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House By The Ocean / Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps, Mountain and ocean views

A house by the ocean with sweeping views of the sea and to the mountains. It's about 30-35 minutes drive from Reykjavík, in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea. Yet so close to the capital area.

Three bedrooms with 3 beds;

one double size bed/

one king size bed and one single bed, 4 sleeps. Linen included.

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

A nice bathroom with tub and a shower.

Free Wi-Fi.

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

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 Kjósarhreppur

The house is in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea with ever changing stunning view. It's 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. In the right weather condition it's a perfect location to view the Northern Lights dansing above the house.


Kjósarhreppur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • A nice bathroom with tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Three bedrooms; one bed double size/one bed king size and one single bed. 4 sleeps.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • 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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House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

A beautiful home in a spectacular location with amazing views from every window

  • 5 of 5

Jona was very responsive and thorough in her communication prior to our arrival. She was very helpful with suggestions on things to do in the area. We loved the hike from Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsness peninsula and the amazing Glymur waterfall hike which is about 30 minutes drive from her house. I would also recommend visiting the cave or lava tube past Husafell and the wonderful new spa called Krauma near Reykholt. There are many great attractions in the Western region of Iceland that are accessible from this location. You can also access the Golden Circle very easily if you like.

I would also reiterate that the pictures on the website don't do justice to the beauty of this region. We were fortunate to have many sunny days the week we were visiting. In early August although the sunset was after 10pm, there was still light in the sky well past midnight. It also became quite windy on two days. You need to be prepared for all weather conditions. I would also recommend stopping at Mosfellsbaer and do all of your shopping for food and supplies before you arrive. The closest restaurant is 25 minutes from the house. Finally, make sure you buy your alcohol at the duty free shop at the airport. It will cost much less than any of the state liquor stores.

I highly recommend staying at this lovely home to get a real feel for Iceland. If you are independent and would like to explore on your own, this home is a great base for discovering Western Iceland.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, California

Possibly the most beautiful place I've ever seen!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing! Waking up to this view made every day exciting. The location was far enough from other houses and the city to be a relaxing and natural spot, but close enough to have access to food, gas, and main highways.

Jóna has created an amazing space in an amazing location. Everything in the house was even better than the photos would suggest. When I had questions leading up to our visit, Jóna was responsive and helpful, all the way down to our specific dietary questions, where she provided us a list of possible restaurants and grocery stores. We utilized the kitchen to cook meals and prepare food for day trips, and the house provided everything we needed.

Close by highlights include the waterfall at Laxá í Kjós on the main road 5 minutes from the house, walking around the house to visit the neighboring Icelandic horses, and the nearby trail at Glymur.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa FL

A great owner of a great house

  • 5 of 5

Jona was always available and very helpful at all times.

A wonderful owner to a beautiful house with amazing views. You cannot go wrong with renting here. All the other reviews are accurate, she's the best!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Beautiful retreat within proximity of natural attractions and the city

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice if you can believe it, the house is even more stunning in person! Floor to ceiling windows let in views of the water, the fjords, and big sky. The kitchen was well equipped and everything clean and tidy. Jóna was a thoughtful host and inquired about our travel plans as she walked us around the property. Later, she remembered where we were going and messaged us that the weather had changed and become dangerous with the winds. As a result, we stayed local and enjoyed a sunny day in Þingvellir park rather than going south to Vic in the rain. We had a magical trip in Iceland were grateful to have found this place, and such a kind host!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Best house in Iceland!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at this house for 4 nights in early April and absolutely loved everything about our stay. Our host (Jona) welcomed us when we arrived and was always available during our stay if we had questions or to give us updates on Northern Lights forecasts. The house is very comfortable and the views are absolutely breathtaking. If there wasn't so much to see in Iceland, we could have spent the entire visit on the property. Our kids loved exploring the beaches around the house. The house has everything you need - comfortable beds, hot water, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee press, etc. The house is an easy drive to Reykjavik and the Ring Road (maybe 30 minutes to Pinvellir National Park) and we spent our other days making a loop around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (about a 2-2.5 hour drive to the 1st destination) and touring the Southern Coast (~2 hour drive to the first major waterfall) making it to Vik before heading back. One of the highlights of the trip was seeing the Northern Lights on our first night...we didn't even have to leave the master bedroom to watch them as they spread across the fjord directly in front of us. All in all, we felt we got the best rental in Iceland.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, beautiful house, warm and cosy. Our host couldn't have been more helpful or lovely. Great starting point to visit the tourist spots like Fontana, geyser, gullfoss falls.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Reykjavík Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $112.1

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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