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A charming house at the center of history and nature

A charming house at the center of history and nature

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 22, 2014
3 bedrooms, 1 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

The charming house was built in 1952 and is about 145m2, where easily can stay up to 6 persons. The place Stykkishólmur is about 2 hour drive from the city Reykjavik, in the south-west. Close to the highlights of Iceland. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its stunning beauty with the perfect frame of mountains, high and low, highlighting the scenery. The most famous of these mountains is the majestic and mystical Snæfellsnes Glacier, towering at the coastal edge. Fantastic variety of bird life. There is a choice of restaurants. The locality also offers a range of exciting recreational activities, swimming, museums, golf, historic buildings and, last but not least, breath-taking scenery. Enjoy the 24 hours of daylight in the summertime. The winter is also fantastic, it´s not bad to relax in the hot tub and watch the northern lights and stars. Stykkishólmur was named EDEN-quality destination in Europe 2011.

Brilliant photos taken in iceland. http://www.lifebuzz.com/iceland/#!WZmhG

Among service in Stykkisholmur is: A public indoor/outdoor swimming pool, 9 hole golf course, restaurants, museums, gift shops, bakery and grocery store.

Link to interesting entertainment:

www.seatours.is

www.west.is

Healing Hot Tubs.

The swimming pool in Stykkishólmur is quite recent and contains a lot of options, especially for the kids. There is both an indoor and an outdoor swimming pools, various options of hot tubs and last but not least, one of the biggest water slides in Iceland. In addition, the hot tubs have certificated pure water that comes straight from the borehole.

The water is famed for its healing powers, as it is full of minerals and works well for all sorts of skin problems. The inhabitants of Stykkishólmur, or “hólmarar” like they are called in Icelandic, had always suspected that there was something magical about both their cold and hot water, which was proven to be the case when a German water organization examined the water.

Whether you seek activities, culture, relaxation or even geological enlightenment, you will find it in Stykkishólmur. This picturesque town by the bay has a lot to offer, not only all the services you will need, but also a comfortable location in an interesting region of Iceland.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I´m from Hornafjörður, and my husband is from Reyðarfjörður, east cost of the Iceland. The last 10 years or so we have lived in Reykjavík. I work in a bank and my husband is Carpenter. We have three son´s The older son of 25 year old lives in Denmark and is studying economics. Our middle son finished last year college and the younger will be finished after two years.

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is very nice and everything we needed was in the house and easy to find. We had 4 days of sunshine and + 8 weather! In April!

Spent lots of time hiking and skiing in the mountains. The house is beautifully decorated.
Apr 2014
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Reviews

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A charming house at the center of history and nature
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p975503
Northwest Iceland Iceland
5

Stykkisholmur Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home in Stykkisholmur was a wonderful place for our Iceland get away. The location was perfect with a view of the fjord, in a quiet neighborhood and was convenient for our tour around Snaefellsnes Pennisula. The house was spotless and exceedingly well cared for. There are personal touches throughout that make it feel like home. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen was fully stocked with whatever dishes that might be needed. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return someday soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: ;-)
business
A charming house at the center of history and nature
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p975503
Northwest Iceland Iceland
5

Very nice house - skønt hus

  • 5 of 5
ENG: Would you have a good base to see west iceland is this house nice. It's a great view over the fjord. The house was cosy and have nice glasses and here was nice and clean. We loved the hot top to.

DK: Vil du have en god base som udgangspunkt til at se vest island, så vælg Stykkisholmur og dette hus. Vi havde en fantastisk udsigt over fjorden. Hyggelig indretning med mulighed for at vælge en flot borddækning. Der var rent og pænt og det bedste hver aften tog vi en tur i den opvarmede hot top.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: .

Location

From the Owner

We came to Stykkishólm in August 2010 for our first visit. We immediately fell for this beautiful place and we were surprised that we had not been there before, because it is only a two hours drive from Reykjavík, where we live. We had been looking for a summer cottage for a quite time, but after seeing Stykkishólmur we were sure that we wanted to by our a cottages there. There are many reasons why we picked this house. The view from the house over the fjord, and the mountains in the distance is just beautiful. Everything you need is in a 2-7 min. walking distance, like restaurantes, museums, supermarked and swimming pool. We have been renewed the building exterior and the reconstruction will be complete in april 2014.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Stykkishólmur is a small town located on the north coast of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its remarkable nature and has become one of the most popular destinations in Iceland. The diversity of nature is something nature lovers should not miss seeing, its spectacular surroundings, green valleys and rugged lava fields to name a few. In summer, daily sightseeing trips go out in the fjord on the Sæferðir boats, while the ferry Baldur connects Snæfellsnes with the West Fjords with daily sailings to Brjánslækur.

Old houses that have been well preserved have a great influence on the appearance of downtown Stykkishólmur. Snæfellsness Folk Museum is located downtown and is the oldest building in Stykkishólmur, there you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts made by craftspeople from Stykkishólmur or even attend exhibitions put on by Museum or artists.

Library of Water is an interesting museum situated at a place with spectacular view. The museum is a constellation of 24 glass columns containing water collected from ice from some of the major glaciers around Iceland. Snæfellsnes Glacier is located in Breiðafjörður Bay, and is only in 45 min drive away from Stykkishólmur.

The Volcano museum just opened last year and is still expanding its activity. It is open from 11-17 during the summertime and you can get an introductory talk daily from one of Iceland’s finest volcanologist, Haraldur Sigurðsson.

Right now a new exhibition has just opened in the Volcano museum, which obviously has the theme: Eyjafjallajökull. There are many photographs of both the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull and its consequences as well as of the minor eruption on Fimmvörðuháls. In this exhibition you can see photos from one of Iceland’s most renown photographer RAX, or Ragnar Axelsson, who has dedicated his career as a photographer to the nature of Iceland.

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Rental rates

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Low season
Oct 24 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€1,150
€3,500
 
 
High season
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
€207
€1,450
€4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit €300
  • Cleaning fee €150

An extra fee will be charged for cleaning the cottage, of 150 euro, laundering of bedding and towels, and making it ready for the next visitor.
300 euros is required as a booking deposit
Christmas and Easter are high season as well

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

Cosy and quiet. Brief of all services. A lot of beautiful places around Stykkishólm to see. The view from our balcony over Breiðafjörður is amazing.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 145 m²

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, can make to single
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double, can make to single
  • It is possible to move two beds apart and change to 4 singles. There are 6 beds and 1 mattress and 1 crib.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The house has a baby bed and high chair. No parties allowed in the house.
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