Captain Morse House

The Largest Vacation Rental Home on Martha’s Vineyard.

Now booking for the 2018/2019 season.

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Discover the Captain Morse House’s elegant accommodations, featuring 26 rooms, 12 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms, 2 front porches with views of the harbor, and beautifully manicured backyard garden.

Events & Weddings

Now is the right time to plan for your 2018 or 2019 event. This rental home is perfect for weddings, corporate retreats, and family reunions. Save the Date with a refundable deposit!


Ready to step back into a more beautiful time? Edgartown is Martha’s Vineyards most picturesque island community. The Captain Morse House is a short walk from dining and shopping in downtown Edgartown, and one block from fishing and sailing in the harbor.

Welcome to the Captain Morse House

Martha’s Vineyard’s largest and most elegant vacation rental home. The Captain Morse House was built by Whaling Captain John Morse in 1845. The home has been fully renovated numerous times over the years and has all of the modern amenities you are accustomed to while preserving its historic grandeur. Featuring 26 rooms with 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 dining rooms, 23 people sleep comfortably here. Either of the 2 large front porches facing Edgartown harbor makes an ideal place to spend the afternoon. The over-sized backyard and garden are well-suited for hosting weddings and events. Plan your week or month long vacation to remember today by visiting our reservations page.

A Truly Historic House

A beautiful part of the town’s history, the Captain Morse House was built in 1845. Prior to the discovery of petroleum, ships were sent to hunt whales for their oil and blubber. Captain John Morse made this his profession from 1829 – 1851.

A Unique Rental 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 that you can sleep soundly at night. The island hosts many great vacation activities from golf to sailing, historic tours to beach days. The Captain Morse House also provides plenty of space for relaxation and entertaining.

For Memorable Events

Now is the right time to plan for your 2018 or 2019 event. Weddings, Corporate Retreats, and Reunions. Save the date with a refundable deposit!

Recent Reviews

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!

We had a wonderful time at the house – it was so special to spend the weekend there with my family for our wedding. The rooms were beautiful and the house had so much character – I stayed in the cat room with my cousin and the light there is gorgeous. We loved our time at the Morse House and are looking forward to coming back! Wedding Stay ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Email Review, September, 2017

Incredible spot for large group to stay or to host a function. Tastefully appointed – larger catering kitchen. Incredible Spot ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Google Review, July, 2017

We used this house a crew house for a sailing event for 5 days in Edgartown. It was the perfect house to accommodate our group of 16 guests, plenty of room to stretch out! The owner went out of his way to make sure we had all the details needed to make our stay enjoyable and EASY! We will be sure to book again the next time we are out on the Island! Perfect House ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Google Review, July, 2017

Reservation Request

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Platt Johnson

Platt Johnson


I grew up in the Captain Morse House with my parents and brother. Over the years I’ve made many updates to the rental home for the comfort of our guests while maintaining its history. We had a wonderful childhood full of sailing, fishing, tennis, and bike riding on Martha’s Vineyard. Our family has been coming to the Vineyard since 1955 and can assist the first time or seasoned Vineyard traveler. If you’d like to make a reservation or have any questions, please reach out to me directly via the form above.

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