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Platt Johnson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, I can communicate via email and Google Translate

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

24 Reviews
People23
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Overview

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

11 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps up to 23) Two kitchens, huge porches and back yard

This is the largest and most elegant vacation rental home in Edgartown. The Captain Morse House is close to Edgartown's 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.

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 is on three floors and has a formal living room and dining room, two family room/game rooms and even two gourmet kitchens. All of it is tastefully decorated with period furnishings and artwork. The home has central air-conditioning, heat and modern 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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Platt Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, I can communicate via email and Google Translate

About Platt Johnson

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.

Platt Johnson purchased this house in 1955

Why Platt Johnson chose Edgartown Area

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.

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. 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

Reviews

5
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious Captains Home, walk to beach and town, super location, 11 bedrooms, AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Wonderful! Didn't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, nobody wanted to leave! Superb location for all things in Edgartown, walking or biking distance to most activities. The yard was great for kids and the property worked very well for large families like ours, who included 24 people. Every amenity was provided that one could hope for. Martha's vineyard is a wonderful vacation destination, there are so many options for every type of interest. We happened to come during the 4th of July, and it was perfect. The parade went right past the house and we could all watch from the spacious front porch, and the fireworks were seen from the second story balcony. Thanks for allowing us to use your beautiful home for our annual vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a large family that flew in from all around the US. Our home is perfect for large groups like this doing family vacations and our location is perfect, close to town, beaches and the action.
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Haverford, PA
5

Best Home to Stay in Edgartown!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the Captain Morgan House. We highly recommend it!! Impeccably maintained. Classic décor. All of the modern necessities you'd want- high speed internet, music system, televisions. An ideal location (leave the car!) where you can walk or bike anywhere. They even provide the bikes! There are a ton of beds in the house. Perfect for large groups. We really enjoy having drinks in the large living room and spilling onto the front porch followed by dinner in the backyard- huge grill, plenty of seating and a really lovely lawn. Lovely sheets and towels and robes provided. They think of everything and couldn't be more wonderful homeowners!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our family vacation week in June 2016 at the Captain Morse House. The location could not be better, with such short walks to the beach and harbor, downtown and Chappy Ferry. And the house is spacious and comfortable, with interesting history.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was a last minute rental and were only 12 in number. This allowed them to have a more relaxing vacation than trying to manage a huge crowd. They really were the perfect tenants and I would have them back anytime. They were really fine people and took care of the house as if it was their own.
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Ft. Worth, Texas
5

Perfect accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Captain Morse house for 5 days to attend a wedding. It was perfect! Our room was in the apt type area downstairs, with a living, dining and kitchen space set apart from the others. As the "oldest" in the group, this made is possible for us to enjoy quiet time but also allowed community time when we wanted it. The house felt like exactly what it is, an majestic, historical house. Creaky floors, claw foot tubs, updated baths with elegant touches and FANTASTIC kitchen supplies. It really was a wonderful experience for us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acton, MA
5

60th birthday celebration week

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful old house was the perfect venue to host my Sixty & Sensational birthday party. I invited my girlfriends to come spend the week with me on Martha's Vineyard. 45 friends came from as far as LA for the party on Saturday night. 23 people spent the night. We filled every bed and all slept well. Other guests were just a few blocks away at the Harbor View Hotel. We all enjoyed Edgartown in the off season.

The house is very well appointed for entertaining. The 2 living rooms and cozy study made for many comfortable late night conversations. And the 2 kitchens made it easy for every one to share in the cooking. And the night of the party the catering crew said it was a great site. Edgartown has many coffee shops, bars and restaurants a few short blocks away.

The owner was very easy to work with and helpful when I had questions.

Thank you for a wonderful time. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

50th Anniversary in Martha's Vineyard

  • 5 of 5

For a large group, this house is the perfect gathering place. Twenty three family members gathered for 50th anniversary celebration - ages 7 months to 82 years - and the home was ideal. Easily accommodated all. Located in Edgartown - perfect for walking to lighthouse and town. Drive (or bike) to beaches. Owner (Platt) and caretaker (Andrew) were always available (a special thank you to Andrew for his recommendation of a reliable mechanic when one of our group's car needed emergency maintenance).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed the house and that Andrew was helpful. About 1/3 of our rentals are for family reunions 1/3 are wedding parties and the rest are either families, corporate retreats or just friends getting together. This guest was very nice and easy to work with.
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Location

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

Sailing, Fishing, Beaches and Island fun. The Vineyard is a playground for adults and children of all ages. I grew up here and should know.

Yes I was lucky to grow up here. Vineyard summers are truly fantastic and the quality of the air and water combine to make things more crisp and beautiful than you can imagine.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Edgartown, Edgartown Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
July 24-31
24 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£11,795
for 7 nights
£11,795
 
 
August
1 Aug 2016 - 7 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£14,056
for 7 nights
£14,056
£68,356
 
 
Sep5 Labor Day
5 Sep 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
6 night minimum stay
£7,310
 
 
Sept11
11 Sep 2016 - 8 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£7,310
for 3 nights
From
£2,261
£8,818
 
 
Oct10
10 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£7,310
for 3 nights
From
£2,261
£8,064
 
 
Oct16
16 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£6,745
for 3 nights
From
£2,073
£7,310
 
 
Oct30
30 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£4,484
for 3 nights
From
£1,319
£2,035
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£6,557
 
 
Winter
26 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,354
for 3 nights
From
£942
£4,258
£15,601
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,354
for 3 nights
From
£942
From
£1,507
Thu,Fri,Sat
£5,765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
June 4
4 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£6,180
for 3 nights
From
£1,884
£8,064
 
 
June11
11 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£8,064
for 4 nights
From
£1,884
£9,571
 
 
June 18
18 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£9,571
for 4 nights
From
£2,261
£11,079
 
 
June 25
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£11,079
for 4 nights
From
£2,638
£12,586
 
 
July
2 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£17,108
for 7 nights
£17,108
£57,051
 
 
August
30 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£19,369
for 7 nights
£19,369
£60,820
 
 
September
4 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£8,064
for 4 nights
From
£1,884
£9,571
 
 
Fall
15 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,049
for 3 nights
From
£1,507
£6,519
£15,601
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
8 night minimum stay
£7,310
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£3,354
for 3 nights
From
£942
£4,258
£15,601
 

Additional pricing information

Estimated Cleaning £528
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,261

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Edgartown Area in Martha's Vineyard

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Back of house bathroom ensuite to bedroom 11.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Front of the house off the family room with sleeper sofa.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 4.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bath with shower tub near bedroom 6
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King California size bed or two twins (long) with fireplace.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed , Twin Bed with garden view.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King California size bed or two twins (extra long)
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Single Bed , Twin bed at the back of the 3rd floor with garden view
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed , Twin bed between 7 and 9 on the 3rd floor - private
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed , Twin bed between 8 and the bath on the 3rd floor
    Front Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Off of the front living room - very comforable and ensuite.
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , Two Twin beds in a large room at the front of the house.
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor back bedroom with ensuite bath near garden. Quiet
    Loft + Den - 1 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Loft on 2nd floor at back of house with 2 bunks and 1 twin
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom off of the front porch, fireplace, elevator
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Next to Master just off the front porch, fireplace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large room with fireplace (also known as the Middle Room)
  • Bedroom 4 and 5 can be made up as either California Kings or California twins. These bedrooms can also be assigned bathrooms #3 and #5 to make them "ensuite". The front family room has a excellent convertible bed with a 4' thick air mattress on top of a 4' padded mattress. There is also one crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 7 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside Shower, Lawn Games, Croquet, Bicycles, Books. Printer, Answer Machine and fax machine.

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