Make Water’s Edge Inn your
Folly Beach home away from home.

Our generous amenities and services ensure a comfortable, convenient beach getaway.

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Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, our guest rooms showcase stunning views of Folly’s marshland and the Lowcountry wildlife.

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The inn is located a short walk from Folly’s best local restaurants and attractions , as well as mere blocks away from the serene waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

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A La Carte

Each morning our front desk staff will offer individually wrapped fresh-baked muffins and bagels with individual packets of butter, cream cheese, and jelly.

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During Happy Hour we will have red and white wine and beer choices available for you to take to your room or to enjoy on our terrace overlooking the water!


Mrs Rhodes Room Waters Edge
Charleston Room Waters Edge
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Guests staying at Water’s Edge Inn have access to a variety of luxurious amenities. Our charming inn is fully equipped with everything you could need to call Regatta Inn your next home away from home!

The safety of our guests has always been our top priority. We have expanded our already rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols which cover our guest rooms and all common areas of the inn. We are following the guidelines outlined by the CDC and the governmental authorities and taking extra precautions so that our guests can rest assured and enjoy a worry-free visit to our beautiful island.


About Us

Paul Lauer is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved to Folly Beach, South Carolina 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. Since then, Water’s Edge Inn has become a premier Folly Beach hotel, offering a comfortable yet elegant beach experience. Created around the concept of offering premier customer service full of unexpected surprises and personal touches, a stay at Water’s Edge Inn is sure to be memorable.
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.

Weddings and Events

Along with ten beautiful guest rooms, our sister boutique hotel, Regatta Inn on Folly Beach, offers three event spaces: the Maria Camila Bay, the Grant Bay, and the Madeline Bell Terrace. Click to learn how we can make your event a beautiful and memorable occasion.




In addition to booking weddings and events we also have preset
packages available for purchase!

Romance Packages

Let us take care of the hard work for you by booking one of our romance packages! Our dedicated staff will handle the tiny details for you, allowing you and your loved one to unwind and enjoy each other’s company.
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Elopement Packages

Couples seeking a simple and romantic wedding are invited to take advantage of our signature elopement packages. Our charming inn offers several unique options to make your special day memorable.
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Enchanting little Inn!!!

Why stay in yet another cookie-cutter hotel when the Water’s Edge Inn is available? It’s a charming little venue hidden away amongst the flora and fauna of Folly. (Even friends who are natives didn’t know it was there.) We fell in love with it.

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Loved it again!

I truly appreciate the warm and inviting feeling that I had during my stay. From checking in, to checking out, one feels that you are their only customer. The two night stay is exactly what my wife and needed.

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Feel Like a Local!

Stayed in a villa with family and everyone had a blast. The four year old was entertained, the teenage girls were kept busy, and dad was still able to relax!!! The staff made the experience that much more delightful by being laid back and attentive at all times.

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