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Nautilus 1704 Penthouse-2BR-Top Floor Beach Front! Walk to Boardwalk & Gulfarium

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,528 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

Top Reasons to Book this Lovely Condo!

1. Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below

2. Beach front penthouse w/7th floor gulf views.

3. Fully remodeled chef's kitchen & luxurious furnishings!

4. Heated pool, grills, & adjacent market!

5. Laid back area & only 10 min from Destin's action!

6. Walk down the beach to The Boardwalk, Fishing Pier, or Gulfarium

7. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service

Spend your vacation at award-winning Nautilus Condominiums in beautiful Okaloosa Island, located just 1.5 miles from the Convention Center.

Have the Penthouse view in this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit that comfortably sleeps six. There's a king bed in the master, a king bed in the second bedroom as well as a queen air mattress for the living room. The master bedroom features doors to the balcony.

Prep dinner in your huge, open, fully equipped kitchen with a bar, enjoy coffee on your large, private balcony, or use the wireless internet - you'll have no trouble relaxing here!

This condo also features an in-room washer/dryer.

At Nautilus, you'll have the benefit of being on the trolley line, with stops all over Okaloosa Island, Destin and Fort Walton Beach. On-site management assures that your stay is safe and comfortable and will graciously handle your requests. There is an amazing heated pool, a BBQ area with grills & a picnic table, ample parking & a small market adjacent to the parking lot.

You won't find a better condo, or a better deal!

Fun Pass; Okaloosa Island Traveler: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy one free admission each day to some of the area’s most popular attractions: Big Kahuna's Water Park, Cattywampus Snorkeling tour, The Sea Blaster’s Dolphin Cruise, and Unlimited DVD rentals. Snorkeling and Dolphin Cruise available March-Oct and Water Park is available Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Area Attractions:

Welcome to The Boardwalk! We are located directly on The Gulf of Mexico, on the beaches of beautiful Okaloosa Island! The Boardwalk is your one-stop destination for fun, day and night! Relax on the beaches of The Gulf of Mexico while sipping a frozen concoction prepared at our outdoor bar upstairs at The Crab Trap, stroll the boardwalk and visit Islanders Coastal Outfitters for new beach attire or grab a frozen snack from Pino Gelato. When day turns to night, Al’s Beach Club is our premier club and burger bar. Hungry? We've got that covered as well! Grab some fresh from the Gulf seafood from any of our great beachfront restaurants located directly on The Boardwalk!

Our policies for renting to under 25's are:

1. Under age groups will be allowed at our discretion.

2. an extra $100 per person ($1000 min. for houses/$500 min. for condos) refundable CASH damage deposit, to be paid at time of check in

3. extra 25% premium

4. check-in at office

5. you must be present for a check-out inspection

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About RealJoy Reservations

Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!

Why RealJoy Reservations chose Fort Walton Beach

The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!

What makes this condo unique

Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team’s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.


Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1528 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size Air Mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Nautilus 1704 Penthouse-2BR-Top Floor Beach Front! Walk to Boardwalk & Gulfarium
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
Montgomery, Alabama

Great space, great views... beds are terrible!

  • 3 of 5

Though this is an older building and a bit dated this is a nice condo, great location, very spacious unit. Easily accommodates two couples with space for everyone to be comfortable. Nice kitchen space, well outfitted.

Bathroom exhaust fans sound like they are coming apart and need to be replaced. Wifi is provided, though it is totally unsecured and set up is not accessible - not ideal if you need to work or do anything somewhat secure without using a VPN. Constant, very noticeable hum in the unit, which we expect were the air handlers on the roof (we were on the top floor). Two lamps had bulbs that didn't work, but there was plenty of alternate lighting. All of these issues were something we could live with.

However, the beds were terrible. The master is a Sleep Number type bed but clearly has seen better days. You either had to literally make it rock hard (not comfortable) or it felt like you were rolling around on the framing for the air chamber sections. The guest bed wasn't really any better. My wife spent her nights sleeping on the sofa just to be able to get some rest.

Could be a great vacation destination, but the bedding situation really needs to be addressed. We would return to Nautilus, but wouldn't use this unit again unless the beds were replaced.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely condo. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed this spacious unit and found the kitchen well equipped. We hope you enjoyed the spacious balcony with spectacular views as well. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced here. We wish you would have contacted us on the mattresses we could have sent you some mattress toppers. Thank you again for your feedback.
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We enjoyed our first trip to Okaloosa Island and our condo at Nautilus was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The exterior was weathered but our Penthouse Condo was nicely laid out and quite comfortable for our family of 3. Easy beach access when the elevator was working. Umbrellas and beach chairs were available to rent and the beach was really nice.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback on this wonderful condo! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back and thanks for booking with Real Joy!
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We had a great time staying here! The beach was great, pool very warm and convenient.

  • 4 of 5

The penthouse is very big with room for lots of activities. We also noticed the balcony blocked the majority of the wind. The only negative was the bed comfort. The beds are huge, but too stiff for our liking.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you were happy with the roominess of this beachfront condo and enjoyed the spacious balcony. We're sorry the bed was not comfortable to you. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll stay with us again at Real Joy.
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Great location and view

  • 3 of 5

The condo was spacious and fully stocked (minus a bottle opener). Plenty of linens were available and the unit was clean. We loved listening to the waves every night. Small problem with the washing machine leaking. No help from RealJoy on that. Also, the pillows in the master bedroom were worn down to nothing. RealJoy didn't respond to that request either. Had we booked thru Nautilus instead of RealJoy we would have had beach service and the people at the front desk might have been helpful. As it was we were told that, since we booked thru RealJoy, they had nothing to do with our unit. They wouldn't even give us a recommendation for dinner. The beach was beautiful and the kids had a lot of fun. The adults think it could have been better.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely condo. We’re happy to hear you found the unit spacious and fully stocked for your stay. We hope you enjoyed the fabulous views from the balcony. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced here. I did some checking, and this is what I found. I found that a call was placed for the dishwasher not working but I couldn’t find anywhere about the washing machine or pillows. We would have gladly sent more pillows to you if requested. We are sorry that the front desk was not helpful we do not manage the front desk at Nautilus. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Loved this property

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse exceeded our expectations. Everything we needed was available, with extras to spare, especially in the well stocked kitchen. Description doesn't do it justice. We had 6 adults and never felt cramped. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had everything you needed for your stay and that our beautiful beachfront condo exceeded your expectations. We would love to have you stay with us again at Real Joy.
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Nautilus 1704

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very clean and the view was amazing. The view both from inside and out on the deck area were spectacular. The condo looked just as the pictures appeared. Both bathroom fixtures (tubs/showers) need updating and the appliances in the kitchen are older. I noticed in the guest bathroom the towel holder and toilet paper holder are both loose on one side. We used the dishwasher one night and it was very loud! I appreciated the washer-dryer in the unit. We used these and they were quiet. The kitchen itself (granite counter tops, back splash, and color palette) was beautiful. We really enjoyed the spaciousness of the living room/dining room area. The linens, most specifically, the comforter in the guest bedroom was dirty. It would be nice if blankets were supplied. The first night we were there, it was a bit chilly in the condo, we had to turn on the heat. The grounds were well maintained, but the area around the elevators and where the carts are stored was dirty. Just needed some sprucing up and deep cleaning. The elevators were a bit dingy and dirty too. It was very quiet while we stayed there. We loved the location right on the beach. Sunsets and sunrises were spectacular. Signage to the property was not easy to spot. I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely re-book this unit again in the future. We loved all the restaurants and shopping near by. It was easy to navigate around town and find our way back to the property with ease.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're so happy you enjoyed the updated interior and found the views spectacular. We have noted your suggestions and communicated them to the property manager and owner. Thank for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Beach
Gorgeous Okaloosa Island!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Varies
  • US Dollar
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%

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