It's nice to explore the world not as a tourist but as a local. This is always my goal when I travel. There are things that one can only experience when "living" in a place.
Renting our place in the mountains of Busay will give you just that. Smell the fresh mountain breeze in the morning, listen to the birds chirping, read a book, relax. Should you need to get to the city, it's just a 10-15 minute drive down. I'd say it's just a right mix of being far and near.
UPDATE!!! I took the listing off this site for several months to do some renovation work on the property. Given the unfortunate incident experienced by one of our guests last year, we took measures to ensure that it doesn't happen again. We've significantly raised the fence at the back of the property to ward off potential robbers and have installed door sensors in all the doors going outside. Security in the subdivision has also been beefed up. Of course, as with traveling anywhere else in the world, we should always be careful of all our belongings.