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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland

33 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Stokkseyri House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Situated in a quiet, seaside village, in southern Iceland. Stokkseyri is an ideal base to explore glaciers, geysers, volcanoes and waterfalls while having the comfort of a home to come back to. In front of the house, just across the street is a stunning, black sandy beach where the North Atlantic meets the coast of Iceland. Behind the house is a freshwater pond and wetlands populated with birds.

The property offers 3 double bedrooms, a living-room, an open plan kitchen and dining room with a picturesque, panoramic view of glaciers, mountains, and farmland. The family-friendly house is tastefully decorated, cozy and comfortable with all modern amenities including WiFi, microwave, and cable television.

One of Iceland's best lobster restaurants is within walking distance, the local swimming pool is just few blocks away, and there is a range of golf courses close by. A larger town with a full range of services is within a 10 minute drive.

Excellent sightseeing in the vicinity.

Day trips could include:

- Reykjavík

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

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

- Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárslón Glacier Lagoon.

- Snowmobling on Myrdalsjökull Glacier.

- Westmann Islands

- Mt. Hekla

- Blue Lagoon

Distances

60 minutes from Keflavik.

40 minutes from Reykjavik.

50 minutes from Geysir.

30 minutes from Hella.

20 minutes from Hveragerdi.

10 minutes from Selfoss.

10 minutes from Thorlakshofn.

Keywords: House, Iceland, seaside, beach, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

My name is Kristin. I grew up in Iceland but live in London with my husband and two children. This is a family second home. My parents live in Iceland.

The Owner purchased this house in 1990

Why The Owner chose Iceland

This has been a family second home for the last 21 years. It was my grandmother who found the house. As a teenager she had worked in a neighboring village, Hveragerdi, where she met and fell in love with my grandfather. Of all the villages in southern Iceland this had always been her favorite; close to the sea, with views of the glaciers, mountains and farmland and close to her roots, a farm by Mt. Hekla. For the last 15 years, my parents have used the house as a weekend recluse from 'busy' Reykjavik. They like to take long walks, bicycle and play lots of golf. For them it's very convenient, only 40 minutes from Reykjavik, a big supermarket in the neighboring town, nice restaurants and a wide selection of great golf courses.

What makes this house unique

It's also been a favorite destination for their eight grandchildren - the older ones play football in the backyard, go horseback riding, fishing and kayaking. The younger grandchildren spend lots of time on the beach and in the local swimming pool, just a few blocks away. Since having my own children, 2 and 6, and trying to travel in Iceland with friends with children I realized that, accommodation-wise, Iceland is not very family friendly. It's virtually impossible to get adjoining rooms. I also realized what an excellent base this was for our friends from abroad to see some of the major sites that Iceland has to offer. Not to mention activities. Iceland is spectacular. We are all very excited to share with you a country, and a home, that has given us all great pleasure.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Lovely House With Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This cozy house was the perfect home-base to explore Iceland for our week of travels. The house itself is very spacious, clean, and well appointed, with beautiful furnishings, and comfy beds. Kristen was extremely helpful and welcoming, and upon our arrival, sat down with us and went through various maps to help us plan our travels for the week. She was also kind enough to leave fresh baking from the local bakery. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, including walking along the beach, which was right across the street. The village of Stokkseyri itself is a pleasantly quiet and quaint little village, which can easily be explored on foot. Selfoss is only a short 10 minute drive away, which makes getting groceries an easy adventure, with the house being well-equipped to prepare and cook meals as well. This house is the perfect spot for those who are looking to get off the beaten path, and we highly recommend this lovely home to those visiting Iceland.

P.S. The liquor store (Vinbudin) closes at 6, and is completely closed on Sundays! We found that one out the hard way!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this lovey home and especially our host, Kristen. With her assistance, we were able to plan the perfect trip to Iceland for our family. The home was beautiful, clean and in the perfect location for exploring and day trips. She thought of everything and went the extra mile to make our 7 year old daughter feel at home too. Thank you so much for helping us to have the vacation of a lifetime! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 Adults and 3 Teenagers) had a lovely 8 day stay at the house. We were warmly welcomed by Frida, including a lovely cake and bread, and provided with an abundance of details, including maps, guides and suggestions, on what to do in Iceland.

We enjoyed hiking, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanos, horse riding, bathing in numerous hot pools, the ferry to the Westman Islands and the walk up Edfell, and our visit to Reykjavik.

The house and its location is precisely as described in the owner's details.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great home away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, with two teens, spent four wonderful nights at this property. The home is situated in a quiet town away from the tour buses and summer crowds. The location is perfect for exploring the southern part of Iceland. The major attractions of the Golden Circle, Vik, and Reykjavik are all just about an hour away so you can use this home as a great base of operations. The grocery store is only a 15 min drive so cooking at home was easy.

When we arrived, we were met by Kristin's sister and brother-in-law. They were both so very nice and went out of their way to give us an overview of the property and give us suggestions about things to do for day trips. They even helped us with logistics as we wanted to attend a local football match in Reykjavik one night. The home also has several binders of information and maps to help you plan the perfect stay.

The property itself was excellent. It was spacious and clean and we felt that the pictures on the website accurately reflect the property. The kitchen had everything we needed and even had some staples like coffee, sugar, spices, etc. that we could use. We usually cooked dinners on the grill with the beautiful views of the ocean and volcanoes in the distance.

Our family has fond memories of our time here and we highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Iceland.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house, great location, best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to the US after an incredible week of touring the South and Southeast of Iceland. This cottage is lovely and has everything you could possibly need. Frida, the owner's mother, greeted us on arrival and had the pantry and fridge stocked with staples and a lovely tray of cake and breads for us. Not only that, but she spent time reviewing maps and familiarizing us with the local area and beyond. There are maps, books, and all of the comforts you would need to make your stay pleasant. The location is just perfect! A quick walk across the street to the beautiful black sand beach on the Atlantic, a lovely trail to run/walk or bike on, tons of wildlife within walking distance - horses, birds, sheep, a lagoon to kayak on, the local pool, & the best lobster restaurant a short walk away! The entire area is charming and scenic. A short drive to the grocery store and restaurants in nearby Selfoss - which we drove through to get to many of our destinations during the trip. The town is a great starting point to so many wonderful places and made day trips easy. A scenic hour drive from the airport and short 45 mins into the city. Kristin communicates all necessary information and helpful tips to make the most out of your time. She even provides binders of each area that are well stocked with attractions, brochures, and directions. We slept well in our comfy bed, had great views out the windows, & had not a care in the world during our stay. The long days allowed us to leave early after fabulous coffee and go all day - 12-13 hours at times, and return to the comforts of home. Could not ask for a better experience. We cannot wait to return and bring our children to see the beauty of Iceland. We were truly amazed by the landscape, the people, and the scenery...it is beyond your expectations. The kindest and friendliest people everywhere! Thank you Kristin and Frida for being so hospitable and for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well stocked house (coffee, breakfast cereal, milk, starter pack of Skyr (yogurt), laundry and bathroom supplies, and more!). Lots of maps, books, and travel info in house. Kristen and Frida provide a wealth of local knowledge and recommendations. House is across street from Atlantic Ocean and is within driving distance to sights, city, horse riding, etc. Iceland roads are easy to navigate, uncrowded and safe. People are very helpful and speak English.

Highly recommend Kalfholt stable for riding Icelandic horses which are smooth tolting and fun! Also Fontana Spa for hot tubbing and dinner buffet on way back from Golden Circle sights.

Email Kristin for directions since vrbo map got us to town but not precisely to house.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

3 minute walk to local swimming pool.

Sandy beach perfect for walks, birdwatching and building sandcastles just across the street.

Excellent horseback riding tours on a farm nearby.

You can kayak inland on fresh water ponds and creeks or on the open ocean in front of the house. See http://en.kajak.is/

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Rates & Availability

Stokkseyri House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$260
$1,490
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,290
 
 
Summer 2017
May 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
$1,490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90

25% upon booking, the remainder one month prior to arrival

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Amenities

Stokkseyri House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Toys, games, library including non-fiction literature in English on Iceland.

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