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Sjöfn

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, norwegian

Luxury vacation rental in South Iceland Perfect location! With hot tub

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Iceland House Rental Photos and Description

Centrally located, well equipped and with a large hot tub. Two king size beds.

* NOTE: Nonnahús is approved by the Icelandic Tourism board and has all necessary licenses to ensure health and safety. *

This newly renovated house is located less than 90 km (56 mi) from Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.

It was originally built in 1967 and was completely renovated in 2008 to become a first class luxury house for the rental market.

The house is located in the country side and is only 46 km from the famous hot spring Geysir and beautiful Gullfoss waterfall.

The house itself is 126 m² and includes four bedrooms.

It's ideal for up to 10 persons. One bedroom includes double king-size bed, one has king-size bed and two include bunk beds (2 x 90 cm).

The kitchen includes all required equipment, refrigerator, kitchen stove with oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and radio with CD player. Kitchenware is for total of 12 persons.

The living room has big comfortable leather sofa and LCD television with DVD player, satellite receiver and local television stations.

In front of the house is a large 80 m² terrace with a hot tub (spa).

Centrally located - near the golden circle: The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route in South Iceland, covering about 300 km looping from Reykjavík into central Iceland and back.

The golden circle is in short driving distance from Nonnahús.

The three primary stops on the route are the national park Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning 'golden falls'), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.

Þjórsárdalur Valley: Nonnahús is located near Þjórsárdalur Valley, a valley that includes many interesting places to visit. Þjórsárdalur lies between mount Búrfell alongside the river Þjórsá to the east and mount Skriðufell to the west. The valley has been formed and given unique look by repeated eruptions of the nearby volcano Hekla as well as other volcanoes in the vicinity. Don’t be afraid – Nonnahús is not located on a bed of lava beside any volcano.

Gjáin is a very beautiful location in Þjórsárdalur valley. The river Rauðá runs through this valley with many small waterfalls, ponds and volcanic structures. It’s in about 20 min walking distance from the historical farm Stöng, and can be driven very close to in an off-road vehicle.

The volcano Hekla can be seen from the site.

Some find this place so beautiful they (secretly) have strewn their ashes in the river to be forever be united with monumental nature in this 'paradise on earth'.

Landmannalaugar: The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland's highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicoloured rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colours including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnúkur (meaning 'blue peak') and Brennisteinsalda (meaning 'sulphur wave').

Landmannaluagar is a popular tourist destination. Tourists visit the area from June through late September, after which time the road is closed.

Many hot and cold springs create a bathing warm brook, where people bath throughout the entire year. The banks of the brook are boggy and lushly vegetated and people are kindly asked to use the wooden path across the bog to the brook. It is forbidden to use soap.

Nonnahús is great place to visit Landmannalaugar from.

Free high-speed internet.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sjöfn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, norwegian

About Sjöfn

Nonnahus is family owned and operated vacation rental house on the land Miðhús 1. There are five siblings and their families who own the house and the land. The mother of the siblings is born1925 in a old farm which was located 20 meters from Nonnahus but destroyed in earthquake the year 2000. There are pictures by the old house in Nonnahus. Sjöfn is one of the siblings and is born and lives in the town Selfoss, 38 km from Nonnahus. Welcome to Iceland, Sjöfn is and her husband Hilmar.

Sjöfn purchased this house in 5

Guestbook comments from the manager

All was very good for all our family. We stay here 15 days. We are 7. The situation of the house for visiting all Sud Iceland is well. We were under the charme!!!



5/5
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Luxury vacation rental in South Iceland Perfect location! With hot tub
average rating of 4.857143 based on 19 reviews
United States
5

Great place to stay, with THE best location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived in Iceland Wednesday morning, we drove through south Iceland to this beautiful house in a great location. Neighbors are non existent! Privacy was great! It was so quiet! The views all around the house are great! River in the front, volcano to the side, mountains behind you and fields to the other side. We stayed here for a week and 2 days. You can drive to every point in south Iceland from the house. Vik beach, seljalandsfoss, gulfoss, thorsmork, bruarfoss, and, Reykjavik were just a few places that we visited while staying at Nonnahus. Internet was limited, but fast, hot tub was relaxing, and the TV was nice just to sit and watch late in the evenings after hiking all day. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, some spices, coffee, dish soap and other small things were nice. The only downside was 3 or 4 days while we were staying at Nonnahus, when the sun came out, flys were everywhere. We tried sitting on the deck but could not take the fly's all over. I've never seen so many flys. They stayed outside so we could go in the house to get away from them. Beautiful birds came by the house everyday. It was nice watching them from the deck and hot tub. The washer was nice to do our laundry, we had to get laundry soap, but it was great not having to do our laundry when we got home from vacation. The shower was small, but the bathroom was nice a big. The house was very clean and we'd would come back to Nonnahus if we come back to Southern Iceland. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Sjofn and Hilmar,

Thank you so much for sharing Nonnahus with us. The house was everything you described with all the comforts of home. Hopefully we left it as clean as we found it. The location was perfect for our photographic tour of South Iceland. The views from the deck were wonderful and it was certainly relaxing having coffee out there - even in the chilly mornings. Many thanks also for your local information sheet. It was quite helpful and we tried to visit many of the sites you listed. Wish we had stayed longer. My wife and I have decided to return to Iceland within the next few years and I hope we both can enjoy Nonnahus then.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We came to Iceland to explore and chose to be out in the countryside rather than Reykjavik. Nonnahus has one of the most beautiful locations we have had the pleasure of staying in.

The house was spotlessly clean and after driving to it through a snow storm the heat as we first opened the door was a joyous relief.

As a base to explore from it was perfect - fuel about 10 minutes up the empty road, a 30 minute drive to Selfoss for provisions from the supermarket, and all the major attractions an easy drive away. We personally recommend a trip to the secret lagoon in Fludir (about 10 miles away) - just wonderful especially if it's snowing - better than the blue lagoon because it really is heated by geysers.

The WiFi was excellent, the shower was great, the water perfectly normal and night time is dark.

We hoped to see the Northern Lights and we saw them twice from the back door. First time for an hour and then the second for a 4 hour extravaganza. The whole sky was alight in every direction - we had a massive explosive display that burst over the house. The hill isn't an issue and in-fact can help you take great aurora photos by being a great backdrop.

Take a look on YouTube search for Nonnahus and northern lights - the video is a short example from just one side window.

Nonnahus is truly a wonderful house in a spectacular location. We will be going back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay at Nonnahus

  • 5 of 5

Nonnahus is wonderful! It was just as advertised or better. The house is very comfortable and well appointed. It was perfect for our family of five. The location is stunningly beautiful. We loved climbing the bluff behind the house. Other destinations (Gjain, Fludir, Gulfoss) were conveniently close. The whole experience was everything we had hoped for. We hope to return to Nonnahus someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you liked our house and Nonnahus location. We hope that you will return someday :-). Best regards from Iceland, Sjöfn and Hilmar
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Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
5

Great Stay at Nonnahus!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two grown children and I stayed at Nonnahus for a week last June. I am remiss in not writing a review sooner! This was a perfect spot to use as a home base as we explored Iceland. There are four bedrooms and a spacious kitchen and living area. The house is spotless and well equipped. The hot tub on the deck was great. Perfect spot to sit and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains. We spent the days exploring, but were so happy to come "home" each evening. Because we were there in June, it was light all the time, so we could drive quite a ways and still find our way home! Simply a great spot - I recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy new year Jen and thank you for a great review. It is good to hear that you liked our house and we hope that you will come again later. Have a good time. Best regards, Hilmar
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We loved the house & the hot tub!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time & loved the house & the hot tub! It was always nice to get back after a day's sightseeing to the house & relax in the evening. It was really well appointed & nicely furnished.

There were four of us staying & the only thing which would have improved our stay further would have been to have had an extra bathroom.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
38 Kilometres
800 bar Selfoss http://800bar.is/
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Selsvöllur - 18 hole golf course at Flúðir
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Minilik-Ethiopian restaurant in Flúðir minilik.is
Nearest Ski
56 Kilometres
Bláfjöll http://www.skidasvaedi.is
Car: recommended

Nonnahús is located in South Iceland, in a perfect location if you wish to travel around the South side of the island. Nonnahús is very near to Þjórsárdalur, one of the most beautiful valleys in Iceland. Nonnahús is also very close to the golden circle (Gullfoss and Geysir).

Golf: If you like playing Golf, we recommend that you visit one of the best golf 18 hole course in Iceland. It’s located at Efra Sel and is called Selsvöllur. It’s only 3 km from village Flúðir, which is only approx. 20 min from Nonnahús.

Right outside Selfoss is a 9 hole golf course called Svarfhólsvöllur (Selfoss golf course).

In approx. 20 min drive from Selfoss is 18 hole golf course called Kidjaberg and is located between river Hvítá and lake Hestvatn.

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Rates & Availability

South Iceland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 27 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,470
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$174
$1,217
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note that the prices shown on this website are not with bed linen and bath towels.
The prise for bed linen and bath towels is 22 EUR per person.

We have our own booking site; htttp://www.nonnahus.is

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Amenities

Iceland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 126 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot tub outdoors
  • The bathroom is just a basic one, with toilet and shower. There is a wonderful hot tub outside on the terrace, with extremely beautiful view.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main bedroom - 1 king , King size twin bed, deattacheable
    Secondary bedroom - 1 king , King size bed
    Third bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Fourth bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Child travel cot - 1 baby crib , Child travel cot on premesis
  • Nonnahús is ideal for up to 8 persons. One bedroom includes king-size twin bed which can be separated into two single beds, one has king-size bed and two include bunk beds (2 x 90 cm). Extra beds or mattresses are available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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