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Katrin

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

Luxury accommodation with all the little extras. You definitely deserve it.

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Southern Peninsula holiday villa

Private Luxury Villa in the perfect location when travelling to Iceland

Little White Castle is the perfect Luxury hotel alternative. Run by professionals and situated in close driving distance to most of Iceland main tourist attractions as well as the city of Reykjavik. In the near distance we have the Blue Lagoon (20 min drive) as well as the International airport(10 min drive) and Reykjavik (40 min drive). In 2007 the little white castle got a reward from the community for renovation on the house, fencing and garden and again in 2015 for the garden. It is perfectly suited for the romantic couple as well as families, friends and business groups alike. It offers private parking, a beautiful garden with three patios to choose from and one that is equipped with a waterfall, Jacuzzi, fireplace, large dining table and sunbeds. It offers a beautiful Spa where you can enjoy a real wet steam bath or relax with your loved one in the double bathtub. It's perfectly suited for 4-6 persons. It has three bedrooms (2 x double bed and TV room with luxury Sofa-bed, a living room with dining area, kitchen, hallway with excess to a smaller powder room (WC). The Little White Castle comes fully equipped with complimentary WIFI internet access, two satellite TV's with over 150 stations, X-box 360 and collection of DVD's, free private parking and free prepaid (500 IKR) Mobile phone to use during your stay.

We help guests find the best deals when it comes to Rental Car Services, Guided Tours etc.

We run a fully licensed Vacation Rental Home (Important factor in Iceland) and welcome all inquires. Look forward to hear from you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katrin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks english, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic

About Katrin

I am simply the hard working owner and mood creator of your stay in Little White Castle in Iceland ;)

Katrin purchased this villa in 1999

Why Katrin chose Iceland

We fell in love with this house the moment we saw it because we saw the potentials. In the beginning it was the ugly duckling but after years of renovation and redesigning we were rewarded by the community for the renovation of the house and garden. This was in the year 2007. Now we invite others to enjoy our creation because after all the best things in life should be shared.

What makes this villa unique

You will definitely love staying at the Little White Castle. Whether it be because of the fairy tale hidden garden with it's 3 patios, Waterfall and Geothermal heated Jacuzzi, relaxing in front of one of the fireplaces, taking a real wet steam-bath or simply because of the short distances to some of the most famous tourist attractions in Iceland. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served by professionals is available upon request. Our guests also benefit from discounts on restaurants. You can always rest assure that we will do our best to make your stay a memorable one in the 'Happy memories' category.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in Keflavik for two nights and Katy was a wonderful host. We really enjoyed the Blue lagoon; there is nothing else like it! We are continuing our travels in Iceland, but our first stop has been a wonderful start.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveller reviews

Luxury accommodation with all the little extras. You definitely deserve it.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Don't hesitate . . . Book this property!

  • 5 of 5

Katrin and her husband have taken every detail to make the White Castle a beautiful and comfortable destination. The house, furniture garden and all the amenities far exceeded my expectations. Every aspect of the property is beautifully appointed and pristine. Also Catherine and her husband were outstanding hosts - and catered to our every need, including scheduling our day trips in advance and providing us with their preprogrammed GPS for our day excursions. In summary,everything was Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It was an honor hosting you and your family. Katrin and Thorsteinn
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5

Spacious and romantic, best value in Keflavik!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed for two nights at the Little White Castle, we could have stayed a week without leaving the premises! The owner is very much in-touch and knowledgeable and accomodating, we were invited to pick fresh lettuce from her amazing garden, and she helped us to settle our travel-weary bones by offering advice and making arrangements. Probably not the best place for young children or elderly folks, but the photos do not do it justice, especially if you are a family with teenage girls or young couples travelling together! Beware! If you book a stay you may not want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LWC was our favorite place to stay at in Iceland

  • 5 of 5

Katy was such a great hostess, she let us arrive a whole day early and drove several hours to accommodate our early arrival. The place was clean and spacious. We loved the backyard and hot tub. The kitchen was perfect for cooking for our family. We had tons of room. The kids loved the gameboy, too. We loved the uniqueness of the place and the location was so close to Blue Lagoon, harbour, airport and other tourist spots. Great place. I highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading your review was a wonderful way to wake up on a rainy monday morning. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Little White Castle and it was a great pleasure to host you. Thank you all!
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5

Fairytale paradise :)

  • 5 of 5

The little White Castle is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are all full of wonderful things, from the beautiful glassware in the lounge to the disco ball in the bathroom. The garden was the perfect, snowy play area for the kids (and adults!). Katrin showed us where the local shops and restaurants were and lent us her sat nav. She couldn't have done more to help and was a truly lovely host. I would highly recommend a visit to the little White Castle to make your trip to Iceland truly magical. I'm sure we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of hosting you and your wonderful family again, in the near future. Katrin and Thorsteinn
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5

ECLECTICLY DELIGHTFUL AND AUTHENTIC

  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to Katrin for all of your help and support while we stayed in your very unique Little White Castle! I took a girls only trip out of the country for my first time and Katrin could not have been more helpful. We were picked up by her service from the airport and brought back to Katrins home for a taste of Iceland. She had a wonderful spread of breads, cheeses and Icelandic yogurt waiting. She escorted me to the bank where she helped me through my transactions even though my cc companies originally declined them based on my location. I was panicking, she wasn't! Then took us to the local grocery store and showed us around so we could get our bearings on what we would need at the house. She helped me rent a car and allowed us to use her GPS because she knew I needed it far more than she did! The location of the property wasn't the most ideal for what we were looking for because everything was a pretty far drive so having a car was a must. However, being a few minutes away from the airport when we had to leave early in the morning and partied too long the night before worked out to be a major advantage. I found Katrin to be an amazing hostess and was our keeper. She looked out for us and made sure we were always on the right track to get the most out of our stay. Her quarters where attached to ours but she stayed to herself unless she was needed. I didn't even realize she lived at the same little house until day 2. I can't leave this message without compliment my favorite sanctuary which was the garden and fire place. We had a lot of good memories at this house! Thank you Katrin so much for your outstanding hospitality. Also, if you are renting a car in Iceland, make sure you get fully covered. I unfortunately had an incident the last day of our trip and it ended up costing me. (someone ran into my parked car) Katrin and her wonderful neighbor & husband, who worked for Hertz, helped me get a new vehicle and a police report together. I was very fortunate to have all of their assistance in that matter! She was a great stress diffuser for me and laughed at my anxieties :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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very welcoming host in a good location

  • 5 of 5

First it's hard to beat a location so close to the airport less than 10 minutes drive. Katrin was there to meet us and greet, and showed us around the house so we are familiar with everything. Something that she didn't have to do but did anyway, she took us to the grocery store so we can get our supplies and with recommandation on what we should try etc.. go for lamb and Skyr yogurt! It is true that food can be expensive in Iceland, so as gasoline... $20usd for a pound of bacon and $2 a liter for gas. this is a shock for any north american tourists!

the house is very well appointed, with a lot of personalize flair throughout. everything you need to cook. enjoy the hottub in the backyard while waiting to catch a glimpse of the northern lights! they also provide with a GPS with pre-programmed destinations to visit so if you are staying there, don't rent one from the car rental company! they also provide you with a prepaid basic cell phone to call in case of emergency.

we were 3 adults traveling and that was plenty of space for all. only minor details for us, but could be a bigger one for a bigger family, even if there's space for 6 or more people, there's only 1 bathroom with shower/ large bath tub, so if everyone needs a morning shower, you might need to work on a schedule!

Overall we would return to this location if we revisiting Iceland in the area,with a couple hours drive you have many of the top attraction to visit on your first trip. we had a busy schedule and will need to return to visit the other places we couldn't fit in the schedule!

tip for sightseeing: rent a car, don't do the bus tours. you can stop anywhere you want, small places out of reach on bus tours, leave early in the morning; we left at 7am, and we have seen Gullfoss and geyser by 11am, before the "rush" of bus tour, so we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves! Pack layers, you can see sun, cloud, fog, rain, snow in the same day..... typical!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and as a host I highly recommend you and your friends as guests. Katrin Hafsteinsdottir
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Kilometres
Keflavik International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Kilometres
Harbor bar, Irish pub and others.
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Kilometres
Harbor and Whale watching service
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
voted one of top 100 golf courses in the world !
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
35 minutes drive to Reykjavik city
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Choice of fast food, steak and seafood restaurants
Nearest Ski
61 Kilometres
Bláfjöll ski resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
The seashore is in walking distance.
Car: recommended

In walking distance (less than 1km) you'll find art galleries, boat museum, movie theater, library, pop museum, harbor fishing, glass art factory, candle factory, whale watching service, pharmacy, hospital and bus station offering free rides within the town and scheduled tours to the city of Reykjavik and the Blue lagoon. check out www.rnb.is for detailed information about our community.

Distances to additional places of interest and tourist attraction!

Blue Lagoon is only 22 km. about 20 minute drive.

City of Reykjavik is only 38km. approx. 30 min.drive.

The great Geyser is only 140km. approx. 1 hour 47min.drive

The waterfall Gullfoss is only 7km. distance from Geyser.

Snæfellsjökull with its mystical powers can be seen across the ocean from the harbor of Keflavik.

If you enjoy birds and bird watching, there are just under 200 species of bird in the town Garður, including migratory species.

These can be seen from the old lighthouse along with a spectacular sunset. Distance is only 8km. approx. 8min. drive.

Check out Iceland.is for further information!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Southern Peninsula, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
A$416
A$2,915
 
 
Holidays
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$537
A$3,762
 
 
Low season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$416
A$2,915
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$416
A$2,915
 

Additional information about rental rates

Contact us for special discount deal on longer stay.
The prices are estimated for peak season. Booking deposit is 25% of rental rates. Tax is included in prices.
Our apartments are always cleaned by the owner or by a cleaning service before arrival of the customer.
Cleaning service upon stay is optional.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Southern Peninsula

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 134 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet , Sauna
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room
  • There are two bathrooms in our house. One is fully equipped with double bathtub, bidet, Sauna and a shower. The washing room is situated next to the main bathroom and is equipped with a washing machine and a dryer. The other bathroom is situated next to the main entrance and is equipped with a toilet and a sink. We supply soaps, toilet-paper, towels, bathrobes and hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Entertainment room/Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , situated next to main bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , situated on upper floor next to entrance.
    Master bedroom - 1 large double bed , Door from bedroom to patio with fireplace.
  • Our Villa offers three bedrooms. One is situated next to the entrance of the house (suitable for the ones that goes last to bed) it is equipped with a double bed and satellite TV with over 150 stations to choose from, there is a toilet (powder room) situated next to it. The other two are situated downstairs next to the master bathroom. From the main bedroom you come directly to one of the patios and garden outside. The washing room is situated next to the master bathroom and has an exit door that leads to the front of the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming