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: 09 Aug 2023 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
1x 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.
Cute little cabin with great views, Icelandic horses and a private waterfall. So 5 stars for that.
But: Seriously 32 Euro for three towels and damaged linen? If you can bring your own.
Sadly the grill did not work, and the hot tub is out of order until May. Would have been great to watch Lady Aurora from there.
But all in all we had a good time and would come again.
29 Aug 2022
The GPS didnt take us to the exact spot, but not far off. We ended up in the parking lot of a green house across the road. The owner of the cottage was super helpful (over the phone) to cross the road and go up the hill. Smooth communication all the way. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It was our first experience to stay in a cottage on a big vast farm land! There was a small creek visible from the backside window. You can also see sheep eating grass too! We wish we could stay there for more days. Definitely recommend it! It could be better to have wifi provided, our phones (from US) didnt have signal here (although we bought a Iceland SIM card for one of our phones). However, it was good when look at it from the other angle, which forced us to stay away from the chaotic world and enjoy a quite night in Iceland! One more piece of information, for those who wonder where to get breakfast, the owner told us to drive back (or ahead, depends on which way you came) to a small town called Blonduos. it is 10-15 min away from the cottage.The breakfast was great in a TripAdvisor recommended restaurant, right off the main road, The name of it is B&S if my memory serves me well.
23 Aug 2022
Die Lage ist ein Traum. Vom Sofa aus sieht man einen Wasserfall und man kann ganz toll wandern.
Leider war der Schlüssel nicht am verabredeten Ort und das Haus sehr dreckig. Die Mülltonne vor der Tür war mehr als voll. Wir haben herumliegenden Müll aufgesammelt. Die Haustür ließ sich nicht abschließen. Leider hat die Besitzerin auf unsere Email nicht geantwortet.
06 Aug 2022
06 Aug 2022
Barbara Irene Kleine
06 Aug 2022
The cabin is very simple but provides everything one needs for a mini vacation. The location is beautiful and the hosts were very responsive. We had a nice stay at Stóra Giljá!
Sunna Mjöll Eiríksdóttir
06 Aug 2022
06 Aug 2022
The cottage is beautifuly located, surrounded by nature in very quiet area. The view from the windows is outstanding. Inside you can find everything what you need, it is very well equipped. It was very clean when we arrived, beds are comfortable and the owner was very helpful.
Arnar H?lm Kristj?nsson
05 Aug 2021
Minh duy le
03 Aug 2021
The house was nice it is very close to the main road, the view around the house was beautiful, the hot tub was full of flies so you have to connect the hose to the bathroom to clean it other than that we enjoyed our stayin also helpful owners.
Susantha A Herath Mudiyanselage
15 Mar 2021
?essi var ekki miki? fyrir okkur l?ka kl?setti? var bila?, kl?sett sitann var brotin ?annig ?a? var erfitt a? sitja ? henni.
Aron Hjalti Bj?rnsson
03 Mar 2021
24 Sep 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, as we have already informed you, we have not been able to start our journey due to the Covid 19 situation. We had also asked them to give us the opportunity, as a gesture of goodwill, to postpone this booking until 2021. Unfortunately, we have not received a reply to this request from them.
We were not in their accommodation in September 2020 and therefore we cannot evaluate them.
Best regards family Friebel
17 Aug 2020
Le cadre est magnifique, avec vue spendide sur une petite cascade et les collines environnantes. Magnifique au coucher du soleil. De plus, le bungalow est situé au calme. Contact facile avec les propriétaires. Les équipements du bungalow sont toutefois un peu vétustes. Nous avons été déçu à ce niveau.
06 Aug 2020
Everything is ok on thé bungalow
Il would né better if we have a wi fi
13 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020
Das Hau hat eine schöne Lage.
Für 4 Personen etwas klein, man muss sich gut organisieren.
Bei der Ausstattung fehlt ein großer Topf und eine große Pfanne.
So hat alles gepasst !!
David Anthony Noble
06 May 2019
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,...)