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The Cliff

La Conception, Quebec, Canada
6 people

Offering magnificent views across the Canadian wilderness, the Cliff is a luxurious cabin immersed in nature, with boho, Scandi and Japandi-inspired interiors by Camille Charland-Perez.

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Paseo 206

La Habana, Havana, Cuba
2 - 3 people

Housed within a 1930s mansion, Paseo 206 is a boutique hotel in Havana’s Vedado neighbourhood. Italian designer furnishings and Cuban artworks decorate its spaces while the hospitality is exceptional.

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Spriana, Lombardy, Italy
5 - 12 people

The Rifugio lies in a forgotten valley in the Italian Alps. It's an architectural gem surrounded by nothing but nature, wild life and uninterrupted views.

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Casa Escuela

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
10 - 12 people

Occupying a century-old school, Casa Escuela pays homage to the Yucatan’s rich architectural heritage, with beautifully curated rooms and a cenote-inspired spa in the heart of downtown Merida.

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Casa Adosada

Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
9 people

Tucked away in atmospheric Sant Iscle d’Empordà, Casa Adosada is an art-filled stone townhouse that has been transformed into a boutique vacation rental, with five bedrooms, a plunge pool and a garden

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Casa Chic

Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
8 people

Hidden in a medieval village, Casa Chic is a historic townhouse with eclectic furnishings, contemporary artworks and a swimming pool.

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Casa Baix Empordà

Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
6 - 9 people

Just five minutes from one of the Baix Empordà’s most beautiful towns, the house is a sustainably designed rental that draws on traditional Catalan architecture and encourages indoor-outdoor living.

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Galopina Casa Silvestre

Seyé, Yucatán, Mexico
2 people

Surrounded by cenotes, Galopina Casa Silvestre is a located near Merida on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It draws on traditional architecture and vintage furnishings in its modern design. 

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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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