The cottage is well located for tourists traveling around Iceland, just by route 1, which is the main highway around Iceland. The cottage has beds for 6 people. It consists of 2 bedrooms, one with two single beds and another with one double bed, bathroom with shower, kitchen corner with refrigerator and kitchen equipment for 6 people. A living room with sofa (where you can make bed for two), radio and television.
There is hot water in the property and outside there is a hot tub, grill, chairs and table.
The view is magnificent, from the house you can see many remarkable places such as Thingeyri, Vatndalshóll, Borgarvirki and Hvítserkur. It is also possible to see all the way to Thristapi which is the location of the last execution in Iceland. Gullsteinn is only 700 meters from the house but that is the location where Icelanders first took up the christian religion.
Perfect place to see the Northern Lights at winters.
The cottage is located 12 km south of the town Blonduos, where you can visit museums, go bird-watching by the river Blanda, walk in Hrutey, a little island located in the river and Blonduos also has a great swimmingpool. Near Blonduos there is a golf course.
Marked hiking trails are in the area there the cottage is located following paths with waterfalls and other interesting places. Just above the cottage we have a little garden with dining table.
Bed linens are an extra ISK 2000 per person.
***The hot tub is closed from November 1st - May 1st***
Good to know
Check-in time: 16:00 Registered: 27 Sep 2012 Last update: 12 May 2020 Size: 36 m2
Check-out time: 12:00 Minimum stay:
1 nights Location of keys: At Stora-Gilja, below route 1
1x Double bed
1x Double sleeping sofa
2x Bunk bed for 2
A reservation can be cancelled 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date and 80% of the rental price will be repaid.
Absolutely loved our stay here. Nice, simple summer house, maybe a little rough around the edges, but that suited us just fine, especially for the price. Lovely surroundings, and very close to some other nice towns and villages. The thing we most liked about the cabin was that it was fairly secluded. There?s one other summer house close by, but it?s still far enough away that you don?t get disturbed.
04 Jan 2019
Very good and beautiful place next to the accommodation.
You don?t see the accommodation when you arrive at night so open your eyes but I recommend.
05 Nov 2018
Great cottage! The host was very accomadating and responsive, the cottage has everything you might need and the view is purely amazing!
11 Sep 2018
The view is very nice, moutain and waterfall. The cottage itself is very simple and small. When we arrived the cottage was not very clean. A lot of dust and dead flies. We cleaned the cottage ourself. The hottub is nice. You can also sit outside but there was a lot of birdpoo. We cleaned the table and chairs so we were able to sit outside as well. Next to all the cleaning we had a nice time!
21 Aug 2018
Very nice surrondings. The cottage is also nice even if some of the equipments are starting to be "old and broken". Very confortable for 4 people.
02 Aug 2018
Nice place, simple and well situated. Hot tube for nice evenings.
19 Jun 2018
The house was clean and well equipped, hot tube was amazing, ?private? waterfall was a cool bonus to this accommodation!
26 Sep 2017
31 Jul 2017
We stayed 4 days dasn this rental, small but very well laid out and with all the necessary equipment. Only (small) remark: the bed of 2 people could be a little bigger ...
Most of the location: being able to enjoy the private "hot tub" with its warm spring water was very nice after a day of hiking!
31 Jul 2017
Un logement propre et très agréable surtout avec le jacuzzi. Une belle vue.
31 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2016
05 Aug 2015
This accommodation has a lot of potential. It is set next to the most picturesque background and is a very cute cottage, but it really needs a good clean.
12 Jun 2015
We have a very pleasant stay in this house. The views of waterfalls were great and if you walked up the stream, they got better. Everything was as described. As with all houses that are new to you, a few things take figuring out but it was a great place to stay.
26 Aug 2014
Broken glass above door to balcony urgently needs replacing
13 Sep 2013
A nice place, the cottage has everything and is correct, but is not new and maybe needs some minor renovation (tv,...)