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Villa Nectar

Serifos, Cyclades, Greece
8 people

Boasting incredible views across the sea, Villa Nectar is a calming and traditionally inspired villa rental on the south coast of Serifos, an untouched Greek island in the Cyclades. 

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Arrowhead Lake House

Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
8 people


Overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Arrowhead, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, Arrowhead Lake House is an inspiring Californian vacation rental designed by Jenni Kayne.

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Elounda Villa

Schisma Elountas, Crete, Greece
10 people

Elounda Villa is a stunning beachfront villa in the high-end village of Elounda on the Greek island of Crete.

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White Cube

Gagliano del Capo, Puglia, Italy
4 - 10 people

White Cube is an intimate space located in a charming small town on the southern coast of Puglia within walking distance to restaurants, shops and the beach.

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Ana Ana Artistic Habitat

Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
2 - 10 people

Ana Ana is the house-atelier of the artist and interior designer Eric de Bruijn. It is located in the heart of the Algarve within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach.

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Domaine de Murtoli

Sartène, Corsica, France
2 - 16 people

The Domaine de Murtoli is a collection of 20 beautifully restored and serene shepherds' houses and dwellings spread over a private and unspoilt property of 2500 hectares in southern Corsica.

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Casa Pinta

Vieste, Puglia, Italy
4 people

Casa Pinta is a minimalist Mediterranean vacation rental near the historic heart of Vieste, with easy access to beautiful beaches and the rugged hiking trails of Puglia’s Gargano National Park.

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Cortijo Andalucía

Montefrío, Andalucia, Spain
8 people

Surrounded by olive groves in the rugged hills of Andalucía, Cortijo Andalucia is a sanctuary-like holiday rental with an inspiring swimming pool, all on the doorstep of photogenic Montefrío. 

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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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