Try to check out the houses in Ham Tin, Pui O. But I'm afraid most of the more spacious houses with better views there are for sale. However, there's really no harm in trying.
The village itself is spacious and calm. The beach, basketball/football courts, and playground are conveniently accessible. Moreover, there is a nice-looking river that runs through the village and connects to the sea (Pui O beach). This added more impact to the already countryside-ish feel to the village. =)
Some of the activities that you can do there are fishing, cycling, taking long walks at the beach, hiking, or just mere enjoying the picturesque views around. Lifestyle there are simple and peaceful. People who live there won't trade this to the life in the city.
The public transportation might be a hassle to some since commute time ranges from 40mins to 1hr from Ham Tin to central. But once you live there, you'll get used to it.