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Coronavirus

Latest Updates Tuesday 5/22/2020 Visitors no longer required to quarantine on arrival in Massachusetts – rather they are urged to do so. Some islanders want you to stay at home. Others are desperate for you to return and start spending money. The reason is...

Ferry Reservations

Making ferry reservations usually happens when the Steamship Authority opens up its booking system early in the year. We have made some reservations for last-minute bookers and these tickets are available for our guests. Just inquire when you make your reservation....

Cancellation

SPECIAL COVID CANCELLATION POLICY Effective for all new 2020 reservations written starting May 1st Confidence in Booking Rebooking or Refund if Landlord cannot deliver the leased premises or TENANT is unable to travel to the premises due to any governmental action....

Covid-19 Mass. Short Term May 4th Order

Latest News See the post Coronavirus for up to date information   Massachusetts Governor Limits Short Term Rentals Due to expire May 18, 2020 (Extended from May 4th) This applies to rentals of 31 days or less and was copied pretty much verdatum from a VRBO email...

Food Tourism

There are several companies that are specializing in food tourism on Martha’s Vineyard. The Cottage City Oyster Farm, will take you out onto the water where you can learn all about these incredible bivalves. The tour includes a tasting from right out of the...

Insurance

Free Trip Insurance For 2020 Bookings Normally the guest takes the risk of the rental unless they purchase insurance to shift this risk to a third party. In order to encourage guests to book we are willing to subsidize your purchase of insurance Here is an example of...

Yacht Racing Teams

We are really proud of the Captain Morse House’s long association with Yacht Racing Teams. Each year at the second to last weekend in July the Edgartown Yacht Club hosts an annual sailboat regatta which includes the prestigious Round the Island Race. The...

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

2018 State of Massachusetts Chapter 337 AN ACT REGULATING AND INSURING SHORT-TERM RENTALS Updated 1/14/2019 State of Massachsetts info on the Vacation Tax – FAQs Here! Actual Law signed by Charlie Baker Here Applies to rentals 31 consecutive calendar days and...