OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Cosy Cottage with Large Wooden Deck and Mountain Views. Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming 2 bedroom cottage. Secluded location yet only 40 min from Reykjavík

Our cottage is located in West Iceland which is a peaceful place in the countryside and only 40 min drive from Reykjavík City Centre.

This cottage was built by our family and is renovated to a high standard, ensuring excellent levels of comfort for our guests. You will find this beautiful cottage both spacious and comfortable.

The cottage has two bedrooms. 1 provides sleeping accommodation for 2 people, the other for 3. There is a wardrobe in each bedroom and every bed is brand new and of high quality. The bathroom has a nice shower. The kitchen and the living room are open plan, giving the cottage a bright and spacious feel. All common kitchen utensils are in the kitchen including a fridge, freezer, toaster and coffee maker for the convenience of our guests. In the living room there is a sofa, a TV and a beautiful old fashioned wood stove. The windows are large, allowing plenty of natural light to saturate the living space. These gorgeous windows provide a spectacular view as they are overlooking a lake, fjord and a circle of mountains.

The wooden deck outside the cottage is large so you can catch the sun all day and also enjoy the midnight sun in the summertime. Garden furniture is provided, six garden chairs and a table, also sofas and a little sofatable. We also have an outdoor gas grill our guests can use.

In a little shed next to the cottage there is a washing machine and during the summertime, guests can use it, laundry soap is provided.

The cottage is located on the edge of a little hill, overlooking lake Eiðisvatn, fjord Hvalfjörður and the spectacular mountains surrounding the fjord. A charming little garden surrounds the cottage and at the back of the house you will find a grove, consisting mainly of Icelandic birch trees.

Our daughter-in-law keeps her Icelandic horses just a short walk from the cottage and in the spring time you can see little foals with their mothers.

Although the view is wonderful, you can’t help but notice an aluminium plant a few kilometres away. This has never bothered us and we just love spending time in the cottage and the surrounding area. In fact, we like this place so much that we decided to build our own house next to the cottage. This means we are always on hand to help you should you need us!

More Details

Adda & Sigurjón
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Adda & Sigurjón

Our names are Adda and Sigurjón. We are from a little town called Akranes, not far away from the cottage. The land our cottage is build on has belonged to Sigurjón's family for generations so we have always had strong ties towards this beautiful place.

Adda & Sigurjón purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Adda & Sigurjón chose Iceland

Sigurjón's Aunt and her husband build a little shed where the cottage is now and started to plant trees all around it. The trees are now tall and pretty, giving precious shelter from winds.

As the time passed, previous owners were unable to visit their little piece of land, and in 1986, they passed it on to us, as we were looking for a place to build a little summerhouse for our family.

Right away we started building an extension to the shed and through the years we have extended and improved our cottage. But still you can see a part of the original little shed in the living room and kitchen area.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is ideally located for active people who want to enjoy the comfort of staying in one place, while being able to see various places of beautiful Icelandic nature, as well as being close to the city's culture.

Only one and a half kilometer away form highway 1, countless spectacular places can be visited.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Capital Region on Europe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The bigger bedroom has two single beds. The smaller bedroom has one double bed and one loft bed. Each bedroom has a closet. All beds and linen are new and of good quality.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


Very nice place - ideal for 3-5 persons.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the place. We went in March, and it was nice, but I suspect it's awesome in Summer. We saw the Northern Lights right from the back of the cottage the first night, so that's a plus being outside of Reykjavik. However, it is 40 minutes into town and there is a $10 charge every time you go through the tunnel. But the cottage is great and the owners are very nice and helpful. We would highly recommend it if you don't mind staying outside Reykjavik a bit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

As described, this is a cosy property, semi isolated (the owners live next door)

My family loved our stay, it was a really lovely accommodation

We went in February and it was well heated at all times

Fantastic views of the lake and mountains

Only saw the owners on arrival and departure but they were very helpful, even coming over with a detailed map of an area we mentioned we wanted to visit

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind review! We always try to make our guests feel comfortable so we are happy we succeeded.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Warm welcoming cottage close to a lovely town.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with a homely feel. All amenities as described and a great view. Quiet location not far from route 1. Owners very welcoming. Close to the lovely town of Borgarnes which has a great bakery and swimming pool. Accessible to do trips to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Golden Circle and Reykjavik, a good base if wanting to explore but still feel like you are in the country.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Cosy, clean and warm Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovlig Cottage about 50 km from the capitalcity Reykjavik. The Cottage is very clean, warm and cosy. We were four nights there and it was a pleasant stay. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we try to keep the cottage in perfect condition for our guests!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Amazing place and family!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely place to stay. Away from busy Reykjavik. So much to see around. The cottage was so well heated. Northern Lights been visible from the cottage. Will go again and recommend to anybody!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Immaculate, well cared for cottage.

  • 3 of 5

The listing description was accurate regarding every aspect. It is a very well looked after cottage. The furnishings are done with an eye for detail. E.g. pegs in the room behind the door to hang your clothes; Plenty of towels and shelf space in bathroom; plenty of glasses, cups and plates and appliances in kitchen.

The only downside was that the walls were very thin and we could hear the children in the room next door turn in their beds.

Owners are very friendly and helpful and communication was very good.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bed linen and towels are included.
Final cleaning is optional at 50 GBP.
VAT and tips are included in the above prices.

To reserve the property, guests are required to pay 1/3 of the total amount. Owner will give further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Special Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals