After Dumaguete I decided to live in the beautiful Island of Fire: Siquijor. Just across the water, an hour and a half by roro-ferry from Dumaguete pier. Actually, you can see the island when you walk Rizal Boulevard.
I rented a beach front cottage at a homestay facility. For me that means: hotel facilities like: towels and bedlinnen provided, gas, water & electricity included in the price and cleaning upon request.
I pay 15,000 pesos per month which is about 321 US$.
The place is very quiet and very secluded, tucked away behind the owners house in his backyard, among 2 other cottages he rents out.
Siquijor offers many homestay facilities and it certainly is worth a go, if you do not like to stay in resorts, try homestay.
Book your hotel or homestay on Siqujor Island
For those curious on how I live: take a look at my september update Vlog: