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

Our generous amenities and services ensure a comfortable, convenient beach getaway
and include a complimentary gourmet breakfast and two-hour happy hour with light hors d’oeuvres daily.

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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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Overnight guests can indulge in our complimentary hot breakfast specials like quiche, casseroles, sausage, eggs, potatoes and more.

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Bed & breakfast guests can kick back and relax with beer, wine, our world famous “Folly Punch” and light hors d’oeuvres offered daily.


Mrs Rhodes Room Waters Edge
Charleston Room Waters Edge
Floridian Hotel Room Folly Beach
Hemingway Room Folly Beach BnB


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 Water’s Edge Inn your next home away from home!

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.


We have preset packages available for purchase or we can customize a package just for you!

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.

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.


Cannot say enough about this place!!!

What a lovely bed and breakfast inn! The room was immaculate with a stunning marsh view. The staff was incredible we will definitely be repeat customers

Angie S.

We loved everything about our stay!

We loved everything about our stay at Water’s Edge Inn from the charming staff and friendly owner to the delicious breakfast and happy hour, clean and comfortable rooms as well as all the amenities. Already looking forward to the next time we can return!

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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We are booking again next year and can’t wait to return!

This was not our 1st visit to Folly but it was the first time to stay at Water’s Edge. It was absolutely lovely. The ladies who were at the front during happy hour and breakfast were so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. We enjoyed talking with the other guest during happy hour and breakfast. The rooms are very cozy with fireplaces and everything you need to enjoy your stay.

Linda C.

Would definitely recommend and will be back.

Easy check-in, helpful staff. Very cozy, homey and quiet. Much better than a hotel room. Very clean. Enjoyed drinking coffee and eating breakfast on the screened porch each morning.

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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