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Luxury Cottage in South Iceland-Panaramic views-Golden Circle-Northern Lights

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sauna, hot tub, extra guesthouse, mountain views,

Newly built luxury house in South Iceland, close to Lake Thingvellir and the Golden Circle. Panoramic view over the mountains, river and lake.

It is perfectly located just 45 minutes from Reykjavik and a great location to explore the South of Iceland, the Golden Circle and the Highlands. The main house (170sqm) has four bedrooms, two double beds, one with two double beds and one with single bed. Large bathroom, a large open kitchen/living/dining area.The guest house (40m2) has a large double bedroom with a sleeping loft for children, bathroom and a sauna. The outdoors are one big playground, football goal, 200 m2 terrace with a hot tub for 8 persons, a large grill (gas) and garden furnitures.

Non smoking only

No pets

Wheelchair accessible

More Details

Owner
Gudrun
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Gudrun

Born and raised in beutiful Iceland with strong ties to the country. Mother of three and large extended family. We have lived in the UK sine 2006 but spend all our summers in our house in Iceland or travelling around Iceland, hiking, fishing, horse riding, golfing and all we enjoy the most at this magical place in the North Atlantic.

Gudrun purchased this house in 2009

Why Gudrun chose Southern Region

We wanted to have a home in Iceland where we could spend time with our children but have space to entertain family and friends. The location is in a beautiful rural setting but still within reasonable reach from Reykjavik, services, friends etc. This part of Iceland is also known as one of the best weather location ... although not many people go to Iceland for the weather ... which is thankfully compensated by the extra ordinary natural beauty of the island.

What makes this house unique

The view from the living room and off the veranda are breathtaking in all seasons. Turning off all the lights in the winter will cancel out any light pollution and the northern lights can be spectacular.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Southern Region on Iceland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We only rent our home to responsible families whom we trust to take care of our home in Iceland as it was their own.
  • Please leave the house as you find it, other than we will of course arrange for cleaning of beds and towels.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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(14 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Amazing property in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights as a party of 7 adults & there was more than enough space for us all. The house was well equipped & had everything we needed. It was a great base for exploring the Golden Circle & beyond. Would highly recommend this place, the owners were very helpful and easy to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property and our time in Iceland! Our hosts were super accommodating and easy to communicate with. We booked over a year in advance in order to run the Reykjavik Marathon and we brought our family members with us! The home is very comfortable and spacious with beautiful views, but also close to amenities (food, gas).

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house, fabulous location, fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

A party of 12 of us stayed at Gudrun and Gudmundur's beautiful house, which is about 90 minutes from the airport. Two of the children were able to sleep in the loft area of the lodge, which is a separate building adjacent to the main house that also has a double bedroom, bathroom and the sauna. They thought it was quite an adventure.

The house is well laid out and there is a lot of space for a big group. We had come from the UK, Switzerland and America and it was a perfect location for us to be together and explore the area.

Gudrun's mum, Hilda, met me and my husband at the airport with the mobile phone so we could get through the security gate at the end of the road and she was very helpful througout the holiday answering questions we had about aspects of the house (thank you Hilda!). Gudrun also kept in email contact with ideas and advice which was was very welcome and it felt like nothing was too much trouble.

The children loved the spa so it was well used. We all managed to fit around the extendable table at the end of the day and the kitchen was well equipped. We used the BBQ a number of times (you can get a new canister from the local garage but be warned it costs about $50) but really everything that we needed was there, including a waffle maker!

Selfoss has a couple of supermarkets, a wine shop, a petrol sation and a few restaurants (that we didn't try). The house is a great location to see so many of the amazing sights of southern Iceland and I would urge you to make the trip to Jokulsarlon to see the iceburgs. It takes around four hours but they are just amazing and there is so much to see on the way. We stopped several times on the way back as well so it was long day but one of the best. We didn't book a boat trip, which is advised, but we were able to book one there. Close to Jokulsarlon is Fijallsarlon glacier which is also well worth a stop.

Iceland is expensive (even the Swiss thought so) but don't let that put you off coming. Just save bit harder and make lots of picnics :-) Planning seems to be the key.

We had a go at climbing up the mountain behind the house. There's no path and it gets tricky near the top but you might figure it out (unlike us!). A week really isn't long enough to explore this part of Iceland and especially what is on your doorstep but that just means we might have to return another year.

I'd have no hesitation in booking this house again, it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Despite very wet and windy weather we had a great time staying in this warm and attractive house. The under floor heating was a big hit and everything was bright and clean. Fully equipped and easy to find. We did not use the hot tub but the sauna was appreciated. Very convenient for the Golden Circle attractions and special thanks to Hulda who brought the key to the airport despite our early flight.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable. Loved the amenities and location.

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I stayed here with our spouses and parents, 8 of us in all. The beds were comfortable and we made use of the hot tub twice during our weeklong stay. Selfoss had everything we needed. I'd recommend the Kaffi Kuss for pastries, soup, and burgers. We rented a car from Blue with WiFi (hotspot) its portable and used it a lot in the house also.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous. Tremendous setting and very homely.

  • 5 of 5

Iceland and particularly the Golden Circle is incredible. In one day from the property we went to the Geysir and Gullfoss waterfalls and the tectonic plates! Wonderful property in a fantastic location.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Grimsborgir
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Ondverdarnes Golf Club or Kidjaberg Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Grimsborgir
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Blafjoll
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Eyrarbakki
Car: necessary

Within the scenic 'golden circle' just a few minutes from Lake Thingvellir, 30 minutes to Gullfoss and Geysir. Excellent location for the South of Iceland.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Southern Region, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November-December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 4 nights
From
£340
£2,100
 
 
Xmas and New Year 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 5 nights
From
£500
£3,300
 
 
January - Feb 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 4 nights
From
£350
£2,300
 
 
Nightly Rate
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 5 nights
From
£450
£2,500
 
 
Feb-March 2018
25 Feb 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 4 nights
From
£350
£2,300
 
 
Easter 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 5 nights
From
£450
£3,000
 
 
May-June
26 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 6 nights
From
£400
£2,600
 
 
June-August 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,980
for 6 nights
From
£480
£3,300
 
 
Nightly Rate
27 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,620
for 6 nights
From
£420
£2,600
 
 
Fall 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 4 nights
From
£360
£2,100
 
 
Xmas 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 5 nights
From
£500
£3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 4 nights
From
£360
£2,100
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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