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25 Incredible Places You Can Actually Stay The Night

Ditch the cookie-cutter hotels and Airbnbs that somehow always fail to live up to expectations. How about a memorable stay in one of these drool-worthy accommodations? They’re all available to rent from Welcome Beyond, an original collection of design-driven B&Bs, luxury villas, and boutique hotels you’ll need to see to believe.

Vetted and hand-selected for the platform from among a long list of applicants, these properties can be found in some of the most beautiful and unique vacation destinations around the world, each reflecting their owners’ passion for one-of-a-kind design. Meet some of our favorite Welcome Beyond properties.

Saddle Peak House, California, USA

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For expansive views of both the ocean and the mountains, Saddle Peak House is a modern villa in Topanga Canyon sure to make a trip to Los Angeles one of a kind. The infinity pool and indoor-outdoor living spaces welcome long, lazy afternoons spent with family and friends. 

Villa Aleomandra, Mykonos, Greece

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Live out the Greek island-hopping vacation of your dreams with a stay at Villa Aleomandra on the island of Mykonos. While this villa has its own private beach and is surrounded by gardens, it’s just a short walk from Mykonos Town, making it more of an oasis than an isolated escape. 

Villa Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy

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A gem surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, Villa Abruzzo is a stunning home nestled in the heart of Italy’s Adriatic-facing Abruzzo region. Natural stonework accompanies mid-century design to give the villa an elevated design and welcoming air. Even better? It’s just a ten-minute drive from the sea.

Umamma, Tuscany, Italy

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Light spills through walls of glass to illuminate historic stonework and age-old construction at Umamma, an inspired property in the heart of Tuscany. Just wait until you discover its secret pool, recognized in 2019 as the “Best Indoor Pool in Italy.”

Schgaguler Hotel, South Tyrol, Italy

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Explore the soaring Dolomites with this modern, light-filled hotel as your home base. Tucked among historic churches and with expansive views of Schlern mountain, Schgaguler Hotel is the mountain escape you didn’t know you needed in one of Italy’s most stunning regions.

Placido y Grata, Sevilla, Spain

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From 19th-century residence to airy Scandanavian-inspired oasis, Placido y Grata has lived many lives in the heart of romantic Seville, Spain. This boutique hotel has just 15 rooms, seamlessly letting the layers of its history shine through for a next-level getaway in one of Spain’s dreamiest destinations.

Osmoliš, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

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Croatia is no longer the hidden gem it was a decade ago, but from the spacious pool deck of Hotel Osmoliš, you’ll certainly feel like you have this sun-kissed corner of the Adriatic coastline all to yourself. This small boutique hotel is just 20 minutes outside of Dubrovnik; its contemporary rooms and suites offer an oasis from one of Europe’s most talked-about summer holiday spots.

Mirror Houses, South Tyrol, Italy

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Talk about eye-catching! Mirror Houses are two impressive yet unique holiday homes set among apple orchards and the soaring Dolomites mountains in northern Italy. The stark contrast of one-of-a-kind modern design and pristine natural surroundings couldn’t be more inspiring. 

Modern Catskills Farmhouse, New York, USA

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Can you think of a more idyllic escape from New York City than Welcome Beyond’s Modern Catskills Farmhouse? This renovated and restored 1800s rental property is set on 22 acres of woodlands, fields, and endless trails lined with blueberries, while fairy lights illuminate cookouts and laughter-filled meals that last long into the evening. 

La Tropical, Yucatán, Mexico

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A historic facade in the heart of colorful and charming Mérida reveals La Tropical, a lush retreat complete with a stunning pool perfect for cooling off at the end of a day spent exploring one of Mexico’s most beloved off-the-beaten-path destinations. 

Hudson Valley Retreat, New York, USA

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In the shade of wooded groves and with stunning views of Overlook Mountain, Hudson Valley Retreat offers space to spread your legs on 16 hectares in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley. This is not you’re average cabin in the woods; modern design and light-filled spaces meet historic timbers and thoughtful, cozy interior design for the perfect luxe yet homey getaway.

Finca Sonrisa, Mallorca, Spain

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Clean lines and contemporary interiors set Finca Sonrisa apart from vacation homes and villas on the beautiful island of Mallorca, letting stunning mountain views and expansive outdoor spaces take center stage for an unforgettable summer holiday. 

Desert Wild, California, USA

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Discover Joshua Tree from your own private desert oasis at Desert Wild. Whether you’re dreaming of trips to the farmers market and long, unhurried meals on the patio or a luxe escape after a long day of hiking in the most beautiful corners of the national park, Desert Wild is the perfect backdrop to your bucket list Joshua Tree getaway.

Dá Licença, Alentejo, Portugal

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The countryside boutique hotel Dá Licença is a work of art and passion, set in a centuries-old olive grove turned eco-reserve. Several historic buildings around the property have been transformed into five suites and four rooms, while the former olive mill is an inspiring art gallery home to the owner’s own art collection.

Comporta Dune House, Alentejo, Portugal

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The tiny, charming village of Comporta, Portugal is home to a next-level beachside escape sure to be the envy of the town. Bright, fresh interiors at Comporta Dune House give way to walls of glass for a true indoor-outdoor aesthetic the stuff beach holiday dreams are made of. The stunning pool seems to melt into the sand, with expansive ocean views and wild, natural vegetation just beyond.

Chateau de Sibra, Occitane, France

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Whether you’re looking for clean, modern architecture or charming historic design, Welcome Beyond has something for you. Among age-old castles and winding hiking trails, Château de Sibra is a lovingly restored boutique hotel in the region of Cathar, France, a historic hidden gem you’ll adore.

Casas Caiadas Open House, Alentejo, Portugal

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Casas Caiadas Open House is a clean, modern city escape spread across three floors in the heart of historic Arraiolos, Portugal. Castle views from the sun-drenched rooftop terrace will be a highlight of a vacation you’ll be talking about for years to come.

Casa Leria, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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From the sands of Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast emerges Casa Leria, a beachfront property designed and built by the award-winning architect Alberto Calleja. Natural materials meet sleek design and walls of glass to highlight amazing ocean views and the pristine ecological reserve this one-of-a-kind property calls home. 

Cape White, Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape White is a stunning villa perched just outside Cape Town, its natural colors and clean design highlighting bright-blue ocean hues and dramatic mountain landscapes. Spend enough time taking in the view from the expansive pool terrace and you might even spot whales breaching in the distance. 

Number42, Algarve, Portugal

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Six spacious bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, make Number42 a perfect Portuguese getaway with friends or the whole family. Take a five-minute stroll to the port for cafes, restaurants, and shops, or spend lazy afternoons by the saltwater pool.

Villa Syros I, Cyclades, Greece

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A hillside on the Greek island of Syros is home to Villa Syros I, a 5-bedroom villa with expansive sea views and refreshingly modern interiors. A stunning infinity pool seems to melt into the Aegean.

Château de la Resle, Burgundy, France

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Have you ever dreamed of staying the night in a castle? Château de la Resle might be just the place you’ve been looking for. Stunning interiors combine modern details with the building’s historic bones, while the wineries and historic abbeys of Burgundy are right at your fingertips.

Villa on the Cliff, Sicily, Italy

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The magic of Sicily unfolds from the graceful terrace of Villa on the Cliff, one of two luxurious vacation rentals on the same property in a secluded corner of the north of the island. With four spacious bedrooms, it makes for a dreamy getaway with family or friends.

Tainaron Blue Retreat, Peloponnese, Greece

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With space for just three rooms in this historic boutique hotel, Tainaron Blue Retreat graces the shores of Cape Tainaron in Peloponnese in southern Greece, making a dramatic coastline even more inspiring. Centuries-old stone walls and meandering paths make the entire property the stuff of dreams; as you can imagine, the views from the watchtower are absolutely breathtaking. 

Azul Nomeolvides, Yucatán, Mexico

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Sustainably-minded travelers will love Azul Nomeolvides, an off-grid property featuring six private cabanas on the shores of Mexico’s Lake Bacalar. Terraces open up to waterfront views, and jungle trees provided seclusion for the ultimate oasis among warm tropical breezes.

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Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.