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Spacious, luxurious house with a lot of natural wood

Thomas Seiz

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, icelandic
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Thomas Seiz

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, icelandic
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Spacious, luxurious house with a lot of natural wood

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Northeast Iceland House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 6 beds, 120 m2 living space, hot tub

The house Kaldbakur is situated on the Nollur farm and offers privacy as well as perfect panoramic views. Only first-class natural materials have been used for this spacious house. The 60 m2 living room and kitchen offers an unrestricted view of the fjord. The 6 m2 hot tub is situated under the roof and allows relaxing and enjoying the fantastic views. The designer bathroom has a large shower (4 m2) as well as a tumbler and a washing machine. The first bedroom has four beds (2 bunk beds), the second bedroom a fantastic king-size bed made of nutwood. All rooms have a view to the west.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Thomas Seiz (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

Why Thomas Seiz chose Northeast Iceland

The house was built to offer larger families or two couples a comfortable stay in Northern Iceland.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Spacious, luxurious house with a lot of natural wood
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely incredible stay at the beautiful Kaldbakur house and highly recommend this property to anybody visiting North Iceland.

From start to finish the communication from Carmen, Thomas and Anna-Bara was excellent and always extremely quick, quicker than any other property I have rented. They were extremely helpful and always answered any questions I had regarding the house.

We stayed at this property for a week in late January and drove there from Reykjavik during daylight hours which takes around 6-7 hours depending on the weather. During our drive to Akureyri we experienced all 4 seasons in one day including strong wind, heavy snowfall and zero visibility. Studded tyres on your hire car (and preferably 4WD) are absolutely essential when staying at this property in the winter as certain parts of route 1 can be very bad during storms, particularly Öxnadalsheiði. It's worth keeping an eye on www.road.is to check road conditions before setting off.

Once we reached Akureyri town we called Anna-Bara to let her know we'd be arriving in around 30 minutes. We were greeted by a very pleasant and friendly young lady who showed us around the house and handed the keys over to us. After she left we weren't sure where to find the WiFi password but a quick text to Anna-Bara produced an answer within only a few minutes.

The house itself is spectacular and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need during your stay. The build quality and materials used to build and decorate the house are clearly all of very high standard, including the comfortable beds which were great for a good nights sleep after a long day exploring. The house also has a washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher which make things that little bit easier. Oh, and not to forget the fantastic hot tub outside which is perfect to relax in overlooking the fjord. We were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on a few occasions from the house despite the poor weather.

There's plenty of things to do and see in North Iceland, even in the winter time when tourists are few and far between. We were emailed a very handy PDF file which had a few ideas for day trips around the local area. Akureyri City is only a 20 minute drive away and contains a few big supermarkets (Netto/Bonus) which were ideal for buying supplies.

Overall, I couldn't recommend this house highly enough - It's perfect. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very positive feedback. We are happy that you did enjoy your holiday in the house Kaldbakur. It is helpful for other guests that you share your experience with the roads during winter time. For your next stay we will organize good weather! We look Forward to see you again. Thomas & Carmen
New York City
5

A perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I headed to this wonderful location for a Valentine's weekend escape. The place was impeccable- overlooking a fjord, totally secluded, and exactly what we were looking for. Our Host was great and super communicative. My only little hiccup was we had trouble finding the farm at night, but figured it all out in the end. highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the feedback. The sign is now 24 hours illuminated during winter time.
New York City
5

Stunningly beautiful, thoughtful and perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

I just returned back from a trip to Iceland and had chosen to stay at this rental based on the pics and reviews. First--Thomas was immediately responsive and communicative on helping me book this trip. This was my first trip to Iceland so I was a little unfamiliar with location of the home but I can tell you, I'd stay there 100x over again. The photos really don't do this home and location justice--it is so remarkable, feels so rewarding and the area is quite powerful. Thomas has created a remarkable location to visit Iceland and I feel that Akureyri is so special--and worth the trip and a stay.

Now on the house: again...incredibly homey and tasteful. The beds were remarkably comfortable and the views were breathtaking. Also, there were sheep within viewing distance from the larger bedroom (something I was incredibly excited to see). The kitchen was tremendous for our meals every day (we ate in every a.m. and p.m.). It was winter there during this trip and the hot pot was spectacularly relaxing.

I can not say enough of how special this home is--it's the combination of how minimalism can be so comfortable in a remarkably beautiful setting. No detail is overlooked. I loved this home and my heart aches for another visit. Please do visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say - THANK YOU for this wonderful Feedback. I am glad that you did like the place and I am looking forward to see you again soon. I invest a lot of my time and resources in this place and I am happy that you did see and enjoy the house. It is my favorite house - at least until the next is finished...
5

Perfect stay in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect combination of a beautiful home with a spectacular view. The house and the views are even better than the pictures. We wish we could have spent our entire vacation right here. We have rented many vacation homes and this one tops the list.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback. We will update the pictures this autumn so that they represent the house a bit better. You are always welcome again!
5

Excellent in all areas - A faultless place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three friends recently stayed in this property, and cannot fault both the accommodation, service and experience we had.

The property itself is a very good size, and the finish is of an incredibly high standard inside and out. Floor to ceiling windows in every room provide an amazing view over the fjord, and the open plan kitchen/living area and bedrooms are large and comfortable. The bathroom and kitchen are finished to a very high standard, with top spec appliances and fittings throughout. This gives a very luxurious finish that befits the natural surroundings. Underfloor heating throughout the property makes it a very comfortable and cosy. The house was also perfectly clean and well presented.

The service we received was very friendly as well. The 6 hour check in window allowed us to drive up from the south and enjoy the trip without having to worry about any strict check in times. We called to let Anna know we'd be at the house in 30 mins and she was there ready to greet us at the door when we arrived. Any questions we had were answered straight away and in a friendly manner.

Finally the location of this property is unbelievable, and the house has clearly been designed to take full advantage of this. Perched on a small hill close to the waters edge, the house provides stunning views for miles around over the water and mountains. The house is also very easy to find, just a short drive from the town of Akureyri. Good road links mean it's easy to get to all the major tourist attractions nearby.

I really couldn't recommend this place enough to anybody looking for a place to stay in the north of Iceland, you wouldn't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this comment. We hope to see you again one day - you had the privilege to be the first guest in this new house. I really appreciate your positive Feedback.
5

Ein zu Hause in der Ferne

  • 5 of 5

Wo ist denn da der Lichtschalter? -Click, der Bewegungsmelder hat mich auf frischer Tat ertappt und entzündet sogleich die warmen Lichter, welche einen Blick auf den wunderschönen- und aufwendig designten Wohnraum mit Küche und Esstisch gewähren.

Im hellen Wohnraum findet man die schöne- und sehr moderne Küche, den edlen Holztisch samt dazu passender Sitzgelegenheit, drei angenehme Sessel die durch ihr (nicht zu) auffälliges rot geradezu einladen, platz auf ihnen zu nehmen. Sie geben den Blick auf den langen und flachen Fjord frei. Den selben Ausblick geniesst man auch aus dem "Hot-Pot", und gar die Nordlichter lassen sich aus demselbigen sehr gut beobachten.

Auch Bad und Schlafzimmer sind sehr stilvoll und grosszügig eingerichtet, genau wie der gesamte Rest der Wohnung.

Fazit:

Eine fantastische Ferienwohnung mit hochwertigen Möbeln und Baumaterialien versprechen einen fantastischen Aufenthalt im Norden Islands!

Da waren wir nicht zum letzten mal...

*Raphael

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die gute Bewertung. Gut geschrieben, hebt sich von den 'normalen' Bewertungen ab. Ihr seid jederzeit wieder willkommen!

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Seydisfjördur
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Grenivik
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Ski
11 Kilometres
Kaldbakur
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
in front of the house
Car: necessary

Unique panoramic surroundings with full view from Akureyri to the open sea.

30 kilometers to Akureyri (airport, shopping mall, hot springs, hospital, museum, concerts) and 8 kilometers to Grenivik (shop, gas station, museum, golf course, horse farm)

Horseback riding: Near the house there is the horse farm 'Polarhestar' with more than 100 horses. You can rent them for a few hours or take part in a longer ride in the nearby valleys.

Golf: There is a small 9-holes golf course in Grenivik 8 kilometers to the north.

Skiing: In winter, rides to the nearby Kaldbakkur with a big snowmobile are available. In Akureyri there is a classical skiing area with lifts and illuminated slopes.

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Rates & Availability

From €110 Per night

Northeast Iceland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nebensaison
Sep 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€110
From
€110
Fri,Sat,Sun
€725
 
 
Hauptsaison
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,540
 
 
Nebensaison
Aug 31 2015 - May 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
€115
€770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reinigung&Bereitstellung €150
Notes Bettwäsche, 2 Badetücher und Küchentücher 25 Euro pro Person
Obligatorische Bereitstellung und Endreinigung 150 Euro
Bitte beachten Sie, dass dies eine Nichtraucherunterkunft ist - gilt auch für Balkon und Eingangsbereich.
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Amenities

Northeast Iceland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 4 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom is very luxurious. All furniture is made from real wood and party covered in fur.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing

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