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Cosy cottage for the small family - the whale fjord - a 7 -% - House

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Small cozy cottage with large veranda and fantastic views

This cozy 51 square meters large cottage for 2-3 people located on the south coast of the scenic Hvalfjordur (Whale fjord) and thus only 45 minutes away from the capital Reykjavik. "Villa Artists look" is the direct neighbor's house our "Villa Fjord view".

This slightly smaller cottage is just a few meters from the shore of the fjord, surrounded by an enchanting backdrop of mountains and sea. A large sheltered veranda makes it possible to enjoy the magnificent view in nice weather outside.

The apartment is divided into a cozy and lovingly decorated open living and dining with integrated kitchen, two bedrooms and a small bathroom with shower. This home is perfect for two to three guests.

The kitchen is very well equipped with dishwasher, many appliances and utensils, so cooking is fun even on vacation. You have the option of washing machine and dryer to use free of charge together with the neighboring house 'Villa Fjord view ". These are located in a separate utility room at the "Villa Fjord view".

NEW from 2017! During the months of May to September you also have the option to use an on-site vehicle after consultation free of charge! Further details regarding the vehicle follow!

NEW now! Free HOTSPOT Access! Free wireless HOTSPOT!

Our tip:

Since the two houses just a few steps from each other away, even two families traveling together can spend your holiday here. Explore the surrounding area on group excursions or round off the evening barbecue in a large group the day.

Our response: the 7% Home

We offer a discount of 7% when the following conditions are met:

1. Booking 6 months in advance and a minimum stay of 14 nights.

. 2 You are a "repeater" and want to book a holiday home by us one more time.

. 3 They come on the recommendation of one of our guests who have already stayed in one of our homes.

Simultaneously book at least two houses with a minimum stay of seven days (eg. B. Go with friends / family on holiday together and book the adjacent houses "Villa fjord" and "Villa Artist View" or "Villa Seeblick") receive a discount of 10 € per day and booking.

Have I piqued your interest for your first or even repeated Iceland vacation in small or in large groups?

!! For more information and a 360 ° view can be found on our website www. fjord view. de. Of course you can also start from there a direct request via e-mail or telephone. Free and non-binding ;-)

More Details

Owner
Dominik Weil
Member since: 2015
Speaks: german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
93 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Akranes
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Kaffi Kjós nur in den Sommermonaten
Car: necessary

This cozy little cottage is located about 45 minutes' drive from the capital Reykjavik on the south coast of the scenic Hvalfjordur (Whale fjord). From here you can take many excursions:

An example would be the reconnaissance trip of 30 km long Walfjords, which will then be your home address. Either you take a walk with sturdy shoes to the highest waterfall (Glymur) or visit the Hallgrímskirkja in Saurbær that you can recognize from "Villa Artists look" on the opposite bank. But alone the wonderful sight of the mountains and the sea, which, whether in winter or summer ever appear in a new light and color, a round trip are worth. You may visit the village then simply Borgarnes, Hraunfossar ("lava" waterfall) Barnafossar ("children" Waterfall) or Deildartunguhver (richest source of hot water).

Another day trip to Thingvellir National Park is also possible to learn something of the history of Iceland and the island geology, marvel at and following the fountain of known geyser called Strokkur and the gigantic Gullfoss- waterfall.

Even the South is to achieve still good from here. One possibility would be a day trip to the famous waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss at the foot of the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier which brought global air transport in 2010, with its ash cloud disrupted.

In any case you should visit Iceland's capital Reykjavík. This bustling city with its cozy restaurants, bars, cafes, quaint fish restaurants at the harbor, the many museums, art and attractions invites sure a often.

Your shopping is done best in the town, 30 minutes away Mosfellsbær. There are next to several supermarkets, a bakery, fishmonger, bank, post office, pharmacy, restaurants and cafes. The perfect end to the day offers also the swimming pool Lagafellslaug. With several Geothermalbecken, slides and saunas, the small and the great will certainly need their delight. But see for yourself!

Welcome to "Villa Artists look"

Amenities

Mosfellsbær Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Freier limitierter Internet HOTSPOT-Zugang vorhanden (max. Datenvolumen 500 MB pro Tag). Tages-Datenvolumen nicht geeignet zum Streamen v. Musik/Film
  • Free limited Internet Hotspot (maximum 500 MB per day). Not usable for streaming music and films!
  • Ein Handtuch- und Bettwäschepaket pro Person inklusive!
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • small bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 king
    - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The anglers among my guests are welcome to use the provided fishing equipment for a fishing trip on the fjord.

Reviews

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Cosy cottage for the small family - the whale fjord - a 7 -% - House
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
5

Fantastic location, lovely accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Spectacular view. Relaxing environment. Remote. We did it in October, so it was great for contemplation. Finding the exact turn off spot from highway 47 and then navigating the dirt access road down to your "driveway" feels like a bit of an adventure at first (and I'm glad we did not have to attempt it in the pitch-dark that first time) but once you get the hang of things, its all A-OK. We miss the place already -- especially the fresh air. If you're interested in getting a feel for the real Iceland, then do it.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not the experience we expected- I wish I could give it no stars, but it makes me click at least one

  • 1 of 5

We were really disappointed with our stay. In fact, there was a rodent issue and hot water problems, so we had to find another place to rent in the city. I e-mailed the owner to ask for a refund for 4 nights because of these issues and there still hasn't been any reply. It was definitely not a pleasant experience for us.

Also, I made the mistake of not reading all of the information that was sent to me in German. Huge mistake on my part! It would've taken me a long time to translate it. So, when we got there we found out that there was only 1500 MB of internet usage per day. I found this out the hard way because I didn't translate those German documents. So, if you're American and want to rent this place, I highly recommend translating everything in English before deciding to rent this place. There's only 1 TV station and I guess because it's so remote the satellite is spotty and sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. We had planned on watching Netflix, but 1500 MB of internet doesn't go far when you stream movies. Also, the owner said there was a DVD player. We didn't see/find one. There are games, but they are all in German.

It is a very remote place. The road to get here is difficult when it snows even if you have 4WD. When it is snowy and windy it is very drafty and cold in the cabin. Snow blew in under the doors and air seeped in around all the windows in the cabin.

Also, there's no freezer. We didn't know this because it said refrigerator and I assumed there would be a freezer. We went to the grocery store after our flight got in and before we drove to the rental. So, I was surprised that there was no freezer. Just an FYI before you buy freezer goods.

The owner offered to set a trap for the big mouse we found in the cabin the 2nd morning we were there. It was in our bedroom in the corner beside my bed. My husband tried to catch it, but it ran into the kitchen. It chewed a huge hole in my slipper. I had to clean up mice poop under the cabinet with the pots and pans. There was also a large amount of mice poop under the sink. I decided it wasn't sanitary for my family and I and we found a rental apartment in the city and left. I was so excited to visit Iceland and this experience was definitely not the best.

I e-mailed the owner that we were leaving on Monday after we found the mouse and other mice poop and he never sent a reply. I am really disappointed, but am glad my family and I were lucky to find another place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear readers, I write my comment in German because this is my communication language as indicated on fewo-direkt/homeaway/vrbo. Schade, dass Familie S. die Villa Künstlerblick mit null Sternen bewerten wollte. Dabei erhielten die Gäste von uns drei Monate vor Anreise 16 Seiten detaillierte Infos in deutsch, die man problemlos binnen Sekunden von Google übersetzen lassen kann. Darin waren unter anderem ausführlich beschrieben: - der Kühlschrank - 500 MB kostenloses tägliches Internetvolumen - der eine TV-Kanal - der DVD-Player, der im TV eingebaut ist (ergänzend nannte ich übrigens sogar den Kunden den Gerätetyp auf Anfrage schriftlich) - die besonderen isländischen Wetter- und Straßenbedingungen, speziell im Winter Ich finde es sehr enttäuschend, wenn Gäste unsere mit großem Aufwand und viel Herzblut zusammen gestellten vielfältigen Infos (einschließlich einem Kilogramm Prospekte/Landkarten/Stadtpläne/Flyer, die jeder Gast von uns kostenlos zugeschickt bekommt) ignorieren und uns anschließend die Schuld in die Schuhe schieben wollen. Und ich denke, 140 Liter warmes Wasser sollten zum Duschen von drei Personen eigentlich genügen. Nichtsdestrotrotz habe ich mich am ersten Weihnachtsfeiertag (!) intensiv darum gekümmert und dazu sogar meinen isländischen Kontakt aktiviert, dem Weihnachtsmäuschen die Freiheit zu schenken. Dies haben die Gäste (entgegen ihrer Mitwirkungspflicht) abgelehnt und sind stattdessen ausgezogen, ohne den ausstehenden Restbetrag sowie das Saubermach-Wäschewasch-Entgelt zu begleichen. Da dies bislang auch noch nicht geschehen ist, bestand kein Anlass, auf die unberechtigen Forderungen der Gäste einzugehen. Mein Fazit: Ich freue mich riesig auf unsere zukünftigen Gäste, die den herben Charme dieses phantastischen Landes zu schätzen wissen und mit der Villa Künstlberlick als Domizil ein Kleinod mit einem atemberaubenden Ausblick und der intensiven Betreuung ihres Besitzer-/Verwalterteams gefunden haben. "Þetta reddast"
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wirklich ein künstlerblick

  • 4 of 5

gemütliches ferienhaus mit guter ausstattung; der blick aus dem wohnzimmer und von der terasse ist genial. und wenn man glück hat, sieht man nordlichter über dem fjord...

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 5 nights on the Whale Fjord staying at this cosy, well-appointed cottage. The whole experience of booking with Dominik and Anke was lovely - they were really helpful and informative throughout. For example, we received a massive pile of maps, brochures and information from Dominik through the post several weeks before our trip - this was perfect to help us plan, and Dominik's recommendations were very helpful (we went on the "Into the Glacier" tour he recommended - this was fantastic and we would recommend to anyone).

The cottage itself is beautifully situated close to the water's edge with stunning panoramic views. It is warm, quiet, well-equipped and comfortable - in short, the perfect place to while away the winter nights. We stayed during a heavy snow storm and strong winds and we were still able to sleep well.

One thing to note if you are travelling in the winter - a 4x4 is essential as the driveway to the cottage is covered with deep snow!

The only criticism we could make is that the cottage is not very easy to find the first time you look for it, and the only directions available were in German. We would suggest providing the GPS co-ordinates of the cottage, and directions in English, to guests that request them.

Overall, we would recommend the cottage to anyone looking for somewhere quiet and beautiful to stay - away from the city, but still close enough to all the main attractions (you can easily do the Golden Circle from where the cottage is located, and even the Blue Lagoon is only an hour or so away).

Thank you Dominik and Anke!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr idyllisch !!!

  • 4 of 5

Einfach, klein, hübsch.

Alles drin und dran !

Guter Service im Vorfeld, währenddessen und danach.

Super Blick aufs Fjord.

Empfehlung !!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Grandiose Lage und super Infrastruktur

  • 5 of 5

Wir leben nun seit Mitte Januar in der Villa Künstlerblick und werden uns in zwei Wochen am 31. März von diesem so schönen Ort verabschieden müssen.

Die Betreuung von Dominik und Anke war vor und während des Aufenthaltes absolut perfekt. Ganz herzlichen Dank dafür!!!!

Wer den Charme eines Holzhauses mag und sich nicht satt sehen kann an der grossartigen Natur des Walfjordes, ist hier absolut bestens aufgehoben. Der Ausblick von dem Wohnzimmer/Küche (die übrigens bestens ausgestattet ist und keine Wünsche offen lässt!!) ist schlichtweg atemberaubend schön.

Mit einem nochmaligen herzlichen

Takk fyrir

Ruth und Heinz

Schweiz

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung** $188.41

** Die Endreinigung&Wäschewaschpauschale von 160 Euro ist in Isländischen Kronen = 20.000,00 ISK erst vor Ort zu zahlen! Nähere Informationen hierzu erteilt der Vermieter!

Der Mindestaufenthalt beträgt 5 Nächte.
Hinweis: Vom 18. Dezember bis zum 8. Januar gilt ein Mindestaufenthalt von sieben Tagen. Mietwechsel am 24./25./26./31. Dezember sowie am 1. Januar sind leider nicht möglich.

Bitte fragen Sie die genauen Stornobedingungen beim Vermieter an!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund