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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

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 West

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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cosy Cottage with Large Wooden Deck and Mountain Views. Great Location
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews
Marblehead, MA, USA
5

Lovely house, location and owners!

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Spacious, clean and airy. The location is beautiful and the house has everything you may need. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are very glad you liked staying in our little cottage.
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5

Great location, cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

The view is splendide, just off route 1 , less than 45 min from the capital. Not far from golden circle. The owners are very friendly. This was our last stay and it will be kept at a great lasting experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We were very happy to have you as our guests too. Welcome back anytime!
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5

Cozy house with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. kitchen had all items needed to cook. Comfortable sitting area so we could visit. Beautiful knit by owner Icelandic sweaters available (need kronas which I lacked:( ) Would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! Hope to see you again :)
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Roswell, GA
5

Perfect cottage for our trip

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculate and well equipped. We loved the location and the view looking out to the lake. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are reallt happy you liked our cottage!
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage and view! The owners are so sweet and helpful! We loved our visit to Iceland!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so happy you liked staying in our cottage!
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5

Wonderful, cozy, and friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We truley enjoyed our stay! The cottage is very warm, cozy, and feels like home. It’s the perfect house to unwind too after a day full of adventures. There is plenty of space and it is very clean. We were sad to leave but enjoyed the cottage, the friendly owners, and beautiful view! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was great to have you as our guests and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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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.

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