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Heidrun

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

Luxury House with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park *Iceland top five*

40 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

West Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 8 People, Open Kitchen / Living Room with Fantastic Mountain Views

Helluskógur 10 is a perfect base for your Icelandic holiday. A memorable day to the Snæfellsnes National Park with a snow scooter trip on top of the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier, a visit to a natural hot spring like Deildartunguhver, amazing waterfall like Hraunfossar, active volcano like Grábrók, crater like Eldborg, Historical Viking place like Reykholt or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the near by cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafe’s, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture, a day trip on the Golden Circle and see the exploding Geysir with all its natural power, drop by Thingvellir national park with all its nature phenomenon and view, in close up, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the evenings you will always come back home to this modern architecturally designed house in Helluskógur and probably the first thing you will do is, relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine and enjoy the Northern Lights in the peace and quietness after a memorable day.

The house has an open kitchen-living room with a large walk around work top in the kitchen. It is very spacious and ideal for family and friends preparing a good meal together. In the kitchen there is high quality white ware and equipment for cooking and baking. The living room has large windows and amazing view. Even if you are inside it feels like you are out in the nature. In the living room you will find books and magazines to read, films to watch on the Large Flat screen TV and a piano to play on. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with high quality beds and beautiful view. The bathroom is spacious with a long wooden bathroom table and a large shower room.

The design of the house is outstanding and well thought out. It has large windows to the ground, Open space, Hardwood floor, Natural stone tiles, Designed lighting and with one of the most advanced and greenest floor heating systems installed in houses today. The heating system is perfect and we can guaranty you a warm and cozy house in the winter time. The house is designed by one of our best architects, Sigurður Hallgrímsson who designed many of our spectacular modern houses in Iceland.

On the large patio surrounding the house there is a nice Hot Tub that fits up to 7 people, Outdoor Shower, Barbecue grill and comfortable Outdoor seating. Perfect for making a good meal and relax in the peaceful environment. Beside the house there is a grass lawn which is surrounded by a birch Forrest, ideal for kids to play.

We have been connected to Borgarfjörður from childhood and would like to share good advice and information about the house or the area so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail request about anything you would like to know and we will do our best to help you.

***If this property is booked over the period you want to stay, see our other similar Luxury property in Víðines 21, Borgarnes, West Iceland*** https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3927370

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Heidrun (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Heidrun

About Robert and Heidrun

I am a teacher and I have a BA degree in Icelandic literature. My husband Robert works as a Pilot in Europe and has a BS degree in business administration. We have two little boys, 5 and 8 years old.

We started building the house in 2009, moved in 2011 and it was our home for two years. That´s why the house has everything a home needs. Now it is our summerhouse and we love staying there, both in the summer and winter time. We offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer.

Heidrun purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Heidrun chose Iceland

We wanted to build a nice holiday home where we could relax and recharge the batteries and we think that´s precisely what we succeeded. Also the short distance to the town Borgarnes, where you can find all necessities, and to the Capital Reykjavík, is a very big advantage for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Peacefulness - You can sit outside or walk around the house on the large patio and enjoy the nature and the amazing mountain view in the peaceful surroundings.

High Standard and modern – All the equipment in the house is high standard and you should find everything you need and more. The open space and the large windows give you the feeling that you are out in the nature even when you are inside.

Location - The location of the house is ideal for exploring the west side of Iceland. There are short driving distances to many beautiful places in the nature such as waterfalls and craters. Museums and historical places are also nearby. There is only a 15 minutes drive to the nearest town, Borgarnes, where you can find for example a swimming pool, golf course, shops, bakery, restaurants, library and health care.

Reviews

5
based on 40 traveler reviews

Luxury House with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park *Iceland top five*
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

A perfect introduction to Iceland

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home on the strength of the photos and description listed on the VRBO site. This was our first visit to Iceland, and we chose this location for a "base camp" for one day excursions. Upon our arrival to this wonderful home right outside the charming town of Borgarnes, an easy trip from Reykjavik, we happily found a home thoughtfully designed, well-built and cared for by its family. The accommodations are very comfortable...above and beyond, particularly in winter. The amenities are all top quality. The whirlpool is glorious! It's a perfect setting to watch the Northern Lights. I could go on and on. As for the owners, they are generous and hospitable, quick to respond to questions. The location is fabulous for one day trips, especially to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Borgarnes is close by for groceries and gas, wine shop, good food and museum...very nice folks...and a too - tempting bakery with good cappuccino! If we never make it back to this mystical country, this home will provide a wonderful, lasting memory for the rest of our lives. Many, many thanks to Heidi and her family. Pakka per fyrir.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We agree it is an easy trip from Reykjavik and a good base for day tours since there are so many things to see and experience all around. And it is also a big advantage that Borgarnes is close by for all necessities. It is our favorite place in the world, so glad that our guests like it to. Yes you could say Iceland is a mystical country, hope you make it back some day. Þakka þér fyrir.
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5

Incredible home in amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in June 2016. What a beautiful home! It was spotless and easy and I would have loved to spend more time there. It is about 15 minutes from the town of Borgarnes and seems quite isolated down a dirt road but it is so worth it for the beauty and peacefulness there. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Amazing week in Iceland

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from 5 amazing days in Iceland. The house met all our expectations. It was very clean and comfortable and the location was a perfect base for our day excursions exploring this amazing island. We especially enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings after a long day of driving and the views from every window were fantastic. The coffee maker makes an excellent cup of coffee. Heidi provided very useful information both regarding the house and things to do both near and far.

One of my best memories is stopping at the river near the little hotel on the other side of the main road and watching the salmon swimming upstream. I would definitely come back to Iceland and stay in the house again.

Leslie Swensson

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I agree with you about the area along side the river, it´s very beautiful and we recommend that our guests walk in the neighbourhood and they don´t have to go very far... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Cincinnati
5

Hot tub, grill, and a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that let's you relax and enjoy Iceland at your own speed. We loved making breakfast and dinner as a family every day, and appreciated saving the hundreds of dollars it would have cost us to eat out every day. Seven of us representing three generations comfortably shared this house: my87-year old step mom and 84-year old dad were just as comfortable as the 20-year olds. The only drawback was one bathroom with an 87-year old who had bathroom issues. Still, we shared and shared alike and had a marvelous time. I highly recommend this property. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

What a Beautiful House!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this house when we traveled to Iceland. The owner Heidrun is very meticulous and provided all information we needed including restaurants, groceries, excursions, etc. prior to our arrival. The house is beautifully designed. It is tranquil, extremely clean, modern with an open concept. The kitchen is well equipped, and all the kitchen appliances are new. Our family enjoyed our stay and wished we could stay there longer. To top that, near the house are streams and rivers surrounded by beautiful blue flowers. We could not help but to have a midnight drive to the river to admire the majestic vista.

We definitely will stay there again when go back to Iceland! We love this house!

This rental place is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is a nice review, thank you so much... :-) Nice that you used the outside around the house and walked by the river. Many of our guests don´t realise how nice it is... :-) Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Beautiful location with great access to wilds of northwest Iceland

  • 5 of 5

Our family stay here was just perfect. The house is well equipped and the details provided on the use of the various appliances was very helpful. We used the house as a base and ventured out each day to explore the natural beauty of northwest Iceland. We had two excellent meals in Borgarnes (about 15 minutes away) and made the bakery our first stop in the morning. Our boys really enjoyed the hot tub and 24 hours of daylight made for wonderfully long days.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Yes, the location is a good base for the West and even for the South of Iceland. It´s in the middle between the two most visited National Parks of Iceland, the Snæfellsnes peninsular and Þingvellir National Park, were the Vikings came together many hundred years ago. Also, we recommend long walks in the vicinity of the house along site the river Langá. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Map

Grábrók Crater
"Grábrók Crater has a nice hiking trail where you explore the mountain. The Grábrók crater ..."
Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Ferry Baldur, Stykkishólmur
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Hamarsvöllur at Borgarnes
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Snæfellsjökull
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
West Beach Where river Langá meets the sea
Car: necessary

The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Langá, one of the greatest salmon rivers in Europe. There are walking paths from the house, where you can enjoy the peaceful nature and walk by the river. If you are staying in the late summer or autumn you will find blueberries growing near the river. You are welcome to pluck them, it´s delicious.

The house is a about a one hour drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 10 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, play golf at Hamarsvöllur, visit the great Settlement center where you can learn about the Icelandic culture and saga and shop at the Bonus grocery store. In Borgarnes you will find the interesting Farmers market, Ljómalind, which sells food and products made in the area.

In the north direction, about one hour driving, you will find the old fishermen´s town Stykkishólmur, where you can go sailing, Whale Watching and enjoy Bird Watching paradise. In Stykkishólmur you can visit interesting museums like the Water museum and the Volcano museum. On the way to Stykkishólmur you will find the crater Eldborg which is an interesting natural phenomenon with lava all around.

Close to Stykkishòlmur, you'll find the great Snæfellsnes National Park. It was voted one of **Iceland Top Five** to visit. There you can enjoy Snæfellsjökull, and its magical and remarkable nature. On the way from Stykkishólmur to the National Park you will drive through a small town called Grundarfjörður. There is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland, called Kirkjufell. Drive on and you will find plenty of interesting places worth visiting, like Djúpalónssandur a beautiful pebbled beach, Vatnshellir Cave and the popular hiking trail by the cliff beach between Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

The beautiful Borgarfjörður area is close by Helluskógur. In Borgarfjörður you can find many interesting places to visit. The largest thermal spring in Iceland, Deildartunguhver, is located near a small town called Kleppjárnsreykir and is about 40 minutes drive from Borgarnes. Close by Deildartunguhver is the historical place Reykholt. There you can find Snorrastofa which we recommend visiting if you are interesting in Icelandic Saga. If you drive on from Reykholt towards Húsafell you will see the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, which are absolutely worth a visit. From Húsafell you can go on a tour into the glacier Langjökull, one of Europe’s largest glacier. Amazing!

You can say about the location of the house that it is midway between the two great National Parks, Snæfellsnes and Þingvellir. Þingvellir is located on the Golden Circle and is a popular tourist destination. Þingvellir is a place of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. On the Golden Circle you can also visit the great waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir.

We are here to help you plan your vacation and get the most out of your stay in Iceland. Later on we will send you an information package with the House manual and detailed directions, Restaurants and cafes in the area and Attractions in the area. We will also send you a few apps, like the Home Away Hospitality manager app where we have put in a lot of information. Also apps for Icelandic yellow pages, northern light forecast and Icelandic weather forecast. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

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Rates & Availability

West Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$329
From
$382
Fri,Sat
$2,305
 
 
Low Season
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$242
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,691
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$329
From
$382
Fri,Sat
$2,305
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$266
From
$318
Fri,Sat
$1,861
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$362
From
$420
Fri,Sat
$2,535
 
 
Low Season
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$266
From
$318
Fri,Sat
$1,861
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$362
From
$420
Fri,Sat
$2,535
 
 
Low Season
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$266
From
$318
Fri,Sat
$1,861
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$362
From
$420
Fri,Sat
$2,535
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$242
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,691
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $118 + Tax
Bedding / Linen / Towels $81 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

FREE WIFI
FREE PARKING
Cottage is available from 16:00 in the afternoon.
Must be turned over to the Owner before 11:00 on the Departure Morning.
Baby Chair/Crib is available.
Company Name: Lágskógur ehf
VAT Tax ID: IS118490

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The shower is the best one...
    Bathroom 2 - tub , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Large outdoor jetted Hot Tub and outdoor shower
  • Bathroom I is a big and warm area with big mirror, basin and large shower. Also there is a warm Towel Rack and a Miele Washing machine. Bathroom II is an outside shower and a Hot tub on the porch.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Let us know if you need the child bed so we can prepare it.
  • One thing worth mentioning are the high quality beds in the house. In bedroom 1 you will find a all natural, handmade, high quality, adjustable Hästens bed. And in bedroom 2 there is also a high quality Swedish bed. It is possible to have 2 extra mattresses to place in Bedrooms 1, 2 or 3 or elsewhere in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In Borgarnes you´ll find massage and more services. If you are looking for something special don´t hesitate to contact us and we will help you figure it out. We are here to provide information to our guest.

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