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 will start from the arrival experience and almost the lost of my luggage to the subsequent two days at this location. Granted I was assigned a room because it was a business meeting, but once we arrived at our villa, which by the way can only be reached with transportation and not walking, we were immediately surprised at the poor condition in which we found the villa. Seemed as though it had not been used for some time, therefore, the mildew smell was incredible. We
We would only go to the room to spend the night, and nothing else, we had a constant headache from the bad condition of the air system that had not been maintained for some time.
Showers and floor time were old looking an in need of repairs, Transportation had to be arranged to get anywhere, otherwise, you stood at your shuttle pickup for as long as 30 minutes.
Food at the so called mansion was pathetic at best, service from inexperience European kids was horrible, they forget to bring you water or once they took the order from you, took a long time to get there, with the food arriving cold and not tasting very good.
I think Cape Cod has a reputation as being one of the prime vacation spots on the US, but sincerely speaking, I would not consider going to this place again.
Beautiful grounds and great service. We stayed in one of the rooms near the main mansion and had a very comfortable 4 days of mini vacation. The staff were very polite and attentive. The room and every part of the property were very clean and well kept. Breakfasts were delicious with many selections.
I was double billed for my stay. I booked through Orbitz but was charged again at the resort without my signature or knowledge. Despite more than 6 hours of my personal time and many emails over 3 days, Ocean Edge refuses to issue the accurate credit.
Awesome to be back at Ocean Edge after many years! The improvements are well seen and noted from the Patio bar, to Beach bar and amenities.
What made our getaway exceptional was the warm greeting and customer service by front desk person: Colleen from Northern Ireland. Her pleasant nature, warm smile and attention should be recognized by Ocean Edge. She went above and beyond.
Also, a shout out to Hector, Marcel from Patio bar and Onein -beach bar for their kindness and service. All of these individuals helped to make our trip memorable and a reason to return.
What a place. The grounds were immaculate with the many different flowers and vegetation throughout the property.
A very caring staff 24/7. Most of the staff on the property were young men and women that were not from this country and came from many places around the world. They are here to work a do a heck of a job.
Especially enjoyed sitting on the beach and having an ice cold beverage (beer & wine) while watching the sunset.
I made it a point to speak to one of the managers one evening (Marc Bauman) and informed him how fantastic everyone here is.
I will return to the resort again. If you get a chance to go to Ocean Edge Resort in the future, don't pass up the opportunity, you won't regret it.