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Water's Edge Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Folly Beach B&B and Inns
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Alexandria, VA
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“excellent getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2007

My wife and I stayed at the Water's Edge Inn a couple of days ago for two nights. We had a great time in Folly Beach, contrary to the deadly combination of the August heat and humidity, probably because we had a very enjoyable stay at the Inn that has recently been built: our room ('The Islander') and its appliances were clean, brandnew and top quality. The service is excellent indeed, really helpful folks. I can highly recommend this place for anyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2007

My husband and I wanted to enjoy the Charleston area while we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and after researching many B&B's in Charleston and surrounding areas, we were happiest with the rates and amenities of the Water's Edge Inn. Not only were we not disappointed, we were more pleasantly surprised that we could have expected! The Inn was only 4 months old when we stayed there so we enjoyed it's "newness" a lot. Everything about the place is extremely clean, well kept, and comfortable. The design of the rooms and the common area is charming and they clearly did not skimp on nice fixtures, good linens, etc. The staff (EVERYONE we met) could not have been nicer and while we were there, we witnessed them all pulling together to help another couple in a big way...they had planned an outside wedding on the beach and had no back-up plan which was a huge problem when a thunderstorm (which almost never happens in Folly) ruined their night. The staff and the owner all came to their aid and pulled some strings to provide them access to a new townhouse nearby which was for sale so they could have all of their guests together and under cover.

We also loved this Inn because while Folly Beach, in my mind, draws a crowd that's somewhere between the people of Daytona and the people of Nag's Head (a.k.a. sometimes a little redneck), the Inn is tucked away in the nicest corner of the marsh and within walking distance of the best restaraunts on Folly and the nicest area of the beach for convenience which is near the Fishing Pier. They have great bikes you can ride or the staff is happy to shuttle you to any destination on their large golf cart.

One thing to note: breakfast is more continental (i.e. cereal, a breakfast casserole, fruit, muffins) but that suited us just fine because we're not huge breakfast people. If you do require a bigger spread, grab some fruit while you're getting ready and then walk just a block over to the Lost Dog Cafe which is opened from 6am-3pm for breakfast and lunch- it's fantastic!

This is THE ONLY place I would stay on Folly Beach and we definitely plan to go back at some point. I also think it's better than staying in downtown Charleston because it's a more relaxed atmosphere, less pricey, and you can go to the beach in the morning and then head in to town for an afternoon of shopping and dinner which is plenty.

Stayed July 2007
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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
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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