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GORGEOUS CAPTAINS HOME, WALK TO BEACH AND TOWN, SUPER LOCATION, 11 BEDROOMS, AC

Platt Johnson

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Sleeps23
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GORGEOUS CAPTAINS HOME, WALK TO BEACH AND TOWN, SUPER LOCATION, 11 BEDROOMS, AC

Photos and Description of this 11 bedroom holiday home in Edgartown - The Captain Morse House

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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Platt Johnson (Owner)
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About Platt Johnson

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 with Corcoran Group.

It is quite a home and I am proud to be able to share it with you.

Platt Johnson purchased this house in 1955

Why Platt Johnson chose Edgartown

I suppose this is simply fate. Back 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 they passed away. 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.

What makes this house unique

A perfect location. You are right up from the harbor and close to downtown without being in the crowds of summer visitors. I 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 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

Sleeps23
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212151vb
888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
New Orleans, LA
5

A Wonderful Place to Visit and a Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I (11 total) had a marvelous stay at the Captain Morse House. Its historic charm, perfect setting and gracious hosts made this a week to remember. We still talk about the Vineyard and share fond memories, but they almost all end with our fantastic accommodations! I highly recommend it for your visit as Platt and his wife were terrific to deal with and fun getting to know!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212151vb
888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Los Angeles
5

The Captain Morse House

  • 5 out of 5
Outstanding location. Well-maintained, versatile house in the center of town.
Wonderful back yard, bicycles, etc. Our party was large and of all ages....each enjoyed their stay here to the max!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212151vb
888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Best family vacation EVER

  • 5 out of 5
We picked Captain Morse House because it could hold all 15 of us and I'm so glad we did. It is a very interesting rambling house with an amazing yard and location. The children loved picking out their rooms and it was big enough that we weren't tripping over each other. We played bocci ball, barbequed, walked to a wonderful place each morning for coffee and muffins and back in the afternoon for ice cream. We went to the beach, watched World Cup both at the house and a terrific seafood restaurant and the children loved the back yard. Everything is a short walk and the town is picture perfect.
Before our arrival the owner sent an e-mail so that we had all the schedules for ferries and phone number for crib rentals. I knew nothing about the area and he was very patient with me and made sure I got all the information I needed.
It was a great week and it created some wonderful memories. My four year old granddaughter was very sad this morning that she was home and couldn't go back to the big house where we could all live together.
Thank you for sharing your home with us.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: 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, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212151vb
888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Columbia, SC
5

Team Sail Away Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
We had a business retreat with 18 women at the Capt Morse Home. We could not have asked for a better setting to hold this retreat. The theme of our retreat was to simplify our businesses and focus on the basics!! This was truly the best setting for that. All of our attendees thoroughly enjoyed their stay! The house was beautiful and clean and provided everything we could possibly need! Everyone was comfortable and loved that we were within walking distance of all shops, dining and sight-seeing. This house is beautiful!!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212151vb
888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Austin, Texas
5

Whaling Captain's House

Whaling Captain's House
  • 5 out of 5
Great location. Charming house. Owner was very helpful in ensuring our needs were met
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212151vb
888-278-0327 (Toll Free, USA)
Edgartown Edgartown Area
Haverford, PA
5

Terrific house!

  • 5 out of 5
We went to the Vineyard to celebrate our daughter's college graduation with her friends and our sons. Great house for this large group! We used every bit of it- big, family dinners in the dining room, games in the family room, a cocktail party in the living room, a clambake on the lawn, coffee on the porch. Plenty of bathrooms for a big crowd. The kitchens were totally equipped for anything you'd want to make or serve. The closet full of beach towels and shed full of bikes were something I've never seen in another rental and wonderful to have. Loved our week here and look forward to revisiting. The kids definitely want to make it an Annual!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport, West Tisbury
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Chappaquidick Ferry 3 minute walk
Nearest Train
86 Miles
Amtrak Railroad in Boston Ma - 3 hours via ferry
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Beach Rd to Oaks Bluffs or Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Lighthouse Beach 9 minute walk
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk
Nearest Ski
142 Miles
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area 4 hrs via ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Vineyard Golf Club and others
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Sailing, Fishing, Beaches and Island fun.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Edgartown, Edgartown Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Sept 15-18
15 Sep 2014 - 18 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
$4,180
for 3 nights
From
$1,160
$4,200
 
 
Sept 29 - 10/6
29 Sep 2014 - 6 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$4,105
for 3 nights
From
$1,135
From
$2,000
Thu,Fri,Sat
$8,645
 
 
October
13 Oct 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$5,200
for 3 nights
From
$1,500
From
$2,000
Thu,Fri,Sat
$7,650
 
 
October 19
19 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014
8 night minimum stay
$8,650
 
 
November 9
9 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014
8 night minimum stay
$8,200
 
 
Spring 2015
8 Mar 2015 - 16 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$4,450
for 3 nights
From
$1,250
$6,650
$23,200
 
 
Spring 2 2015
17 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$5,950
for 3 nights
From
$1,750
$7,650
 
 
May 31-6/7
31 May 2015 - 6 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$9,650
for 7 nights
$9,650
 
 
May 31-6/7 Share
31 May 2015 - 6 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,200
 
 
June 7-14
7 Jun 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$10,650
for 7 nights
$10,650
 
 
June 7-14 Share
7 Jun 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,650
 
 
June 14-21
14 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$12,650
for 7 nights
$12,650
 
 
June 14-21 share
14 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,650
 
 
June 21-28
21 Jun 2015 - 27 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$13,650
for 7 nights
$13,650
 
 
June 21-28 Share
21 Jun 2015 - 27 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$10,650
 
 
June 28
28 Jun 2015 - 4 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$18,700
for 7 nights
$18,700
 
 
July 5
5 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$17,700
for 7 nights
$17,700
 
 
July 26-8/2
26 Jul 2015 - 1 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$17,700
for 7 nights
$17,700
 
 
Aug 2-9
2 Aug 2015 - 8 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
$18,700
for 7 nights
$18,700
 
 
Labor Day After
8 Sep 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$8,696
for 4 nights
From
$1,999
 
 
Sept 2015
13 Sep 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
$8,700
for 4 nights
From
$2,000
$9,650
 
 
Columbus 9 nights
4 Oct 2015 - 13 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
$9,700
for 4 nights
From
$2,250
$10,650
 
 
Fall 2015
18 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$6,700
for 3 nights
From
$2,000
$8,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Estimated Cleaning $700
Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
Notes VRBO often quotes the rates wrong due to their website using complicated programming that does NOT work for a house that has a different rate for each week.
Please visit our Captain Morse House website for complete details and accurate information.
www.captainmorsehouse.com
Please also use our email address found on the Contact Us tab to insure the best possible service from Captain Morse.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Edgartown in Edgartown Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • parasailing
  • golf
  • kayaking
Notes:
Outside Shower, Lawn Games, Croquet, Bicycles, Books. Printer, Answer Machine and fax machine.
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