Families |Reunions |Weddings | Events |Retreats
Size –18 Bedrooms • 17 Bathrooms 17 Baths • Sleeps 1-40
Why The Mark Twain?
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☀Memorable Events: Elevate your wedding into unforgettable celebrations.
☀ Diverse Spaces: We offer an array of indoor and outdoor event spaces perfect for ceremonies and receptions.
☀ Wild Mustang Cameos: Anticipate unexpected visits from local wild mustangs for a unique event twist.
☀ Adventure & Relaxation: Dive into activities like deep-sea fishing and parasailing, then unwind in our hot tub.
☀ Personalized Planning: Benefit from our meticulous planning and local vendor connections.
☀ Extended Celebrations: Transform your wedding into a memorable extended escape filled with celebration and connection.
☀Preferred checkout on Sundays. As an event house, reservations are confirmed within 24-48 hours after verification.
☀ Event fees starting at $5,500 for weddings, corporate events, etc.
☀ Linens will be $750 for less than a week booking
☀ Bookings for less than 4 days will incur charge of $2200 administration fees.
☀ Text 703-869-8129 to set up an appointment with a Concierge Professional for a personalized booking experience.
Immerse in the perfect blend of grandeur and classic Outer Banks charm at The Mark Twain, an 18-bedroom beachfront retreat designed specifically with events in mind. We offer luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces that provide idyllic ceremony and reception locations for your beachfront destination wedding.
Visualize exchanging vows with rolling waves as your backdrop, hosting elegant poolside celebrations, or basking in the refined grandeur of our indoor venues. High elevation lends captivating ocean views throughout the property, enriching your guests' experience and providing stunning backdrops for unforgettable wedding photos.
Beyond the magnificent venue, we understand that curating an extraordinary wedding is about crafting a holistic experience. We provide meticulously pre-planned itineraries and connections with elite local vendors to ensure your wedding is seamlessly elegant. Expect top-notch services from premium florists, photographers, caterers, and entertainers as we bring the crème de la crème of Outer Banks to you.
Think of your wedding as more than a single day. It's an extended escape to reconnect, celebrate, and create a symphony of unforgettable memories. As you lounge indoors or outdoors, you might catch a glimpse of wild horses on your way to the sand via our private, elevated boardwalk, adding a touch of wild charm to your celebration.
The Mark Twain is one of three neighboring estates available for event rental. Feel free to reach out to us (outerbankbeachhomes) to discuss which homes are right for you. At The Three Authors Beach Retreats, we offer more than an exquisite backdrop for your beachfront destination wedding. We provide an exclusive stage for the story of your love to unfold. Your wedding will be a timeless event that family and friends cherish forever, a testament to love, luxury, and the extraordinary. The memories forged here will fill hearts with joy and minds with tales of a spectacular celebration at the finest Outer Banks beach wedding venue.
☆☆ KEY FEATURES☆☆
☀ 18 spacious bedrooms; 13 kings, 3 queens, 2 twin-over-double bunk beds - sleeps up to 40 of your closest family and friends.
☀ 15 full bathrooms + 2 half baths
☀ Entire main level dedicated to hosting events
☀ Gourmet kitchen with dual refrigerators and dishwashers
☀ Well-stocked libraries
☀ Multiple decks w/ ample seating + incredible ocean views
☀ Game room with a pool table, foosball, and a downstairs bar
☀ Private boardwalk & beach access, pool, hot tub, sun chairs + pool house with a bar
☀ Elevator, fiber high speed internet, keyless entry, and dog friendly
☀ Several first-level bedrooms are equipped with low curb bathroom showers, approximately 5 inches in height, to facilitate accessibility for individuals with mobility challenges.
☆☆ OUTSIDE SPACE ☆☆
This beachfront home would not shine in its best light without a stunning outdoor space for guests to take in stunning ocean views and sunshine. There are endless ways to enjoy the fresh air here, from the Adirondack chairs on the decks to the poolside bar.
Catch a sunrise or sunset from the elevated decks overlooking the ocean. There are also multiple outdoor picnic tables on the decks, both in the sun and the shade - perfect for alfresco meal times, playing board games, or even getting some work done with a view.
The pool area features a large pool, sun loungers, and a relaxing hot tub for cooler days and evenings. There’s also a pool house with a fun bar that opens up into the pool area.
From the pool, you can take the elevated boardwalk down to the beach and take a pit stop at the gazebo dune deck. If you’re lucky, you may even spot some wild horses from this amazing vantage point!
☆☆ LOUNGE SPACE ☆☆
There is plenty of space around the property to hang out as one big group or to find a little solitude for yourself. The main lounge sits on the second level and boasts tons of seating space at tables, comfy armchairs, and sofas. There are also multiple TVs, a gas fireplace, a wet bar, and a baby grand piano with a player-piano option to set the mood just right.
There’s also a sitting area on the third level, complete with plush sofas overlooking the beach.
Head downstairs to the game room for a little entertainment between activities. This fun spot boasts a full wet bar, a pool table, a foosball table, and plenty of places to sit back and relax.
☆☆ KITCHEN + DINING ☆☆
You’ll have no problem cooking for your whole group in the home’s spacious kitchen. This large area features Viking stainless steel appliances, including dual gas ranges, commercial-style fridges and freezers, two dishwashers, a microwave, and multiple sinks. The sleek granite countertops offer ample space for many cooks in the kitchen, and there’s plenty of seating around the kitchen bar for those who want to keep the chefs company.
In addition to the kitchen counter (seating for 11), there are three large dining tables with seating for eight at each. If you feel like spreading out even more, there are various tables around the property, including options in the sunroom, lounge, and decks in both the sun and shade.
☆☆ BEDROOMS + BATHROOMS ☆☆
This massive oceanfront home boasts 18 spacious bedrooms, offering ample space for up to 40 overnight guests. It’s the perfect place for weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats. Many of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, providing guests with an added sense of privacy and convenience that is hard to match.
First Floor Bedrooms:
Bedroom 1: King Bed | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 2: King Bed | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 3: King Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ Dual Sinks + Standing Shower
Bedroom 4: King Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ Dual Sinks + Standing Shower
Bedroom 5: King Bed | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 6: Twin-Over-Double Bunk | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 7: King Bed | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 8: Twin-Over-Double Bunk | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 9: King Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ Dual Sinks + Standing Shower
Bedroom 10: King Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ Dual Sinks + Standing Shower
Bedroom 11: King Bed | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Bedroom 12: Queen Bed | Jack n Jill style Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks + Jacuzzi Tub
Third Floor Bedrooms:
Bedroom 13: King Bed | Ocean View | Ensuite Bath w/ Dual Sinks, Soaking Tub + Standing Shower
Bedroom 14: King Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ Standing Shower
Bedroom 15: King Bed | Ocean View | Ensuite Bath w/ Dual Sinks, Soaking Tub + Standing Shower
Bedroom 16: King Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ Standing Shower
Bedroom 17: Queen Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ shower/tub combo
Bedroom 18: Queen Bed | Ensuite Bath w/ shower/tub combo
In addition to the ensuite bathrooms, there is a half bathroom on the first level and another half bath on the second level to cater to the common spaces.
☆☆ LOCAL ADVENTURES ☆☆
When you're not indulging in the luxury of The Mark Twain, the northern Outer Banks offers a myriad of fascinating attractions that offer rich experiences and memorable adventures:
• Whalehead Club: Explore this historic 1920s Art Nouveau mansion turned museum, nestled in the heart of Corolla.
• Currituck Beach Lighthouse: Climb this iconic lighthouse for an unparalleled view of the Currituck Sound and Atlantic Ocean.
• Wild Horse Adventure Tours: Experience a guided tour in 4x4 terrain to spot the majestic wild mustangs that roam the beaches of Corolla.
• Corolla Adventure Park: Test your agility at this aerial adventure park filled with climbing challenges and zip lines.
• Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education: Immerse yourself in local ecology and history, with interactive exhibits and educational programs.
• Historic Corolla Village: Step back in time in this charming, well-preserved village featuring quaint shops and the Corolla Schoolhouse.
• Currituck National Wildlife Refuge: Uncover the area's natural beauty, home to diverse wildlife, and perfect for bird-watching and hiking.
• Carova Beach: Enjoy a remote beach experience, accessible only by 4x4, offering pristine sands and surf.
• Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary: Visit this tranquil bird sanctuary, a haven for bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts.
• Timbuck II Shopping Village: Browse a selection of unique shops, dine in a range of restaurants, and enjoy entertainment options for the whole family.
• Corolla Raceway: Have some fun with the family at this go-kart track offering a thrilling ride.
• Estuarine Nature Walk: Take a leisurely stroll along this picturesque boardwalk on the edge of the Currituck Sound.
Each attraction showcases the unique blend of history, nature, and excitement that the northern Outer Banks offers, making your stay at The Mark Twain all the more unforgettable.
☆☆ ”COME TO YOU” ADVENTURES ☆☆
Don’t want to organize a huge group outing? Absolutely, we've got you covered! We can link you up with top-notch local businesses that bring the excitement right to The Mark Twain. Start your day with a rejuvenating yoga session, treat your taste buds with meals prepared by a personal chef, or elevate your evening with a professional bartender's cocktail creations. For a larger feast, we can arrange premium catering services. Rest assured, we connect you with the best of the best in OBX!
☆☆ GETTING TO THE HOUSE ☆☆
To ensure a smooth arrival, an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle with at least 7.5 inches of ground clearance is required!! A tow from the sand is $400 and a lot of precious vacation time, so trust us and don’t try the drive in a 2WD vehicle!
Generally guests do one of 3 things to reach the house:
1: Drive a personnel or rental 4x4 vehicle. (We’re happy to recommend local rentals that allow beach driving.)
2: Guests without a 4x4 are able to park overnight at our satellite parking (1142 Ocean Trail Rd.) and then can be picked up by other members of their group that do have 4x4s.
3. Guests take advantage of the third-party shuttle service that costs roughly $250 - $300 for one side of the journey, and can accommodate up to twelve people at once!
★☆OTHER THINGS TO NOTE ☆★
- The property rents weekly only during the busy season, please contact us (outerbankbeachhomes) for off season minimums.
- This reservation is totally non-refundable irrespective of the channel policies you booked at. We do not provide refunds if, for example, one or few people in your party have COVID. We have Instant bookings on, but reservations are confirmed 24-48 hours after booking to make sure all details can be worked out.
- Cleaning fees doesn't include linens and trash charges - approximately additional $750.
- Pool is open from Memorial Day to the end of September. Pool heat is available in shoulder seasons for an additional fee. For off season pool requests, please let us know as it requires additional fees, and is weather dependent.
- Property is only accessible by a beach side sand 4x4 road, you will need a 4x4 vehicle to reach the house without getting stuck!!! We have parking available 3 miles away from the home for those who do not have a 4x4, and 4x4 rental and shuttle companies are available.
Rates & Availability
Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $1,500.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 365 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $1,500.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 165 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Twenty-five percent (25.00%) of the total booking charges (less $1,500.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 60 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.
About the Owner
Greetings! I'm Manish, hailing from Northern VA, close to the DC region. Originally from India, I now share my home with my beloved wife and daughter. My passion for travel isn't just limited to exploring new destinations; I'm also an enthusiastic host with properties in Snowshoe, WV; Outerbanks, NC; and Las Vegas, NV. Family trips hold a unique charm, and that's why I, along with my dedicated team, am committed to ensuring you maximize every moment at any of our locations. Since my hosting journey began in 2016, I've prided myself on offering a diverse and premium range of rentals. With the trust of over 2,000 guests annually, our business thrives. But what's remained constant is our unwavering dedication to top-notch service. I cherish forging lasting bonds with our visitors, striving to be your go-to choice for vacations, year in and year out. It's a privilege to play a role in your family's cherished moments and traditions. Should you choose to stay with us, rest assured that my team and I are just a call or text away. We're committed to promptly addressing your needs. Looking forward to hosting you!
Corolla, North Carolina
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