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

Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket: Small Contrasts, Fierce Loyalty 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,...

Lawn Blues – surviving the tenants

A few notes on the lawn The lawn got abused by a party held July 15th and we are trying to repair it. You might see some newly seeded areas that should be marked “out of play”. I don’t have out of play signs but perhaps you can imagine some from...

A celebration of a man and his family

There is no doubt that the house is perfect for family reunions and celebrations but it is rare that it gets used by such a wonderful group with such a colorful story. Paul Simko celebrated his 90th Birthday surrounded by his large family who came from as far away as...

WiFi in this old house

Here on the island you have two choices of Internet provider, Verizon (no FIOS yet) and Comcast. The Verizon is provided over DSL using a POTS (plain old telephone service) copper wires coming in. The DSL service is generally slow. Since many of our guests are working...