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
We just returned from a lovely family trip to the Mansion at Ocean Edge. The large beach at this resort is very special- and is perfect for children. The water is warm- which is unusual for New England. At low tide you can walk forever out into the flats and see where the oysters are farmed. Our boys spent hours searching for hermit crabs and minnows in the tide pools- it was so perfect. The beach service was incredible- the nicest people are eager to bring you food and drinks with a smile every day. The service is super fast even when the beach is busy. At night we enjoyed S'mores around a fire pit on the beach- it was a blast. We also ate at the Ocean Terrace twice- the food, view and service were all fabulous! Our room in the mansion was updated and had beautiful linens and a nice sized bathroom. This resort is a true gem- we are so thankful for all the family memories we made here. We can't wait to go back and will try the spa next time as well. Boston Magazine named Ocean Edge the best Resort on Cape Cod for 3 years in a row- after staying here with my family its easy to see why they continue to win this prestigious honor!
Ocean Edge is our very favorite place to stay! We have vacationed there for the past 15 summers and every year we can’t wait to go back.
We just stayed in a spectacular 3 bedroom waterfront townhouse with an unbelievable ocean view!! Our villa was beautifully decorated, perfectly appointed and had such a comfortable and relaxing vibe. The staff was so welcoming and helpful and they made our stay so enjoyable. The grounds were even more beautiful than we remembered and we truly felt like we were in paradise.
Simply said...everything about our visit to Ocean Edge was perfect!!
This lovely resort with a nod to a bygone era made for a wonderful long weekend on the Cape. The beach was made easy by the umbrella, chairs and towels provided by the abundant staff. The beach bar was fun and convenient. Ask for Rohan or Mary Luz-best white sangria cocktail we've tried. The views from the hotel , the terrace and the beach bar are some of the best on the Cape. The room was spacious and lovely. We can't wait to return.