In 2016 Jeff and Sherene Gravatte returned as Innkeepers of the Addy Sea. Jeff is the son of Leroy Gravatte who is the owner of the historic oceanfront inn that he purchased from Ed Addy in 1974. Ed’s great-grandfather, John Addy, built the house which was completed in 1901.
Jeff and his wife, Sherene, first managed the Inn from 1993 to 1997. Prior to 1993 Jeff’s grandmother, Frances Gravatte, was the Inn’s manager from 1974- 1993. Jeff and Sherene took a break from Innkeeping to raise their three daughters, Addy, Jamie and Sarah, in Fairfax Station, Virginia.
In her role as Innkeeper, Sherene most enjoys spending time with the guests, and consulting with the staff to ensure we deliver an outstanding guest experience. Jeff focuses on the financial aspects of the Inn as well as its facilities and grounds to make sure that the guests home-away-from-home is beautiful, functional and comfortable for their stay.
Prior to being an Innkeeper in 2016, Sherene was a Preschool teacher for 11 years in Springfield, Virginia. Jeff is currently the CEO of a computer software sales and consulting firm that he co-founded in 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia
With one daughter still in high school in Virginia, Sherene and Jeff are splitting time between their home in Bethany Beach and Northern Virginia. Sherene and Jeff are thankful for the outstanding staff that takes genuine loving care of the historic Inn and its guests. The day is soon where Jeff and Sherene will call beautiful Bethany Beach their permanent home.