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Dogs: No weight limit
Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $800 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 15x40
Bed & Bath
Parking for 12
For the 2023 season, the check in day will change from Sunday to Saturday.Updated 8/19/22
For the 2023 season, the heated pool fee will change from $400 plus tax per week to $800 plus tax per week.Updated 8/19/22
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.
"The Mark Twain" features the latest in WiFi technology. New 1 GB WiFi goes beyond Zoom calls and YouTube. It helps with increased productivity for remote work, collaborate during corporate meetings, ability to play online multiplayer games, faster online shopping and streaming entertainment in multiple locations.
Approximately 2.3 miles up the beach.
Special Events welcome in 2023 for an additional $1,500 plus tax. Please contact our office if you would like to make arrangements for a Special Event reservation.
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Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
King, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 2
King, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 1
King, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 4
Duo Bunk Set, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 3
King, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 6
Duo Bunk Set, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 5
King, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 8
Queen, shared Jack & Jill bath with room 7
Game room; bar area; half bath; laundry.
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.
Full bath; sitting area.
Multiple TVs, whole-house reverse osmosis water filtration system.
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"We LOVED the Mark Twain Beach House for our wedding venue! This location in our country is magical and you will understand if you ever get so lucky to stay in this area. We are adventurous people and it wasn't easy to plan this event or get all of our guests in and out for the event. So be prepared to roll with the punches and I would not recommend having older guests and I would recommend working with an event coordination team. The immensity and beauty of this venue was awesome even though the house is a bit old and has some old appliances and some maintenance issues it has more character than flaws. Twiddy helped us get to the house and was a text away if we needed anything. We love Ed! He rescued us lost in the dunes! Wedding vacation with the pup, family, and friends was perfection!"
"It was an adventure drive to the house! Beautiful setting, huge space and perfect for families!"
"Big, beautiful, gorgeous 360 views, perfect for large groups to gather"
"Enjoyed our stay at the Mark Twain. Loved the space of the house and the amenities. The house is showing some age. Appliances were tricky to use and outside decks were shaky. The house was well appointed and perfect for a large family gathering. Pool and pool house were great! The midges were bothersome and easily found their way into the house. There was an issue with the air conditioning on lower level and Twiddy was prompt and attentive to fix it. Overall a great stay!"
"Our family of 30+ absolutely loved the Mark Twain. The sleeping accommodations were large, spacious, clean, and very private. What was equally amazing was the dining and entertainment available on the 2nd floor. The kitchen was huge and large enough for 4 large pots of crab for steaming and 2 for corn on the cob. The location right on the Corolla Beach is unsurpassed. We will come back."
"Overall we had a great experience and the home was large enough to accommodate our entire family. However, we were a little disappointed in the condition of the home and the cleanliness. Regardless, we made the best of it and enjoyed our time in the OBX"
"It is a great home. Some areas of the home are showing some age and wear. We had intermittent issues with not having hot showers on the first floor. Overall a good experience, but far from perfect."