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#1 LOG COTTAGE, GEYSIR AREA, SPACIOUS, COZY HOT TUB, GREAT REVIEWS, BOOK NOW!

Kristin Gestsdottir

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kristin Gestsdottir

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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

South Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom Cottage Am Nature -Geothermal hot tub- Amazing private cottage

The cottage Engjagil 5, Helludalur, Geysir area is a new house, ca 100m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. The place Geysir is a 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, You are staying in the highlights of Iceland. This is the perfect place to stay in the midst of greatest natural attraction of Iceland, in the Golden Circle. You have the famous Geysir in 15 min walking distance and Gullfoss is also close by. Geysir is the ideal destination for today's tourist. You enjoy the nature, and are very close to many activities nearby the cottage. The volcano Eyjafjallajökull is one of the attractions in driving direction. The Hot Tub will be an important part of your stay at our special cottage. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal water. The Hot Tub is always with new natural water that is the without doubt the best in Iceland. Enjoy to sit in the hot tub after a walk on a glacier, enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. Don't hesitate to contact me. We are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/KG-Cottages/202679903234356 NOTICE THAT WE HAVE ALSO FOR RENT ANOTHER PROPERTY IN THE SAME AREA, EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE BUT WITH A SLIGHT DIFFERENT INTERIOR, THE PROPERTY is # 1004781,

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Kristin Gestsdottir (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Kristin Gestsdottir

Kristín is a chef and Bjarni is a carpenter, our 2 children, daughter in law and grandchild have enjoyed our dwelling at the cottage, in peace and tranquility, it is our wish that you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful surroundings in the valley Helludalur

Kristin Gestsdottir purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Kristin Gestsdottir chose South Iceland

Peaceful, spacious, a loft for the kids... they love there private place, the South of Iceland has so much to offer, beautiful landscape and historic places.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the simplicity of getting away from the city and just being in touch with the nature and the wonderful feeling of being all by ourselves for a while.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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#1 LOG COTTAGE, GEYSIR AREA, SPACIOUS, COZY HOT TUB, GREAT REVIEWS, BOOK NOW!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
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#1 LOG COTTAGE, GEYSIR AREA, SPACIOUS, COZY HOT TUB, GREAT REVIEWS, BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893491
+354 -8539390
South Iceland Iceland
5

Cosy yet luxurious-perfectly located for exploring

  • 5 of 5
Where to start! We saw the Northern Lights two of the three nights we were there, including from the hot tub and the sky light in the mezzanine room- that alone should be enough to convince you to book! The cottage is remote, there's no light pollution whatsoever and only a few other cottages nearby, it's close to Geysir though, and only a ten minute drive to Gulfoss, so you get the best of both worlds- remote, but not far to get to sites/attractions. We drove from the Blue Lagoon and it took just over two hours, with a stop for food at a Bonus we passed just outside of Reykjavik. We actually drove through Thingvellir National Park on the way, but returned the next day to explore properly- about 50 mins drive form the cottage. We also went to Seljalands, Eyjafjallajokull and Skogafoss (1hr to 1hr 30mins from the cottage), so the cottage really is in a prime location for exploring the Golden Circle and south Iceland.

The cottage itself is large, though there was only the two of us! I imagine the kitchen area would be a struggle for any more than a couple, it’s really not that large, but the dining and lounge area would comfortably seat six. The cottage has a really cosy feel to it and you feel at home straight away- totally relaxed, but with the added luxury of your own hot tub. Yes, it does take about three hours to fill, but you only have to do it once when you get there and it’s well worth the wait! We honestly didn’t want to leave! Kristin is also extremely helpful before and during the stay.

Only minor downsides were the wifi running out on our second day (we can’t imagine we reached the download limit, but hey, maybe we did!) and the radiators not getting that hot, even when on the highest settings. Although the temperature of the cottage was for the most part, comfortable, it was never ‘hot’ and things took a while to dry on the radiators. There were plenty of blankets to snuggle up under though! Worth noting we didn’t mention either of these things to Kristin at the time though, as they weren’t major issues and maybe solutions could have been provided if we had.

The only thing left to say is book this cottage!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review Lauren, what a treat that you saw the northern lights!! I am sorry the radiators do not get very hot, but there is also an electric radiator as well in the utility room, that you can use in the coldest period of the year. As we are in the countryside the internet is slow, it is through 3g. So sorry about that.
But we provide 5 gb, which is good for checking emails and getting information from various sites, horrible for streaming and browsing for a long time, then the gb´s go really fast. It is very easy to increase the limit, just call the number that is given at the cottage and they will charge from your credit card, 5 gb costs around, about 12 gbp. Thanks again for coming to Iceland, it was an honour to have you as our guests! Warm greetings from Iceland, Kristín and family.
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893491
+354 -8539390
South Iceland Iceland
Strengelbach, Aargau Switzerland
5

An absolute must! Stay here!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 4 days in April 2014. It was fantastic! You are truly in the middle of Golden Circle. Everything that is written in the description is true. My son (13) and daughter (20) loved it here. It is sparkling clean and well equipped. We especially loved the hot tub while it was snowing! You are very close to the famous geyser that erupts every few minutes. We even went in the evening after the official opening hours and enjoyed our time there alone.
Kristin is very easy to work with and everything went smoothly. I can heartily recommend this property. Thank you Kristin
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheri, for choosing our cottage for your Iceland adventure, I agree the hot tub is so nice, on a winters night to relax in the warm water while everything around you is ice-cold, gazing at the stars and hopefully the northern lights. Greetings to your lovely family, All the best, Kristín BJ and Maya
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#1 LOG COTTAGE, GEYSIR AREA, SPACIOUS, COZY HOT TUB, GREAT REVIEWS, BOOK NOW!
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+354 -8539390
South Iceland Iceland
Nantwich
5

Fabulous Cottage in an Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5
We had wanted to travel to Iceland for years and with hotels being so expensive we looked into renting a cottage.
When we found Kristen's cottage it looked to be the the perfect place, when we turned up it was even better than we imagined.
It's spacious, clean and well equiped.
The location has to be about the best in the country, you can see the steam from Geysir from the hot tub! And oh, the hot tub, magical at night looking for the northern lights.
Thanks Kristen, great to meet you and thanks for all your help
Pete
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pete, it was nice meeting you too! I am really glad that you liked the place.
Welcome back any time! Best wishes, Kristín
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#1 LOG COTTAGE, GEYSIR AREA, SPACIOUS, COZY HOT TUB, GREAT REVIEWS, BOOK NOW!
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South Iceland Iceland
5

A fantastic base to explore the Golden Circle

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is in a fantastic location for exploring the Golden Circle. We also managed an easy day trip into Reykjavik from the cottage. It was a great place to come back to after a day exploring.
We were a group of 5 adults but the cottage had lots of space and we didn't feel in top of it other. It was just as it was described in the details so there were no nasty surprises. The directions and advice on supermarkets etc that Kristin had sent us in advance were really useful.
The hot-tub was great - it did take a long time to fill but that just meant we had to think in advance. It was hard to leave at the end of the trip. I would happily recommend the property to any of my friends who were planning a trip to Iceland.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah and friends, Yes, I admit it takes a little bit long time to fill the hot tub, cause it is huge : ) I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, welcome back!
All the best to you all, Kristín and family
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South Iceland Iceland
5

Merveilleux séjour

  • 5 of 5
Séjour de rêve dans un chalet délicieux, moment hors du temps au beau milieu de la tourbe islandaise ! Calme assuré, nous étions comme seuls au monde...
Les lieux sont chaleureux et d'une propreté absolue.Le spa, un must ! Beaucoup de visites à faire dans les environs. Les geysers sont vraiment tout proches. Vive l'Islande !
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Roselyn, que vous êtes bonne à écrire cette critique, ce fut un plaisir pour moi d'avoir ces belles personnes de la France.

J'espère que vous pouvez revenir à rester avec nous, vous êtes les bienvenus !

Cordialement, Kristin


Thank you for a nice review, this is very helpful for our future guests, I hope you don't mind if I post it translated from Google translate.

Review # 8432244 "Wonderful Experience"

Dream holiday in a delightful cottage, timeless moment in the middle of the Icelandic peat! Very quiet, as we were alone in the world ... The place is warm and cleanliness absolue.Le spa, a must! Many visits to the surrounding area. The geysers are really very close. Cheers Iceland!
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#1 LOG COTTAGE, GEYSIR AREA, SPACIOUS, COZY HOT TUB, GREAT REVIEWS, BOOK NOW!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893491
+354 -8539390
South Iceland Iceland
5

An wonderful cosy cottage in an amazing country

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 3 nights in early May on a recommendation and just didn't want to leave this wonderful place. Its just around the corner from Geysir (2 minutes drive), so really well located for all the sights within the Golden circle, but really easy to escape the tour buses.

The property was clean and spacious with decent kitchen facilities and some basics (salt, sugar, tea, coffee, spices, oil) one can use. The beds were really soft and comfortable that I slept so well. There was plenty of room for lounging around, although we were only 2 people, it would be comfortable for 6. We didn't try the TV/DVD, but the wi-fi was fine for checking emails.

The highlight was the hot tub which was fantastic for relaxing in the evening. It takes a little while to fill but its well worth the wait. It didn't really get dark until midnight, so no Northern lights for us, but we were content to watch the birds flitting around in the twilight.

Kristin was really helpful in all correspondence. The directions to the cottage were perfect and plenty of advice on where to stock up for food and what to do and see.

I would highly recommend this cottage and we are very tempted to come back again.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mei See,

It was a pleasure having you and your friend as our guests, thank you for leaving the cottage so nice and tidy as well, I hope you have lovely memories from Iceland, welcome back any time.

All the best, Kristin, Bjarni and Maya

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Leif Eirikson
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hotel Geysir
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The cottage Engjagil 5 is a new house, ca 100m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. NOTICE THAT WE HAVE ALSO FOR RENT ANOTHER PROPERTY IN THE SAME AREA, EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE BUT WITH A SLIGHT DIFFERENT INTERIOR, THE PROPERTY # 1004781, The place Engjagil Helludalur, Geysir area is about a 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, You are staying in the highlights of Iceland. This is the perfect place to stay in the midst of greatest natural attraction of Iceland, in the Golden Circle. You have the famous Geysir in 15 min walking distance and Gullfoss is also close by. Geysir is the ideal destination for today's tourist. You enjoy the nature, and are very close to many activities nearby the cottage. The volcano Eyjafjallajökull is one of the attractions in driving direction. The Hot Tub will be an important part of your stay at our special cottage. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal water. The Hot Tub is always with new natural water that is the without doubt the best in Iceland. Enjoy to sit in the whirlpool after a walk on a glacier, enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. Don't hesitate to contact me.

NOTICE THAT WE HAVE ALSO FOR RENT ANOTHER PROPERTY IN THE SAME AREA, EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE BUT WITH A SLIGHT DIFFERENT INTERIOR, THE PROPERTY # 1004781,

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Rates & Availability

From £99 Per night

South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Sep 16 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
£99
£619
 
 
High season
May 16 2015 - Sep 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
£124
£760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£99
£620
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/laundry fee £55
Notes An extra fee will be charged for cleaning the cottage, of 55 GBP
Laundering of bedding and towels, and making it ready for the next visitor per person is 10 GBP
1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit and the balance 30 days before arrival.
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Amenities

South Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft, open area - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , From the loft you can look down on the first floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 is on the loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Only the Icelandic TV station RUV

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