The Mark Twain R11459
- Pet Friendly
- Private Pool
- Pool Table
- Hot Tub
- No Smoking
- Bed & Bath Linens
- Pillows & Blankets
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Stereo with CD Player
- TV & DVD Player
- Central Heat & Air Conditioning
- Washer & Dryer
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Shower
- Beach Chairs (5 per home)
|Name:||The Mark Twain|
|Check in Day:||Sunday|
|Distance to Beach:||View Map|
|Bedrooms:||18 (13K, 3Q, 2Duo)|
|Baths:||15 Full 2 Half|
|Parking:||Parking for 12|
|Pool:||Heated Gated Private|
|Heated Pool:||Not Avail July/Aug|
|Heated Pool Fee:||$400 Plus Tax/Week|
|Private Pool Dates:||4/30-10/15|
|Special Event Fee:||$2000 Plus Tax|
Recent updates include an expanded pool deck area with a band stand and a new media room!
Accessible by 4x4 only. This 18-bedroom oceanfront home magically combines grandeur with the feel of the old Outer Banks. The warmth of natural materials abounds in marble, stone and slate, generously tiled bathrooms, granite kitchen and bar tops and tile and heart pine flooring. A commercial-type Viking kitchen and ample dining space make meals a pleasure. Several well-stocked libraries and other private places provide opportunities for quiet retreat. The pool table, baby grand piano with player-piano option, and PA system provide the tools needed for all occasions.
Enjoy sunrises over the ocean and sunsets on the sound from this home’s high elevation and extensive decking. A raised walkway leads you to the large pool and pool house. Enjoy the gazebo dune deck, a chance to see wild horses and ultimately, the ocean. "The Mark Twain" invites you to relax, escape the hardships of everyday life and create cherished beach vacation memories. Approximately 2.3 miles up the beach.
|Level 1||Four MBRs (K, K, K, K); two BRs (K, K) with shared Jack & Jill bath; two BRs (K, Duo) with shared Jack & Jill bath; two BRs (K, Duo) with shared Jack & Jill bath; two BRs (K, Q) with shared Jack & Jill bath; game room; bar area; half bath; laundry.|
|Level 2||Kitchen with large dining area; multiple refrigerators/freezers;half bath; gathering area with wet bar ideal for family events or corporate retreats; media room; access to decks.|
|Level 3||Six MBRs (K, K, K, K, Q, Q); full bath; sitting area.|
|Extras||Multiple TVs, whole-house reverse osmosis water filtration system, reduced greens fees at the Kilmarlic Golf Club.|
Dogs welcome (1 max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.
Special Events welcome in 2017 for an additional $2,000 plus tax. 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 2018 in this vacation home. The Advance Property Hold fee is $750.
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Ratings & Reviews
- Frank 5/28/2017
- Mike 7/24/2016
- Mark 5/15/2016
The Mark Twain was perfect for our family reunion. The floor plan, the amenities, the equipment was all first class. Shane was extremely helpful upon our arrival, explaining everything we need to know about the home. We would especially like to thank the home owners for the beautiful Christmas decorations in the home. They made our stay all that more wonderful. Blair at Twiddy's office was so helpful in the planning stages of our reunion. Always responded to our questions and made several great suggestions. All in all our expectations were met and exceeded!!! Thanks too everyone involved and see you this summer.
- David 12/27/2015
Questions & Answers
We are booked for August and many in our group are avid kayaker and planning to bring our own. Are there accessible areas near the 4x4 beaches?
Excellent question Diane! You can launch your kayaks in the sound from the Whalehead Club or from Carova Beach Park. Whalehead Club will be closer to R11459. Or you can launch your kayaks on the ocean.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/25/2017
Does this house have an ice machine and can you tap water for your coffee and cooking, drinking water!
These are great questions Chris, R11459 does have an ice machine. This home does provide a water treatment system for its well water. The water is safe to drink and use for cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, brushing your teeth, however, most people prefer to drink bottled water.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/15/2017
In pictures 14 &15, is that the new theater room? We're the doorknobs fixed? And appliances repaired as commented on June 12
Michael, many repairs and updates have been made at R11459. The photos on our website are up to date. Images 14 and 15 are photos of the new media room.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/8/2017
Do all BRs have either bath and/or shower? I'm looking floor plan and see inside BRs have tub pictured, but not sure about BRs 3,4,9,10,14, 17 Thanks!
That is a great question Ken, all master bathrooms in R11459 will have either a shower or a tub/shower combo. Bathrooms in bedrooms 3,4,9,10, and 17 have a shower.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/20/2017
I noticed an 'exercise room' listed on floor plan. Is there one? If yes, what is available?
Elizabeth, the room that was formerly an exercise room at R11459 has changed to a media room.
- Answered by Twiddy on 11/25/2016
Can you provide additional details about the expansion of the pool deck area and the addition of the media room (mentioned in the description of the house)?
Great question, Zach! The deck expansion and new media room have been completed. We should have new photos available online for you to view by tomorrow.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/27/2016
which bedrooms have TV's in them?
Zach, R11459 currently provides a television in the Level 3 MBRs (K, K, K, K, Q, Q), Level 2 great room, Level 1 game room, MBR (K, K, K, K), BRs (K, K, K, K, K, Q, Duo, Duo). However, televisions are not guaranteed amenities and are subject to change at any time.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/27/2016
Is there a baby's crib in this house?
Zach, a crib is not provided. 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 www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/27/2016
Are an ironing board and clothing iron provided?
Stephanie, an iron and ironing board are standard amenities for every Twiddy home. To view our list of standard amenities, please visit www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx#stfurneq.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/10/2016
Is there a high chair in the Mark Twain? If not, do you recommend a rental company? Thanks!
Jessica, 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 www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/3/2016
Is there a Golf Course nearby?
Hello Carla! The closest golf course to this home is the Currituck Club located in the paved area. It is about 9 miles from the home. For information on other golf courses in the area, please see: https://www.twiddy.com/activities/golf/
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/3/2016
I will be staying at the Mark Twain House this summer. I have a small dirt bike and would like to bring it along. Is this allowed, can I ride it on the beach?
Tom, unfortunately, ATVs, 4-wheelers, and dirt bikes are not permitted in the 4x4 area.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/25/2016
Do you know if the home is decorated for Christmas this year
The Mark Twain is indeed decorated for the holidays.
- Answered by Twiddy on 12/11/2015
What is the exact address of the 4X4 satellite parking area?
Es, satellite parking is located at our Corolla office. The address is 1142 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/20/2015
Is a collander provided?
Hi Bob! Yes, a colander would be provided at the home, as this would be a standard amenity found in every kitchen.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/18/2015
Is an electric coffee pot provided and if so are filters provided. If not, what type and size of filters are needed?
Great question, Bob! This home has standard drip style coffee pots that take standard sized coffee filters. You will need to provide your own filters and all items like this. (i.e. paper towels, napkins, garbage bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, etc.)
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/18/2015
Is there any way you and show the bedroom numbers from the pictures to coordinate with the 1st floor plan? Thanks Dave Long
Great question, Dave! The interactive floor plan available on the home's page does that exact thing. The interactive floor plan can be found if you scroll down underneath the availability of the home, next to the "Aerial View", "Where's the Beach" and "Map" view tabs.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/12/2015
How long will it take to get to the closest grocery store and restaurants?
Elise, R11459 is approximately a 10 minute drive from the paved road and then another 5-10 minute drive to the closest grocery store. Please note there is a gas station and restaurants approximately 1 mile from the 4x4 entrance ramp (next door to our Corolla office) that has necessities such as milk, break, toilet paper, etc.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/23/2015
How many full size refrigerators and freezers are in the Mark Twain?
Dave, the home currently provides 2 full size refrigerator/freezers in the L2 kitchen.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/5/2015
How many laundry rooms are there, and where are they located.
David, R11459 has 2 laundry rooms. They are both located on Level 3 on either side of the sitting area. You can view them on the Level 3 floor plan shown in photo #40 on the photo slideshow.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/14/2014
Is there a way for guests to get to this house if they do not have 4wd?
Great question, Randy! Most guests will carpool to the home with others in the group that have a 4-wheel drive vehicle. There is also the Corolla Shuttle that offers transportation to the 4x4 area. For additional information, please visit http://www.corollashuttle.com/.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/13/2014
Does the pool close mid-October every year or can it still be heated and used for an extra fee year round?
Derek, private pools are a seasonal amenity available the weekend of April 25th through the weekend of October 12th unless otherwise stated on www.twiddy.com. Unfortunately, they are not available year-round.
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/26/2014
What is the minimum stay?
Hi Amelia. Thank you for your question. This home accepts weekly rentals.
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/4/2014
Is the hot tub available all year round?
Yes Nancy, our hot tubs are operable all year!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/31/2014
What is the closest major airport to the home?
Rae, the closest major airport to the area is Norfolk International Airport. For additional information, please visit www.twiddy.com/find-us.aspx#air. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/18/2014
How far is the satellite parking from the house?
Chrissy, our satellite parking is located at the Corolla office. It is approximately 3.5 miles from R11459.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/11/2014
Which side is the queen bedroom located on the first floor? I know it is sound side, but is it on the north or south side of the house? On the left or the right upon entering the front door?
Great question, Elle! When you enter the front door, you turn right and the Queen bedroom is the first bedroom on your right!
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/15/2014
I noticed that it said it was only accessible by 4x4. I am not really sure what this means. Would I be able to use a car I already own that has 4x4 drive? Or is there something provided to us? Could you please explain how this works?
Great question, Jordan! R11459 is located in the 4x4 area of Corolla where there are no paved roads. We only recommend 4-wheel drive vehicles for accessing these homes. Guests need to provide their own 4-wheel drive vehicles or you may choose to rent one for the week from a local rental company. For additional information on the 4x4 beaches, please visit www.twiddy.com/faq.aspx#4x4 and www.twiddy.com/outer-banks-4x4-driving.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/25/2014
Can we use the heated pool in early October?
Great question, Eric! The private pool at R11459 is available from April 27 until October 12, 2014. This pool does offer the option of being heated for a fee.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/7/2014
Is there a kitchen on the first floor? Or are there only bedrooms on the first floor?
Thank you for your inquiry, Anne! The kitchen at R11459 is located on Level 2. On Level 1, there are bedrooms/bathrooms, a game room, bar area, and laundry facilities.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/21/2014
Is there any area around the home we are allowed to have a campfire? Such as on the beach, in the yard, or in a pit.
No Dana, campfires, beach bonfires, fire pits, etc are prohibited in all of the communities of the northern Outer Banks!
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/7/2014
How well is the kitchen stocked? If we plan on cooking all of our family's meals each night, is there suggested we need to bring from home? How many grills are there? gas, charcoal? smoker? How many dishwashers?
Great questions, Ellie! Every Twiddy home comes with a fully stocked kitchen. The home will include an adequate supply of items such as dishware, glassware, silverware, cookware, bake ware, pots and pans, skillets, cooking utensils, blender, mixer, toaster or toaster oven, microwave, BBQ tools, etc. Items such as crock pots and smokers are not standard amenities. We would recommend bringing these types of items with you if you know you'll need it during your stay. To view our list of standard amenities, please visit www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx#stfurneq. R11459 currently provides a gas and a charcoal grill. There are 2 dishwashers in the kitchen and 1 in the game room.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/23/2013
I am looking to book a property for our family reunion for the summer of 2015 - making plans this far in advance makes nailing down the actual number of attendees difficult. What is the maximum number of people allowed to stay on The Mark Twain property.
Great question, Jennifer! The Mark Twain can sleep up to 37 people if you fully occupy all of the bedrooms in the home. We look forward to hosting your family!
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/21/2013
Can you please label the bedrooms on the first floor layout (photo 38) to correspond with the pictures you have published for each, like you have already done for the third floor (photo 40). Thank you. We are very excited about our 2014 visit!
Janet, as you look at the level 1 floorplan, the four corner suites are the king master bedrooms. On the east side of the home, there are two sets of bedrooms sharing a jack and jill bath, and in each set, there is a king bedroom and a duo bedroom. On the west side of the home, there are two sets of bedrooms sharing a jack and jill bath, and one set has a king bedroom and another king bedroom, and the other set has a king bedroom and a queen bedroom!
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/17/2013
What does the Special Event Fee cover? Does it include any extra amenities or services for the event?
Good question Erin! The special event fee covers the costs that the homeowner incurs while you have the event at the home. For example, it covers post wedding carpet cleaning, excess wear and tear on the home and property, or any other costs that the owner may incur for the week of your reservation regarding the special event. Additionally, it covers the liability insurance required when you will be over-occupying the home for the day of the event.
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/2/2013
If bad weather comes. How do we get out of there ?
Great question Leah! We monitor beach conditions regularly. We will notify guests if there are any issues with accessing the 4x4 area and provide alternate routes to access the home and/or paved road.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/29/2013
Will you be making this or any of your Event Homes available for view during the Wedding Expo in Jan?
Yes, Alicia we intend to make many of our Special Event homes available during the Wedding Expo; how many ,and which ones will be determined by whether or not they have guests at the time!
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/28/2013
Does the dune deck have electricity/outlets?
Great question Diane! There are outlets by the pool house but there are not any electrical outlets on the walkway to the beach.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/24/2013
Is there satellite parking for non-4x4 guests who are shuttled to the property?
Diane, we offer satellite parking at our Corolla office for guests to park two-wheel drive vehicles. 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 8/24/2013
Hello, Would it be possible to book the Mark Twain for the year 2016 May 1 to May 8 now?
Jay, we will be able to make an advance reservation for this home for that first week of May 2016, once we get to the second week of May in 2015. Please follow this link to our Advance Property Hold information page: www.twiddy.com/advanced-property-holds.aspx
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/18/2013
Hello, I was trying to rent a home for our family reunion and wanted to see if you had June 21st 2014, to the 28th or June 28th -July 5 even a week after? and the rates? Thanks so much, Justine
Justine, The Mark Twain is currently booked through the week of 8/10/14!
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/14/2013
is there any availability for August or September 2014?
Gail, we are currently taking Advance Property Holds for R11459 for 2014. Please contact the office at 1-800-489-4339 to check availability.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/30/2013
Does this house have a washer and dryer?
Yes Emma, washers and dryers are standard amenities in all of our Twiddy homes!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/24/2013
How many people does the house sleep?
Good question, Ryab! The Mark Twain has 18 bedrooms and sleeps up to 38 people!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/15/2013
Is it possible to get a Saturday check-in?
No Charles, we are not able to change the check-in/check-out days, as it would mean taking part of two different weeks!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/8/2013
Hello! When will your summer 2014 dates be available? Thanks
Hello Carol, you can find 2014 Availability underneath the photos. Click the tab that says "Availability" and then under that select the tab that says "2014 Availability". For information about placing an Advance Property Hold on a home, please visit www.twiddy.com/advanced-property-holds.aspx. 2014 rates should be available by the fall. Thanks and let us know if you have any other questions!
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/8/2013
Can you have an open camp fire on the beach?
Unfortunately Travis, beach fires are strictly prohibited in Currituck County, Duck, and Southern Shores. For more information in regards to camp fires click on this link: www.twiddy.com/faq.aspx#fires
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/29/2013