This 14th-century barn converted into a contemporary home is located in the quiet, lush Tuscan countryside, only a short drive away from Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Chianti.
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Occupying a centuries-old monastery, The Monastery Loft is an inspiring, loft-style rental in the heart of Noto. It has been designed as a sanctuary, with stunning valley views and a plunge pool.
Offering sweeping views across the Cesano Valley, Malatesta Maison is a luxurious rental in the hills of Marche. It boasts nine bedrooms plus a wellness facility with a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and pool
Just a stone’s throw from the beaches of Breskens, Zeeland House is a lovingly renovated holiday home in Zealand. With a cosy fireplace, it offers year-round comfort and room for up to 15 guests.
Hidden amidst a garden on Rua do Almada, Casa no Jardim is an industrial-inspired holiday rental in Porto. As a creative space, it is eclectically decorated with vintage furnishings and local artworks
Offering direct access to a private beach, Casa Brejinhos is an enchanting holiday rental in seaside Comporta. It boasts seven ensuite bedrooms, open-plan living spaces and poolside lounge areas.
Housed within a 19th-century courthouse, the Wilmina is a boutique hotel in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg. It features calming rooms, a sauna and a rooftop pool, plus a gastronomic restaurant.
Designed in a minimalist style, Casa Lamarosa is a historic rural residence in the Portuguese village of Lamarosa. It features three bedrooms, a plunge pool and an enchanting walled garden.
On the doorstep of Rijssen, the Steel House is an architecturally designed holiday rental in the middle of a Dutch forest. It features two bedrooms, open-plan living spaces and a natural swimming pool
Best Villa Companies 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.
For design-minded iconoclasts
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.
So finden Sie Ihre Traumunterkunft
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.
Hey, how did you find this place?
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.
Best Villa Rental Agencies 2015
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.
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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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