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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...

Cancellation

Payments Your payments are due as described in your lease. Any payments not made on time will result in your reserved time being potentially pre-empted by another guest. We will attempt to remind you about payments but our failure to do so is not going to affect when...

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...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus / Covid-19 – practical advice No one knows which way this epidemic will go so there is no sense in trying to make definitive statements on the situation. There are, however, a few things that can be said with certainty. There has been already a...

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...

History of Captain John O. Morse

Captain John Osborne Morse   John Osborn Morse was born on May 22, 1800 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. He was the second of eight children born to Uriah Morse and Prudence Fisher Morse. Uriah Morse ran the small ferry from the foot of Morse Street to Chappaquiddick...

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...