We searched the planet to find 20 of the best by-the-sea retreats you can rent for less than $7,000 a week (eight days, seven nights).
The 3,500-square-foot Chateaux Mango embraces storied colonial design with exterior coral renderings, arched ceilings, and exposed beams. Two principal bedrooms center on mahogany four-poster beds and open directly onto the terrace, which overlooks the garden and a private pool landscaped with soaring palm trees and charming orange groves. The kitchen is sleek and spacious, with stainless steel appliances and abundant cabinet space. The bay feels almost entirely yours, with the villa's personal loungers and umbrellas lining the sands and often not a person in sight.
Rates start at $6,509 per week; 866/460-5755 or cottonbayvillage.com.