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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

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)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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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.

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

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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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
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5

Great location in a beautiful and unique country

  • 5 of 5
We've been to Iceland before but stayed in hotels and gone on organised tours. For this visit we wanted our own space and the freedom to go where we wanted, when we wanted.

The cottage is high up on a hill. We rented a 4WD and you need one to get up to the property. It has a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains. We were lucky with the weather for the first few days and could see for miles. Although the location is quite remote it is near the main 'Golden Circle' attractions and just a few miles from Selfoss, a decent-sized town with supermarkets, petrol stations and all the amenities you'll need.

The house is on three levels. The lowest level has a good size double-bedroom and an entertainment room with satellite TV (which shows all the main UK channels). There are two additional bedrooms on the top floor, one with two single beds and another with a further double bed. The mattresses are memory foam and very comfortable. Both upper bedrooms have electric heaters and you will need them if you go in the winter. The main floor is the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has everything you'd expect, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, etc but there is no washing machine. Worth pointing out that the property has fast broadband, which given its location really amazed us. Outside there's a large decking area and a hot tub. To keep it clean this needs to be regularly emptied and refilled but this isn't complicated and doesn't take long. Hrafn was very helpful throughout, both when booking and on arrival at the cottage.

You can't go to Iceland without seeing Geysir and Gullfoss and both are about 45 minutes drive away but there are other, less well-advertised, places to visit within easy travelling distance. Skogafoss is our favourite waterfall in Iceland. We visited on a clear, sunny day and saw a double rainbow and a complete rainbow ring around it. Incredible. It's near Selandjafoss, another great waterfall, which you can walk behind (as long as the path isn't completely frozen as it was on the day we visited). You can get a ferry to the Westman Isles, which is well worth a visit. The main town, Heimaey, was partially destroyed after a volcanic eruption in the 1970s. There's a good exhibition and you can climb the volcano that erupted. The cottage is also a great place to view the Northern Lights. We saw them just one night but it was the main reason we'd gone there. A lifetime ambition fulfilled!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul & family for choosing our cottage for your stay in Iceland. Its been our pleasure having you as our guests at the cottage. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are most welcome again Best Regards, Hrafn and Þórunn
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5

Wonderful Iceland

  • 5 of 5
Wir geben 6 Sterne! wenn wir denn könnten ;-)
Bei unserem ersten Island-Urlaub haben wir uns für dieses Haus entschieden und wir waren überglücklich mit unserer Entscheidung.
Die im Internet vorhandenen Fotos zeigen das Haus genauso wie wir es vorgefunden haben. Das Haus ist sehr gut gepflegt und es war alles sehr sauber. Wir mussten nichts "nachputzen" als wir angekommen sind, und wir sind da sonst immer etwas heikel....
Nebst dem grossen Esszimmer/Wohnzimmer, der geräumigen Küche und den 3 Schlafzimmern ist vor allem der coole TV-/Musikraum zu erwähnen. Neben SAT-TV mit hunderten Sendern steht da noch eine Stereoanlage mit grossen Boxen, also unbedingt noch etwas Musik mitnehmen ;-)
Auf der Terasse findet man einen HotPot welcher mit heissem Wasser gefüllt ist. Genial, man kommt von einem langen Tagesausflug zurück und lässt den Tag im heissen Wasser ausklingen. Wir lagen so gut wie jeden Abend im HotPot und hielten Ausschau nach Nordlichtern…..
Auch die Lage des Hauses ist gut. Alle bekannten Touristenziele im Süden/Westen sind gut erreichbar. Es ist jedoch zu bedenken, Island ist gross und es gibt keine Autobahnen. Das heisst, man verbringt relativ viel Zeit im Auto. Aus diesem Grund empfehlen wir nicht die preisswerteste Kategorie zu wählen. Ein Allrad hilft so bei mancher Schotterstrasse.
Wir haben unsere 10 Tage in Island sehr genossen und dazu hat das Ferienhaus von Hrafn und Porunn sehr viel dazu beigetragen. Aus diesem Grund können wir das Haus mit 5 Sternen bewerten und es bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen.

Vielen Dank und alles Gute
Sven, Andrea und 3 Kinder
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Sven, Andrea & family.
Danke schön for your nice review, Thank you so much for staying with us! We are glad you had a great stay, and found everything as advertised. Willkommen zurück jederzeit. Best wishes Hrafn & Þórunn :)
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5

Out of this world!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a beautiful, tranquil place for a holiday! Iceland is a truly magical country and we found this cottage ideal as a base for exploring it. Great location, a view to die for looking over the lake towards the mountains, and a hot tub in which to relax at the end of the day - what more could you want? As others have commented, it was also great having such a helpful and friendly owner, answering our questions and helping us locate the cottage when we arrived. Thoroughly recommended - just make sure you pack T shirts as well as jumpers as we actually had quite a few days of warm sunshine!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lucy & family, thank you very much for your nice review. Glad how much you liked the views and your overall stay at the cottage. It is most important for us that our guests enjoy their stay in Iceland as much as possible and take back home some amazing memories, therefore we try our best to assist each and every guest as much as we can :) Best regards Hrafn & Þórunn
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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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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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

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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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