Garden and the Sea B&B Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

Great experience ! 5 star place!

5 on September 25, 2016

It was our pleasure to stay at Garden and the Sea B&B Inn! Such a warm ambiance, outstanding service and home made delicious food! We felt like home and definitely recommend this place for those who appreciate quiet and relaxing atmosphere! Thank you so much!!! With respect -- Vlad and Natalia.


A wonderful gem on the Virginia Eastern shore

3.8 on September 12, 2016

This a wonderful place to stay. Quiet and the landscaping is very lovely and welcoming. We weren't able to use the onsite pool because of Hurricane Hermine but it looked like it would have been great fun. The innkeepers have worked on the inside of the B&B and the rooms are just fine and the common areas are lovely, especially the breakfast dining area. Each room has a small refrigerator so if you want to tuck away a bottle of wine or some cheese, that's quite handy and rare in B&Bs. The proprietors make you feel very welcome, the breakfasts are excellent and the accommodations very enjoyable. We especially enjoyed having a complete sitting room (or parlor) so that when I awakened early I could sit and read quietly while my wife is still sleeping. In room coffee (decaf included) and port wine you can take on the covered porch or the parlor in the evening before you retire plus reading material make this an exceptional B&B by any standards. The outside is being worked on arduously by the innkeepers. We are anxious to return and see what magic they will have done with the outside as they have the inside. Stay here, you'll enjoy yourself greatly.


Very Nice Inn!

4.0 on August 13, 2016

Our stay was comfortable and pleasant. The room and facilities were very nice, a great job was done regarding decorating! The breakfast was delicious and the staff very personable and friendly. I would recommend the Garden and Sea Inn to anyone.


Highly recommend

5 on August 09, 2016

My wife and stayed for 5 days and loved every minute. Breakfast every morning was delicious with homemade items and fresh fruit every day. In is also pet friendly.The inn and grounds are well maintained as is the beautiful pool and deck. Staff is very friendly and helpful with tips for local dining and activities.


A beautiful inn in a quiet neighborhood

4.4 on August 07, 2016

My family really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, historic inn. The rooms are beautiful and the staff is super friendly. The food was excellent.


We felt at home....

5 on August 06, 2016

My wife and I had stayed at Garden & the Sea many years ago, and always enjoyed this comfortable, historic property. This was our first return in almost 10 years, and it was as wonderful as we remembered it, and even has some nice improvements. Additional rooms were added to one of the houses, and most notably, the grounds have been considerably expanded and beautifully landscaped with nice trails. Its very well kept, and our dogs LOVED exploring the grounds with me. But, most notably, the inn-keeper Dorothee Renn, was so kind and accommodating , and very knowledgeable of the area. She gave us great ideas to do in the area, and we had a great time. The support staff was very friendly as well. We stayed in the newest suite, which has a separate bedroom and a sleeper sofa. If I must dig hard and find one complaint, I guess it would be the sleeper sofa. It was a different design than the traditional types, and it took me a while to figure out how to set it up (I'm sure Dorothee would have come right over and showed us how to do it, but I was determined to figure it out for myself). On a final note, lets talk about the breakfast.... If you are considered a "foodie", well, then this is the place for you! Eggs-benedict over smoked salmon for example- WHAT!? Sooo delicious. And they will even accommodate the "picky" eater (we had one) with more traditional fare like scrambled eggs. Also a fruit/cereal buffet is set up as well. The coffee was great and they sell their own blend if you want to take some home to make (we did). What more can I say, except that we highly recommend this place, and I hope to return there soon.


Great Weekend at the Eastern Shore at the finest B & B around!

5 on August 05, 2016

Enjoyed a great stay at the Garden and Sea Inn, Dori and her staff were great, food was excellent, rooms were clean, comfortable and inviting! We'll be back soon no doubt!


Last minute weekend at G&S was a win

4.0 on August 04, 2016

Great place if you want a pet friendly clean comfortable and convenient B&B near the ocean. Very friendly team and nice breakfast as well - highly recommend it.


Repeat Stay just as Wonderful!

5 on July 31, 2016

This was our 2nd year at Garden & Sea and we had just as great a time. Stayed 5 nights, with our well behaved dogs. It's such a relief not to have to worry about our puppies while we are away. Such friendly and helpful staff, comfortable rooms, and gourmet breakfast every morning. Better than home! We will be back. The B&B has a great location for whichever day adventure you chose. We love it and the area!


Good place to stay

3.6 on July 25, 2016

Food was great


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Rooms & Rates

Chablis Suite

The Chablis Suite is the perfect romantic get-away. This very special room upstairs in our yellow house has a private entrance, king bed, private bath with extra large whirlpool tub, separate shower, private screened porch and private open deck, sitting area with twin-size sleeper sofa, TV/DVD, refrigerator and coffee maker.

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

Shiraz Suite

This is our newest suite. A very large and private suite on the first floor of our new house. It features a private entrance, a full size living room with twin size sleeper sofa, a bedroom with king size iron wrap bed and an bright bathroom with two sinks, a jacuzzi and a separate shower. The apartment also has hardwood flooring, a gas fireplace, a large flatscreen TV with DVD/VCR combination and of course a refrigerator and a coffee maker. The perfect honeymoon or anniversary retreat or a great place for a longer stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Chantilly Room

Chantilly Room - This upstairs room in the Victorian House has a queen size bed. The large bath with a double Jacuzzi tub/shower is sky-lighted. TV/DVD. Refrigerator and coffee maker. Enjoy the morning sun in this bright, cheery room.

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

Cabernet Suite

The Cabernet Suite is our newest suite. It is the coolest and most modern room on the shore! Very large and private on the first floor of our Yellow house. It features a private entrance, a full size living room with a Queen size sleeper sofa, a bedroom with a king size platform bed and a inside bathroom with jacuzzi and a separate shower. The suite also has hardwood flooring and a large flatscreen TV with DVD/VCR player. Private screened in porch overlooking the pool and the back yard. This is THE suite to be in!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Champagne Room

Champagne Room is on the upper level of the Garden House. This very private romantic room highlighted by a king-size brass bed, fireplace, sitting area and double whirlpool bath, coffee maker, flat screen TV, DVD player and refrigerator. Great for anniversaries or special birthdays.

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

Sandpiper Room

Sandpiper Room - a cozy romantic room off a semi-private screened porch on the ground level of the Garden House. A queen bed, whirlpool tub with shower, and TV/DVD make this a most comfortable room. Refrigerator, coffee maker. Great to use with Lighthouse for two couples traveling together or for a family.

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

Lighthouse Room

Lighthouse Room - This Garden House room is ground level with a semi-private screened porch. This room features a queen bed and bath with whirlpool tub and shower, TV/DVD and cozy fireplace. Refrigerator and coffee maker. Dogs love the screened porch!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nelson Room

Nelson Room - This upper level room in the Victorian House features a queen size cherry sleigh bed, sitting area and sky-lighted bath with claw-foot tub and shower, TV/DVD. Refrigerator and coffee maker. A trip into the past with the Antique Soaking Tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chardonnay Room

Chardonnay Room is located on the main level of the Victorian House. This spacious room has a king bed, sitting area and cathedral ceiling/sky-lighted double Jacuzzi bath. Separate shower and dressing area. Refrigerator, coffee maker,TV/DVD. Very romantic! Easy access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Merlot Room

Merlot Room A very private room on the second floor of the 1802 part of the Victorian House features a king size bed, private bath with double Jacuzzi and separate shower, a small sitting area with twin size sleeper/sofa, refrigerator, coffee maker, and TV/DVD. This room is great for those with pet allergies - no pets are allowed in this room.

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

Attic Room

Attic Room A cozy room with sloped ceilings on the third floor of the Victorian House. This quaint room has a skylight, queen bed and large private bath with antique claw foot tub/shower. TV/DVD. Refrigerator and coffee maker. This room will remind you of days playing in Grandma's Attic.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Secluded

Airport

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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, 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, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Quiet in the rooms, on leash outside, not allowed in the bed
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: most full weekends and last week in July
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dorothee Renn

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian