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Hey, How Did You Find That Place?
“Recently, I logged onto VRBO.com, only to find my head spinning at the length of its roster. Scrolling through Hotels.com and Airbnb.com, I almost gave up.
Founded by two globe-trotting Berlin-based brothers, Welcome Beyond offers lodgings with personality: a six-bedroom, cliffside villa in Phuket, Thailand, goes for 1,338 euros per night (chef included), and a cozy forest hut in Sweden with no electricity costs 44 euros. Welcome Beyond is best for the adventurous traveler who can appreciate the unusual — bordering on eccentric — collection of properties, which include castles, yurts and tree houses.”
— The New York Times
Skip the hotel, stay in a horse
“A family-size tree house in French wine country; an igloo in the Swiss Alps; a hotel located 21ft under the sea in Florida — chances are you won’t find these holiday accommodations on your favourite online booking site.
Castles, design hotels and villa rentals make up most of the listings on the Berlin-based website Welcome Beyond, which includes about 137 properties in more than 37 countries and about 25 truly off-the-radar finds, including igloos in Switzerland and Germany and a hotel in an ancient cave in the Italian village of Matera.”
— BBC Travel
The 50 best travel websites: welcomebeyond.com
“The latest online destination for seeking out hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties that are truly different, you won’t find a hotel chain hiding away here.”
— The Independent
Web Buzz: WelcomeBeyond.com showcases unusual accommodations
“Say no to brand-name hotel chains and resorts. Say yes to handpicked vacation accommodations with a sense of adventure.
You can find off-the-radar lodgings, such as a yurt in England, a breathtaking beach house in Kenya or an igloo in the Swiss Alps. You can search by using Map View or by selecting from a list of thematic interests, such as skiing and snowboarding or kids and family.”
— Los Angeles Times
The best travel websites ever
“For a property to make it on to this site it needs to be architecturally interesting and something of an interior design delight. Choose, say, between a cave in Sicily or a rooftop apartment in Buenos Aires. You can search by location or interest, whether that be culture, nature or simply staring at the (beautifully decorated) walls.”
— The Guardian
World's Coolest Rental Homes
“Renting a house has become increasingly easy — and popular — in the past few years, thanks to sites like HomeAway and AirBnB. And there are some very cool rental homes out there. It’s enough to make a five-star hotel jealous. Of course, anyone who’s sifted through dozens of ho-hum listings knows how much time can evaporate while trying to find the perfect place to call home for a week’s escape. But thanks to curated new websites such as WelcomeBeyond.com travelers can browse designers’ rental homes that have been carefully selected for their cool quotient...”
— Travel + Leisure
Home from Home
“If you’re looking for a stylish holiday home to rent this summer, we love Welcome Beyond’s collection, which focuses on great architecture and design. Its new properties include acottage in central Switzerland, which despite its picture-postcard looks has an ultra modern interior.”
— Elle Decoration
“Welcome Beyond is a company that curates luxury boutique hotels and homes around the world. Each property is carefully selected by the co-founders, who also happen to be brothers with a passion for travel. They have a great, modern aesthetic and an eye for design — from rustic to over the top — that makes these places truly unique and memorable.”
Find an Amazing Honeymoon Hotel (or One-of-a-Kind Rental) on Welcome Beyond
“Excuse my French, but the hotel you choose for your honeymoon needs to have a certain je ne sais quoi. And, no, I don’t mean that it’s gotta cost a zillion bucks a night. Rather, it needs to be artful, design-forward, detail-oriented, and in a mind-blowing location. Essentially you want it to feel as special as your new marriage (corny, but true).
Enter Welcome Beyond. It’s a nifty site that features rental homes and boutique hotels around the world, which is something that lots of sites do, sure, but these just have that ‘It factor’ and for rates that are downright reasonable. I think I’m speaking your language now, right?”
— Martha Stewart Weddings
“Welcome Beyond subtitles itself ‘hand-picked paradise’ and in order for a hotel, guesthouse, or beachside retreat to qualify for the site, it must be unique. From a beach house in Lamu, Kenya, to the amazing and whimsical Treehotel in north Sweden, to a multistorey pavilion buried in the forests of Phuket, the site is a feast of glamorous real estate in some of the world's prettiest places, with some standout bargains in the mix.”
— The Sydney Morning Herald