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

Good place to stay

3.6 on July 25, 2016

Food was great


The best Inn in Chincoteague!

4.6 on July 14, 2016

As always, Doro is a wonderful Innkeeper...accessible, warm and inviting.... as well as her assistants Robin and Steve.... They really all work well together to make your stay and experience the best it can be. Love this place..Beds and bedding is luxurious, we love all the rooms we've stayed in but the Shiraz is our fav and the pool is wonderful as well...We love that we can bring our dogs with us....... Wouldn't stay anywhere else!


Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

5 on June 24, 2016

I needed to get away to a little peace and quiet. Garden and the Sea is perfect - it feels very secluded, but is close to all the local attractions! My room was lovely and the breakfast was delicious. Great amenities! The pool was refreshing after a hot day of outdoor exploring. And I really appreciated the after dinner port. ;)


A very enjoyable stay!

4.6 on June 21, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed very much our two-night stay at that Garden and Sea Inn, and appreciate greatly Thomas and Dorothee's hospitality. We were initially booked for one night and extended to stay another because it was so pleasant. The breakfasts that we enjoyed both mornings were fabulous, so much better prepared than one normally gets within our experience at a B&B. Dorothee is quite the chef! I took pleasure each evening in retreating to the drawing room where I could read and enjoy a snack and a glass of port wine. All the comforts of home!


Our special place

5 on May 13, 2016

My wife and I have visited this wonderful place Many times over the last 5 years and have enjoyed our stay every time, Dorothee and Thomas are a very charming couple and the food is first rate. The owners and staff at the Garden and Sea are always friendly and make us feel right at home. The only complaint I can think of is that our visits there always go bye to quickly


Great stay at the Garden and the Sea B&B Inn

5 on April 28, 2016

We had a great stay at the Garden and the Sea B&B Inn in New Church, VA. The accommodations were delightful, as was the staff and the food!


The Best

5 on April 19, 2016

Can't say enough good about the Garden and Sea. If you want a really great place to stay with world class food give it a try.


A real gem

5 on March 17, 2016

Garden and Sea Inn is a real gem. The main building has a wonderful old architecture, and the whole complex sits in a garden that looked charming even in early March. Dorothee and Thomas are fantastically attentive hosts and great cooks. The room décor, the fireplace, the little bottle of Port in the living room, the large whirlpool bathtub, and the five-star gourmet breakfasts all made our stay feel very festive. The B&B is within a short drive from Chincoteague, which some may consider as a disadvantage but was actually a real plus for us. We came to visit the Wildlife Refuge and Chincoteague the town felt way too commercialized for our taste. Getting away from it to a charming little oasis was absolutely fantastic. If I am ever in the area again I will definitely go back to Dorothee and Thomas.


Blizzard of 2016

4.8 on February 01, 2016

I had the very good fortune of staying at Garden and the Sea B&B last weekend, during the Great Blizzard of 2016. My friends and family all strongly encouraged me to cancel my trip due to the impending storm. I'm very happy I didn't because my visit was everything I could have hoped for. My room was beautiful! Everything was exactly as pictured on the website! The bedroom was large and bright, with an oh-so-comfy king size bed that was a perfect place to snuggle up during a storm. Right outside the bedroom is a cute little deck and a fenced in area which would have been perfect for a dog. The property managers, Robin and Steve, were great. They went over and above to make sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. And Robin is a terrific cook! Breakfasts were outstanding! The inn is conveniently located to a variety of restaurants, even in the off-season, as well as to Chincoteague and the wildlife refuge there. I look forward to visiting Garden and the Sea Inn again in the very near future.


Hospitality with Grace and Charm

5 on December 01, 2015

My wife, dog and I had a wonderful 4-night stay over Thanksgiving and the weekend following. What a special, delightful stay in this charming, quaint B&B that exudes the owners personality and attention to her guests' every need and interest. Dorothee and Robin, her assistant, were the perfect hostesses. Two of the most pleasant and accommodating people you'll ever meet. And they eagerly share their wealth of knowledge on the best places to eat, play, shop, etc., based on their guests' interests, tastes and whims. Our room in the Garden House was delightful. Simple, tasteful and sparkling clean with all the necessary amenities. And the parlor was pleasantly stocked with complimentary refreshments of all kinds. And they treated our golden retriever/yellow lab mix just like any other guest: with her own treats, bowl, blanket and a five-acre, beautifully maintained yard to play in. The breakfasts Dorothee prepared were fantastic. Unique and delicious. And beautifully presented and served in a bright, airy, comfortable dining room, with full table service and linen cloths and napkins. Absolutely the most delightful lodging experience we've ever had. And we've traveled all over much of the U.S. and Central Europe.


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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