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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland

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A dramatic black sandy beach with lagoons in front of the house.

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Last updated: 03/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Situated in a quiet, seaside village, in southern Iceland. Stokkseyri is an ideal base to explore glaciers, geysers, volcanoes and waterfalls while having the comfort of a home to come back to. In front of the house, just across the street is a stunning, black sandy beach where the North Atlantic meets the coast of Iceland. Behind the house is a freshwater pond and wetlands populated with birds.

The property offers 3 double bedrooms, a living-room, an open plan kitchen and dining room with a picturesque, panoramic view of glaciers, mountains, and farmland. The family-friendly house is tastefully decorated, cozy and comfortable with all modern amenities including WiFi, microwave, and cable television.

One of Iceland's best lobster restaurants is within walking distance, the local swimming pool is just few blocks away, and there is a range of golf courses close by. A larger town with a full range of services is within a 10 minute drive.

Excellent sightseeing in the vicinity.
Day trips could include:

- Reykjavík
- Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Skálholt.
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógar Waterfall, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Glacier, Vik.
- Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárslón Glacier Lagoon.
- Snowmobling on Myrdalsjökull Glacier.
- Westmann Islands
- Mt. Hekla
- Blue Lagoon

Distances
60 minutes from Keflavik.
40 minutes from Reykjavik.
50 minutes from Geysir.
30 minutes from Hella.
20 minutes from Hveragerdi.
10 minutes from Selfoss.
10 minutes from Thorlakshofn.

Keywords: House, Iceland, seaside, beach, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Family friendly house. Cot, high chair, stroller, toys, games and books available. Swimming pool a few blocks away. Horses in the next yard. Beach across the street. Fishing and kayaking for older children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Toys, games, library including non-fiction literature in English on Iceland....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The local seafood restaurants offer an excellent array of meals that can be delivered....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The local geothermal, outdoor swimming pool is is a few blocks away....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    The local geothermal, outdoor swimming pool including hot tub is a few blocks away....moreless

 

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May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$260
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Location

3 minute walk to local swimming pool.

Sandy beach perfect for walks, birdwatching and building sandcastles just across the street.

Excellent horseback riding tours on a farm nearby.

You can kayak inland on fresh water ponds and creeks or on the open ocean in front of the house. See http://en.kajak.is/

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: My name is Kristin. I grew up in Iceland but live in London with my husband and two children. This is a family second home. My parents live in Iceland.

Why the Owner Chose Stokkseyri:
This has been a family second home for the last 21 years. It was my grandmother who found the house. As a teenager she had worked in a neighboring village, Hveragerdi, where she met and fell in love with my grandfather. Of all the villages in southern Iceland this had always been her favorite; close to the sea, with views of the glaciers, mountains and farmland and close to her roots, a farm by Mt. Hekla. For the last 15 years, my parents have used the house as a weekend recluse from 'busy' Reykjavik. They like to take long walks, bicycle and play lots of golf. For them it's very convenient, only 40 minutes from Reykjavik, a big supermarket in the neighboring town, nice restaurants and a wide selection of great golf courses.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's also been a favorite destination for their eight grandchildren - the older ones play football in the backyard, go horseback riding, fishing and kayaking. The younger grandchildren spend lots of time on the beach and in the local swimming pool, just a few blocks away. Since having my own children, 2 and 6, and trying to travel in Iceland with friends with children I realized that, accommodation-wise, Iceland is not very family friendly. It's virtually impossible to get adjoining rooms. I also realized what an excellent base this was for our friends from abroad to see some of the major sites that Iceland has to offer. Not to mention activities. Iceland is spectacular. We are all very excited to share with you a country, and a home, that has given us all great pleasure.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A dramatic black sandy beach with lagoons in front of the house.

    A dramatic black sandy beach with lagoons in front of the house.

  • Newly renovated, open plan kitchen and dining room.

    Newly renovated, open plan kitchen and dining room.

  • View of the lagoon and mountains from the living room.

    View of the lagoon and mountains from the living room.

  • Living room facing the patio and the sea.

    Living room facing the patio and the sea.

  • Master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, excellent blinds, love seat and sofa.

    Master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, excellent blinds, love seat and sofa.

  • Cozy reading room and third bedroom.

    Cozy reading room and third bedroom.

  • Playing on the property.

    Playing on the property.

  • Swimming on Stokkseyri Beach!

    Swimming on Stokkseyri Beach!

  • Lake Thingvellir, a historical, geological & cultural wonder. 60 km away.

    Lake Thingvellir, a historical, geological & cultural wonder. 60 km away.

  • Gullfoss is 55 min away. Beautiful in all weather.

    Gullfoss is 55 min away. Beautiful in all weather.

  • Stop at Skógarfoss Waterfall on your way to the glacier or to Vík.

    Stop at Skógarfoss Waterfall on your way to the glacier or to Vík.

  • Stunning south coast.

    Stunning south coast.

  • Family friendly house with large yards.

    Family friendly house with large yards.

  • The bright, open plan kitchen faces the lagoon and has stunning mountain views.

    The bright, open plan kitchen faces the lagoon and has stunning mountain views.

  • Living room facing the sea.

    Living room facing the sea.

  • Large, bright living area.

    Large, bright living area.

  • Second bedroom. Two single beds. Excellent blinds. Lots of comfort.

    Second bedroom. Two single beds. Excellent blinds. Lots of comfort.

  • Kayaking on pond behind the house.

    Kayaking on pond behind the house.

  • Stokkseyri's volcanic beach. Miles of beauty.

    Stokkseyri's volcanic beach. Miles of beauty.

  • Between Stokkseyri and Keflavik Airport, the Blue Lagoon is an easy destination.

    Between Stokkseyri and Keflavik Airport, the Blue Lagoon is an easy destination.

  • 70 km away, Geysir is just one of the highlights on the Golden Circle day trip.

    70 km away, Geysir is just one of the highlights on the Golden Circle day trip.

  • Walk behind Seljalands Waterfall on the South Coast Drive.

    Walk behind Seljalands Waterfall on the South Coast Drive.

  • Relax in our local pool, just a two minute walk away, and open all year round.

    Relax in our local pool, just a two minute walk away, and open all year round.

  • Journey through the south and end at Jökulsárs Glacier. A fantastic outing.

    Journey through the south and end at Jökulsárs Glacier. A fantastic outing.

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