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).
Along Flamands Beach, Villa VW ART was recently reinvented as a modernist retreat. After a 2011 face-lift, the three bedrooms of this two-story home are dressed in white on white, contrasted by original works of monochromatic modern art. The rest of the villa is also stylish and contemporary, with clean-edge oak cabinetry in the kitchen and baths. Foodies will love the gourmet kitchen and state-of-the-art grill. The expansive wooden deck and beautiful pool have great views of the beach, a five-minute walk away, which puts you near the grounds of the celeb-studded Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France and shabby-chic beach bars.
Rates start at $4,900 per week; 800/449-1553 or