Paul Lauer is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved to Folly Beach, SC in 1997 and founded CDI Homes. While working as a developer and living on Folly Beach he discovered the need for upscale overnight accommodations and began constructing Waters Edge Inn, which opened its doors in March 2007.
Paul lives on-site and enjoys mingling with the guests.¬† He also works as a Folly Beach Firefighter and spends his free time with his two children.
About the Island…
Folly Beach has always been part of coastal South Carolina’s history and charm.¬† Nestled between the Folly River and the Atlantic Ocean, we are just 10 minutes from historic Charleston, locals refer to it as “the Edge of America”.¬† When you wake up in the morning you’ll enjoy the sunrise on the beach and finish your day watching the sunset on the Folly River.¬† On the eastern tip of the island you’ll find an outstanding view of the Morris Island Lighthouse.¬† For the sportsman, you can fish from the Edwin S Taylor pier which extends over 1,000 feet into the Atlantic.
You’ll also find some of the finest food on the coast here on Folly Beach, whether you’re looking for a gourmet meal, a seafood feast or just a sandwich.¬† You will also find a variety of shops including clothing, sportswear, surfing and fishing gear, as well as local art and gifts.
No matter what your interests are, fishing, kayaking, surfing or relaxing on the beach, you can find it here all year long.¬† There is simply no place like Folly Beach …the “Edge of America”.