Waters Edge Inn at Folly Beach

79 West 2nd Street , Folly Beach, SC 29439 USA (Show map)


Located minutes from historic Charleston, SC, Water's Edge Inn boasts nine beautifully appointed guest rooms featuring Heavenly queen size beds, plasma flat screen televisions, wireless internet, telephones, and fireplaces and mini refrigerators with complimentary bottled water. The pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are a few short blocks away and guests are welcome to rent our bicycles or use our golf cart shuttle service for quick and easy access. After returning, rinse off under our outdoor shower, wrap yourself in a luxurious robe provided for your use and enjoy the relaxation of our large, outdoor hot tub overlooking the marsh. Complimentary cocktails and lite hors d'oeuvres are available daily from 4-7 pm and a homemade breakfast prepared with local ingredients is served every morning from 8-10 am.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining3.9

One of the best!

5 on November 12, 2017

We were so pleased with our recent stay! So much more than we expected. From the welcome drink, happy hour and breakfast, all were outstanding. I think I'm ready to move to Folly! Thank you for a short but wonderful stay.

Always Top-Notch!

4.6 on April 10, 2015

Islander room was much more spacious than expected - being on top floor. Service and food are great. Happy Hour every day is always wonderful. Second stay here since 2013 and will always return when visiting Charleston.

A Pleasant Surprise

5 on October 18, 2014

Although online info said the place was full, we called and found 2 rooms available. This was our first experience at a beach community and our first time at a B&B. It couldn't have been better. Our room was bright, comfortable, and had a good sized screened in porch. Check in was actually fun (happy hour starts at check-in time and Gena's punch was delicious.) Breakfasts were ample and diverse. The whole staff was very gracious in offering suggestions on where to dine and what to see and how to get around. We walked most of the time, the beach was just a few blocks away. Same with restaurants. We would return.

March Trip

3.4 on March 09, 2014

The room was very nice and extra clean. Had no problems there. But you could hear everything that went on in the bathroom that backed up to our room, including the 4 times the man next door got in the night. Breakfast left a lot to be desired. Danishes and breads were stale. And the breakfast casserole was tuff and unless you like Mexican you would not like it.

Awesome Experience!!

5 on June 27, 2013

This was the best beach vacation my wife and I have ever taken. The Hemingway is a beautiful room. The entire staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Whether coming back in from a day at the beach or coming back at night after a great meal and amazing live music, we felt like we were coming home. The Water's Edge Inn offers so many personal touches that it's hard to list them all. This will be our "place to stay" anytime we take a beach vacation. Try it...you will not be disappointed.

Last minute find that defined my trip.

4.6 on May 21, 2013

Waters Edge Inn was the perfect find on Folly Beach. The staff was friendly and helpful, afternoon cocktails brought guests together, and I could get away to my gorgeous room for some privacy. Anytime I make a trip to Charleston, SC I will be staying at Waters Edge. As a well traveled individual this is the kind of place that makes you feel at home and that is a rare thing to find at a resort destination.


4.2 on January 17, 2013

My Husband and I stayed at Water's Edge Inn for our Honeymoon. Our trip to Jamicia was canceled due to weather. I am sooo glad we decieded to stay her for 4 days. It was the BEST experience! The staff was personable and made us feel like royalty and the breakfast each morning was nice to savor in the quaint dinning area. We were able to savor all of the island as the restaurants were just a stones throw. We didn't have todrive anywhere. We will be back next year to celebrate our anniversay!

New Chapter Getaway

4.6 on May 09, 2012

We stayed at Water's Edge in April 2012. Our stay was unbelievable. The service was outstanding and the young ladies at the front desk were absolutely precious and very welcoming. Our room was very nice and view was peaceful. Enjoyed the hot tub and the close walks to all the restaurants and bars. We would definitely go back and would stay at Water's Edge again as promised.

Awesome Stay!

4.6 on April 10, 2012

We loved Waters Edge Inn. We were welcomed warmly. Our room was beautiful and we had a lovely view. Loved the hot tub and enjoyed a quiet night's sleep. We would definitely go back and stay longer.

Would stay again!

3.2 on September 03, 2011

The Inn is only a couple blocks away from the beach, definitely walking distance. If you don't want to walk you can rent bikes from them. We stayed in the islander room and it was gorgeous. The bed was very comfortable and the decor was exceptional. You definitely feel like you are on vacation. The bath room was enormous, it has a multi jet body sprayer in the shower with a sky light to add to the ambiance. There is also happy hour with light Hors d'oeuvre beers, wine, soda and water in the evening. The Inn also provides transportation to downtown folly beach via a golf cart. They were more than accommodating with taking us to restaurants or to the beach. They do provide towels that you can take to the beach. One night we went out for dinner and had leftovers and they were very willing to put them in their refrigerator. Our only complaints would be we never had our bathroom cleaned or picked up during the two nights we stayed there. We had to ask for more towels. Our bed was turned down and chocolates placed though. Also, one morning we had breakfast and as I went to bite into my muffin I realized it was covered in ants. The inn keeper had to throw everything away, so I didn't get any breakfast. If you decide to sleep in, you will have slim pickens on breakfast options (cereal and croissants). The pros out weight the cons, so we would stay here again. It is a beautiful inn and a great location!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

Deluxe Queen Room situated on 1 of 4 possible floor levels with queen sized bed, fireplace, plasma TV, beverage center, robes, spa bath amenities and balcony, screened porch, or private entrance. Private baths.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $329

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Location Type

Quick Beach Access, Downtown, Island, Small town, Tropical


Charleston, SC (CHS) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Plantations and Gardens, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Microwave, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Golf Cart Shuttle Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Parasailing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside designated area. $250 fee charged if in room
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Kids 12 & over! Reservation forfeit if younger child present
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We require a 14-day advance notice for cancellations or changes made to your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel your reservation: a cancellation within 8 to 14 days of your arrival date will result in us retaining your deposit; cancellations within 7 days of your arrival date will result in us charging the room. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund will be made. ***Please note, each room is equipped for 2 adults. One additional adult or child over 12 years old is allowed, however a $25 extra person fee will be applied per night. We do not allow more than 3 people in one room. Any additional will require a second room to be booked.
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Lynn Oliver and Kelly Penick

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8-10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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