In 2005, Julie and Douglass, a retired writer, moved to the island full time, trading their 200-year old house in Waterford, Virginia, for a 1960s Frank Lloyd Wright-style home they call ZeeBreeze. "We're way high over Spring Bay, with its beautiful turquoise water, and I can see the ocean," Julie says. "I just throw my hands up in the air and sing the praises. Then I go down to my studio in Port Elizabeth, and I'm in the West Indies -- goats in the road, everybody's smiling. I go to my cottage, turn on classical music and paint away. It's a Gauguin experience."