Luxury Vacation Rental on Martha’s Vineyard

The Captain Morse House

East Wing, West Wing or the Entire House

The Captain Morse House

on Martha’s Vineyard Island

We are Martha’s Vineyard’s largest and most elegant vacation rental home. The Captain Morse House is located in Edgartown on world-famous North Water Street. Our 2 front porches directly face Edgartown Harbor and make an ideal place to spend the afternoon. The home is an actual whaling captain’s home and was built by Captain John Osborne Morse in 1840. The home has been fully renovated with all of the modern amenities while preserving its historic grandeur. The home is available as the East or West Wing or the entire house. The entire house has 26 rooms, 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms, and can sleep 26 people. The large backyard and garden are perfect for hosting family reunions, weddings, and events. Plan your ultimate “vacation to remember” today.

East – West Wing or Entire House

Explore the Captain Morse House! Rent a wing or the entire house for a 100% private experience, with shared patio and lawn spaces. The East Wing offers private porches and scenic views, while the West Wing provides direct access to the patio. Enjoy a unique and personalized stay at this charming destination.

Open Year Round

Experience romantic long weekends in unique off-season settings—ideal for family reunions, corporate retreats, and weddings. Enjoy the charm and tranquility of these destinations, creating lasting memories with your loved ones.

Location is Everything

Discover the allure of Edgartown Harbor, with four nearby beaches and private parking. Explore the village dining and shopping by walking to town, and take advantage of free bikes for convenient exploration. Embrace the coastal charm of this picturesque destination.


Please browse reviews and comments from our guests over the years. We do everything we can to earn make your stay memorable by preparing for your individual needs in advance and responding to any issues immediately. The house is well maintained and each winter we make upgrades and updates to ensure that the house is better every year. We’d love to hear from you during and after your stay!

Platt Johnson

Meet Platt Johnson

I grew up in the Captain Morse House. Each year I’ve made updates to the home while maintaining its rich history. I have been coming to the Martha’s Vineyard since 1955 and love to help the first-time visitor or seasoned Martha’s Vineyard traveler. If you want to make a reservation or have any questions, please reach out to me directly via the form above or my email.

Captain Morse House Amenities

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4 Beaches 

Want to go for a swim? Four wonderful beaches are just steps away from the Captain Morse House.

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Two Full-Size Kitchens

Two full kitchens and two Bull outdoor gas grills
Perfect for alfresco dining. Savor the flavors of island and ocean 

Close To Town And The Beach

Prime Location

Location is everything. Captain Morse House is just three blocks from town yet outside of the hustle bustle

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Large Patio

You and your guests will have plenty of space to socialize with a Large patio and back yard as well as two wonderful front porches
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Spacious Bedrooms

Indulge in restful nights in our spacious bedrooms, featuring luxurious king-size beds for ultimate comfort.

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Modern Bathrooms

Revitalize in our beautiful and relaxing bathrooms, offering sleek design and contemporary amenities for a refreshing and stylish stay.

A Truly Historic House

Enjoy modern comforts, personalized surprises, and the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Make lasting memories in a welcoming haven where nature meets comfort.

A Unique Island Experience

The best of both worlds, a historic property updated with all of the modern comforts. Be close to the action but far enough away to escape the bustle of town. The island hosts many great vacation activities from golf to fishing to sailing, historic tours and days at the beach. The Captain Morse House provides plenty of space for relaxation and entertaining.

For Truly Memorable Events

For truly memorable events, seize the moment to plan your upcoming occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate retreat, or family reunion, now is the perfect time to create lasting memories. Dive into the details and start envisioning the special touches that will make your event extraordinary.