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Jóhanna and her sisters

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, swedish, danish, norwegian

A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!

33 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this South holiday cabin

A Fully Modernized Two-Bedroom Log Cabin on the River Bank!

In the middle of the golden circle!

A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and brand-new furniture. Parking for several cars.

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2012, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc.

A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jóhanna and her sisters (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, swedish, danish, norwegian

About Jóhanna and her sisters

My two sisters and I are Icelandic, all brought up in Iceland, although I presently live in Belgium. We divide between us the work in renting out the cabin. I do the paperwork, everything that can be done over telephone and email, and they do the practical things that depend on one being locally situated. My sisters drive up to the cabin in between guests to change sheets and do the final cleaning. We take two weeks off the calender in June to do maintenance.

We varnish (parts of) the cabin every summer; in May 2013 we made the veranda bigger and installed a hot tub on the veranda. In November 2013 we set up a G4 pay-as-you-go internet connection, in January 2014 we installed a washing machine and a new shower. This upcoming June, we are renewing parts of the kitchen fittings, we're varnishing the indoor floor, and we're setting up a closet in the smaller bedroom. In the fall 2016, the plan is to install a geothermical heating system in the cabin.

Jóhanna and her sisters purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Jóhanna and her sisters chose Iceland

Our father, who was disabled, built this beautiful log cabin in the summer 2004, and our late stepmother furnished and decorated the cabin. She had an exceptionally good taste and an eye for detail. After our father's untimely death in 2009, my two sisters and I came into possession of the cabin. We decided to rent it out, partly because of the economic crisis, and partly because we would like to share this beautiful cabin with other people. We are extremely proud of the cabin and our father's achievements. This is the perfect cabin for people who want to experience a personalized cabin with its history, including the history of the people who built it and their descendents.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland.

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveller reviews

A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
5

Lovely cabin by the water

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cabin overlooking the water is very comfortable and clean with easy access to the incredible sights in the golden circle.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bill, for your kind words. I'm glad that you guys enjoyed your stay in our cabin. We offer a 20% repeat-customer discount if you want to return. :D
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In the North Devon countryside in the U.K.
5

Well equipped cabin in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully peaceful location and a good base for the Golden Circle.

Lovely Softub hot tub.

Well equipped clean cabin with everything you need for a self catering holiday.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J, We're really happy that you enjoyed your holiday in Iceland in general and our cabin in particular. You guys are most welcome back anytime. Jóhanna
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Georgia
4

Delightful cabin near Golden Circle and beautiful Iceland vistas

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Johanna and her sisters lovely cabin near Selfoss and it was the perfect place for our many day trips in and around the south coast of Iceland I.e. Geysir, Gullfoss and Pingvelir in the Golden Circle to the Skagoss, the black beach and basalt columns at Vik to the Glacier Lagoon! Beautiful cabin on the river very quiet yet near Selfoss for groceries and eating out if desired. We recommend this cabin to those traveling to Iceland!

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

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were great. We had beatiful view from the cabin. The property was great location for day trips. Iceland is a beatiful place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for your very nice words. Good to know that you enjoyed your trip to Iceland and your stay in our cabin. You are welcome back anytime! Jóhanna
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5

Beautiful little cabin in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, with 4 children just retuned from staying at this lovely cabin. First, the communication with Johanna is nothing but the best. Her quick response to all my random questions (traveling with 4 kids will do that) was amazing. The house sits on a beaufitul setting, very tranquil. It looks like the area is being developed more, but you will never know from this house. It's so peaceful. My kids spent hours and hours playing in the back yard on the first day. As the evening approached, we were restless and went for a drive. We packed a picnic and went up to Gulfoss and Geysir (a short drive) to eat our dinner over looking the hills and valleys of the Golden Cirlce. It just doesn't get better than that. Whenever we had questions, I called one of the sisters, Fanney, who was so gracious and kind and so helpful. Loved, loved our stay at your beautiful cabin. It's so evident your cabin is so loved and treasured by the three sisiters. Thank you for letting us stay and create our own wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, L., for your heartwarming words! Guests like you make it all worthwhile. You're welcome back anytime!
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5

Private, Beautiful, Incredible

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent an amazing week in the cabin for our honeymoon.

We were first greeted at the door by Fanney and her husband, they could not have been nicer or more accommodating if they tried. From every helpful detail on where to find things or operate things in the cabin, to where to find things in town as well as the delicious chocolates, strawberries and bottle of champagne they had left for us on arrival. The cabin was the ideal spot to come home to after a day travelling around the the amazing country and there was no better way to finish off the day then with a glass of champagne and sit in the hot tub hoping for a glimpse of the northern lights (we were unlucky in our attempts unfortunately). The cabin is just as described and looks even better in life then in the pictures. The sisters and their families have an amazing cabin with an amazing story behind the cabin, it feels extremely homely, warm and welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this log cabin to anyone and would love to hopefully return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear H&E, My sisters and I are so glad that you guys enjoyed your stay and that you had a good honeymoon. Reviews like yours, and the knowledge that you had a good stay, really is the cherry on top of the icing for us. You guys are so welcome back whenever, and don't forget that we offer a 20% repeat-customer discount for returning guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Kiðjabergs
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Car: necessary

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE! (20 min. away from several major attractions in South Iceland)

There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital. The cabin is located in a small summer house area, and the closest village is Selfoss, with approximately a 20-min. drive.

The cabin is equipped with a wonderful hot tub, geothermic heating, fireplace, and three-burner Weber gas grill.

The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. It is also only a half an hour drive to Reykjadalur, from the cabin, where there are hot springs and warm rivers, making the place perfect for outdoor bathing.

There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg, and Minniborg also has horse riding, mini-golf, and a small grocery shop. Kiðjaberg Golf Club also has a little restaurant that serves the area.

There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin. Hvítá River is also very popular for rafting.

Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees were 3000 ISK for half a day in 2016, or approximately $ 24. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge. This lake is only five min. drive away from the cabin.

There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean on the other side of Selfoss.

Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour.

It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in South, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$216
A$1,309
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$216
Final cleaning A$173

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in South

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • There are two bedrooms in the cabin, one with a double bed and the other with a semi-double.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting