Having recently stayed at the Garden and Sea Inn (Oct., '14), we were delighted with our Shiraz Suite and with the entire property. Dorothee and her staff were quite helpful during our stay and made sure we were accommodated to perfection, The daily breakfasts were outstanding. It was a wonderful stay for my husband, our dog, and me. We look forward to returning...there is lots more in the area to explore!
We visit the Garden and Inn B&B last weekend. We chose to go there because we wanted to bring our dog, a golden. The Victorian houses are beautiful. We stayed at the contemporary suite, which was super big and comfortable. The best thing about the Inn is the friendly atmosphere and the care that her owner, Dorothee, puts on whatever she does. She also prepares the tasty breakfast. Really nice place. Not in the center of Chincoteque but at a good distance of all places. Dorothee is also great to give you advice where to visit and/or go for a terrific dining experience. We really recommend it.
My sister and my stay at this very relaxing vacation spot was one of the best yet. We've had the same accommodations (Chardonnay Room) each time. We liked the fact that the plumbing had been changed, i.e. sink and shower faucets. Even the water didn't taste sulfurous. We liked what the kitchen staff served us for breakfast, especially the French Toast on our 2nd day. And the pool was a welcome treat after our 3-hour canoe trip on the Pokomoke River. As always, Doro, our innkeeper and her very able assistant, Lori (subbing for Michelle, who was on leave), made our stay as comfortable and hospitable as possible. Even my dog, Mason, had a pretty nice time. We hope to return next August for our 8th stay.
We had a wonderful stay. Our room was gorgeous, complete with a Jacuzzi tub! Breakfast both days was made fresh and was outstanding. We stayed in the Lighthouse room - it was quiet - we couldn't hear any sounds from the neighboring room at all! The staff and the owner were friendly and welcoming. All in all, a great place to stay for a romantic weekend getaway!
We enjoy the victorian architecture and old style furniture. It was a rainy weekend but still enjoyed our stay. Love sitting on the porch sipping some wine and reading a good book. The breakfasts were gourmet with French influence. Lots of interesting things to do in the area. Our dog Dixie love it too.
A beautiful place that is an amazingly clean, tranquil, and friendly B&B. It is pet friendly, truly. You would never know that people brought their pets. It was beautiful. Everyone was so friendly. The breakfasts were delicious! The homey touches of having refrigerators available for you, Iced tea and cookies available in the evenings made it feel like home. The gardens were lovely. We are already planning to return next summer.
My family was in the area for a wedding and this was the perfect place to stay. The Garden and the Sea is quiet, very, very nicely decorated with lovely gardens and scattered patios and porches to enjoy... and for the summer the pool was refreshing. Both of the rooms we occupied were immaculately clean, very comfortable, and nice and roomy, which we needed for wedding preparations. If you stay, you should be SURE to spend some time in the living room of the Garden House...very comfortable with snacks and great homemade ice tea available and nice company as folks visit and snack. Several rooms held wedding attendees and it was a nice place to meet. We have some relatives in the area, along with nearby beaches and an occasional rocket launch out over the ocean at Wallops Island, about 20 minutes down the road and we will definitely be coming back!
Wonderful birthday stay! Yummy breakfast in bed. Great, comfy room with screened in porch! Nice quiet street. They are extremely dog friendly which was great for us! We love bringing our dog with us - and he LOVED the screened in porch. He got to bird watch for hours. The innkeepers even arranged a boat tour for us that accomodated pets. That was the first time our dog was on a boat and he did great. Easy 20 minute ride to Chincoteague Island. The innkeepers are vey accessible - they always answered the phone. Great water pressure in the shower. Loved the snacks in the Garden House parlour. Easy 3 hour drive from DC. We will return! Great comfy bed. Pool was steps away. Ample parking. Recommended!
We are B&B frequent flyers and this is one of the best we've ever experienced. A very different secluded 3 house compound with a pool and 2 fabulous inn keepers. You will not be disappointed!!!! Would go back again and highly recommend it! Michele & Chuck Biliski Hockessin, DE
My wife and I went to Chincoteague Island for a week celebrating our 4th anniversary and we stayed in this B&B. The Inn has quite a historical background! We had a wonderful time. We stayed in the Merlot room, and it was always clean and comfortable. The bathroom was huge! The inkeeper and staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area, always engaging the guests in warm conversation, and making recommendations about places to visit and eat. The food at the inn was top notch, not just the breakfasts, but also the goodies left for the guests in the Garden House. They catered to my wife's dietary restrictions as well, which was wonderful. A couple issues we had on our stay was that the pool was not open in mid May (understandable because the weather and temps are unpredictable, but we were still looking forward to swimming one day on our trip). Also the bath water and water in the sink in our room had a strong iron/sulphur smell at times, though it was safe to use and drink. Overall, we had a wonderful experience!
This is our third visit to the Inn. The Shiraz Suite is wonderful. Great setting room. The bedroom was roomy and the bed was comfortable. Nice one person jacuzzi tub. The breakfasts are delicious. Great place for a weekend away.
WOW, The room and luxurious bath was very nice but it was the grounds and the group sitting rooms that made the visit exceptional. One sitting room had board games, hot drinks, home made goodies, and sherry with tables, chairs and sofas around a fire! The gardens and surrounding area were pleasant to stroll in with our dog. We loved the detail in and out!
I brought my dog with me on this trip - and everything was set up so nicely to welcome dogs, make them comfortable, and still keep everything extremely clean and delightful for the people. Thomas and Dorothee were lovely hosts. The location, while surprising at first, turned out to be very convenient to both Chincoteague and Assiteague National Parks.
My wife and I stayed at this breakfast for an anniversary trip in the Fall. We had such a lovely time. The food, service, and rooms were excellent. The innkeepers were very friendly and provided everything for a comfortable stay. Take advantage of the parlor in the Garden House. It's a great place to hang out. We would certainly stay here again. In fact, we hope to again soon.
I have stayed in 4 star hotels have and have never been satisfied with the cleanliness of the a room. This bed and breakfast was spotless! We stayed in the Cabernet Suite with our two dogs and had a very relaxing time. If you are traveling with pets, this bed and breakfast should be at the top of your list! They provide treats, towels, blankets, bowls, etc for your pets and there are a lot of pet friendly activities in the area so your dogs can vacation too! Our favorite was the sunset boat tour that our dog was able to join us on. The owner and staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the food was great!
Two experienced B&B couples spent two nights at Garden and the Sea B&B. We had all lived in Germany at one time and were delighted to be treated to a real German breakfast and get to brush up on our German. The rooms were spotless and very tastefully decorated and the baths were huge. Doro is a thoughtful hostess and wonderful chef and Michelle's baked goods are really yummy. We'd go back!!!
We were thrilled to be guests at this adorable B&B. The staff is wonderful and customer service is a priority there. The food was delicious and the dining area was very inviting. Our room was amazing. The private screened in porch was certainly put to use by our two labs. The trail out back was perfect for a morning walk. We enjoyed our stay to the fullest! We will not only recommend this B&B to our friends and family but we will be returning guests!
My wife and I spent our four-night honeymoon at the Garden and Sea Inn in Fall of 2013. The location is beautiful, with three houses and beautiful gardens broken up by gravel and seashell walks. The decor is stunning; the rooms are clean. The amenities really put this Bed and Breakfast over the top. Homemade breakfast each morning was supplemented by complimentary cookies and chocolate in the parlor of the Garden House and by coffee and creamer in the room itself. There was even a decanter of tawny port wine on a side table in the Garden House, free for guests! The bathrobes in the room bathroom were also a nice touch (as was the whirlpool bathtub). Dorothee Renn, the innkeeper, is friendly and helpful, ready to give advice for visitors new to the area. The overall atmosphere is relaxing. Our stay was wonderful. We would like to return for our anniversary.
I chose this B&B because it is very dog friendly. From all my initial contact with the owner, I was most impressed with her efficiency and friendliness in meeting my requests. The home is lovely, rooms immaculate, and the outdoor porches and gardens are gorgeous. Breakfast and snacks outstanding. Highest recommendation and lots to do in the area. I shall return!
Wir verbrachten 3 sonnige und heiße Tage am Strand von Chingoteague und hatten für die 2 Übernachtungen das "Garden and the Sea B+B Inn" ausgewählt. Wir wurden in keinster Weise enttäuscht. Die Räumlichkeiten waren sehr schön, alles war sauber und das Frühstück sehr gut und abwechselungsreich. Wir sagen: Sehr sehr empfehlenswert - und wir werden sicherlich wiederkommen. Viele Grüße an Doro und ihr Team von Familie Winkel aus Germany
Dorothy and her staff run a very nice bed and breakfast. My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The location is excellent as it is quiet and relaxing yet close to Chincoteague, Pocomoke City and even Ocean City. The breakfasts we had were very delightful and the service was excellent.
We stay in many B & B's and this was one of the best! Dorothee was very nice and made sure to go out of her way each day to talk with us. We stayed in the Champagne room and it was perfect. Very private, comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. All of the staff were very attentive and seemed to truly care that we had a great stay. Drive to Chincoteague is easy and it was nice to come back to the peacefulness of the Garden and Sea Inn. Dorothee recommended a boat trip that we took and absolutely loved! Would come back again!!