A FAMILY FRIENDLY RESORT ON CAPE COD, MA
Updated: Apr 23
The front entry to the Nickerson Mansion at Ocean Edge Resort
Located in Brewster Massachusetts Ocean Edge Resort is a Luxury Resort that once was the majestic home of the Nickerson Family. Situated on 380 acres of land its accommodations include a Mansion, private villas, ocean front property and access to the private beach, restaurants, spa, and golf course.
Unlike other luxury resorts Ocean Edge gives you options on accommodation that varies in price to allow you to fit your stay into your budget which is a huge benefit. They are family friendly in regards to some of their amenities and room options. From our experience in driving the area it does seem to be the nicest stay in the area even if you are staying in the Villages at Ocean Edge which seems to be their lower end community, catering to those that just want to stay in the area or utilize some of the resort amenities and golf course.
Starting around $250 a night, but you can get the stay cheaper if you hold out for a promotion or use your credit card points to pay for the accommodations.
Carriage House at Ocean Edge Resort Cape Cod, MA
Back side of the mansion and an outdoor view of the Ocean Terrace Restaurant
A Family Friendly Resort
The resort has a friendly staff, as well as a decent children’s menu along with a toddler pool on the property. They do advertise that they have events for kids and toddlers during their busy summer season but we didn’t have any events available to us for toddler play while we were there in the beginning of June. We found the best things to do with our toddlers was the pool and the beach, but with older kids there is much more to do.
Things To Do
Pools: With 2 outdoor pools and 2 indoor pools there is always something aquatic to do on the resort. There is a number of amenities located at the pool areas such as dining, heated pools, a toddler pool, hot tubs and saunas. You can leisurely pop into any of the 4 locations with your resort pass or plan a whole day. We spent time at the Arbor pool where we had access to the toddler pool and Shark Bar good for the whole family.
Walking & Bike Trail: Get access to the capes 26 mile bike trail within the Ocean Edge Resort. Located at the Villages at Ocean Edge you can walk or bike the path at your own pace. Dont have a bike, well they do offer rentals through the main lobby at the mansion and at a small rental kiosk near the bike path.
Golf: A major part of the resort is reserved for golfers. We stayed in the villages at Ocean Edge and while there I got the impression that the whole Arbor and Villages section of the resort is mainly marketed to the golfers. I mean, the golf course is right at your fingertips!
Tennis: There are 2 tennis courts and many services offered at Ocean Edge. You can pay for court time, private lessons, group lessons, adult classes that focus on cardio, technique for beginners and advanced.
Beach: Ocean Edge sits on a beautiful piece of property on the coastline and offers a private beach… to the people staying within the mansion on the grounds of the mansion. They also offer a beach pass for those that stay in the Villages
Spa: The Beach House Spa located on the resort property has a refreshing breezy and beachy feel. They offer most mainstream spa amenities and is a great place to unwind and rejuvenate.
While looking through there resort guide I noticed an array of services available that would make your stay even more relaxing and convenient.
Babysitting services through Care for Kids
Spa services and more...
Where to Eat
One of the many perks of staying at Ocean Edge Resort is that you probably dont ever need to leave the resort along with all of the services previously mentioned they also offer many dining options right there on the resort.
Linx Restaurant: located near the golf course, Linx offers indoor and outdoor dining and serves breakfast buffet style with a sit down casual lunch and dinner. The menu's for lunch and dinner have a good selection of items and offer sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads and entree's there are many vegetarian options. For lunch expect to spend $10-$22 and for dinner $14-$27
Bayzo’s Pub: Has a bit of a rustic old world feel they offer a small menu with burgers, the classic fish and chips and a few other fish dishes. They also offer gourmet pizzas, for the vegetarian in your group, you’d be able to grab a cheese pizza or a margarita pizza but there isn’t much more than that on the menu for meatless entree’s unless you eat seafood. They are open for lunch and dinner - price range: $14-$24 *children's menu available
Ocean Terrace Restaurant: Considered Ocean Edges “crown jewel”. Located in the Mansion there is beautiful indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the cape cod bay. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer an array of choices. With lunch ranging $10-$29 they offer soups, salads, lite bites, raw bar and sandwiches there are options for vegetarians as well. Dinner offerings are about $28-$42 for an entree with salads, soups and appetizers offered. *NO children’s menu available.
Shark Bah Poolside: located across from Linx Tavern this poolside bar offers friendly staff that will serve you poolside - there is a simple lunch menu as well as a kids menu.
The Beach Bar: Seasonally offered on private beach
Linx Restaurant at Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod, MA
Shark Bah at Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod, MA / The Adventurous Pescatarian
Arbor Pool view at Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod, MA