The Mansion at Ocean Edge
What We Love
- Pick your dip: The resort’s 430 acres include a private beach plus numerous pools (two indoor) and hot tubs
- Gracious staff is quick to set up lounge chairs and bring you snacks at the beach (seasonal)
- Mansion guests have access to the private beach club
- Custom bike fleet available to guests to explore the nearby 26-mile Cap Cod Bike and Rail Trail
- Seasonal beachside yoga
What To Know
- A $40 million overhaul in 2012 of the resort's mansion side brought a clean, modern beach style to the guestrooms
- The resort is popular with families
- Brides love the property for its elegant venues — there are seven — so anticipate wedding crowds on weekend evenings
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Spread over 429 acres, the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is a full-service beachfront golf and tennis resort where guests and club members play the $8.5 million Nicklaus design golf course, hit balls on one of the tennis courts and take a dip in any of the handful of pools. Accommodation is split between the sprawling Village section and the crown-jewel Mansion enclave, which once was the home of Brewster native Samuel Nickerson and played host to legendary Gilded Age soirees. The building sports gorgeous carved-wood ceilings, a grand staircase, gorgeous leaded glass windows and sweeping views across Cape Cod Bay.
Bed and Bath
After the $40 million overhaul in 2012, all of the 90 rooms on the Mansion side of the resort have been completely redone in a clean, modern beach style, with rattan chairs, comfortable bedding and spacious dressing areas. The large guestrooms have tufted leather ottomans, with pull-out couches in many rooms. Elaborate entertainment centers house flat-screen TVs, games and lovely photograph collections from the Cape. Bathrooms are more low-key, with white floor tiles, wainscoting, oversize stall showers and high-end toiletries.
With numerous tennis courts, rental bikes at the ready and plenty of tee times at the private golf course, Ocean Edge appeals to active types. Don’t miss the beachside yoga in the warm months or pump some iron in the fitness center year-round. Parents looking for a bit of alone time can sign kids up for the daily sports camps, or gather their brood for weekly movie nights and s’mores sessions on the beach. Things heat up at night at the sunset-ready Ocean Terrace, where guests sip cocktails and nibble on the hotel’s signature crab cakes, while tavern-style Bayzo’s dishes up hearty pub grub (fried calamari, fish tacos, mac ’n’ cheese and more) and hosts live music nights.
In the Area
The drive along Route 6A is a lovely escape from the Mid-Cape roadways and is dotted with farm stands, galleries and unique local shops like the Strawberry Patch, where you can pick up quilts, baby clothes and other handmade goods. There’s also easy access to the 26-mile Bike & Rail Trail, which winds its way north up the arm of the Cape toward Provincetown. For a bit of culture, plan a stop at the Cape Cod Museum of Art to wander through its sculpture garden, or head to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and bring the kids for a guided nature walk around the 300 acres of conservation land surrounding the museum. On the dining front, get your fried clam fix at the Sesuit Harbor Cafe (it can get pretty crowded), or go all out for dinner at Fin, in nearby Dennis, where the oyster chowder may be the best you’ve ever tasted.
How to Get There
I was recently visiting the Cape with two friends for a fortnight getaway. We were excited to finally coordinate our schedules and to visit a new venue.
Upon our arrival there were several minor issues with our unit, but Jordan Baglione, the Front Office Manager of Ocean Edge, expertly dealt with all of our concerns. He is one of the most professional, gracious, and patient hotel mangers I have ever dealt with--and I travel a great deal both in and out of the country.
In addition to Jordan, every staff member was very gracious and went out of their way to make sure our stay was delightful.
The only meal we had on the property was a breakfast buffet at the Golf Club. It was delicious! We sat on the beautiful patio overlooking the golf course--the service was outstanding.
Start to finish, Jordan Baglione and his superb staff made this a wonderful weekend getaway.
We enjoyed our large cottage close to the beach. Lovely dinner with raw oysters as apetizer. Attentive service from our waiter Svet. We walked on the beach and took in the nearby attractions in Provincetown and Nauset Light Beach. Facilities include large indoor pool and outside pool which I didn't have a chance to use due tons hot stay.
My adventure to the Ocean's Edge Resort all started when I won a raffle through Long's Jeweler's at a wedding event they were having in their Burlington, MA store. My sales person took me from raffle to raffle and had me fill out an entry for each one.
A couple of weeks later, I received a call that I had won the certificate for a 2 night stay at the resort. I couldn't believe it!
Time passed and then work got busy so I forgot to book my weekend and wasn't really going to follow up on it BUT I decided to call in February anyway and reservations told me I was not too late to use the certificate. They booked me for the dates that I was thinking that there was NO WAY I would be able to get. And then they finished the conversation with, "Don't forget to bring your certificate when you arrive."
When packing up the car, I realized I forgot the certificate and tore the house up looking for it. No luck. I panicked. Not sure what happened to it. I called reservations and spoke to Judy who fixed everything and told me to have a safe trip down to the Cape. I was truly expecting someone to tell me that they couldn't help me without the certificate. *SHOCKED*
Upon arrival, the front desk team was awesome. The room (#233) was super nice and very clean. Breakfast both mornings was great and the service all around was on-point! I can't imagine how crazy the resort is during busy season but I can see why.
I still can't believe we won the raffle and SO thrilled that we went! Thank You again to Judy and the folks there for making my much needed weekend get-a-way so awsome!
This place is beautiful! I was so impressed with the wonderful bay beach and large indoor pool, which my kids loved. However, if traveling with older family members, please be aware that there is a lot of walking involved! To get to our hotel room from the parking area, to the beach, to the hotel restaurants......involved lots of walking up stairs, which can be difficult for older people. Also, the hotel reception and restaurants are in the historic mansion, not the guest rooms. The rooms were lovely and very clean, but we thought we were staying in the "mansion" and found the hotel rooms themselves to be rather ordinary. Just something to be aware of. I'd return to this hotel, but probably not with my elderly parents.
We love Ocean Edge and have been coming here for years, mostly in August. The property is beautiful, even when the flowers aren’t yet in bloom. The Brewster Flats are so fun to walk and just pure nirvana to take in. They are easily accessed from the Mansion Side of Ocean Edge.
Liz at the front desk is lovely and dedicated to creating as wonderful an experience for guests as possible. Jordan is also very hospitable and accommodating.
The property is in need of some sprucing up, such as the carpeting and wallpaper in the hallways and stairwells. A few more parking spaces would also be nice, especially during busy weekends when the parking spaces are also used by non guests dining at the restaurant ( which is lovely!).
A stay at Ocean Edge/mansion property is truly a treat!