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15% JAN Discount! (wks 1/6, 1/13, 1/27) Exceptional Gulf Front 5 Star Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,648 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Tom & Shari Ruchalski
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Tom & Shari Ruchalski

We have recently moved down 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 upgraded and refreshed ever since.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for your prompt return of our deposit.

We enjoyed our stay to the absolute fullest. The accommodations were so lovely, fresh and clean. We were delighted by all the extra touches. Not only was the property amazing but communication with you was great. We rented a place this past March and we couldn't even get ahold of the owner/caretaker to get into the property when we arrived. We had to ask the neighbor if they knew anything about it... So needless to say your communication and instructions for us were prompt and straight forward. We really appreciated that!

Our daughter loved the room she stayed in and she slept amazing there in the pack n play. This was also a nice amenity to have instead of traveling with one. The pool temperature was fantastic and we found it to be a perfect amount of sun and shade.

We have only positive things to say about our stay and when we return to the Keys will absolutely consider your property again and will refer it to others should the opportunity arise!

We are so happy to have found such a lovely vacation spot. And the location between Islamorada and Marathon was perfect for us!! Thank you so much, we are still on cloud 9 :).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1648 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a $250 Cancellation Fee
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double Walk-in Shower, Separate Jacuzzi Tub, Great Views
    Main Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Pool Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Conveniently located off the Pool Area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Guest Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful Comfortable Room w/TV
    Kids Room - 2 Single Bed , Perfect Kids Room
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Onsuite Bath, Double Shower, Jacuzzi Tub, Incredible view
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Graco Pack & Play, New Dock Bench


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(52 traveller reviews)

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15% JAN Discount! (wks 1/6, 1/13, 1/27) Exceptional Gulf Front 5 Star Home
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 53 reviews

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

The description of Blue Palms says it all. Exceptional, Private, and Pristine. On arrival we were struck by how clean everything was. We have been renting in the keys for over 20 years and this was possibly the cleanest place we have ever stayed. The house and the property are very well maintained and equipped right down to the bicycles. The dock had everything we needed and even a space for friends visiting by boat. The property had plenty of room for our boat trailer, a trailer we bring to haul our stuff, and two trucks, with plenty of room to spare. This is the second time we have rented in this neighborhood and we will be back. The only negative we encountered was the third bathroom was strictly a pool bath. It is not close to any of the bedrooms and is not air conditioned. All in all we were very satisfied with this property and the owners. 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to spend a nice relaxing vacation! Owners are very nice! We loved being able to have our boat right there on property. Great time!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, and has everything you need or will ever need. Like the other reviews, Tom is very responsive and makes the whole process easy. Definitely will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise 🏝

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Shari have an amazing piece of property and home. We stayed for a week at the end of May. It was a family vacation so there were 8 of us and we all fit without being crowded. The pool was beautiful and at night the color changing light was a beautiful touch at night. On the first night the right at the dock we saw red fish, lobster, these beautiful rainbow fish, and horseshoe crabs. We had some excellent fishing right of the dock. The dock was very accommodating for our boat. If you travel up to Vaca Cut at night the fishing was phenomenal. We eloped at sombrero beach while we were there and the master bathroom was so easy to get ready in with plenty of space. We cooked in every night and the kitchen had everything I would use at home including a crock pot which I loved. The kids named the giant lizard Fred. He loves being photographed. We discussed on our last night the and will be returnimg next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Palms. It is well taken care of and very well thought out.

It is in the quiet area but just a short drive (5 minutes or so) to restaurants and shops.

The house is updated and has a great vacation feel to it. It has everything needed to cook at the house. It even has a very nice grill outside. There was a nice downstairs covered area to sit in when you wanted to get out of the heat. The hammock was another favorite amongst us all.

Kids had a great time fishing and Kayaking. They saw all sorts of things in the water (sting rays,sharks,parrot fish, etc... It is a great place to stay and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was fantastic. We had two families stay and there was plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

We will definetly consider coming back and staying at this property. The house had everything you need. The pool is just the right size and the dock provided a great place for evening sunsets. Our kids rode the bikes every morning. We enjoyed snacks by the pool of out on the deck. There was plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Dolphin Research Center,,

Marathon Turtle Hospital

John Pennekamp State Park

Theater of the Seas

Dry Tortugas National Park

Key West Nightlife


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Thanksgiving Week 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter - Early Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring - Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Mini Lobster Week
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £378.3
Pool Heat (Set to 85*) £113.49 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Thanksgiving Week $3,500
Christmas Week $4,300
New Years Week $4,300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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