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Beautiful Cottage with Geothermal Heat at Uthlid Close to Geysir

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Last updated: 06/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Selfoss cottage description

Iceland Cottage is located near Geysir and Gullfoss and is just over an hour's drive from Reykjavik, in the heart of Iceland's Golden Circle. Ideal for couples, families and small groups, this traditional pine cottage on the beautiful Uthlid farm sits on over an acre and is an excellent base for your Iceland vacation. Bathe in the geothermal waters and enjoy walking the trails on the expansive lava fields that surround the cottage.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            single is bunk...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            single is bunk...moreless

          • 2 cots available in loft for additional guests

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Cottage is typical Icelandic. Pine interior with basic amenities and large deck with panoramic views, hot tub and over an acre of land with lava formations. Very peaceful location with access to farm amenities....moreless


              • Books
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Waterfalls
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Volcano
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural:

                On a rural farm just 5 km from Geysir...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                View of Hekla Volcano and mountains behind cottage...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Available at the Rettin on the farm....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Heated by geothermal water...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking:

                    Parking area in front of cottage...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Living room, adjoining kitchen, leads out to deck and is furnished with a couch, chairs and table...moreless

                  • Local Maps


                  • Kitchen:

                    Small kitchen with electric oven, stove and refrigerator...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven


                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    About an acre of lava field with birch and look outs....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Expansive deck with hot tub that can be set up for dining and has views over valley below and out to Hekla....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    9 hole golf course is 2 km away across Route 37...moreless

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Hot pot with fresh geothermal water that constantly cycles....moreless

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Pool with hot pot is 1 km down mountain at the entrance to the farm....moreless

                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Outdoor Pool


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 28 - Sep 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning $85
                  • Taxes Not included


                  A deposit of 50% of the total amount of the rental is required to confirm your reservation. If we have not received your deposit within 14 days of the date of your inquiry, your reservation will be cancelled.

                  There is a 50% cancellation fee on the total rental for cancellations made more than 60 days prior to your arrival date. There is a 100% cancellation fee on the total rental for cancellation

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                  Last updated: 06/05/2014
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                  140 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  800 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rettin, Uthlid Farm
                  1.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Uthlid Golf Course
                  800 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Rettin, Uthlid Farm

                  Car: Necessary

                  Situated on Uthlid farm in south iceland an hour from Reykjavik. 5 min drive to Geysir. 10 mins to Gullfoss and Laugavatn. 30 min drive to Thingvellir. 2.5 hour drive to Landmannalaugar and Snaefellsnes. 3.5 hrs to Skaftafell. 4 to Jokulsarlon. Views of Hekla volcano, Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Farm has restaurant, swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking trails, store, gas pump and 9-hole golf course.

                  Other Activities: Rafting, off-roading, photography

                  Golf: 9 Hole Golf Course on Uthlid Farm


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: Owners Ian Cross and Josette Bonafino are creative entrepreneurs and adventurers who love to travel and experience amazing locations and cultures. They fell in love with Iceland in the late 90's and fulfilled their dream of owning a cottage back in 2001 when they revisited the Uthlid farm. Ian and Josette have been involved in a number of creative projects in Iceland including the animated movies Anna and The Moods and Legends of Valhalla - Thor. In 2003 they took a group of young inner city Philadelphians to Iceland to work on a collaborative project with Icelandic teenagers. Based in Philadelphia they own and run a design and technology firm I-SITE, a student travel firm Culture Quest Tours, an arts-based nonprofit The Multicultural Youth eXchange and an entertainment venue, The Trestle Inn. Ian and Josette, lovers of volcanic destinations, also own a villa on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

                  Why the Owner Chose Selfoss:
                  Uthlid is one of the most sought after destinations in South Iceland for renters. Close to Geysir, Gullfoss and many other attractions, the farm has amazing view of the mountain and surrounding countryside and is still close to towns like Selfoss and Laugavatn.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The cottage is a wonderfully private location beautifully nestled in a lava field unlike many other nearby cottages that are in exposed area. The cottage is furnished simply and has a private hot tub and deck area with beautiful views. The cottage is close enough to the farm store but far enough away up the mountain to be quiet especially during the summer months. It sits at the trailhead that access trails across the lava fields to the mountains and Bruaraskord 9km alway with its beautiful waterfall and views out to Langjokull.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Cottage


                  • Deck with view out to Hekla

                    Deck with view out to Hekla

                  • Geothermal hot pot

                    Geothermal hot pot

                  • Loft with views out to moutains

                    Loft with views out to moutains

                  • Lava formation next to cottage

                    Lava formation next to cottage

                  • Hiking trail by cottage

                    Hiking trail by cottage

                  • Photo project in lava fields behind cottage

                    Photo project in lava fields behind cottage

                  • Iceland Cottage in Summer

                    Iceland Cottage in Summer

                  • Kitchen and breakfast bar

                    Kitchen and breakfast bar

                  • Main bedroom

                    Main bedroom

                  • 2nd bedroom

                    2nd bedroom

                  • behind cottage looking down to valley

                    behind cottage looking down to valley

                  • Northern Lights above cottage

                    Northern Lights above cottage

                  $980 per week (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/05/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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