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Fjellhytte in Innlandet, Norway
The Unterhus in Vals, Graubünden, Switzerland
Aufberg 1113 in Salzburger Land, Austria
hinterhouse in Québec, Canada
Schgaguler Hotel in South Tyrol, Italy
Freiform in South Tyrol, Italy
Modern Chalet in South Tyrol, Italy
VillaVerde in South Tyrol, Italy
Majamaja in Helsinki, Finland
Aurora Cabin in Lofoten, Norway
The Lodge in Scotland, United Kingdom
Mykonos Villa on Mykonos, Grece
Les Terrasses de Comporta in Comporta, Portugal
Masseria Salice Salentino in Puglia, Italy
Osmoliš on the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Villa Aleomandra on Mykonos, Grece
Monsieur Didot in Athens, Greece
La Tropical in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Dá Licença in Estremoz, Alentejo, Portugal
Casas Caiadas in Alentejo, Portugal
Villa Peduzzi on Lake Como, Italy
SynVillan in Blekinge, Sweden

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Hvar Apartments

2 - 4 people

The three minimalist Hvar Apartments are a design-centric retreat near the heart of Hvar Town. They have been lovingly restored with a focus on local materials and artisans.

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Pension Leuchtenburg

Pfatten, South Tyrol, Italy
1 - 2 people

On the shores of Lake Caldaro, Pension Leuchtenburg is an adults-only retreat in South Tyrol. It occupies a lovingly renovated farmhouse with just 12 rooms, ensuring a highly personalised experience.

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Bayeux Mansion

Bayeux, Normandy, France
4 - 7 people

Occupying a 17th-century residence, Bayeux Mansion is a luxurious holiday rental in the heart of Bayeux. It features three bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and inviting living spaces.

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Black Rock House

Weiler, Vorarlberg, Austria
6 people

Inspired by the mountains and rocks, the house is an architecturally designed rental in the town of Weiler, Vorarlberg. All living spaces feature custom-designed furnishings and incredible views.

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Aurora Cabin

Laupstad, Lofoten islands, Norway
4 - 6 people

Offering spectacular views across Austnesfjorden, Aurora Cabin is a cosy hideaway in the Lofoten Islands. It features three bedrooms and interiors crafted from untreated wood by a local carpenter.

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Monte das Casolas

Grândola, Comporta, Portugal
6 - 10 people

Offering stunning views across the Alentejo countryside, Casolas features several whitewashed cabins for self-catering stays. In addition to a sea-inspired pool, there’s a yoga shala for retreats.

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Villa Vipp

Ostuni, Puglia, Italy
6 people

Designed by StudioToff and with interiors by Danish brand Vipp, Villa Vipp is a stylish, contemporary rental near Ostuni. It boasts three bedrooms and a swimming pool surrounded by olive groves.

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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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