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PERFECT LOCATION - LUXURY COTTAGE - STUNNING VIEW

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms with stunning Mountain and Sea View - New Cottage

This new wonderful luxury Cottage is located in Hvalfjordur (Whale Bay), the most beautiful bay in Iceland. It is one of the most pristine bays with beautiful mountain surrounds, with cliffs that drop directly into the bay and some beaches. Only 30 min. drive to Reykjavik so you can enjoy the city live and the icelandic nature at the same time.

The cottage itself boasts two stories. On the first floor are two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room and bathroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has a queen size bed. The Patio has an unspoiled view overlooking the bay, and to the mountains. The third bedroom is located on the second floor and has two big single beds. Also on the second floor is the TV room with lots of DVD´s and TV episodes. There is also a balcony on the second floor with a breathtaking view overlooking the Sea and the Mountains. Nice patio is outside with garden furnitures.

The bay Hvalfjordur has a lot to see and explore. The waterfall Glymur is the highest waterfall in Iceland and is located at the bottom of the bay. Explore historical places and ruins from WW2 or take a leisurely hike along one of the many hiking trails in this breathtaking area.

Excellent sightseeing in the vicinity can easily be done with day trips to the following:

- Reykjavík

- Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Skálholt.

- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógar Waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier, Vik.

- Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárslón Glacier Lagoon.

- Westmann Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)

- Mt. Hekla

- Blue Lagoon and much more.

More Details

Owner
Jakob Kristjansson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Amenities

Capital Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom with King size bed One bedroom with Queen size bed One Bedroom with two single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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PERFECT LOCATION - LUXURY COTTAGE - STUNNING VIEW
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The purpose of our trip was to try and fulfill a long time wish of my wife to see the " Northern Lights". My wish was for peace and quiet. Both wishes filled by the bucket load.

We didn't arrive till late in the evening after the worst snow for many years and with the northern lights buzzing all around I was pleased to get into the warmth of our home for the next week. Next morning wow we were not disappointed what a view, surround sound vision.

Snow covered mountains all around with ice blue fjord water to add more beauty. The home for the week did not disappoint in any way Jacob , the owner, had covered everything you could want even down to binoculars to bring the views closer.

The whole stay could not have been better we enjoyed our first visit to Iceland and would thoroughly recommend both the country and this property.

Many thanks to Jacob, the country and their people for making it the most memorable vacation ever.

Best wishes

Paul and Jean

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul & Jean. We are so glad you liked your stay. Thank you also for takong good care of our house. Everything was perfect. :-) Best wishes. Jakob & Elsa.
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Nashville, TN
5

Perfect Trip

  • 5 of 5

Jakob was an incredible considerate host, helping with directions and insuring everything went well. My mid-20's children travel all over and when we saw Jakob's charming cottage they immediately wanted to go visit Iceland. The trip was fantastic with plenty of places near the house. Everyone is looking forward to a Spring/Summer trip back. Thank you "Uncle" Jakob for your kindness.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a great pleasure to host your kids. Great guests they were! So glad they had a good time. Best wishes :-) Jakob
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5

Amazing house amazon location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week staying over Christmas in Jakob and Elsa’s house. The location was about as good as it’s get if you are after views and privacy. The house has everything you need and is so warm and cosy with such cold temperatures outside. When we arrived Jakob and Elsa had put up a Christmas tree and decorations for our children which was such a nice touch to our stay. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights which were right over the house, so no need for tours and standing out in the cold for hours on end. If you want to experience all of what Iceland has to offer then you won’t find a better location. Nearly forgot to mention the beds - possibly the most comfortable we have ever had went renting a holiday home. Will hopefully return one day

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning View, Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place away from town but still within easy driving distance, and this was perfect. We did day trips all over the area, from Vik all the way up to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and on nights when the weather cooperated, the entire valley was lit up with the Northern Lights. The kitchen had everything we needed, although the lack of a freezer took us by surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Janell. This spring we plan to add a bigger fridge with a freezer. Best wishes Jakob & Elsa
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Charlotte, NC
5

Great home near Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a wonderful location with beautiful views out the windows. The house was clean, comfortable, and well equipped. We stayed in late October and the house was warm and cozy. We enjoyed day trips to the south, north and east, and Reykjavik was about 40 minutes away. We would definitely return to this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely home with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the perfect place to come home to every night

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Reykjavík
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Kaffi Kjós
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Kaffi Kjós
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Just outside
Car: necessary

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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
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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