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Mt Veeder Estate

10 - 12 people

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, Mt. Veeder Estate is an architecturally designed vacation rental on a 55-acre working vineyard in the stunning Napa Valley.

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Azul Nomeolvides

Bacalar, Yucatán, Mexico
2 - 3 people

Surrounded by jungle, Azul Nomeolvides is an eco-conscious and off-grid property featuring six naturally-designed cabanas overlooking Mexico’s Lake Bacalar. 

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2 - 4 people

Housed in a 19th century heritage building in Porto, Baumhaus are serviced apartment rentals that celebrate the heritage of the building and contemporary design.

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La Scuola Guesthouse

Lusiana Conco, Veneto, Italy
2 - 4 people

La Scuola is a charming B&B located in a peaceful authentic Italian village between Venice and Lake Garda in the yet to be discovered region of Veneto.

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Villa Antonia

São Brás de Alportel, Algarve, Portugal
8 - 9 people

Villa Antonia is a very private countryside retreat in the Algarve with beautiful views of gentle rolling hills and picturesque valleys leading to the sea.

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Trensum, Blekinge, Sweden
2 - 4 people

Combining traditional Swedish design elements with a modern aesthetic, SynVillan is a 1-bedroom holiday rental that hovers above the Eriksberg Nature Reserve near the UNESCO-listed city of Karlskrona.

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Dépendances de Sibra

Lagarde, Occitanie, France
2 - 12 people

Forming part of the Château de Sibra estate, these beautifully renovated, self-catering apartments are an inspiring base for exploring the historically rich Cathar region of southern France.

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Château de Sibra

Lagarde, Occitanie, France
2 - 3 people

Surrounded by a Romanticist park, Château de Sibra is a lovingly restored small boutique hotel in the Cathar region of France, on the doorstep of centuries-old castles and spectacular hiking trails.

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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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