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Ferme du Vigneron

Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence, France
6 - 10 people

La Ferme du Vigneron is an 18th century vintner’s farm turned into a beautiful holiday home with 5 bedrooms in the heart of Provence.

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Desert Wild

Joshua Tree, California, United States
4 people

Desert Wild is a beautifully designed oasis in the Mojave desert. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the privacy of your own desert retreat.

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Casa Burano

Isola di Burano, Veneto, Italy
2 - 4 people

Comprising several colourful houses on the island of Burano, Casa Burano offers serenely decorated rooms for exploring life in the Venetian Lagoon.

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Casa Leria

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
4 - 18 people

Nestled within an ecological reserve on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, Casa Leria is an architecturally-designed beachfront house that boasts amazing views and easy access to pristine beaches.

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Anaia Villa

Surat Thani, Koh Phangan, Thailand
10 - 11 people

Surrounded by coconut palms in a secluded part of Koh Phangan, the tropical-inspired contemporary villa offers exclusive stays, with all the facilities of a luxury wellness retreat. 

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Villa Riu Blanc

2 - 4 people

With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and a refreshing pool, Villa Riu Blanc is a colourfully designed boutique hotel in the Marina Alta that draws on earthy materials and Moroccan fabrics.

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Olhao, Algarve, Portugal
12 people

Located in the historic heart of Olhão, Number42 is a beautifully restored, 19th-century house with a rooftop pool and stunning views across the fishing town’s cubist buildings.

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Tirol, South Tyrol, Italy
2 - 3 people

Our Farnhaus is located a little above Dorf Tirol in South Tyrol in the middle of nature and offers a gigantic view of the Merano valley.

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Trullo Fiaba

Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy
6 - 8 people

With gorgeous views across the Valle d’Itria, relaxed outdoor living areas and a contemporary, minimalist design, Trullo Fiaba is an exclusive trullo rental near Martina Franca.

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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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