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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, danish

House By The Ocean / Beach

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Iceland House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps, Mountain and ocean views

A house by the ocean with sweeping views of the sea and to the mountains. The house is about 30-35 minutes drive from Reykjavík, in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea.

Three bedrooms;

two double beds: one double size/one king size

and one single bed. Linen included.

Fully equipped kitchen, a great dining area / living room, with spectacular view.

A nice bathroom with tub and shower.

There is a high-speed Wi-fi connection.

Outside the kitchen there is a cosy terrace where you can drink your morning coffee and enjoy the dawn.

Extremely wide birdlife; moorland birds, seabirds, ducks, geese, ravens, ptarmigan and occasionally you can see eagles and owls. In wintertime, in the right weather condition, you might see the northern lights dancing in the sky above the house.

In the surrounding area there is i.e. the waterfall Glymur (the highest waterfall of Iceland 196 m) Þingvellir National Park, horse rental, swimming pool and good opportunities for various hiking tours. There is quick accessibility to main roads and this is superb location for 'The golden circle' and more day trips to the south and west of Iceland.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jóna (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, danish

About Jóna

I am an artist, mother of two sons and a grandmother. I live in the house in Hvalfjörður and I also have my studio there.

I spend a lot of time in the capital area and I love the contrast between the city life and living in Hvalfjörður in all of it´s glory.

What fascinates me about this type of accommodation is that people get opportunity to stay in an icelandic home and get different experience for the country and its residents. The house is not always available for renting but when you stay, you have the whole house to yourself.

Why Jóna chose Iceland

The house is in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea with ever changing stunning view. Yet so close to the capital area with quick accessibility to main roads. It's a superb location for 'The golden circle' and more day trips to the south and west of Iceland.


based on 20 traveler reviews

House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Fargo, ND

Lovely and perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a week at the beginning of June. We came as a family with two teenagers and were all quite comfortable. It really was the best choice for us. The house is perfectly situated with incredible views. The kitchen is wonderful and very user friendly. We bought groceries nearby, which was reasonable.

At this time of year, there is near constant daylight, but the big gorgeous windows all have light blocking roller shades, which helped us rest. The beach out front is a great place to explore and see the local wildlife.

The owner is so nice and helpful. She gave us great suggestions on where to go in the area. We were not disappointed in following her up! We were very happy with the location of this property for exploring nearby Reykyavik, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Pingvellir National Park, and we even drove as far south as Vik to see the black sand beaches. Gorgeous!

You will not be disappointed in renting this house! The owner has taken great care to create a restful, artful (she makes beautiful pottery and mosaics!), and peaceful home. Such great energy! We really enjoyed our time there and loved visiting Iceland. So magical :)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un incroyable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison est idéale pour un séjour au calme , dans cette incroyable île qu'est l' Islande .

Le réveil face aux fjords est vraiment inoubliable.

Jona la propriétaire est très acceillante et pleine de bons conseils à suivre les yeux fermés

Merci encore Jona d'avoir contribué à ces moments.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashua, NH


  • 5 of 5

Everything, from the moment we arrived to the moment we had to leave, was amazing. The views from the kitchen/living area are mesmerizing. We had the privilege of seeing the northern lights from the house 3 nights! What a perfect home to have as a base for our exploration of the west coast. The kindness of the owner Jona made this trip so much sweeter! A place we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house could not have been a more perfect for us. We had just stayed at the Icehotel in Sweden and came to Iceland on a three day stopover. The views from Jona's home surpassed that which we experienced in Sweden. Out of our three nights there, we had the opportunity to see the Northern Lights on two of the nights. There is also an adorable little island you can walk out to, based on the tides. Convenient (about an hour) to the Blue Lagoon and our side-by-side tour of the southern coast. Jona's home was lovely and in excellent condition. We left wishing we had spent a week there and hope someday to be able to return.

If we could give Jona and her home more than five stars, without question we would.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stourbridge West Midlands England

Amazing house in superb location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough of this house and its location. A designer eco house with very stylish decor and immaculately clean. Open plan style and very spacious , it has a wonderful kitchen and living area , with incredible views . It is an amazing place to be in and is fully equipped with everything you need.The sea and mountains are straight in front of the house and are entirely your own. Sitting on the grassy dunes you can enjoy the great view and watch the fascinating birdlife with Oyster Catchers ,Fulmars ,Eider Ducks, Arctic Terns and many other species. It is an ever changing scene and at this time of year you can enjoy almost 24 hour daylight but which comes with amazing changes of light on the sea and mountains giving different colours and the most amazingly colourful sunsets and sunrises. .Jona is a very helpful and hospitable person . She made us feel extremely welcome and recommended restaurants shops and walking routes and places of interest. We had a wonderful stay here. It is and exceptional place to be in and I would whole heartedly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, enjoyable location in phantastic landscape

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this cosy place to everybody; especially families wanting to enjoy nature and landscapes at its best. Assuming weather might not be all that stable at Easter time, we decided for this spacious, well-equipped, and beautifully located house and have been very happy with our choice. On arrival we were delighted that the place was in reality even better than on the already promising photos. Everything was very neat and clean and we enjoyed the warm atmosphere that Jona, the lady renting this place, had created in her house. She supported us with great advice and we have been very thankful that she found us some toys for our boy. During the stay we enjoyed the great panoramic view on fjord and mountains, cooking in the well equipped open kitchen with professional gas-cooker, having breakfast and dinner at the large wooden table in front of the fireplace ... overall the atmosphere is lovely with lots of 'together-space' but also 'relax-places' for one to be on his/her own to read or just watch outside wildlife. Staying here, you are truly in nature without being cut-off; the house is well accessible from main roads and driving distance to shops, pharmacies, gas stations, etc. still reasonable. While weather offered lots of sunshine and snow we had the perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Reykjavík Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

West Iceland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Frá 1.júní 2016
May 29 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $109

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Iceland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • A nice bathroom with tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Three bedrooms; two double beds, one double size/one king size and one single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

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