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House By The Ocean / Beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

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 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

Owner
Jóna
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Capital Region

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • A nice bathroom with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(42 traveller reviews)

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House By The Ocean / Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

Jona was a gracious host. The home is comfy, cozy, and situated perfectly outside of the city but not too far from the world. We will be there again. And the Northern Lights were fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tipton, IN USA
5

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

The photos you see here....they absolutely do NOT do this home and property justice! If you think the photos are amazing (THEY ARE!!!)...they are but a fraction of how amazingly breathtaking this property and home are!

Jona is simply a gem of a woman and was so professional, pleasant, informative and easy to work with. Her home is so warm and the energy there is soul-cleansing. Iceland itself is now our most favorite place on Earth - and we've traveled to many places all over America and I have been to many other countries.

We vacationed from July 28 - August 2nd - it was myself, my two boys (aged 10 and 12), my sister and her 20 year old daughter. The weather was absolutely perfect. Mid to high 60's, brilliant sunshine, slight breeze...we even got a bit of a small sunburn on our cheeks the last day by the pool in Reykjavik!

The home is very conveniently located about 30 minute drive from Reykjavik and perfectly located to the National park, golden circle attractions and so much more. Driving around this beautiful country was one of our favorite things to do...driving a stick shift again through the country-side was so much fun!

Things I definitely recommend:

Horseback Riding! Viking Horses was AMAZING. A bit pricey...worth every penny.

Mink Viking Portraits: SO GLAD WE DID THIS! We have the best souvenirs ever with the professional photo session we had dressed in traditional Viking Wear.

The Blue Lagoon. That speaks for itself.

Swimming at the local pools. There are tons to choose from - all of the ones we visited were a blast. A great way to mingle with the local people - who are known for being some of the most hospitible and friendly anywhere in the world. (They truly are).

Drink drink drink the water! It seriously is amazing.

Waterfalls, geothermal areas, the golden circle. It's breathtaking.

I also recommend grocery shopping at Bonus and eating as much at home, packing snacks and lunch, etc. It is no joke how expensive everything is! But you can save a lot of money if you plan ahead. Buy your liquor at the airport if you like to enjoy libations! We only drank a few glasses of wine...but 1/5 of Jack Daniels is $85 at the liquor stores! Seriously.

Also, gas is about $8 a gallon so be sure to get a fuel effecient car.

This is a five star home with a five star owner. YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY.

Don't think about it any longer. Just book it!

Our trip was literally life changing.

Many Blessings, fellow travelers!

The Tragesser Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exquisite house on the fjord

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house is the best of all worlds -- within driving distance of all the sights of the south and west, yet a refuge from the crowds when you return. Each window frames a stunning view of the fjord or the mountains; you'll feel as though you are staying in a private sanctuary. The owner is friendly, helpful, and makes you feel at home right away. Our family of three loved everything about staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester
5

Great home in a great area

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home. The area is great for day trips and the natural beauty all around is stunning. It is very quite, which is what we wanted. The owner is very helpful and wants to make sure you enjoy your stay. We will be back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Killingworth, CT, USA
5

Absolutely wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting homes all over the world for almost thirty years, and Jona's house is one of our very favorites. The house is beautifully decorated, well-designed, and fully equipped. Sitting on the edge of a beautiful fjord this house is a perfect place to relax as well as to be used as a base to explore the amazing places in West Iceland. It is a little bit far outside of Reykjavik (35-40 minutes) to make lots of trips into the city, but it is certainly doable. And Jona herself is wonderful: she was incredibly easy to work with at all times. She was flexible, helpful, welcoming, informative--just a delight.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
5

Beautiful location and the house is very comfortable. We'd certainly come back.

  • 5 of 5

Jona was very helpful. She not only took the time to explain how things worked in the house but also suggested some places we could visit in the area. The whole experience was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Reykjavík Airport
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Hvalfjörður
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Capital Region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sumar 2017
1 May 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$315
A$2,029
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$68 per night, per additional guest
 
Jólin 21.des-4.jan'18
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
A$315
A$2,029
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$68 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$315
A$2,029
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$68 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$147.09
Additional Guest Fee A$67.54 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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