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A SUNNY, SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE SUMMERHOUSE NEAR THINGVELLIR

Birgir Sigdórsson

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Birgir Sigdórsson

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
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A SUNNY, SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE SUMMERHOUSE NEAR THINGVELLIR

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

South Iceland Chalet Rental Photos and Description

78 M2 Summerhouse With All The Comforts

The summerhouse was built in 2005 and is 78 square metres. It has two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has a double bed and single bed. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary tools and in the living room there is a big sofa and two reclining chairs. The bathroom has a shower with overhead and side-spraying shower heads easily set to the user's preference.

The house is encircled by a wide terrace from where you can watch the sunset while BBQing. Relax on a deck chair or unwind in the six-person jacuzzi!

Around the house there is a big lawn. But you should not let the fence limit you; take a walk straight from the house up the mountain Búrfell.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Birgir Sigdórsson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 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
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

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Denver, CO
5

Quiet Northern Lights Escape

  • 5 of 5

We originally chose this place because of it's seclusion from Reykjavik or any other large cities. Our goal was to see the northern lights and this place didn't disappoint. Every cloudless night while we were there, the aurora was clearly visible with virtually no light pollution. It made for an awe inspiring and romantic getaway.

The location was great for more than just the lights though. The cabin is a short drive from adventures like the golden circle, the silfra snorkeling site, and Eldhestar horse stables.

The cabin was like a second home. The kitchen was stocked with all of the utensils and tools you could need not to mention plenty of spices. The view outside the expansive living room window was beautiful and a basket full of slippers ensured we were always cozy.

Slightly off the beaten path, this cabin is an easily accessible gem and a wonderful place to stay when enjoying the wonderful land of Iceland.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect hosts in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The summerhouse was an absolutely perfect place to stay on our trip to Iceland - lovely sunsets over the valley whilst in the hot tub were a highlight! The location is great for exploring what Iceland has to offer and the house itself was cosy and well equipped. Thanks to Starkaður for making our trip an easy one!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Chose this house because of it's location and it came up trumps. About an hour out of the capital up in the hills, but easily accessible.Situated within easy driving distance of town and the "Golden Circle" attractions. The unit is fully kitted out including decks, fire pit and hot tub. We never really felt like we were renting more of a friend of the family as it was so homely. Would definitely rent again.

Ideal location for the Northern Lights which put on a good show for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Highly recommended, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay here. Starkaður and his brother Styrmir were very helpful, answering all of our questions and making us feel welcome.

The summerhouse itself is very comfortable. It does not feel like an impersonal vacation rental. Rather, we got the feeling that we had been entrusted with what must be a very special place for the family, with many good memories.

The location is perfect for exploring west and south Iceland. Thingvellir, Gulfoss and Geysir are all nearby; the town of Selfoss has everything you need in the way of groceries and supplies; and Reykjavik is a bit of a trek, but close enough to drive in for dinner or a day of sightseeing and shopping.

The kitchen is well-appointed, and the hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a long day. As an added bonus, we also found the summerhouse to be an ideal location for viewing the northern lights, which appeared on two of the four nights of our stay.

Stay here on your trip to Iceland. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent Summerhouse in perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We visited Iceland with our teenage boys aged 15 and 17 for 10 days and found the Summerhouse perfect for both sightseeing and spending the odd day just lazing about.

Birgir & Sigrún and their Sons were very helpful with advise before the holiday and the Summerhouse is superb with everything you need and very warm. We visited the golden circle and the Blue Lagoon which were great and then climbed Burfell which is behind the Summerhouse and well worth the effort. Half way through the stay we set off for Skallafell (4 hour drive) where we had booked a glacier hike in advance and this was a huge hit with all of us. We then stayed the night in Hali Guesthouse before returning to the Summerhouse the following day via Jokulsarlon, Vik, Skogar and Dyrholaey where we saw Puffins. Overall we loved the holiday and had good weather for 8 of the ten days. We were amazed how much the boys liked Iceland but it is so different to anywhere else that you cant fail but be impressed. Thanks again to Birgir & Sigrún.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxing Summerhouse

  • 5 of 5

This summerhouse was exactly as described--sunny(when the sun was out), spacious and comfortable. It was also peaceful, relaxing and very homely. We easily found Birgir's house to pick up the key and she met us at the summer house on departure. Beautiful views across the area and up onto Burfell. We did climb this as we wanted to get to the crater lake. There are many false summits. Selfoss is only 20 minutes away, with shops, good bakery and cafes. Kaffi Haus was especially good. We explored a lot of the area and still had time to relax in the hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport (Iceland International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Several in the town of Selfoss
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Ringroad (number 1)
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Several in the town of Selfoss
Car: necessary

The summerhouse is situated under the mountain Búrfell, overlooking Sogn River and Lake Úlfljótsvatn. The surroundings provide peace and tranquillity, while a nice walk up Búrfell will provide you with a spectacular view of the area. You will see the National Park of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) where the Vikings set their parliament in 930. It's only 20 minutes to drive there from the summerhouse. Other places of interest are Lake Laugarvatn (25 minutes), Geysir (geothermal area with geyser, 45 minutes), Gullfoss (Iceland's finest waterfall, 50 minutes) -- all part of Iceland's famous Golden Circle travel route. Outdoor public swimming pools with jacuzzi and water slides can be found in Minni-Borg (15 minutes), Selfoss (15 minutes), and Laugarvatn (25 minutes). On the way to Minni-Borg you pass Kerið, a volcanic crater with a lake in the bottom. The legend says that when the water sinks in Kerið, it rises in the lake on top of Búrfell. Reykjavík and Eyjafjallajökull are one hour by car.

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Rates & Availability

From £116 Per night

South Iceland Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£128
£745
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
£116
£672
 

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Amenities

South Iceland Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a newly installed shower. It has two doors, one to the living room an another one to the terrace and the hot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The single bed is a raised bed above the double bed.
  • The bigger bedroom has a large double bed and a big closet. For a cozy evening in bed there is a TV and DVD player on the wall opposite the the bed. The windows have blinds so there is no need to be kept awake by the sun during the summer nights. The smaller bedroom has one double room and a single bed above it. There is a smaller closet for clothes and the window have blinds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling

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