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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The landscape was beautiful and the room we stayed in had great amenities, including Laundry, dishes, coffee for the morning. Very spacious and comfortable. I do wish there was more to do on the property in the fall months.
Three of us booked a night here as a reunion get-together. We had a Premier Queen room in the West Wing building connected to the mansion. To our delight, our room was ready for an early check-in on a Friday afternoon. The roll-away bed we requested was delivered quickly, along with additional robes. The spacious room included 2 queen beds, an easy chair and ottoman, desk and chair, large built-in that included drawers and a mini-frig, plus the free-standing flat screen TV and a single-serve coffee maker. Very spacious, with a large dressing area that included the large closet, a make-up vanity and sink. The bathroom was up-to-date and well-equipped with amenities. Bed linens and bathroom towels were superior quality. Although lighting was plentiful, the room seemed dark to us, and we attributed this at least partially to the somewhat dated color scheme and particularly the amber-colored lamp shades over the beds. The individual heating/air conditioning unit was a bit noisy. Although the balcony was a good size with chairs and a table, there was no screen on the sliding door - a marked disadvantage for those of us who would have enjoyed fresh air instead of the ac! The plantation shutters on the door and window were very attractive and functional. The door to our room did not close completely without a very deliberate push, an issue we should have reported but didn't. We also were somewhat surprised that the key access to the building and to the elevator both were inoperable. Parking was immediately outside the building; the indoor pool and fitness center were on the bottom floor of the building, and there was a short, covered walkway to the mansion and its facilities. The resort operates a shuttle bus on the property but we chose to walk to the beach later in the afternoon - a pleasant walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds to a stunning setting on Cape Cod Bay. All personnel with whom we interacted were pleasant, knowledgeable, and eager to help in any way.
We spent 3 nights in a Mansion Wing Room (231) and loved it. The room was nicely designed, spacious and comfortable with a big closet, bathroom and dressing area. We had an amazing view of the ocean and Province town from our bed and balcony and enjoyed our stay here.
The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained with flowers throughout the property. The resort has an indoor pool and heated outdoor pool thus I could do my lap swim for my routine daily exercise. We had fun playing golf here though it was 2.5 miles from the mansion. The Linx Tavern was great as well.
The beach is a short walk away and is beautiful. The beach bar was fun and a great spot to watch the sunset. We had dinner at Bayzo for 2 nights and the food was good. The service was excellent. We did not try the pricy buffet breakfast but we had good breakfast in town.
My room was not cleaned both day after I came back at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. I wish we had an arrangement to clean my room due to my service dog., it would be wonderful. Shanique, the house keeper, was nice. Thank you for your help with my room.
I did not go out for dinner on Saturday night because of limited parking but we had a great dinner at Bayzo. The hotels had 3 weddings on Saturday. On Friday we had a hard time finding the parking due to the wedding as well.
Thank you to Elena, director of front office. She was professional and attentive which made our stay memorable. Thank you to arrange beautiful room 231 for us. It gave me a sense of Cape Cod. Thank you to Ron, Evening Manager, who took care of us and even offered us a short ride to the restaurant ( we decided to drive by ourself). Tracy at the front was wonderful as well. I found most of the Oceanedge employees to be friendly and accommodating.
Overall, we had a terrific vacation and definitely want to stay here again!