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
I stayed in one of the Presidential Bay villas on the Mansion side and it was lovely. Large spacious rooms with outdoor decks, convenient parking, and a short walk to a gorgeous beach with stunning sunsets. I liked that the villa had its own down-home charm -- it did not feel like some impersonal hotel room. The heater on my feet by the bathroom sink was a nice treat. The grounds are beautiful, and the close proximity to the cape cod bike trail is a real bonus. I was there for a conference so did not have a much downtime as on a true vacation, but the beautiful surroundings and ocean put me in a vacation frame of mind. Would love to go back and stay there again!
Stayed with family at this place in June. So beautiful. The beach and pools are immaculate! The staff at the mansion and all around were a pleasure to talk to. Rented bicycles and took the bike path. Delightful place - sad to leave! We will return!
My wife and I had a couple of business assemblies nearby and we ran into this hidden pub, great atmosphere and not too crowded. Special mention for our server Uros who provided great service and communication and took a bit of his time to chat with us. Unfortunately we had to leave quickly so we couldn't stay for dessert. The food was great tho and I'm looking forward to coming back.
The mansion was so beautiful, and we went to the beach every day. Our room in the mansion was gorgeous, clean, and had an excellent view. But above and beyond the sights was the staff. The minute we got there, reception was so kind to us (after a day of terrible travel). There was a mistake in booking a room for us, so they gave us a complimentary room upgrade from the Villas to the Mansion. The staff at the beach were so welcoming, the bartenders were fun to talk to, and the wait staff were so kind. We would certainly stay again if we were to ever return to Cape Cod!
Visited this place twice this summer so far. It’s one of my favorites. Good drinks, nice bartenders and the best view in Brewster. Drinks are pricy, but worth it. The first time Roman and soren were excellent. They never stopped moving the entire time I was there, but never made it seem they were rushed or that they were rushing the customers. This past weekend I had Jeff and Soren again and they went above and beyond pleasing their customers. A great place to go.