Been in NYC most of my life, have worked in the city for over a decade now. Lately I've been getting burnt out, and ideally, I'd like to get away for a week, hopefully somewhere not too far, that's away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
I'm thinking of something close to the beach (or on the beach), a small apartment or house where I could just write and think, with a kitchen where I could cook a bit, exercise, relax and just enjoy the sun. Internet is a must though (I know that sounds a bit hypocritical); I wouldn't be using it much, but it'd be important enough to have around, especially for contact with family/friends and work.
I'm sure many such places exist in LI and Jersey: ideally I'd look for something slightly farther away (more a psychological thing than anything else, to reinforce I'm "away"), but if something close is most feasible then I'd go for it. Any ideas?