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Sven Strumann

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german

Modern holiday house up to 10 people, in south Iceland in a beautiful location

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Modern holiday house up to 10 people, Hot Tub, South - Iceland

Our modern and comfortable holiday home Stekkholt is located near the town of Selfoss in southern Iceland. It is an ideal holiday home for Iceland travelers and offers even large families (or even 2 families) with up to 10 people enough space.

The house has 4 bedrooms, one of which is a large master bedroom, a desk and a walk-in closet has a large double bed with 213cm length. The middle two bedrooms are furnished with a double bed and wardrobe. The fourth bedroom has a bunk bed 3, which has in the lower level with a double bed and in the upper level with a single bed and a wardrobe.

All beds have been purchased in the spring of 2013 and the double beds are comfortable box spring

All bedroom windows are fitted with light-proof curtains and guarantee in the period from May to mid-August, where there is light around the clock, sleep.

The sofa in the TV area, an additional bedroom for one person.

The well equipped kitchen is spacious and can be held by means of the 4 Cooking zone ceramic hob and the oven to cook excellent. The large fridge with freezer, water dispenser and stowed Eiswürferlbereiter also a major shopping.

The supermarkets in Selfoss have a good offer and best price by Icelandic standards.

For washing the dishwasher makes and running hot water thanks to the hot springs from which our house is supplied always present.

Microwave, coffee maker, kettle and toaster are also available in the kitchen.

The spacious and bright living / dining room has been refurbished in Spring 2013 and offers a large dining table that has ample space for 10 people, large and comfortable sofas.

The living room has a beautiful view of the mountain Ingólfsfjall.

The TV area has a comfortable sofa bed and a large flat-screen TV with satellite reception that will benefit ARD and ZDF also offers numerous other German and English channels, and a Blu-ray player equipped. A selection of DVDs, especially for children, is available.

Thereby is ensured even in the event of bad weather fun and enjoyable.

For kids, we also have some toys in the house.

The house has two bathrooms, both equipped with a shower and toilet.

The large main bathroom is reached by a door to the terrace for hot pot.

The hot tub (hot pot) is operated with geothermally heated 38 ° C hot water and can accommodate 8-10 people. A bath in the warm water, especially in cold winter nights, when the northern lights dancing in the sky, an indescribable experience.

The large and partially covered terrace with garden furniture and a gas grill.

The supermarkets offer a wide selection of grilled meats, sausages, and grilled potatoes in many variations.

For our younger guests we can provide a cot and a highchair available.

In the garden there is a large playground with a trampoline in the bottom inset and a soccer goal. A basketball hoop in the summer of 2016 we will be available.

The garage is not accessible and not part of the rental agreement.

On the 10ha large to house gehörendem land are most of the time the horses. If you are interested we can organize a riding tour or a horse riding lesson will be happy.

In our house you can have it go really well. It is the perfect starting point for day trips to attractions such as the Golden Circle with the world famous Strokkur Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir and Laugarvatn the crater Kerid.

The south coast with attractions such as the Þórsmörk, the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey, the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull is literally right outside the front door.

From the house you have a beautiful view of the mountain Ingólfsfjall and the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull are also in sight.

To Reykjavík, there are only 60 km to the International Airport Keflavik than 102 km away.

After Selfoss there are 4.5 km. There are good restaurants and cafes, supermarkets (Bónus, Krónan net) and numerous shops, petrol stations and garages, swimming pool with water slide, hotel and guest houses, a campsite, a hospital and several doctors.

Selfoss is incorrectly listed on different maps as Sveitarfélagið Árborg.

It is just off the ring road no. 1 and is connected with several bus lines Reykjavík, Vik and surrounding towns connected.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sven Strumann (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Modern holiday house up to 10 people, in south Iceland in a beautiful location
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Outstanding Home Base to Explore Iceland!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 appreciated this home for our stay in Iceland. We used it as home base for day trips around the Golden Triangle and to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Our excursions to Skaftafell National Park and Snæfellsnes peninsula were full summer day trips but returning to a comfortable home made it worth the drive.

The home is immaculate, well-equipped, and well-organized. The bedrooms are large enough to give privacy and come with good storage/closets; the beds are comfortable; and the bathrooms are impressive. Our boys enjoyed playing chess and Monopoly while we prepared dinner. We were happy to enjoy the hot pot on our final evening in Iceland.

We would be happy to stay in this home again should our travels ever have us return to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Contempory house with wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Although we had some difficult time to get to the house in the beginning not knowing what's around it in the dark, we had a wonderful time staying there! Glad that we rented a 4x4 SUV, there's no problem driving on the icy road leading to the house. The house is beautiful, well equipped with gorgeous gadgets. It has so many windows which let us admire the fabulous Northern Lights even staying inside. We can also see beautiful sunrise from the house. The owner Sven was very responsive and he was kind to let us check out 1 hour late. We would definitely want to go back there if we visit Iceland again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Star Property - Everything you need..AND MORE!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many lodges around the world and it is safe to say that Sven is offering that BIG bit extra, the house is very tastefully decorated, immaculate and modern with plenty of kitchen utensil's for your party dinners!

There was 10 of us visiting for 4 nights to see what the country had to offer and we were more than impressed from day 1!

Beds are all modern, feel like new, 110% clean and comfy!

Showers are spacious and are a good size for large bookings

Lounge area is lovely, big comfy sofa's and then another big dining table for the dinners you will enjoy!

And then there is the hot tub, not your traditional Scottish hot tub's with bubbles and jets etc, more of a 'hot pot', but nevertheless a very enjoyable experience! I spent 3 out of 4 of my nights in here until the early hours! :-)

Selfoss itself was a nice little town - we used the supermarket to stock up on food, drinks etc and found it to be very reasonable!

We also ventured down to the Thai restaurant one evening too, this was enjoyable!!

Sven, I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this beautiful house. We had 9 adults and 1 child staying here and there was plenty of room for everyone! The owner was quick to respond with any questions we had once we arrived. It was a great location to be able to hit all of the Golden Circle sights, plus Reykjavic. Definitely one of the best vacations I've ever had.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house, best vacation we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

This summer my husband and I spent our best vacation ever (and we travel a lot) in Iceland, at a beautiful house, Ferienhaus Stekkholt, that we rented through Sven Strumann of German company Kria Tours. For this trip, to celebrate our tenth anniversary, we did extensive research into various vacation home rentals around Iceland, and we loved Stekkholt right away, we knew we had to rent it (before anyone else booked it!!). We couldn't have made a better choice, the house is gorgeous, brand new, modern, equipped above and beyond what you need, and in the perfect location. Some specifics:

Location - Near Selfoss (on Google maps as Arborg), about 45 minutes from Reykjavik, and less than ten minutes to the coast. From here you are close to the "Golden Circle", Thingvellir National Park with the Althing, the famous Gullfoss waterfalls, the Kerith crater, Landmannalaugar, and Thorsmork (rent an SUV for the last two, it's required. We just got an SUV for two days, and a regular car for the rest of the time). The house has two neighbors, but we never saw any, and everywhere in front and behind the house was just open space, beautiful nature. There are horses the live next door that you can pet every day, and a beautiful Icelandic bird guided us up and down the driveway, flying ahead of our car, every time we left or returned.

The house itself - Brand new. Literally, brand new. Stekkholt looked like we were the first renters (July 2013). Top of the line, eco-friendly yet efficient, appliances, thoroughly stocked kitchen, huge 3D TV with blu-ray player, an enormous hot tub that you can fill and drain at the push of a button (!!), two large bathrooms, a huge amount of closet space in the master bedroom (we didn't use the other three bedrooms because it was the two of us), nice interior design, lots and lots of large windows with spectacular views of the landscape, and comfortable leather couches. The beds were very comfortable, with fluffy down blankets and pillows. Note that you are required to take off your shoes in the house, so bring some slippers or something. We're not huge fans of taking off shoes indoors, but after seeing all the mud we tracked into the hallway from hiking, we were glad we kept the house nice and clean, shoe-free.

We wrote a much longer review, but it doesn't fit here. It's on the Stekkholt Facebook page though if you'd like to read it! We give Ferienhaus Stekkholt our highest recommendation, this was our favorite vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five star accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Every thing about this accommodation was perfect, including the location with its great views, and Sven is a wonderful host.

The house itself is fantastic, just like the pictures, and is finished to an extremely high standard and fitted out with top quality appliances, utensils and furniture. The beds are comfortable and plenty of towels and nice bed linen supplied. As a bonus, there is a large hot tub on the patio that is excellent for relaxing after a hard day exploring the sights. If this were a hotel it would certainly deserve a five star rating.

Sven made everything about our holiday incredibly easy by responding to all correspondence about the let promptly and sending simple to follow instructions on how to get to the house. Once we arrived Sven was good enough to take the time to offer lots of personal advice and local knowledge about the house, local amenities and tourist attractions and he has also put together a very comprehensive and easy to understand manual about how all the the appliances, TV, hot tub, heating etc. work. I just wish I could be so well organised!

The location is quiet, being about half a kilometre from the road, but is still conveniently close to the local supermarkets in and around Selfoss. It is also very conveniently placed for joining the main route 1, which makes it an ideal base for exploring southern Iceland.

Overall I can not thank Sven enough for allowing us the pleasure of the use of his beautiful home and for being such a friendly and helpful host.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We hope that we welcome you again as our guests.
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Nearest Airport
102 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
77 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golfplatz Selfoss
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Surf & Turf
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In our house you can have it go really well. It is the perfect starting point for day trips to attractions such as the Golden Circle with the world famous Strokkur Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir and Laugarvatn the crater Kerid.

The south coast with attractions such as the Þórsmörk, the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey, the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull is literally right outside the front door.

From the house you have a beautiful view of the mountain Ingolfsfjall and the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull are also in sight.


Rates & Availability

South House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Hauptsaison 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nebensaison 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Vorsaison 2017
Jan 6 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $225
Tax Rate 11.0%

Die Endreinigung in Höhe von 150,-€ muss in Bar Vorort in Euro oder Isländischen Kronen gezahlt werden

Absolute no smoking in the House.
The House may not be entered with Street-shoes.
Garbage must be separated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 159 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a walk-in closet. The bed is 213 cm long.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Airfare, car rentals and excursions can be organized. We Iceland tour operator and let you enjoy benefit from our experience. Riding tours or introductory sessions we can arrange for you.

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