The property itself is stunningly beautiful and well kept. The rooms were very comfortable and the staff was accomodating and very, very hospitable. Dorothee was always available and accomodated special requests without hesitation. Everynight, we enjoyed complimentary Port in the drawing room of the garden house. I appreciated that other areas of the property were available to us even though we were not staying in those buildings.
The best part of this stay was the food at breakfast. My mom didn't get to partake being lactose intollerant, but I chowed down. The cherry cake-like breakfast was mouth watering, and the egg roule and quiche the other mornings were delectible.
I would absolutely consider staying at this location again if I travelled with my dog again. That's why I chose it. They were super dog-friendly and there were multiple dogs on the property with other guests while we were there. There's a great yard to run around and play in out back.
My only hesitation in recommending the place is it's location on the map. It wasn't a bear to get to area attractions, but you do have to drive everywhere. Whereas if you were to stay on Chincoteague, you would be much closer and could walk to everything. I would probably opt for that convenience next time... and may regret missing out on the unequivocal hospitality of the Garden and Sea B&B. The other thing about the location -- and don't be turned off by this -- is that it is right off of Highway 13 with undesirable businesses like a tatoo parlor a block away. Other than the initial shock of driving into the neighborhood, that didn't distract from the place. Once you're on the property, you're transported to a more serene environment.
My mom slept on the futon in the living room of the Shiraz room. She said it was comfortable and had a good night sleep every night except for the night the neighbors left their porch light on.
I slept in the bedroom with a comfy king bed and a room that went pitch black at night. I also enjoyed the jacuzzi tub everynight. The bath salts the B&B provides are wonderful. The water there, however, is very sulfuric so it smells bad.
The only reason I marked one box down on service and cleanliness was due to some very very minor oversights by housekeeping... such as not replacing the empty kleenex, not providing a full set of clean towels when the soiled ones were left in the tub, and not wiping out the sink or cleaning the tub well, and not vaccuming the front room. I'm sure if I had brought these small things to the attention of management, they would have been corrected immediately. They didn't bother me, but I can see a more exacting visitor being annoyed given the detail with which everything else was.
Overall, I do recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Victorian near Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore! Escape to the Garden and Sea Inn for an elegant, yet casual respite. Enjoy our spacious rooms with large private bathrooms, mostly with jacuzzi. Visit the Eastern Shore's charming, quaint towns and marinas - we are ideally located for those who plan to visit not only Chincoteague Island, but also the rest of the Eastern Shore. Relax on one of our porches or at the outdoor pool. Pets welcome! ... more less
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