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Unique property in the middle of The Golden Circle with a large beautiful garden

Bedrooms 5
Space 140 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A newly renovated house with 5 bedrooms close to the main tourists attractions.

A 140 sqm. house and 60 sqm. garage in the center of the Golden Circle area (Geysir and Gullfoss 20 min away). A unique opportunity to experience the southern part of Iceland in a calm and child friendly neighbourhood.

A beautiful newly renovated house in a small greenhouse village, Laugarás, in the centre of The Golden Circle area.

Crib and high chair for a baby are available. Large living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher), two bathrooms with shower. A large 60 sqm. garage with table tennis, dart, fuss ball and more. Also a washing machine and a dryer.

Large outdoor area with a small soccer field, trampoline, swings and a hot tub. Very sheltered terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.

It's open all year-round for travellers. We offer free Wi-Fi Internet. One flat screen TV. There are parking places for 2-3 cars. Included in our price are bed linen,towels, taxes and final cleaning.

The house is also perfect for day trips to Reykjavík, since it´s so conveniently located only about 1 hour drive from the capital.

Guests are welcome to contact us anytime and we´ll do our best to solve their problems.

We are also owners of another luxury villa 50 meters from this house.

The listing ID is 4369848.

The other house has 4 bedrooms and accommodates 10 persons.

More Details

Elin and Borkur
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Elin and Borkur

We are two lawyers, parents of 4 children, but the family lives in Reykjavík where we both work. The house is our second home and we´ve spent a lot of time in it for many years. We love this beautiful place and look forward to welcoming you to our house

Elin and Borkur purchased this house in 2008

Why Elin and Borkur chose Southern Region

We wanted to have a nice summer house where we could relax with our children both summer and winter. We choose this location because of the short distance to Reykjavík and all the other attractions in the surrounding neighbourhood.

What makes this house unique

We find our house perfect because it´s spacious with many bedrooms and a large living room with open kitchen. Unique garden with hot tub and large garage with many activities all year round. Magnificent location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Southern Region

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly renovated
  • The bathroom has all the necessities toilet paper, hand soap, towels, shampoo and conditioner.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed
  • The house has five bedrooms ; Bedroom 1: Double bed (180 cm) Bedroom 2: Double bed (160 cm) Bedroom 3: Double bed (160 cm) Bedroom 4: Two single beds (90 cm) Bedroom 5: Two single beds (90 cm)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Unique property in the middle of The Golden Circle with a large beautiful garden
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great place for large family

  • 4 of 5

The beds were comfy, the owners very responsive.. Great for a family getaway with hot tub, foosball, ping pong and more. The location is perfect for the golden circle and Northern lights viewing.. could use a few

More towels, but other than that this place is perfect and we would stay again in a heartbeat..

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights with extended family touring the area and enjoying the fact that we had a beautiful and comfortable place to finish the day over dinner. We had 8 adults but could have had 10 comfortably. The owners are friendly and attentive. We recommend this property for anyone's Iceland visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meriden, Connecticut

Amazing house - perfect trip!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights - large group (four couples and four children ages 2-10). It was perfect for our group. Plenty of space, comfy living area to lounge, huge table for big group dinners, great outdoor space with soccer goal, trampoline, and dining area. Hot tub was a big plus! Beds were comfy and showers were hot. Elin and Borkur were amazing hosts. Proximity was great for Golden Circle attractions. We'd definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class home in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week staying in this house with family to celebrate my birthday.

House is perfectly situated for the Golden circle and touring the South of Iceland.

Take the time to travel to Vik and the black beach, amazing!

House has everything you need including a big hit with the younger ones, a bean to cup coffee machine! It was well used.

A big thank you to Elen & Borkur for their help and advice in planning this trip.

Shopping is good in Selfoss, easy to get to and easy to navigate, about 20 mins away.

The young ones enjoyed the pizza from Café Mika! about 10 mins away.

The one experience we all enjoyed was sitting in the amazing hot tub with snow falling down on our heads!!

I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely home for a holiday in the South of Iceland, enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect House Perfect Owners

  • 5 of 5

Elin, Borkur and family are the best home owners we have ever rented from. They are incredibly thoughtful and provide little basics that make your stay so nice, and easy like: coffee, shampoo, towels. This in addition to a beautiful house with loads to do in the game room, a great soak hot tub outside, always warm heating, massive eating area big enough for everyone, great kitchen, big shared common space and someone who lives locally to help should you need it made for a smooth stay.

We were doing a bit of a whirlwind trip with a big group. We had a few extra small children and they provided air mattresses and bedding that were all set up when we arrived. Not only that but we were celebrating a milestone birthday and Elin emailed with me in advance of our trip with tips on a bakery, grocery stores - so when we arrived we were well equipped to just enjoy our trip.

It was so nice to have a great house and such generous owners who didn't mind answering questions and helping to make our celebratory trip really special.

I highly recommend renting this house. Oh and the location is right in the middle of all the main attractions so that is perfect too.

Now if only Elin and Borkur could guarantee the Northern Lights!!

Thanks for a great stay.

jd50 group

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Perfect for groups touring Southern Iceland

  • 5 of 5

Great experiences at this rental - spent 5 days/4 nights with a group of 8 touring southern Iceland and made this our home base. The house had everything you could possibly need, the owners were very responsive to questions and accommodating regarding payment. Thank-you Börkur and Elín we will definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Keflavík international airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Cafe Mika, Reykholt
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Skálholt restaurant
Car: necessary

Our house is located in a small greenhouse village, Laugarás. In the middle of The Golden Circle, a popular tourist route. The house is in a walking distance from Skálholt cathedral and a small petting zoo, Slakki. Also near the national park, Thingvellir (30 min), Gullfoss (20 min), Geysir (20 min), Kerið volcano crater, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn village (with Fontana, a subsidiary of steam). Many geothermally heated swimming pools in the neighbourhood and also many horse rentals. A popular golf club at Kiðjaberg (15 min). A few good restaurants in the neighbourhood. Small grocery shop and petrol station in Reykholt (7min).

Many stores and supermarkets in Selfoss (25 min).

The area is very beautiful and has a lot of popular tourists attractions



Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$187.19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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