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“Should be renamed “Paradise Edge””
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Water's Edge Inn

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Water's Edge Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Should be renamed “Paradise Edge””
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Think about your average beach stay in a hotel - mass crowds of people, waiting forever for an elevator only to be packed in tightly with your fellow vacationers, kids running through the hall ways, rooms that have been rundown from overuse – now wipe that image away and go to Water’s Edge! It is the perfect spot for your beach adventure! I have been to numerous bed and breakfast inns and every time I leave I always think of things the inn keepers could have done better – not so with Water’s Edge. They have thought of everything to make your stay delightful. To be honest the ladies manning the desk make all the difference in the world – their primary mission is to make your vacation one that you will never forget! Rooms are great and just the right size, ours overlooked the marsh with a screened in porch. Easy access to “downtown” and the beach (maybe 3 blocks) – but if you don’t feel like walking they will take you and pick you up in a golf cart. So much to do in Folly Beach and the surrounding area (only 20 – 30 minutes away at most) – just ask and the staff will give you great restaurant recommendations, places to go, things to do, etc. This place is the complete package.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Bryan S
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
I love your renaming recommendation as we strive to offer Paradise on Folly here at Water's Edge Inn. Thank you for sharing your experience and your kind words about our staff, I will make sure to pass the praise along. We can't wait to have you back as guests and take advantage of our 10% return guest discount! Aloha!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

My wife and I spent 5 nights here recently, somethings about the Inn were fine but overall the details were very lacking. We were very disappointed in what was called breakfast, we thought this was a Bed & Breakfast, we've stayed in over 100 B&B's across the US and a real B&B puts out a spread considering the wide variety in food tastes and diet needs as well as it being served by gracious hosts. Here at Waters Edge, not the case, a very small, mostly breads, pastry, muffins purchased from a large food warehouse store, Sam's or Costco, most was fresh but some old. A small selection of fruit, a day or two boxed cereal was offered but after the milk sat out for 2 hours, probably not a good choice. One morning the hot offering was cold pancakes, one morning there was NO breakfast as whomever was to prepare and put out breakfast didn't show up for work, the owner about 10:30 was putting out the normal bread selections which we would classify as a continental offering. After 3 days and our room had not been cleaned at all we ask and were told that we had to put out our maid sign to which we replied we didn't have a maid sign nor did we see any instructions that told us to do so. After another day we finally made our own maid sign and they actually came in and cleaned the room. We had to ask for coffee everyday and 3 days they brought us decaf only. The room was nice but the carpet stained and had been bleached in spots, the was no way to control the temp in the room so it was very cold, so cold we had to open the patio door to warm up the room. The staff were nice and helpful but we had to ask for everything, they just didn't have a clue on how to handle the details and for the cost of $300 per night it was very disappointing. We would never stay here again, it's over priced and it really isn't a bed and breakfast in the traditional sense.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank John L
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
We are very sorry to hear you had a negative experience at our property as we strive for perfect stays. Our breakfast is home made every morning and put out at 8:00 a.m. and our pastries are delivered every other day to ensure quality and freshness. Our staff is very well trained, friendly and talented and always offer 100 % to our guests. I am sorry for the misunderstanding with your stay over service, as housekeeping always knocks and asks if anything is needed if guests are in their room. If guests are out for the day then they receive full service unless a "Do Not Disturb" sign is put on the doorknob. Again, I apologize that your stay with us was less than satisfactory and hope in the future you will give us the chance to change your mind.
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Bristol, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

My husband and I returned to Water's Edge Inn for a second time to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was as lovely as we remembered from last year. My sister and her fiancé went with us and they loved it was well. We are planning our next trip to Folly Beach and plan to stay at Water's Edge again. We had the pleasure of meeting Gina last year and saw her again this year. Kinsey was great. We love breakfast and especially happy hour. They also made sure I received Champagne for my birthday. Folly punch is great. We enjoyed riding the bikes last year, this year we were chauffeured on golf carts!! Thanks for a great stay 2 x in a row!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Teresa V
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
It was so lovely meeting y'all and chatting during Happy Hour. We're so glad you came back to stay and can't wait for your return! Again, Happy 50th Birthday, I'm so glad we could be apart of celebrating with you, your husband, sister and fiancé! Thank you for sharing your kind words and experience as we strive for 100% guest satisfaction! Hurry back to see us!!
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

My wife & I celebrated part of our 18th year wedding anniversary here We spent 2 nights here. From the very beginning the staff was amazing and made us feel at home!! Upon our arrival we were offered freshly baked cookies and Folly Punch!!!! The staff was very knowledgeable about restaurants area, which was very helpful. The breakfast was yummy and there was happy hour every afternoon with tasty snacks and delicious Folly Punch! We stayed in The Hemingway Room. The room was decorated beautifully with lovely bathrooms. I really liked the Hemingway Room as it had a large screened in terrace which overlooked the wetlands. This terrace was perfect to have breakfast and to relax in at the end of the day. The room has a lovely soaking tub! We had a wonderful experience here and we highly recommend

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank NWTFBCC
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
I am thrilled to hear your stay was all you hoped for! We enjoyed having you as guests, and congratulations again on your 18th Anniversary! Cheers to many more to come! Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience! We hope to see you back soon, we'll keep the cookies warm and fresh and the Folly Punch ice cold! Don't forget about our 10% return guest discount off of every night booked with us! Aloha!
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon. The staff was friendly and available to assist us in any way we needed. They even offered to put Champagne in our room. They also offer a free ride to the beach, even though it is close, with the heat it is a nice option. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michelle B
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience and congratulations again on you're marriage! We are so happy you chose to spend such a special time with us here at Water's Edge Inn! We hope to see you again soon to take advantage of our return guest discount of 10% off every night booked with us! Aloha!
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

My wife and I stayed at Water's Edge for a few days of our "babymoon" to Folly Beach. We found the location excellent, (walking distance to the beach) the house clean and bright and the room more than adequate. Staff was courteous and friendly, the breakfast was excellent and the happy hour provided cold beer! This was our first stay at a B&B and I was a little nervous of the "creepy" level - but my fears have been relieved by this stay. We will definitely return and recommend Water's Edge for your Folly Beach vacation!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carl M
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
First, let me say again, congratulations and best wishes to you and you're growing family! I'm so glad we could ease your mind about Bed & Breakfasts! We strive to make sure you feel as if you're at a home away from home on you're vacation! We hope that y'all will come back to visit once you settle in with your new bundle of joy! All return guests receive a 10% discount off of every night booked. Aloha!
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

came here for four days with three colleagues to have a mind set retreat, relax, goal set and reflect on the past year. What a place to do so! The interiors were impeccable! So inspiring, I can imagine my future beach house to look just like this! Beautiful hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, staff was excellent, very nicely decorated, comfortable beds, walking distance to the beach, lovely overall.

PROS
Private
Intimate
Secluded
Charming
Perfect for families or couples
walking distance to folly beach
amazing staff
small grocery store walking distance (basic stuff eggs, milk, bread, wine)
liquor store walking distance
folly beach bars walking distance

CONS
Far from Charleston
Cabs in and out of folly beach can get pricey
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no pool

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ariana U
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WatersEdgeInn_12, Manager at Water's Edge Inn, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience! I'm so glad to hear we offered the relaxation and reflection you set out to gain! We hope to see you back soon! Don't forget about our 10% return guest discount! Aloha!
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Property: 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 (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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