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House in Quiet Seaside Village, Stokkseyri, South Iceland

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A dramatic black sandy beach with lagoons is just across the street.

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Last updated: 06/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Stokkseyri house 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

GOLF
Play golf in a dramatic landscape by the coastline, in the midnight sun. The 18- hole, par 72, Thorlakshofn Golf Club, known for its sand-hills, small lakes and ponds is just a 10 minute drive away.
Other local courses include: Selfoss (9-hole, 10 min drive), Hveragerdi (9-hole, 15 min drive), Hella (18 - hole, 30 min drive)

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

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

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

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

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

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

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

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

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

                      Outdoor Features

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

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront
                      • Water View

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Golf
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Hiking
                       

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                      Summer
                      May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $260
                      $1,490

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                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 06/15/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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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 is just across the street.

                        A dramatic black sandy beach with lagoons is just across the street.

                      • Newly renovated, open plan kitchen and dining room

                        Newly renovated, open plan kitchen and dining room

                      • Kayaking on pond behind the house.

                        Kayaking on pond behind the house.

                      • Family friendly house with large yards.

                        Family friendly house with large yards.

                      • Large, bright living area

                        Large, bright living area

                      • Bedroom with a queen-sized bed, excellent blinds

                        Bedroom with a queen-sized bed, excellent blinds

                      VRBO #350248

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

                      $260 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 06/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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