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Browse Our Luxury Ocean Front Vacation Rental Properties on Kauai’s Poipu South Shore Coast and on the Beach in Santa Cruz County, California

The Best Beach Houses has been providing memorable vacations since 2000. All of our homes are beautifully furnished and perfectly suited to every beach vacation need. Our Sand Dollar Beach home just south of Santa Cruz, California is located directly on the beach. Our four Hawaii homes are on the sunny Poipu coast on the Garden Isle of Kauai. All feature beautiful large lanais with unobstructed ocean views, and are exceptionally well-equipped and maintained.

Please view each property’s website to learn more and to book your stay.


Sand Dollar Beach, South of Santa Cruz, Oceanfront

Located in a private gated community, our light and airy Sand Dollar Beach townhome is just steps from the sand.

  • Directly on the beach with private access; 2 oceanfront decks
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms — sleeps 8! Ocean view from all rooms
  • Beach chairs, beach towels, and beach umbrellas
  • State fire rings on beach – available seasonally

Alihi Lani 4, 2nd Floor End Unit, Large Ocean View Lanai

This home is fully air conditioned and features classic island-style decor and 2 well-appointed master suites, each with private bathrooms.

  • Beautiful lanai with both lounging and dining areas overlooking heated pool and ocean
  • Unit-wide air conditioning with individually controlled thermostats
  • 2 en suite bedrooms; accommodates up to 4 guests
  • Boogie boards, beach chairs, totes, umbrellas, and cooler provided

Alihi Lani 5, 2nd Floor, Large Ocean View Lanai

Quiet and private, remodeled with upgraded furnishings throughout, this unit offers 2nd floor views with a large lanai

  • Beautiful lanai with both lounging and dining areas overlooking heated pool and ocean
  • Unit-wide air conditioning with individually controlled thermostats
  • 2 en suite bedrooms; accommodates up to 6 guests
  • Boogie boards, beach towels, chairs, totes, and cooler provided

Poipu Kapili 22, 2nd Floor, Ocean View Lanai

Quiet and private, this unit offers 2nd floor pool and ocean views, fully remodeled complete with gorgeous furnishings

  • Only fully air conditioned unit at Poipu Kapili
  • Boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and free snorkel rental provided
  • 1 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms; sleeps 4 (master + queen sofa bed with built-in air mattress)

Poipu Shores 205A, 2nd Floor, Oceanfront

This home features an oceanfront lanai and 2 well-appointed bedrooms.

  • Spectacular unobstructed Poipu coast views from this 2nd floor unit
  • Air conditioning in front bedroom and living room/dining room with individually controlled thermostats
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms; sleeps up to 4 guests
  • Boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler provided

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