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A Log Cabin at the Banks of River Hvítá!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 65 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE!

We offer a discount on rental cars through a deal that we have with a commercial car rental agency.

This is 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 is another swimming pool up the road at Hraunborgir, only five km. away from the cabin, with sauna and spa.

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 6000 ISK for half a day in 2017, or approximately $ 58. 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, wood for the wood stove, electricity, basic spices and soap.

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

Owner
Jóhanna and her sisters
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

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. In the summer 2015, we renewed parts of the kitchen fittings. In the fall 2016, we had geothermical heating installed. In June 2017, we are replacing the windows.

Jóhanna and her sisters purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Jóhanna and her sisters chose South 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Selfoss, Iceland

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • limited accessibility
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

Reviews

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5

An amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to spend an entire week in Iceland. It was a dream vacation and so full of amazing scenery including mountains, waterfalls, glaciers and green countryside to just name a few. However, when I returned to Virginia and someone asked my favorite thing .........I can honestly say it was this most heartwarming cabin on a lake.

This cozy cabin was so welcoming when we returned from our day of hiking and sightseeing. It indeed felt like we were coming home and everything about it only added to one of the most perfect vacations I have ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Teresa for your heartwarming words. I am SO SO glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cabin. You are welcome back anytime.
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5

A wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

the place was beautiful and in a fantastic setting.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, I'm glad that you guys enjoyed your time in our cabin. If you want to return at a later point, we offer a 20% discount for repeat-customers. :D
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4

Cosy cottage with great view and hot tub!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage! It's warm, and has a great view!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Inge, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. And remember that we offer a 20% discount to repeat-customers.
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5

Charming cabin with lovely river views in easy driving distance to scenic attractions

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely winter week spent in this charming and well-equipped cabin in Selfoss (Feb 2017). As soon as we could drag ourselves out of the immensely comfy bed in the morning, we spent our days driving to Geysir, Gulfoss, Thingvellir, Dyrholaey and so many other scenic destinations! Then we would come home, make dinner and cozy up by the wood stove fire. When it got late enough for the northern lights to start to appear, we spent the evening in the hot tub relaxing and hoping for a light show!

We had a spectacular week with wonderful hosts. I would certainly recommend Johanna and her sisters' cabin to anyone looking for a romantic getaway. We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Emily! We are really glad that you enjoyed your days in our cabin. You guys are certainly welcome back anytime!
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Maldonado
5

I truly loved it !

  • 5 of 5

This is our first visit to Iceland. And to be honest, the country is amazing. Johanna and her sisters have a beautiful cozy place, not so nearby to Sellfoss, but for the people looking for gorgeous landscapes, nearby the Golden Circle, and intimacy , this is the place.

We were just 2, and we were very , very confortable. The only missing thing is a pasta strainer, but the rest, you have more than enough. I like to cook, so I really used the kitchen. Everything workds wonderfully well in the house.

My kudos to a great place and lovely owners.

By the way, if you want to get there, and are spanish write to me, and I'll let you know the way-- at first we got lost, but people in Iceland are kind and a man who was fishing got his own phone to get the owner, and then we were off to the house.

All in all, a great experience, a warm home , a lovely view.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cabin, Dani! Thank you for the tip about a pasta strainer, we'll get one immediately. :D
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Toronto, Canada
5

An Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely amazing! Johanna and her sisters have a wonderful property with everything you need to relax and unwind during your trip. The sparkling wine upon arrival was a nice touch. We appreciated having plenty of firewood for a nice fire in the evenings and the view over the river was charming. The location is perfect to visit the sights in the Golden Circle without a lot of extra driving or time. We would highly recommend a stay here to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cynthia! I'm really happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back any time.
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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 Selfoss, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
5 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$218
A$1,381
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$240
A$1,448
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$240.1
Final cleaning A$180.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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