A SUNNY, SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE SUMMERHOUSE NEAR THINGVELLIR

Birgir Sigdórsson

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

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A SUNNY, SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE SUMMERHOUSE NEAR THINGVELLIR

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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:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Birgir Sigdórsson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks french, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Travel with confidence
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4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p827012
+354 7714516
South Iceland Iceland
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
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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p827012
+354 7714516
South Iceland Iceland
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
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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p827012
+354 7714516
South Iceland Iceland
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
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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p827012
+354 7714516
South Iceland Iceland
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
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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
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+354 7714516
South Iceland Iceland
Lancashire uk
5

Extremely well equipped summer house

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week in Iceland and hope to return one day. The summer house was well located within driving distance of many of the major sights. The house was ideal for 4 people and was warm and very comfortable. The open plan nature made it ideal and the kitchen was very well equipped. The panoramic views were amazing and on the first day we climbed the hill behind the house. We did a long drive to the iceberg lagoon and stayed overnight in a hostel. It was well worth the long drive.
The owners were a pleasure to deal with and answered all our questions promptly . They were helpful with suggestions of car hire and other useful websites. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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A Sunny, Spacious And Comfortable Summerhouse Near Thingvellir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p827012
+354 7714516
South Iceland Iceland
5

A perfect place to stay and explore South Iceland

  • 5 of 5
The booking process was made very easy by Starkaður and his family. Clear instructions and directions were provided and pick up of the keys was from their Keflavik home just 10 minutes drive from the airport.

HIre of a decent 4x4 vehicle is advisable and it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to get there. We went by the less obvious route via Grindavik along the 427 coast road to Selfoss which is a beautiful drive and seems to be along a new road not mentioned in maps and guide books.

The house is easy to find and in a fantastic setting below the Burfell Mountain with outstanding views all round. Everything you could possibly need is provided and there is a very homely feel to the place. Lots of personal items around that make you feel like house guests rather than holiday makers.

All the well known sights such as Thingvellir, Gulfoss, Geysir etc are close by, and it was also handy for a visit to Reykjavik where we drove for an evening concert.

This was our second visit to Iceland, a short one this time primarily for the concert visit, but we would highly recommend this summer house for any length of holiday and you can be assured that the owner and his family will make you very welcome!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport (Iceland International Airport)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Ringroad (number 1)
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Several in the town of Selfoss
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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Availability & Rates

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South Iceland Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
May 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
£128
£745
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
£128
£745
 
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£128
£745
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£116
£672
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning £49
Notes £150 deposit via PayPal to confirm the reservation. The rest is due upon arrival.
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Amenities

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
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Video Library
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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