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Captain Morse House - Edgartown Village Living at its Finest
Edgartown Vacation Rental - ID 18084

11 BR
7 baths
Sleeps 23
Beds: 11 BRs: 2 kings, 3 queens, 9 twins, 1 Sofa Bed
Beach: 2 blocks to Lighthouse Beach, 3 to Fuller St Beach
Guest Reviews: 18 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2017/18
$1,500 - $2,000
Summer 2018
$3,000 - $4,000
Off-season 2018/19
 
Off-season 2017/18
$5,000 - $14,000
Summer 2018
$16,000 - $25,000
Off-season 2018/19
 
Off-season 2017/18
$20,000 - $50,000
Summer 2018
$95,000 - $110,000
Off-season 2018/19
 
LAST MINUTE 10/1 - 10/8
OWNER SPECIAL:
Columbus Day Available - Last Minute Offer.
Contact Platt Johnson - ID 18084
Time active: 2 years, 6 months
Phone(s): (888) 278-0327 (Toll Free), (401) 575-0328 (Cell) Phone(s): (888) 278-0327 (Toll Free), (401) 575-0328 (Cell)

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Martha's Vineyard's largest and most elegant vacation rental home. The Captain Morse House is close to Edgartown Massachusetts 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.

Outside of the home on the North Water side facing the water are two spacious porches with water views of Edgartown Harbor, Chappaquiddick and the Chappy Ferry. The harbor is just down the street, and you have access to the public North Wharf there.

The back yard features a spacious bricked patio with seating for ten where you can enjoy barbecue, croquet and other lawn games. There is off-street parking for three cars (one large and 2-3 small). This is one of Edgartown's largest back yards.

We are committed to doing whatever we can to make your stay on Martha's Vineyard a special one. Our house is one of the finest available in town and offers visitors a truly unique island experience. Judging from our reviews our guests agree as well.

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Calendar Last Updated: September 19, 2017

Additional availability info: Some weeks have flexible start and end dates but normally it is Sunday. This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): Normally not available but we would consider it for the right tenant. Please contact me directly if interested.

Additional pricing info: We offer a long weekend for around 2/3 of the weekly rate from October to April

LAST MINUTE 10/1 - 10/8
OWNER SPECIAL:
Columbus Day Available - Last Minute Offer.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2017/18
    3 nights
  • Summer 2018
    4 nights
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    Monthly: $95,000 - $110,000
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • view of salt water
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • Central A/C
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Handicap Accessibility
  • The house is not ADA compliant but it has hosted many people in wheel chairs and was in fact owned for many years by a woman confined to a wheel chair. We have entry to the the house via a ramp and there are several handrails and grabs in critical locati
Location

Location - Edgartown

Nearest beach: 2 blocks to Lighthouse Beach, 3 to Fuller St Beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

18 reviews
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A Happy Place

We just had a big family reunion/celebration at the Captain Morse House. Twenty two nephews and nieces stayed there while the rest of the group stayed with me in West Tisbury. So although I did not personally sleep at the Captain Morse House, the reports were all wonderful. The house itself is gorgeous, the guests loved the location, the lay-out of the rooms, the kitchens and the entire ambiance. They found lots of common spaces for movies and games and quiet cozy places for resting or private chats.

One word of caution. On Saturday night we had a party on the lawn. Once we hired a band, our numbers reached 35 and the weather was iffy, I rented a tent. This increased the costs enormously because I then had to file an Event Form ($1500 to go with it) extra security deposit, and was required to use Big Sky Tent Rental company, which was almost twice as expensive as other tent rental companies on the Island. While I understand Platt's reasoning, you may just want to think twice about renting a tent! .

This was a perfect way to house many family members who came from all over the country and wanted to have a love-in week. Each and every one adored the house. While it was a once-in-a life-time experience for us, I would recommend it to everyone else.
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
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We allow guests to have events but control them carefully. There is a entire page and several posts on our website describing the way we run events. Anyone wanting to run an event needs to pay a fee which goes towards the extra maintenance hard use causes. All of this is done openly, and the guest can choose whether or not they wish to proceed. I regret that it is expensive to do these events on island but this is beyond our control. We chose Big Sky because they are the top providers on the island and pre-set anchors into the lawn to specifically fit a 32 x 70 Sperry Pole Tent. We make no money on any of the vendors who come to the house. Events actually cost us. We had to replace our lawn in May of 2016 at a cost of $15,000. Hard use made that necessary and might stop events in the future.

If you have any questions about an event at the house please call or email me.
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Jupiter, FL
Member since Mar 2016
Very nice property

This property was a great solution for our annual family vacation of 17 people. We had always wanted to vacation on Martha's Vineyard. The property is meticulously maintained and the location could not be any better - just a couple of short blocks from downtown. It gave our teenage kids great independence for their shopping and dining needs. A couple of very minor requests were handled very promptly by the owner. We highly recommend this property.

Date of Stay: June 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Allen, TX
Member since Jul 2017
Stunning property

We couldn't have asked for a better rental home in Edgartown. Beautiful bedrooms. Fantastic porch. In the center of everything. Bikes to use. Walking distance to coffee shops and restaurants. We used this as home base for my daughter's wedding. Entire family stayed there.
Bride and bridesmaids got ready and took fabulous pictures both inside, on the porch, and in the backyard. Wedding was at the Harbor View Hotel. This house was a perfect gathering spot. Owner was extremely helpful and accommodating prior to arrival. show more show less

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Date of Stay: June 2017
Date Submitted: June 2017
Denton, TX
Member since Jun 2017
Captain Morse House, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

We have just spent a wonderful week at the Captain Morse House. Twenty six members of our family celebrating my husband’s birthday. The house is very spacious and confortable, the furniture is beautifully kept and the kitchen is well stocked with all one can require for such a big crowd. Platt (the owner) was very helpful and always available to help if needed.

We can warmly recommend a vacation in this house for a large gathering.

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Date of Stay: May 2017
Date Submitted: June 2017
Fort Myers, FL
Member since Jun 2017
Exceeded lofty expectations

My family and I stayed at Captain Morse House for Thanksgiving this year. We were 11 adults and 4 children (1--13). We had planned this trip for quite some time and were holding some very high expectations. The property and the manager exceeded them all. The house is extremely comfortable and well-appointed. The area was perfect for us -- walk to bars, restaurants, attractions. We prepared Thanksgiving dinner at the house and the kitchens (2) are incredibly equipped. We lacked nothing. Platt Johnson was super responsive to a number of questions we had both before and after our arrival. Overall, our stay was a treasure that we all will remember for the rest of our lives. CMH is the bomb!! show more show less

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Date of Stay: November 2016
Date Submitted: December 2016
Omaha, NE
Member since Dec 2016
A Historic Home Perfectly Updated for a Modern Visit

My husband and I rented this home for our closest friends and extended family members to stay during our wedding on the Vineyard this October. Although we are very familiar with the island, the vast majority of our guests had never been before, and the Captain Morse House offered a perfect location, very comfortable accommodations, and so much MV history for the group. The house is incredibly spacious and has numerous bathrooms and areas to spend time, while still offering plenty of space for groups looking to relax -- we had a rainy weekend and our guests loved solving puzzles in the living room and taking advantage of several of the DVDs provided as well. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and all guests said the rooms and beds were very comfortable. The location cannot be beat - a parking space is available but there is not a need for a car if you're looking to take advantage of all Edgartown has to offer.

We would highly recommend the property for anyone looking for a relaxing group stay in one of the most historic, well-maintained homes on the island. The owner was very responsive as well - the weekend was cooler than the previous week so we requested a temperature adjustment (it was controlled remotely). He immediately adjusted the thermostat for us and provided a quick text update as well. The house is a remarkable property and all of our guests left with very fond memories.
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Date of Stay: September 2016
Date Submitted: October 2016
Palo Alto, CA
Member since Oct 2016
Beautiful Historic Property - Well Stocked and Friendly Service

We stayed here for my wedding weekend and hosted our rehearsal dinner in the backyard. The house is incredible, well stocked with virtually all the amenities of a hotel and then some (everything from extra sheets, soap, shampoo, etc., to a leaf blower we used to prepare for our dinner outside. Only "downside" was that every friend and family member in town wanted a tour of the house! It oozes with charm and history. Everything we needed to know about the house beforehand was evident if you read the listing and view the photos. The owner was friendly and prompt with communication. We would definitely recommend the Captain Morse House to a friend. show more show less

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Date of Stay: September 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Arlington, VA
Member since Sep 2016
Stately Historic Home on prestigious North Water Street

Truly superb home with all the amenities and ideally located. It was a brief ten minute walk to fine dining and shops in Edgartown.

Staying in this elegant home was an experience in itself. It had all the finery and grandeur of a home of its significance but still felt warm and cozy for family gatherings.

Although the home is ideally suited for a family reunion with many adult couples and children in tow, my four sisters and our mother (who requires a wheel chair ) never felt lost in this grand home. Highly recommend! show more show less

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Date of Stay: September 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
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Lovely family vacation

We had a lovely family vacation in the house. We were a group of 16 and had plenty of room. The kids enjoyed the lawn and front porch. We all enjoyed having different family/living rooms to gather in or separate to. It was convenient to have 2 kitchens. The house was very well stocked with towels, cookware, dishes, beach chairs, etc. The bicycles were a great bonus, and one of our favorite activities was biking around. Excellent location. It was lovely to be able to stroll downtown for ice cream or fudge whenever we wanted. The owner was very accessible and accommodating prior to and during our stay. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
New York, NY
Member since Aug 2016
Beautiful historic house

This house is a grand example of the history of Edgartown. It's steps from great shopping and dining options.

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
South Burlington, VT
Member since Aug 2016

About Platt Johnson

profile photo for Norman Johnson
Member since:
12/8/2009
Reviews:
18 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
9/19/2017
I grew up in the Captain Morse House with my parents and brother. We had a wonderful childhood full of sailing, fishing, tennis and bike riding. Our family has been coming to the Vineyard since 1956 and can assist you in providing information for the first time or seasoned Vineyard traveler.

I went to Tabor Academy in Marion MA. and Tufts University in Medford, MA.

I encourage you to check out our website and read all the content I have added over the years to assist you in having the best vacation ever.

Call me – I love to talk about the Vineyard.

What is special about this property?
Certainly the location is #1. We are on the most beautiful street on the island, North Water Street.
The home itself was built by Captain Morse. He was Edgartown's most successful whaling captain and his home was the largest in town.
The property has been updated with all the amenities that a vacationer could want including central HVAC, modern WiFi and two wonderful kitchens that come fully equipped.
The backyard is large and has a large patio attached to it.

What is special about your town?
One of New England’s most elegant communities, Edgartown was Martha’s Vineyard’s first colonial settlement and it has been the county seat since 1642. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century.
Main Street is a picture book setting with its harbor and waterfront. The tall square-rigged ships that sailed all the world’s oceans have passed from the Edgartown scene, but the heritage of those vessels and their captains has continued. For the past hundred years, Edgartown has been one of the world’s great yachting centers.

To view and appreciate this town fully, you must walk its streets. North Water Street has a row of captains’ houses not equaled anywhere. Study the fanlights and widow’s walks by day and stroll down the streets after the lamps are lit.

There are excellent public beaches in the township of Edgartown. Norton’s Point, known as South Beach or Katama, is a barrier beach providing surf bathing and the opportunity to explore Katama Bay on the other side of the dunes. Lighthouse Beach, located off North Water Street near the town center, offers calm water and views of harbor activities. Bend-in-the-Road Beach, part of Joseph Sylvia Beach, has ample parking and is accessible by bicycle trail.