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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:
17 March, 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 -
(26 traveller reviews)

House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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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Perfection !!!

  • 5 of 5

Mon conjoint et moi avons fait la location de cette superbe maison située sur le bord d'un Fjord, à environ 45 minutes au Nord de Reykjavik.

À notre arrivée, Jona était là pour nous accueillir et nous faire faire le tour du propriétaire.

Nous sommes arrivés tôt en fonction de l'arrivée de notre vol, mais celle-ci nous était là tout sourire, à 6h30 du matin avec du jazz en sourdine, la maison bien tempérée et petites lumières d'ambiance.

Il n'y a pas à dire, Jona s'est avérée être d'une incroyable gentillesse, de même que toujours disponible, tentant de tout faire pour nous accommoder.

Au frigo, nous avions déjà 3 bières islandaises à découvrir à notre arrivée, les armoires contenaient également pâtes et sauces pour que l'on puisse se faire un premier repas sans courir pour aller à l'épicerie. De plus, internet ne fonctionnait pas du à un bris et comme nous étions déçus car nous prévoyions l'utilisé pour faire nos itinéraires découverte de l'île, celle-ci à tout fait pour le faire réparer durant notre séjour, nous accommodant même en attendant d'une carte Sims pour notre téléphone cellulaire.

Ceci étant, nous avons passer un merveilleux séjour en Islande. Nous avons visiter de nombreux endroits et le soir, au retour, nous avons appréciés nos beaux moments au salon à regarder le soleil se coucher.

Merci Jona de nous avoir permis de découvrir ce petit coin de paradis.

S. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awe-Inspiring Home!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say much that hasn't already been said. The reviews are what made me choose the home in the first place, and I am beyond grateful that I did! This trip was a birthday celebration for my dad, who turned 74. He and I wanted to take a special trip together since he turned 60, but I was never able to afford anything until now. We had a wonderful time in the home, listening to Bossa Nova and cooking and eating. It was difficult leaving in the mornings because we both just wanted to stay and look out the window all day. It was postcard-worthy, and even that is an understatement. I'm a writer, and I make my living by using words to tell stories, but I'm afraid even words fail me. Photos fail this land and this house. Nothing I say could ever replace the experience of just being there. It's a deeply profound sensory experience, and so serene and visually arresting. But there is also a sense of calm, and a true feeling of home to be had. And Jona is more than the icing on the cake. What a kind, talented, generous woman. I feel so happy to have met her, and fallen into her gracious embrace. I would come back in a heartbeat!!! I'm still in mourning that I'm back to reality and not on my fjord with a cup of tea!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in Jona's beautiful home on the fjord. The weather, location and people of this area of Iceland were better than we could have ever imagined. We truly long to be back in what we consider our second home.

There were five of us staying in the house, which was a great size, although one bathroom for 5 people became a bit of a challenge (our fault, not Jona's). The kitchen had every thing we needed and Jona was so generous with her help and advice.

I cannot recommend Iceland and this home more highly. We are already planning on returning and staying here again! Thank you so much, Jona!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fargo, ND

Lovely and perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a week at the beginning of June. We came as a family with two teenagers and were all quite comfortable. It really was the best choice for us. The house is perfectly situated with incredible views. The kitchen is wonderful and very user friendly. We bought groceries nearby, which was reasonable.

At this time of year, there is near constant daylight, but the big gorgeous windows all have light blocking roller shades, which helped us rest. The beach out front is a great place to explore and see the local wildlife.

The owner is so nice and helpful. She gave us great suggestions on where to go in the area. We were not disappointed in following her up! We were very happy with the location of this property for exploring nearby Reykyavik, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Pingvellir National Park, and we even drove as far south as Vik to see the black sand beaches. Gorgeous!

You will not be disappointed in renting this house! The owner has taken great care to create a restful, artful (she makes beautiful pottery and mosaics!), and peaceful home. Such great energy! We really enjoyed our time there and loved visiting Iceland. So magical :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un incroyable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison est idéale pour un séjour au calme , dans cette incroyable île qu'est l' Islande .

Le réveil face aux fjords est vraiment inoubliable.

Jona la propriétaire est très acceillante et pleine de bons conseils à suivre les yeux fermés

Merci encore Jona d'avoir contribué à ces moments.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • 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$63 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$138

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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