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Unique luxury exclusive villa with spectacular volcanic-, river- and lake view

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights


South Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (sleeps 6 in luxury), 2 baths, kitchen and 3 large living rooms

An all year unique countryside villa with a spectacular view of volcanoes and glaciers, a river side, waterfall and a lake. Situated in a 250 acre very private grounds, including horse pastures, a trout fishing river, and a spectacular waterfall, „Hestafoss“. It is a real gem experience.

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 in luxury with two bathrooms.

Langholt is a 230 sqm (2475 sqfeet) luxury all year wood house, only approx. one hour drive from Reykjavik, in Iceland´s beautiful countryside with a unique mountain and volcano view.

The master bedroom is very spacious with a king size bed, walk-in closet and a master bathroom with a shower and a tub. The other two bedrooms are also spacious with large closet space. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other two single sized bed. The guest bathroom has a shower. Both bathrooms are marble decorated. The house also includes a fully equipped kitchen, a gas grill, a large dining room, library and a spacious living room with a fireplace. The house is very warmly decorated and furnished, with high ceilings, a real manor.

Langholt is very well situated in the south of Iceland, not far from some of the most beautiful sights of Iceland. It is approx. 20 minutes drive from route number one. An outdoor swimming pool at Laugaland, with hot tubs and sauna, is in only about a 15 minutes drive from Langholt. It is close to beautiful hiking areas, golfing and Icelandic horse rentals.

This exclusive and tranquil location also offers private hiking in a nature full of wild bird life, a river side with a waterfall and trout fishing. The view is spectacular, the famous volcano Hekla is framed into the dining room window and Eyjafjallajökull can also be easily seen from the house.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Property Manager
Rafn Alexander Sigurdsson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Unique luxury exclusive villa with spectacular volcanic-, river- and lake view
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental, and the time the owner took to meet us and show us the home was greatly appreciated. The location is quite remote and beautiful and it was a great base for terrific dinner at Hotel Ranga, and within minutes to just a couple hours from beautiful falls, craters, horse rental, beautiful Vik, etc. Our kids loved seeing the ponies at the property too!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for your positive review and we thank you for your stay with us. We hope to see you, your family and friends with us at a future date. The location of our house in the south of Iceland is a good base to enjoy what the country has to offer to nature lovers as well as contributing to a memorable family holiday.
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Amazing property in the middle of Magical Wonders

  • 5 of 5

Rafn and Anna are wonderful hosts--warm and sweet, and very considerate. They were on the phone any time we needed to reach them, and were at the gas station to guide us to the house and explain everything. They are open, welcoming and helpful and we feel we were friends with them after a few minutes. The house is in the middle of magical wonders and we couldn't have a better property to enjoy the beauty of Iceland. We would highly recommend this property to anyone.

Li, Toby and Mae Mae

Los Angeles, CA

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Li, Toby and Mae Mae, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are very glad you enjoyed your time in Iceland and everything was to your satisfaction at the house. We are looking forward to having you with us at a future date. Thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Anna & Rafn
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Far exceeded our travel expectation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I traveled with our immediate family of 4 young adults. I choose Langholt after viewing the VRBO picture gallery and property description. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners at a local grocery store in Selfoss and after a warm introduction were escorted to the property. During our 45 min drive eastbound off the ring road and then north into the countryside we were wondering where we were being led. On arrival we were happily surprised by the remoteness and beauty of the property and chateau. Our three night stay far exceeded my travel expectation. The home was spacious, tastefully decorated with high end materials including marble imported from Greece and had large bed rooms and baths and comfortable beds. Selfoss Chateau provided spectacular views of the unique landscape, river, waterfall (via a rugged hike), volcanoes, glaciers and open plains. There were approximately 20 hardy, gentle Icelandic horses and a number of cattle grazing throughout the grass on 250 privately owned acres.

We cooked breakfast and dinner and enjoyed gathering at the lengthy dining room table for family conversation. The owners are welcoming and hospitable. My luggage did not arrive for the first four days of travel, we were loaned jackets and gloves to keep us warm and dry.

My party of 6 would have enjoyed extending our stay at Langholt, but it was time to move onto Vik. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank you for your visit and you pleasant review. I hope your stay with us contributed to good memories of your holiday in Iceland and will become an incentive to others. A bientót !
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Hella or Selfoss
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Route no. 1
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Hotel Ranga
Car: necessary

Hiking, trout fishing, northern lights, swimming and hot tubs (about 15 min drive), natural hot springs (about 30 min. drive), volcano view (Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull), waterfall, river side.


Rates & Availability

South Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring/summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No pets allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
  • Bathroom no. 1 walks in from the master bedroom, it can though also be accessed from the other bedrooms. It is very spacious and marble decorated with a beautiful view, two sinks, toilet and a combination of a large tub/shower. All bath equipments are very stylish and recent. Bathroom no. 2 is also spacious and marble decorated, with two sinks, toilet and a shower. All bath equipments are also very stylish and recent.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet space
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , With a large closet space
  • The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with new comfortable beds and large closet space. The master bedroom includes a marble desk, a walk-in closet and a private marble decorated bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming

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