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Solveig Berg

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian

Tranquility, Wilderness, Scenery - Modern Cottage in West Iceland.

1 Review
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Iceland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

An Independent Cottage In a Rural Area, Built In 2003. Sleeps 4-6

This house is a self-contained mini villa set in rural West Iceland. The house has a master bedroom (sleeps 3-4), a 2°floor bedroom (sleeps 2), a studio with a sofa bed (sleeps 1-2), an open kitchen/dining/living-room, a w.c, a shower and a Finnish sauna with rear exit. A spacious balcony surrounds the house, with access to car-park via a pedestrian bridge.

The house is set in a rural area characterized by lava and birch-wood. The distance to Reykjavik is about 90 km, and about an hour´s drive to Stykkisholmur, the Snaefellsnes national park and Reykholt/Husafell.

Guests should be aware that the house is off the beaten track, i.e. it is located some 14 km. (gravel road) off the main road to Stykkisholmur and Snæfellsnes , and the last 3-4 km. are a simple driveway. All services are sought in Borgarnes, some 20-25 min. drive from the house.

The house is on the fringe of an area where there are about 10 houses scattered in the lava, a few hundred meters from any other building. Tranquility and silence, disrupted only by bird song and the sound of water from a nearby brook.

The panorama is 360°. Excellent hiking facilities through the lava fields/woodland, or on to the nearby hills and sloes. A very rich arctic flora. Nearby fresh water fishing in Lake Hitarvatn and Langavatn and fly fishing in the renown salmon rivers of West-Iceland.

Leisure services within easy distance include horse-riding, fishing, hiking, bird-watching etc.

All facilities, grocery shopping, swim-hall etc.are in Borgarnes, 25 km. away.

A special house in a beautiful setting.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Solveig Berg (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian

Reviews

1 traveler review

Tranquility, Wilderness, Scenery - Modern Cottage in West Iceland.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Fantastic overall experience - very recommendable!

  • 5 of 5

Booking and pre-departure contact was very easy, the owners are super-responsive. We arrived to Reykjavik mid-day and picked up the keys at the owners' home. They were extremely nice and welcoming. We were provided with all necessary information about the house, the area and activities - basically everything you need.

The house is wonderfully located in a lava field. It is part of group of scattered summer houses with absolute privacy - sheep are the only neighbours you will encounter. The house is very thoughtfully designed (by the owner). It was only the two of us staying there but there is enough room for up to six people with sufficient privacy. For example, the two bedrooms are each located at opposite ends of the house. The light interior is very high quality and has this nice Northern, reduced feel to it and shows no signs of wear. The house was very clean and in an immaculate condition when we arrived, with fresh sheets and an abundance of towels, which is handy in view of the sauna facilities. All the amenities work perfectly including the coffee maker, sauna and fireplace (there was a pile of wood which was sufficient for the first two days after arrival - you can restock in Borganes). There is a Hi Fi set with fine speakers to which you can connect your I-Phone/Computer but bring the necessary cable (USB or this red and white one). However, there's also a nice collection of records including Leonard Cohen which become our favourite CD during the stay. This is a very cozy place for spending a rainy day inside reading and chatting. The patio has wonderful views (you see the glaciers, volcano and the sea in the distance) and the layout shields you from the wind. The house is easily accessible with any small car and within a short drive of up to 2 hours you reach the Snaefellsjökul peninsula, Stykkisholmur and the Reykholt area. It might be advisable to opt for a 4 wheel drive if you want to take short cuts here and there, though.

We were very sad when leaving after a week we spent in the house and recommend this place with no reservations whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Keflavik International, Reykjavik Airport
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The cottage is set in a rural area characterized by lava and birch-wood. The distance to Reykjavik is about 90 km (thereof 15 km. gravel road), and there is an hours drive to Stykkisholmur or Budir (tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula).

The house is on the fringe of an area where there are about 10 houses scattered in the lava, a few hundred meters from any other building. Tranquility and silence, disrupted only by bird song and the sound of water from a nearby brook.

The panorama is 360°. Excellent hiking facilities through the lava fields/woodland, or on to the nearby hills and sloes. A very rich arctic flora. Nearby fresh water fishing in Lake Hitarvatn and Langavatn and fly fishing in the renown salmon rivers of West-Iceland.

Leisure services within easy distance include horse-riding, fishing, hiking, bird-watching etc.

All facilities, good grocery shopping, swim-halls etc.are in Bporgarnes, 25 km. away.

A beautiful house in a beautiful setting.

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Rates & Availability

West Iceland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$384
$2,139
$5,154
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates published (Euro 1.950) apply June 20 to August 22.

Deposit payable via bank transfer when booking is confirmed. Rest on arrival via bank transfer or in cash.

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Amenities

Iceland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Small wc with sink.
  • Small w.c. with sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed, 2° floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio with sofa bed, suitable for 2 children or couple,
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master bedroom with adjoining beds. Suitable for family.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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