My boyfriend and I live on an island in the Philippines in a three-story house that is split into three units. Our landlord lives in the top unit, so we take a walkway down to our part of the house. The best part about this is that we're somewhat secluded, so it's quite, and we overlook the beach.
We also always have candles on hand in case the electricity goes out!
I find such interesting and beautiful things near the sea. Yesterday I picked up red coral, a black stone, and what looks like a piece of smoothed over pottery with the design still intact.