While most kids hope to smell freshly baked cookies when they walk through the front door, Jannell Brown's two children may be more likely to arrive home to the fragrance of homemade soaps and bath bombs. Brown––a state-certified science teacher, massage therapist, and owner of the green-leaning Sol Spa––has been teaching kids and adults to concoct their own spa products for decades, and creates custom blended recipes for customers in her spa's onsite spathecary. She combines her signature sugar scrubs, herbal toning creams, and natural lotions with natural and organic potions from lines such as Pevonia, and blends them into indulgent treatments ranging from manicures and pedicures to massages that incorporate heated Cape Cod beach stones.
The spa's soothing services cater to the needs of kids, teens, and adults, and prompted the editors of Cape Cod Life magazine to call it the best day spa in the lower cape in 2010. The garden-like interior combines calming green plants and a peaceful, oceanside mural that doubles as a backdrop for impromptu revivals of South Pacific, while an in-house boutique brings the focus back inland by showcasing the work of local artisans.
In 1941, AJ and Rose Bonatt started baking the sweets that would delight the tongues of Harwich Port for generations to come. Whether serving Communion breakfast for Holy Trinity students or perfecting the recipe for their famous meltaway—a horseshoe-shaped pastry kissed with a light touch of icing—the pair won over hearts and mouths with goodies baked using natural, locally sourced ingredients. Originally open only during the summer months, the restaurant now serves the community year-round under the guidance of Alice Bonatt. In addition to their desserts—which include cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more—the eatery slings diner-style bites for breakfast and lunch. Pancakes and french toast help sweet teeth shake off morning grogginess, and lobster salad rolls and bacon cheeseburgers give bodies the strength they need to discover the fish-stick reef hidden at the bottom of Cape Cod.
The licensed massage therapists at Oasis Massage bring their clients a sense of tranquility through massage, aromatherapies, and spa skincare treatments. Massage modalities include standard Swedish and deep-tissue, work as well as specialty massages such as Thai massage, prenatal work, and candle massage, which uses an essential-oil-based soy candle as oil and lotion to soften skin. Staffers use a different blend of oils during aromatherapy, which works to alter both the mood and cognitive function during a spa treatment.
During facials, aestheticians use a six-step process that includes an acupressure facial massage and application of products. Alternatively, when they perform a body scrub, skin professionals exfoliate the surface with Dead Sea salt, nourishing clay, and jackhammers.
YEAR BUILT 1970 YEAR REMODELED 2000ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION WITH OVER 2300 FEET OF BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE BEACH IN DENNISPORT THE EDGEWATER RESORT IS PERFECT FOR YOUR MID CAPE ESCAPE. THIS YEAR ROUND RESORT FEATURES INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS AND A FITNESS CENTER.
Cape Kayaking’s sea-kayak tours meander through the marshes, bays, and rivers of Cape Cod Bay, granting paddlers a close look at scenic panoramas and wildlife. Owner Jonathan Palino outfits soon-to-be-captains with everything they need for aquatic expeditions, including solo sea kayaks, life vests, paddles, and rub-on compass tattoos. Two tours leave each day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., giving visitors the chance to explore Nauset Marsh and Pleasant Bay. Head south on Nauset Marsh and weave through a maze of sandbars, marsh walls, and tidal flats, where your guide will explain clamming techniques. Voyagers who journey north troll past the Coast Guard Station and Outer Beach, where wayfarers can rest, watch birds nesting in dunes, and peep at seals fishing.