New Seabury Cape Cod
By Roger Cox, Editor
Cape Cod evokes images of pristine beaches, sailboats and archi-
tecturally rich, century-old towns. In places it's like that. In others, regulatory indifference has spawned ugly commercial strips of concrete, neon and fast food. Not so in New Seabury. Almost since development began in 1962, this country-club community has garnered praise for its planning and design. It occupies a secluded, 1,500-acre peninsula on Nantucket Sound between Hyannis and Falmouth. Though geared to residents and home owners, it does offer overnight accommodations to vacationers, and booking a villa in, say, its Nantucket-inspired Maushop Village puts you within a hundred yards of a private beach in a spiffy one- or two-bedroom condo with fully equipped kitchen, wide plank floors, French doors, and skylights. You also get access to two challenging golf courses, tennis, an abundance of watersports, shops, and restaurants—and a sense of Cape Cod at its best.
Pro Shop: 508-477-1771
With 16 courts—12 of them Har-Tru, the remaining 4 hard—this is one of the largest resort tennis complexes on Cape Cod. But a facility is nothing without solid staff and New Seabury hired Christophe Delavaut in the summer of 2011. A highly experienced pro and founder of the online instructional site www.tennisoxygen.com, he has carpentered together a diverse weekly calendar consisting of cardio tennis, drill and play clinics, advanced clinics, and a boot camp for adults as well as drills, challenge matches, and team matches for juniors. Court fees: $10/day for resort guests. Tennis whites preferred and 50% tennis whites required.
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Rates and Reservations
There are two rental options: Cottages with one or two bedrooms and one bath or condos with two bedrooms and two baths. No 1-bedroom cottages rentals available in winter.
Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2013
$115-$143/night weekdays, $156-$191/night weekends.
Apr. 1-June 17, 2013
$188-$250/night weekdays, $250-$334/night weekends.
June 18-Sept. 2, 2013
Sept. 4-Oct. 31, 2013
$206-$293/night weekdays, $275-$390/night weekends
Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2013
$115-$143/night weekdays, $156-$191/night weekends
20 Red Brook Road
Mashpee, MA 02649
Web Link: New Seabury Cape Cod
Seasons. The main tennis season runs from mid May to Labor Day.
General Tourist Information. For information about vacationing in Massachusetts, visit the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism website or phone toll-free, 800- 227-MASS (US and Canada).