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Gut Üselitz on Rügen, Germany
Torre Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast,Italy
Sublime Comporta in Comporta, Portugal
Les Terrasses de Comporta in Comporta, Portugal
Alemanys 5 in Girona, Italy
Casas Caiadas in Alentejo, Portugal
Shobac Cottages, in Nova Scotia, Canada
Annandale on South Island, New-Zealand
Follonico in Tuscany, Italy
Locanda al Colle in Tuscany, Italy
Le Marche Villa, Italy
Nicaragua Private Island on Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

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Villa Noto

Noto, Sicily, Italy
8 - 9 people

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

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Fahnestock House

2 - 4 people

Fahnestock House is a historic building in a vibrant neighborhood in Lancaster. The house has been beautifully redone with 4 apartments that are full of character and authenticity.

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Casa Aljezur

Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal
6 people

Casa Aljezur is an intimate house with sea and lake views, furnished with sustainable objects in an urban style and located in the midst of nature.

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Ozarks Retreat

Huntsville, Ozarks, United States
4 - 6 people

The Getaway is set on 4 acres in the Ozark region of Northwest Arkansas. It features a minimalist design and is a haven for relaxation and getting away from it all.

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Trullo Piccolo

Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy
8 - 10 people

Trullo Piccolo is set among olive trees and lavender fields in the heart of Valle d'Itria with easy access to beautiful beaches and charming towns.

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Villa Veneta

Treviso, Veneto, Italy
10 - 16 people

XVIII century classic Villa Veneta with original frescos, Art Nouveau decorations and contemporary artworks 35 minutes from Venice.

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Naousa Villa

Paros, Cyclades, Greece
6 - 7 people

The restored historic house combines traditional Cycladic architecture with contemporary design high on a hill overlooking the bay of Naousa..

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Dune House

8 people

Dune House is located in the middle of the dunes and only a 500 m walk from the famous 30km long beaches of Ameland.

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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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