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Luxury, Modern, Amasing River/Mountain view with Hot Tub. Winter/Summer Holiday

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

West Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 8 People, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Showers, Guest House, Great Hiking Tracks

Víðines 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, Historical Viking place like Reykholt, Cave like Víðgelmir or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the nearby cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafes, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture. Spend a day 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. After exploring the Icelandic nature during the day you will always come back home in the evenings to this modern architecturally designed house in Víðines 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. Did I mention that this house is in a fantastic Nature Hiking Paradise...

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. The living room has large windows and amazing view. Even if you are inside it feels like you are out in the nature. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with good beds and beautiful view. The bathroom is spacious with a long bathroom table, a large shower room and a warm towel rack. The house has all latest equipment; FREE WIFI, large Flat Screen TV, Dishwasher, Washing machine and everything between. See detailed facility and equipment below. The guest house has a double bed and a bathroom with a towel rack. Beside the guest house is an outside shower, perfect to use before entering the Hot Tub.

The design of the house is outstanding and well thought out. It has large windows to the ground, open space, Natural stone tiles, Designed lighting and one of the most advanced and greenest floor heating systems installed in houses today. The heating system is perfect and we can guarantee you a warm and cozy house in the winter time. The house is designed by one of our greatest architects, Guðfinna Thordarson, that has also designed many other 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.

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 property in Helluskógur 10, Borgarnes, West Iceland

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3662812

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Heidrun
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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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.

Heidrun purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Heidrun chose Iceland

It is such a nice holiday home, the house itself and the nature around it caught our attention. We love staying in Víðines and now we offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer. 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 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 30 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. A big advantage is the fact that many beautiful nature phenomenon are within walking distance.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Luxury, Modern, Amasing River/Mountain view with Hot Tub. Winter/Summer Holiday
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
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5

Fabulous house and location

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing.....it exceeded our expectations both in the quality and attention to detail and the surrounding landscape...was akin to being in a lava field or a scene from the game of thrones! Both Heidi and Rob were very attentive in every way, every little detail was considered right down to washing powder being left for the washing machine! The house was of a very high specification and catered perfectly for our family of two young adults and their parents! Great memories of a fabulous stay and we hope that we can return again one day- -highly, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Funny that you should mention the Game of Thrones.. They where filming in west Iceland and looking for places to shoot some scenes for their television series. I think they did some filming on the Snæfellsnes Peninsular, involving Lava in some Icelandic beautiful place there...
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and especially liked relaxing in the hot tub every evening. Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Welcome back to any of our houses, perhaps next on the South Coast... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Northern Lights from Hot Tub

  • 5 of 5

We saw the best northern lights by far on our trip from here. The rental itself is really nice and modern and comfortable for a group trip, everything is very new. The house feels especially secluded because it's part of a development that apparently ran out of money and we didn't see any other people around on the roads during our stay. Watching the northern lights from the hot tub was spectacular, and we found hiking up the nearby cinder cone was a great view too.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review... :-) Yes, many of our guest experience the Northern Lights very bright from the Hot Tub, just by turning all the lights off in the house and enjoy it in a cozy Hot Tub, perhaps with a glas of red vine... :-) Often, the sky opens up, even on cloudy days, during the evenings, and the Northern Lights become very clear. Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Very remote, quiet area. Very beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet home in the mountains. Lots of windows and the television is great.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and welcome back to Víðines. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Wonderful home for three generations

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed at this beautiful home. It was a wonderful experience. The house is as beautiful as the pictures suggest with sweeping views across the valley, the sounds of the river and occasional sheep, and sunsets over the nearby hills. The house was spotless and just as advertised. After a long drive from Akureyi we all relaxed instantly. We ate at a nearby restaurant, cooked some meals and explored the low key west region as far as Stykkisholmur. Perfect! And Heidi was a wonderful host- very fast and thorough with communication. five stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review. This is exactly how we experience our summerhouse as well and we try to get this across to our guests, relaxed and energised experience... :-) Welcome back to any of our houses anytime. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Very quiet, well equiped, great spa!

We were there with friends and 5 young children.

The owners were very helpful and available! On our arrival we accidentally activated the alarm system and they took care of everything although it was late in the evening!

They also replied to our emails very promptly.

The only inconvenience is that the house is located in Bïfrost, 30 km outside Borganes which is a little too far from many attractions.

We still recommend it without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a nice review. The house itself is located in a unique location were you can actually walk to one of the most visited attractions in west Iceland, the Glanni waterfall and Paradísarlaut, about 5 min walk. The crater grábrók is about 3 min driving with all its view over the hole of Borgarfjörður. The beautiful lake Hreðavatn is about 3 min driving. The Ice cave in Langjökull is about 45 min driving. The Geysir, Deildartunguhver is about 25 min driving. You can also drive the north route to Snæfellsnes National Park. Or just hike in the area of the house, endless possibilities. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Map

Nearest Airport
142 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cafe Bifröst
Nearest Ferry
114 Kilometres
Ferry Baldur, Stykkishólmur
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Golfvöllurinn Glanni
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway number 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cafe Bifröst
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Langjökull
Car: recommended

The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Norðurá, 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. Within walking distance from the house are; Waterfall Glanni, Crater Grábrók, Lake Hreðavatn, The beautiful small oasis Paradísarlaut and the amazing Salmon River Norðurá.

The house is about 80 minutes drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 30 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, 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.

Víðines is located in the beautiful Borgarfjörður area. 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 20 minutes drive from Víðines. 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! There are horse rentals in Borgarfjörður if you are interested in the Icelandic Horse and would like to go on a riding trip.

In the west direction, about one and a half hour drive, 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. 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.

National Park 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. Driving distance from Víðines to Þingvellir is about one and a half hour.

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, Attractions in the area and Hiking trails. 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:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$288
Fri,Sat
$1,681
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2016
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$349
From
$418
Fri,Sat
$2,438
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$317
Fri,Sat
$1,849
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$383
From
$460
Fri,Sat
$2,681
 
 
Low Season
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$317
Fri,Sat
$1,849
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$383
From
$460
Fri,Sat
$2,681
 
 
Low Season
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$317
Fri,Sat
$1,849
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$383
From
$460
Fri,Sat
$2,681
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$288
Fri,Sat
$1,681
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bedding, Linen and Towel $82 + Tax
Cleaning $117 + 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:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious, large bathroom table, warm towel rack
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Guesthouse Bathroom, Basin, Warm Towel Rack, Outside Shower
  • Bathroom I has a big, warm area with toilet, big mirror, large work top with wash basin, cabinets and a large shower. Bathroom II is a bit smaller one in the guest house, still a high quality one, with a toilet, cabinet, basin, towel rack and an outside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Guesthouse bedroom with bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Two separate singel beds, draw them together = king size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Two singel beds, draw them together = king size bed
  • Spacious and cozy bedrooms with good beds, wardrobes, bed side tables and reading lamps/table lamps.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 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
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
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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