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).
In a residential community on Maui's Napili Bay, this villa recently had a floor-to-ceiling renovation. The fresh, new, open-air layout has bold furnishings and luxurious touches such as Oriental rugs in every room. The master bedroom and bath assume a Hawaiian eco-chic persona with green canvassed artwork, avocado throw blankets, and mint wall trim complementing the hardwood floors. Large windows open to the Pacific, and the living room doors fold back completely, facilitating ocean views and allowing the covered lanai and common spaces to merge. The town of Kapalua is just a few minutes drive north.
Rates start at $5,950 per week; 866/962-5642 or hawaiihideaways.com.