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House By The Ocean / Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps, Mountain and ocean views

A house by the ocean with sweeping views of the sea and to the mountains. It's about 30-35 minutes drive from Reykjavík, in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea. Yet so close to the capital area.

Three bedrooms;

two double beds: one double size/one king size

and one single bed. Linen included.

Fully equipped kitchen, a great dining area / living room, with spectacular view.

A nice bathroom with tub and shower.

There is a Wi-Fi connection.

Outside the kitchen there is a cosy terrace where you can drink your morning coffee and enjoy the dawn.

Extremely wide birdlife; moorland birds, seabirds, ducks, geese, ravens, ptarmigan and occasionally you can see eagles and owls. In wintertime, in the right weather condition, you might see the northern lights dancing in the sky above the house.

In the surrounding area there is i.e. the waterfall Glymur (the highest waterfall of Iceland 196 m) Þingvellir National Park, horse rental, swimming pool and good opportunities for various hiking tours. There is quick accessibility to main roads and this is superb location for 'The golden circle' and more day trips to the south and west of Iceland.

More Details

Owner
Jóna
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Jóna

I am an artist, mother of two sons and a grandmother. I live in the house in Hvalfjörður and I also have my studio there.

I spend a lot of time in the capital area and I love the contrast between the city life and living in Hvalfjörður in all of it´s glory.

What fascinates me about this type of accommodation is that people get opportunity to stay in an icelandic home and get different experience for the country and its residents. The house is not always available for renting but when you stay, you have the whole house to yourself.

Why Jóna chose Iceland

The house is in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea with ever changing stunning view. It's close to the capital area with quick accessibility to main roads. It's a superb location for 'The golden circle' and more day trips to the south and west of Iceland.

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Reykjavík Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Hvalfjörður
Car: necessary

Amenities

Capital Region House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • A nice bathroom with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Three bedrooms; one bed double size/one bed king size and one single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

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(44 traveler reviews)

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House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
5

Best views ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house. An amazing host. Amazing views out every window. Amazing silence. Amazingly clean.

We were two couples in the house. Our host Jóna made us very welcome and comfortable. We had corresponded a lot before the trip and she prepared us in every way and suggested good things to see and do. She even texted us when there were sights of the Northern Light near the house, which is extra good service. The trip to/from the airport is exactly 70 minutes

and we recommend a 4 X 4 car if you want to drive around the island a bit.

Remember to buy dutyfree when you arrive, it is available right before customs, it is a lot cheaper than going to the local liquor stores. In fact all stores are a 25minute drive away from the house, so you cannot just pop around for 5minutes to get your fresh morning bread.

But as the house offers a big refrigerator, a freezer, two ovens and a wonderful gas stove and every kitchen utility you may need.....do a lot of shopping on day 1 and make your own food.

This may not mean a lot to most people but to me, this was very important: The beds, the sheets, the eiderdown and the pillows. They were an excellent quality, the very best and there were two pillows for each. We slept soooo well.

If there were 6 stars available, we would give it to both the host and the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

Jona was a gracious host. The home is comfy, cozy, and situated perfectly outside of the city but not too far from the world. We will be there again. And the Northern Lights were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tipton, IN USA
5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

The photos you see here....they absolutely do NOT do this home and property justice! If you think the photos are amazing (THEY ARE!!!)...they are but a fraction of how amazingly breathtaking this property and home are!

Jona is simply a gem of a woman and was so professional, pleasant, informative and easy to work with. Her home is so warm and the energy there is soul-cleansing. Iceland itself is now our most favorite place on Earth - and we've traveled to many places all over America and I have been to many other countries.

We vacationed from July 28 - August 2nd - it was myself, my two boys (aged 10 and 12), my sister and her 20 year old daughter. The weather was absolutely perfect. Mid to high 60's, brilliant sunshine, slight breeze...we even got a bit of a small sunburn on our cheeks the last day by the pool in Reykjavik!

The home is very conveniently located about 30 minute drive from Reykjavik and perfectly located to the National park, golden circle attractions and so much more. Driving around this beautiful country was one of our favorite things to do...driving a stick shift again through the country-side was so much fun!

Things I definitely recommend:

Horseback Riding! Viking Horses was AMAZING. A bit pricey...worth every penny.

Mink Viking Portraits: SO GLAD WE DID THIS! We have the best souvenirs ever with the professional photo session we had dressed in traditional Viking Wear.

The Blue Lagoon. That speaks for itself.

Swimming at the local pools. There are tons to choose from - all of the ones we visited were a blast. A great way to mingle with the local people - who are known for being some of the most hospitible and friendly anywhere in the world. (They truly are).

Drink drink drink the water! It seriously is amazing.

Waterfalls, geothermal areas, the golden circle. It's breathtaking.

I also recommend grocery shopping at Bonus and eating as much at home, packing snacks and lunch, etc. It is no joke how expensive everything is! But you can save a lot of money if you plan ahead. Buy your liquor at the airport if you like to enjoy libations! We only drank a few glasses of wine...but 1/5 of Jack Daniels is $85 at the liquor stores! Seriously.

Also, gas is about $8 a gallon so be sure to get a fuel effecient car.

This is a five star home with a five star owner. YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY.

Don't think about it any longer. Just book it!

Our trip was literally life changing.

Many Blessings, fellow travelers!

The Tragesser Family

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exquisite house on the fjord

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house is the best of all worlds -- within driving distance of all the sights of the south and west, yet a refuge from the crowds when you return. Each window frames a stunning view of the fjord or the mountains; you'll feel as though you are staying in a private sanctuary. The owner is friendly, helpful, and makes you feel at home right away. Our family of three loved everything about staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester
5

Great home in a great area

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home. The area is great for day trips and the natural beauty all around is stunning. It is very quite, which is what we wanted. The owner is very helpful and wants to make sure you enjoy your stay. We will be back some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Killingworth, CT, USA
5

Absolutely wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting homes all over the world for almost thirty years, and Jona's house is one of our very favorites. The house is beautifully decorated, well-designed, and fully equipped. Sitting on the edge of a beautiful fjord this house is a perfect place to relax as well as to be used as a base to explore the amazing places in West Iceland. It is a little bit far outside of Reykjavik (35-40 minutes) to make lots of trips into the city, but it is certainly doable. And Jona herself is wonderful: she was incredibly easy to work with at all times. She was flexible, helpful, welcoming, informative--just a delight.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $115.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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