HOUSE IN QUIET SEASIDE VILLAGE, STOKKSEYRI, SOUTH ICELAND

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HOUSE IN QUIET SEASIDE VILLAGE, STOKKSEYRI, SOUTH ICELAND

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Situated in a quiet, seaside village, in southern Iceland. Stokkseyri is an ideal base to explore glaciers, geysers, volcanoes and waterfalls while having the comfort of a home to come back to. In front of the house, just across the street is a stunning, black sandy beach where the North Atlantic meets the coast of Iceland. Behind the house is a freshwater pond and wetlands populated with birds.

The property offers 3 double bedrooms, a living-room, an open plan kitchen and dining room with a picturesque, panoramic view of glaciers, mountains, and farmland. The family-friendly house is tastefully decorated, cozy and comfortable with all modern amenities including WiFi, microwave, and cable television.

One of Iceland's best lobster restaurants is within walking distance, the local swimming pool is just few blocks away, and there is a range of golf courses close by. A larger town with a full range of services is within a 10 minute drive.

Excellent sightseeing in the vicinity.

Day trips could include:

- Reykjavík

- Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Skálholt.

- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógar Waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier, Vik.

- Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárslón Glacier Lagoon.

- Snowmobling on Myrdalsjökull Glacier.

- Westmann Islands

- Mt. Hekla

- Blue Lagoon

GOLF

Play golf in a dramatic landscape by the coastline, in the midnight sun. The 18- hole, par 72, Thorlakshofn Golf Club, known for its sand-hills, small lakes and ponds is just a 10 minute drive away.

Other local courses include: Selfoss (9-hole, 10 min drive), Hveragerdi (9-hole, 15 min drive), Hella (18 - hole, 30 min drive)

Distances

60 minutes from Keflavik.

40 minutes from Reykjavik.

50 minutes from Geysir.

30 minutes from Hella.

20 minutes from Hveragerdi.

10 minutes from Selfoss.

10 minutes from Thorlakshofn.

Keywords: House, Iceland, seaside, beach, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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My name is Kristin. I grew up in Iceland but live in London with my husband and two children. This is a family second home. My parents live in Iceland.

The Owner purchased this house in 1990

This has been a family second home for the last 21 years. It was my grandmother who found the house. As a teenager she had worked in a neighboring village, Hveragerdi, where she met and fell in love with my grandfather. Of all the villages in southern Iceland this had always been her favorite; close to the sea, with views of the glaciers, mountains and farmland and close to her roots, a farm by Mt. Hekla. For the last 15 years, my parents have used the house as a weekend recluse from 'busy' Reykjavik. They like to take long walks, bicycle and play lots of golf. For them it's very convenient, only 40 minutes from Reykjavik, a big supermarket in the neighboring town, nice restaurants and a wide selection of great golf courses.

It's also been a favorite destination for their eight grandchildren - the older ones play football in the backyard, go horseback riding, fishing and kayaking. The younger grandchildren spend lots of time on the beach and in the local swimming pool, just a few blocks away. Since having my own children, 2 and 6, and trying to travel in Iceland with friends with children I realized that, accommodation-wise, Iceland is not very family friendly. It's virtually impossible to get adjoining rooms. I also realized what an excellent base this was for our friends from abroad to see some of the major sites that Iceland has to offer. Not to mention activities. Iceland is spectacular. We are all very excited to share with you a country, and a home, that has given us all great pleasure.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
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South Iceland Iceland
Florida, USA
5

WONDERFUL FIND IN ICELAND!

  • 5 of 5
What an incredible find this house was for my family on our vacation in Iceland! There were six of us so we decided to rent a house instead of using hotels. We wanted the extra room to spread out and relax at the end of the day. We had never rented a house before so this was a new experience for us. My initial email inquiry was answered promptly and warmly by Kristin and from that point on it was a flawless experience. I can't compliment the house or the owners enough. The house was incredibly clean and well stocked - Frida has thought of everything. There are many books throughout the house about Iceland and Frida has compiled alot of information about the surrounding area. The Golden Circle area is about an hour away but it is an easy and enjoyable drive. We found a wonderful bakery in Selfoss right next to the grocery. Be sure to visit Almar Bakari - it's delicious!
We came home already planning our next trip to Iceland and will stay here again without hesitation.
I highly, highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 0012
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
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South Iceland Iceland
Upstate New York
5

FANTASTIC PLACE AND INFO

  • 5 of 5
This place was absolutely terrific. Super clean,comfortable, spacious, pretty, and incredible well stocked with just about anything you could possible want or need. The owners are kind generous and very very helpful. The tourist info available was bountiful and there were also great pictures book of Iceland and other travel books. Great books in general. I love books. :). The location was great for awesome day trips with a number of local activities as well allowing one to mix up longer travel days with more chilled out days but still feel like you were doing and seeing. Another thing I loved about this house and it's owners was they are highly organized and it shows in all the details. A most sincere thanks and highest recommend!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350248vb
+447981554735
South Iceland Iceland
5

A GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Our family (parents and three children) stayed in this property last August and had a wonderful experience. The owner Kristin was great to deal with and emailed a number of suggestions for trips to plan in advance. We had a long journey and when we arrived we were met by Frida who had stocked the fridge with some provisions so we didn't need to shop immediately. Frida is a lovely person, extremely welcoming and most importantly had lots of really practical advice. She showed us the maps and recommended a number of places for us to visit. We followed those recommendations and had a brilliant holiday. The house itself is lovely, cosy and spotlessly clean. It was a house that the whole family felt comfortable in.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p350248vb
+447981554735
South Iceland Iceland
5

A WONDERFULL WEEK IN SOUTH ICELAND

  • 5 of 5
We've rented this house as a base for day trips around South Iceland and it was just perfect!
After a warm e-mail contact with Kristin who provided us with lots of trip suggestions we've had a wonderful welcome at the house by Frida. She explained us the maps and gave us great tips and advices. There was all you need stocked in the fridge and kitchen: coffee, bread, beer etc. We have never been to such a well equipped house!
We've enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you Kristin and Frida!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
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South Iceland Iceland
California
5

FANTASTIC STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Between Kristin's excellent communication and advice and Frida's warm welcome the house is a wonderful choice for the south of Iceland. They have thought of everything from a refrigerator and pantry stocked with cheese and breads and juices, milk, coffee and much more to a virtual library of travel information and maps. There are even rain ponchos just in case of rainy weather. This house has spoiled us for the rest of our trip. We have stayed at some beautiful houses but none as well thought out as this one. Thanks to Frida and family for a wonderful stay. We highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
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+447981554735
South Iceland Iceland
Houghton le Spring UK
5

FIVE STARS WITHOUT HESITATION...

  • 5 of 5
What an excellent base this is for South Iceland. This is a very well equipped and comfortable property. It is very clean and well-maintained and the owner and her family have been brilliant. There was a warm and informative welcome by Frida and Kristin has been very good replying to emails and offering suggestions.
We had a fantastic week. We would recommend this property to friends and would return ourselves.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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3 minute walk to local swimming pool.

Sandy beach perfect for walks, birdwatching and building sandcastles just across the street.

Excellent horseback riding tours on a farm nearby.

You can kayak inland on fresh water ponds and creeks or on the open ocean in front of the house. See http://en.kajak.is/

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South Iceland House Rental Rates

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Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,490
 

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Amenities

South Iceland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • hiking
Notes:
Toys, games, library including non-fiction literature in English on Iceland.
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