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Garden and the Sea B&B Inn

4188 Nelson Road , New Church, VA 23415 USA (Show map)
297 Reviews
$110 - $235
per night

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Escape to the Garden and the Sea Inn for an elegant, yet casual respite. Soak up the sun or enjoy afternoon refreshments while lounging by our outside pool. Your pets are welcome also. Whether you're looking for a romantic, candlelit getaway, or just a quiet relaxed atmosphere to return to at the end of a day at the beach, or visiting some of the Eastern Shore's charming, quaint towns and marinas, the Garden and the Sea Inn provides just the right combination of personal attention and Victorian ambiance. The Inn sits peacefully on a quiet lane, yet is easily accessible to the major route of travel for the Delmarva Peninsula, Route 13. Located in New Church, VA, the Inn is situated in an area rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

Rooms & Rates


Our largest, most elegant room. Bathroom has a cathedral ceiling with skylights, stained glass windows, 2-person corner jacuzzi, separate shower, TV and refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Beautiful light and airy bedroom with stained glass bay windows and wicker sleigh bed. Bathroom has antique clawfoot tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Large rooms with almost full length stained glass bay windows in bedroom. Bathroom has antique clawfoot tub/shower..

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Large, very private queen room with two-person whirlpool tub/shower and fireplace in bedroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Wonderful room off a semi-private screened porch. Bathroom has whirlpool tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Large room off semi-private screened porch, fireplace. Great sunsets. Bathroom has whirlpool tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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297 Reviews

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Our 7th year at The Garden and Sea Inn

3.6 on September 01, 2014

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.

Lovely grounds, great staff.

4.6 on August 20, 2014

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!

Fantastic BB

5 on August 19, 2014

It was a very quiet and relaxed bed and breakfast. Everyone was very friendly and courteous. We really had a wonderful stay.

little paradise of quietness

5 on August 10, 2014

perfect B&B! Lovely room, little attentions such as bath salts, cookies and delicious breakfasts! Not to forget our lovely hostess and her helpers! :)

Dixies vacation

4.6 on August 08, 2014

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.

outstanding all around

4.8 on July 25, 2014


Another Wonderful Experience at Garden and Sea Inn

5 on July 20, 2014

We have chosen Doro and Thomas's B&B at least 6 or 7 times. We love it there. The most gracious Hosts, beautiful rooms, outstanding breakfasts.

Best ever

5 on July 16, 2014

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.

One of the nicest Inns we have ever experienced

5 on July 14, 2014

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!

Awesome Birthday Trip!

5 on July 11, 2014

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!

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Location Type

Countryside, Urban, Village


Norfolk, VA (ORF)

Directions to property:

From the North: Take Route 13 South from Salisbury, MD; 1 mile past the Maryland-Virgina State Line. Turn Right at First Virginia Bank (Route #710 - just past the Virginia Welcome Center) From the South: Take Route 13 North from Virginai Beach, VA; 2 miles North of "T's Corner" (Route #175 intersection) trun left off of Route 13 at First Virginia Bank (Route #710 - just past the Virginia Weigh Station) The Inn is a large Victorian house on the Right, one quarter mile from turn-off.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , outside pool onsite

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Wildlife trails, Surf fishing, Channel fishing, Deep sea fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Quiet in the rooms, on leash outside, not allowed in the bed
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: most full weekends and last week in July
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights fee
  • Cancellations: Guests canceling/changing their reservation dates less than 10 days in advance of their scheduled arrival or during their stay, are financially responsible for all nights we are unable to re-book



Thomas and Dorothee Renn

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Patio, Dining Room, Guest room

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Details Diamond Collection

4188 Nelson Road , New Church, VA 23415 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $75 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase