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Alemanys 5 in Girona, Italy
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Annandale on South Island, New-Zealand
Follonico in Tuscany, Italy
Locanda al Colle in Tuscany, Italy
Les Terrasses de Comporta in Comporta, Portugal
Sublime Comporta in Comporta, Portugal
Le Marche Villa, Italy

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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 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.

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 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.

The Sunday Times: The Villas Handbook

The Villas Handbook

July 2016

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 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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Casa Morelli

Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
4 - 6 people

Located in the heart of Chianti Classico, Casa Morelli is an architectural masterpiece decorated with custom-made furnishings, art and industrial pieces.

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Finca Sonrisa

Algaida, Mallorca, Spain
10 people

Finca Sonrisa on the beautiful island of Mallorca appears like a traditional finca but features a stunning contemporary interior and offers panoramic views of the Tramuntana mountains.

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Comporta Beach House

Comporta, Alentejo, Portugal
6 people

Comporta Beach House is a contemporary villa located a few minutes walk away from one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal.

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Il Borgo di Galenda

Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
2 - 4 people

Set in a 15th-century borgo in the hills of Tuscany’s dreamy Chianti Classico region, Galenda offers two beautiful apartments combining authentic historical architecture with modern interior design.

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Turmhaus Tirol

Zell am Ziller, Tyrol, Austria
8 people

The Turmhaus is an extraordinary contemporary alpine chalet set in a dreamy location in the wonderful Zillertal boasting great views of the Alps.

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Chiusa, South Tyrol, Italy
2 - 4 people

Freiform is organic architecture with a glass facade including stunning views of the landscape on a farm in South Tyrol.

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Villa Salento

Nardo, Lecce, Puglia, Italy
6 people

Villa Salento is a minimalistic luxury retreat surrounded by breath-taking landscape of the Salento region in Puglia.

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Masseria Salice Salentino

Salice Salentino, Puglia, Italy
12 - 14 people

Masseria Salice Salentino is a luxurious country estate that’s been lovingly renovated to retain its original 18th-century features while incorporating modern furnishings and design pieces.

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