|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
These 2 charming separate summer cottages - Sel and Ásta´s - are situated surrounded by nature, each in a private location on its own lot, near Lake Gislholt and about 4 km from our farm Skinnhufa. They are furnished with attention to detail and offer you a typical and homely Icelandic summer house atmosphere.
SEL has beautiful open views into the surrounding pastures, mountains and the lake! ÁSTA´S HIDE AWAY is grown in by trees and bushes, with a private deck and hot pot.
IDEAL LOCATION for daytrips to all the sights in the South of Iceland! Detailed information and descriptions are in the cottages for you. We gladly assist you with any queries you have!
Some of the day trips: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir; Skogar waterfall and museum, bird cliffs near Vik (black beach) and Dyrholaey. Or take the ferry to the Westman Islands! Blue Lagoon and scenic drive along coast road; Reykjavik in 80km. In summer you can take the highland bus or Hekla taxi to Landmannalaugar and its hot springs in the highlands, or drive to the bottom of Hekla and hike to the top!
The nearest SWIMMING POOL is 7km away. Insider tip: a very rustic old geothermal pool in the middle of nowhere: Seljavallalaug gamla, info in the cottages!
A very good RIDING STABLE is nearby (7 km), catering for beginners and experienced riders alike, see here for more information: www.herridarholl.is
Bird watching: From May until the end of July you can watch up to 25 bird species. An owl lives nearby and you can sometimes hear the loons on the lake.
Originally german, I have lived here in Iceland since 2000 with my Icelandic husband, icelandic dog, chickens, sheep and horses! We love our home and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences of Iceland and our area with you. Originally I came here because of horse riding and today I feel at least as icelandic as anything else! I am looking forward to welcoming you in the country I chose to be my home! We have 2 more cottages for rent under nr. 535515.
Maja Siska purchased this house in 2013
These very cosy summer cottages are a beautiful country hide away with Icelandic flair! Also a great location in the South of Iceland; within easy reach of great day trips and excursions, in summer even into the highlands. And very practical: 80km from Reykjavik and with the little traffic it is always an experience to drive over the scenic pass Hellisheidi to go to town:)
The cottages are about 4 km from our farm and we gladly assist you during your stay if you wish.
Calm and cosy atmosphere, beautify landscape.
What to say about this lovely little cabin. We stayed in Asta's cabin for 5 days and absolutely loved it.
It has all mod cons including a nice kitchen and decent bathroom. The living space is very quirky and a very nice place to stay. There is a central fire place which we put to good use as the evenings were quite chilly at that time of year.
The kitchen has a lot of supplies left over from previous visitors - basics like herbs and oil etc. There was a lot of bits and pieces in the store room/ fridge too which came in handy. Though we stocked up before we arrived at the super market in Selfoss.
Asta's is fairly centrally located in the golden circle and we found it an ideal base for striking out to different sights.
I would recommend renting a 4x4 if you stay here, the road to the cabin is pretty rough. I stupidly rented a Yaris which wasn't up to the task at all. It survived the week but a 4x4 would have been much better.
The hot pot in the garden is lovely. We really enjoyed making use of this when the weather was ok. You get a fantastic view of the stars from there.
Maja was a lovely host and popped by on the night we arrived to make sure we had arrived safe. She was very helpful throughout our stay and sent a couple of emails regarding upcoming bad weather.
All in all we had a lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend Asta's cabin to anyone wanting to get away from it all.
All the best
Also es hat sich sehr gelohnt! Das Haus ist in einer super schönen Landschaft. Man hat sehr viel ruhe und durch die charmante Einrichtung war es ein wundervoller Aufenthalt. Die Einrichtung und Ausstattung bringt definitiv alles mit was man braucht. Das Haus ist auch durch seine Bepflanzung ringsum windgeschützt und man hat das Gefühl ganz privat zu sein. Für mich waren es großartige Tage und ein stück von Island das ich mir erhofft habe. Auch für Kinder ist genug platz zum spielen im Garten inkl. Spielzeuge. Alles in allem einfach schön.
We came to Iceland to travel around the country, but we could have stay´d happily the whole time in Maja´s cottage !!
Very cozy and incredibly practicle. The house is everything the pictures promise and more. We can highly recommend the cottage and we will be definitely coming back !!
Asta's Versteck hat uns verzaubert; das Haus liegt wunderschön am Gislholts See und ist durch seine Lage zwischen Bäumen nicht einsehbar und dadurch sehr privat. Das Haus hat unglaublich viel Charme, der Wohnraum bietet unheimlich viel Platz und man kann hier wunderbar auch mal einen ganzen verregneten Tag verbringen. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, alles notwendige ist vorhanden. Leider konnten wir die das Sonnendeck und den Hot Pot wegen des Wetters nicht nutzen, aber das macht nichts, denn wir kommen sicher bald wieder um das nachzuholen.
Maja's Tipps, die sie im Haus für ihre Gäste bereit hält verdienen ihren Namen wirklich: sie versprechen unvergessliche Erlebnisse bei den Tagesausflügen, die man in dieser Gegend sehr gut machen kann.
Danke für alles Maja - wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in Asta's Versteck.
The cottages are located near a lake on lots with many busches and trees, sheltered and private, 14km from the main ring road nr.1. In 7 km you can reach the next swimming pool and also a very good riding stable (www.herridarholl.is). This is an ideal starting point for all sightseeing in the south of Iceland. Information on trips are in the house, an available via email:
1. Golden Circle: Geysir, Gullfoss,Thingvellir,
2. Blue Lagoon & coastal road,
3. Skogar waterfall & farm museum, Vik & black beach, bird cliffs,
4. Hekla museum, Thjofafoss waterfall, along the foot of the highlands to the replica of one of the first settlements on Iceland, archeological site Stöng.
5. There is a new ferry harbour (65km away) and you can be in the WESTMAN ISLANDS within 30 min ferry ride. Detailed information in the house!
6. A long day but a vey scenic drive along the south coast: to Jökulsarlon, where large glacial ice floats in the lagoon , drifting out to sea.
In Summer you can take a day trip with the highland bus to the hot springs at Landmannalaugar (dep. Hella) or to Thorsmörk.
Eyjafjallajökull & Tindfjallajökull-glacier can be seen on a clear day! Northern Lights approx. Sep. - Apr
Golf: There is a 18 hole link course near Hella and a 9 hole golf course in Selfoss. Both approx. 30 min. drive from the house.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 16 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest|
|Endreinigung & Wäsche||€100|
Angegebene Preise fuer 2 Personen, jede weitere Person +70,- Euro pro Woche.
Endreinigung und Wäsche 100,- Euro extra. Keine weiteren Nebenkosten. Bettwaesche und Handtuecher vorhanden.
1/3 der Miete wird bei Buchung fällig, Restmiete dann 1 Monat vor Anreise.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.