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Villa Aleomandra on Mykonos, Grece
Mykonos Villa on Mykonos, Grece
Le Marche Villa, Italy
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Locanda al Colle in Tuscany, Italy
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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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Majamaja

2 - 3 people

Minimalist eco-cabins with high-standard wooden architecture in the Helsinki archipelago. The property is easily reachable by public transport, bicycle, or boat from the city center.

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Maison bord de Rivière

Muids, Normandie, France
14 - 18 people

On the banks of the River Seine, Maison bord de Rivière offers a peaceful country escape in the heart of Normandy. Its 19th-century mansion has been tastefully renovated in a modern California style.

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Trulli del Trappeto

Locorotondo, Puglia, Italy
11 - 12 people

Combining 19th-century trulli, a storied olive mill and a sparkling swimming pool, Trulli del Trappeto is a lovingly restored vacation rental near Locorotondo in Puglia’s beautiful Valle d’Itria.

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Villa Divina II

8 people

Offering stunning views across Skiathos, Villa Divina II is a minimalist vacation rental on the island’s northwest coast. It boasts four bedrooms, open-plan living spaces and a sparkling infinity pool

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Villa Divina I

8 people

Constructed from stone, Villa Divina I is a sleek and contemporary holiday rental on the northwest coast of Skiathos. It boasts four bedrooms, open-plan living spaces and a stunning infinity pool.

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Bay Villa

8 people

Just a stone’s throw from Ligaries Beach, Bay Villa is a contemporary vacation home on Skiathos. It features an infinity pool and several outdoor terraces for soaking up the Greek sunshine.

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Maidla Nature Resort

2 - 4 people

A hidden path just 45 mins away from Tallinn, Maidla Nature Resort is an adults-only retreat in the middle of Estonian wetlands featuring architecturally designed villas and a fine-dining restaurant.

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Nelya Suites

Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
2 - 10 people

Boasting breathtaking views across Santorini’s caldera, Nelya Suites is a luxurious, cliff-top property in Megalochori. It features three independent suites with a minimalist style and private pools.

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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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