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“Perfect Get Away”
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Water's Edge Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
North Carolina
1 review
“Perfect Get Away”
Reviewed August 12, 2008

This was such a lovely inn. We enjoyed everything about it. The service was great - they couldn't do enough to make your stay perfect. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. The attention to detail was remarkable. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Liked — Beautiful rooms and great service. Perfect atmosphere.
  • Disliked — Could not control the temperature in the room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, SC
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Reviewed August 12, 2008

The Water's Edge Inn is an amazing find on Folly Beach. We sincerely enjoyed everything about our stay, from the friendly staff and complimentary cocktail hour, to the comfy bed and whirpool tub. We highly recommend the Water's Edge Inn to anyone looking for a fabulous beach getaway.

  • Liked — The location and room were both perfect.
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay longer...
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2008

We had a great stay at the Water's Edge Inn. It's a really lovely inn with an equally lovely staff. Our room was comfortable and well decorated. We especially enjoyed the screened balcony that overlooked the marsh. The inn is a short walk, bike ride or golf cart ride to the beach. The inn has bikes and beach chairs you can borrow for the day.

Besides, it's great beach location the inn is just a quick trip to downtown Charleston. It really gives you the best of both worlds- laid back beach location and downtown nightlife with wonderful restaurants.

  • Liked — The location
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Rachel B
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Atlanta
1 review
Reviewed July 31, 2008

This was the best service I've ever received. Very friendly staff and amazing rooms and baths. We loved being able to use the bikes. We will definitely be back.

  • Liked — the service
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank shannon0317
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PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2008

We had such an enjoyable stay at Water's Edge Inn -- our room was lovely and the services provided were wonderful. We particularly enjoyed the golf cart to the beach and the availability of bikes, beach chairs, and boogie boards. We will definitely be back! Be forewarned: pack light -- there are lots of stairs if your room is on the third floor.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2008

What a great place! We celebrated our 7th anniversary here and stayed in the Hemingway for 3 nights - and then extended for another 2 nights at one of the plantation villas (a 3br/3bath townhouse in the same complex) when our parents and niece wanted to join us too. That was a last minute decision, and we were glad they had just the right availability.

More comfortable beds would be hard to find...

You can park your car and be chauffeured in the golf cart shuttle, ride the bikes, or walk if you don't want to leave the island. We used the bikes & beach towels everyday, and were thankful for them! It's nice not having to worry about parking at the beach, and this inn has much higher quality accommodations than the hotels nearby. So while it's not oceanfront - it is extremely clean, very well cared for, close enough, and quiet enough to make up for it...

The staff are so helpful, considerate, and have a wonderful "can do" attitude. I think we met and spoke with them all.

I'm positive we'll be seeing them again... Thanks again Sandy, Jen, & Gena! Y'all do a great job!

PS:
1 - Families can stay at the Plantation Villas easily. Prepare your own food if you want to, and still use the bikes & hot tub!
2 - People with disabilities or the inability to use the stairs could stay in the Charleston Room on the ground level (though they may have to have breakfast brought to them).

Stayed July 2008
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2008

This inn is a gem at Folly Beach for the discerning traveler - luxurious rooms, attentive but unobtrusive service, nice breakfast with homemade quiche or French toast and freshly sqeezed orange juice, (not just a few pastries and some coffee), free bikes for use on the island, free bottled water in the room, superb hospitality... just unfortunate that it isn't ocean front but you can't have everything and the neighborhood is very well maintained just a few blocks from the beach. This is my second time staying here - we will definitely return.

  • Liked — Bed, bathroom, flat screen TV, balcony
  • Disliked — Steep stairs to the entrance, thermostat set too cold and couldn't adjust individually
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Water's Edge Inn

Property: Water's Edge Inn
Address: 79 2nd Street West, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Folly Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Folly Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Water's Edge Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 10 miles from historic Charleston, Water's Edge Inn offers a truly unique experience. We are in walking distance to Folly Beach, and we're located just one block off the main strip. Offering eight beautifully appointed guest rooms featuring fireplaces, heavenly queen size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, plasma TV, 24-hour jacuzzi, wireless internet and much much more! The pristine beaches of the Atlantic are just 2 short blocks away and are accessible with our complimentary bicycles or shuttle service. Beach chairs and umbrellas for the beach are available to rent. Enjoy evening cocktails during our complimentary Happy Hour between 4pm-7pm, offering beer, wine, and our Famous Folly Punch! ... more   less 
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