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Garden and the Sea B&B Inn

4188 Nelson Road , New Church, VA 23415 USA (Show map)
291 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
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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291 Reviews

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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!

This is an awesome B&B

5 on July 06, 2014

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

very pleased

5 on June 25, 2014

would recommend this B&B to our friends and anyone looking for a quiet stay in a lovely, well run Inn with lots of amenities

Excellent B&B with Victorian Charm

4.6 on May 20, 2014

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!

Rest and Relaxation

5 on February 17, 2014

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.

Modern luxuries in an clasic old house

4.8 on December 28, 2013

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!

Beautiful rooms for two and four legged guests

5 on December 04, 2013

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.

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Location Type

Countryside, Urban, Village


Norfolk, VA (ORF)

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Quiet in the rooms, on leash outside, not allowed in the bed

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

1 Cat , 1 Dog

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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)

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