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Beautiful Licensed Mini-Farm in the Country Side, Nature and Animals

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One of my grate breeding and riding mare with her new born

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Selfoss house description

In Iceland it’s illegal to rent out house/apartment to visitors without having necessary licenses. This is to ensure the safety of tourists and to make sure they receive what they are paying for. The Health Authority, Fire Department, Sheriff and Building Supervisor have to give consent so house/apartment get license.

We at Hofdatun are pleased to say that we have permission from those parties and are fully licensed vacancy house. Certificates are at display for our guests verification.

We are also very pleased to say that our guest get good discount of rental cars from Geysir rental cars in Keflavik airport

THIS BEAUTIFUL HOUSE with 8 akers of land is in the heart of south Iceland. It only takes 15 min. to drive to nearest town, Selfoss and 50 min. to Reykjavík or Thingvellir national park. Then its ideal to take the golden circel tour and drive to Gullfoss and Geysir. All around the old Geysir are more spouting hot springs, such as the ever lively Strokkur (the butter Churn), which erupts every 3-5 minutes.

The house and its surroundings is wonderful in all seasons.

At Hofdatun is a chicken coop so every morning you get fresh eggs for breakfast. During the summer time there is also 6 very gentle Icelandic horses on the field next to the house. You can take supervised riding tours on them. During the winter you can meet with the horses in their winter fields or in the stable. In the winter riding tours are arranged at nearby horse rental. We also have 4-6 pregnant mares that will give birth between june 1 and august 15 2014. Witnessing a birth of a foal is something you will never forget!

In the garden you get fresh vegetable and herbs during the harvesting season. In the garden you also have large hot tub that is wonderful to bath in winter as well as summer.

In Hofdatun are 4 bedrooms where 7 adults can sleep. Baby beds can be provided free of charge.

The view from Hofdatun is very wide, you can see the volcanic Islands Vestmannaeyjar as well as Ingolfsfjall and Eyjafjallajokull

In South Iceland you find all kind off entertainment. Among many other things you can enjoy art in museums and galleries, take a walk in prehistorical places or go surfing or river rafting (for the brave one!).

Keywords: house, farm, horses, nature, golden circel, mountain view, volcano's, relax, peace and quiet

Property Type

  • House
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smokers are welcome as long as they smoke outside...moreless

      • Children Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1

        ...moreless

      • In the bathroom is a shower corner as well as large spa bath tub. Towels and hand soap is included....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Catering Available:

        I can cook your dinner and make breakfast if you like. Its not includec in the price. Its popular to order dinner to be ready at guests arrival....moreless

      • Dining:

        Contact Thorey if you like her to cook a dinner for you :)...moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Modern kitchen with all newest equipments...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Refrigerator, freeser and a ice machine...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        Drip pot coffee maker...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        8...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Toaster
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Ice Maker
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Linens Provided:

        Linens are provided and the beds have been made before your arrival...moreless

      • Wood Fireplace:

        Outside garden wood fireplace...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Parking Off Street
      • Washing Machine
      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
      • Heating
      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • 'Horse riding is awailable and the horses live close to the house' 'Chicken coop so the guests can get them self fresh eggs for breakfast' 'Fresh herbs and salad in the garden during harvesting season' 'Bedsheets, blankets and other bed comfort are provided' 'Towels and hand soap are provided, also washing powder for dish washer and washing machine' Discount of many entertainment such as whale watching, scuba diving, rental car and more...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Toys
          • Music Library
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • CD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            High speed internet access...moreless

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            Out door hot tub in the garden. Lovely to bath in the hot water and watch the stars and the northern lights in the winter time, as well as in the summer time....moreless

          • Jetted Tub

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            (2) One small one and a larger one (about 40 m2)...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Mountain View:

            Georgius mountain view including the great volcano Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull and Katla...moreless

          • Rural
          • Lake View

          Activities

          • Museums
          • Snowmobiling
          • Jet Skiing
          • Surfing
          • Kayaking
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Rafting
          • Hiking
          • Swimming
          • Snowboarding
          • Medical Services
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Walking
          • Bird Watching
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Churches
          • Restaurants
          • Cinemas
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer 2014
          Jun 16 - Sep 15, 2014
          1 night min stay
          €230
          €1,610 €6,440
          Autum 2014
          Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
          2 night min stay
          €180
          €1,080 €4,320
          Winter 2014-2015
          Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
          2 night min stay
          €145
          €870 €3,480
          Spring 2015
          May 1 - Jun 15, 2015
          2 night min stay
          €195
          €1,365 €5,460
          Summer 2015
          Jun 16 - Sep 15, 2015
          2 night min stay
          €260
          €1,820 €7,280
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

          20% deposit is payed when booked and the rest at arrival.


          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/23/2014
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          Location

          120 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Keflavik airport
          7 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          15 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          beach
          16 Kilometres
          Nearest Barpub
          Selfoss
          50 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski
          15 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          16 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant

          Car: Recommended

          On New Year´s Eve its tradition in Iceland to light a Elf Bunfire who has to burn the whole night. Icelanders believe that on New Year´s Eve Elf´s move from place to place, this fires are keept burning the whole night to help them to find theyr way and also to welcome them to live at your place. At Hofdatun we honor this old tradition and on the picture side you can see picture of the Elf Bonfire we had last New Year´s Eve. It´s simply magical to stand next to the fire, with a little imagination you can feel the presence of the Elf’s around you whispering their thanks to you :)

          During the summer you have the horses grasing next to the house, you can go riding them, petting them or even witness the birth of a foal. The summer of 2014 we are expecting some 4-6 foals! To witness a birth of a foal is something you will never forget :)

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2011

          About the owner: I´m 42 years old and was born and raised on a farm next to Hofdatun Vacation House. I live in the garage appartment with my 2 dogs. My favorite hobby is horse riding and breeding horses. I love to take my guests horse riding and share some folks storys from the area with them. Its been so grate to get to know all the people thats been staying in the house since june 2011. My guests have been from U.S.A, Spaine, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England, Finland, Greenland, Belgium, Israel, Taiwan, Canada, Norway, France and Iceland. As you can see if you reed the rewievs on Home Away my guests are very happy with everything, both the servise I provide, the location of the house, the house it self, the animals and the nature.

          Why the Owner Chose Selfoss:
          This is where I lived as a child and I belive this is the most beautiful and wonderful place in the world. I wanted to live close to all my wonderful childhood memorys

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Peace and quiet is the first words that comes to my mind. During the summer time all you usually hear is the bird singing and occasionally sheep bleat or horses whinny. Then its the horse riding, I love to ride on the bank of the grate river Thjorsa in the midnight sun. Whatching how my mares is doing and when they give birth to a healthy foal is wonderful. In the winter the northern lights and all the bright stars in the sky are astonishing. Its also grate to stay inside with hot chocolate, reading a book while snow blizzard is outside.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Links to more information:

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          Photos

          • One of my grate breeding and riding mare with her new born

            One of my grate breeding and riding mare with her new born

          • Spacious bedroom with 2 single beds or one king size bed, garden view

            Spacious bedroom with 2 single beds or one king size bed, garden view

          • One persone bedroom, bright and spacious with garden view

            One persone bedroom, bright and spacious with garden view

          • The dining room is gorgeous!

            The dining room is gorgeous!

          • The living room, plasma TV, stereo, VCR and DVD. Huge collection of movies also!

            The living room, plasma TV, stereo, VCR and DVD. Huge collection of movies also!

          • Its so good to relax in this large massage bathtub after a long day

            Its so good to relax in this large massage bathtub after a long day

          • The chicken coop,there you get fresh eggs every morning!

            The chicken coop,there you get fresh eggs every morning!

          • Even Skoppa the puppy went to the hot tup with this family :)

            Even Skoppa the puppy went to the hot tup with this family :)

          • Summer at Hofdatun, this are some of the riding horses that our guests can ride

            Summer at Hofdatun, this are some of the riding horses that our guests can ride

          • Baby chicken in may

            Baby chicken in may

          • Chicken coop at winter, dont worry its warm and nice inside the coop

            Chicken coop at winter, dont worry its warm and nice inside the coop

          • The master bedroom, with king size bed and walk in closet

            The master bedroom, with king size bed and walk in closet

          • Bright and spacious bedroom with 2 single beds/one double bed and garden view

            Bright and spacious bedroom with 2 single beds/one double bed and garden view

          • The kitchen, all possible modern equipments!

            The kitchen, all possible modern equipments!

          • Beautiful living room, all the family can be together to talk or watch movie

            Beautiful living room, all the family can be together to talk or watch movie

          • Beautiful and spacious bathroom with massage bathtub and shower

            Beautiful and spacious bathroom with massage bathtub and shower

          • Garden view

            Garden view

          • Most popular area in the garden

            Most popular area in the garden

          • September and Oktober with all its colurs is amazing!

            September and Oktober with all its colurs is amazing!

          • Redwings nest about few meters from the house

            Redwings nest about few meters from the house

          • Tumi at the elf bonfire

            Tumi at the elf bonfire

          • Horses at winter time

            Horses at winter time

          VRBO #381673

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          This listing was first published here in 2011.

          Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

          €145 - €260 per night (EUR)
          10

          4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

          View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
          Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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