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Luxurious Lake House In The Heart Of The Golden Circle, Hot Tub, Free WIFI.

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious Lakeside House (165m2) With 4 Bedrooms And 1 Guesthouse, Hot Tub / WIFI

The property is beautifully located at the east side of lake Úlfljótsvatn.

A small stream flows beside the houses providing a soothing sound of buzzing water. Here you can see a video of the beautiful surroundings

http://www.youtube.com/embed/90azjFgiYa4?rel=0

The place has two buildings.

The main one is 130 sqm with 4 bedrooms.

Two of the bedrooms have private bathrooms and the other two share on bathroom.

The house is heated with natural geothermal water making the natural stone floors comfortably warm.

The spacious living room has dining space for 12-16 people around the dining table.

There is a fireplace and a big television screen in the living room.

The smaller house is 30 sqm. with entrance, a comfortable bedroom and a bathroom.

The two buildings are connected with a 100 sqm courtyard, a very nice space for games. (a basketball basket is there)

Around the main building is a hardwood porch on the south and west side of the main house.

There is a hot tub for 7-8 people overlooking the lake. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunset or the northern lights after an adventures day.

The property is easily found and accessible from the main road between Selfoss and Thingvellir national park and it is actually in a walking distance from Thingvallavatn. ( see the map )

The listing is brand new listing on Homeaway. 22 March and will be updated with better photos in next few days.

More Details

Property Manager
Thor Barddal
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Thor Barddal

My name is Thor Barddal and I built this house a few years ago as a retreat for enjoying silence and nature. I have been a sculptor for more than 30 years and you will find some of my work on and around the property if you decide to be our guest.

I live with my wife who is also an artist in the capital region, so if there any issues I am always available and happy to assist

Thor Barddal purchased this cottage in 2010

What makes this cottage unique

The location is perfect and the view is even better its not far away from Reykjavík (45 min away). Really close to all the major attractions south Iceland has to offer with lots of things to see and do. Then the town Selfoss is only within 20 minutes away where you can find every kind of service needed. So while your enjoying the nature at its best you can easily get every service needed from short distance.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Southern Region on Iceland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 1 and 2 share same private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 shares private bathroom with Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Single bed and bunk bed for 2. Has private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Single bed and bunk bed for 2. Has private bathroom
    Bedroom 5 / Private guesthouse - 3 Single Bed , Bedroom 5 is a private guesthouse with private bathroom.
  • All Bedrooms have their own private bathrooms Except Bedroom 1 and 2 share the same private bathroom. Bedroom 5 is the guesthouse with private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
House rules. 1.Respect the house and take good care of it during your stay like it is your own home. 2.No smoking is allowed inside the house. 3.If any damage occur please let us know immediately. Please note that the cleaning fee includes linen and towels for everyone during their stay.

Reviews

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Luxurious Lake House In The Heart Of The Golden Circle, Hot Tub, Free WIFI.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful setting! Perfect location for seeing the Golden Circle!

  • 5 of 5

7 ladies on a girl's trip to Iceland. This property was perfect! Comfortable and clean. Great amount of space for us all. Wonderful to have multiple bathrooms. We had a small issue with the outer gate and Thor had it fixed for us the next morning. We will definitely stay here again if we come to Iceland again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as guests and you are hearty welcome again. Sincerely Thor
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5

Fantastic value

  • 5 of 5

Really good price for a property in a great location for seeing the sights, the view from the house itself is worth a trip. I ran a trip of 13 people here to see the aurora and we were really impressed by the facilities. Seeing the Northern Lights from the hot tub is an experience none of us will forget.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay in the Lake house and enjoyed the norther lights. All the best to you. Thor
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Toronto, Canada
5

A very clean house by the lake for a family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The host Thor is very helpful. The house is very comfortable and spacious... if we come to Iceland again, we will definitely stay here again. Thanks Thor for your warm hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susanna, I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and even saw some northern lights, that is a bonus. You are first class guests and left the house spotless. You get first class recommendations. Sincerely Thor
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5

Perfect house in a perfect setting!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed the property during our stay in Iceland. The house was clean and well equiped. The Northern Lights put on a spectacular show while we spent our evening in the Hot Tub watching the night sky. Groceries are nearby and access is simple. Thank you Thor!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This house has a great view and very quiet,We had three couples and it was more than enough room ,we loved our stay here

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good guests that I can reccoment to any host. First class people. Thor
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Rockwood
5

Lovely lake setting

  • 5 of 5

This home is in the perfect place to use as the base for touring around the southwestern area of Iceland. It is about 1 1/2 drive from the airport, 1 hour from Reykjavik and near the town of Selfoss. Selfoss if a nice size town that has a couple of grocery stores and bakery. Waterfalls and glaciers are also about 1 hour east and north. Iceland is at a perfect time for visitors, not too commercialized yet!

Thor, the owner, was easy to work with and answered questions promptly. Beautiful home for our 7 travelers. Everyone had their own space, yet a large living/dining area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Keflavík international airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Grímsborgir
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Írafoss / 9 hole free / Closed during winter
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Grímsborgir
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Þorlákshöfn
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Southern Region, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
6 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,115
for 3 nights
From
£316
£2,449
 
 
Low season
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas season
23 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,115
for 3 nights
From
£316
£2,449
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £166.77

Please not that the prices include final cleaning plus linen and towels for everyone during the stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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