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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport

Steinunn Gísladóttir

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Steinunn Gísladóttir

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
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100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

South Iceland Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Spacious and light 91 m² house, ocean view, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 pers.

Þorkelsgerdi II is a 91m² renovated farmhouse located by the ocean in the peaceful and sparsely populated Selvogur. The house is spacious and light, has 3 bedrooms, an open kitchen/dining room, living room and bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a big dining table for 8 people or more. Children friendly with indoor and outdoor toys. Big, comfortable sofa in the living room. TV and DVD and a selection of books and games. Ocean view from the windows and 2 min. walk to the beach where seals and birds can be watched. Patio with gas grill, table and 8 chairs. Huge lawn, perfect for outdoor activities such as football, softball, Frisbee and kite flying.

Perfect either for the activity filled family vacation or the romantic getaway!

The Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is an hour's drive from Selvogur.

Seltún: Some 25 km from Selvogur (about 25 min drive) is the famed Krýsuvík geothermal area, Seltún, with its amazing solfataras, boiling mud springs, blowing steam vent and astonishing palette of colour. Just a few minutes’ drive from there are the stunning Krýsuvíkurberg cliffs, where sea birds by the thousands nest and the rolling waves of the Atlantic crash against the rugged shore. Both are examples of amazing natural beauty.

The landscape at Krýsuvík was formed by volcanic activity and upheaval.

The Grænavatn, Gestsstaðavatn and Augun lakes are explosion craters created by volcanic eruptions at various times. Of those, Grænavatn lake is the largest, some 46 meters deep. Its water is green due to thermal algae and crystals which absorb the sun.

Eldhestar - Horse rentals and guided tours. They offer itineraries that range from one or two hours to several days to suit riders of all ages and abilities. All their tours begin at their farm Vellir, just 30-minutes drive from Selvogur.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Steinunn Gísladóttir (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Gute Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wer ein Stück von Island erleben will, ist da richtig.

Lage ist ideal. Im Haus haben wir alles gefunden. An alles würde gedacht.An jede Kleinigkeit. Natürlich bist du an Auto angewiesen. In der Nähe kann man einkaufen, ist aber teuer. Besser in Hauptstadt notwendige besorgen.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Marvellous Interlude

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed this lovely house set on the ocean and with neighbours on either side. It was wonderfully large and comfortable and nicely appointed with everything we needed. The peaceful south coast still lingers in our minds - all the beauty of Iceland. And in this case, we felt somehow that we were really in a community setting amongst the neighbours and the horses and bird life. Needless for me to say, we two are enthralled by the landscapes and grandeur of Iceland. This is also within easy driving distance of major centres including the airport. It was a wonderful three nights, four days.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Iceland Seaside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well-maintained and the kitchen was well stocked with spices and other cooking essentials. It was also easy to find with directions furnished by owner and less than an hour drive from the airport. We were all greatly pleased with the accomodations for our family of four. While not expansive, the 3 bedrooms and living spaces were comfortable and well-sized.

Beach access was across a short meadow that was full of cute Icelandic ponies during our stay that the kids found quite interesting. The coast is rocky and rugged with shore birds and picturesque storm surf when weather got rough. Church down the road is also quite picturesque. Shopping stores were about 30 minute drive one way. Location was good for Golden Circle day trip and another day trip east along the coast to waterfalls and a final day trip to Reykjavik. Owner was flexible with duration of our stay and allowed early access to unit, which was greatly appreciated as we arrived early in morning from an overnight flight.

Only issue was operation of the washer/dryer that most likely stemmed from our lack of familairity with single washer/dryer unit. Some basic operating instructions would have been helpful.

Overall, we were greatly pleased with the cottage and would return if we were to visit Iceland again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Very nice family cottage to spend your holiday in

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this nice farmhouse in Iceland. Upon our arrival we were very warmly welcomed by Steinunn and Friorik, who showed us the property and gave the children a nice warm blanket (we arrived quite late in the evening). They even did some grocery shopping for us before we arrived, so we had something to eat the first morning.

The children totally LOVED all the available toys and especially the kite.

It is a very cosy house only 100m off the seashore with all you need for a pleasant stay.

We visited Iceland from Reykjavik up until the Dyrhólaey rocks with the puffins and also the entire Reykjanes peninsula, starting by car from the farmhouse. This was very doable allthough we did quite some miles by car.

All and all a very enjoyable stay.

PS: We LOOOOVED the Blue Lagoon (even did it twice !).

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Cottage in a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage, fully equipped and in a very quiet and beautiful location. Ideally placed with just a short drive from the International airport, yet outside the busy capital. Would definitely recommend this location to anyone wanting to experience Iceland and all the fantastic scenery it has to offer. Hope to stay again at this wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Idéal pour famille, bien équipée, neuf, calme

  • 5 of 5

Superbe location en Islande, endroit calme, bord de mer, grand terrain, à proximité d'un restaurant et d'un camping. Endroit idéal pour découvrir le Sud Ouest de l'Islande. Propriétaire très accueillant. Maison d'une propreté parfaite refaite à neuve, trois grandes chambres. Equipement exceptionnel, tout pour cuisiner, lave vaisselle, machine à laver, jouets, livres, guide, jumelles, torche électrique etc... il ne manquerait que internet mais on trouve le WIFI dans les centres commerciaux (10 Kms )

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Landeyjahöfn (to Westman Islands)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Blafjoll
Car: necessary

Þorkelsgerði II is located in Selvogur in the county Ölfus on the south coast of Iceland. The house is situated on a big lot by the ocean, with birds and seals as neighbors. Nearby is the famous Strandarkirkja, an old church which is believed to have special powers to aid success or good luck, an old lighthouse and a small coffee house that is open in the summertime. Selvogur is 15 min. drive from the town of Þorlákshöfn, where you´ll find a swimming pool, a golf course, shops, restaurants and medical facilities. A further 15 min. drive is to the villages of Eyrarbakki og Stokkseyri, which are famous for their seafood restaurants and museums.

Selvogur is perfectly situated for day trips to The Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Geysir, Jokulsarlon and other attractions in the south of Iceland.

The Þorlákshöfn Golf Course, is one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Iceland, with spectacular ocean view.

The swimming pool in Þorlákshöfn has indoor and outdoor pools, along with hot tubs and waterslides.

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Rates & Availability

From €110 Per night

South Iceland Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 15 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€700
 
 
High Season
May 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€975
 
 
Low Season
Sep 15 2015 - May 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
€110
€700
 

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Amenities

South Iceland Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 91 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
High chair available on request. Golf clubs available on request. 3G dongle available for a small fee.

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