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.
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: