LAKE THINGVALLAVATN, STUNNING FRONTLINE LAKE VIEW, 1/2 HOUR DRIVE FROM REYKJAVIK

Edda Karlsdottir

Speaks danish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Contact the Owner

Edda Karlsdottir

Speaks danish, english
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

LAKE THINGVALLAVATN, STUNNING FRONTLINE LAKE VIEW, 1/2 HOUR DRIVE FROM REYKJAVIK

South Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful summer house frontline lake view, ½ hour drive from Reykjavik

Beautiful cottage (summer house) frontline lake view, only ½ hour drive from Reykjavik.

The living space downstairs is approx. 45 sqm. and about 35 sqm. upstairs.

Located by Lake Thingvellir (Thingvallavatn) with absolutely stunning view. Very peaceful and located only few meters from the lake and 10 minutes drive to Thingvellir national park, the first known parlament and designated as a UNESCO world heritage.

The house is a 2 story house with living room w/ fireplace, small kitchen, one small bedroom and one bathroom with shower downstairs. Upstairs is an open space with 6 single beds.

The kitchen has a refrigerator with a small freezer, small stove with oven, microwave, coffee maker, tea maker, toaster, blender, popcorn maker and everything you need for cooking. Gas grill/BBQ outside.

Towels and linen provided.

There is a radio with CD player, flat screen satellite TV with many foreign stations and DVD player in the living room.

Outside is a fairly big south west facing porch with garden furnitures.

The house is a non smoking house.

Among many other attractions are:

Gullfoss, one of top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world: 45 mins of driving

Geysir, the geyser and other minor hotsprings: 35 mins

The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal lagoon, one of 25 wonders of the world according to National Geographics: 1.5 hours.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Edda Karlsdottir (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks danish, english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
business
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474242vb
South Iceland Iceland
5

A Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
We (family of 4) stayed at this cottage for 3 nights, and we wish we could have stayed longer! Edda met as at the house and showed us everything we needed to know. It was a perfect place to stay to explore the wonderful places in the vicinity - Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Reykjavik and of course our favourite the hot river in Hveragerdi.

We enjoyed our mornings waking up to the beautiful view of the lake, and enjoyed returning after a day of exploring. When asked, my kids say their favourite place we stayed on our vacation was this house!

Iceland is one of the most beautiful places I have been, and I will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes to all of you.
business
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474242vb
South Iceland Iceland
5

Perfect Serenity

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 3 nights on our way to Canada from the UK. This is a beautiful place to stay if want to experience everything in south west iceland. Edda (The owner) was very helpful and informative and patiently waited for us to arrive with the heat on for our arrival.
The cottage is very comfortable and warm with all the ammenites you need. Edda even included all the little things you might forget such as towels, toilet paper, bin bags, cooking oil, salt+pepper, coffee filters, washing up liquid, etc.

Every morning we woke to a beautiful sunrise across a completely still lake and the sounds of birds in the distance, it was magical. Reykjavik is only down the road, but we felt if we stayed there we would have missed out on so much of the natural beauty of iceland.

We would definitely return and for longer as this experience by far out met any expectations we had for our trip. It was one of the most serene experiences we have had.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a nice stay here on your way to Canada. I wish you all the best in the future and hope living in Canada will be a great blessing to you both.
business
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474242vb
South Iceland Iceland
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
5

The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5
This cozy, clean, comfortable cottage exceeded our expectations. We were a little late meeting our host but she was so gracious I almost called her 'mom'. Scenic views of the lake, mountains, farmland with sheep and horses was just the peaceful setting we were looking for. Nearby Mossfellbaer had 2 grocery stores, a bank, library, gas station and a cafe which we visited too often (chocolate was their specialty). Mountain hiking, sightseeing hot spots and Reykjavik all within an hours drive in any direction. The Blue Lagoon was just beyond Reykjavik but worth the drive (twice).
We highly recommend visiting this 'home away from home'....you simply can't go wrong.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your nice review Brian and Michelle. It was nice meeting you here and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in my little cabin. You are welcome back anytime. Kind regards from "mom"
business
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474242vb
South Iceland Iceland
Bristol, Vermont
5

Beautiful Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful, comfortable and traditional cottage this is. With its big windows onto the shore of Lake Thinkvallavatn, our kids commented it sometimes felt more like being in a boat than a house. It's so quiet and peaceful, the sound of the waves, meadow birds -- it feels serenely isolated and natural, no internet, no distractions. Our mornings and evenings centered around cooking and eating, reading, talking and relaxing. Our day trips were highlights of the vacation: Thingvellir, Geysir, Gulfoss, Laugarvatn, Hveragerdi, Langajokull are all fairly nearby, and our drive to Keflavik airport was just about an hour and a quarter. Terrific place!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom and Elizabeth!
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay here. You are welcome again anytime. Kind regards to all of you from Edda.
business
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474242vb
South Iceland Iceland
Connecticut, USA
5

Very nice house right on the lake

  • 5 of 5
My husband and two adult children spent a week at Edda's vacation house in early June, 2013. The house itself is sufficiently spacious with plenty of privacy between the two floors, and the lake view from the entire first floor is enchanting. Black-out curtains (they were provided) are a must for visitors not used to light nights. The property is in a rural setting, 20 minutes from the nearest food market, with sheep, lambs, and few horses grazing freely in the surrounding countryside. We lit the wood-stove every evening. The sitting room and kitchen/dining area furniture was solid and comfortable. We all found the mattresses comfortable to sleep on. The house was impeccably clean.

Incidentally, a week is nowhere enough to see the country from this fixed base, but good to tour the entire southern part, may be as westward as the Jökulsárlón (Ice Lagoon) region. All of us found the 3 hour guided visit to the bird sanctuary at Cape Ingólfshöfði very worthwhile. The Blue Lagoon on the other hand was built up to be a pricey, European spa, and although nice was not as authentic. (If you have long hair, avoid dipping it in the water, it took weeks for my daughter's hair to return to its normal softness.)

Iceland is a beautiful place with the nicest, kindest people. Definitely an excellent destination if you enjoy nature.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It sure was a pleasure meeting you Nilgun and family. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here and you certainly are welcome back anytime. Kindest regards from Edda
business
Lake Thingvallavatn, stunning frontline lake view, 1/2 hour drive from Reykjavik
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p474242vb
South Iceland Iceland
United States
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
My only wish is that I could have stayed longer. The cabin strikes a perfect balance. It's an easy drive from Reykjavik, but is far enough out of the city to feel like you're in the Icelandic countryside. The house is small enough to feel cozy, but large enough to accommodate a group. The pictures don't do the view of the lake justice!

It's also well situated as a base camp for day trips. From the cabin I was able to do the Golden Circle, take trips to Skogar on the South Coast, and also visit the Blue Lagoon. It's a wonderful spot to come home to after a day of exploring.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review Chris. It sure was a pleasure having you staying in the cabin and you are always welcome back anytime if you wish to explore more of our country. Hope you had a nice flight back home. All the best to you from Edda
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€158
€1,106
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Cash upon arrival.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

South Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 1 bedroom downstairs with 2 beds. One is 120x200 cm and the other is 90x200 cm.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Notes:
The living space downstairs is approx. 45 sqm. and about 35 sqm. upstairs.
Email Owner Contact Me

Other Vacation Properties

$634 - $815 per week
4 - 5 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
$170 - $220 per night
1 - 2 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
$774 - $1,158 per week
3 - 5 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4