A nice little cottage on the beach in California, Maine, Oregon, or Washington would be splendid. Being able to watch the sun rise (or set) on the ocean is something I thoroughly enjoy. Not to mention the beauty and calmness of the ocean. I can't decide though if I want somewhere that doesn't get warm (or doesn't get very warm) or somewhere like southern California that never gets cool.
Oh well, I guess that's something to decide when (and if) I ever get to the point of having my "ideal home"!