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BE ON YOUR OWN IN THE HEART OF A TOWN. MOST SPECTACULAR DAY TRIPS IN ICELAND.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

IDEAL FOR FAMILIES, nature lovers who want to have one place as a base for trips

Unique Scandinavian Funkis style villa, on two floors, designed by a leading architect. 180 m2. Big beds, original art, period objects. Centrally located in the town of Selfoss, close to Iceland’s most famous nature Geysir, Thingvellir, Eyjafjallajökull, and the inland, with Landmannalaugar.  The best day trips in Iceland, as far east as to Breidamerkurjökull Glacier Lagoon and as far west as to the Snaefellsnes Glacier. Through the huge windows our guests may enjoy Northern Lights - and the Midsummer Light around the clock. We have large balcony and a large garden. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and clothes room. Sleeps max. seven people plus one child up to eleven years, in three separate sleeping rooms, plus study room with a computer screen. Two bathrooms with WC. The villa offers privacy and space, perfect for travelers/scholars/business persons taking their work with them, perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers, for extended family. Two kitchens, one fully equipped including dishwasher on upper floor and one smaller one on the ground floor. The villa is located in the middle of the main tourist area of Iceland, 50 minutes east of Reykjavik. It overlooks a magnificent river and the 'local' mountain Ingolfsfjall. Only a short walk to outdoor geothermal swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, bus station (frequently to and from Reykjavík etc), shops, banks, library, cinema, Hotel Selfoss. Five minutes drive to a golf course, ten minutes drive from one of Iceland’s most famous hiking trails, Reykjadalur, with natural outdoor bathing in hot springs. The unique Icelandic turf house, as well as farm visiting and a variety of horseback riding opportunities on the user friendly Icelandic pony - all in the neighborhood.

Please check our website for further info: www.VillaIceland.com

Our villa has a valid licence to sell accommodation.

More Details

Property Manager
Steinunn Sigurdardottir and Thorsteinn Hauksson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Steinunn Sigurdardottir and Thorsteinn Hauksson

We are both natives of Iceland. Thorsteinn Hauksson (www.hauksson.com) is composer of modern/classical music and also specialist in electro acoustic music, studied at Stanford University. Steinunn Sigurðardóttir (www.steinunn.net) graduated from University College Dublin. She has a long standing career as novelist and is frequently translated. She is also a journalist, who has worked mainly for radio and TV.

We are back in France, Strasbourg after 7 years in Berlin. Thoristun remains a favourite place of ours, and we love to stay if the villa is vacant during the low season. It is an ideal place for northern light watching, from late august onward.

Steinunn Sigurdardottir and Thorsteinn Hauksson purchased this villa in 1997

Why Steinunn Sigurdardottir and Thorsteinn Hauksson chose South Iceland

We bought the architectural pearl of Thoristun 19 in1997. Every year we make improvements and renovations. For instance, all the sleeping rooms are recently renovated, with new luxury beds.

What makes this villa unique

Space, privacy, elegant proportions, comfort, good taste, the original art on the walls. Proximity to best known tourist attractions in Iceland, such as Geysir, spectacular ancient Parliament site Thingvellir, the black sand of the Northern Atlantic, and short walking distance to gourmet restaurants and all services.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, by email or telephone, in a variety of languages.

Amenities

Selfoss Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On upper floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On upper floor
    Shower - basic - shower , On lower floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom upstairs - 1 king , Dux™ bed 180cm (71 inches)
    Bedroom 2, garden side downstairs - 1 queen , 160cm (63 inches)
    Bedroom 3, street side downstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 140 cm (55 inches) and 90cm (35 inches)
  • The villa is on two floors, with a large balcony and large garden. Sleeps six or seven adults in three separate bedrooms, plus one child, up to ten years, in a folding bed, situated in a newly added study room, that includes a desk and computer screen. Two WCs and three shower/bath facilities. Two kitchens. Eiderdowns are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a piano on the upper floor, along with some music scores available for our guests. An extra kitchen is on the lower floor. It includes refrigerator with freezer, small oven and cooking plate.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our stay in Iceland. We were 2 couples so we had plenty of room in the house. Washer and dryer are helpful after we figured out how to use them. A bit of a challenge,directions for this these would be helpful. Otherwise the owners were very accommodating for our stay sending great directions on how to find the house as well as contact information for them and local care takers. They provided area maps and restaurant and shopping directions as well. I felt Very confident about our stay and we're pleased with the very comfortable accomadations!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

The two of us enjoyed our stay, helped a lot by neighbor and house manager Halla, who found an acupuncturist for my sore back and even took us to visit her nearby horse farm and family brewery. The house is a short walk to very good restaurants, and day trips to fantastic scenery and hikes were easy. The house is as advertised, and it is to be noted that it has no microwave. But the kitchen is otherwise amazingly well equipped. Just provide your own paper towels. The washer and dryer work fine, but only if you read the English language operating manual. The entry is a bit dark, but once you get up to the main floor it has plenty of windows. The master bedroom bed could use a new mattress, but overall the house was comfortable and we're glad we stayed there for five nights at the end of over two weeks in Iceland.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Schöne Villa in Island

  • 4 of 5

Viel Platz - ruhige Lage - guter Ausgangspunkt für viele Unternehmungen

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

"maison agréable à vivre,...

  • 5 of 5

"maison agréable à vivre,bien équipée , confortable

et bien située pour visiter le sud ouest du pays"

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"La villa est agréable, e...

  • 5 of 5

"La villa est agréable, entourée d''un jardin qui l''isole des voisins. Le quartier est calme mais proche du centre (restaurants et commerces)La maison est très bien équipée et très spacieuse."

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Nice house, well located...

  • 5 of 5

"Nice house, well located in a nice town. We uncovered, in a week, a small part of this beautiful country. We were dazzled by the beautiful landscapes. We keep an excellent memory. The choice of the house has much done."

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Hotel Selfoss and Menam
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Selfoss
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Hotel Selfoss (Riverside Restaurant) and Menam
Car: recommended

Selfoss offers unique possibilities for spectacular excursions. You only have a 10 minute drive to the black sand seashores of the North Atlantic, 1 hour drive to the famous and very active volcano Mount Hekla and the uninhabited, wild interior. Selfoss is half an hours drive from Thingvellir, a place of incomparable beauty - the historic Parliament site from the times of the Sagas. Only 70 kilometers away are some of the most renowned sightseeing spots in the country, The Golden Waterfall (Gullfoss) and the geothermal area with the one and only Geysir. Half an hour’s drive away is Hvolsvöllur and Fljotshlid, where Njal’s Saga takes place. In little more than an hour you can reach the spectacular attractions of the south coast, with glaciers, waterfalls and very impressive and varied cliffs. You can make a one day excursion to the national park of Skaftafell, surrounded by Europe´s largest glacier, and the famous iceberg lagoon, Breidamerkurlon, where you can sail amidst the icebergs.

Other Activities: Half an hour drive from Thingvellir, the historic Parliament site from the time of the Sagas

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $53.31

Check-in time is from 5 o'clock (17:00) in the afternoon. Check-out time is 11 o'clock noon.
Final cleaning is included in the price.

If cancelled within two weeks of check-in, the rent is non refundable. In all cases, we advice our guests to buy cancellation insurance.

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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.