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Luxury Cottage by the Lake in the Golden Circle, Amazing Lake and Mountain Views

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A newly build cottage less than an hour drive from exciting Reykjavik. The cottage is located by the lake Úlfljótsvatn which is next to Thingvellir, the national park. Also close to other famous landmarks such as Gullfoss and Geysir. The cottage is 114 m2 and three stories high. On the Main floor there is a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave, toast, oven/stove, with a dining area next to the kitchen seating up to 8. And a bathroom with a shower . Up in the sleeping loft there are 2 separate bedrooms with one queen size tempur bed and one king size bed / 2 single beds. There is one room in the basement with a queen size tempur bed. In the basement there is also a hobby room with a sky satellite TV and a good stereo/home theater its a comfortable sofa area for relaxing, watching a movie, or listening to music on the TV, DVD and CD player. Also there is storage room in the basement with a thermostat for the hot tub. Around the cottage there is a 100 m2 porch with a BBQ and a hot tub.
The house is built very high up on a hill with a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains, so i recommend 4x4 car specially during winter but if not there is also possible to park in the driveway and walk up to the house instead you get stunning panoramic mountain view there is also amazing to see the northern lights / aurora. The view is truly amazing!! The cottage is newly built so all the equipment are new. Free Wi-Fi is also included.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 115 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King size bed / 2 single beds...moreless

  • We also have 2 baby cots and 2 highchairs

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • If there is anything which isn’t listed above or anything you need to have to enjoy your stay just ask me and I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.. There is no smoking allowed inside the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    In the basement we have Game console (Playstation2) and some games plus flat screen tv...moreless

  • Games:

    Playstation 2 games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky satelite tv with tons of interesting channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42' Lcd flat screen ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The cottage is heated up with natural geothermal water with central floor heating. So it is warm and cosy all year around....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi is included in our rental prices ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    We offer our guests mobile phone at the cottage. Which guests can fill up with prepaid simcard from the first day of your travel....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with everything you might poosibly need, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Our hot tub is heated up with natural geothermal water which our guests can enjoy using all year around summer and winter....moreless

Property Descriptor

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
£119
£790
Low season
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
£99
£590
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
4 night min stay
£119
£790
High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
4 night min stay
£129
£790
End of high season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
£119
£790
Low season
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
£99
£590

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning £55
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Extra charge of 55£ is charged for final cleaning plus linen + towels and preparing for next group of guests.


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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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Location

115 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Keflavík Airport (Iceland International Airport)
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Lindin / http://www.laugarvatn.is/
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Landeyjarhöfn to Westman Islands
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Írafoss / 9 hole free / Closed during winter
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Route 1
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Lindin / http://www.laugarvatn.is/
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Bláfjöll
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Þorlákshöfn

Car: Necessary

Nearest attractions and things to do:

Thingvellir national park 10 min away : Listed on UNESCO world heritage site.

Dive or snorkel in Silfra / Thingvellir ( http://www.scuba.is/en.html )

Gullfoss 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.

Geysir 50 min away : Famous landmark in the golden circle.

Kerið ( The Crater ) 15 min away : Volcanic crater lake in Grímsnes.

Selfoss : 25 min away : Shopping / groceries / medical services.

Blue lagoon 90 min away : The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. (http://www.bluelagoon.com)

Eyjafjallajökull 70 min away : The famous volcano.

Seljalands waterfall 70 min away : 60 meter high waterfall.

Skógafoss waterfall 70 min away : Known for the ice that forms from the mist.

Hveragerði ( Eldhestar ) 35 min away :Horseback riding tours ( www.Eldhestar.is )

Fontana spa ( www.fontana.is ) 20 min away in the charming town Laugarvatn and there is also a good swimming pool there.

River rafting in Hvítá 25 min away. (www.arcticrafting.com)

there is also a riverjet in Hvítá.( www.icelandriverjet.com )

Outdoor public swimming pools with jacuzzi and water slides can be found in Minni-Borg 30 min away.

Thingvellir / Gjábakkahellir cave is a perfect example of an Icelandic lava tube formed 9000 years ago during eruption and is situated in one of the most active volcano areas in the world (20min away) : Book a lava caving tour here (www.adventures.is)

Caves of Laugarvatn are remarkable as people lived there in the last century (http://www.happydays.is/is/trip/122) : 20 min away.

Natural hot spring pool (http://www.secretlagoon.is/) : 45 min away.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where blue, white, turquoise and black streaked icebergs shift and creak about in an icy dance. The icebergs are 1,000-year-old chunks of the retreating Öraefajokull glacier that have broken off and are floating out to sea. 4 hours away. Also possible to book boat riding tours in the glacial lagoon here (http://icelagoon.com/)

Vestmannaeyjar : 2 hours away. The Westman Islands are a group of 15 islands situated off the south coast of Iceland, and are reachable by either ferry or by airplane. Book a ferry ride here (http://eimskip.is/EN/iceland_domestic/herjolfur/)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My name is Hrafn and on the picture with me is my girlfriend Þórunn. I am 30 and she is 28 years old from Iceland the only family member who isn't in the picture is our little daughter Elma Lind 2 years old she also loves staying with us at the cottage. :) We live in Reykjavík city. We own the house Brekkur by the lake Úlfjótsvatn, We love staying there and so do our friends and family so we decided to put it on Holiday rentals and offer it for rent for other people to enjoy to. I´ll be happy to assist you in any way I can and help you to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Reykjavik:
We had already built the house and were looking for a place to put it on. We had been looking everywhere, but we had few very important tips to remember we wanted good location not far from our home in Reykjavík. And also the views we thought it would be so nice to wake up in this place with these view over the lake and surrounding mountains, hear the wild bird life during summer have the morning sun shining until the evening without anything blocking it and during winter having the strong northern lights with no light pollution like in Reykjavík. So we ended up finding this place and we are so happy we did cause we love staying there with our friends and family. So we decided to offer it for rent for others to enjoy to.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The location is perfect and the view is even better its not far away from Reykjavík (45 min away). Really close to all the major attractions south Iceland has to offer with lots of things to see and do. Then the town Selfoss is only within 20 minutes away where you can find every kind of service needed. So while your enjoying the nature at its best you can easily get every service needed from short distance.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the deck on the mainfloor

    View from the deck on the mainfloor

  • Kitchen on the mainfloor

    Kitchen on the mainfloor

  • Dining room / living room on the main floor.

    Dining room / living room on the main floor.

  • View from the cottage over the lake during amazing northern lights.

    View from the cottage over the lake during amazing northern lights.

  • View from the deck over the lake

    View from the deck over the lake

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Bright and cozy Bedroom loft 1 (king size bed)

    Bright and cozy Bedroom loft 1 (king size bed)

  • Bright and cozy bedroom loft 2 (queen size bed)

    Bright and cozy bedroom loft 2 (queen size bed)

  • The house and the 100 square meters deck overlooking the lake and the mountains.

    The house and the 100 square meters deck overlooking the lake and the mountains.

  • The stunning views from the cottage!!

    The stunning views from the cottage!!

  • Winter wonderland

    Winter wonderland

  • Iceland,golden circle, Geysir 50 min away

    Iceland,golden circle, Geysir 50 min away

  • Dining room / living room on the main floor.

    Dining room / living room on the main floor.

  • Dining room / living room on the main floor.

    Dining room / living room on the main floor.

  • Sunset from the deck

    Sunset from the deck

  • Winter Wonderland deck view

    Winter Wonderland deck view

  • A nice relaxing sunny day at the cottage.

    A nice relaxing sunny day at the cottage.

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Bedroom in basement (queen size bed)

    Bedroom in basement (queen size bed)

  • Tv and entertainment room in the basement

    Tv and entertainment room in the basement

  • The house is located high up in the hill overlooking the lake and mountains.

    The house is located high up in the hill overlooking the lake and mountains.

  • The cottage and Northern lights, taken by one of our guests in Feb 2013

    The cottage and Northern lights, taken by one of our guests in Feb 2013

  • A quiet winter night full of stars and snow.

    A quiet winter night full of stars and snow.

  • Iceland, Golden circle, Gullfoss 50 min away

    Iceland, Golden circle, Gullfoss 50 min away

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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