BREWSTER, Mass. -- A
stay at the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod Bay
enables guests to feel equally comfortable dressed to the nines for
dinner, outfitted for a day of golf or barefoot carrying a pail and
But the key to
helping the resorts affluent clients get the most from their visit
is to match them with the right accommodations, said Jeff David,
property, built in 1890, lends access to a 700-foot private beach
and offers beach villas suited to the high-end market.
Many of the resorts
guests are unabashedly high-end, according to David, who said the
propertys guests include celebrities and dignitaries.
The Bay Pines
villages are situated just steps from the beach, the spa and the
propertys stately red-roofed mansion, a central venue that houses a
reception area, a small lobby, an upscale restaurant, a pub and a
A three-bedroom beach
villa has three bathrooms, a living room with entertainment center
and fireplace, a dining area with glassed-in sun room and a full
Contributing to a
luxurious vacation are the resorts upscale amenities, which include
private fitness activities like Pilates and yoga, arranged by
fitness coordinator Heidi Van Amburgh, star of the MTV work-out
video, Grind Workout: Tai Funk Aerobics.
Private chefs provide
en suite dining in the villas, and the concierge can hook up guests
with local fishermen or arrange for a chef to cook the guests own
catch, David said. Other upscale offerings include salsa dance
parties, with a gourmet buffet.
A mix of rooms,
suites and multibedroom villas, spread over more than 400 acres,
make up the resorts total offerings.
executive-style condos (also called villas by Ocean Edge), and
hotel-style guest rooms are connected to the mansion by outdoor,
Because the property also
targets golfers and business travelers, particularly in the
off-season, many of the accommodations are adjacent to the golf
course across Route 6A, a historic byway that once was the main
route through Cape Cod.
Edinborough Endicott Village and Britterige Village also have their
own swimming pools and recreational facilities, several restaurants
and access to Cape Cods bike trails as well as free shuttle service
to and from the mansion and the beach.
include the casual Reef Cafe, serving such traditional Cape
specialties as Pleasant Bay steamed clams and native scallops; Linx
Tavern, near the golf course, where guests can enjoy boiled
lobster; and, in the mansion, the more tony Ocean Grille, the
hotels signature restaurant, which offers a mix of traditional New
England cuisine with French-Asian fusion.
Bayzos Pub, located
next to Ocean Grille, has an English-tavern ambience, complete with
billiards and a large-screen TV.
Also on tap on
Thursday nights in season is a bonfire on the beach.
Active guests can
play tennis at the Bay Pines Tennis Complex (there are clay and
plexi-pave hard courts throughout the property), swim in one of
four outdoor or two indoor, heated swimming pools or unwind with
yoga at the fitness center.
Golfers can play at
the 18-hole PGA championship course, where they also can arrange
for private lessons or attend clinics run by golf
antiquing, tickets for Cape Cod Summer League baseball games and a
host of other outings can be arranged by the concierge or at the
time of booking.
The property offers
programs for children during the summer season. The Ocean
EdgeVentures program, designed for children ages 4 to 12, offers
activities for two groups: Voyagers (ages 4 to 7) and Explorers
(ages 8 to 12).
Among the activities
are building sand castles and playing golf and tennis. Kids also
can take part in hip-hop dance classes, relay races with soccer
balls and lessons in stilt-walking.
certified in CPR and first aid. Advance registration at the
EdgeVentures Clubhouse is required. Childrens programming is
available for $35 for a half day; $65 for a full day with
Families can find a
myriad of things to do together, most notably biking on the 26-mile
Cape Cod Rail Trail that cuts through the property. Bike rentals
are available at the property, with many childrens bikes and
helmets in the inventory.
Even guests with
limited time can rent bikes and ride to a roadside eatery for ice
cream and fried clams, while those with more time can continue on
to Orleans for a day of antiquing and sightseeing.
Guests at two- and
three-bedroom villas typically stay for a week -- from weekend to
weekend -- although shorter stays are sometimes available. Other
accommodations, such as Arbor Village nearer the golf course, offer
The resort requires a
two-night minimum stay on weekends, David said. The rack rate for
seven nights in high season for a two-bedroom Bay Pines Villa is
$4,850; $5,400 for three bedrooms. The rack rate for the Arbor
Villas is $2,195 a week.
About 5% to 10% of
bookings are through travel agents, according to David. Agents are
welcome to visit the property on fam trips. To book, call (800)
343-6074 or visit www.oceanedge.com.
reporter Felicity Long, send e-mail to [email protected].