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Hellnar ehf

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

GREAT LOCATION - LUXURY COTTAGE – UNIQUE SURROUNDINGS - GLACIER – NATIONAL PARK - Kjarvalströð 14

33 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this West holiday cottage

PERFECT PLACE TO EXPLORE ICELAND. STUNNING VIEW TO THE GLACIER AND SEE

Kjarvalströð is a new luxury 'old style' privately owned cottages located in the spectacular and unique surroundings of Snaefellsnes on the west coast. Approx. two hour drive from Reykjavik. The National Park is only 5 min away. Enjoy the magnificent views of the glacier Snaefellsjökull, the surrounding mountains, and over the bay Faxaflói. The cottage is one of few cottages designed as Icelandic houses from 1920's. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area such as: beautiful hiking, whale watching, sailing around the many islands, historical places, bird watching, skiing and sightseeing on the glacier.

If you are looking for a quiet area to relax, or want to explore the unspoiled nature and many wonderful activities in the area, these Cottages are the perfect place!

Please visit our homepage http://icelandcottages.is/ for more pictures and info.

Please also take a look at the new cottages opening this summer, Kjarvalströð 8 and Kjarvalströð 12.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hellnar ehf (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice stay in this cottage that is located in a very quiet, inspiring and staggering area. We came late at night to this perfectly clean and beautiful house and where happy to find that the beds where nicely made ready with clean fresh sheets so we could crawl strait in. The house is equipped with everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine, drier, very comfortable beds and nicely furnished. There is a big patio around the house so we could always find shelter from the wind. The area Snafellsnes is amazing. We never got tired to just watch the mountains, the lava formations and colors, the spectacular cliffs along the shore and the Glazier. The communication´s with the owner was very friendly and helpful during our planning. We give this house and this area our best recommendations and will surely be back for more. Thank you!!!
Jul 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 33 traveller reviews

Kjarvalströð 14
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Royaume Uni
5

immaculate property in beautiful location surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5

We (a family with children aged 10 and 12) had an absolutely fantastic stay at this property. The accommodation was warm, light and lovely with really comfortable beds and bedding. Jakob and Elsa were really welcoming and super helpful in answering any questions about the booking and even sent us a text to tell us the Northern Lights 'were on'. The location of the house, with views to the glacier behind and the coast and big skies in front was just wonderful. We walked the coast to Arnarstapi, had the black pebble beaches to ourselves at Djupalonssandur and Dritvik, swam and soaked in the hot tubs at the pool in Olafsvik, watched massive waves crash against the cliffs at Malariff and spent a couple of nights watching the Northern Lights under clear, starry skies from the deck of the property. This house and its setting are really special - we really hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you liked your stay and would be happy to host you again anytime. Best wishes, Jakob & Elsa.
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5

An unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here End of February and we was enthused.

From the first contact up to the personal meeting Jakob was very nice and provided us with important and useful information.

The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Nothing is missing here.

Thanks again to Jakob and Elsa, who enable us with her cottage and her kindness a great holiday.

We will be back definitely.

Kind regards

Stephan, Simona, Olli und Alex

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverview Florida
5

Most Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in February with so much snow. OH MY GOSH, the whole area, scenery, landscapes, and the small handful of cottages nestled by the sea was so majestic. We loved the cottage and the area so much and can't wait to go back. Getting there was a bit of a challenge considering it was dark and snowing a lot, but when we woke up the next morning we all knew it was WELL WORTH the drive. My family and I had the most wonderful stay. The cottage was so so so lovely. We had everything we needed. Jakob the owner even checked in with us the night we arrived and the next day even to make sure we made it safely and everything was ok. We can't thank you enough for making your lovely home available to us and hope to be able to stay again in the very near future!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so glad that you liked your stay and be welcome anytime again :) All the best to you Jakob & Elsa
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Silver Spring, MD
5

One of my favorite rentals ever! Magical!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in one of the luxury cottages during our stay in Iceland. We were there for 4 nights and the location was amazing. The view of the water and coast is spectacular and very little light pollution so we had fantastic views of the Northern Lights. The cottage itself was very clean, a ton of amenities and all in all was a very quaint, charming experience. The house was delightfully decorated with a lot of mood lighting for those cozy, cold Iceland evenings. The kitchen was quite stocked with utensils, platters, spices and oils for cooking. Very, very accommodating and private! The drive to the Snaefellsjokull National Park is short and easy even during the winter. We also found the location nice as we felt that we really got away, but weren't far from towns, such as, Rif and Olafsvik if we needed something.

The owners, Elsa and Jakob, were very organized as well. They sent a lot of information to make our stay easier beforehand. I would definitely take their advice regarding stopping for groceries in Borganes prior to arriving at their cottage. This was much more cost effective than any of the nearby groceries. Their fridge and freezer are quite spacious for Europe so you can stock up.

I hope we make it back some day!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking good care of our house. Everything was 100% when you left. We are so glad you liked your stay. Best wishes to you :-)
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple who are in love with Iceland and who were on our fifth visit. We have stayed in many places all over Iceland and they have all been excellent.

However, Jakob and Elsa have the best of all worlds - a soacious, well-equipped, warm, clean home from home in a location which is second to none.

When the storms raged, we chilled out safe and warn inside with lots brilliand Clint Eastwood films (plus many more). And when they had blown over we were at the foot of the glacier, right on the beach, with birds nesting nearby and very little light pollution when we wanted to wander outside and look at the Northern Lights. The Snaefellsnes National Park has so many natural wonders to visit and well-marked routes, you will not run out of adventures to have.

Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home. We hope to be back soon!

Warm regards,

Peter and Lucy

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter and Lucy. Thank you so much for your kind review and also for taken so good care of our house. Everything was perfect. We are so glad that you liked your stay and be welcome again anytime. Jakob & Elsa
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5

Two thumbs up!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I recently stayed at this cottage for a month. Before choosing this one I researched over 130 other places to stay while visiting iceland. When I came across this cottage I just felt like this was the one for us, and I was not disappointed. It exceeded our hopes and expectations.

The cottage has everything you could even think of wanting or needing right at your fingertips. It is extremely well maintained and clean. It was like having all the conveniences of home while enjoying the peacefulness of being away.

Jakob was so helpful and accommodating and really went above and beyond in making our stay easy and enjoyable.

This was by far the easiest and most pleasurable vacation we have ever experienced and we can't wait to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brad. It was very nice meeting you and your daughter and I'm glad you liked your stay. Hope to see you again someday :-)
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Map

Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Stykkisholmur
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in West, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPECIAL NORTHERN LIGHT OFFER
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$155
A$1,023
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$194
A$1,282
 
 
SPECIAL NORTHERN LIGHT OFFER
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$155
A$1,023
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 11.0%

Easter, Christmas and new year is High season period.

1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit.
Cleaning is done by renter.
Bedding (linen) and towels per person per stay 15€ / not optional.
Free Wireless Internet. - Not for heavy downloading or streaming!

Cottage is available at 16:00 hours the first renting day and departure shall be no later than 13:00 hours on departure day.
Cottage must be fully cleaned and ready before departure. If not cleaned properly an extra fee of 250€ will be added to the account of renter.

The cottage is equipped with first class digital washing machine and a dryer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Baby cot available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

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