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Protect yourself from scams

There are more and more scams these days. They are using new technology and techniques to get us to fork over our hard-won dough.  Here below is a list of some common schemes, potential red flags, and tips to stay safe in today’s world. As a legitimate business,...

The Meaning of Luxury

LuxurynounPlural luxuries 1: a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort: a sumptuous environmentlived in luxury2 a: something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessaryone of life’s luxuries2 b: an indulgence in something that provides...

Captain Morse House Web Blog

Open Weeks Still Available by Platt Johnson | Apr 4, 2022 | Blog, GuestsLatest Availability at the  Captain Morse HouseEntire House or East or West WingsAvailable Anytime up to May 5Thursday May 12 to Monday May 16Tuesday June 9 to June 16Sunday Aug. 21 to Thursday...

Off-Season Vacation Rental Magic

Why vacation rental off-season on Martha’s Vineyard Martha’s Vineyard has a definite season and that’s summer. Officially summer starts on Memorial Day weekend. Summer residents will arrive and open up their houses and get things going. Winter...

Inflation since 1979

Inflation Since 1979 – I have been doing some scanning of old files and found this on an old manila folder. I thought I would share it as it, 1, shows how far things have gone in one year and 2, it is a record of how far back the Captain Morse House has been a...

Hurricane Preparations

Here is a summary of what we all should be aware of when a hurricane threatens. This includes tips for our guests as well as our island team at the bottom. Follow the latest location here:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/,  to see how close it will come to Martha’s...

A Perfect Winter Day on Marth’s Vineyard

A Perfect Winter Day on Marth’s Vineyard This email came in from our friends at Vineyard Colors. Stunning photographs. Check out their calendars and gifts. Get a daily email from Vineyard Colors by registering on their website A Perfect Winter Afternoon...

Coronavirus

Covid Testing Tips   People travelling to Martha’s Vineyard should test 3 days before your trip. That way you can arrive on island and not have the hassle of a trip to the high school.  If this is impossible you can get tested here on island. Getting a test...

Insurance

In the vacation rental business it is customary for a guest to take the risk of not being able to come and enjoy their rental. A guest is purchasing a certain period of time in the future. With a large house like ours, guests need months to coordinate their plans. It...

Cancellation

Buying Insurance to protect your vacation investment Consider purchasing travel insurance for your trip. This may protect your financial investment in your vacation if you cancel for a covered reason. You can also buy CFAR insurance (Cancel for any reason). These are...