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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 130 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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 Great Luxury properties***

Laugarás:

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4159969

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https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3927370

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https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3860484

Helluskógur 7:

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3791753

More Details

Property Manager
Heidrun
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, swedish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

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 three little boys.

This house is what we have been searching for the purpose of total relaxation and 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 West

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • 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 and a Miele Drying 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 ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
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.

Reviews

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Luxury House with Hot Tub close to Snæfellsnes National Park *Iceland top five*
average rating of 4.9733334 based on 75 reviews
5

Incredible stay - best place we have stayed

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Heidi and Rob’s beautiful home. Our first impression was - wow - the house is surrounded by the most majestic setting - better than the pictures! Inside the home was spotless, literally not a speck of dirt. Everything is done to a very high standard - we especially loved the hot tub, kitchen and all of the games provided. The beds are also incredibly comfortable.

Best of all Heidi and Rob were the most gracious of hosts, answering all of our 138429922 questions and assisting us in making the most out of our trip. Their willingness to share their knowledge was invaluable.

At the end of these kind of trips we are usually ready to get back home, but after our stay here we were not ready to go! We absolutely loved every minute of it and hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review. We absolutely loved meeting you guys at the house, what a lovely family you have... :-) We really try to be there for our guests, and assist them in every way we can, thats our goal. Hope we see you next time during the summer and maybe on the South Coast of Iceland in Laugarás... :-) Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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Leeds
5

Luxury house in rural setting , close enough to town

  • 5 of 5

One of the best properties we have stayed at over the many years of renting villas . Quality furnishings and thought to detail . Views are fabulous and saw the Lights on the first night . The hot tub is one the best we have enjoyed .

Extremely comfortable beds , with extensive views . The underfloor heating is a joy to come back to after a cold yomp on the hills .

A perfect stay .

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning remote villa, super host, couldn’t ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Booking this villa was easy from the start due the host (Heidi) being so friendly and quick with responses to our questions.

I visited Iceland last weekend (March 8-11th) and with 6 friends and we had everything we needed, the villa is stunning with lovely views and no one else around.

We hired two 4 x 4’s through rental cars and paid the £18 a day protected cover insurance which covered the ash damage/gravel etc as read horror stories of people charged when returning the cars. The cheapest deal we found on the site was with Geysir which was easy and no issues when returning the car, you just need to give your credit card for deposit.

We booked ahead and went straight to the blue lagoon from the airport (approx 20 mins away), absolutely beautiful and a must when visiting the island.

We stopped at a Bonus (supermarket) on the way to the villa which is about an hour twenty from the blue lagoon but the store shuts at 18:30 daily.

The following day we walked from the villa (left out of yellow gate), info is in the welcome pack at the villa but it was a lovely 5 kilometre walk to the main road where we crossed over to a stunning waterfall.

We were lucky with sunshine but the lakes were still iced over but still needed all our warm clothes as it was very windy on the walk back.

We also did a tour with Greyline to see the golden circle and Geysir, again fantastic tour guide with wonderful stories of Iceland and traditions. (Booked online and very easy but it’s a early morning drive back into Reykjavík) You get the opportunity to stop in a couple of places for lunch and there is a coffee shop next to Greyline main office for breakfast.

We only ate out one evening as we wanted to make the most of the villa, hot tub and views.

We ate at the settlement centre which was very nice and only 15 minutes from the villa - we emailed and booked ahead as it was a Friday evening. There isn’t much else around and eating out is really expensive for the quality, although I’m told the lamb was outstanding.

We’re lucky enough to see the northern light properly but didn’t book a tour as Borgarnes is a good area for it. If you really do want to see them then from the villa get to the main road and follow a tour bus rather than driving into Reykjavík to come back out that way.

This villa is beautiful and well worth booking, want to go back already.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for an outstanding review with such a detailed and useful information for our future guests. Welcome back to any of our houses in Iceland. Sincerely, Heidi and Rob
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peterborough, New Hampshire
5

So warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark, and the wonderful house was warm, cosy lights were on, and delicious chocolates were on the dining-table.

The home has a modern sleek look, comfortable furniture and everything one could possibly need to feel at home was present. I really enjoyed the floor heating in the spacious bathroom. The owners are very accomodating and approachable, making sure we enjoyed every second of our 4 night stay.

Next time we'll select their other property in the southern section of Iceland, to check out other areas of this beautiful country.

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Bergen
5

Great home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful four night stay in this beautiful house. The location is ideal for daytips and we were very fortunate to see the northern lights for 3 of the 4 nights! We even enjoyed the show from the hot tub! I look forward to visiting Iceland in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cabin! Very comfortable, perfect end to our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 25/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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. Also many helpful websites for your stay in Iceland. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Bedding / Linen / Towels AU$121.4 + Tax
Cleaning AU$185.3 + 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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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