|Island House in Key West, FL.|
Island House is a nearly an all-inclusive, clothing optional, gay resort. The complex has a full service bar (with generous 'happy hour' drinks) and excellent restaurant around the pool. Facilities include whirlpools, steam and dry sauna, sun deck, gym, an adult video room, and nicely appointed rooms with comfortable beds.
The staff was helpful, friendly and cheerful. The other guests were a fun, eclectic mix of men. Ages range from early twenties to eighties. Despite marketing materials that imply only gorgeous male models stay there, the true body types ranged from waifish thin to hunky muscular to bearish big.
Gay blogger Joe Jervis of “joemygod.blogspot.com” was there the same time as us. We enjoyed meeting and talking to him. He published a conversation he heard poolside in his blog (http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/12/quote-of-day.html ):
“Yesterday, as an older couple situated themselves poolside at the Island House in Key West, I overheard a young, muscular handsome boy say something quite disparaging regarding their arrival. Those ugly words had hardly left his lips when the apparent leader of his coterie of five equally beautiful men chastised him angrily, poking a finger in the subject's chest: "Darling, if you are very, very lucky, you can only hope that one day, maybe, you and I and all of us will be around to enjoy a place like this when we are their age. Don't throw shade, honey. See yourself in them." The speaker's friends nodded vigorously and first boy cast his eyes downward in embarrassment.”
|An afternoon around the pool|
|A view from the breakfast table|
|Enjoying the sun deck|
|Resort is located at the corner of Fleming and White Streets in Key West.|
|Old photos from the late '70's|
|Our room at Island House.|
|A cool drink by the pool is very refershing.|