East Wing of

The Captain Morse House

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6 bedroom | 3 bathroom (3 full, 0 half) | House

Daily Rate Range:$400 - $7000 per night

Property Details

The Captain Morse House is located in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. The East Wing of the house is a totally private home and a part of the 26 room Captain Morse House. The Wings are 100% private just like a townhouse is. There is no shared interior space; each 6 bedroom wing has it's own kitchen, entrances, and rooms.  See below for detailed information.

The Captain Morse House is one of Edgartown's premier homes. It was built by the island's most successful whalers, Captain John Osbourne Morse, in 1840. The Captain Morse House has a superb location on the waterfront and is a short walk to Edgartown's shopping and beaches.  The Captain Morse House is located at the corner of Morse and North Water Streets. The town of Edgartown is defined 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 overlooks the Edgartown Lighthouse and the outer harbor.

On the North Water Street side of the house, there are two spacious porches, framed by 10 Doric columns, offering views of Edgartown Harbor. They create an ideal place to spend time with friends. The large patio, back yard, and garden offer a private oasis. The yard is graced by three magnificent Linden trees. Edgartown’s North Wharf lies steps away at the end of Morse Street. It is a great place to go and enjoy the waterfront or perhaps some fishing.

As you might be able to guess we specialize in large families, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries.  Changing demand from our guests has led us to offer the home in Wings. Wing rentals are now fully 50% of our rental business.

This East Wing is more formal traditional design - largest wing - sleeps 14 - six couples

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

The East Wing 1st Floor of the house is the larger and more luxurious of the two. There is a large front living room with access to the large front porch facing  North Water Street with water views of Edgartown Harbor. Just off the living room, there is an en-suite bedroom with a sleeper sofa equipped with an "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 twin beds. 

The stairs in this 1840 home are steep from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. People with mobility issues should stay on the 1st and 2nd floor

The West Wing is less formal open plan - best for kids - sleeps 12 - three couples

Accommodations: 9 rooms, 6 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12.

The 1st-floor consists of an open-plan living room, and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bar, a Queen bedroom, and an en-suite bath. The west door exits right onto the large patio and lawn.
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 single bedroom, a large king bedroom, and an en-suite bath. 
The 3rd-floor has a double bedroom for two, two single bedrooms, and a full bathroom.

The stairs in this 1840s house are steep from 1st floor to 3rd floor. People with mobility issues should stay on the 1st floor.

Shared Amenities

When you rent a Wing of the house you share the large backyard, patio, and driveway. On the patio, there are two large 8-person teak tables each with a large market umbrella. There is either one or two large BBQ grills. On the lawn are 6 chaise lounges. On the side of the property is a driveway with off-street parking for one car for each wing. The tool shed has shared bikes and there is a toy box with beach chairs and umbrellas.

We have developed a system to allow 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 inquire.


We are happy to have events but you will need to apply for written permission. For large events we suggest renting the complete house however we do have a system for people wishing to have events.

If a West Wing guest is staying for 4 nights or longer they can request to hold one private event from 5 pm to 9 pm 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.

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. The maximum size of an event is 50 including any vendors.


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.


  Summary of Standard East Wing Accommodations          
Floor Description of accommodations by floor Bedrooms Beds Bed Types Sleeping Baths
1st 1 Bedroom with Queen Sofa Sleeper which will sleep 2 people ( Bedrooms 12) 1 1 1Q Sofa 2 1
2nd 4 Bedrooms  ( Bedrooms 1 through 4 / 4's King can be made into 2 twins) 4 5 1K 2Q 2t 8 2
3rd 1 bedroom and sitting area with 1 Queen and two twins ( Bedroom 10) 1 3 1Q  2t 4  
  Total 6 10 1Q 1F 4t 14 3


Changing the Accommodations in a Wing Rental

We have some flexibility in the way we split the house to add or subtract bedrooms. Please inquire if you are interested in this option.
Consider renting the entire home if you need more space. Inquire with us directly if you want this option.


This is where, in the interest of transparency, we divulge all of the things that you ought to know about the house

The fewer cars you bring to the island the better. That said....
We have space for up to 4 cars in our single-lane driveway.
We also have rented guaranteed available additional parking one block away for another two cars and possibly more.
When the Wings are both rented the East Wing gets the driveway and the West Wing gets the two spots down the street. This way no one gets blocked in.

There is free parking on the street during the day for up to two hours in the season and all day off-season.
There is no parking overnight from 2:00 am to 7:00 am.
There are two town parking lots with overnight parking at the foot of Main Street and at nearby Mayhew Lane.
There is another lot up at the Triangle called the Dark Woods Lot.

You are 200 feet from Edgartown Harbor. Walk out of the house and down Morse Street to Edgartown's North Wharf. This is a public wharf and also houses the harbormaster and a marine store. We have a Boston Whaler that is docked here and available as a separate rental. We mention this because some may consider that a hazard.

This house was built in 1840 before modern building standards. There are steep stairs from the West Wing of the 1st floor to the 3rd floor and from the East Wing's 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. There are also low railings on the porches and at the West Wing 2nd-floor landing. Small children will need supervision.  People with mobility issues should stay on the 1st floor or use the elevator in the East Wing.

Two exterior cameras and three doorbell cameras cover entrances and patio. The interior camera can be turned towards the wall when you come in.
These are for your protection only.

You are three blocks away from Main Street. This is an "in-town" location with all the advantages of walking to pretty much anything you want. The disadvantage is that traffic will be sometimes heard at the corner of Morse Street and North Water Street. The other Wings Guests can sometimes be heard.


All pricing, availability, and terms are subject to change without notice. We use a dynamic pricing strategy that adjusts to market demand and other factors.
A booking is confirmed when we receive a payment and a signed lease.   We reserve the right to cancel any booking where we feel the rates are inaccurate.

All rentals are subject to our lease, manual, and house rules whether you have expressly signed a lease or not.
Late or Early check-ins seriously disrupt our associates schedules and other guests and subject to a fee of $100 per quarter hour

REV: 202401



Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Popular Amenities
  • 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 Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Free Internet
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/ Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Barbeque/ Grill Utensils
  • Wine Glasses
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Computer Monitor
  • Printer
  • Television
  • Satellite/ Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Games/ Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • Smart TV
  • Sound System
  • 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
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
Other Services
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • Cleaning Before Checkout
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Bay/ Sound
  • Marina
  • Museums
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/ Sound Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/ Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/ Diving
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • 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
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
  • Baby Gate
  • Pack N Play/ Travel Crib
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Shared Spaces
  • Cameras/ Surveillance

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