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La Tropical in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
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SynVillan in Blekinge, Sweden
The Lodge in Scotland, United Kingdom

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Maison Duroy

Francescas, Lot-et-Garonne, France
1 - 4 people

Set in the middle of four hectares of land, Maison Duroy offers an eclectic country escape in the heart of Gascogne’s wine region. It boasts four rooms, a 400 square metre terrace and a pool.

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hinterhideout x

La Conception, Quebec, Canada
6 people

Designed for groups and retreats, hinterhideout-x is a secluded, contemporary rental in Quebec’s Laurentians. It boasts an outdoor hot tub and forested sauna on the doorstep of Mont Tremblant. 

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La Conception, Quebec, Canada
6 people

hintershelter is a minimalist-style rental near Mont Tremblant featuring an outdoor hot tub, vintage Scandinavian furnishings and a high-end coffee experience

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The Rock Cabins

Vigántpetend, Upper Balaton, Hungary
2 people

Surrounded by orchards and vineyards in Hungary’s Balaton region, The Rock Cabins is a uniquely designed architectural retreat, with a minimalist aesthetic and private jacuzzis in each of its cabins.

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Casa Montisi

Montisi, Tuscany, Italy
2 - 12 people

Featuring original frescoes and antique furnishings, Casa Montisi is a beautifully preserved house in the authentic Tuscan village of Montisi. It comprises five ensuite bedrooms and a private garden.

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The Country House

Castle Carrock, Cumbria, United Kingdom
10 - 16 people

Expertly fusing periods and styles, The Country House is an inspiring rental in the village of Castle Carrock. It features six bedrooms and a cosy lounge with an open fire, plus a restored orangery.

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Casa Melides

Melides, Alentejo, Portugal
10 people

Nestled in a secluded spot on the west coast of Alentejo, Casa Melides is a contemporary rental for up to 10 guests. Its art-filled spaces exude calm and the silence is part of the experience.

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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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