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House By The Ocean / Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps, Mountain and ocean views

A house by the ocean with sweeping views of the sea and to the mountains. It's about 30-35 minutes drive from Reykjavík, in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea. Yet so close to the capital area.

Three bedrooms;

two double beds: one double size/one king size

and one single bed. Linen included.

Fully equipped kitchen, a great dining area / living room, with spectacular view.

A nice bathroom with tub and shower.

There is a high-speed Wi-Fi connection.

Outside the kitchen there is a cosy terrace where you can drink your morning coffee and enjoy the dawn.

Extremely wide birdlife; moorland birds, seabirds, ducks, geese, ravens, ptarmigan and occasionally you can see eagles and owls. In wintertime, in the right weather condition, you might see the northern lights dancing in the sky above the house.

In the surrounding area there is i.e. the waterfall Glymur (the highest waterfall of Iceland 196 m) Þingvellir National Park, horse rental, swimming pool and good opportunities for various hiking tours. There is quick accessibility to main roads and this is superb location for 'The golden circle' and more day trips to the south and west of Iceland.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Jóna

I am an artist, mother of two sons and a grandmother. I live in the house in Hvalfjörður and I also have my studio there.

I spend a lot of time in the capital area and I love the contrast between the city life and living in Hvalfjörður in all of it´s glory.

What fascinates me about this type of accommodation is that people get opportunity to stay in an icelandic home and get different experience for the country and its residents. The house is not always available for renting but when you stay, you have the whole house to yourself.

Why Jóna chose Iceland

The house is in a quiet, secluded and peaceful location only 50meters from the sea with ever changing stunning view. It's close to the capital area with quick accessibility to main roads. It's a superb location for 'The golden circle' and more day trips to the south and west of Iceland.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Capital Region

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • A nice bathroom with tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Three bedrooms; one bed double size/one bed king size and one single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Very beautiful with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely. It's in a perfect location, and it reasonably close to explore a lot of what Iceland has to offer. It's close enough to major areas that it's not a hardship driving anywhere but not too far away that you feel cut off.

Beautiful views and an amazing place to use as a base for your holiday.

Jóna is also incredibly helpful with reccomending places to go and see that aren't on the standard travel guides. Very enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most beautiful place on earth

  • 5 of 5

Let me begin by saying that Jóna is such a kind and thoughtful person. She really goes above and beyond as a host! My husband and I arrived on Easter Sunday when most of the stores in Iceland were closed for the holiday, and Jóna picked up groceries for us so we would have something to eat. We kept in contact during our stay and she was sure to alert us to treacherous weather and also when the Northern Lights might be visible. The property itself was fairly easy to find and had everything any traveler might need. It is stunning - tastefully decorated and very clean with the most gorgeous views. It was the perfect place to spend our wedding week. We had the most wonderful time! I have already recommended Jóna and her home to many friends who are anxious to book. We are hoping to return for a future anniversary. Thank you so much, Jóna!! We miss it already.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house near the Fjord. It felt like home the minute we passed the door.

  • 5 of 5

Jona did welcome us warmly and gave us tons of very valuable practical advice to make the most of our stay. The house is just amazing, it has all the comfort you want and an amazing view you can't get enough of. The bedrooms are very well equipped, very good beds. We slept like babies. The kitchen had every item you can think of and Jona kindly helped with the few things (oil and vinegar) we forgot to buy at the supermarket. We loved spending time in her beautiful house and discovering the surroundings. There are fantastic walks along the fjord and natural swimming pools just a few km from the house. We definitely recommend Jona's house - it was just perfect for us (family of 2 adults and 2 children).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most stunning

  • 5 of 5

All you can wish for. Wonderful host, absoletly gorgeous house with killer view. One of the best places we have ever been

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! What a gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well kept, modern, secluded, and beautiful. It's a bit off the beaten path of Reykjavik but well worth it. We used it as a home base exploring northern and western Iceland. Jona was kind, considerate -- walked us through the house and also would text me on when to expect the Northern Lights. We had an amazing time and would go back in a heartbeat! Thanks so much for your hospitality and the great memories.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anchorage Mews, Mersea Island

Stunning property with majestic views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jona's fantastic property for 5 days and I wish it could have been longer. The house is beautifully appointed with everything you could need for a really comfortable stay. The location is magical, and the views have to be seen to be believed. We were so lucky and saw the awesome Aurora displays for 2 of the nights we were there. Jona is an amazing host, kind and so knowledgeable. We had one of our best holidays here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Reykjavík Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Capital Region

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sumar 2017
1 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$142.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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