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Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday

Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 18, 2014
5 bedroom (incl one guesthouse), 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10.

Grund is a modern luxury house 220 sqm. only 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik with jacuzzy, steam bath, washer & dryer, Internet wi-fi, TV. Perfect property for anyone who wants to see some of the most beautiful sights of Iceland and relax with all the comfort you can imagine. Small soccerfield w goals if you want to play and several golf courses in close range.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Baths
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks:: english, Icelandic

11 Reviews

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Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p951133
South Iceland Iceland
California
4

Iceland Adventurers

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this house and had a wonderful time. Our group also felt we should be forthright so that other renters would benefit from our experiences.

For starters, the owner gave us a link for directions, but they omitted which street to turn on. We found the house after driving around, but if we had arrived at night, we would have been out of luck. Here are the directions: From Reykjavik, take Highway 1 to Highway 35. Turn left on Highway 35. Turn left on Highway 36. Turn right on Highway 351 toward Burfell (dirt road) just past Hotel Grimsborgir. From Highway 351, turn right on “Asabraut” (little green sign). The house is up a small hill on the left.

The hot tub was a surprise. The cover was ripped and was being held down with rocks, leaving debris and leaves that we had to clean out. We also filled the hot tub ourselves with a hose from the laundry room. It helps to leave the hose in the hot tub with a small trickle of cold water to regulate the heat. Once we figured out the hot tub idiosyncracies, we enjoyed it almost every evening..but sadly never saw any Northern Lights.

The washer and dryer is great, if a little hard to understand. Kalt is cold. Stick with that if you're worried about shrinkage. We re-washed all of the towels as they were scratchy from being air-dried. There are two dryers, and the one next to the washer is just fine.

We had hoped to use the guest bedroom outside, but this was impossible. There was a double bed (not a queen) and literally no room for even a suitcase on the floor. The bathroom had a swing door and a tiny sink. Do not count on it for sleeping arrangements unless it’s for a teen wanting space, and they would probably love it.

The size of the beds is misleading. There are no queen beds, only doubles with two twin-sized duvets. If you want to snuggle, you overlap duvets, which is a challenge. Also, the king bed is two twins with a thin pillow top-like mattress on top. Because there is a small 1-2 inch gap between bed heights, it will feel like the Great Divide at night. Plus...those individual duvets make it hard to cuddle.

This review may sound negative, but -- honestly -- we would come back to this house again. The kitchen is stupendous and the house is modern and clean. The bathroom and double shower downstairs are five-star, hands down. The location is also perfect for sightseeing, with many attractions -- Thingvellir, Geysir, Gulfoss, and Kerio -- nearby. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p951133
South Iceland Iceland
5

Great House, Great Location, Perfect for Family

  • 5 of 5
Very Nice Place. Well furnished and very spacious. Had 4 adults and 3 children stay. We had plenty of room and time with the 2 washrooms. The hot tube and deck are beautiful. Very good service. Great location 20 minuted from Thingvellir and on the Golden Circle. I would recommend to anyone planing to spend time in South Iceland as there many day trips and sights to see with-in an hours drive.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p951133
South Iceland Iceland
Washington, DC
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5
5 of us spent a week in this house. Fantastic property and great owners. The house is modern, well equipped and well maintained. We enjoyed the outside hot tub, a must do while waiting for the northern lights at night. The house is warm and it has a nice fire place. The kitchen and leaving area are great to spend time all together. There are a number of attractions near by and a small village to buy groceries. There are also a number of restaurant that serve local food.
We enjoyed every minute of our staying and we will for sure return to this beautiful house again. We found it randomly searching and it exceeded our expectations. At our arrival the owner was there to welcome us and meeting him made the experience even better since he showed us around, explained the rules and gave us suggestions of things to do.
We loved it all.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p951133
South Iceland Iceland
5

Cozy, lonely, luxury

  • 5 of 5
A modern and functionell house for a Big Family or Group of friends. Everything You need, every comfort for enjoying a totaly different form of vacation. With a beautifull hot shower and a Hot pot. By Car You can reach several attractions and groceries. The Owners are helpfull, friendly and uncomplicated.
I can only recommend this House for everyone !!!!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p951133
South Iceland Iceland
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
Property was perfect. Thorsteinn was at the house when we got there and patiently answered all of our many questions. The house was very clean and everything was organized and easy to use. The location was more than perfect. Just far enough away, but not too far. One of our highlights was the drive to the iceberg lagoon. We also thoroughly enjoyed our day at the Blue Lagoon. Thorsteinn recommended we head to the Westmann Islands, but we ran out of time before we needed to head north. We spent a relaxing day at the house, sitting in the steam room, reading, and cooking. The views are incredible. You wont be disappointed if you choose to stay in this lovely home.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Modern luxury house in a rural part of South Iceland - Winter and Summer holiday
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p951133
South Iceland Iceland
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This house was exactly what my fiancee and I were expecting. It is the best house in the area! And believe me, I looked at them all. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. The floors were heated, the fireplace added a nice touch of ambiance at night. The view out the windows was spectacular; especially when the northern lights made the entire sky red. What a sight to see!!

The sauna, hot tub and dual head shower were fabulous! The location was perfect for day trips around the area. We stopped for groceries in Selfoss on the way home, and we were good to go! If you drink alcohol, check the times that store is open as it is only open a few hours in the afternoon. If I had to complain about anything, I would have to say that directions for the washer/dryer would have been helpful. It took quite a while to figure that out!

We would absolutely recommend this house to anyone and everyone. It is worth every kroner. If you are looking for a cheap place to hang your hat at night, this is not the house for you.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gabriel and Christine,

Thank you for your review. It's a great point regarding the instructions for the washer and dryer. We will have them translated.
Hope to see you again some day!

Best wishes,

Thorsteinn

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keflavik airport at 95 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Vestman Islands at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Öndverdanes golf club at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Thrastarlundur at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

The house is located only 50 minutes drive from Reykjavik in a quiet area close to lake Thingvallavatn, a part of the golden circle (one of the must see places in Iceland). Its closest village Selfoss is appox 15 min driving with all services needed. Excellent hiking all around and only 20 min drive from lake Laugarvatn. Geysir and Gullfoss two of most visited sights are not far. Two good 18 hole golf courses 7 km (Öndverdarnes) and 13 km (Kidjaberg) away.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring offer
Feb 10 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,740
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$470
From
$490
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,900
$12,540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$429
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
$6,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Alarm System
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 220 m²

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 mini spa - toilet, shower, double shower / mini spa
  • Bathroom 2 2nd floor - toilet
  • Outdoor shower - outdoor shower, outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, guesthouse

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, Guest house
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, TV room

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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