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General Info About The Captain Morse House



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. We can accommodate up to 25 people yet the house is gracious for a family as well and is regularly rented for people who want to spread out. For example my family of four lived in the house from 1955 until 2007. 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.

Square Footage: 10,000 for full house – 8,400 +/- for the front 1,600 +/- for the back. Normal rental is the entire house


  • Town: 3 Blocks to Main Street – about a 1,000 feet (See  Map Below)
  • Beaches: 1 block and ferry ride to Chappy Beach / 2 Blocks to Lighthouse Beach / 3 Blocks to Fuller St. Beach / 2 miles to State Beach / 3.5 miles to South Beach
  • Nearest Airport: Martha’s Vineyard Airport, West Tisbury at 5.7 Miles
  • Nearest Ferry: Chappaquiddick Ferry 3 minute walk at 0.2 Miles
  • Nearest Train: Amtrak Railroad in Boston Ma – 3 hours via ferry at 86 Miles
  • Nearest Motorway: Beach Rd to Oaks Bluffs or Vineyard Haven at 1.2 Miles
  • Nearest Bar/pub: Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk at 0.2 Miles
  • Nearest Ski Area: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area 4 hrs via ferry at 142 Miles
  • Nearest Public Golf: Vineyard Golf Club and others at 3 Miles
  • Nearest Restaurant: Harbor View Hotel 4 minute walk at 0.2 Miles


We are on the Eastern side of the island of Martha’s Vineyard in the historic town of Edgartown. The house is three blocks North from Main street in Edgartown on Morse Street. Map

Location 80 North Water Street Edgartown, MA 02539

Latitude: 41.391813 N, Longitude: -70,513644 W


There are views of Edgartown harbor from the house and from both of our front porches. We are just 200 feet down Morse Street (60 m) to The North Wharf is. The North Wharf is a center for launch service, fishing, dockage, moorings and boating. Captain Morse used to keep his boats on The North Wharf so it truly is like having your very own dock! A morning stroll down to the wharf is a great way to start the day. See our Waterfront Page.


We can set the house up to accommodate several different groups. From a gracious home that will host a small family to its maximum configuration where we can accommodate up to 25 people in 12 Bedrooms. There are 20 beds spread among 12 bedrooms and a loft. The first and second floors have the best bedrooms. There are 7 full baths and an outside shower. There are also two kitchens two dining rooms and two living rooms. Click the heading above for complete information on the Accommodations.


We are fully equipped with pretty much anything you could imagine. Highlights are full linens, two entertainment centers, full house WiFi, 4 zone HVAC, elevator and free bicycles. Click the heading above for a complete listing.


Just fill out our Booking Form requesting the dates you want. We will then prepare a quote for you.