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Hilmar Þorkelsson

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, Icelandic

Your Cosy Cottage With Guesthouse Middle Of Golden Circle

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this South holiday cottage

Large Property With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms That Sleeps 6

A beautiful wooden cottage in a quiet area with a breathtaking view right off the golden circle open all year round with a number of the major nature attractions, and the town of Selfoss in close proximity.

The owner will be on site to greet visitors, introduce them to the area, and answer any questions they may have.

A wooden cottage with a large terrace that sleeps 6, and a private guesthouse with bathroom that sleeps 2. Out front of the main house is a large open terrace, and an enclosed glass terrace. Out back is a grassy area ideal for children at play, pitching tents, and enjoying the weather. All major kitchen appliances and fixtures provided such oven, stove top, refrigerator, along with a large gas grill outside.New washing machine.

A small path from the main house leads to a cozy private guesthouse. The guesthouse is furnished with a queen sized bed, refrigerator, and a bathroom. Perfect for visiting couples or teenagers.

This location is perfect for day trips to some of Icelands greatest nature attractions such as the golden circle (Gullfoss and Geysir), Þingvellir, Kerið, Skálhólt, Skóarfoss, Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Þjórsársdalur, and Hekla. Golf courses and beautiful scenic routes for joggers are also in close proximity. Visitors can explore these wonderful destinations over the day, knowing they can return to this quiet and charming area in the evening.

The cabin is located only 50 minutes from Reykjavík, and 15 minutes from the small nearby town of Selfoss which should service all of your shopping needs -- large grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, swimming pool, fast food, etc.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Hilmar Þorkelsson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, Icelandic

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveller reviews

Your Cosy Cottage With Guesthouse Middle Of Golden Circle
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Great location, lovely cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I just returned from our trip from Iceland. Prior to our trip I had several emails to Hilmar asking questions about car rentals, the area, etc and he always answered each question which was a big help. Hilmar was to meet us at 5am at the airport but our flight was delayed 6 hours. I emailed him from the airport to let him know, and when we arrived 6 hours behind Hilmar was there waiting for us. He gave us a phone to use during our stay, which ended up being a life saver because we had car problems 1 hour away from the house. Thank God we had that cell phone!

The cottage was very clean, and had everything we needed. Selfoss is not far from the cottage for things you may need. Our trip was made when we saw the Northern Lights right from the deck of the cottage on two separate nights. The lights were right on top of us. It was so amazing!!

We really enjoyed our stay here at Hilmar's cottage and would definately recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage and very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed for a week in Hilmar's nice cottage in December 2014. Prior to our trip, Hilmar responded swiftly to my queries, provided very good travel tips, and even help me negotiate with a car rental company for better prices as he knew this was my first trip to Iceland. Hilmar met us at the airport where I drove following his car to the cottage. On the way, as he knew we would be ravenous after our flight as well as an expected bad weather the next day, he stopped by a supermarket where he waited for us patiently while we picked up some groceries for the next few days. Upon arrival at the cottage, we were amazed with the how well kept cottage was. Northern Lights were also beginning to show when we arrived. In fact, we were fortunate to view Northern Lights from this cottage almost every night. Hilmar provided us with a mobile phone as well to make calls to him. This was helpful because we called Hilmar and obtained good advices to maximize our stay in Iceland, when deep snowfall paralyzed and closed off Reykavik for two separate days during our stay. Location of cottage provided easy access to Golden Circle sights including Kerio. We shopped for groceries in Selfoss, a 15-20 min drive from the cottage. Cottage was warm and cozy, while high winds bellow outside the cottage with temperatures between 0 to -9 degrees Celsius. Hilmar also handed us a shovel in case our 4x4 rented vehicle required, which came in handy. We also catered for a guided Blue Ice Cave tour during our stay, which turned out to be a highlight of our tour in Iceland. Upon our day of departure, due to the unprecedented deep snowfall in Iceland in mid December 2014, Hilmar and his friend, Ingolf, drove a truck to pick us with luggage from the cottage to our 4x4 car. This helped us avoid being stranded in deep snow as an inexperienced deep snow driver. And to further avoid us losing our way to the airport in the dark (few day light hours in winter), Hilmar and his friend had us followed their truck to show us almost all the way to the airport. Truly Icelandic Hospitality! My family was very fortunate to meet sincere people like Hilmar and his friend. I highly recommend this cottage. Thank you so much, Hilmar!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic location, great house, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in this property in late Oct 2014. The cottage was very clean and neat and plenty warm. It was large enough for my wife and I and our 4 kids ages 8-15 and it was centrally located so we were easily able to see the sites we wanted to see. On two of our nights we watched the northern lights from the deck of the cottage. It was completely dark so it was a very good location from which to see them.

The cottage larder was well stocked and we did not need to buy some of the basic spices and coffee or tea. We had everything we needed in tems of cookware and appliances.

Hilmar met us in Reykjavik and he was nice enough to escort us to the cabin to make sure we were well settled in . He really took care of us! I would not hessitate to recommend this cabin to a friend and would stay there again if I get a chance to return to Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very good place to stay with

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Hilmar, the owner of the cottage, for providing such a nice clean place for us to stay. His customer service is perfect, I remembered he gave me a big hand when my suitcases got lost in the airport. He has also provided us a good free-wifi service in the cottage, so that we could contact our friends and families overseas. If you need any advices or guidance on travelling in Iceland, he can give you some good suggestions.

The layout of the cottage is elegant and welcoming, it gave me a feeling of home and warmth at the first sight when I arrived. The property is well-maintained with all the things you needed, a well-decorated kitchen, sitting room with a huge soft sofa and 3 bedrooms with heaters. The beds are very comfy and clean which refilled my energy after a tiring journey. Last but not least, a well-functioning washing machine is essential for travelers ! I am grateful that we could wash our clothes efficiently after riding and hiking.

Nevertheless, the location of the cottage was one of the reason which attracted me to choose this cottage while I was planning my journey, because it locates nearby to the town(30 minuutes driving) and national park(10 minutes driving) , so it is very convenient for us to travel around and I got to see the aurora every night before I went to sleep, this is the best place to stay.

After the experience of staying in the cottage, I will definitely recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

If you want to find a home away from home, that is the one. It gave me warm and home-felt feeling, very comfortable and peaceful. My first good impression of Iceland came from Hilmar, the owner of the cottage. He was very nice, friendly and helpful. We used to call him Mr. Iceland (冰島先生). He greeted us at the airport when we arrived even it was very late of the day and provided us all useful information.

The cottage is located at the very central of southwestern Iceland. The beautiful sights of Laugarvatn, Geysir, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Glaciers, Vik, Kerid Crater was not too far out of the way. It is also a very good place to take photos of Northern light. We captured it the second night we arrived, just outside the cottage. It was beautiful, incredible. A very large supermarket Bonus in Selfoss is just 15 minutes' drive from the cottage, we could find everything we needed there, very convenience. I would highly recommend this cottage to my friends if they come to Iceland. Thank you Hilmar, 冰島先生.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A very lovely place para quedamos

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Hilmar, the owner of the cottage, for providing such a nice clean place for us to stay. If you want to see the aurora every night before you go to sleep, this is the best place to stay. Highly recommended !

下次我再來冰島旅行也會惻待在過一這旅館:))

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Keflavík
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This location is perfect for day trips to some of Icelands greatest nature attractions such as the golden circle (Gullfoss and Geysir), Þingvellir, Kerið, Skálhólt, Skóarfoss, Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Þjórsársdalur, and Hekla. Golf courses and beautiful scenic routes for joggers are also in close proximity. Visitors can explore these wonderful destinations over the day, knowing they can return to this quiet and charming area in the evening.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in South, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$156
 
 
Winter 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$156
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$214
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$115

Owner can accept payment either online (Paypal invoice sent by owner), directly (SWIFT bank transfer), or onsite (cash.)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in South

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Mainhouse - Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Guesthouse - Bathroom - toilet
  • One inside shower , one outdoor shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mainhouse - Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , The single is a bunk bed above the queen / double. Closet.
    Mainhouse - Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , The single is a bunk bed above the queen / double. Closet.
    Guesthouse - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming