I am renting my lovely one bedroom apartment that is located in a waterfront property with nice views over Long Island Sound and direct water access.
The place is very conveniently located in City Island, a historic place famous for its seafood and sailing traditions. It is a very safe place, and everything is in walking distance, bars, coffee shops, grocery stores, art stores, banks, post office, and some of the best seafood restaurants of NYC within 5 minutes walk. It is a great place to relax if you need to work in NYC, and still would like to feel on your own island!
For commuting to NYC, you need to take B
X29 bus to Pelham Bay Park subway station, and then take the 6 line Express to Manhattan. It will take you about 45 minutes to 1 hour to get to midtown. There is also an express bus from City Island to Manhattan, as an alternative for commuting. There is street parking on the island, and you can park your bicycle on the property.
If you love the city, and do not want to forgo a nice outdoor life, my place cannot get any better for you, biking or hiking to NYC's largest park (Pelham Bay Park), fishing, boating, horseback riding, jogging. For beach lovers, the Orchard Beach is also in fair walking distance.