The Experience

Ocean House

Being situated on the beach, we are a small boutique, luxury hotel with resort-like amenities.  Offering the highest level of service, we provide a nearby coastal New England escape for our clients.  Meticulously reconstructed to recreate the original Victorian structure, built in 1868, the Ocean House evokes a timeless elegance that captures the residential ambiance of the area’s turn-of-the-century summer estates, while providing today’s discerning travelers with the most modern amenities available.  The beachfront, world-class property features 49 guestrooms and 23 private residences, farm-to-table casual and fine dining, an impeccable 12,000-square-foot spa and more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.

The hotel has a rich history, originally built in 1868 and is being refurbished back to its original design;  The new Ocean House is beautifully appointed and casually elegant with  furnishings that bring together British Colonial, early American and seaside aesthetics in sundrenched colors of yellow, blue, turquoise and cream. The exterior, designed in the classic Victorian style of the original hotel, couples red-cedar shingled roofs with wide verandahs and features historically accurate reproduction accents to complement the rich history of Watch Hill.

There are 49 rooms and suites.  Each spacious room, ranging from 500-square-feet to the 4,000-square-foot deluxe suites, is richly appointed to reflect the feel of a sprawling seaside estate, offering an unrivaled residential experience.  Modern technology is integrated throughout the guest rooms, including high-tech communications, cell phone boosters, locking and control systems and LCD flat paneltelevisions in rooms, as well as in the stately marble bathrooms.

There are 5 restaurants on-property offering a variety of cuisine plus 24 hr in-room dining; Guests are treated to inspired farm-to-table cuisine of the Atlantic Northeast in both fine and casual dining venues.  The culinary team utilizes local, estate-grown ingredients, traditional native foraging, local organic produce and ethical use of the sea to create a unique and unforgettable dining experience.  Atdinner, guests choose from menus that are changed daily, featuring the freshest ingredients from local sources.  The cuisine will be simple, based on the clean flavors of naturally prepared ingredients, and imbued with fresh herbs from the resort’s herb garden.

The OH! Spa is 12,000 square feet in size; it offers seasonally inspired signature services using locally-sourced and organic materials.   Spa amenities includes: spacious relaxation rooms with sea views, wet treatment and couples rooms, guest lounges and locker rooms, including an herbal steam room, deluge showers and private lounge areas. The Ocean House also provides a state-of-the-art fitnesscenter, yoga and movement studio, as well as a full-service nail salon with a highly personalized menu.  The OH! Spa features a private line of premium spa products for sale inspired by the therapeutic properties of the beach and local ingredients.  Scents used in each product will change to reflect the freshest ingredients available each season.  Products from exclusive brands that share the Ocean House’s commitment to sustainability, including Korres Natural Products, Farmaestheticsa, SkinCeuticals, Spa Technologies and Body Bliss, are also be available.

Plenty of daily resort activities are offered; including a full culinary education program, championship croquet with a resident professional, spa and wellness programs and seasonal evening harbor cruises.  The Watch Hill area is also home to an array of theaters, museums; tours to local historical sites, local vineyard tastings and a myriad of outdoor activities, including surfing, fly-fishing and deepsea fishing.  Guests and residents enjoy private golf and tennis arrangements.

The Ocean House is located on a 1,000-foot expanse of private, white-sand beach which provides an oceanfront playground replete with private cabanas and an array of water sports and activities.  Sea kayaks, surfboards and other water sports equipment will be available for guests and residents to enjoy.

The Ocean House offers more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space for private gatherings, business conferences, board meetings and weddings. Function space will feature state-of-the-art equipment, ocean or harbor views, elegant décor and superior attendant services.  Additionally, the Ocean House is the only resort on the East Coast that offers direct access to privatebeach space for private events and weddings.  Private event facilities at the Ocean House will accommodate small soirees or grand fetes in the Seaside Ballroom.

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