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#2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Folly Beach
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4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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Enjoy southern hospitality with Key West charm at Water's Edge Inn, located in Folly Beach, SC. We're situated only 10 minutes from historic downtown Charleston and a short walk to all of Folly's great local restaurants and attractions, not to mention being seconds away from the serene waves of the Atlantic Ocean. We offer a more homey and intimate atmosphere than what you might find at a larger hotel. Our inn is surrounded by lush tropical foliage and stunning views of the Folly River and the marshlands beyond. Experience true tranquility and relaxation with premier amenities and true southern hospitality. Whether you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway or a vacation destination by the shore, Water's Edge Inn is your perfect place to stay in Folly Beach, SC!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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kwwiz wrote a review Sep 2022
Lindenhurst, New York6 contributions
From start to finish, couldn't ask for a better place to stay. The room was super clean, cozy, and with a great ambiance. Screened in porch was very serene to sit out on. Staff always willing to help, super friendly, make delicious breakfast, and the folly punch not too shabby either. The location is also within walking distance to everything in town, and the beach. They're willing to take you anywhere you want on their golf carts, but once we got the lay of the land we enjoyed walking everywhere. We found the grounds themselves an oasis from the sometimes crazy fun in town, with beautiful sitting areas and Jimmy Buffet always playing in the background. We had never been to Folly before, or even the Carolinas for that matter, and had no idea what to expect. And Waters Edge did not disappoint, we cant wait to return next year!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: They also offer beach chairs and towels,no need to bring. Certain restaurants could have long...
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Thank you kwwiz for reviewing your stay with us! It is wonderful to hear that your first time in the Carolinas was great! Thank you so much for the detailed comments and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Barbara B wrote a review Jun 2022
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The staff was incredible. Couldn't have asked for a better stay. The breakfast was delicious and happy hour was good. I would definitely stay again! The golf cart rides were key to getting us where we needed to be!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Ali Wiencek, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn
Responded Jun 23, 2022
Thank you so much barbarabD9375CH for leaving us a review! We appreciate you commenting on the dedication our staff strives to provide. We hope you can return again!
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Kaycin G wrote a review May 2022
Ocala, Florida3 contributions
Personable, helpful staff. Rooms were nice. Provided snacks and drinks all day. Close to the beach, it was about a 5 minute walk, and they still offered to drive us in golf cart to and from the beach. It had a nice key west vibe.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 3, 2022
Thank you kaycinGray. It is wonderful that you enjoyed our friendly staff, the amenities of the Inn, and our proximity to the beach! We hope you can return again! Aloha!
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MRS R wrote a review Apr 2022
New York27 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay! Very clean! The staff was welcoming and friendly. They offered us golf cart rides to various places in town and to the beach. The folly punch and warm cookies were much appreciated upon our arrival. The happy hour and breakfasts were incredible! I would definitely stay here again but I’d get a room away from the lobby and breakfast room due to noisy guests early in the morning.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 19, 2022
Thank you so much for the feedback LM872. It is wonderful to hear that our staff took great care of you and that you enjoyed our happy hour and breakfast offerings. We are fortunate to have such a great team at the Inn. We hope to see you again!
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l0cal845 wrote a review Mar 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
First time for me and my wife staying at a bed and breakfast, it’s was great from the staff, the room was excellent, breakfast and happy hour were great. Folly island was fun and quaint very beachie feel. Loggerheads restaurant great food and atmosphere, definitely would stay there again
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 18, 2022
Thank you l0cal845 for the review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first experience staying at a Bed & Breakfast and are pleased that you chose us! We hope you can return again soon!
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Karen B wrote a review Jan 2022
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We were there during the January chill for only one night, but the fireplace in the room and the comfortable accommadations were delightful. Linens were top notch and very cosy. The morning coffee along with the light breakfast served downstairs in the dining area were delightful.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 3, 2022
Thank you so much for leaving a review of your recent stay! It is wonderful to hear that you found the room to be relaxing and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast options. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at the beach despite the "cold snap" we recently experienced. We hope you can return again!
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Phil P wrote a review Dec 2021
Greer, South Carolina31 contributions12 helpful votes
Everything was great. The people, the location, and our elopement package with one exception….. the Inn’s heating and air system. Our furnace, or should I say “our floor’s furnace”, since the individual rooms have no thermostatic control over the heat and air in each room. It’s all controlled by a single locked thermostat in the hallway. Our room reached temperatures close to 90 degrees with no way to turn it off. Temps in hallway were in the 60’s so the furnace never shut off all night! The only way to cool our room was to open our sliding door and allow 40 degree temps into our room. This townhouse should never have been allowed to be a multi tenant property without individual heating and air for each room. Even though we enjoyed our stay, we will never give consideration to staying again unless this design flaw is resolved. It is the property owner or developer’s responsibility to correct this. The City of Folly Beach should be involved in a complete codes inspection of this property
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 28, 2021
Thank you 596philp for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, meeting our friendly staff and guests, and celebrating your vows. It is unfortunate to hear that you were not comfortable due to the temperatures in the Inn during your stay. This issue has been brought to the owners attention and we plan on making updates in the individual guest rooms. As a small business we can not grow without feedback from our guests. We do value your input and hope to you might reconsider staying with us in the future!
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Jennifer L wrote a review Oct 2021
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We feel like we hit the jackpot for our SisterFest getaway. We were blown away by the accommodations, the hospitality, the friendly staff, and the Folly community as a whole. The hospitality industry could learn from the owner and the employees of Water’s Edge. Thank you, Paul and Allie, for the memorable, magical time at your top-notch inn.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 19, 2021
Thank you Jenniferfromiowa! It was such a pleasure to be able to accommodate you and your sisters! We wish you could have stayed longer! It is wonderful that you got to meet the owner,Paul, and our front desk manager, Ali. Folly Beach is a very special place and we are thrilled you felt welcomed by our staff and the local community! We hope you can return again soon!
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Cathy D wrote a review Oct 2021
The Villages, Florida2 contributions
Our stay at the Waters Edge Inn on Folly Beach was wonderful! We were welcomed on our arrival and made to feel like they were waiting for us! We were helped with our bags & offered Folly punch after our long journey. The room was beautiful! It had all the comforts we anticipated and a gorgeous view from the veranda. Breakfast each day was plentiful and a good variety and "Happy Hour" each evening was fun & encouraged conversation among guests. We especially liked that staff was always present and were accommodating to any need or question.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 10, 2021
We are so thrilled that you two enjoyed your stay with us cathydH3443BL! We appreciate you mentioning that you were greeted warmly, you enjoyed the room, and our daily breakfasts and happy hours. Our small and friendly staff all agree that it was lovely getting to meet you both and we can not wait for your return!
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jayfromma wrote a review Aug 2021
jayfromma28 contributions11 helpful votes
A short walk to everything Folly Beach. We took advantage of the complimentary breakfast every day! Staff is fantastic, beach is beautiful. They have chairs and umbrellas for a small fee and can shuttle you by golf cart to and from the beach, which is only a 10 minute walk away.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Aug 17, 2021
Jason R, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay! It is wonderful that you were pleased with our location to the Ocean and the Bars/ Restaurants on the island. Thank you for mentioning how friendly our staff is and that you enjoyed our daily breakfast options! We offer a 10% discount for all returning guests who book direct by calling the Inn and we hope to see you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$218 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
water`s edge hotel folly beach
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaFolly Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water's Edge Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Water's Edge Inn?
Nearby attractions include Morris Island Lighthouse (0.2 miles), Folly Beach Public Beach (0.3 miles), and Snapper Jacks on Folly Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Water's Edge Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Water's Edge Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Water's Edge Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Water's Edge Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Water's Edge Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lost Dog Cafe, Jack of Cups Saloon, and The Crab Shack.
Is Water's Edge Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Folly Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Water's Edge Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's Church (8.2 miles), McLeod Plantation Historic Site (7.4 miles), and Nathaniel Russell House (8.1 miles).