Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A home for Christmas
We were looking for a remote location, for a relaxed 4 days with a proper kitchen, and this was it. With great road access for winter months yet also a decent drive away at a beautiful location and surroundings. The house was faultless and we would certainly love to stay there again, thank you Jakob and Elsa for offering such a warm and well equipped cottage.
Thank you Roland. Be welcome again anytime :)
We spent 4 nights here in late September on recommendation from friends and were not disappointed! It was clean, comfortable and equipped with all of the essentials. We were blessed with perfect weather, visited by the George our northern lights everty night and had nearly complete privacy as there were very few other cottages occupied during our visit. The location was perfect to allow for leisurely hikes along the shore, riding Icelandic horses on the beach, exploring lava caves and exploring the peninsula.
The owners are very responsive and helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to anybody considering a stay in the area.
Thank you so much Leslie :-)
Amazing Location! Other things guests show know in advance........
First, let me say that we enjoyed our stay. The location near the National park, walking distance to unique hiking trails, and The Foss Hotel restaurant can't be beat (make restaurant reservations in advance). There is so much beauty in the area!!
The cottage itself is nice once you acclimate yourself to a few unusual expectations from the host. You are expected to clean before you leave until it is "spotless" (their words). There might be (likely will be) dirty sheets left in the washer that you are also expected to clean. If the prior guests used both beds, you will be washing the bedding for 2 beds (that was our case - even though we only needed 1 bed).
The homeowner does not live close. They live 2 hours away. They don't want to hire a professional cleaner, nor do they want to drive 4 hours (both directions) to clean it themselves. This is the reason for this requirement. You are essentially the cleaner for the next guest. The dirty sheets are from the previous guest. The homeowner does not want wet sheets in the washer so they ask you to leave the dirty sheets in the washer for the next guest. You are asked to put on the spare clean sheets before you depart for the next guest. There is a minimum stay of 4 days, so you have plenty of time to get the other sheets clean and then place those on your bed when you depart.
Guests should also know there is no closet space, but there is an empty large dresser in each room.
The cabin is in very close proximity to other cabins of the same basic style. It is not a private as you might think from the pictures in the description. Also note, many of these cabins have the same cleaning policy. Some even ask for your credit card information, which is against VRBO policy.
Stairs leading to the upstairs are hardwood and can be slick. Bring slippers with traction. If you are bringing young ones they will need help with these stairs.
Bring your own shampoo and body wash. There was only hand soap.
There was plenty of salt, pepper, oil, vinegar plus a few seasonings spices.
This was a very nice cottage. The owners have a couple of these cottages. The cleaning rules are surprising at first, but we got adjusted. I imagine it keeps the cost down. Once you understand all the rules for enjoying the cabin, you can relax and enjoy this spectacular area.
Thank you for your review. Glad you liked the house and the spectacular nature. We can not offer final cleaning as it would be to expensive to have someone coming from the nearest village. But we are happy to say that have now found nice neighbor to take care of the linen washing. So that's fixed :-) We never have and never will ask for credit card numbers. All payments go through HomeAway. Jakob & Elsa
Beautiful cottage with great view of the mountains
Located in an interesting part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula close to the coastal walking track and the Snæfellness Glacier.
The cottage is new, clean, comfortably furnished, very well equipped and well maintained. Parking immediately at the cottage. Good wifi. Good communications with the owner.
Bedrooms upstairs with bathroom downstairs.
Thank you Kirsten :)
Jakob & Elsa
The cottage in Hellnar was wonderful.
Very clean and comfortable.
Would consider going back to Iceland just to stay in that Cottage
Thank you so much Christian. Be welcome again anytime :-)
Hellnar cottage 8
Perfect location and lovely cottage
Thank you Kathleen :)