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Exclusive villa opposite Akureyri

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

16'000 m2 land, steam bath, hot tub, grill, exclusive equipment

This exclusive villa is very well situated just opposite Akureyri. It is rented by celebrities but also by other people who enjoy the location and the high standard of the house. It was built by the Icelandic architect Fanney Hauksdottir in 2006. It was recently refurbished with high-quality equipment such as ReVoX audio equipment as well as with attractive materials such as walnut, shale and glass.

The house is surrounded by a 16'000 m2 garden and a security fence. An alarm system and cameras ensure safety for the guests. Any kind of additional service is available on request.

During winter snow drifts may block road access to the house. The road to our fence and the driveway is not maintained during winter time. In this case a short walk (400 meters) is necessary. If you have difficulties with this, have a look at our house Leifsstadir: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p2365219.

Please note that this is a strictly non-smoking environment.

In the following Mercedes Ad you can see the house in the last few seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDovJf_59BQ

More Details

About Us

Thomas Seiz
Nollur, Nollur ehf
600 Akureyri
Akureyri, 410206-1290
Nollur ehf. is registered company in Iceland. Legal address Hafnarstræti 53 600 Akureyri
VAT Reg No

Owner
Thomas Seiz
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Exclusive villa opposite Akureyri
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 14 days over the New Year and early January. We are from Ohio in the northern U.S. so our January weather is very similar. Akureyri though is more windy and the roads are often snow and ice covered.

Should one visit this property in the middle of winter? Yes with some recommendations.

You need to be fit enough to walk the 200 yards from the gate to the house if the driveway is too snowy and drifted. My wife and I are 66 years old, go to the gym four days a week and are fit. We had no trouble getting around during our visit. The locals did say this was a mild winter compared to normal. Bring walking crampons (snow cleats) for icy conditions including in town.

During our visit we were always able to drive up to the house but then we also rented a Toyota Land Cruiser with studded winter tires. You need this kind of vehicle if you will be visiting when it may be snowy. A few times we parked at the end of the driveway just in case the drifting snow was bad. The street just outside the gate is plowed as needed, usually within a couple hours of the snow ending.

When snow and wind were forecast we prepared to be snowed in a day or two and I would recommend doing that, but happily we were never snowed in.

The house itself is wonderful. On our initial tour with the property manager my impression was that it was twice as impressive as the photos on the website. I was concerned about the comfort of the fold out bed in the third bedroom but my sister, who is picky, said it is the most comfortable fold out bed she has ever slept on. The views from the house are beautiful and picturesque. The drive to Akureyri is just over 10 minutes. If the weather and roads are decent you can visit the Lake Myvatn area to the east and drive the western side of the fjord up through the four tunnels.

There were a couple problems with the house during our visit but they were promptly fixed by the property manager and her husband.

A couple additional comments, don’t miss the bakeries (they offer breakfast, lunch and coffee) or the fish and meat market at the Bonus on the south side of Akureyri. Everything is expensive in Iceland. With the fully equipped kitchen we were able to eat many meals at home reducing costs. We were never bored during our two weeks and could have stayed longer. We had a great view of the New Years Eve fireworks from the house but it might have been more fun to be in town.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very positive feedback!
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5

Stunning property with majestic views!

  • 5 of 5

Thomas and Carmen are the perfect hosts, they make you feel at home! This is the second time we have stayed at one of their properties. They go above and beyond making sure you have an amazing stay. The home is second to none offering home automation and sweeping views! We stayed with a group of friends who are all world travellers, their collective feedback was that it was the best airbnb they had the privilge of staying at!

This home is not a place we will soon forget!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and would recommend this home to anyone staying in the Akureyri area. The location was great, very close to the town (A little too close for viewing the northern lights). The hot tub and steam bath are amazing and very well kept. The kitchen was very well stocked and the living spaces were spacious and inviting. The photos do not do this place justice.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Amazing modernist house, all amenities, including steam bath. Photos don't even live up to it, fantastic views and excellent landscape. Great hiking out the back door. In July, 'sunset' (not really) lasted for two hours over mountains seen from livingroom (took many, many photos). Short drive to town, great food and shopping. Many museums, hiking, whale watching and horseback riding options nearby. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. Just so you know, no TV, but who needs it with views like this one. House is very clean and well maintained. Weather can be iffy in Iceland (any time of year), but that is par for the course. We were two older adults, two younger and a teenager, all agreed best trip ever.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this feedback, it is much appreciated. We do hope you can come back one day!
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Winston, North Carolina
5

Lucky to Stay Here

  • 5 of 5

You are indeed a lucky person if you get a chance to stay in this perfect house. The photos and description are 100% accurate. The caretaker was welcoming and very helpful. Our only problem was finding the reason to leave the house to explore northern Iceland. If you do get out, we recommend whale watching out of Dalvik; we saw three humpbacks. Also, really enjoyed several sites around Lake Myvatn (nature baths), and Godafoss waterfall. The Herring Era museum in Siglufjordur is amazing. We want to return to this remarkably beautiful home in winter to see the Northen Lights.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice Feedback. You are always welcome back. To be in this house during winter time is very cozy, the view to Akureyri is nice. To see Northern lights from the house it is however often too bright. You need go further out in the Fjord where there is less artificial light. We are looking forward to host you again.
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Falmouth, Ma USA
2

House was adequate; contract was not

  • 2 of 5

We were there during a three day snowstorm. The rental company refused to plow the driveway. It does specify this refusal in the rental contract. We managed to dig through three to four foot drifts to get out the first two days. However, by the third day the only access road to the driveway drifted shut (a distance of 500 meters) and was impassable with our 4 wheel drive. When we asked why the access road was not plowed, we were told it was private and we would have to pay 100-300 euros to have a local farmer plow the road. The rental company told us that we should have left our rental car at the T intersection 500 meters away and walked through drifted snow to get to our driveway and house. This is not stated in the rental contract. We needed to get to town on the third day to pick up a prescription for someone who spent the prior evening in the emergency room with a terrible rash that she noticed after our first evening in the house. We received an email in Reykjavic (on our way home) that we owed 100 euros, which we ignored, because we had left the house in order as stated in the rental contract. I was surprised to receive a registered letter from the rental company dated May 31 claiming I ignored two email requests for payment of the 100 euros and the case was being referred to a collection agency. Also, the house is showing age. There was a large hole in the plaster in the basement where we were told water had leaked; the seal on the front slider was loose and wind whistled through the house; the frame on the back slider was broken, and the shade in one bedroom was ripped. I don't want to be that ugly American, so I will pay the disputed amount. There are many lovely homes to rent in Akureyri. I cannot recommend this one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. Many things must go wrong until somebody is writing things like this. We are not perfect and we make our mistakes. Sorry for this. We hope you find your perfect place next time. Thank you for the various hints and especially for paying the bill!
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Seydisfjördur
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Akureyri
Nearest Ski
6 Kilometres
Akureyri, Hlidarfjall, Dalvik
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Akureyri

The house Hrafnabjörg is one of the most attractive houses in Iceland. It is located on a hill just opposite the city center of Akureyri with a magnificent view to the fjord. The short distance to the city, the opportunities for trips and the standard of the house are one of it's kind.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Northeast, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nebensaison
18 Sep 2016 - 10 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£582
for 2 nights
From
£160 **
 
 
Hauptsaison
11 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,063
for 7 nights
£2,063 **
 
 
Nebensaison
17 Sep 2017 - 9 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£624
for 2 nights
From
£181 **
 
 
Hauptsaison
10 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,299
for 7 nights
£2,299 **
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £262
Bed linen, towels £ 4 per person per night

Vorheizen, Instruktion und Reinigung (obligatorisch) 310 Euro pauschal / Preheating, instruction and cleaning fee (mandatory) 310 Euro
Bitte beachten Sie, dass dies eine strikte Nichtraucherunterkunft ist. / Please note that this a strict non smoking property

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Northeast on Europe

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , view to the fjord
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , steam bath
  • Bathroom 1 and bedroom 1 are one unit. Bathroom 2 is for bedrooms 2 and 3. Bathroom 3 is near the steam bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with en-suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note: This is a strictly non-smoking environment.

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