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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: 08/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

Hofdatun is 140 m2. In Hofdatun are 4 bedrooms where 7-9 adults can sleep. Baby beds can be provided free of charge.

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 2015. 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.

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 of 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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 140 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Towels and hand soap is included.

Other Amenities

  • 'Horse riding is available 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View:

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

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet access...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Outside garden wood fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • 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

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip pot coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    There is not a dishwasher in the studio room...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchens with all newest equipments...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator, freeser and a ice machine...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

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
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 12 - Sep 15, 2015
2 night min stay
€260
€1,820

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €260 Nightly

Fall 2015-2016
Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
€205
€1,435 €5,740

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €205 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €191 Nightly

Winter 2015-16
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
€175
€1,225 €4,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €175 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €163 Nightly

Spring 2016
May 1 - Jun 15, 2016
2 night min stay
€215
€1,505 €6,020

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €215 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €201 Nightly

Summer 2016
Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
€295
€2,065 €8,260

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €295 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €275 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

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


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Location

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

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 43 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, danish

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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

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