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Luxury House with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park *Iceland top five*

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 8 People, Open Kitchen / Living Room with Fantastic Mountain Views

Helluskógur 10 is a perfect base for your Icelandic holiday. A memorable day to the Snæfellsnes National Park with a snow scooter trip on top of the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier, a visit to a natural hot spring like Deildartunguhver, amazing waterfall like Hraunfossar, active volcano like Grábrók, crater like Eldborg, Historical Viking place like Reykholt or take a walk into the glacier Langjökull. Stroll through the near by cozy town of Borgarnes and drop by the cafe’s, museums, shops and restaurants. Take a drive to the Reykjavík Capital with all its glory, nightlife and culture, a day trip on the Golden Circle and see the exploding Geysir with all its natural power, drop by Thingvellir national park with all its nature phenomenon and view, in close up, the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the evenings you will always come back home to this modern architecturally designed house in Helluskógur and probably the first thing you will do is, relax in the hot tub with a glass of red wine and enjoy the Northern Lights in the peace and quietness after a memorable day.

The house has an open kitchen-living room with a large walk around work top in the kitchen. It is very spacious and ideal for family and friends preparing a good meal together. In the kitchen there is high quality white ware and equipment for cooking and baking. The living room has large windows and amazing view. Even if you are inside it feels like you are out in the nature. In the living room you will find books and magazines to read, films to watch on the Large Flat screen TV and a piano to play on. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with high quality beds and beautiful view. The bathroom is spacious with a long wooden bathroom table and a large shower room.

The design of the house is outstanding and well thought out. It has large windows to the ground, Open space, Hardwood floor, Natural stone tiles, Designed lighting and with one of the most advanced and greenest floor heating systems installed in houses today. The heating system is perfect and we can guaranty you a warm and cozy house in the winter time. The house is designed by one of our best architects, Sigurður Hallgrímsson who designed many of our spectacular modern houses in Iceland.

On the large patio surrounding the house there is a nice Hot Tub that fits up to 7 people, Outdoor Shower, Barbecue grill and comfortable Outdoor seating. Perfect for making a good meal and relax in the peaceful environment. Beside the house there is a grass lawn which is surrounded by a birch Forrest, ideal for kids to play.

We have been connected to Borgarfjörður from childhood and would like to share good advice and information about the house or the area so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail request about anything you would like to know and we will do our best to help you.

***If this property is booked over the period you want to stay, see our other similar Luxury property in Víðines 21, Borgarnes, West Iceland*** http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3927370

More Details

Property Manager
Heidrun
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Heidrun

About Robert and Heidrun

I am a teacher and I have a BA degree in Icelandic literature. My husband Robert works as a Pilot in Europe and has a BS degree in business administration. We have two little boys, 5 and 8 years old.

We started building the house in 2009, moved in 2011 and it was our home for two years. That´s why the house has everything a home needs. Now it is our summerhouse and we love staying there, both in the summer and winter time. We offer others to stay in our house and enjoy all it has to offer.

Heidrun purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Heidrun chose Iceland

We wanted to build a nice holiday home where we could relax and recharge the batteries and we think that´s precisely what we succeeded. Also the short distance to the town Borgarnes, where you can find all necessities, and to the Capital Reykjavík, is a very big advantage for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Peacefulness - You can sit outside or walk around the house on the large patio and enjoy the nature and the amazing mountain view in the peaceful surroundings.

High Standard and modern – All the equipment in the house is high standard and you should find everything you need and more. The open space and the large windows give you the feeling that you are out in the nature even when you are inside.

Location - The location of the house is ideal for exploring the west side of Iceland. There are short driving distances to many beautiful places in the nature such as waterfalls and craters. Museums and historical places are also nearby. There is only a 15 minutes drive to the nearest town, Borgarnes, where you can find for example a swimming pool, golf course, shops, bakery, restaurants, library and health care.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Luxury House with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park *Iceland top five*
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

A perfect introduction to Iceland

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home on the strength of the photos and description listed on the VRBO site. This was our first visit to Iceland, and we chose this location for a "base camp" for one day excursions. Upon our arrival to this wonderful home right outside the charming town of Borgarnes, an easy trip from Reykjavik, we happily found a home thoughtfully designed, well-built and cared for by its family. The accommodations are very comfortable...above and beyond, particularly in winter. The amenities are all top quality. The whirlpool is glorious! It's a perfect setting to watch the Northern Lights. I could go on and on. As for the owners, they are generous and hospitable, quick to respond to questions. The location is fabulous for one day trips, especially to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Borgarnes is close by for groceries and gas, wine shop, good food and museum...very nice folks...and a too - tempting bakery with good cappuccino! If we never make it back to this mystical country, this home will provide a wonderful, lasting memory for the rest of our lives. Many, many thanks to Heidi and her family. Pakka per fyrir.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We agree it is an easy trip from Reykjavik and a good base for day tours since there are so many things to see and experience all around. And it is also a big advantage that Borgarnes is close by for all necessities. It is our favorite place in the world, so glad that our guests like it to. Yes you could say Iceland is a mystical country, hope you make it back some day. Þakka þér fyrir.
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5

Excellent house in beautiful landscape!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very modern and the furnish makes it cosy. The jacuzzi on the terrace was our highlight!

Thx Heidrun👍🏻

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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foresthill, ca
5

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect way to end our trip to Iceland!!! This is about 45 minutes out of Reykjavik an easy drive. The house itself had everything we needed for 5 people plus space. The house was very modern and clean. The beds were super comfortable. The best part was that we were able to enjoy the northern nights- for 3 nights!!! One night included watching from the hot tub!!! Our hosts were extremely helpful and gracious!! They had provided a manual of every appliance (since were from US and ours work a little different) on how to operate everything we needed- which included a fantastic coffee machine!!! The nearby town of Bogarnes was very cute fishing town which had a couple of grocery markets since we did manage to use the kitchen frequently!!. Overall I would highly recommend and would stay here again if back to Iceland. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. The house manual is changing as we get feedback from our dear guests, many not used to a slightly different appliances and system. Thanks for everything and welcome back to Helluskógur 10... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Peaceful, immaculate, luxury, good location

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away just far enough from town for maximum privacy with unbeatable views from the living room and kitchen. A great location for home base when exploring the snaesfellness peninsula! Highly recommended and will definitely stay here next time in Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 5 wonderful days in Iceland. For our group of four friends, the house couldn't have been better for gathering and reconnecting. You have the privacy of the beautiful bedrooms, but the fantastic great room space to talk, read, and just enjoy each other's company. The house had absolutely everything we needed and the owners were fantastic--answering my many, many questions. The location is lovely and quiet and was perfect for the tourism "stuff" we were doing. Thanks to Heidi and Rob for such a great place!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I think we were able to create a wonderful spot to relax and recharge, and not to far from Reykjavík. Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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5

Comfortable and cozy countryside home(s)

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and charming rental homes (we rented both the main house and cottage) located in the countryside. Very clean and comfortable with every convenience thought of. The owners are incredibly responsive and helpful with planning and area information. Great location for a group to stay with easy driving to many activities and sites. The hot tubs were a definite plus at the end of a day of touring. The house is located near a cute town with restaurants, shops and grocery. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this nice review... :-) Welcome back to Helluskógur. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Ferry Baldur, Stykkishólmur
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Hamarsvöllur at Borgarnes
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
The English Houses
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Snæfellsjökull
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
West Beach Where river Langá meets the sea
Car: necessary

The house is located along the spectacular Salmon River, Langá, one of the greatest salmon rivers in Europe. There are walking paths from the house, where you can enjoy the peaceful nature and walk by the river. If you are staying in the late summer or autumn you will find blueberries growing near the river. You are welcome to pluck them, it´s delicious.

The house is a about a one hour drive north from the Reykjavík Capital and about 10 minutes from Borgarnes. In Borgarnes you can enjoy one of the nicest swimming pools in Iceland, play golf at Hamarsvöllur, visit the great Settlement center where you can learn about the Icelandic culture and saga and shop at the Bonus grocery store. In Borgarnes you will find the interesting Farmers market, Ljómalind, which sells food and products made in the area.

In the north direction, about one hour driving, you will find the old fishermen´s town Stykkishólmur, where you can go sailing, Whale Watching and enjoy Bird Watching paradise. In Stykkishólmur you can visit interesting museums like the Water museum and the Volcano museum. On the way to Stykkishólmur you will find the crater Eldborg which is an interesting natural phenomenon with lava all around.

Close to Stykkishòlmur, you'll find the great Snæfellsnes National Park. It was voted one of **Iceland Top Five** to visit. There you can enjoy Snæfellsjökull, and its magical and remarkable nature. On the way from Stykkishólmur to the National Park you will drive through a small town called Grundarfjörður. There is one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland, called Kirkjufell. Drive on and you will find plenty of interesting places worth visiting, like Djúpalónssandur a beautiful pebbled beach, Vatnshellir Cave and the popular hiking trail by the cliff beach between Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

The beautiful Borgarfjörður area is close by Helluskógur. In Borgarfjörður you can find many interesting places to visit. The largest thermal spring in Iceland, Deildartunguhver, is located near a small town called Kleppjárnsreykir and is about 40 minutes drive from Borgarnes. Close by Deildartunguhver is the historical place Reykholt. There you can find Snorrastofa which we recommend visiting if you are interesting in Icelandic Saga. If you drive on from Reykholt towards Húsafell you will see the beautiful waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, which are absolutely worth a visit. From Húsafell you can go on a tour into the glacier Langjökull, one of Europe’s largest glacier. Amazing!

You can say about the location of the house that it is midway between the two great National Parks, Snæfellsnes and Þingvellir. Þingvellir is located on the Golden Circle and is a popular tourist destination. Þingvellir is a place of historical, cultural, and geological importance. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. On the Golden Circle you can also visit the great waterfall Gullfoss and the hot spring Geysir.

We are here to help you plan your vacation and get the most out of your stay in Iceland. Later on we will send you an information package with the House manual and detailed directions, Restaurants and cafes in the area and Attractions in the area. We will also send you a few apps, like the Home Away Hospitality manager app where we have put in a lot of information. Also apps for Icelandic yellow pages, northern light forecast and Icelandic weather forecast. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in West, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$342
From
A$409
Fri,Sat
A$2,387
 
 
Easter 2017
12 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$494
From
A$594
Fri,Sat
A$3,462
 
 
Low Season
19 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$342
From
A$409
Fri,Sat
A$2,387
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$494
From
A$594
Fri,Sat
A$3,462
 
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$342
From
A$409
Fri,Sat
A$2,387
 
 
Christmas/NewYear 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$494
From
A$594
Fri,Sat
A$3,462
 
 
2018
5 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
A$535
From
A$645
Fri,Sat
A$3,746
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$310
From
A$372
Fri,Sat
A$2,171
 

Additional information about rental rates

Bedding / Linen / Towels A$106 + Tax
Cleaning A$151 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

FREE WIFI
FREE PARKING
Cottage is available from 16:00 in the afternoon.
Must be turned over to the Owner before 11:00 on the Departure Morning.
Baby Chair/Crib is available.
Company Name: Lágskógur ehf
VAT Tax ID: IS118490

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , The shower is the best one...
    Bathroom 2 - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , outdoor shower , Large outdoor jetted Hot Tub and outdoor shower
  • Bathroom I is a big and warm area with big mirror, basin and large shower. Also there is a warm Towel Rack and a Miele Washing machine. Bathroom II is an outside shower and a Hot tub on the porch.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , Let us know if you need the child bed so we can prepare it.
  • One thing worth mentioning are the high quality beds in the house. In bedroom 1 you will find a all natural, handmade, high quality, adjustable Hästens bed. And in bedroom 2 there is also a high quality Swedish bed. It is possible to have 2 extra mattresses to place in Bedrooms 1, 2 or 3 or elsewhere in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In Borgarnes you´ll find massage and more services. If you are looking for something special don´t hesitate to contact us and we will help you figure it out. We are here to provide information to our guest.