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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...

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...

Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket

8/3/2017 9:00AM The islands off Cape Cod, Mass., are famous for their beaches, New England charm and affluent summer residents. But many Martha’s Vineyard loyalists say they’ve never been to Nantucket, and vice versa. Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal Link to Video...

Replacing the lawn May 2016

In the spring of 2016 after a very hard winter we finally realized that there was going to be no way that our lawn was going to be ready for the season.   We chose to install a Johnathan Green “Black Beauty” sod lawn from Sodco of Rhode Island John Keene...