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Steinunn Gísladóttir

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian

Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport

33 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Capital Region holiday farmhouse

Spacious and light 91 m² house, ocean view, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 pers.

Þorkelsgerdi II is a 91m² renovated farmhouse located by the ocean in the peaceful and sparsely populated Selvogur. The house is spacious and light, has 3 bedrooms, an open kitchen/dining room, living room and bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a big dining table for 8 people or more. Children friendly with indoor and outdoor toys. Big, comfortable sofa in the living room. TV and DVD and a selection of books and games. Ocean view from the windows and 2 min. walk to the beach where seals and birds can be watched. Patio with gas grill, table and 8 chairs. Huge lawn, perfect for outdoor activities such as football, softball, Frisbee and kite flying.

Perfect either for the activity filled family vacation or the romantic getaway!

The Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is an hour's drive from Selvogur.

Seltún: Some 25 km from Selvogur (about 25 min drive) is the famed Krýsuvík geothermal area, Seltún, with its amazing solfataras, boiling mud springs, blowing steam vent and astonishing palette of colour. Just a few minutes’ drive from there are the stunning Krýsuvíkurberg cliffs, where sea birds by the thousands nest and the rolling waves of the Atlantic crash against the rugged shore. Both are examples of amazing natural beauty.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Steinunn Gísladóttir (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveller reviews

Renovated farmhouse by the ocean, 1 hour drive from KEF airport
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

Cozy Oceanside Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cute and cozy home on the ocean in southwest Iceland. Clean and roomy; loved having a kitchen to make breakfast and pack a lunch for our adventures. Great location for day trips to the Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Snaefellsnes, and Vik. The owners are easy to work with and are ready with helpful suggestions for nearby activities. Beautiful views from the house, fun walk to the nearby lighthouse, and a little café just across the street. Easy access to restaurants, fuel, and groceries in nearby Porlakshofn and Selfoss.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic setting, great home, delightful hosts -- 10 stars !

  • 5 of 5

Steinunn's farmhouse was a delight. The house is charming -- lots of room, and well equipped. The seaside setting in the middle of a horse farm was beautiful -- you can hear and see the waves crashing from all the rooms. Our hosts were so helpful -- even before we arrived -- with advance tips on local shopping, wine prices, etc. When we were delayed in arrival they called to check on us, and guide us to the house. There is an extensive library of guidebooks and reading material on the area. The location (about 20 minutes from Selfoss) was perfect for exploration of the south coast between Reykjavik and Vic. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We all loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Thorkelsgerdi II. The house had plenty of toys for our kids so they could enjoy themselves while my husband and I planned our next day trip. We had some trouble with the dryer or couldn't figure out how to get the warm air going, but other than that everything was perfect. A drying rack is provided though. The house is in a remote location which we loved, has a giant back yard (with horses next door) and a path to the beach. We did day trips to Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Geysir, Efsti-dalur, Thingvellir, Gulfoss, Stong and Gjain. Just for our trip to Jokulsarlon, we booked a stay at a nearby hotel since we felt that drive (4.5 hour one way) was not doable for us in 1 day (but which Steinunn had told us in advance). We had a terrific trip and have many fond memories. Thank you Steinunn!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

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Our family of four spent 4 nights in the house and the stay was excellent. The reservation was very easy and Steinunn was an outstanding host. Communications were easy and Steinunn sent us several helpful links to websites that would assist us in our stay. The location is perfect, it is secluded, with only a 2 min walk to the beach. It is close to most major sites in the golden circle, so it was perfect for day trips. I highly recommend this house and Steinunn for your stay in Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pleasant three day stay. Would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely three day stay. It's a redone farmhouse with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It's a quiet peaceful location, with airport, Reykjavik, the lagoon and golden circle within a few hours drive. Very easy and pleasant to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house for our family of 7

  • 5 of 5

Three generations spent 10 wonderful nights in this cozy little house near the sea. The house is tidy and well appointed with plenty of linens, dishes, books, games, T.V., a large, comfy couch and washer and dryer. Kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy many meals at the house. We had a successful fishing excursion in Reykjavik and enjoyed cooking our fresh cod on the grill.

We loved the location--many wonderful activities within an hour's drive of the house. Grocery stores and other services are within a 15 minute drive. We rented a large passenger van and had no trouble navigating the roads in the area, as most of them are paved (do not blindly trust your GPS or you may find yourself taking an unwanted detour onto a gravel road!).

Fredrik and Steinunn were wonderful hosts--they promptly responded to my inquiries and answered many questions for us as we were planning our trip.

We had an amazing holiday in Iceland and have every intention of returning to this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Landeyjahöfn (to Westman Islands)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Thorlakshofn
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Blafjoll
Car: necessary

Þorkelsgerði II is located in Selvogur in the county Ölfus on the south coast of Iceland. The house is situated on a big lot by the ocean, with birds and seals as neighbors. Nearby is the famous Strandarkirkja, an old church which is believed to have special powers to aid success or good luck, an old lighthouse and a small coffee house that is open in the summertime. Selvogur is 15 min. drive from the town of Þorlákshöfn, where you´ll find a swimming pool, a golf course, shops, restaurants and medical facilities. A further 15 min. drive is to the villages of Eyrarbakki og Stokkseyri, which are famous for their seafood restaurants and museums.

Selvogur is perfectly situated for day trips to The Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Geysir, Jokulsarlon and other attractions in the south of Iceland.

The Þorlákshöfn Golf Course, is one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in Iceland, with spectacular ocean view.

The swimming pool in Þorlákshöfn has indoor and outdoor pools, along with hot tubs and waterslides.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Capital Region, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
15 Sep 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$168
A$1,067
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
28 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$228
A$1,483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$168
A$1,067
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
15 May 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$228
A$1,483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
15 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$168
A$1,067
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$228
A$1,483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$101

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Capital Region

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 91 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
High chair available on request. Golf clubs available on request.

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