Wild Horse Oceanfront Home in swan-island-estates 4x4


Accessible by 4x4 only.
"Wild Horse" is the venue of a lifetime! Custom built on 20 acres of undeveloped oceanfront, this coastal estate is the largest on the Outer Banks and offers guests an ideal setting in which to host a destination wedding, family reunion, or other large gathering. Truly unique, "Wild Horse" incorporates Old Nags Head-style architecture to create both a welcoming place of refuge and a spacious and well-equipped location for entertaining, rain or shine. A 1,000 square foot special event room offers impressive views of the ocean and surrounding scenery and can accommodate more than 100 guests - the perfect alternative in case of inclement weather! The décor includes spa-like colors to accent the Southern bead-board detailing and features artwork from local artists including black and white photos of the area and its wild horses. Together with the comfortable wood-tone furnishings and neutral fabrics, event-color coordination becomes a breeze. Multiple gathering areas abound and offer a variety of seating options. The living space grows even larger when you include the tiered oceanside pool deck, outdoor bar, dance floor and the many porches surrounding the home. Don't want to be in the middle of the crowd? Slip away to one of the top-floor decks. All outdoor areas are furnished with the finest in outdoor furniture including Telescope Casual and Poly-wood. Plus, guests can enjoy many additions completed in 2013 such as upgraded water system, theatre room, new TV's, outside shower and deck expansions!
Other event-friendly features include a separate commercial kitchen with private elevator access for caterers, and approximately 11,000 square feet of decking and more than 13,000 square feet of interior that total more than ½ acre of usable space. Enjoy panoramic views of the sea from the decks, and while lounging in, or celebrating by, the second-level pool. Located immediately adjacent to federal land, guests will treasure the miles of unobstructed views to the south. At "Wild Horse," family and friends can play, celebrate, and stay, in one impressive location amongst the windswept dunes. Approximately 5.9 miles up the beach.

Special Events welcome for no additional fee in 2015. Please contact our office if you would like to make arrangements for a Special Event reservation.
We are currently accepting Advance Property Holds for all available weeks in 2016 for this vacation home. The Advance Property Hold fee is $1,500.
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Unit Number
Wild Horse
Swan Island Estates
Check in Day
Check-in Office
Distance to Beach
20 Full 3 Half
Heated Private
Heated Pool
Not Avail July/Aug
Pool Size
Heated Pool Fee
$750 Plus Tax
Private Pool Dates
4x4 Required


2015 Rates

4/26/2015 [ARRIVAL DATE]
5/3/2015 [ARRIVAL DATE]
5/10/2015 [DEPARTURE DATE]
$8,750 [WEEKLY RATE]
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5/24/2015 [DEPARTURE DATE]
$9,950 [WEEKLY RATE]
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5/31/2015 [DEPARTURE DATE]
$12,450 [WEEKLY RATE]
5/31/2015 [ARRIVAL DATE]
$15,750 [WEEKLY RATE]
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$12,950 [WEEKLY RATE]
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$8,450 [WEEKLY RATE]
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$8,450 [WEEKLY RATE]
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$8,450 [WEEKLY RATE]
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$8,850 [WEEKLY RATE]
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$8,850 [WEEKLY RATE]

2016 Availability

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Amenities for 2015
Unit Number T11870
Name Wild Horse
Neighborhood Swan Island Estates
Check in Day Sunday
Check-in Office Corolla
Location Oceanfront
Distance to Beach Oceanfront
Bedrooms 23
MBRs 17
Baths 20 Full 3 Half
Pool Heated Private
Heated Pool Not Avail July/Aug
Pool Size 20x40
Heated Pool Fee $750 Plus Tax
Private Pool Dates 4/27-10/12
No Pets Allowed
Hot Tub
Poolside Cabana
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Pool Table
Wet Bar
Dune Deck
Satellite TV
Whirlpool Tub
Private Well
Theatre Room
Private Walkway w/ Steps
4WheelDr 4x4 Required
Outer Banks Vacation Rentals
Standard Amenities
Street Address 1870 Ocean Pearl Rd, 4x4, NC 27927


Donald 8/31/2014

This is the best house in OBX! It's like being on a resort that you never have to leave! Everything you need is there. Waking up to the Wild Horses was our favorite part!

Tara 8/17/2014

Owner Response We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Wild Horse! We hope to see you again in the future!

Responded by Owner on 9/19/2014

Beverlee 5/25/2014

Denis 1/5/2014

Q & A

29 Questions Asked By Guests

  1. can you get to house with an 'all wheel drive" vehicle?

    Asked by Carolyn 4/22/2015

    Answer Carolyn, we only recommend 4-wheel drive vehicles for accessing homes in the 4x4 area. For additional information about 4x4 driving, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks-4x4-driving.aspx. For guests that do not have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, we offer satellite parking at our Corolla office. Permits can be purchased at the front counter on the day of arrival. For information on pricing, please contact the office at 1-800-489-4339.

    Answered by Twiddy on 4/22/2015
  2. Is the pool open in April?

    Asked by Cate 4/14/2015

    Answer Thank you for your inquiry, Cate! For 2015, the private pool dates for T11870 are April 27 - October 12.

    Answered by Twiddy on 4/15/2015
  3. I would prefer a master bedroom with a porch an a ocean view, which room accomkdates the best sleeping experience

    Asked by veronica Boodoo 1/7/2015

    Answer Veronica, there are not any bedrooms with direct deck/porch access. The rooms with the best ocean views are the Level 3 MBRs (K, K) that are on the northeast and southeast ends of the home. On the floor plans, they are labeled as rooms # 1 and 3.

    Answered by Twiddy on 1/8/2015
  4. Are there crockpots to use at this house?

    Asked by Debbie 10/21/2014

    Answer Debbie, crock pots are not a standard amenity for our homes. We would recommend bringing one with you if you plan to use it during your stay.

    Answered by Twiddy on 10/21/2014
  5. Are there any cribs or pack and plays at Wild Horse? Highchairs?

    Asked by Debbie 10/21/2014

    Answer Debbie, baby equipment is not a standard amenity for Twiddy homes. If you would like to rent baby equipment for your stay, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide baby equipment rentals. For contact information, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.

    Answered by Twiddy on 10/21/2014
  6. So, I'm eagerly looking forward to being at Wild Horse next week! I know the house has wifi, however, curious if due to the isolated location do cell phones still work reliably? Thanks!

    Asked by Jason 9/18/2014

    Answer Great question Jason! Cell phone service can be spotty in areas of the 4x4 beach, however, overall it works fine.

    Answered by Twiddy on 9/21/2014
  7. Hi, do the owners of this house provide beach chairs, games (i.e. volley Ball net, Cornhole game, etc..)? Also, are camp fires allowed on the beach at night? Thank you

    Asked by Joe 8/12/2014

    Answer Excellent questions, Joe! Every Twiddy home provides 5 beach chairs. This home advertises a volleyball set, however, games such as cornhole are not a guaranteed amenity for our homes. Beach bonfires are strictly prohibited. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

    Answered by Twiddy on 9/5/2014
  8. We are thinking of renting The Wild Horse for my daughter's wedding. Are there shuttle services available for hire to transport guests who do not have 4WD?

    Asked by Carolyn Scott 7/28/2014

    Answer T11870 - Wild Horse is a beautiful home to host a wedding, Carolyn! There is a shuttle service in the area called Corolla Shuttle. Their phone number is (252) 457-0217. For additional contact information, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/activities/services/.

    Answered by Twiddy on 8/8/2014
  9. Is there any canoeing/kayaking in the area--in the Carrituk Nature Preserve area? If so, can you rent canoes in the area, or should one bring their own boat?

    Asked by Theresa 6/29/2014

    Answer Theresa, we definitely recommend a canoe/kayak adventure on the sound! There are companies in the area that rent kayaks for the week or you can take a guided tour with Coastal Explorations. If you would like to rent bikes or kayaks for your stay, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide this service. For contact information, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx. For more information on Coastal Explorations, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/activities/activities/.

    Answered by Twiddy on 7/2/2014
  10. how far is the home from the beach? We have some older ones in our family, just wanted to make sure it isn't too long of a walk for them.

    Asked by DD 6/13/2014

    Answer Hi DD, the walkway measurements are as follows: Walk from pool deck to gate 3'3" 4 steps from gate to steps to beach 104'5" (with two sets of steps first 10 steps then 7 steps) from steps to beach 19' 18 steps down to the beach For a total measurement of 125'8"

    Answered by Twiddy on 6/15/2014
  11. Are the room numbers and names listed on the door to each room?

    Asked by Laura 3/30/2014

    Answer Great question, Laura! The names of each room are posted on the doors!

    Answered by Twiddy on 3/30/2014
  12. How many vehicles does Twiddy allow you to park in their lot when staying at the Wild Horse House? Is there a charge?

    Asked by Laura 3/30/2014

    Answer Great question, Laura! We do offer satellite parking at our Corolla office for guests to park two-wheel drive vehicles. There is no limit to the number of cars and permits can be purchased at the front counter on the day of arrival. For information on pricing, please contact the office at 1-800-489-4339.

    Answered by Twiddy on 3/30/2014
  13. It says the house is "5.9 miles up the beach". I am assuming this is the distance house to ocean? What is the approx distance from where the "road" ends to the house?

    Asked by Jones 3/5/2014

    Answer Great question, Jones! T11870 is an oceanfront home located in the 4x4 area. To access this home you will drive on the beach approximately 5.9 miles north of the paved road before turning over the dune line access ramp to reach the home.

    Answered by Twiddy on 3/5/2014
  14. We are looking at Wild Horse Home for a reunion in 2015. How many people does this house sleep? We have quite a few babies under 5.

    Asked by Sheila 2/18/2014

    Answer Sheila, the sleeping capacity of this home is 52 people!

    Answered by Twiddy on 2/19/2014
  15. Can I get the dimensions of the deck area around the pool? My son is getting married there in June , also we plan on stringing lights . I assume there are enough outside receptacles.

    Asked by Kathy Dixon 2/3/2014

    Answer Great questions, Kathy! The wood deck by the pool is 70 ft x 26 ft and we have confirmed with the Care Taker of the home, Wild Horse T11870, there are plenty of receptacles outside, all areas of the deck!

    Answered by Twiddy on 2/6/2014
  16. Are there bunk beds at this house?

    Asked by Michael 2/2/2014

    Answer Good Afternoon, Michael! This home, Wild Horse T11870, has 6 bunk sets, all located on the 1st level!

    Answered by Twiddy on 2/2/2014
  17. Is WiFi available at the house?

    Asked by Rita 12/12/2013

    Answer Great question Rita! Yes, wi-fi is available at T11870-Wild Horse.

    Answered by Twiddy on 12/12/2013
  18. Hello my family is renting this home I wanted to meet them there what Is the closes airport and how far away

    Asked by kimmie 12/4/2013

    Answer Thank you for your inquiry, Kimmie! For information on the closest airports to the Outer Banks, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks-airports.aspx.

    Answered by Twiddy on 12/5/2013
  19. How many of the bedrooms have bathroom suites? and how many bedrooms have king sized beds?

    Asked by Lindsay 12/2/2013

    Answer Hello Lindsay! There are 23 bedrooms total, 13 of them offer King beds. Out of the 23 rooms 17 (11 King rooms and 6 Queen rooms) are masters that have their own private bathroom attached.

    Answered by Twiddy on 12/2/2013
  20. Talent shows are a hallmark of our family reunions. Is there a piano at Wild Horse? Thank you!

    Asked by Anna M. 11/4/2013

    Answer Thank you for your inquiry, Anna! T11870 - Wild Horse does not provide a piano.

    Answered by Twiddy on 11/5/2013
  21. are there blow driers and irons for ironing clothes

    Asked by mike wagner 11/3/2013

    Answer Hi Mike! Irons and ironing boards are standard amenities found in every Twiddy home, but blow driers are not. click here to view all of the items that are advertised amenities that will be waiting for you upon arrival: http://www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx#stfurneq.

    Answered by Twiddy on 11/3/2013
  22. Is there a secure area to park non 4x4vehicle for guests (both long or short term) who might choose to ride onto the property with someone else?

    Asked by Annie 11/1/2013

    Answer Great question, Annie! We offer satellite parking at our Corolla office for a fee. Parking permits are $5.00 per night or $30.00 for the week and can be picked up at our front counter upon arrival.

    Answered by Twiddy on 11/2/2013
  23. How many refrigerators in Wild Horse?

    Asked by James 10/30/2013

    Answer Great questions James! There are five refrigerators at the Wild Horse.

    Answered by Twiddy on 10/31/2013
  24. Does the Wild Horse event home include chairs, tables, etc. for events (in this case, a wedding)? If so, can you please specify what/how many are include? Many thanks!

    Asked by Victoria 8/7/2013

    Answer Great question, Victoria! Chairs, tables, etc. for events are not included with the home. Feel free to contact our office for local equipment vendor recommendations, #800-489-4339!

    Answered by Twiddy on 8/9/2013
  25. Is there an age limit to rent this house?

    Asked by Mike 7/13/2013

    Answer Mike, our vacation homes are intended for use by You and Your family. Use of the Premises by Fraternities, Sororities or other un-related groups under 24 years of age is strictly prohibited. Please view our Vacation Rental Agreement for more detailed information: http://www.twiddy.com/lease.aspx (Paragraph 9. Use and Tenant Duties). If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 1-800-489-4339 or rent@twiddy.com. We are available 7 days a week, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and any of our Rental Agents can assist you!

    Answered by Twiddy on 7/14/2013
  26. Will All-Wheel drive vehicles be sufficient or do you need 4-Wheel drive? If so, why?

    Asked by Amie 7/11/2013

    Answer Great question Amie! There are no paved roads in the northern Outer Banks beaches. Travel is over loose sand roads and actual sand dunes. All wheel drive (AWD) vehicles are not recommended for this area due to ground clearance and traction concerns. Our experience shows that AWD vehicles in this area are problematic at best. 4x4 vehicles with off-road ground clearance are recommended with reduced air pressure for beach travel. Please consult your vehicle manual and manufacturer for specific information. Twiddy & Company will not be responsible for vehicle recovery if inappropriate vehicles are used for access to the northern beaches.

    Answered by Twiddy on 7/12/2013
  27. Which bedroom pictured is the "Bridal Suite"?

    Asked by SI 6/25/2013

    Answer The bridal suite is picture # 26 in the photo reel and is named 'Suite Dreams.'

    Answered by Twiddy on 6/25/2013
  28. Can this house be rented to hold a wedding for just a weekend?

    Asked by Anonymous 5/20/2013

    Answer No, Wild Horse is not available for partial week rentals!

    Answered by Twiddy on 5/21/2013
  29. Hi, what's the max number of people the property can hold for a reception?

    Asked by VJ 4/25/2013

    Answer Great question VJ! Wild Horse can accommodate up to 200 guests for a reception. For additional information on having a special event at one of our homes, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/weddings/fine-print.aspx.

    Answered by Twiddy on 4/26/2013