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Majestic Views Art House in Iceland

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

A serene setting with expansive vistas conducive to repose.

Welcome to my beautiful and comfortable home. Soak in panoramic views in a serene setting with expansive vistas conducive to repose. The house is set on the end of a peninsula poetically named Saeunn - Sea, she who is loved. Marvel majestic vistas of extinguished volcano ranges and glaciers from the living room, office and kitchen. The boardwalk and beach are just steps away from our front door, and the geothermal swimming pool in Borgarnes is only a 5 minute walk away.

The living and dining room are beautifully furnished with a large dining room table and comfortable sofas in a large open space with eastern western and southern views. The interior is inspiring, elegant & spacious. The walls are adorned with artworks. The bedrooms are furnished with comfortable beds, linens, sheets and towels, and are equipped with black out blinds and curtains for our midnight sun. The bathrooms are equipped with natural Icelandic hand soap and shampoo. The kitchen is fully stocked with an array of spices, vinegar and oils. The pantry has some basics for late arrivals.

It is a wonderful space for families and friends. It has a very comfortable living room, dining area, and the kitchen is fully equipped with cooking and baking tools. Fine linens and good down comforters are included.

It is a wonderful home base to visit the Snaeffelsness Penninsula, Reykholt Valley, Whale watching in Grundafjord, Glymur Water Falls and the Hafnarfjall mountain.

Drive the Snæfellsnes highway and hike the Snæfellsnes glacier as adventurously described in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. Continue on anywhere in any direction and discover what locals refer to as the REAL Iceland.

Marvel pristine coastlines and visit quaint villages. Patient hikers may spot arctic foxes, eagles, or killer whales and dolphins in the bay. Coastal drives, fishing, geothermal hot pot hunting and hiking are great past times. During the fall, wintertime and springtime northern lights sweep through the skies.

More Details

Owner
Michelle Bird
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, italian, dutch, icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About Michelle Bird

I'm an artist, my art studio and apartment is below the rental property. I am a fanatic traveller and am passionate about creating inspiring environments. I have travelled to about over 27 countries and speak 5 languages. I paint in my studio on the property as well as everywhere else I visit! Welcome!

Michelle Bird purchased this house in 2014

Why Michelle Bird chose Iceland

I fell in love with this home and it's stunning monumental views. From the living room, kitchen and office, you can see in full view the bay, the ocean, the glaciers langjokull and Eric's Jokull and monumental mountain Hafnarfjall which is a dormant volcano. During the winter I have seen Northern lights from inside the house on countless occasions from anytime in October until April. Lenticular clouds, pink and purple light flood the short days in the winter. Ice sheets in the water cluster and mount up on our shores. This is truly a magical setting anytime of the year.

What makes this house unique

Repose! The space is elegant and comfortable, there are many places in the living and dining room to sit and read, or watch the tides. We are less than a ten minute walk for the geo thermal hotpots at the swimming pool and sports center near by (which also offers badminton classes). There is a god golf course in Borgarnes and in Husafell! Horseback riding is usually offered after april and before november.

Amenities

Borgarnes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • clean and spacious
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This is a room with and office adjacent a small bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A lovel spacious room with closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lovely spacious room
  • Elegant and comfortably furnished with good linens, ironed pillow cases and sheets, down comforters and pillows. Towels are included.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a marvelous public pool with geothermal hot tubs and jacuzzis just with 10 minutes walking.

Reviews

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(2 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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5

Spacious apartment in gorgous setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple used this as our base for a quick 4-day trip to Iceland and it was great. The setting was beautiful and it was a convenient launching point for excursions to Snaefellness peninsula, Grabrok caldera, or back down to Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. One night we could see the aurora borealis from the kitchen window.

Michelle was an enthusiastic and delightful hostess, checking in on us once a day and a font of valuable information about what to see and do.

The apartment is well-equipped and vibrantly decorated with Michelle's artwork. She directed us to a great restaurant within walking distance of the house where we feasted on lamb, fish, and icelandic lobster. The town sport and health center was a great place to relax in the hot tubs at the end of the day (less than $5 per adult admission fee).

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Einzigartige Erfahrung - unschlagbar!

  • 5 of 5

Die Aussicht atemberaubend, das Appartement liebevoll eingerichtet, die Küche mehr als ausreichend ausgestattet und die Vermieterin bezaubernd!

Wir - eine fünfköpfige Familie - haben hier die beste Zeit unseres schönen Islandurlaubs verbracht!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carolin and Jan, it was my pleasure, and what a lovely surprise! We love Champagne! We look forward to seeing you again in 2018! All the best!
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Map

Nearest Airport
119 Miles
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Englendingavik, restaurant and bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Borgarness
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
54
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
The Settlement Center
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
Outside the house
Car: necessary

Borgarnes is a perfect home base to travel around west Iceland. It's a very friendly and quaint town with hiking opportunities and exploring along the picturesque coast is a must. There are 2 grocery stores and a very good bakery: Geirabakari Kaffihus featured as Papa Joe's in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (by the way the views from the scene at Papa Joe's are the views from our home). Blómasetrið - Kaffi Kyrrð is my favorite cafe, they serve home-made waffles with cream. Ljómalind Farmers Market has home made ice cream, fresh eggs and more local delights. The Settlement Center is an excellent restaurant (open until 9 pm) and serves a vegetarian buffet daily (11-15pm).

Borgarnes has basketball courts, jogging paths, and a pretty park. I appreciate that we're close to many caves and glaciers and day trips are easy.

Marvel pristine coastlines and visit quaint villages. Patient hikers may spot arctic foxes and falcons. Killer whales and dolphins can be spotted further up in the bay and are best seen with a tour. There are easily a weeks worth of day trips from Borgarnes as a home base. Some of these are:

1) Driving around the Snæfelsjokull glacier. (the volcano mentioned in Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.) The road around the glaciers has many stops and short hikes. This is a full day trip. Hiking the glacier is a separate day trip. As is Whale watching with Laki Tours in Grundafjordur.

2) Driving through the Reykjholt Valley, hiking Hestfjall and visiting the Stedje Brewery.

3) Hiking Glymur the highest waterfall in Europe.

Coastal drives, fishing, geothermal hot pot hunting and hiking are great past times. During the fall, wintertime and springtime NORTHERN LIGHTS sweep through the skies.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $355.41
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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