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Cosy Cottage with Large Wooden Deck and Mountain Views. Great Location

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming 2 bedroom cottage. Secluded location yet only 40 min from Reykjavík

Our cottage is located in West Iceland which is a peaceful place in the countryside and only 40 min drive from Reykjavík City Centre.

This cottage was built by our family and is renovated to a high standard, ensuring excellent levels of comfort for our guests. You will find this beautiful cottage both spacious and comfortable.

The cottage has two bedrooms. 1 provides sleeping accommodation for 2 people, the other for 3. There is a wardrobe in each bedroom and every bed is brand new and of high quality. The bathroom has a nice shower. The kitchen and the living room are open plan, giving the cottage a bright and spacious feel. All common kitchen utensils are in the kitchen including a fridge, freezer, toaster and coffee maker for the convenience of our guests. In the living room there is a sofa, a TV and a beautiful old fashioned wood stove. The windows are large, allowing plenty of natural light to saturate the living space. These gorgeous windows provide a spectacular view as they are overlooking a lake, fjord and a circle of mountains.

The wooden deck outside the cottage is large so you can catch the sun all day and also enjoy the midnight sun in the summertime. Garden furniture is provided, six garden chairs and a table, also sofas and a little sofatable. We also have an outdoor gas grill our guests can use.

In a little shed next to the cottage there is a washing machine and during the summertime, guests can use it, laundry soap is provided.

The cottage is located on the edge of a little hill, overlooking lake Eiðisvatn, fjord Hvalfjörður and the spectacular mountains surrounding the fjord. A charming little garden surrounds the cottage and at the back of the house you will find a grove, consisting mainly of Icelandic birch trees.

Our daughter-in-law keeps her Icelandic horses just a short walk from the cottage and in the spring time you can see little foals with their mothers.

Although the view is wonderful, you can’t help but notice an aluminium plant a few kilometres away. This has never bothered us and we just love spending time in the cottage and the surrounding area. In fact, we like this place so much that we decided to build our own house next to the cottage. This means we are always on hand to help you should you need us!

More Details

Owner
Adda & Sigurjón
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Adda & Sigurjón

Our names are Adda and Sigurjón. We are from a little town called Akranes, not far away from the cottage. The land our cottage is build on has belonged to Sigurjón's family for generations so we have always had strong ties towards this beautiful place.

Adda & Sigurjón purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Adda & Sigurjón chose Iceland

Sigurjón's Aunt and her husband build a little shed where the cottage is now and started to plant trees all around it. The trees are now tall and pretty, giving precious shelter from winds.

As the time passed, previous owners were unable to visit their little piece of land, and in 1986, they passed it on to us, as we were looking for a place to build a little summerhouse for our family.

Right away we started building an extension to the shed and through the years we have extended and improved our cottage. But still you can see a part of the original little shed in the living room and kitchen area.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is ideally located for active people who want to enjoy the comfort of staying in one place, while being able to see various places of beautiful Icelandic nature, as well as being close to the city's culture.

Only one and a half kilometer away form highway 1, countless spectacular places can be visited.

Amenities

West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The bigger bedroom has two single beds. The smaller bedroom has one double bed and one loft bed. Each bedroom has a closet. All beds and linen are new and of good quality.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Cosy Cottage with Large Wooden Deck and Mountain Views. Great Location
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Very comfortable and cozy place.

  • 5 of 5

Tnank you very much for a lovely stay, we had everything we needed. Very clean and well organized.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the stay and your kind words!
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5

Very cosy and well equipped cottage with beautiful views across fjord.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen with nice touches like including tea towels, washing up liquid etc. The location was quiet with lovely views. The children enjoyed running around outside and watching the ponies in the field below.

The location was convenient for Borgannes, Into the Glacier trip at Husafell and did the Golden Circle from here.

We didn't meet the owners as they were on holiday themselves but we really aprreciated their attention to detail to make our stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable cottage in scenic location - great with kids

  • 5 of 5

Excellent spot for a family- we were here with kids age 6 and 8. Scenic views of gorgeous Icelandic mountains, lake, and horses. Hosts were extremely friendly and close by in case we needed anything. Location was great for Golden Circle drive, Reykjavik, Western Iceland, etc. Excellent!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love our mountain view too, it is truly beautiful. And we are also happy to tend to our guests, answer questions and provide assistance if needed. We are glad you enjoyd your stay!
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5

Very friendly owners, beautiful place!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Adda, Sigurjón and Jónella! Thank you so much for making us feel like we are visiting the family. You all are very nice! The cottage is wonderful and location is superb. The only downside was that we did not have enough time to really appreciate the cottage: traveled long hrs to see the wonders of Iceland. We are planning to come back in a year or so and will ask for your hospitality again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We do enjoy making our guests feel welcome. And we will of course be happy to have you back anytime to stay and relax in our little cottage.
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5

Beautiful view, cute and functional cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a fantastic home for us in Iceland, and our hosts were so welcoming! We made meals and there were plenty of tools and pots/pans. The beds were comfy and the bathroom was very functional. We were nice and warm and loved the view! We were there in May so it was light very late and the shades made the bedrooms plenty dark to be able to sleep. Were I to return to Iceland, I would absolutely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind review! We tey our best to make our guests feel comfortable so we are very happy when we are successful. Thank you for staying at our cottage, you are welcome back anytime!
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Borrego Springs
5

Cozy Cottage lives up to its name.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cozy Cottage. The view from the cottage was lovely; the furnishings were comfortable and in great condition; our hosts were very welcoming; and it was conveniently located to the sights we had planned to visit. We would definitely recommend the Cozy Cottage to others.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you lovely review! We also enjoyed having you as our guests, we are happy you had a pleasant stay at our cottage.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Keflavík (KEF)
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Akranes
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Akranes
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Akranes
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Akranes, Langisandur
Car: recommended

Our cottage is ideally located for active people who want to enjoy the comfort of staying in one place, while being able to see various places of beautiful Icelandic nature, as well as being close to the city's culture.

Easy to take day trips to various locations both in West and South Iceland.

It is a 50 min. drive to Þingvellir. Geysir and Gullfoss are 90 min. away, The Blue Lagoon is 70 min. drive and Snæfellsjökull glacier is 90 min. away. A day trip around Snæfellsnes-peninsula is really worth while and paying a visit to the little town Stykkishólmur is always a favourite.

The town Borgarnes is only 15 min away and the town Akranes is only 10 min away. There you will find all necessary services: Medical service, Supermarkets, Gas stations, Restaurants, Banks, Pharmacy, Liquor store, Museum, Golf Course, etc.There are many public pools with hot tubs in the area. Try the ones in Akranes and Borgarnes! Ideal to visit after a busy day of activity in this beautiful area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bed linen and towels are included.
Final cleaning is optional at 50 GBP.
VAT and tips are included in the above prices.

To reserve the property, guests are required to pay 1/3 of the total amount. Owner will give further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.