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House By The Ocean / Beach

People4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, 4 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 with 3 beds;

one double size bed/

one king size bed and one single bed, 4 sleeps. Linen included.

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

A nice bathroom with tub and a shower.

Free Wi-Fi.

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

Property Manager
Jóna
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 Kjósarhreppur

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. In the right weather condition it's a perfect location to view the Northern Lights dansing above the house.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Kjósarhreppur on Capital Region

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • A nice bathroom with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Three bedrooms; one bed double size/one bed king size and one single bed. 4 sleeps.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

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House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews
Tampa FL
5

A great owner of a great house

  • 5 of 5

Jona was always available and very helpful at all times.

A wonderful owner to a beautiful house with amazing views. You cannot go wrong with renting here. All the other reviews are accurate, she's the best!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Beautiful retreat within proximity of natural attractions and the city

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice if you can believe it, the house is even more stunning in person! Floor to ceiling windows let in views of the water, the fjords, and big sky. The kitchen was well equipped and everything clean and tidy. Jóna was a thoughtful host and inquired about our travel plans as she walked us around the property. Later, she remembered where we were going and messaged us that the weather had changed and become dangerous with the winds. As a result, we stayed local and enjoyed a sunny day in Þingvellir park rather than going south to Vic in the rain. We had a magical trip in Iceland were grateful to have found this place, and such a kind host!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

Best house in Iceland!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at this house for 4 nights in early April and absolutely loved everything about our stay. Our host (Jona) welcomed us when we arrived and was always available during our stay if we had questions or to give us updates on Northern Lights forecasts. The house is very comfortable and the views are absolutely breathtaking. If there wasn't so much to see in Iceland, we could have spent the entire visit on the property. Our kids loved exploring the beaches around the house. The house has everything you need - comfortable beds, hot water, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee press, etc. The house is an easy drive to Reykjavik and the Ring Road (maybe 30 minutes to Pinvellir National Park) and we spent our other days making a loop around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (about a 2-2.5 hour drive to the 1st destination) and touring the Southern Coast (~2 hour drive to the first major waterfall) making it to Vik before heading back. One of the highlights of the trip was seeing the Northern Lights on our first night...we didn't even have to leave the master bedroom to watch them as they spread across the fjord directly in front of us. All in all, we felt we got the best rental in Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, beautiful house, warm and cosy. Our host couldn't have been more helpful or lovely. Great starting point to visit the tourist spots like Fontana, geyser, gullfoss falls.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Jona was the most wonderful host. We arrived during a storm, so she made sure we were kept up to date with information regarding weather reports and road closures. She greeted us at the house with a warm smile and showed us around her beautiful home. She took her time and made sure we understood how everything worked. We realised that evening that the DVD player was broken. We told Jona and within minutes she replied to say that she would bring a new DVD player over in the morning. She was true to her word and this was the only minor issue we had throughout our stay. The house itself is in a stunning location, with views onto the Fjords, where we eventually saw the Northern Lights. The drive from the house to the main road is absolutely fine, and it's around 40 minutes to Reykjavik city centre. There is a small beach by the house, which was fun to wonder down to and take some gorgeous photographs. The bedrooms are all very spacious with a lot of cupboard space. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept very well indeed. The kitchen is extensively equipped with everything you could possibly need (oven, hob, fridge, freezer, drawers full of spices, sauces, tea/coffee and a few essentials in the fridge!). There was no microwave, but this was not an issue for us at all. Jona has a lot of books and games in the house and a small selection of DVDs (we brought our own). Playing games in the living room and waiting for the Northern Lights to come out was the best way to spend the evening. The bathroom is small, but had everything we needed. The bath certainly came in handy after a long day in the cold. I wouldn't change a thing about Jona's house or her hosting. Like I say in my title, it was perfect in every way! Thank you Jona for the holiday of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denmark
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.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Kjósarhreppur, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
jún 10-16 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£823
for 4 nights
From
£184
£1,272
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
 
Sumar 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£823
for 4 nights
From
£184
£1,272
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£823
for 4 nights
From
£184
£1,272
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £85.94

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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