Melody Key, Florida
Since discovery by Ponce de Leon, the sleepy Florida Keys have been a notorious haven for pirates, hunters of shipwrecked treasure, and a wide variety of characters seeking adventure and escapism. While this remote archipelago may have been somewhat gentrified since the days when an economic mainstay was pillaging Spanish galleons, the Keys have retained an isolated, secretive feel that makes for an unforgettable vacation. With its “clothing-optional” policy and a modern home ideal for parties, Melody Key is a perfect example of the laid-back freedom unique to the Keys. A lush wall of trees and bushes protects the island’s home from prying eyes, and a wrap-around deck gives incredible 360-degree views of the Atlantic and tranquil Gulf of Mexico. Originally called “Money Key” due to rumours of pirate booty found on the island, owner Nick Hexum of alternative band 3-11 changed the name to “Melody Key” because of how incredibly inspired he felt when relaxing on the island. Whether you’re seeking a little creative inspiration or just a total sense of relaxation, Melody Key is all yours for US $8500 per week.