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Elin Thorsteinsdottir

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, danish

Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this South holiday villa

Winter And Summer Holiday, 45 Min. Drive From Reykjavik

Sogsbakki is a new modern 3 bedroom luxury villa located in Grimsnes, a 45 min. drive from Reykjavik and 30 min. drive to Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir. The property has a modern design and is very well equipped in every way; its surrounded by terraces, with sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, an outdoor barbecue (gas), garden furniture and a basketball court. There are three bedrooms, spacious living room, dining for area for 12 people, kitchen, bathroom and washing room. In the area there are number of golf courses, swimming pools, hiking trails, fishing rivers and other exciting things. The nearest restaurant is only 5 min. walk away.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elin Thorsteinsdottir (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, danish

About Elin Thorsteinsdottir

My name is Elin, I'm married and have two sons. I grew up in Iceland but have also spent considerble time abroad in relation with my work and studies (Denmark, France, UK and China).We love travelling in Iceland and abroad. We care greatly for our summerhouse and it's the best place we know to enjoy with our family and friends. Absoulutely the best place to relax and get in touch with nature which surrounds the place. We put great trust and faith in those who choose to rent our place and we do our utmost to maker their stay as enjoyable as possible.

Elin Thorsteinsdottir purchased this villa in 2008

Why Elin Thorsteinsdottir chose Iceland

This beautiful summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and enjoy being away from your everyday life both summer and winter. It's luxurious and beautifully designed. It's located 30-45 min. drive from many of Iceland's most popular places and surrounded with hiking trails and just few minutes walk from a river.

What makes this villa unique

The beautiful surroundings and the overall design of this place is irrisistble and makes you feel welcome, relaxed and secure. During the summer you can enjoy the 24 hr light and the during the winter the Northern lights in the complete darkness. After a long day looking at beautiful sights you can relax in the sauna and make a delicious meal in the very spacious and well equipped kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were welcomed home in a very friendly way by Elin and her partner. They picked us up at Ikea and showed us the way to the house so that we could not get lost. It is a very nice and comfortable house located at a quiet and idyllic place . It is very well equipped. We very much enjoyed the generously built Finnish sauna, however, we could unfortunately not use the nicely placed hot pot next to the house due to the snow and freezing weather. The house is ideal for visiting interesting touristic places, especially the Golden Circle and is at the same time very close to Selfoss where you can find all shops needed for your stay in Iceland. Also, there are excellent restaurants in and around Selfoss. Overall a very good place and ideal for families or smaller groups of friends.
Mar 2016
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveller reviews

Modern Luxury Villa Close To The Golden Circle
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews
5

Wonderful location and excellent house

  • 5 of 5

The property is nothing short of excellent, exactly as pictured and described. It is extremely well appointed and maintained with all fixtures and fittings at a very high quality. You can really tell that Elin really takes a pride in her villa.

Elin met us at the property and was there even though we arrived just a little early. She took the time to explain everything in the house and how the 'hot-pot' pool, outside shower and the sauna worked. We loved all of these and especially the outside shower which we used every day. :-)

Elin took the time to suggest some local highlights and sights we might wish to see together with local restaurants and shops.

We were also provided with a local mobile phone that opened the gates but which Elin said we could also use in case we needed to contact her or make local calls.

The house is in a good location for visiting the highlight sights in the Golden Circle and the 'hot-pot' and sauna were great to come back to and relax in after a day of sight-seeing.

Only one thing that we did not find was an iron for ironing our washed clothes.

We would have no hesitation in returning to the house on our next visit to Iceland and highly recommend both house and host (Elin) to anyone looking for a perfect spot to explore the key sights in the South of the island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sogsbakki. It was pleasure having you and meeting you all. Thanks for the suggesting the iron, we hadn't thought of it :) Hope to see you again. Cheers Elin
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5

Excellent property; excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as pictured and is fantastic. It is furnished comfortably and is extremely well maintained and cared for.

Elin was the consummate hostess - she met us promptly outside of Rekyjvik and led us to the house. She gave us a brief explanation on how things worked (the hotpot after a days hike is a wonderful thing) and told us of some of the local sights, restaurants and shops.

The house is located within 30 minutes of Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. 2 hours drive (one way) to Vik and the Black Sand Beach. 4 hours drive (one way) to Jökulsárlón - well worth the drive.

I recommend Elin and this property highly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Sogsbakki, it was great meeting you and your family. If you want to come again, you know where to reach us :)
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5

Amazing house and property!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing ! Amazing location and close to many attractions near the golden circle ! Would definitely stay here again. Hosts were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sogsbakki, hope to see you again :)
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4

Quiet place next to the river

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed home in a very friendly way by Elin and her partner. They picked us up at Ikea and showed us the way to the house so that we could not get lost. It is a very nice and comfortable house located at a quiet and idyllic place . It is very well equipped. We very much enjoyed the generously built Finnish sauna, however, we could unfortunately not use the nicely placed hot pot next to the house due to the snow and freezing weather. The house is ideal for visiting interesting touristic places, especially the Golden Circle and is at the same time very close to Selfoss where you can find all shops needed for your stay in Iceland. Also, there are excellent restaurants in and around Selfoss. Overall a very good place and ideal for families or smaller groups of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at your house, it is a beautiful place. Everything we needed was present. Geyser, Gullfoss and Pingvellir are nearby and we went even to the Glacier Lake (long drive but really worth it!)

In Selfoss are several shops and there is a small (camping)shop 5 min. away.

Elin and here husband explained everything very well.

The weather was a bit less, but we have seen the Northern Lights!

Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days here on our first trip to Iceland. The house is just as described. The bedding is great and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need for cooking at home. The "hot pot" and outdoor shower were great after a long day of driving and the sauna was spotless and very large. We explored the entire country spending one nit in Hofn, one in Akuyri and one in the Westfjords. Our advice is to rent the house as your base and take day trips to the North and West if you have time(10-14 days). Also, get a large 4x4 so you can drive some of the F roads. We drove f208, F249, F35 through central Iceland to the North. Route 60 around the Westfjords is a must! Don't wait, come to Iceland. Elin was great, very responsive and met us outside of the airport and drove us to the house for a thorough briefing on the house and must do things for us not to miss.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott and Timothy, It was great having and meeting you. You sure made the most of your stay in Iceland and we're glad you enjoyed staying Sogsbakki. We would very much like to have you back :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Selfoss
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Landeyjarhöfn, Vestmannaeyjar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Öndverðarnes
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Suðurlandsvegur
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Grimsborgir
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in South, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September-December
13 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
A$316
 
 
Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$344
 
 
Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$430
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$373
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning at departure A$143

We meet up with all our guests and either we escort them to Sogsbakki or meet them there. We provide them with information about interesting things to do and see in the surroundings of Sogsbakki. We also provide the with a mobile phone for opening of a security gate and which they can use for local calls during their stay.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in South

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Master bedroom with Queen size bed, two other bedrooms also with Queen size beds. Sofa in the living room which can be used as a bed for one person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Sogsbakki is the perfect getaway place to enjoy with your spouse/family/friends both winter and summer. It provides the opportunity to relax and unwind; go for a walk, enjoy the sauna, cook some great food. Drive for 20 minutes and experience some of the most known wonders of nature in Iceland, go for a outdoor swim, play golf and dine in some of the country side restaurants in the area. Enjoy what Iceland has to offer.