I’ve lived in New England most of my life, and for years I’ve heard about Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Course, a deluxe, family-friendly resort in Brewster, MA – right in the Mid-Cape area. Last fall, on an unseasonably hot weekend, we headed about two hours down Route 3 to spend two nights at this deluxe family resort in Cape Cod.
The Accommodations at Ocean Edge Resort
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club offers several different accommodation types over 429 acres, many of them located right on the waterfront. All of the accommodations are located in two distinct sections of the resort. The Mansion section is located in the historic Nickerson Family Mansion and Carriage House, while the Villages surround Cape Cod’s only 18-hole Nicklaus Design championship golf course. During our visit, we stayed in Brewster House, which is part of the Presidential Bay Collection (within the Mansion section). The two-bedroom villa included a kitchenette with a stove top, wine cooler, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, and two small porches. It’s a great spot for a Cape Cod family beach vacation – you can easily prepare most of your meals in the room if you prefer.
The decor of the villa is a cool, relaxing, coastal theme. Since I love anything nautical and coastal, I especially loved the decor. The beds and linens are also extremely comfortable, and the Tommy Bahama bath amenities are a nice touch. The strong, slight spicy scent is the perfect match for the resort. Turndown service, as well as free WiFi, is offered.
The Amenities and Activities at Ocean Edge Resort
Regardless of which season you travel there, Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club offers numerous amenities and activities for families. With a location right on the Cape Cod Bike Trail, biking is a popular activity. Bike rentals at the resort are available (for an additional fee), and staff members can help direct you to the best bike route for your family.
The private Bay Pines Beach is located right by the Mansion rooms, and is complimentary for Mansion guests only. It’s a very quick walk down a private path to access the beach. Beach chairs are provided in season – in the summer, beach attendants help set them up. Although we visited in the fall, it was still very warm out, and really enjoyed spending some time at the beach. Guests of the Villages can’t use the beach, but can take advantage of the Brewster Beach Pass along with a complimentary in-season shuttle.
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club also offers many other family-friendly amenities and activities, including three outdoor pools, two indoor pools, eleven tennis courts, a fitness center, and saunas and whirlpools. We spent an afternoon at one of the outdoor pools, located right by our villa, and it was relaxing and fun. It’s a nice break from the beach.
In the summer, and during certain school vacation weeks, Ocean Edge Resort also offers children’s activities and programs. We did a sample program during our stay – the kids really enjoyed walking along the beach learning about little critters. Although our sample program was run by the nearby Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, in season, the resort offers their own programming for kids.
The Restaurants at Ocean Edge Resort
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club boasts three full service restaurants – Bayzo’s Pub and Ocean Terrace at the Mansions, and Linx Tavern at the Villages as well as the Shark Bah and Snack Shacks located throughout the property. During our stay, we dined outdoors at the gorgeous Ocean Terrace. The food, although expensive (as is the case at many places on the Cape), was delicious. My kids were especially happy with the “Young Adults” Menu, perfect for kids who aren’t quite ready for the adult menu.
The Location of Ocean Edge Resort
There are many restaurants, shops, and activities located right near the resort. In addition, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is located right down the street.
Check out this video to see more images from our stay.
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club
2907 Main Street
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631
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