PHOTOS: Key West's Clothing-Optional Island House Stays Alive


By Neal Broverman

The country's oldest gay resort is not going anywhere for now. See why everyone loves this place.

Gay travelers collectively shuddered when they heard that Key West's 38-year-old Island House resort was up for sale. Owner Jon Allen was trying to unload the clothing-optional, 34-room hotel — one of the oldest continually-operating gay resorts — after his partner and co-operator, Martin Kay, passed away. Thankfully, Island House is not going anywhere, as Allen has taken the resort off the market.

"We are no longer for sale as of today," Island House's marketing director said in a message, as reported by Metroweekly last week.

Allen could not find a new owner who cared for the resort like he and Kay did. It's not clear if the resort will go on the market again (Allen was seeking $13.5 million), but for now see why everyone loves this place:

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