NO.1 IN ICELAND-A TRIP TO THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, A COTTAGE IN THE MIDST-COSY HOT TUB

Kristin Gestsdottir

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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NO.1 IN ICELAND-A TRIP TO THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, A COTTAGE IN THE MIDST-COSY HOT TUB

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

The cottage Geysir 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, in the south-west. 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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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Kristin Gestsdottir

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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No.1 in Iceland-A trip to the Golden circle, a cottage in the midst-cosy hot tub
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
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No.1 in Iceland-A trip to the Golden circle, a cottage in the midst-cosy hot tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893491
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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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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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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
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5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
Had a fantastic stay at the cottage at the end of March 2014.

Didnt meet the owners but they have been fantastic in communications from the beginning so helped us with everything we needed :-)

We were easily able to explore the Geyser area, with it being so close we also went back at night once the crowds had died down to give it a better viewing. Also Gulfoss is withina 10 minute drive which is fantastic.

We were there for 4 nights and sat in the hot tub every nights with a few beers and wines watiing for the Northern Lights to appear, and we were treated to a display for about an hour one night which was fantastic :-)

Overall i would highly recomenned to stay here and if iw as to visit Iceland again, i would book this cottage again.

Thank you.

Ryan, Sarah, Lee and Nerissa. Preston - England
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ryan, Sarah, Lee and Narissa,
Thank you for the nice comment, I am sure it will be helpful for future guests, I really hope you can visit us again, in the summer perhaps?

All the best to you all and God bless, Kristin and Bjarni
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5

COZY, PRETTY COTTAGE IN EXCELLENT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 4 nights at the beginning of January 2014. We had a wonderful time exploring during the day and soaking in the hot-tub at night, where we saw lots of shooting stars. We were SO lucky to see a fabulous display of the Northern Lights on our first night there.
At this time of year the days are very short, and as you have to drive very carefully on icy roads, you can't fit as much in as you can at other times of year. This was more than made up for by the most amazing sky-scapes of pinks and gold all day. Geysir, Gullfoss, Pingvellir and the bleak landscapes are all more majestic than in summer under these marvellous skies.
We also enjoyed a day in Reykjavik including a visit to the Blue Lagoon in the late afternoon/evening.
The cottage was very well equipped, and we were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few herbs, spices and cooking ingredients left by previous guests.
The beds were very comfy with good quality mattresses, though the single sheets on double beds took some getting used to! We liked having a single duvet each on the double beds!
There were a good range of music CDs available, and also basic wi-fi (OK for emails and checking the aurora forecast, but too slow for streaming etc). There were some DVDs, but we didn't look at these.
Some lovely coffee table books of Iceland had been left out for us, too.
The cottage was clean, tidy and very well presented.
Kristin was very helpful answering my questions by email - especially about shopping etc as we were arriving on New Years Day (a bank holiday).
I would definitely recommend this cottage and will book again ourselves if we decide to holiday in the same area (though I think we will probably stay in the North next time, having had 2 holidays, now, in South Iceland).
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear Clare for posting this review, it will be helpful for coming guests, thank you for leaving the cottage so nice and tidy, welcome back, in the summer it is beautiful here too.
It was great that you got to see the Northern Lights, thats a bonus!!
Best wishes, Kristin, Bjarni and family
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4

EXCELLENT LODGE, FANTASTIC LOCATION, GREAT WEEK!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in this cottage from 01st-08th Dec 2013 and had an amazing week. The lodge was very clean, well furnished and in an excellent location right in the heart of the Golden Circle which made it great for day trips in the local area. Kristin, the owner, was always very accommodating in answering any questions before and during our stay. It was great to witness the northern lights from the comfort of the lodge, rather than having to go out on organised tours etc. The lodge is located in a quiet valley next to Geysir which feels very isolated and gives it a cosy feel.

We experienced some extreme weather during our stay, including rain, snow, hail, sun and freezing temperatures, down to -22c at times which was apparently the coldest temperature in 20 years around the Geysir area. Unfortunately, this meant the lodge was uncomfortably cold inside on the extremely cold days although I understand this freak Arctic blast is very uncommon for such a prolonged period of time. However, on days where the temperature was more normal (-5c) the lodge was a comfortable temperature.

The hot tub was excellent and great to wind down in after a long day exploring the local area, and if you're lucky you may even see the northern lights while sat in it.

During our stay, we visited Reykjavik, Thingvellir, Geysir, Gulfoss and other lesser known waterfalls in the local area, all of which were easily drivable for day trips. The freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall made us very thankful we had been upgraded to a 4x4 vehicle with studded tyres, as we would've struggled a bit in a normal FWD car especially as the small track to and from the lodge was only driven on by us, so for winter weather I'd recommend a 4WD vehicle to reach the lodge comfortably. We also made a trip to the spectacular Jökulsárlón ice lagoon which is around an 8 hour round trip, but definitely worth the drive!

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at this cottage and Kristin's local knowledge and help made it that little bit better, we would definitely stay here again.

Sam (UK) + Sanne (Netherlands)
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Leif Eirikson
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hotel Geysir
Car: recommended

The cottage Geysir 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 Geysir is ca 1 hour drive away from the city Reykjavik, in the south-west. 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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South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
May 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
£124
£760
 
 
Low season
Sep 16 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
£99
From
£124
Fri,Sat,Sun
£619
 

Additional information about rental rates

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
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
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:
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • caves
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Only the Icelandic TV station RUV
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