LUXURY COTTAGE BY THE LAKE ÚLFLJÓTSVATN, GOLDEN CIRCLE, AMAZING VIEW

Hrafn Gudmundsson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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LUXURY COTTAGE BY THE LAKE ÚLFLJÓTSVATN, GOLDEN CIRCLE, AMAZING VIEW

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By the lake, 3 bedrooms, hot tub, and amazing panoramic mountain view

A newly build cottage less than an hour drive from exciting Reykjavik. The cottage is located by the lake Úlfljótsvatn which is next to Thingvellir, the national park. Also close to other famous landmarks such as Gullfoss and Geysir. The cottage is 114 m2 and three stories high. On the Main floor there is a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave, toast, oven/stove, with a dining area next to the kitchen seating up to 8. And a bathroom with a shower . Up in the sleeping loft there are 2 separate bedrooms with one queen size tempur bed and one king size bed / 2 single beds. There is one room in the basement with a queen size tempur bed. In the basement there is also a hobby room with a sky satellite TV and a good stereo/home theatre its a comfortable sofa area for relaxing, watching a movie, or listening to music on the TV, DVD and CD player. Also there is storage room in the basement with a thermostat for the hot tub. Around the cottage there is a 100 m2 porch with a BBQ and a hot tub.

The house is built very high up on a hill so i recommend 4x4 car specially during winter but if not there is also possible to park in the driveway and walk up to the house instead you get stunning panoramic mountain view there is also amazing to see the northern lights / aurora. The view is truly amazing!! The cottage is newly built so all the equipment are new. Free Wi-Fi is also included.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed

Hrafn Gudmundsson

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My name is Hrafn and this is my girlfriend Þórunn. I am 30 and she is 28 years old from Iceland.

We live in Reykjavík city. We own the house Brekkur by the lake Úlfjótsvatn,

We love staying there and so do our friends and family so we decided to put it

on Holiday rentals and offer it for rent for other people to enjoy to.

I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can and help you to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Hrafn Gudmundsson purchased this cottage in 2010

Already had the house and was looking for a place to put it on had been looking everywhere. It was very important for us to have view over the lake so we ended up finding this place to build it on and we put it high up on a hill so it has amazing panorama mountain view over the lake.

The location is perfect and the view is even better its not far away from Reykjavík. Really close to many attractions and lots of things to do and see then the town Selfoss is 20 minutes away you can find every kind of service there so while your enjoying the nature at its best you can easily get every service needed from short distance.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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5
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Luxury Cottage By The Lake Úlfljótsvatn, Golden Circle, Amazing View
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5

A GREAT TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
This house was the perfect base to explore South and Southwest Iceland. We basically followed the list of nearby attractions that Hrafn & Þórunn have on this website and had a great time. It's also a great base to explore some of the locations that would be a bit far if you were staying in Rekyavik (Skogarfoss, Seljandfoss). The Golden Circle is a really easy day trip - highly recommend stopping at Fontana spa in Laugarvatn - great fun for kids and adults!

The house was very cozy, clean and well maintained and the downstairs lounge area was a great place to hang out. The kitchen was well appointed with pots and pans and cooking implements and we had no trouble cooking our meals at the house.

We also rented the car that Hrafn & Þórunn had available. It was the ideal car to use to tour Iceland. It was very convenient for getting our gear into and out of of, and very roomy and comfortable for longer trips. We would definitely recommend it.

We had a great experience and a great trip! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam & family Thank you for your very nice review we are sure this review will be helpful to our future guests. We invest lots of time in thinking what we could do better or how to improve our service and offering our guests comfortable and reliable car to rent with the cottage for fair price was one of our ideas so we are glad that you were comfortable with it during your trips and how much you liked your stay at the cottage. It was nice having you as our guests you are always welcome back. Best Wishes Hrafn & Þórunn :)
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BEAUTIFULL COTTAGE WITH STUNNING VIEW

  • 5 of 5
The first two days we visited Reykjavik and spend one day in the blue lagoon. After those two days we drove to the cottage of Hrafn & Þórunn with our rental Cheverolet Captiva. Clumsy as we are we couldn't find the cottage right away, luckily hrafn found our car driving totaly lost on the main road looking for the cottage. The cottage lies high on a hill and has a breath taking view on the leg and snowy surroundings (the best view we have ever had). After Hrfnan showed us around, we stayed the first day in the cottage and used the amazing hot tub even when it was very windy outside. We were very lucky to see the northern light twice during our stay. The cottage lies very near to the Geysir and the amazing Gullfoss, which is a must see in the winter. Furthermore we visited a lot of places which were recomended by Hrfnans sister (thanks a lot for that and sorry for all our questions through e-mail!!). Also a trip to the Glymir waterfall is one of the must do's!! The road trip to this waterfall is worthwhile and the hiking to the waterfall is really cool!!! We spent both our birthdays in the cottage and as a present I've got a dog sledding tour from my beloved Marliesje. The dog sledding was amazing, we did the sunset tour from Eskimo tours, which I can also highly recommend. It was the first time we went to Iceland and that we rented a house via homeaway, but our first impression, whith thanks to Hrafn & Þórunn, was really good and we are looking forward to come back to this beautifull country in a few years, if the amazing cottage of Hrafn & Þórunn is available of course.........................Again we want to give our greatest appreciation to Hrafn & Þórunn and Hrafn's sister for having us and answering all our questions!! We wish all the visitors to the cottage of Hrafn & Þórunn a spectacular time as we also had!!

Andries & Marlies
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Andries & Marlies
Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and how much you liked the views, which are one of the biggest surprises for our guests when they arrive. :) Our guests satisfaction is very important for us so we try our best to assist our guests not only with accomodation also with my sisters booking service and our car rental. You are always welcome back. :)
Best regards
Hrafn & Þórunn
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A WONDERFUL HONEYMOON IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We visited Hrafn's cottage as part of our Icelandic honeymoon. With stunning views over the lake and a cosy interior, we found the cottage perfect for a romantic getaway. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, enjoy walks on snowy hills, and enjoy frozen hair in the hot tub at minus 15 degrees! Bliss. Hrafn and Þórunn could not have been more helpful. I felt uneasy driving in snowy conditions, so Hrafn picked us up in Reykjavik and drove us to and from the cottage. He even took us out of his way on a tour of Geysir, Gulfoss and Thingvellir National Park on the way back. We hope to be lucky enough to return one day - thank you for such a wonderful stay :) .
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Owner's Response: Dear Polly & Michael.
Thank you for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you got to see the northern lights we also want to thank you very much for the northern lights video you took, i just uploaded it. I am sure that it will be very helpful for our future guests to see how strong the northern lights can be, seen from the cottage. It was my pleasure showing you around my country there was no way i could drive you back to Reykjavík without showing you these great sights south Iceland has to offer. You are always welcome back. :)
Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
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GREAT HOUSE IN A GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Hrafn's home near Selfoss is a GREAT place to stay! My husband, our three children (ages 9, 8, and 5), and I stayed here for four nights in late November, and it was perfect! We loved being within an easy drive of Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon (and the airport), the Golden Circle and other places like Vik that are farther southeast. The home itself is beautiful and offers stunning views! We loved waking up to see a lake with mountains behind! The memory foam beds in the basement and the master bedroom are soooo comfortable, and we all greatly enjoyed the hot tub on the deck! Everything was clean, all essentials (like hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, dishwasher tabs) were provided, and the kitchen cabinets were also full of other great additions like spices, cooking oil, pasta, coffee, tea, etc. This proved to be tremendously helpful as we arrived very late (or I should say very early in the morning) and weren't able to shop for the first day or so. Be forewarned that grocery stores open late (10 am) and close early (6 or 7 pm).

Hrafn is very hospitable. He even offered to let us rent his car, which proved to be invaluable! 4 wheel drive, new snow tires, and a GPS with his cottage's address already uploaded. He met us at the airport upon arrival with the car and the keys to the cottage, and met us back at the airport on the day of our departure. He was easy to reach when we had questions during our stay and was helpful in any way he could be.

I would highly recommend taking a day to drive from the cottage down to Vik, stopping at Seljalandsfoss (the waterfall you can walk behind), Skogafoss, and Dyrholaey along the way. Once in Vik, take the Katlatrack (http://katlatrack.is/) super jeep tour of Katla volcano and Myrdalsjokull glacier. Guojon owns and leads this super jeep tour, and he's fantastic! Definitely the best day of our stay in Iceland!

If you make it into Reykjavik (only 45 minutes from the cottage), hit the National Museum of Iceland and The Volcano House. And definitely stop for a meal at Steikhusid (a steak house)! The food is fabulous!

Of course, you can't stay in this cottage and not make the easy trip over to Geysir and Gullfoss, only 45 minutes away. Oh, and do stop by Kerid Crater. It's the one spot where you have to pay a fee ($3 per person), but it's only 15 minutes from the cottage and well worth a quick visit.

We hope to be back to visit Iceland and stay in Hrafn's beautiful home again soon!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jillian & Family
Thank you so much for your kind words. :) We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Also great that you mention the car rental for future guests, we are working on the homepage for the car rental (www.autorental.is) where we will offer wider range of cars and also the 7 seater car you rented. :)
You are most welcome back anytime!
Best regards
Hrafn & Þórunn :)
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SURPRISINGLY SPACIOUS

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic stay at the cottage. Very spacious property easily accommodated 5 adults and two toddlers. Nice, clean, well maintained and well supplied. Beds comfortable. I would highly recommend this property and if I returned to the area would definitely look to stay here again. Hrafn & Þórunn were wonderful hosts and always available by phone, text or email to answer any questions and were extremely helpful.
You can reach lots of sights easily from the cottage. You will need a four wheel drive as the cottage is at the top of a steep hill but offers fantastic views and secluded.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Owner's Response: Dear Helen
Thank you for nice review and for choosing our cottage for your stay in Iceland. Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are always welcome back.
Best wishes Hrafn & Þórunn
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FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
Why was it / is it fantastic?

1. Before you arrive Hrfan and Porunn are incredibly friendly and helpful about providing information and keeping in contact.
2. When you arrive they are somehow even more helpful. Very friendly, welcoming and informative about everything you need to know.
3. It's really well presented, unlike many rented properties you feel someone really cares about the place, the furnishings are all really very good and the kind of things you'd be happy to have in your own house.
4. The simple niceties are taken care of - so it's clean, if you rent sheets and towels they are lovely fresh and white, everything works, etc.
5. The cabin itself is really well laid out, spacious and easily enough space to house six with room to spare. The kitchen dining room space is wonderful, with great views across the lake to the beautiful mountains.
6. The views really are wonderful. A treat.
7. The 'play' area is really a relaxing space, and for the music logs among us ( count us in) a great music system and speakers to die for.
8. Oh and unlike many that advertise as being secluded and private this really is fantastic, no neighbours jostling for space with you.
9. The hot tub is great fun in all weathers. Don't deny yourself the simple pleasure of using it when it's raining and windy, somehow it's as much fun as in good weather.
10. As a base for exploring the South East and South of Iceland it's pretty ideal. Everything in those areas is a simple drive away, as of course are day trips to Reykjavik. Given how empty Icelandic roads are, and the simple pleasure of driving on them, it's so easy to get around.
11. Iceland is truly beautiful and a magical place and staying here for five nights rounded off a great holiday for the four of us.
12. Final reason? In case it's not clear - Hrfan and Porunn are just so nice.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris & family, Thank you for your kind review and for choosing our cottage for your stay in Iceland. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and how much you liked the views. You are always welcome back. Best whises Hrafn & Þórunn :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport (Iceland International Airport)
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn to Westman Islands
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Route 1
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Þorlákshöfn
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Lindin / http://www.laugarvatn.is/
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Írafoss / 9 hole free / Closed during winter
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Lindin / http://www.laugarvatn.is/
Car: necessary

Nearest attractions and things to do:

Thingvellir national park 10 min : Listed on UNESCO world heritage site.

Dive or snorkel in Silfra/Thingvellir (http://www.scuba.is/en.html)

Gullfoss 50 min : Famous landmark in the golden circle

Geysir 50 min : Famous landmark in the golden circle

Kerið (The Crater) 15 min : Volcanic crater lake in grímsnes

Selfoss 25 min : Shopping/groceries/medical services

Eyjafjallajökull 1 hour & 10 min : The famous volcano

Seljalands waterfall 1 hour & 10 min : 60 meter high waterfall

Skógafoss / Known for the ice that forms from the mist 1hour&30m

Hveragerði(Eldhestar)35 min:Horseback riding tours(Eldhestar.is)

Fontana spa (www.fontana.is) in the charming town Laugarvatn 20 min away and there is also a good swimming pool there

River rafting in Hvítá (www.arcticrafting.com)

there is also a riverjet in Hvítá (www.icelandriverjet.com)

Outdoor public swimming pools with jacuzzi and water slides can be found in Minni-Borg (30 minutes)

Thingvellir / Gjábakkahellir cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube and is situated in one of the most active volcano areas in the world : Book a lava caving tour here www.adventures.is

Caves of Laugarvatn are remarkable as people lived there in the last century : 20 min away

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Availability & Rates

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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
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
£119
From
£119
Fri,Sat,Sun
£790
£2,250
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£99
£590
£2,000
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£119
£790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning £45.00
Notes Extra charge of 45£ is charged for cleaning linen + towels and preparing for next group of guests.
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Amenities

South Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King size bed / 2 single beds
  • We also have 2 baby cots and 2 highchairs
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • museums
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
Notes:
If there is anything which isn’t listed above or anything you need to have to enjoy your stay just ask me and I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.. There is no smoking allowed inside the house.
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