About the property
- House1648 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Piece Of Paradise
Tucked away on Grassy Key's sought after Morton Street, Blue Palms offers incredible open water views; in a private and secluded tropical setting. Completely renovated in 2013 and continuously upgraded and refreshed ever since. Blue Palms has it all; new kitchen, pool, furniture, Linens, laundry, decks, pretty much everything... all beautifully decorated in a coastal retreat style.
Morton street is a high-end residential area with spectacular views and the peace and quiet that makes for a great vacation. A five minute drive will put you into Marathon which has all the conveniences you would ever need. There are Restaurants, Bars, shopping Centers, Grocery Stores, Fast Food, K Mart, Boat Ramps, even an airport.
Grassy Key is located right in the heart of the Keys.
Visit the Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital, Rent a boat, Fish from a charter boat, Enjoy the bike paths, Take the very scenic ride to Key West, enjoy the night-life, take in a few of the countless events all thru the Keys which make this such a special place.
Or...just relax by the pool, fish, kayak or snorkel off the dock and do what most people do here, take your beverage of choice, stroll down the dock and enjoy the sunsets. The dock extends to four feet of water and can accommodate almost any boat up to 40 feet.
Blue Palms also offers 4 complimentary Adult bicycles, 2 children's Bikes and 2 kayaks!
Please see additional pictures on the two slideshow links below.
Rental License #PLR2014-00007
Tom & Shari Ruchalski
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Tom & Shari Ruchalski
We have recently moved to Marathon, and are former New Jersey residents who have owned and managed an Ocean front Duplex on the Jersey Shore. We know what it takes to provide our guests with the best vacation experience possible. Since we started looking for a home in the Keys, we were absolutely confident we wanted to be on Grassy Key, and definitely on Morton Street.... It just has the feel of a quiet, secluded private tropical piece of Paradise.
Tom & Shari Ruchalski purchased this House in 2013
Why Tom & Shari Ruchalski chose Marathon
Blue Palms is an extremely clean, beautifully decorated home with incredible open water views, private pool, boating access in a very quiet and private setting. Your own tropical oasis!
What makes this House unique
Complete "top to bottom" renovation in 2013. Continuously and meticulously upgraded and refreshed ever since.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home was absolutely gorgeous and the view was outstanding
I highly recommend this house. It was perfect for our family. Very clean !!!! The pool was the perfect temp and everyone had a blast fishing from the dock. We kayaked and paddle boarded daily. (We rented the paddle boards from Curlys for the week) This house is Amazing!!Loved everything about it!!
Amazing property and vacation
First off, Tom & Shari are exceptional owners. Quick to respond, easy to work with and they seem to be genuinely good people. That’s not always the case when renting. The pictures in the listing do not do the property justice. The home is super spacious, more than enough room for myself, my husband, our 2 youngest (10 & 6) and our oldest son & his wife. We felt right at home. The master bedroom was ridiculously nice. The outdoor area, where we spent most of our time, was gorgeous. Between the heated pool, fishing off the dock, kayaking & snorkeling in the gulf and just lounging in the hammock, we were never at a loss for things to do. I wish there was an option to share pics on a review because we got some great ones of the area, wildlife and sea creatures! We saw sting-rays, barracuda, crabs, lobster, all types of fish and even a few different nurse sharks right off the dock. My husband and the older kids got to snorkel at Captain Pip’s while my 6 yr old and I checked out the aquarium. We also chartered Captain Skye for a fishing trip. All of those are worth checking out, well worth the money. There are some really great restaurants in the area, Sunset Grille was by far the best, but we mostly took advantage of the fact that Tom & Shari had everything available to cook & grill with. This was by far the best Keys trip we’ve done yet and we hardly had to leave the property!
Thanks so much for such a kind review.
So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay.
You have also been a pleasure to deal with.
Please keep us in mind if you decide to return to the Keys, we'd love to have you back.
All the best,
Tom & Shari
Great home, great furnishings. Felt like a home away from home.
Loved the house and location. The home was beautifully decorated and felt brand new.
Fabulous, well equipped house-
Blue Palms is a wonderful house with Beautiful views of the ocean. The house and grounds were pristine. We particularly loved having kayaks, bikes and snorkeling equipment available for our use. We spent hours in the pool and on the dock fishing. The house is in a nice neighborhood and close to many attractions, state parks. And fun restaurants! We will definitely return!
My parents and I stayed at Blue Palms for a week in early March. We booked our stay last July and like others, we were hesitant to visit the Keys after the hurricane. Tom and Shari let us know as soon as they could after the hurricane the status of the house and assured us that everything would be in order for our visit. They didn't disappoint. The house is beautiful, with an amazing view. It is very well kept and decorated exactly as I would decorate if I owned a house in the Keys. We felt right at home the moment we walked in. In fact, we didn't want to leave when it was time to go home.
The house was stocked with all the amenities we needed. There wasn't anything we found missing throughout the week. We found the beds comfortable and enough bath and beach towels for our needs. We loved sitting on the dock in the early morning and lounging by the pool in the afternoon. Unfortunately we were there during a cold front which kept us away from the pool for a few days, even with a heated pool the air was too cool.
My only comment, which is beyond Tom and Shari's control was the sea grass that washed up along the shore making it nearly impossible to launch the kayaks from the shore. We ended up launching the single kayak off the end of the dock and used the ladder to get in. I spoke with Tom about this after our stay and he advised that the neighbor has more of a beach and as long as the renters are OK, the owner of that house is OK with launching the kayaks from their shore. I wish I would have mentioned this sooner vs. waiting until we got home.
We are already talking about staying here in the future.
Great peaceful location, immaculately maintained, and beautifully decorated.
This is a beautiful home, off the beaten path yet accessible to everything. The owners are great to work with and are available when you need them. This home has everything you would need to stay.
Dolphin Research Center,, Marathon Turtle Hospital John Pennekamp State Park Theater of the Seas Dry Tortugas National Park Key West Nightlife
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Thanksgiving Week $3,400 Christmas Week $4,200 New Years Week $4,200