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A Log Cabin at the River Bank (Golden Circle) – with a Stunning River View!

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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In the middle of the Golden Circle! A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and both dining and sunbathing furniture. Parking for several cars. The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally...In the middle of the Golden Circle! A fully-modernized charming family cottage, located 20 min. from Selfoss Village. It is 65 sqm (=700 sqft) with two bedrooms (double bed and one semi-double), and a studio couch in the living room for two persons, a total of six adults. It's open year-round for travelers. No smoking allowed, but pets are welcome. The cabin is fully equipped with all necessary kitchen utensils, dish washer, washing machine, hair dryer, WiFi, and a three-burner Weber gas grill on the deck. Wood for both the indoor and outdoor wood stoves is provided. The 80 sqm (=861 sqft) south deck has a hot tub and both dining and sunbathing furniture. Parking for several cars. The cabin is extraordinarily well decorated and homey, with an exceptional eye for detail. It's also ideally located on the banks of the river, in a beautiful scenic setting, in the middle of all the tourist attractions of South Iceland. There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital. The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland. There's only two minutes drive to one of the most popular golf clubs in Iceland, Kidjaberg Golf Course, and very short distance to the swimming pools in both Hraunborgir and Minniborg. There is a 15–20 min drive to Selfoss. There's a Jetski rental at Lake Svínavatn and angling for example in Lakes Apavatn, Laugarvatn, Úlfljótsvatn, not to mention in Lake Thingvallavatn itself, as well as in Hvítá River which is located just in front of the cabin. Hvítá is a salmon river and cabin owners in Kiðjaberg have two fishing canes/licenses in the river per day during the angling season. Angling fees are 6000 ISK for half a day (six hours) in 2017, or approximately $ 58. This is a special deal for cabin owners in this particular local area, and their guests, not available to others. The nearest lake, lake Hestvatn, also offers trout angling, free of charge. There is prolific birdlife in the area, making it perfect for birding and birdwatching. There are also several beautiful hiking trails to be found, with breath-taking view over mountains, glaciers and the ocean. Several glaciers can be seen from the Kiðjaberg area, such as Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, Hofsjökull and Langjökull. The driving distance to Eyjafjallajökull is less than an hour. It is also possible to do snowmobile tours, super jeep tours, glacier walking, ice climbing, riding lessons and horse riding tours, visit the cultural historical sites, in addition to experiencing the fantastic natural sites in the area. Minimum stay is three nights. Note that included in our prices is rent of bed linen, towels, etc. A part of the rental income is donated to Hordur Barddal's Memorial Fund for Disabled Golfers. Hordur founded the Icelandic Disabled Golf Association in 2001, in collaboration with the Icelandic Golf Association, and was the director of the board until his untimely death in 2009. He built the cabin, together with his late wife Soffia, in the summer 2004.More
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About the Owner
Johanna B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2013
Interaction with guests
Guests can arrive whenever it suits them after checkin time, as the keys are in a keybox outside. We are available on email and cell phone during all hours and will react not only to emergencies but also to specific and general queries.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded 12 April 2018

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2016
Management response:Responded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

I booked this cottage without doing much research on the area etc. I saw it was rural with great character and views so I booked it. My new wife and I arrived in the middle of the night in the wet and wind having hired...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank dh12342015
Management response:Responded 31 October 2015

Thank you, David, for your very kind words. We're really glad that you had a good time in our cabin, especially given that it was your honeymoon. :D. You know, we have a 20% repeat-customer discount, so if you want to return, you are most...More

Reviewed 19 April 2015

Booked the cottage for 4 nights as a surprise 50th birthday present for my wife which followed 3 nights in the capital. My wife had always wanted to visit Iceland and it didn't dissappoint. We arrived early and met one of the three sisters(who's name...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Daveyc16
Management response:Responded 20 April 2015

I'm so happy that you guys had a good stay and that you saw the Northern Lights. You are welcome back any time.

Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely time at this cute cabin. The location was perfect for us with the golden circle route just up the road and northern lights viewings three of the five nights we stayed. Unfortunately there had been problems with the hot tub which the...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Joderina
Management response:Responded 24 March 2015

Dear Jodie, Thank you so much for your understanding with regard to the hot tub. It is now in perfect order and subsequent guests are enjoying it. I'm eager to give you the extra discount next time you come, in addition to the discount I...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this rental to someone who plans to do many outdoor activities during their trip?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
There's great view over Hvítá River from the cabin and short distance to all major nature pearls in South Iceland: Gullfoss and Geysir, Thingvellir, Kerið, Sólheimar, Laugarvatn Village, Skálholt, Arnarker, Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss, Háifoss, Thjórsárdalur, Jökulsárlón and Reykholt, Baula, Hraunfossar and Paradísarlaut in Borgarfjörður, and Keilir and Blóa Lónið on Reykjanes. The cabin is perfect for day trips to these locations, as well as to Reykjavík, since it is so conveniently located only an hour's drive from the capital. The new swimming pool at Borg is extremely good for a country-side pool. It has small warm pots for children, play area and swimming area, and geothermical hot water, of course, which is standard for Iceland.
Getting around
You will need a car to get to our cabin and we recommend a 4x4 during the winter season. It may not snow in Iceland during the winter, but it can. Thus, it is better to be safe than sorry. We can direct you to the cheapest car rentals in Iceland.
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