Captain Morse House East Wing Luxury East Wing in A+ Edgartown Village Location - Captain's Home

  • The Captain Morse House - Edgartown MA
    The Captain Morse House - Edgartown MA
  • Front Door
    Front Door
  • The Captain Morse House - front porches
    The Captain Morse House - front porches
  • Front Porch - 1st floor
    Front Porch - 1st floor
  • View down Morse to the harbor
    View down Morse to the harbor
  • View down Morse to the harbor
    View down Morse to the harbor
  • Shared Back yard from the patio
    Shared Back yard from the patio
  • Shared Back yard from the patio
    Shared Back yard from the patio
  • Shared Back yard
    Shared Back yard
  • Shared Back yard and West Wing of house
    Shared Back yard and West Wing of house
  • Front Hallway
    Front Hallway
  • Front Spiral Staircase
    Front Spiral Staircase
  • Front Living Room
    Front Living Room
  • Front Living Room
    Front Living Room
  • Front Living Room
    Front Living Room
  • Front Media Room / Bedroom #12 with pull out sofa
    Front Media Room / Bedroom #12 with pull out sofa
  • Bathroom en-suite with bedroom 12
    Bathroom en-suite with bedroom 12
  • Dinig Room
    Dinig Room
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Front Gourmet Kitchen
    Front Gourmet Kitchen
  • Front Gourmet Kitchen
    Front Gourmet Kitchen
  • Front spiral staircase from the 2nd floor
    Front spiral staircase from the 2nd floor
  • 2nd Floor Front Porch
    2nd Floor Front Porch
  • John O. Morse Room - Bedroom 1 on 2nd floor - queen bed
    John O. Morse Room - Bedroom 1 on 2nd floor - queen bed
  • Sara Dinsmore Room - Bedroom 2 with two twins
    Sara Dinsmore Room - Bedroom 2 with two twins
  • Dressing Room - Bedroom 3 with a Queen
    Dressing Room - Bedroom 3 with a Queen
  • 2nd floor front hallway
    2nd floor front hallway
  • Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins
    Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins
  • Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins
    Middle Room - Bedroom 4 with 4 doors - king or 2 twins
  • Bathroom #3 on 2nd Floor
    Bathroom #3 on 2nd Floor
  • East Wing Sail Loft Bedroom #10 3rd Floor
    East Wing Sail Loft Bedroom #10 3rd Floor
  • East Wing Sail Loft Bedroom #10 3rd Floor
    East Wing Sail Loft Bedroom #10 3rd Floor
  • Evening at Captain Morse House as viewed from foot of Morse St
    Evening at Captain Morse House as viewed from foot of Morse St
  • Aerial View of the house and Edgartown Harbor looking South
    Aerial View of the house and Edgartown Harbor looking South
  • Aerial View of the house closeup
    Aerial View of the house closeup
  • Friends on the Front Porch enjoying coffee in the morning
    Friends on the Front Porch enjoying coffee in the morning
  • Morning on North Water Street with a classic VW in Front
    Morning on North Water Street with a classic VW in Front
  • Windsurfers at the nearby Edgartown Lighthouse Beach
    Windsurfers at the nearby Edgartown Lighthouse Beach
  • 1st Floor Plan
    1st Floor Plan
  • 2nd  Floor Plan
    2nd Floor Plan
  • 3rd Floor Plan
    3rd Floor Plan
$400-6,000/night
6 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Sleeps 1-14
Allows pets Accessible Internet Fireplace (more...)

The East Wing is a totally private part of the 26 room Captain Morse House, one of Edgartown's premier vacation rental homes.

Renting a Wing of the House

The Captain Morse House is a large vacation rental. We have the unique ability to rent out the home as wings. The Wings are 100% private and would probably best be described as two townhouses. There is no shared any interior spaces; each Wing has it's own kitchen, entrance, and rooms. Each wing accommodates 8 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms. You also have the option to add or subtract sleeping arrangements on the 3rd floor. See below for more information.

East Wing Rental (The property you are currently viewing)

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

The East Wing 1st Floor of the house s the more formal of the two. To the East is a large front living room with private access to two large front porches facing North Water Street with water views of Edgartown Harbor. There is an en-suite bedroom with a pull out couch and "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 twins. 

The staircases in this 1840 home are steep and not to code. People with mobility issues should stay on the 1st floor.

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, sleeping up to 12, 4 bathrooms.

The 1st-floor consists of a large open plan living room, and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private bar. Off of the living room, there is a Queen bedroom with an en-suite bath.
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 large king bedroom with an en-suite bath. A single bedroom lies just off of the bunk loft 
The 3rd-floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom; One double/full bedroom, and two single/twin bedrooms.

Please note that the stairs in this 1840's house are steep and not to code. People with mobility issues should sleep on the 1st floor.

Adding Accommodations to Wing Rentals

Either Wing can add accommodations for an additional 4 people and exclusive use of the 3rd floor by increasing the people staying at the house from 12 to a maximum of 16. This gives your guests private access to the entire 3rd floor. 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
The standard rates are designed for 8 people. Additional people up to 12 are $50/day/person. The standard cost for the exclusive use of the 3rd floor is $1,400 a week. 

Shared Amenities

When you rent the East Wing of the house you share the large backyard and patio. There are two large 8 person teak tables each with a large market umbrella. There is a shared large BBQ. On the lawn are 5 chaise lounges. On the side of the property is a driveway with off-street parking for three to four cars but we limit this to one car for each wing. The tool shed has 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 ask or visit it on Turo

General Information

This large and historic home is framed by 10 Doric columns faces Edgartown harbor. The large yard and garden offer a private oasis from the bustle of a Vineyard summer. The yard is graced by three towering and magnificent Linden trees.

Outside on the North Water Street side of the house, there are two spacious porches with views of Edgartown Harbor. Edgartown’s North Wharf lies below the house at the end of Morse Street. It is a great place to go and enjoy the busy waterfront or perhaps some fishing. We have a modest driveway that can hold 4 cars and you have the right to park one in the driveway..The driveway is narrow and shared with the guests in the other Wing. The driveway leads 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. Complimentary beach chairs and lawn games are provided.

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 long time repeat tenants tend to be smaller families of 6 or so. They then invite friends to come and visit and use the large spaces for entertaining. In my youth, I lived in a house with my brother and parents. It seems unusual now but back then we just took it for granted and helped our father with the maintenance and lawn work.

EVENTS:

We are happy to have events but you will need to apply for written permission.

If a West Wing guest is staying for 4 nights or longer they can request to hold one private event from 5pm to 9pm 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. Because the East Wing is not contiguous with the patio the 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. This policy is new and is subject to change. We hope that it will work out for all involved. The maximum size of the event is 50 including any vendors.

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.

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.

The Captain Morse House is one of Edgartown's premier homes. The Captain Morse House has a superb location close to Edgartown's shopping and a short walk to four beaches and the North Wharf and the town’s busy harbor. It was built by Captain John O. Morse in 1840. Morse was one of the era's most successful whaling Captains.

If you want to rent the entire home it features 26 rooms with 12 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 full kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms. Please see our other listing for the Captain Morse House.

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 pantry. This is where we separate East Wing of the house from the West Wing of the house. 

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 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

On the 3rd floor, there is a sitting area and a large front bedroom with a Queen and two twins. There is the option to add an additional three bedrooms sleeping 4. 

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 long time repeat tenants tend to be smaller families of 6 or so. They then invite friends to come and visit and use our large spaces for entertaining.

EVENTS:

We are happy to have events but you will need to apply for written permission. Depending of the event you may need a fee, security deposit and event insurance.

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.

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 captain morse house.

I grew up in the home you are viewing.

I grew up on Martha's Vineyard and spent my summers there until I graduated from college. Now I come back every spring and fall to work on the properties and connect with old friends and new.

Our main rental property is the Captain Morse House (VRBO# 212151) in Edgartown. This property has been in our family since 1955 when my father purchased it. It was used exclusively by our family until 2008. It has been a successful vacation rental since then.

In 2017 we bought Indian Hill Road (VRBO# 1853268) as a flip and then promptly made a classic mistake. We over improved the property. Because of this it will be hard to sell so we have decided to rent it out. The island has a shortage of good quality rentals and we think that this will rent well.

Indian Hill Road was a brand new project for us. It is quite a home and we are proud to be able to share it with you.
We had one very successful (5 star review!) rental for the main house in 2019. The cottage we rented out for the first time long term (18 months) to a young couple. They are moving out June 1st. Those successful rentals have encouraged us to put the house on the rental market for this coming season.

Both of our properties have 5 star reviews and it is our intention to keep them at that level.

My Background:
I grew up in the Captain Morse House in Edgartown and spent my summers there until I graduated from Tufts University. I owned and ran Island Sports, the countries oldest and largest Windsurfing and Board Sports store, most of my adult life from 1974 until 2007. I have built several homes and done numerous renovations. I enjoy the challenge of creating wonderful living spaces. I am now a Realtor in Southern Florida but really spend most of my time working on these rental properties.

If you are interested in purchasing either of these properties or in Real Estate Management or representation please send me an inquiry

Due to my on island experience I can help you craft the best possible vacation. I can provide the best possible service when we communicate via telephone or email.

The rates are quoted for 10 people. There is a pullout sofa in bedroom #12 in the downstairs front room. Upstairs there is the master bedroom #1, bedroom #2 with two twins, bedroom #3 with a queen bed and the middle king bedroom #5.
Available as an options if you need more beds is the following.
You can add bedrooms 7,8,9 & 10 on the third floor to sleep an additional 7 people for a total 17.
Property Type House in a house on the 1st floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Elevator Manually Operated
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
General
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • Bath #1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bath #3 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Bath #4 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Bath #2 is ensuite with bedroom 11 at the back on the 1st floor. It features a so is great for people in wheelchairs.
Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-14
  • Master Bedroom #1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom #2 – 2 Twin beds
  • Bedroom #3 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom #4 – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom #12 – 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
  • Bedroom #10 – 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds
This lovely room offers the ability to sleep 4. Perfect for a family. Depending on the guest sharing the other Wing it can share the 3rd-floor bath #7. If the West Wing guests are using the 3rd floor then this bath may not be available. In that case, 3rd-floor guests would share the 2nd-floor bathroom #3.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Walkable to Golf
  • Boat Available
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Veranda
  • Beach Essentials
  • Private Yard
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Other
  • Car Available
Theme
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
Expectations
  • Potential Noise
  • Limited Parking
  • Shared Spaces
  • Surveillance
Accessibility
  • Step Free Wide Elevator
  • Grab Rails In Shower
  • Accessible Height Toilet
  • Handheld Shower Head
Season Rate
Default
1/1 - 12/31
Night
$350 - $6,470
Weekly
$3,046 to $31,869
Monthly
$13,665 to $94,382
October
10/1 - 10/31
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Winter
11/1 - 4/30
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Spring Fall
4/15 - 10/14
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May
5/1 - 5/30
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May middle
5/11 - 5/20
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Summer
5/15 - 10/14
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June 6.1
6/1 - 6/7
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June 6.2
6/8 - 6/15
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June 6.3
6/16 - 6/23
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June 6.4
6/24 - 6/30
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July
7/1 - 7/31
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August
8/1 - 8/31
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September
9/1 - 9/30
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Price is only valid once confirmed in writing by the landlord.
All pricing is subject to change without notice. Pricing on websites is for example only.
Instant Book is only confirmed one we have exchanged correspondence and the lease.

Rates quoted by OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) may be wrong due to their use of their one size fits all rate structure.
Please visit our property website for complete details and accurate information.
You can find these easily by searching the internet for the name of the property.
Once there
Use the Contact Us tab - SO WE CAN QUOTE YOU DIRECTLY AND COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER - You will get better service and more flexibility than OTA computers can provide.
More info available on request.