The Nautilus

Beds: 5 | Baths: 4.5 | Sleeps: 12
Private pool with fountain featureWelcome to The NautilusWelcome to The NautilusHear that? It's the beach callingAccess to Dunesider Pool

*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!  


“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!

Top Reasons to Book
  1. Private Plunge Pool w/Fountain & Carriage House
  2. Incredible Master Suite & Observation Deck w/peekaboo View of Gulf & Puttering Park
  3. Beach Access Boardwalk-approx 900 yds 
  4. Snorkel the Sea Turtle Reef-more info under Area Attractions below
  5. Golf Cart & 4 bikes included
  6. Gated Watersound has 2 pools, trails & boardwalks
  7. Café 30A, Old Florida Fish House, and The Hub nearby 
  8. Only 3.5 miles to Seaside & 5 miles to Rosemary Beach 
  9. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service 
Room Arrangements
Guest Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With 2 Twin Beds
Master Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With 1 King Bed
Guest Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With 1 King Bed
Guest Bedroom Sleeps: 4
With 2 Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed Beds
Carriage House Bedroom Sleeps: 2
With 1 Queen Bed
4 Full Bathrooms
2 Half Bathrooms
Inside Amenities
Air ConditioningCentral Air ConditioningCentral HeatingHangersNice FurnishingsServing Bar off KitchenShampooSmoke DetectorWasherDryerBathtubIron and Ironing BoardHair DryerGas FireplacePack & Play Travel CribLinens ProvidedTowels ProvidedClothes WasherClothes DryerFull KitchenShower
Kitchen Equipment
Coffee MakerDishwasherRefrigeratorMicrowaveOvenStoveToasterGourmet KitchenCookware and Cooking Utensils
Other Amenities
Fire ExtinguisherEvent Friendly
Internet ConnectionWiFiFree Wifi
Cable or SatelliteTvMultiple Tvs
Included Items and Services
Outside Amenities
Patio FurnitureDeck or BalconyPatioOn Street ParkingPrivate EntrancePrivate Parking
Pool and Spa
Community PoolOutdoor PoolPoolHeated PoolPrivate Pool
No Pets AllowedNo Smoking
Child FriendlyFamily Friendly
View and Location
Gulf ViewWalk to Beach
Night LifeBeachcombingBoatingChurchesCinema or TheaterCyclingDeep Sea FishingHealth and Beauty SpaJet SkiingKayakingRestaurantsScuba Diving or SnorkelingShellingShoppingWater Sports

Jill D.
Mar 22, 2019

Very responsive to questions and provided friendly customer service

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!

Gray C.
Jul 12, 2019

Wonderful, we had a great time.

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!

Sissy M.
Feb 09, 2020

We had a fabulous retreat in your beautiful home.

Kelly M.
Aug 30, 2020

Great experience through out our stay. Easy

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!!!

Larry *.
Dec 29, 2021

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