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Petur Jonsson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, german, danish

Stykkishólmur is renowned for its stunning beauty

14 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Overview

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House is 150 m², 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 7 people

The Iceland, dream holiday house is an old house built in 1902 and is about 150m2, where easily can stay up to 8 persons. The place Stykkishólmur is about 2 hour drive from the city Reykjavik, in the south-west. Close to the highlights of Iceland. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its stunning beauty with the perfect frame of mountains, high and low, highlighting the scenery. The most famous of these mountains is the majestic and mystical Snæfellsnes Glacier, towering at the coastal edge. Fantastic variety of bird life. There is a choice of restaurants. The locality also offers a range of exciting recreational activities, swimming, museums, golf, historic buildings and, last but not least, breath-taking scenery. Enjoy to sit in the hottub after a walk on a glacier, enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. The winter is also fantastic, northern lights and stars.Stykkishólmur was named EDEN-quality destination in Europe 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxA-AYcWNgE

Experience the sound of silence!: Words can not conjure up the magical mystery and wonders of Breiðafjörður Bay and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This area of the mid-west coast of Iceland has captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world and is fast becoming one of the country's 'hottest' places. For nature lovers this is definitely a 'must see' place when in Iceland.

Lush green valleys and rugged lava fields, craters and salmon rivers are the characterizing contrasts of this part of Iceland. When visiting, you will also have the opportunity to learn about two of Iceland's most famous Viking sons: Erik the Red, who discovered Greenland; and his son, Leif the Lucky, who discovered America.

Breiðafjörður Bay is renowned for its stunning beauty, with the perfect frame of mountains, high and low, highlighting the scenery. The most famous of these mountains is the majestic and mystical Snæfellsnes Glacier, towering at the coastal edge of the peninsula. Great bird life.

Sea tours: Seatours is located in the town of Stykkisholmur in West Iceland only just over 2 hours drive from Reykjavik. Our area included the magnificent Snaefellsjokull Glacier, the romantic Hotel Budir, and the Snaefellsjokull National Park. With Ferry Baldur you can also connect to the stunning west fjords with its towering mountains, fjords and white sandy beaches - an odd combination that no one should miss.

Take a look at this link and experience Stykkisholmur, the EDEN-quality destination in Europe 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxA-AYcWNgE

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Petur Jonsson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, danish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making our first experience of Iceland so special. This "lovely little cottage" suited us all well, and made a wonderful home away from home.
May 2012
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Reviews

4.4
based on 14 traveler reviews

Stykkishólmur is renowned for its stunning beauty
average rating of 4.428571 based on 21 reviews
5

Cute Home with a view

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming house that made for an easy base for exploring the pennisula. The home was clean and pictures were accurate. Kitchen was nicely stocked with the basics. We all enjoyed the hot tub with beautiful views of the water. Easy location and owner was helpful with some travel questions. Rugs in the basement bedroom would have been a nice addition but no real complaints. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great location; a few glitches

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a fantastic spot easily walkable to the harbor and little shops and restaurants in Stykkisholmur. Yet it's very quiet, which we appreciated. The only noise we encountered was the occasional car passing by in the street.

We didn't get a chance to try the hot tub because of some plumbing problems. We understand that Lilja is having the downstairs bedroom and bathroom redone after getting the plumbing fixed. We hope the next people to use the house will enjoy it--it has wonderful potential.

The house is well kitted out overall, and the decor is pleasant. I'd say perhaps the cleaning lady needs to get a little nudge, because the place wasn't exactly spotless when we arrived. Lilja was quick to have the cleaning lady come out to deal with the problem, but it was still disappointing to arrive and find dust and crumbs.

We found the same problem that a previous reviewer had found--several lights not working. One wasn't even connected to the electricity; it was just hanging on the wall. We did let Lilja know about that, so fingers crossed for the next occupants.

Overall, this is a nice house in a good spot. Luckily, most of its issues should be very quick and easy to fix, and then I would recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Cute house, but some issues

  • 3 of 5

This house is a great location for travel to Snaefllsjokull glacier and driving around the surrounding area. The hot tub is easy to use and it was a great way to relax after a day of exploring. The house is easy to find and the town is very quaint. However, the oven was very dirty with very greasy trays. The downstair shower leaks underneath. There is a dank smell in the downstairs bedroom suite. Many of the light switches don't work or don't have bulbs...not only in the main living area but particularly noted in the downstairs bedroom and the lamp next to the downstairs bed. Towel hooks near the downstairs shower would be a most excellent idea.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Wonderful Homebase for Snæfellsnes

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful house during our last stop (3 nights) on our two-week Iceland vacation. My only regret was that we didn't have more days to stay here!

The house was exactly as pictured, just a short walk from the harbor and main street activities in Stykkisholmur. The house was clean and the kitchen was ready for anything that we would have wanted to do.

The manager was very attentive and quick to answer any question that we had, both before we arrived and while we were there (I had a question about the wi-fi that was quickly and easily resolved).

We used the house as a base for our time in Snæfellsnes, both to the national park and to the other little towns along the northern coast of the peninsula.

If we're lucky enough to return to Iceland, I would definitely love to use this house as our home away from home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Charming House with Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five really enjoyed our stay here, sleeping comfortably, cooking and eating in the kitchen and dining room, enjoying the back deck and soaking in the outdoor hot tub with its view to the bay and its islands. The house made a good destination in its own right and as a base for the ferry trip to Flatey Island and a drive to Snaefellsjokull glacier (which was obscured by clouds and fog the day we visited, but I hear it's nice :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Dear Anna Maria & Asmundur,

we really enjoyed our two weeks of summer, the great landscape, the diving and friendly people!

We loved our trips out to the islands with our zodiacs and daytrips all over the country.

Thanks a lot and best regards,

Jürgen, Rolf, Ralf, Lothar and Dominik

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Mostri
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Snæfellsjökull
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
The house is by the ocean
Car: recommended

Experience the sound of silence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxA-AYcWNgE

Words can not conjure up the magical mystery and wonders of Breiðafjörður Bay and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This area of the mid-west coast of Iceland has captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world and is fast becoming one of the country's 'hottest' places. For nature lovers this is definitely a 'must see' place when in Iceland.

Lush green valleys and rugged lava fields, craters and salmon rivers are the characterizing contrasts of this part of Iceland. When visiting, you will also have the opportunity to learn about two of Iceland's most famous Viking sons: Erik the Red, who discovered Greenland; and his son, Leif the Lucky, who discovered America.

Breiðafjörður Bay is renowned for its stunning beauty, with the perfect frame of mountains, high and low, highlighting the scenery. The most famous of these mountains is the majestic and mystical Snæfellsnes Glacier, towering at the coast.

Other Activities: www.saeferdir.is

Golf: There is a very nice golf course in Stykkisholmur,

http://www.stykk.is/eythor/gms/index.html

Take a look!!

Ski: Snaefellsjokull is one of the more popular and accessible volcanoes in Iceland, located beside the Atlantic at the western tip of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula northwest of the capital of Reykjavik. With a history of climbing dating back over two centuries, Snaefellsjokull makes an easy ascent and descent on skis throughout the winter and spring, although the summit pinnacle apparently requires some moderate ice climbing. However, the weather in this part of Iceland is typically even stormier than in the rest of the country, since it is exposed directly to the prevailing gales from the west and southwest.

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Rates & Availability

West House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Additional information about rental rates

    An extra fee will be charged for cleaning the cottage, of 150 euro, laundering of bedding and towels.
    300 euros is required as a booking deposit
    Christmas and Easter are high season as well
  • Additional information about rental rates

    An extra fee will be charged for cleaning the cottage, of 150 euro, laundering of bedding and towels.
    300 euros is required as a booking deposit
    Christmas and Easter are high season as well
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Amenities

West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hot tub is on the terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , can move beds apart and make 2 single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , ground floor seperate bathroom
  • It is possible to move two beds apart and change to singles. On ground floor there is a bathroom inside the room and it is entered from outside. There are 7 beds and 3 mattresses and 1 child bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The house has a baby bed and high chair. No parties allowed on the house, this is a family home and only rented to family people.

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