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Herdís Biering

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

A Fully Modernized Two-Bedroom Log Cabin

25 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, holliday home with all modern appliences

This summerhouse was built in 2005 and is 65 square meters. It has two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom has double bed. In the living room is a sleeping sofa for two. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary tools, a good fridge and a dishwasher. A big flat TV screen and is in the living room. The bathroom has a very good shower. There is also a hot tub to use after a long travelling day, ideal for relaxing.

The house has a wide terrace from where you can enjoy the panorama Mountain View while preparing the BBQ.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Herdís Biering (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Herdís Biering

In 2010 when we bought this beautiful summerhouse. At that time it was fairly new and the interiour almost ready, but outdors remained lots of work to be done. Since then we have invested our time in building a new veranda, installing the hot tub and preparing a good playground. Now when everyting is in pristine condition we want to share this wonderful log cabin with others.

Herdís Biering purchased this cottage in 2010

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

A Fully Modernized Two-Bedroom Log Cabin
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Fantastic. I cannot stress how beautiful this cabin is and the location

  • 5 of 5

So we stayed at the above location mid March. We was lucky enough to have lovely weather during the day but cloudy at night (so no northern lights :-( ). From the moment we drove up to the cabin it felt perfeft. Built all of wood with under floor heating throughout. It was warm and cozy with a lovely decking area all the way around to take in all of the spectacular view. All the little nic-naks scattered around really did give it the personal touch and made it feel more like a home than just a empty chalet.

It was located in a really good location so we could get round the golden circle in a day and although not close to the city and blue lagoon it was not an issue as the drive through the mountains was breath taking.

Sigurbjörn met us on the main road and guided us to the cabin the first time. He was so helpful and was available throughout our stay if we needed any help or advice. The "hot pot" or hot tub was a lovely touch at the end of the day. Just before the end of the holiday I even proposed to my now fiancé in the cabin. We will definitely be returning in the next few years.

Thank you

Matt and Carm

Essex

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice words Matthew . I'm very glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage, and enjoy a hot pot and heat in the house, we are so lucky to be able to heat the house with geothermal energy and is so easy for us to have a hot tub .. I hope that you have to be able to come back later, Great to hear that you proposed your girlfriend and get 'yes' I knows of two other men who have done that same in the cottage and both get 'Yes' so that it is now 3 - 0 :).
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5

une excellente adresse en pleine nature et proche du cercle d'Or

  • 5 of 5

Le chalet de Sigurbjörn est idéalement situé pour visiter le cercle d'Or. Il est très cosy et toute la famille s'y est parfaitement plu. L'endroit est superbe, en pleine nature et malgré tout, proche des commodités et des grands sites touristiques du cercle d'Or. Il ne manque rien à l'intérieur (draps, serviettes, petite épicerie...) et nous n'avons eu aucun souci en arrivant tard le soir, un dimanche de surcroit, de nuit donc et juste après la tempête de neige... Le propriétaire nous attendait au carrefour avant et nous a conduit jusqu'au chalet où il faisait si bon.... Sigurbjörn est très gentil, patient (quand comme nous on ne parle pas très bien anglais !) et surtout prévenant. Il est disponible, attentionné.... Nous avons bien profité de cet endroit, du jacuzzi également bien chaud alors que la terrasse autour est toute enneigée... Nos trois enfants se sont régalés, il y a des jeux, des DVD... Nous avons apprécié la propreté et l'équipement de ce logement.

Nous ne pouvons que recommander ce chalet et son très gentil propriétaire !

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately I do not understand French, but my friend Google translate helped me with it, and as you have enjoyed your stay in the cottage and been happy with my device, I am pleased and thank you for that positive words regarding your stay. I hope that I will see you again later.
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5

Fantastic property and stay

  • 5 of 5

Very good communication from sigurbjorn from day one. Always happy to help with anything I asked, and was always pleasant. Upon arrival, the hot tub was filled up which was very nice to going on straight away. Everything needed is at the cabin and was immaculately clean. Once we knew the area, the cabin was very easy to get to. Couldn't have asked for much more and will be definitely hoping to come back later this year or next. Would highly recommend this property to anyone thinking of going to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice words Nathan. I'm verry glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage, and enjoy a hot pot and heat in the house, we are so lucky to be able to heat the house with geothermal energy and is so easy for us to have a hot tub .. I hope that you have to be able to come back later.
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5

Magical White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas and we had the most amazing time. Location of the cabin is perfect. It's so close to all the places you could want to visit in the golden circle. In fact, Kerid (volcanic crater) is literally across the road! There are shops 10 mins up the road in Selfoss which is actually quite a big town. It's very easy to get to from the airport too, and SJ met us on the corner of the neighbourhood to show us to the cabin. The cabin itself is just so cosy, and in addition has everything you could need (we even managed to cook our roast duck Christmas dinner). The photos on the website don't do it justice, it is bigger in reality. The hot tub is a great addition for us Brits who aren't used to relaxing outside under the stars! We stayed here for six nights, and we were very sad to leave. I can't recommend it highly enough and the owner too who is so kind and helpful, and who really goes out of his way to make sure you are ok--such a lovely guy. If you get the chance to stay here then you definitely should! I know we would go back given half a chance. We hope to go back in the summer so we can see more of this beautiful country.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always gratifying to read such a comment, then do you know we're doing something right, and encourages us to try to do even better. Great thanks for that Sam and always welcome back.
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5

Trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful. We had no problems with directions and it was everything promised plus more. Owner was very helpful planning trip as well. Plan on going back in spring or summer and will certainly stay here again. Absolutely wonderful.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy that you have liked the stay in our house. It would be my pleasure to be the host you again next summer or any time you like.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at that cottage. It was so comfortable, clean und well equipped with everything you need. We also loved the hot tube that we enjoyed every evening.

The location is also great. Many sights are less then one hour drive away.

Sigurbjörn was really kind and helpful. He also speaks english very good so communication is no problem as well.

We totally recommend this holiday home.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful for this good reviews I've been getting, that tell me I'm doing right, and I am determined to continue to do so the next guests will also have to enjoy it.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Keflavik airport (KEF)
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Selfoss
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Landeyjahofn
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ondverdanes / Kidaberg
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Þrastalundur (somertime) Selfoss 12 km(all year )
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Car: necessary

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (60 away from Reykjavik and 15 min. away from Selfoss town)

The cabin is located a short distance from all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Beautiful waterfall Gullfoss (The Golden waterfall) and the world famous geothermal site of the spouting hot spring Geysir and the National park Thingvellir, Kerid, a volcanic crater is within a walking distance. Solheimar, eccovillage, Laugarvatn Village and Spa Fontana where you can take a bath in the wonderful geothermal hot water. Skalholt a historical site, where history of Iceland was made for centuries. Waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss are around 1-1.5 hours drive away as is the glacier outlet Solheimajokull where is the possibility of glacier hiking with special glacier guides is always at hand. Thorsmork valley with endless possibility for longer and shorter hikes (4x4 necessary). The Vestman Islands are a true paradise for birdwatchers with the biggest population of puffins in the world as well as being the historic site for the volcanic eruption of 1973 when the eruption stared on the outskirts of the 5000 population town. To reach the islands you take the ferryboat from Landeyjarhofn, the sail only takes around 40 minutes. Thjorsardalur is a valley where one of the highest waterfalls in the country lies, named Haifoss. Jokulsárlon, glacier lagoon is around four-five hours drive away.

In direction north and north west you will find Hraunfossar (the lava waterfalls), Deildartunguhver, the geothermal hot spring with the most amount of running hot water per second in the world. Historic site Reykholt is in that area as well, but historian Snorri Sturluson lived there in the 13th century. The world famous Blue Lagoon is located on Reykjanes peninsula 20 minutes from the international airport and around 85 minutes away for the cabin. The location of the cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, the capital.

The cabin is located in a small summer house area, and the closest village is Selfoss, with approximately around 15 minutes drive away. There you will find all necessary services: Medical service, Supermarkets, Gas stations, Restaurants, Banks, Pharmacy, Liquor store, Museum, Golf Course, etc.

The cabin is equipped with a hot tub. The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small hot tubs for children a play area and a swimming area, and geothermal hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. It is also only a half an hour drive to Reykjadalur, from the cabin, where there are hot springs and warm rivers, making the place perfect for outdoor bathing.

There's only ten minutes drive to Öndverdanes Golf Club which is open for everybody and a very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg, and Minniborg also has horse riding, mini-golf, and a small grocery shop. Kidjaberg Golf Club also has a little restaurant.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself. Hvítá River is also very popular for rafting.

There is prolific bird-life in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over the area. It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super Jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Car: necessary

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South Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$897
$3,810
 

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Refundable damage deposit $134
Cleaning fee $56

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Amenities

Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with a shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two bedrooms one with king size bed and the other with queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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