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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

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

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Luxury Cottage By The Lake Úlfljótsvatn, Golden Circle, Amazing View
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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South Iceland Iceland
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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5

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 :)

Map

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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South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Amenities

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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