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Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage - New 2014

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely, Spacious 100 m2. 2 Bedrooms & Loft. Sleeps 6 Plus. Geothermal Hot Tub

Geysir Valley Cottage is perfectly located on the world famous Golden Circle route. It is nestled in a beautiful secluded nature valley at the edge of the amazing highland wilderness with its mountains and glaciers. A beautiful river runs through the valley. It's an easy 15 minute walk around the mountain to the Geysir Hot Spring and Geothermal area, with its great restaurants, shops, golf and hotel.

The warm and spacious Geysir Valley Cottage is ideal for summer or winter stays. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, a large sleeping loft open to the living room, bathroom w/shower and a fully equipped kitchen w/dishwasher. There is a cozy geothermal hot tub on the outdoor deck. It can easily sleep 6 people with available bedding for even larger groups.

It's an accessible 75 minute drive from Reykjavik, right on the Golden Circle route. You will be conveniently close to all the greatest natural attractions including the beautiful and historical Thingvellir (30 minute drive) and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall (10 minute drive) as well as the Geysir area (15 minutes walk) and the edge of the Highland Wilderness (only a 15 minute drive (starting just above Gullfoss).

Other SW Iceland attractions are all within short reach of easy day trips, including the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic islands, numerous waterfalls, hiking areas, pony treks, river rafting and glacier trips.

A number of trips and activities, such as the snowmobile trips to the Langjökull glacier can be booked and leave from the nearby Geysir or Gullfoss tourist centres.

The valley itself and the surrounding area is a wonderland of mountains, woodlands and rivers , great for hiking.

A luxurious soaking in the geothermal hot tub is a must after your days of sightseeing... In spring and summer the bright and magical nights are filled with birdsong and sounds of the rivers in the valley, and in the dark of winter, the stars and the Northern lights will twinkle and dance above your head.

There are grocery shops in the nearby towns of Reykholt, Flúðir, and Laugarvatn (12-30 minute drives) and some basic necessities (i.e. milk, beverages, snacks) at the Geysir shop around the corner.

More Details

Property Manager
Ragnheidur
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Ragnheidur

My name is Ragnheidur Oskarsdottir. I live in Reykjavik with my husband and children and grandkids.

My summers as a kid (and since!) were spent in the great outdoors of Iceland, hiking and fly-fishing.

Feel free to contact me about anything I can help you with related to your stay.

Ragnheidur purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Ragnheidur chose Iceland

My family had a cottage in this part of the country when I was a kid. It's a fantastic area with all the varieties of nature and close to some of my favourite spots in Iceland.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is comfortable and warm. It is heated with water from a local geothermal drilling hole which is owned by the farmer up in the valley.

It has lots of room, it's accessible in the wintertime and has great views. You can even see the tip of Hekla volcano towards the south-east. The perfect place to unwind.

Amenities

West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Open sleeping loft - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Top Iceland Location - Walk To Geysir - Lovely Spacious Cottage - New 2014
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Euless, TX
5

Fantastic Getaway with Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our "home away from home." We stayed here for our honeymoon. The hot tub was unfortunately out of service at the last moment, but the owners were really accomodating to our needs, and made it worth the while. We loved it. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place for a true Iceland Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in this cottage, quite literally walking distance from the Geysir. Owners were incredibly accommodating and always available if we had questions. Highly recommend this place to anyone - we did day trips to Vik and Grindavik, as well as stops around the Golden Circle and it was the perfect location. Thanks again for having us!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Welcome back:)
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Minneapolis, MN
4

Very cute home

  • 4 of 5

This home is adorable! The kitchen provides most everything you might need. If you plan to. She anything, you'll need to grab an aluminum pan from the grocery store. The bedrooms are great size but be specific about how many you plan to use, they assumed my mom and I were a couple (I selected 2 adults) and they only dressed one of the beds with no extra sheets in the house. The location is great for the geysir and falls and not too far from reykjavik, about 45 minutes.

The owner was quick to respond to questions but never offered to bring extra sheets so what you see is what you get. We're the location more central to the golden circle I would consider staying again, but might choose something further south or closer to Reykjavik next time.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ruhige Lage - idealer Ausgangspunkt

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt in einem idyllischen kleinen Tal nahe dem berühmten Geysir und seinem aktiveren Nachbar Strokkur, beides absolute Highlights jeder Islandreise.

Auch für Touren ins Hochland (Kerligarfjell und Hvervellir) ist Geysir Valley ein idealer Ausgangspunkt.

Die Hütte ist sauber und bestens ausgestattet. Ein Bad im hauseigenen Heißwasser-Pool inmitten herrlicher Natur bietet ein unvergessliches Erlebnis.

Die Unterkunft kann uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great House, great owners and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We went from mid to the end of April and had a wonderful stay. The house is spaceous and comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped (and well stocked), so that we could have cooked a meal the first night, even if we wouldn't have bought anything from the supermarkt beforehand.

The owners were very patient, helpful and quick to respond, whenever we had questions.

The road to the cottage was easily driveable with a small rental 2WD car (VW Polo), as long as you were driving careful (as you should anyway an all gravel roads in Iceland), so no problem there :)

In short: An absolutely wonderful cottage in a beautiful country. Would stay there again any time without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, it was great having you stay... Welcome back!
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5

Wonderful Location and Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. Owners were very accommodating, the cottage is very nice and clean, and the surrounding area is gorgeous. We would definitely stay here again.

Our trip was in mid-March and the road in to the cottage from the main road definitely required a 4x4 due to snow. It's fairly straight, but doesn't seem to get plowed.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and the nice review...Welcome back :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
145 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Kilometres
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Geysir
Car: recommended

The Geysir Valley Cottage is perfectly located on the magnificent Golden Circle route. It is nestled in a beautiful secluded nature valley right at the edge of the amazing highland wilderness with its mountains and glaciers. A beautiful river runs through the valley. It's an easy 15 minute walk to the Geysir Hot Spring and Geothermal area, with its restaurants, shops, golf and hotel. A car is recommended for exploring the numerous sites and activities in the area. In winter a 4 wheel drive car is usually necessary.

The warm and spacious Geysir Valley Cottage is a 75 minute drive from Reykjavik, right on the Golden Circle route. You will be conveniently close to all the greatest natural attractions of South Iceland. Thingvellir is only a 30 minute drive and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall only 10 minutes away. The Geysir geothermal area is literally around the corner, only a 15 minute walk and the edge of the Highland Wilderness just a 15 minute drive starting just above Gullfoss.

Other South Iceland attractions are all within short reach of easy day trips, including glacier trips, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Vestmannaeyjar volcanic islands, numerous waterfalls, hiking areas, pony treks, and river rafting.

A number of trips and activities, such as the snowmobile trips to the Langjökull glacier can be booked and leave from the nearby Geysir or Gullfoss tourist centres.

The valley itself and the surrounding area, with its mountains, woodlands and rivers is also great for hiking.

After a day of sightseeing dip right into a relaxing geothermal hot tub... in spring and summer when the bright and magical still nights are filled with birdsong and sounds of the rivers in the valley, or in the dark of winter, when the stars and the Northern lights twinkle and dance above your head.

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Rates & Availability

West Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season/winter 2017
Jan 9 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$161
From
$178
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,188
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High season/summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$199
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$161
From
$172
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $97
Cleaning & laundry $92

Extra cleaning and laundry fee is €85
Booking deposit is 1/3 of the rental fee. The balance is required 15 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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