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Yacht Racing Teams

Each year at the second to last weekend in July the Edgartown Yacht Club hosts an annual regatta which includes the prestigious Round the Island Race. The Edgartown Yacht Club held its first race around Martha’s Vineyard Island in the summer of 1938, and except for...

The Big House

This is the story of a Big House. It is similar to the Captain Morse House. 11 bedrooms. The difference? I run mine as a vacation renal home. On Amazon one reader mentioned that”We all Have a Big House.” I think he means that we all have places where are...

Search and Referral

Social Media Companies and Referral Networks We have been getting several “referrals” lately from companies that make a living doing so. They attempt to capture requests and route them to the correct vendor. The problems is that they are using algorithms...

Tax on Short Term Rentals

This information from one of our local realtors. Summary: Book before November 1st for as much as a 15% rental increase UPDATE: Due to the politics of this issue and the elections it looks like the vacation tax might be delayed. You are still encouraged to book your...

AirBnb and the Generic Vacation

Last summer we had a corporate retreat at the Captain Morse House. The “suggestion” from the stay coordinator was that we put away all of the personal items in the house and make it more generic. I thought that was an odd request but then I thought that...