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Your Cosy Cottage With Guesthouse Middle Of Golden Circle . Wonderful view.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Property With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms That Sleeps 6

A beautiful wooden cottage in a quiet area with a breathtaking view right off the golden circle open all year round with a number of the major nature attractions, and the town of Selfoss in close proximity.

The owner will be on site to greet visitors, introduce them to the area, and answer any questions they may have.

A wooden cottage with a large terrace that sleeps 6, and a private guesthouse with bathroom that sleeps 2. Out front of the main house is a large open terrace, and an enclosed glass terrace. Out back is a grassy area ideal for children at play, pitching tents, and enjoying the weather. All major kitchen appliances and fixtures provided such oven, stove top, refrigerator, along with a large gas grill outside.New washing machine.

A small path from the main house leads to a cozy private guesthouse. The guesthouse is furnished with a queen sized bed, refrigerator, and a bathroom. Perfect for visiting couples or teenagers.

This location is perfect for day trips to some of Icelands greatest nature attractions such as the golden circle (Gullfoss and Geysir), Þingvellir, Kerið, Skálhólt, Skóarfoss, Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Þjórsársdalur, and Hekla. Golf courses and beautiful scenic routes for joggers are also in close proximity. Visitors can explore these wonderful destinations over the day, knowing they can return to this quiet and charming area in the evening.

The cabin is located only 50 minutes from Reykjavík, and 15 minutes from the small nearby town of Selfoss which should service all of your shopping needs -- large grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, swimming pool, fast food, etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Hilmar Þorkelsson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Icelandic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

Amenities

Selfoss Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Mainhouse - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guesthouse - Bathroom - toilet
  • One inside shower , one outdoor shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mainhouse - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The single is a bunk bed above the queen / double. Closet.
    Mainhouse - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The single is a bunk bed above the queen / double. Closet.
    Guesthouse - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

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Your Cosy Cottage With Guesthouse Middle Of Golden Circle . Wonderful view.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Quiet, safe and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Hilmar , Thank you for making our time in Iceland so comfortable! It was really nice to meet you and have a little chat with you about places that were close by to enjoy. We also talked a little about what life is like living in Iceland. We really enjoyed this location and will love to get back soon to enjoy what we couldn't squeeze in this trip. You were happy to meet at 3:30am (you were right) so we could make an early flight back to the States. Now we are home and look forward to watching the DVD you gifted us with so we could learn all about the Vikings! Thank you a million times! Ingrid, Cynthia and Tomas from NY USA

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ingrid and friends , Tomas and Cynthia . It was a pleasure to meet you. You are good and nice visitors ! Hope the trip home went well. Welcome anytime :) Best regards from Reykjavik - Hilmar.
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Cottage was great. A little snug for 4 people. Everything was as advertised.

  • 4 of 5

Hilmar was great meeting us and providing us with fantastic directions to cottage and to pick up keys from him. He provided us with a in country phone in case we had questions which was great. Cottage is centrally located in the Golden Cirlce and we were able to see all of the sites in 3 full driving days. If you are interested in the City of Reykjavik it's a long drive (1.5 hrs) to the city. We loved how quiet and remote the cottage is. Would definitely rent again if we return to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable cabin, great views, close to attractions

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, modern cabin with fantastic views from its big windows -- a flat-top mountain in front and the glacier peeking through the trees at the back. There is wi-fi and all the amenities. It is located in the middle of a gated complex of similar cabins, but they are so sparse you don't see them from the windows. Kids have space to run around in the moss and bushes. The place is about 1.5-hour drive from the Keflavik airport, conveniently in the direction of the main natural attractions. The owner is extremely helpful -- he met us half-way from the a/p to give us the keys, and helpfully showed the way to the one supermarket that was open on that day (Friday before Easter).

General info: rent an SUV if possible -- during our week in late April, we encounterd a couple of sudden heavy snowfalls during night drives, as well as really strong crosswind (we saw some trailers overturned on the roadside -- and some waterfalls falling toward the sky). If you are like us and planning to drive around and return home late, the chain of Olis gas stations is your friend -- their food/convenience stores are open 24/7. Even if a gas station is closed at night, the pumps would still operate if you have a card with a PIN. Beware that Google maps doesn't have a good coverage of Iceland (Here maps is better). And, don't forget to come out at night and check the sky -- one night we were lucky to see the northern lights all across the sky.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, lovely cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I just returned from our trip from Iceland. Prior to our trip I had several emails to Hilmar asking questions about car rentals, the area, etc and he always answered each question which was a big help. Hilmar was to meet us at 5am at the airport but our flight was delayed 6 hours. I emailed him from the airport to let him know, and when we arrived 6 hours behind Hilmar was there waiting for us. He gave us a phone to use during our stay, which ended up being a life saver because we had car problems 1 hour away from the house. Thank God we had that cell phone!

The cottage was very clean, and had everything we needed. Selfoss is not far from the cottage for things you may need. Our trip was made when we saw the Northern Lights right from the deck of the cottage on two separate nights. The lights were right on top of us. It was so amazing!!

We really enjoyed our stay here at Hilmar's cottage and would definately recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage and very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed for a week in Hilmar's nice cottage in December 2014. Prior to our trip, Hilmar responded swiftly to my queries, provided very good travel tips, and even help me negotiate with a car rental company for better prices as he knew this was my first trip to Iceland. Hilmar met us at the airport where I drove following his car to the cottage. On the way, as he knew we would be ravenous after our flight as well as an expected bad weather the next day, he stopped by a supermarket where he waited for us patiently while we picked up some groceries for the next few days. Upon arrival at the cottage, we were amazed with the how well kept cottage was. Northern Lights were also beginning to show when we arrived. In fact, we were fortunate to view Northern Lights from this cottage almost every night. Hilmar provided us with a mobile phone as well to make calls to him. This was helpful because we called Hilmar and obtained good advices to maximize our stay in Iceland, when deep snowfall paralyzed and closed off Reykavik for two separate days during our stay. Location of cottage provided easy access to Golden Circle sights including Kerio. We shopped for groceries in Selfoss, a 15-20 min drive from the cottage. Cottage was warm and cozy, while high winds bellow outside the cottage with temperatures between 0 to -9 degrees Celsius. Hilmar also handed us a shovel in case our 4x4 rented vehicle required, which came in handy. We also catered for a guided Blue Ice Cave tour during our stay, which turned out to be a highlight of our tour in Iceland. Upon our day of departure, due to the unprecedented deep snowfall in Iceland in mid December 2014, Hilmar and his friend, Ingolf, drove a truck to pick us with luggage from the cottage to our 4x4 car. This helped us avoid being stranded in deep snow as an inexperienced deep snow driver. And to further avoid us losing our way to the airport in the dark (few day light hours in winter), Hilmar and his friend had us followed their truck to show us almost all the way to the airport. Truly Icelandic Hospitality! My family was very fortunate to meet sincere people like Hilmar and his friend. I highly recommend this cottage. Thank you so much, Hilmar!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic location, great house, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in this property in late Oct 2014. The cottage was very clean and neat and plenty warm. It was large enough for my wife and I and our 4 kids ages 8-15 and it was centrally located so we were easily able to see the sites we wanted to see. On two of our nights we watched the northern lights from the deck of the cottage. It was completely dark so it was a very good location from which to see them.

The cottage larder was well stocked and we did not need to buy some of the basic spices and coffee or tea. We had everything we needed in tems of cookware and appliances.

Hilmar met us in Reykjavik and he was nice enough to escort us to the cabin to make sure we were well settled in . He really took care of us! I would not hessitate to recommend this cabin to a friend and would stay there again if I get a chance to return to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Keflavík
Car: necessary

This location is perfect for day trips to some of Icelands greatest nature attractions such as the golden circle (Gullfoss and Geysir), Þingvellir, Kerið, Skálhólt, Skóarfoss, Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Þjórsársdalur, and Hekla. Golf courses and beautiful scenic routes for joggers are also in close proximity. Visitors can explore these wonderful destinations over the day, knowing they can return to this quiet and charming area in the evening.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $94.21

Owner can accept payment either online (Paypal invoice sent by owner), directly (SWIFT bank transfer), or onsite (cash.)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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