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#1 IN ICELAND, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE-SPACIOUS LOG COTTAGE- HOT TUB-GREAT REVIEWS!

Kristin Gestsdottir

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kristin Gestsdottir

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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
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Calendar last updated:
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#1 IN ICELAND, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE-SPACIOUS LOG COTTAGE- HOT TUB-GREAT REVIEWS!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

South Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 100 m2

The cottage Engjagil 4 Helludalur, Geysir area is a new house, as our other cottage Engjagil 5, Helludalur Geysir area # 893491, it is in the peaceful valley Helludalur, we have good reviews from previous guests in our cottages in Engjagil and will do our best to make your stay enjoyable in our new house, it is ca 100m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. The place Engjagil Helludalur, Geysir area is a 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, in the south-west. You are staying in the highlights of Iceland. This is the perfect place to stay in the midst of greatest natural attraction of Iceland, in the Golden Circle. You have the famous Geysir in 15 min walking distance and Gullfoss is also close by. Geysir is the ideal destination for today's tourist. You enjoy the nature, and are very close to many activities nearby the cottage. The volcano Eyjafjallajökull is one of the attractions in driving direction. The Hot Tub will be an important part of your stay at our special cottage. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal water. The Hot Tub is always with new natural water that is the without doubt the best in Iceland. Enjoy to sit in the hot tub after a walk on a glacier, enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. Don't hesitate to contact me.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Kristin Gestsdottir (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014

About Kristin Gestsdottir

Kristin and Bjarni have been married for over 25 years, living in Reykjavik, our previous homes has been in the USA, Sweden and Norway, Kristin is a professional chef and Bjarni is a building contractor, and have been renting cottage in the Geysir area, Engjagil in Helludalur from the year 2009, this is our newest property from 2013, we are hoping to make your stay in our cottage Iceland enjoyable and filled with good memories.

Kristin Gestsdottir purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kristin Gestsdottir chose South Iceland

Cottages Engjagil 4 and 5 in Helludalur Geysir area are built in the year 2007-8, made of logs from Finland, the houses are situated in the peaceful valley Helludalur yet it is in the midst of the Golden Circle, what we love about this place is that we find peace and tranquillity during our stays there and it has been a huge pleasure to share this special place with our guests, we are thankful and blessed to do so.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has enough space for up to 6 persons and the hot tub is a bonus, its so relaxing to be in the warm geothermal water on a cold winters night gazing at the northern lights or meteor showers or in the summertime when we have bright nights, the beds are very comfortable and on the loft there is a roof window right above your head so you can see the stars at night. Icelandic ponies are often in the field a few steps from the cottage. Because we have 2 cottages in the same area we can have up to 12 persons at the same time.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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#1 IN ICELAND, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE-SPACIOUS LOG COTTAGE- HOT TUB-GREAT REVIEWS!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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#1 IN ICELAND, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE-SPACIOUS LOG COTTAGE- HOT TUB-GREAT REVIEWS!
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South Iceland Iceland
5

Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a fantastic week here last week and we already wish we were back there!

The cottage itself is great, with plenty of space and lovely decor. There's plenty of cooking utensils and a big fridge/freezer and oven so you can easily make full meals for a group of people.

I loved the big windows too, giving views to almost every aspect. This is also great for waiting for the northern lights. Turn the lights in the cottage off and you can gaze out the windows watching the northern lights from the warmth and comfort of the sofa! We had a reasonably cloudy week but of the 7 nights we were there, we saw the lights on 4 of them.

Then there's the hot tub, which is excellent and so relaxing to sit in after a busy day.

Kristin is also great and very quick to answer any emails and questions we had. I'd recommend staying here for anyone who wants a peaceful time in a stunning location and cottage. You can't go wrong.

Thanks Kristin for a great week!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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#1 IN ICELAND, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE-SPACIOUS LOG COTTAGE- HOT TUB-GREAT REVIEWS!
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5

Gorgeous cabin In a great location!

  • 5 of 5
Me and my boyfriend had 5 nights in this stunning cabin and it was a wonderful experience! The cabin was incredibly spacious and wonderfully equipped with all we could need. The location was brilliant for us, having hired a 4x4 to tour Iceland it was centrally located to everywhere we wanted to see! You cant believe how close to geyser you are! In walking distance but in a tucked away location. The magnificent Gulfoss waterfall is also 5mins down the road! The hot tub was amazing ! It really doesn't take long to fill up, it was an incredible experience to have a glass of wine in after a days exploring and take in the beautiful night sky! The views in the afternoon are also amazing! Owner Kristin was wonderful, quick to respond to our emails and helpful throughout our stay. We would return in a heartbeat and recommend this cabin to all!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear friends for the review, hopefully they will be of good use for future guests, you are most welcome back any time!
Warm wishes from Kristín & family.
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5

Best. Vacation. Ever.

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was clean, comfortable and much larger than expected. There is a large wraparound deck with stunning views and the hot tub was a nice treat after a long day.

The location is very quiet and peaceful, a perfect home base for exploring local attractions - Geysir (walking distance), Gullfoss and Þingvellir National Park.

Booking the cottage was easy. Kristin responded to email quickly and the entire transaction went smoothly.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and our vacation in Iceland. It was like living in a postcard! So beautiful.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for posting your review, the cottage is 100m2 its good because then there is enough space for everybody! especially if you have kids, they love to stay on the loft in there own private place!
I am so glad that everything was better then expected. I am honoured that my cottage was chosen for your Iceland adventure!
Sincerely, Kristín, BJ and Maya.
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#1 IN ICELAND, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE-SPACIOUS LOG COTTAGE- HOT TUB-GREAT REVIEWS!
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5

Stay first weekend of March

  • 5 of 5
We where with a party of six and had a great stay in this cottage. It is located next to the gayser (walking distance). The property was nice and clean. The kitchen has al the necessery equipment to cook a decent diner.
It is ideal if you intend tot explore the 'golden circle'

We even saw the nothern ligth from the hot tub.

Tom
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom, for choosing our cottage for your dwelling place, I agree, its so nice to relax, gazing at the stars and northern lights in the hot tub on a cold winters night. Welcome back!
Best regards, Kristín, BJ and Maya
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5

extremely nice stay!

  • 5 of 5
Cottage was absolute beautiful,clean ,very warm and situated in magical valley.We have stay here for 11 days with there kids and enjoy every minute .Owner is very friendly and reliable.Everything is near by ,even washing machine .Just 3 minits away by car.I will recommend this property anyone ,but it is no 1 for familys with small kids for sure.We have travel alot to see all special places in Iceland and I have to say ,everytime we finish trip we are looking forward go back to cottage.Its like going back home:)Lovely stay in amazing country.Thanks Kristin ,hope to see you again soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea,
I am so happy to hear that you loved your stay at the cottage, it was nice to meet you and thanks for the wonderful homemade pie that you baked. Welcome back any time!
All the best, Kristín
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5

A truly lovely, clean and cozy holiday home

  • 5 of 5
We spent a fabulous time in the cottage over Christmas, I can’t recommend it highly enough! The cottage is beautiful, clean, very comfortable and cozy. We (3 friends) hired the cottage for a week, and could easily have stayed much longer. There is plenty to see in the area, and we included a trip to the Blue Lagoon (possibly a little bit far for a day trip, but we really wanted to go. Well worth it!) If you go in the winter be aware that the roads are very icy, you will be grateful you hired a very sturdy car.

If you don’t want to drive Geysir is within walking distance and well worth a visit. But do bring yaktrax’s in the winter – those spiky things you put on your winter boats – as you will be walking on ice. The Geysir hotel, also within walking distance, came in very handy for a last minute wine run! We cooked all our meals at home; the kitchen is very well equipped and everything was very clean and in good working order.

As the cottage was so fabulous, we spent a lot of time there. It’s such a lovely space to relax. I would recommend bringing your own DVD’s, even though there is quite a good selection there already. But you can’t really rely on the local TV stations for entertainment. We also brought tea lights – there are lots of holders – and some Christmas decorations to make the place feel even cozier.

Our favourite bit was the hot tube, sitting in there at night trying to spot the Northern Lights. We saw them one evening, which was incredible. But on the other evenings the beautiful stars (many shooting stars) and general atmospheric surrounding was equally great.

Kristin is absolutely lovely and made the rental very straightforward. We had an amazing time, probably one of my favourite holidays! Do rent this cottage, you will not regret it! We will definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra for the nice words, this review will truly help renters to make a dissision about where to stay, the Geysir area has so much to offer!!

All the best, and welcome back!
Kind regards, Kristín

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Hotel Geysir
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
To Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Geysir Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Geysir Hotel and Bistro
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Only a few local TV stations,3 g internet is available - not for downloading though.

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Rates & Availability

From £99 Per night

South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Sep 16 2014 - May 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
£99
£619
 
 
High season
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
£124
£760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£99
£620
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry £55
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Amenities

South Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Sink, toilet, shower, there is also an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , This is the loft, open area, you see down to the first floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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