The Nautilus

The Nautilus


Luxury 5BR in WaterSound- Sumptuous Master Suite-Priv. Plunge Pool-Golf Cart-4 Bikes

Location Details: Watersound

Price:  $499 - $1893

Bedrooms:  5    Bathrooms:  5    Sleeps:  12

The Nautilus

Top Reasons to Book The Nautilus:  

* Private Plunge Pool w/Fountain and Carriage House 

* Incredible Master Suite, and an Observation Deck w/peekaboo View of Gulf and Puttering Park

* Approx. 1.4 miles to Gulf Lakes Public Beach Access

* Snorkel the Sea Turtle Reef-more info under Area Attractions below

* Golf Cart and 4 bikes included 

* Gated Watersound has 2 pools, trails and boardwalks

* Café 30A, Old Florida Fish House, and The Hub nearby 

* Only 3.5 miles to Seaside and 5 miles to Rosemary Beach 

* Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service 

*This property is not available to adults Under the age of 25. No Exceptions.*  

*Pool can be heated for $25/nt.*

The Nautilus is a stunning 4 story home in WaterSound with a Carriage House. If you are looking for a fantastic space in which to get away with plenty of room for your whole group to enjoy, The Nautilus will not disappoint. Boasting 3900 s.f. of living space, this 5 bedroom home has four full baths and two half baths. The 4th floor Observation Room has a peekaboo view of the Gulf.  On the first level there is a huge covered screened porch that opens to a plunge pool with fountain feature. The coffered ceilings plus the expansive space on the main level are jaw dropping. If that isn’t enough, this lovely home has a carriage house which can provide privacy for a small family or in-laws, and so much kitchen space, your entire group can cook together! Enjoy the pack n play in the home for your convenience. There are 4 bicycles included with this property, so take a ride to the beach and enjoy the fresh air! The home also has a private golf cart and incredible architectural features that might just make you want to extend your stay. The neighborhood has added perks, offering access to a putt putt course across the street, two neighborhood pools, beach access, nature trails and boardwalks. The Nautilus will make your beach vacation one to remember. 

Families will  love  the amazing amenities at WaterSound! This 256-acre, gated community is ideally located directly on the Gulf of Mexico between Seaside and Rosemary Beach. WaterSound features two pools, Dunesider and Bridges, along four different boardwalks to enter the beach. Go exploring on boardwalks and nature trails that wind through the community, over the large pond, and directly to the Beach. With Horseshoe Park and Deer Lake State Park nearby, a 9 hole putt-putt course, bike and kayak rentals available, WaterSound is sure be the perfect peaceful beach vacation!  

Bed Setup:  

First Floor 
Guest Room: Two Twin Beds  
Second Floor 
Master Bedroom: King Bed
Guest Room: King Bed
Bunk Room: Two Twin Bunks

Carriage House

Guest Room: Queen Bed


“The Hub” is the community center for Prominence and is a quick 10 minute bike ride your home or 1.6 mile drive.  The Hub offers something for folks of all ages and tastes, from tacos and tequila, to wings, burgers and shakes, a stop here is quick, tasty and convenient, and comes with a side of entertainment at the outdoor amphitheater. It's a great place to catch a concert, sporting event, or a movie on the lawn.  

Seaside is a short drive away and is most widely known for being featured in the Truman Show with Jim Carrey. Its incredible architecture has helped to make it famous but also its faithful replication of the kind of seaside town that used to be common up and down the coast. Seaside has its own Farmer's Market, post office, Repertory Theater and neighborhood school. It boasts unique shopping, fantastic cuisine and the incredible architecture that makes Seaside famous. There are activities for everyone: kayak rentals, bike rentals, paragliding, fishing, golfing, hiking, swimming, tennis -- you'll find it all right here.

The snorkelers in your group will love the new artificial reef called Sea Turtle Reef, deployed in 2017. Located just 783 feet out from the Grayton Beach State Park access, it is becoming a haven for sea life. Each of the 4 snorkeling reefs comprises 40 acres of permitted sea bottom. The Sea Turtle Reef is at a depth of 12-19 feet. We strongly recommend that snorkelers use a kayak, paddleboard, or other flotation device when visiting the snorkel reefs. Sea conditions can and do change quickly and often. Enjoy!

Room Arrangements

Guest Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With 2 Twin
Master Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With King
Guest Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With King
Guest Bedroom Sleeps: 4
With 2 Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed
Carriage House Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With Queen
5 Full Bathrooms

Inside Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Hangers
  • Nice Furnishings
  • Serving Bar off Kitchen
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke Detector
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Bathtub
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Pack & Play Travel Crib
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Full Kitchen
  • Shower

Kitchen Equipment

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Cookware and Cooking Utensils

Other Amenities

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Event Friendly


  • Internet Connection
  • WiFi
  • Free Wifi


  • Cable or Satellite
  • Tv
  • Multiple Tvs

Included Items and Services

  • Essentials

Outside Amenities

  • Patio Furniture
  • Deck or Balcony
  • Patio
  • On Street Parking
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Parking

Pool and Spa

  • Community Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking


  • Child Friendly
  • Family Friendly

View and Location

  • Gulf View
  • Walk to Beach


  • Night Life
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Churches
  • Cinema or Theater
  • Cycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Health and Beauty Spa
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurants
  • Scuba Diving or Snorkeling
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports

People would recommend this property

What people are saying about us

What people are saying about this property

Larry *.

Dec 29, 2021


Home was clean and well prepared. The few minor concerns that arose were quickly attended to.

Justin F.

Sep 09, 2021


We loved our stay and highly recommend the Nautilus!! The house is beautiful with modern kitchen and bathrooms and amenities galore. It is perfectly laid out for a large family or for multiple families and stocked with everything you could think of for a fun, hassle-free beach vacation.... bicycles, beach chairs / umbrellas, beach toys, puzzles, and, of course, the golf cart. The location is fantastic… a quiet, safe community and minutes from the beach, pool, and fun restaurants. There is also a putt-putt course directly behind the house which was so much fun. Realjoy is extremely responsive and makes check-in and stay super easy. It was a wonderful vacation and we cannot wait to stay there during our next visit. Thank you again!!!

Robert S.

Dec 23, 2020


The house was lovely and made our family Christmas with 11 very special. We were, however, disappointed with our initial 24 hours due to several major issues missed by the management company, including: no heat on the first floor, lack of consistent hot water throughout the house, several burnt out lightbulbs in exterior stairwell, the fireplace not igniting, issues with the 2 large TVs on first and second floor, batteries needing replacing in TV remote, and broken blinds in various windows throughout the house. The management company was slow to respond to our second round of calls which began Friday eve and continued Sat morning until noon but they did finally communicate and correct issues in a 24 hour period. We would expect more thorough walk throughs prior to guests arrival to fix issues. Would also recommend that there be beach towels available for at least 5-6 guests. We would rent this home again IF we have a definite communication from REALJOY that the property has been thoroughly checked prior to our arrival. Thank you and we hope we can enjoy this home again in the future.

Kelly M.

Aug 30, 2020


Great experience through out our stay. Easy

Jay M.

Mar 20, 2020


Everything was great except the realjoy representative I spoke to on the phone told us the pool did not have a heater (though I told her the VRBO listing mentioned one). We found the pool heater on the last day. We would have used it. And there was an open suction port in the side of the pool which sucked in a pair of goggles that were just floating in the water. Seems like it should’ve had a cover on it.

Sissy M.

Feb 09, 2020


We had a fabulous retreat in your beautiful home.

Bill B.

Jan 05, 2020


Booking was flawless. Communications were great btwn RJ & client. Immediate and responsive. Thankyou. Thanks for addressing the gas leak asap. Quick service was appreciated. Have rented several times in the neighborhood and compare against our past experiences. Excellent parking during low season. Love the house but cpl problems need to resolved. Couldnt use jets in Jacuzzi due to excessive noise level. Couldnt open nano door to the outdoor screened room due to pool alarms. This is a huge problem. Would suggest you close/seal/lock screen door to pool to avoid alarm issues. This is why we come to WB, for the indoor/outdoor experience. TVs difficult to use bc over of complicated remotes. Would have loved a "cheat sheet" of instructions upon arrival so we understand how to use properly the appliances, and explain the house audio system is not-useable (sad to see, especially at Xmas time wanting to listen to Xmas music throughout the home). Would also be great to have a bullet list cheat sheet of dos/donts for the neighborhood/beach. While we are members of the Beach Club, mosts guests are not and a little map leading to boardwalks plus basic rules would have been great. Plus marking where all the local food stops are...Brunos etc. Lovely home, clean and well kept. Would suggest more than one key in the lock box. It was tough to open at times, especially at night in the cold, rain or dark.

Hayley I.

Sep 13, 2019


We loved the Nautilus! One thing to note is that there are TWO properties in Watersound with the address 77 Salt Box Lane. Be sure to explicitly point out WEST for this rental. The homeowner at the other location wasn’t too happy with our confusion. The golf cart and cart boardwalks made getting the family to the beach very easy!

Gray C.

Jul 12, 2019


Wonderful, we had a great time.

Diana *.

Apr 27, 2019


It was a pleasure renting through Real Joy - questions and concerns were addressed promptly and it was easy getting in touch when we needed someone - Brenda was most helpful - it didnt hurt that the house was spectacular!

Jill D.

Mar 22, 2019


Very responsive to questions and provided friendly customer service


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