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
The current Groupon ad shows the Resort and not where you will stay. Also a better name is the Bay Edge Resort & Golf since it is on Cape Cod Bay not the ocean. I guess the deal was too good to be true
This property is UNSAFE. Me and my 6 year old were in the pool and the ceiling almost collapsed on us. Look it up Boston globe 2/19/19. The pool attendant was not in the pool at the time of the structural failure. She dismissed my pleas several times to get everyone out of the pool once she returned from making her phone calls outside. I wouldn’t dream of staying here again. New female trainee at the front desk was a total snob. You’d think after almost killing my family and me storming out of the hotel early they’d at least not charge my credit card full price for the room.... not the case
I have had a chance to visit Ocean Edge resort for work on multiple occasions.
It takes you to the old world charm, it also has a tower like you would read about in RupenThe gardens and the landscaping is very pretty. The property is connected to the beach which is accessible to all guests. It is a serene and peaceful place to go with colleagues or family.
The rooms are very comfortable and some of the villas the ones which are closer to the beach have a wonderful view and designed quite luxuriously.
The key watch-outs are - There is a lot of walking to be done around the property, they don't have any golf carts to take people around so it is best to carry walking shoes. The food could certainly be better and not multi-cuisine. The crabs are their specialty but that is about it.
Great hotel. Friendly staff. We stayed over the Thanksgiving Holiday and enjoyed the quiet on the hotel grounds and the beach during this off-season. Rooms are a bit small (~450sq/ft) but well appointed. Food in the Bayzo's Pub and the main dining room are top notch. We've stayed a few times during the summer months but really enjoy visiting outside of the hustle. Brewster is VERY seasonal so some restaurants and stores are closed in the winter but there is enough to do in the area to keep occupied.
Stayed here for a wedding. The room was very nice, bed really comfortable and plenty of room. Great facilities for a wedding, nice walks on the beach and in the woods across the road. The place is expensive though, and for a wedding reception every thing is charged for.