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Water's Edge Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2013

The Water's Edge Inn provides a cozy, tropics-inspired experience. The room in which we stayed, the Atlantic, was arguably the highlight of our stay in the B&B. Extremely comfortable room with fireplace, spacious bathroom with jacuzzi. The balcony, while offering excellent scenery, was unfortunately not deep enough for any seating bigger than a stool (not included). The staff was helpful, but no one made any attempt to assist with taking our bags up to the room. We were, however, met with glasses of house-made, refreshing "Folly Punch" beverage and champagne in the room. Breakfast was tasty, but not much by way of variety (french toast one morning, huevos rancheros the next), which one might expect at $300/night. All-in-all, I would, without hesitation, recommend The Water's Edge, but there is room for improvement for these relatively new accommodations.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2013

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Water's Edge Inn. I appreciate you bringing your suggested improvements to my attention as we strive to satisfy our guests needs 100%. I have made notes of these suggestions and have reviewed them with the staff. We can't wait to have you come back and stay with us, all return guests receive a 10% discount on every night booked with us.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The Waters Edge Inn is a very comfortable B&B in Folly Beach and the location couldn't be better. We stayed for three nights in the Charleston room which has its own entrance. The room was delightful - full of South Carolina charm and clean. We were disappointed to not receive Housekeeping on the Friday and breakfast each day was very simple (toast and a few meats). In addition because we were on the ground floor we heard footsteps up and down the stairs each morning. Overall we were quite happy but we felt paying over $300 a night at the weekend was a bit expensive for the experience we received in return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2013

We enjoyed having you as guests here at Water's Edge Inn and we thank you for your feedback and bringing these issues to our attention. I apologize regarding the Housekeeping issue as we strive to provide the best service to our guests. I have addressed this issue with the staff to ensure it does not happen again. We also appreciate your feedback regarding breakfast, we make a homemade breakfast every morning based on how many in house guests we have, which could have been a reason it was not as large as usual. We are so glad that all in all you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope you will come back to see us and take advantage of our 10% return guest discount.

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

We just stayed at the Water's Edge Inn while i had to be in Charleston for a professional meeting, and we enjoyed it very much. The staff is exceptionally accommodating, and the room was spacious and very comfortable. Breakfast is very good, too. I will stay here again when I return to the area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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WatersEdgeInn_12, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

Your first stay was for business, your next stay should be for fun in the sun! It was so nice to meet the two of you, I'm glad we left such a positive impression. Let us know when you are coming back and we can give you our return guest discount of 10%.

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We have stayed at Water's Edge Inn three times now. In January we stayed two nights for our anniversary. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The owner stopped by for happy hour and he got a dinner reservation for us at Grille 225 at a wonderful table. The B&B is clean and we love the Key West atmosphere. Happy Hour is fun to meet other guests, and the rooms are spacious and luxurious. The only disappointment on our most recent trip was the hot tub was out of order. Everything else was great. They treated us to a bottle of champagne for our anniversary which was special. In the mornings we like to walk to the beach to go for a run before breakfast. The location is perfect for us because you have easy access to Charleston without being in the middle of the craziness. Water's Edge Inn is a perfect place to go for a relaxing getaway. We will be back!

Room Tip: We have stayed in three different rooms and liked all of them. We prefer rooms on the higher floors.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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WatersEdgeInn_12, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

We love to hear you say that! Grill 225, isn't that just the best steak you have ever eaten! Our location is very convenient, while also being very private and homey. Happy hour lives up to its name, with the exception of it is 3 hours long! It was our pleasure to host you on your special day. Hopefully we see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 March 2013

This was my second stay at Water's Edge Inn. We stayed in the Hemingway room and had a wonderful time. The fireplace and screened in porch were wonderful! As before, the staff was very friendly and we totally enjoyed playing "shut the box" during happy hour (we will be ordering that game).
The weather was not perfect but the Inn is so homey and even with the terrential rains on Sunday it was wonderful to just lounge in our beautiful room.
I would give the Water's Edge Inn big applause for a job well done.

We spent most of our time in Charleston which is a very short drive. Folly Beach has much to offer but it seems to cater more to a very young/very local crowd.

Can't wait to go back when the weather is a little warmer and a little sunnier!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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WatersEdgeInn_12, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

So glad to hear your stay was great! "Shut the box" is such a fun game you are going to love owning it. Maybe you can make a few dollars as well. We are your home away from home, unlike home though you don't have to clean up! The sun is out now, but temperatures are still a little low for this time of year. Before you know it summer will be upon us, with 100 degree days. We look forward to hosting you again, and remember all return guests get a 10% discount!

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Reviewed 25 March 2013

This used to be the only place we would stay, but not after this trip. The bed was in need of replacement....I rolled to the middle every night. They used to have great breakfast casseroles from Rita's, but not anymore (each lady cooks, and out of five mornings, none of it was very good). Much to our disappointment, the hot tub was broken, and they didn't know when it was going to be fixed! It's a shame because they had a good thing going, but now it's definitely going down hill.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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WatersEdgeInn_12, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

So sorry to hear that your most recent stay with us was not up to your expectations. I want to thank you for your honesty, and I would also like to address the issues you encountered. After checking the bed ourselves, it appeared that one of the support beams for the bed was indeed cracked, so we have had it reinforced. The casseroles from Rita's were delightful however since Rita's is not open for breakfast during the winter season, we have had to make adjustments. A kitchen was built on site and we have begun offering home cooked foods for our guests. My apologies about no one informing you of the hot tub situation! Since the hot tub needs to be custom built, it does take a while. The Tides hotel has been generous enough to let our guests utilize their outdoor swimming pool in the meantime. We would love to have you come back and let us show you how we have grown.

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This is a beautiful B and B in Folly Beach, SC, about 8 miles from Charleston. The location is fantastic and I would happily stay again. The Caribbean Room I stayed in was great, very spacious and relaxing. Very nice staff. They printed out directions from Drives of a Lifetime for me one morning. Breakfast was good.

For some reason, I did not get Housekeeping service on my 2nd day. I did not have the Do Not Disturb placard up, so I am not sure why. This was a poor mark on an otherwise wonderful stay. I am sure this was a simple error.

As mentioned in other reviews, the Jimmy Buffet music goes a LONG way. I like the idea of keeping with the Key West theme but maybe start at 10?

Loved the house and the hammock in the back was the best!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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WatersEdgeInn_12, General Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

That hammock does offer a great view of the marsh! We loved being your host, for your Folly Beach get-a-way. My apologies about the issue with housekeeping! Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. We strive for 100% guest satisfaction, and are making sure all of the staff is being thorough when it comes to cleanliness. When you are ready to come back out to Charleston, call us! We gladly offer 10% off each night for return guests.

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Additional Information about Water's Edge Inn

Address: 79 2nd Street West, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Region: 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: £132 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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