - Bedroom 5 with king or twins - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Sewing Room - Bedroom 5 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Bunk Room with 3 beds - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Back Stairs from the 3rd floor - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
3rd floor hallway looking towards the back - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Secret Garden Room - Bedroom 7 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
William Martin Room - Bedroom 8 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Sara Brown Room - Bedroom 9 - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Sail Loft - Bedroom 10 with Queen and two twins - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front of the house in the morning - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front Porch is perfect for hanging with friends - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Front of the house in the evening - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Windsurfers at nearby lighthouse beach - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Aerial View of the house and Edgartown Harbor looking West - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
Aerial View of the house and Edgartown Harbor looking South - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
1st Floor Plan - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
2nd Floor Plan - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
3rd Floor Plan - Captain Morse House - Edgartown
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Luxurious Captain's Mansion - Waterfront, Town, & Beaches - 5 stars
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Overview

Vacation Home8000 Sqft
The Captain Morse House is located in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. It is one of New England's premier vacation rental homes. It was built by the island's most successful whaling Captain in 1840. The 1840 Captain Morse House has a superb location on the waterfront and a walk to Edgartown's shopping and beaches. At the bottom of Morse Street lies the North Wharf where Captain Morse used to keep his whaling ships.

The home features 26 rooms with 12 bedrooms, 7 baths, two full kitchens, two dining rooms, and two living rooms. The home can be rented in its entirety or just as the East or West Wing with flexible floor plans starting with 5

Outside on the iconic North Water Street, there are two spacious porches with views of Edgartown Harbor. The porches are framed by 10 Doric columns and face the harbor. They create an ideal place to spend the day. The large backyard and garden offer a private oasis from the bustle of a Vineyard summer. The yard is graced by three towering and magnificent Linden trees. Edgartown's North Wharf lies below the house at the end of Morse Street. It is a great place to go and enjoy the waterfront or perhaps some fishing. We have a driveway that can hold 4 cars which leads back to the backyard. Our backyard is one of the most spacious and safe in town and features a bricked patio with seating for 20 with a very nice barbecue. The tool shed holds complimentary bicycles, beach chairs, and lawn games.

About the Interior
The home is spread out over three floors and offers a variety of public rooms and private bedrooms. The front of the first floor has a large formal living room with dual access portals to the front porch. Next to it is the front entranceway that features a lovely spiral staircase built by local shipwrights. Next comes the media room that doubles as a spare bedroom and then a formal dining room and gourmet kitchen. As you walk by the front kitchen you enter the back of the house with a large living and dining area, a private ensuite bedroom, and a full galley style kitchen. This is a great informal space for more casual gatherings.

The second floor again starts with a magnificent front porch that can be accessed from either the master bedroom or the second large bedroom. From here to the back of the house are another 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. These are all laid out in a way that you will not see in other houses built more recently. It is part of the charm of the house.

On the third floor, there are an additional four bedrooms. This is the simplest part of the house and was where the servants used to live. Back in the 1800s, it took a small army to run the house. Not all of them could actually live at the house. Some lived on Chappaquiddick Island and took the ferry operated by Captain Morse's father Uriah.

As you might be able to guess we specialize in large families, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries, and any event where people want to enjoy each other's company without the distraction of others. Large groups regularly book our home for its charm, comfort, and unique character and grace. With that said our repeat tenants tend to be smaller families of 6 or so. They then invite friends to come and visit. In my youth, I lived in the house with my family. It seems unusual now but back then we just took it for granted and helped our father with the maintenance and lawn work.

Events:
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The Surrounding Area:
The Captain Morse House is located at the corner of Morse and North Water Streets. The town of Edgartown is defined principally 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 looks over the Edgartown Lighthouse and the entrance to the harbor.

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.

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 at our website. Just search for captainmorsehouse.

Sleeping Configuration

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Master Bedroom #1 The John O Morse Room
1 queen bed
1 - Front porch, fireplace, elevator - The John O Morse Room
Bedroom #2 The Cat Room
2 single beds
2 - Two Twin beds off the front porch, fireplace - Cat Room
Bedroom #3 The dressing room
1 queen bed
Queen bed with fireplace - The Dressing Room
Bedroom #4 The Middle Room
1 king bed
King size bed or two twins with fireplace - The Middle Room
Bedroom #5 The Green Room
1 king bed
King size bed or two twins - The Green Room
Bedroom #6 - The Garden Room
1 single bed
Twin Bed with garden view – best for a child (Garden – 6)
Bedroom #7 The Secret Garden Room
1 double bed
Full size bed at the West End of 3rd floor
Bedroom #8 The William Martin Room
1 single bed
Twin bed between 7 and 9 – The William Martin Room
Bedroom #9 The Sara Brown Room
1 single bed
Twin bed between 8 and bath #7
Bedroom #10 The Sail Loft
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
A Queen Bed and two twin beds in the Front East of the house
Bedroom #11 - The Joanna Pease Room
1 queen bed
Queen Bedroom with ensuite bath. Suitable for handicapped.
Bedroom #12 ensuite with bathroom #1 - The Mary Smith Room
1 sofa bed
Pull out sofa with "Air Dream" mattress

Scenic views

Beach view
Water view

Location

Waterfront
City
Village

Amenities

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

Reviews (35)

Excellent based on 35 Reviews

Activities

Mountain biking
Hiking
Golf
Cycling
Horseback riding
Tennis
Swimming
Fishing
Walking

Suitability

Child friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Parking Included
3 to 4 cars
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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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - 9PM
We can accommodate different needs, just ask.
Check Out: 10AM
Suitable for Events
Special permit required for events
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
We have house rules available on request.
Payment Policy
Payments are made by personal check, bank transfer or wire transfer. We also accept credit cards.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Rates are base rates - Weeks range from $5,000 to $30,000
We return deposits within 30 days of the end of the lease.
Cancellation Policy
We do not offer cancellation and recommend guests purchase trip insurance.
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Captain Morse House - Edgartown is a Vacation Home located in Edgartown, MA, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 26 guests
Captain Morse House - Edgartown has 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Feb 2018

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