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Please browse reviews and comments from our guests over the years on the trusted review sites below. We do everything we can to 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 and earn your 5-star review!

Beautiful!
I went here with a great group of women last week, and had a wonderful time! I had never been to the area, and couldn’t have asked for a more central spot. There was so much in walking distance, and such a quaint town! The house was beautiful, and so full of character and history. It was extremely well-appointed and comfortable too. I would definitely recommend it!!
CW – Atlanta, GA
Beautiful! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, May, 2019

We stayed at the Captain Morse House for a large family celebration (10 adults and 3 kiddos) and had the most lovely stay! The house is situated perfectly between cute shops in downtown Edgartown and the idyllic lighthouse.
Best Family Vacation Ever ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, June, 2019

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We loved taking strolls for a morning pastry, followed by lunch at the house and a meander to the beach to frolic in the ocean. The house also has bicycles, which we took out to explore other parts of the island. The Captain’s house was a perfect place to stay — we got to hang out all under one roof, eat meals together, watch the Warriors together etc. All while having enough space for everyone to feel comfortable and enough rooms to nestle in by one’s self if needed. There are two kitchens (fully equipped with all sorts of cooking utensils, platters, dishes, anything you could want ) — our family used the smaller kitchen for breakfast preparation and the large kitchen for epic dinner preparations. As for the sleeping quarters, the bedrooms are cozy and flooded with light. Two of the upstairs bedrooms connect to a gorgeous porch which is great for a nice view and people watching. There is also a downstairs porch that was perfect for cocktails and many games of chess. The backyard outdoor space was beautiful — the tables outside were great for a delightful outdoor lunch while the kids ran around on the lawn nearby. The owners are also incredibly kind and generous and made our stay at Capt. Morse’s house very special, smooth and sublime! We cannot wait to visit again. June 10, 2019
RB – Berkeley
06/14/2018
Fantastic experience!
The Captain Morse House is a beautiful, historic home that couldn’t be more conveniently located to downtown Edgartown and the Lighthouse beach. The house has tons of character and lots of rooms to accommodate a large group. Beautiful yard with room for kids to play. Can’t wait to return!
JB – Tampa
Fantastic experience! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, July, 2019

Beautiful, unique and spacious! One of the most interesting houses, I’ve ever had the pleasure to stay in. Charming and old with lots of character, but modernized in the places that needed to be. Trip of a lifetime with some amazing women, and this house just made it that more special and fun!

AB – Atlanta

Have you seen Martha? ★★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, May, 2019

It’s great for family reunions. Plenty of privacy but plenty of room for a crowd to gather. Great location. Clean and very accommodating .
Location is awesome. Amenities are great and the owner is lovely.
Paula M – New York
Amazing! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

#bookdirect Review, July, 2019

This house suited our needs perfectly. We were able to have a large group stay together but still have privacy. Location is superb.

JB – New Zealand
Yacht Racing Team

Fantastic house! ★★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, July, 2019

Our visit to the Captain Morse House was amazing and we didn’t want to leave.Review BodyThe Captain Morse House is a large, beautiful museum that accommodated our family of 19 perfectly. It is elegant and yet comfortable and each of us found a favorite room to relax in. Shops and restaurants were within walking distance along with the beach. 
We can’t wait to go back, we loved it that much.
BJ – Laguna Nigel, CA
Didn't Want To Leave! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

#bookdirect Review, June, 2019

Lovely!
My artist group and family had a wonderful working retreat at Cpt. Morse house. I can’t say enough about the location. It is right on the most picuresque and historic streets in Edgartown. We enjoyed our evening happy hour cheese plates with a cool ocean breeze while watching families stroll downtown. The house was perfect for my guests to come and go with so many different rooms to gather.  Its truly a unique property that I hope to return to and will miss the rest of this hot summer!
LS – Charleston, SC
Lovely! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, July, 2019

Great Venue for Large Gathering
We spend a wonderful week at the Captain Morse House, which was rented for my son’s wedding.
Great Venue ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, June, 2018

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We spend a wonderful week at the Captain Morse House, which was rented for my son’s wedding. My son and his bride wanted a “destination wedding” and the Morse House in Edgartown was the perfect place. We had a total of 20 guests who were comfortably accommodated. Many traveled in from the Midwest and were first time visitors to the area. They were impressed by the grandeur of the house and the many nautical themed pictures which adorn the walls. Having everyone under one roof certainly made the logistics of an event like a wedding much easier. The kitchen and food preparation areas are first-rate. The two kitchens are well stocked with every imaginable kitchen gadget or pot and pan, as well as enough place settings for almost any sized group. One of the two kitchens features a six-burner range that would please any gourmet chef. Although the Captain Morse House is an old house, what is most impressive is everything works. The plumbing is great, and all the showers have an impressive amount of water pressure. The electrical system is modern and unlike some old houses, you can simultaneously run the coffee maker and microwave and not pop circuit breakers. There is a great WiFi setup, and several big screen TV’s. We didn’t spend much time indoors watching TV as the weather was perfect when we were there, but you could do that on a rainy day. As there is limited parking at the house, I would recommend off-island guests leave their cars on the mainland. Getting around the island is easy using the VTA buses, taxis, or Uber. Once in Edgartown, guests really don’t need cars, as there are dozens of shops and restaurants nearby within easy walking distance. Adventurous types can use one of the bikes available for guests to go exploring around other parts of the island. Overall, the Captain Morse House is a wonderful venue for any event that involves a large group of people. It’s perfect for weddings, family reunions, or corporate retreats. If you decide the rent the house, I am sure you will enjoy it and the Edgartown area as much as we did.
06/14/2018
Breathe taking house overall
This home is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience one of the best vacation rentals on the island. My family rented the house in July of 2018 and we had an incredible stay and the memories we made will last a life time. 
Breath Taking ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, August, 2018

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Breathe taking house overall
This home is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience one of the best vacation rentals on the island. My family rented the house in July of 2018 and we had an incredible stay and the memories we made will last a life time. The home has EVERYTHING you will need to enjoy a fun filled vacation. The location of the home is truly ideal with just a short walk (2 blocks) to Edgartown Harbor, 3 area beaches to chose from and a just short stroll to the business district with some of the best restaurants and shops on the island. The home itself exudes old world charm, yet has ALL of the amenities and upgrades that will make your stay a memorable one. The owner, and his team, are there for you if you have any questions during your time at the property. Very nice people and very accommodating. There is plenty of out door living space including the private patio in the rear of the home with seating for the extended family that incudes a huge gas grill, plenty of front porch seating as well with some views of the harbor or you can even lounge out on the well manicured grounds with beautiful mature plantings. There is no need to rent bikes as there are plenty of high-end bikes with helmets in the shed for your use. You will not find a better vacation on the island. This is the one!! #fivestars

The house is located in the heart of the town and is walking distance to everywhere. It’s an historic house with lots of rooms. Platt couldn’t be nicer and more accommodating. Very unique and special experience. Highly recommended

CB – Miami

Incredible Spot ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, June, 2018

Great experience
The Captain Morse House was an excellent experience for our group. There was plenty of space, it had everything we needed and it was close to downtown Edgartown. I would highly recommend this property.

JR – Boston

Great experience ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, June, 2018

My family and I absolutely loved the house and our stay in Edgartown. The house is in an amazing location right in the middle of town and within walking distance to everything.The house is very well kept and there is great attention to detail. Platt was an unbelievable host and was always available to take care of anything we needed. I highly recommend the home for anyone taking some time to vacation in Edgartown!
Amazing and Memorable ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, July, 2018

Perfect Edgartown & great house
Stayed for the Christmas in Edgartown weekend.
Perfect Edgartown ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, Christmas, 2017

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Perfect Edgartown location & great house
We had 3 families staying here for the Christmas in Edgartown weekend which we go to every year. The house is very large and comfortable, feeling spacious despite us having 6 adults and 5 kids staying. Plenty of room to spread out and stay out of each others’ way when you want. Even by Edgartown standards the location is superb, right on Water Street, overlooking the Ocean and 2 mins from the shops, restaurants, Chappy ferry and Harbourview Hotel. Platt was very thorough with all the arrangements and the property was clean and well-maintained. It’s a classic old New England house so take that for what it is, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend it to other large groups and families.
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

Celebrated my Father-in-law’s 90th birthday, amazing house, great location. I definitely recommend this property, the memories you make here will last a lifetime. Amazing House ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Google Review, September, 2017

We booked the Capt. Morse House for our extended family during my daughter’s wedding. The bride and bridesmaids also got ready in the home before the lovely walk to the Harbor View hotel–the venue for the wedding ceremony. The rooms were lovely. Everything was clean and bright. The porch was a stunning place for photographs. The manual for what to do and when from the owner was clear and concise. Shops and restaurants just blocks away. DARLING location. The backyard was beautiful. Can’t wait to book again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers. Absolutely stunning stay ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, June, 2017

The house is marvelous. It is a piece of Martha’s Vineyard History with all modern conveniences of today.
We were four families (20 people) with young children and the house offers the comforts That allowed by age groups independent activities as well as joint activities. Whoever goes to this house will not regret it. The house is wonderful. It’s a piece of history of Martha’s Vineyard with all the comforts of the present. We were 20 people, adults and young people and the house allowed independent activities for all age groups and joint activities. Who visit you will not regret having done so. The House is Marvelous ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Google Review, June, 2017

We have just spent a wonderful week at the Captain Morse House. Twenty six members of our family celebrating my husband’s birthday. The house is very spacious and confortable, the furniture is beautifully kept and the kitchen is well stocked with all one can require for such a big crowd. Platt (the owner) was very helpful and always available to help if needed. We can warmly recommend a vacation in this house for a large gathering. Platt: It has been a privilege to celebrate my 90th birthday in your mansion. Thank you for your help. Look forward to rent again your house in May 2022 ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

WeNeedAVacation Review, May, 2017

We were lucky enough to spend the week of Thanksgiving at The Captain Morse House on Martha’s Vineyard in 2016! We had a family of 14 stay at the home and it was absolutely, perfect. We were within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and everything the island had to offer. Even though it was the “off” season in November, we loved it. Being from the Midwest, we were able to capture the cooler/more wet of the Fall season!! We Were Lucky ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Google Review, November, 2016

I stayed at the Captain Morse House Thanksgiving week with my entire family–11 adults and four children. We had very high hopes for a great weekend and they were far exceeded. The CMH is very roomy with plenty of bathrooms. It is in a wonderful location in Edgartown–beach/shops/pubs /restaurants all within easy walking distance. The house is very roomy and has a number of areas to relax or watch TV. Wifi is excellent. The two kitchens are incredibly well supplied. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner without any problem. I can’t think of anything that we lacked. On top of it all, Platt was extremely easy to deal with and ultra-responsive to any questions that we had. My family is ready to book CMH again. I recommend without any reservation. Beyond expectations ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, November, 2016

I rented this home for a mastermind weekend for 8 women. We loved the ability to walk to everything in Edgartown, the charm of home and how well stocked the kitchen was! Highly recommend! Charming home in prime location! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, October, 2016

My husband and I rented this home for our closest friends and extended family members to stay during our wedding on the Vineyard this October. Although we are very familiar with the island, the vast majority of our guests had never been before, and the Captain Morse House offered a perfect location, very comfortable accommodations, and so much MV history for the group. The house is incredibly spacious and has numerous bathrooms and areas to spend time, while still offering plenty of space for groups looking to relax — we had a rainy weekend and our guests loved solving puzzles in the living room and taking advantage of several of the DVDs provided as well. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and all guests said the rooms and beds were very comfortable. The location cannot be beat – a parking space is available but there is not a need for a car if you’re looking to take advantage of all Edgartown has to offer.
We would highly recommend the property for anyone looking for a relaxing group stay in one of the most historic, well-maintained homes on the island. The owner was very responsive as well – the weekend was cooler than the previous week so we requested a temperature adjustment (it was controlled remotely). He immediately adjusted the thermostat for us and provided a quick text update as well. The house is a remarkable property and all of our guests left with very fond memories. A Historic Home Perfectly Updated for a Modern Visit ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, September, 2016

A truly superb home with all the amenities and ideally located. It was a A brief ten minute walk to fine dining and shops in Edgartown.
Staying in this elegant home was an experience in itself. It had all the finery and grandeur of a home of its significance but still fet warm and cozy for family gatherings.
Although the home is ideally suited for a family reunion with many adult couples and children in tow, my four sisters and our mother (who requires a wheel chair ) never felt lost in this grand home.
Highly reccommend! Stately Historic Home on prestigious N Water St ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

VRBO Review, September, 2016

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