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Annandale on South Island, New-Zealand
Follonico in Tuscany, Italy
Locanda al Colle in Tuscany, Italy
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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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8 - 9 people

Villa Noto is nestled in picturesque countryside near the Mediterranean coast of Noto.

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2 - 6 people

Éros Kéros are four beautifully-appointed Cycladic houses of discrete luxury, next to sandy beaches with majestic views to Keros and the Aegean sea.

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8 - 10 people

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Tulum, Yucatán, Mexico
8 - 10 people

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2 - 7 people

Spatia is an understated small luxury hotel nestled among pine trees and sand along the wonderful Alentejo coast near Comporta.

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Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
2 - 11 people

An impressive colonial mansion in Havana’s historic quarter with an art gallery and café on the ground floor, a suite and 4 spacious rooms on the first floor and a huge roof terrace.

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Archi-Riposto, Sicily, Italy
2 - 4 people

Zash Country Boutique Hotel is an intimate hotel immersed in a citrus grove with beautiful views of the sea on one side and Mount Etna on the other.

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