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Cozy countryside cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2 in an open loft. 1 bathroom

Charming cottage in a cozy and peaceful area. Perfect for an adventurous holiday in the Icelandic countryside. Thirty min. from the capital plus nearby access routes to the beautiful south and south west. Doing the well known Golden Circle is perfect from the cottage with Thingvellir 30 min. away on the same route. Icelands highest waterfall Glymur in Hvalfjordur and the beautiful hiking trail leading to it is not far.

The entire Hvalfjordur area is beautiful and magnificent in its own right and worth enjoying. The cottage sleeps 2 with a double bed in an upstairs loft.

More Details

Property Manager
Siggi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Amenities

Capital Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Loft with a double bed.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Cozy countryside cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Peaceful Haven - in the midst of natural wonders, perfect hosts, convenient to sites

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, privacy, nature, perfect hosts - we love to cook and eat, watch birds, do easy hiking and take photos. The cottage gave as a perfect space for all of these. The space is/has:

- very private and quiet, seems isolated once on the property, but access to grocery stores and routes to sites were within 20 minutes' driving time

- stunning view - we were there in April before leaves appeared so we saw snow-covered mountains every day

- perfect hosts - gave us plenty of information before arrival so we did not need to be met and shown around - procedures were made familiar before our arrival and all worked as expected upon arrival; hosts were available and responsive to questions by e-mail

- numerous maps and a hiking guide for the local area

- clean as a whistle, room in kitchen drawers for our groceries, and yet has some basics stocked (salt, sugar, coffee, coffee filters, pepper)

- well-stocked with equipment - portable oven for baking and roasting, slice toaster, large contact grill, electric water cooker, 2-plate electric hob, electric coffee brewer, freezer compartment in refrigerator, teapot, cooking pots with lids and a skillet, well-maintained wood stove with grate and screen, well-heated space, good water pressure, utility room with brooms, vacuum, extra blankets, guest slippers, rain jacket, everything one needs

- most convenient shopping for us was in Mossfellsbaer - Kronan grocery market, local bakery and Vinbudin for wines all within a short walk of each other. Also - recycle bottles and plastics in parking lot public bins at Kronan. Touring company extremeisland.is which operates Golden Circle Tours (and other tours) had a pickup at Hotel Laxnes in Mossfellsbaer

- as any good cook knows - bring your own "good" knives. Other than that, we found everything in the kitchen we needed to cook memorable meals with local, fresh ingredients

- local sites within 2 hours - Golden Circle tour of crater, waterfalls, geysers; high plateau and views of glaciers, Akranes lighthouse and tide pools, Bogarnes, Snaefellsnes peninsula with birds, waterfalls, beaches, lava fields, Hraunfoss, Children's waterfall, "The CAVE" a show cave and Sturtshellir and unguided lava cave - keep driving on the gravel road beyond Husafel for some gorgeous view of glacier and horse farms, even if not visiting the caves, national park where early parliament sat and where two geological plates meet and create spectacular landscape

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A beautiful cottage in amazing surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Siggi's cottage for a week in March and had a wonderful time. The cottage is in a stunning location, it feels really secluded but is still on a 40 minute drive to Reykjavik. It's also ideally placed to drive onto the Golden Circle, which we did on a few days.

Inside the cottage everything is clean and decorated to a high standard and is perfect for two people. It's really warm and cosy and was so nice to come back to after a day spent exploring Iceland. Siggi was a great host and was really responsive whenever we had a question to ask.

The only slight negative we had was that we had to deal with quite a lot of flies during our time there. Siggi provided us with a repellent spray, but we were still dealing with around 5-10 flies a day with a handheld vacuum. It might just be the time of year we were there though.

I would also mention that the internet access is limited, so if you're planning on bringing a tablet or other device to stream stuff during the evenings (there isn't a TV) then this wouldn't be possible. It's absolutely fine for just browsing the internet/checking emails though.

Overall, we'd highly recommend Siggi's cottage and would definitely consider it a place to stay if we visit Iceland again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Cosy cottage with incredible scenery.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was small and cosy, perfect for two people. We used the fireplace, saw the northern lights and couldn't get enough of the scenery.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

I hate to say this, because it will make it harder to find this place available again, but, in the interest of fairness, I have to say that this was the nicest home I have stayed in. The area, the layout, everything about the home was fantastic. The Host was the most helpful I have run across. We were snowed in and loved every minute of it. When the sky cleared we were able to drive through some incredibly breath taking scenery.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal place for a trip to Iceland

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything you need and is in a great location. Can sleep 4 comfortably, but we just had 2 and used the bed in the upstairs loft.

Only drawback might be that it's far away from restaurant and grocery store options, but as we quickly learned most things far from grocery stores and restaurants in Iceland because there isn't much in terms of food options outside of Reykjavik.

Be aware too, that there is a gate you have to undo to open and close each time when leaving. Wasn't and big issue, for me, but it might be difficult for some.

Also, some rentals in Iceland charge per mile for overages, so look into this location and think about how far you'll be driving to see what you want to see.

All that said, those are important items to note, but they're minor vs how great and affordable this place is. Pick up some groceries and use the kithen, which is fully equipped and will save a bunch on food.

Plus Siggi is one of the best owners to work with, so do your research to make sure the location works, and if it does than I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Peaceful location and beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owner was amazing to work with and extremely helpful and responsive. We stayed for 3 nights in mid October. It was a perfect location to return to every night. Nice to have a comfortable place to call home when traveling and we loved having the fireplace in the evenings. It was a beautiful and quiet location and was perfect for taking day trips to southern and western Iceland, including into Reykjavik. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Keflavik International
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Snack, fast food and drinks. Closes winter
Car: necessary

The Hvalfjordur fjord is one of the most attractive and magnificent big fjords in Iceland and very close to the capital. From the cottage you can go further west as well as taking the route to the magnificent south cost. It is a 30 min.drive to Reykjavik as well as a 30 min. drive to Thingvellir and from there further south. Doing The Golden Circle from the cottage is the thing to do.

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Rates & Availability

Capital Region Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$136
$877
 
 
Winter
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$121
$779
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$136
$877
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$136
$887
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$153
$993
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 6 2019
2 night minimum stay
$153
$993
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$136
$877
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry $87.16
Firewood $27.24

Firewood is scarce in Iceland and mostly bought in garden stores. We offer firebricks for sale at cost both 2hr and 4 hr bricks.
Four hour bricks Eur 7.- or Icelandic kr. 1000.- and 2 hr bricks Ikr 500.- Real chopped firewood in a large sack is now included in the extras.

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