Ever dreamed of having your own mansion on Cape Cod? Book a room at Ocean Edge Resort and you can pretend that you do (at least for a little while). Originally built in 1907 as a manor house for an influential local family, the property that’s now Ocean Edge was one of the most expensive homes in the United States at the time.
In the 1980s, the main mansion was modernized and converted into the impressive hotel that stands in Brewster today.
Set on 429 acres perched above Cape Cod Bay, Ocean Edge is split into two distinct sections: The Mansion (upscale hotel rooms) and The Villages (one- to three- bedroom apartment-style rentals).
Ocean Edge is located on the lower end of Cape Cod, in Brewster, Massachusetts. The unique setting is perfect for getting out and exploring the best of the area. The resort’s private beach, Bay Pines, is just steps away from the rooms at The Mansion, and the crown jewel of the area, the 25-mile scenic Cape Cod Rail Trail multi-use path, runs right past The Villages.
Amenities at Ocean Edge are designed to help guests unwind and get outside. You’ll have five pools to choose from (three outdoor and two indoor) along with hot tubs for soaking.
There are plenty of opportunities to show off your racquet skills on any of the six pickleball or nine tennis courts, and lessons are available for both sports if you want to hone your skills.
Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available to rent at Ocean Edge’s private beach.
Explore the surrounding area by bike with one of the resort’s Freedom Flyer Bike rentals—perfect for riding the nearby Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Ocean Edge’s private golf course is a huge draw for avid players. The 18-hole Troon Privé course is the only Nicklaus-designed one on the Cape.
If the weather’s not cooperating but you still want to get active, there are fully-equipped fitness centers available at both the main hotel and villages.
Other amenities include:
- Live music
- Complimentary shuttle from The Villages to Crosby Landing Beach
- Private beach with chairs, towels, and food/drink service
- Meet & Greet Clinics with Cape Cod Baseball Summer League team The Brewster Whitecaps on select summer dates
- Private beach fires with s’mores (For a fee)
- Edgeventure Youth Dropoff Program (Price varies)
- Free WiFi
At the Mansion, guests can book a range of accommodation types, including standard hotel rooms, suites, or three-bedroom townhouses.
In The Villages at Ocean Edge, villas with one to three bedrooms are available.
We stayed in a Premier King Guestroom. This spacious, 580 sq. ft. room featured a private balcony, minifridge, soaking tub, and luxe king bed. Plush robes and slippers were included, as were complimentary coffee and tea.
With seven bars and restaurants—plus room service—to choose from, there’s no need to leave the resort (or even your room) if you don’t want to.
Enjoy elevated New England fare against the backdrop of Cape Cod Bay from this large outdoor patio space. Ocean Terrace’s menu focuses on fresh, in-season ingredients like the Spring Pea Risotto or East Coast Halibut served with honey truffle beurre blanc sauce.
The Roscommon Room
Named after Roscommon County in Ireland, this refined Irish pub is the indoor space for the Ocean Terrace, with the same menu and similar views available.
This lively English-style pub serves up comfort dishes including the classic fish and chips, and draws in guests with live music most nights.
The Beach Bar
Open seasonally, The Beach Bar is the place to be for a summer sundowner. Take the walkway out over the dunes to find a small bar from where you’ll have the best views around.
Located in the golf course clubhouse, Linx Tavern offers casual drinks and dining to golfers and non-golfers alike.
The poolside Shark Bah serves up everything you need for the perfect pool day, from frozen drinks to soft-serve ice cream. (Open seasonally.)
The Front Lawn
Ocean Edge takes advantage of its sprawling green space by opening The Front Lawn during the summer. There’s plenty of room to spread out under the tented spaces, plus an outdoor oven, lawn games, and a big drink menu.
Price and How to Book
Rooms at Ocean Edge start around $150 and can be booked at SmarterTravel Hotels.
Editor’s Note: The author of this story was hosted by Ocean Edge.
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