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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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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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Cape White

16 - 17 people

Cape White is a villa rental with beautiful sea views in the oceanside suburb of Camps Bay, only a short walk from the beach and 10 minutes from the heart of Cape Town.

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Villa Lefkada

6 - 8 people

Villa Lefkada is an eco-friendly villa on the beautiful island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea with unique architectural elements that’s embedded in its natural environment.

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Salerno Design Apartments

Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Italy
2 - 6 people

Salerno Design Apartments are two apartments in Salerno boasting a privileged position overlooking the Amalfi Coast, with views towards the sea through its large windows.

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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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