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Luxury Cottage By The Lake Úlfljótsvatn, Golden Circle, Amazing View

Hrafn Gudmundsson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Hrafn Gudmundsson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Luxury Cottage By The Lake Úlfljótsvatn, Golden Circle, Amazing View

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

Overview

South Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
Hrafn Gudmundsson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Hrafn Gudmundsson

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

Why Hrafn Gudmundsson chose South Iceland

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Luxury Cottage By The Lake Úlfljótsvatn, Golden Circle, Amazing View
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Beautiful Home with a Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Hrafn for everything. You were so easy to work with and the property is breath-taking. Can't wait to come back to Iceland and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah & Friends Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. You are more then welcome back in your next trip to Iceland. :) Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
5

An amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

I would like to say a huge thank you to Hrafn for letting my family and I make use of his wonderful cottage which is in the most perfect location for visiting all the major attractions situated in the golden circle.

Being a fellow holiday home owner I have very specific standards of a property I want to rent and we were not disappointed! I did a lot of research into the area we wanted to stay in and Harfn’s cottage ticked every box we could have wanted.

We found dealing with Harfn (the owner) very easy and he replied quickly to all our questions and made us feel at ease with the whole process of booking.

We also rented a car from the company that Harfn co owns with his brother and this was straight forward process . The car had a sat nav with the cottage address already pre-programmed and finding the cottage was easy. The car had winter snow tyres and driving in the ice and snow felt very safe indeed.

The cottage is approx 1.5 hours from KEF airport; it was a very easy and straight forward drive to do. Harfn met us at the cottage and showed us where everything was and also how to operate the all important hot tub (amazing sat in the tub on the patio in the snow)! He was so helpful he even helped us bring the bags up the drive way to the house.

The layout of the cottage was perfect spread over 3 floors. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom was very modern and the shower was fantastic. In the basement is the lounge (with a fantastic entertainment system) and another bedroom. On the middle floor is the kitchen which had everything we needed for our self catering holiday. I also liked the cupboard that had a variety of dry groceries and cooking oils (as we forgot to buy these)!

The cottage is perfectly situated for visiting the main golden circle attractions (Thingviller, geyser, Gulfoss etc; we also drove to the southerly town of Vik. For a truly relaxing time, I would definitely recommend a trip to Fontana spa! Much less busy than the blue lagoon!

This holiday was so much different to what we would normally do, but it was amazing; part of this was due to the ease of booking the accommodation and also how we could really feel at home at the cottage.

We are now hoping to return in 2017 and we'll be contacting Harfn in the future to hopefully arrange this. Thank you again for allowing us to use your beautiful cottage!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phil & family Thank you for your very nice review, It was an interesting experience to have a fellow holiday home owner as a guest, we are glad you liked your stay at the cottage and found everything as advertised. You are always welcome back and we hope to see you again in 2017. Thanks again. :) Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
Vancouver, WA, USA
5

Beautiful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in this wonderful cottage for 9 days. Hrafn was the most hospitable and was able to recommend places and answer any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda & friends Thanks for your review. :) Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
5

Perfect cottage in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for 3 nights and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay! Overlooking the lake, the surroundings are beautiful and the cottage itself has everything you need. It is in an ideal location for all the tourist attractions - we just wish we could have stayed longer! Hrafn was great, we also booked car hire through him which was ideal! He met us to help us up the hill with our luggage, was helpful with answering all our emails and again met us at the airport to collect the car. Couldn't recommend this cottage enough and will definitely be booking again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tanya Thank you for your nice review. We thought it was a great idea to offer our guests a bit discount on our cars from our family operated car rental (www.autorental.is) were they can pick up the car at Keflavík airport with gps included with directions to the cottage so it is ideal like you say. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, you are always welcome back. :) Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
5

One word.."wow"...

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful. It's warm, cosy, extremely clean, functional and homely. The views are breathtaking. Hrafn was friendly, helpful and very understanding when we met him at 2am to collect the keys. We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends and we would definitely book another stay there. Thanks Hrafn :)

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gemma & Family. Great to know that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, it was nice having you as our guests and you are always welcome back. Thanks again. :) Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
5

Perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly located and well equiped with good beds. The nature is great and the view overlooking the lake is stunning. It is the ideal place for trips to interesting sights like Gollfoss, Geysir and Pingviller. Walk from Hveragerdi to Reykjadalur and further and have a warm bath in the little river of Reykjadalsa. Or get up early and drive to Landmannalauger for a hike through the impressive landscape with its amazingly coloured mountains.Hrafn and Þórunn offered us the perfect place to stay, even a rainy day is not too bad lying in the hottub. We will recommend this house to everybody.

Peter, Anja and Teije Smits

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter & Family Thank you for your nice review we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage.That is always great to hear when our guests are so happy that they recommend our cottage to others, Thanks again. :) Best wishes Hrafn & Þórunn

Map

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

Nearest attractions and things to do:

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

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

Gullfoss 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.

Geysir 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.

Kerið ( The Crater ) 15 min away : Volcanic crater lake in Grímsnes.

Selfoss : 25 min away : Shopping / groceries / medical services.

Blue lagoon 90 min away : The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. (http://www.bluelagoon.com)

Eyjafjallajökull 70 min away : The famous volcano.

Seljalands waterfall 70 min away : 60 meter high waterfall.

Skógafoss waterfall 70 min away : Known for the ice that forms from the mist.

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

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

River rafting in Hvítá 25 min away. (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 min away.

Thingvellir / Gjábakkahellir cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube formed 9000 years ago during eruption and is situated in one of the most active volcano areas in the world (20min away) : Book a lava caving tour here (www.adventures.is)

Caves of Laugarvatn are remarkable as people lived there in the last century (http://www.happydays.is/is/trip/122) : 20 min away.

Natural hot spring pool (http://www.secretlagoon.is/) : 45 min away.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where blue, white, turquoise and black streaked icebergs shift and creak about in an icy dance. The icebergs are 1,000-year-old chunks of the retreating Öraefajokull glacier that have broken off and are floating out to sea. 4 hours away. Also possible to book boat riding tours in the glacial lagoon here (http://icelagoon.com/)

Vestmannaeyjar : 2 hours away. The Westman Islands are a group of 15 islands situated off the south coast of Iceland, and are reachable by either ferry or by airplane. Book a ferry ride here (http://eimskip.is/EN/iceland_domestic/herjolfur/)

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Rates & Availability

From £99 Per night

South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2015 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
£99
£590
 

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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:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
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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