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Villa Noto

Noto, Sicily, Italy
8 - 9 people

Villa Noto is nestled in picturesque countryside near the Mediterranean coast of Noto.

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Palazzo Muro Leccese

Muro Leccese, Puglia, Italy
10 - 11 people

Palazzo Muro Leccese is a 16th-century palazzo surrounded by traditional walls and a peaceful garden in the heart of Muro Leccese and only a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Puglia.

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Mountain Lake House

Smallwood, New York, United States
4 people

Only 2 hours from NYC Mountain Lake House is a modern and minimalist, yet charming and comfortable Scandi-inspired spacious cottage with lake and canoe access.

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Villa d’Orta

Vacciago di Ameno, Lake Orta, Italy
8 people

Villa d’Orta is a 17th-century restored palazzo with luxurious contemporary furnishings that nestles in a romantic village overlooking Lake Orta.

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Villa Aleomandra

Aleomandra, Mykonos, Greece
12 - 16 people

Villa Aleomandra is a luxury villa on Mykonos, Greece with a private beach. Set amongst a Mediterranean garden, this oasis is a short walk from Mykonos Town and the restaurants of Ornos. 

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Kitzbühel Chalet

Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria
6 - 8 people

Kitzbühel Chalet is an architecturally designed chalet at the foot of Austria’s Kitzbühel Alps. It’s an easy walk from the centre of Kitzbühel and a stone’s throw from skiing and hiking trails. 

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Mirsini Villa

Myrsini, Mykonos, Greece
18 - 22 people

Mirsini Villa is a traditionally styled villa rental in the quiet northeast of Mykonos, Greece. It’s surrounded by natural countryside and close to two of the island’s most beautiful beaches.

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The Lodge

Aberfeldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
8 people

The Lodge is a design lover’s oasis in Aberfeldy, Scotland. It offers a range of Highland experiences and a high-level of service for a self-catering holiday rental.

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The Camp at Gash Creek

4 - 6 people

The Camp at Gash Creek offers an authentic Montana experience while still being very comfortable. It’s like a little haven.

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The Sunday Times: The Villas Handbook

Best Villa Companies 2020

November 2020

Wow is what you’ll utter when you step into any one of Welcome Beyond’s properties, available in dozens of countries from Mexico to Germany. Personal touches (you actually know who the owners are) and design feature heavily in their preened pads — from mirror-clad houses in the wilds of Italy to California farmhouses — and while they do cater for that top end of the spectrum, there are plenty of flash places to be had at real-people prices, too.

The Wall Street Journal: For design-minded iconoclasts

For design-minded iconoclasts

June 2018

Founders Oliver and Chris Laugsch, Berlin-based brothers, curated a collection of unusual houses (and small hotels) in 41 countries that they say favor personality over pretension. That might mean a rustic 19th-century barn in Tivoli, N.Y., with curtains for walls or a fully staffed Swahili beach house built by native artisans on Kenya’s Lamu Island.

Spiegel Online: So finden Sie Ihre Traumunterkunft

So finden Sie Ihre Traumunterkunft

January 2017

Aus Berlin stammt das Konzept für Welcome Beyond. Oliver und Chris Laugsch sind mit ihrem Portal immer auf der Jagd nach ausgefallenen oder hippen Unterkünften für Individualisten – angefangen von hübschen Boutique-Hotels, Strandhäusern und Apartments bis zu ausgefallenen Schlafplätzen in einem Hausboot auf der Spree oder im Jurtenzelt in Patagonien.

The New York Times

Hey, how did you find this place?

May 2012

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.

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.

Travel + Leisure: Best Villa Rental Agencies 2015

Best Villa Rental Agencies 2015

July 2016

This rental company is the brainchild of two brothers from Berlin, and is a testament to their passion for architecture and design. They hand pick every property, currently available in 38 countries around the world.

The Guardian: The best travel websites ever

The best travel websites ever

July 2011

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.

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