We arrived quite late, but the detailed instructions emailed to us allowed us to find the cabin easily. The cabin was beyond what we were expecting with a beautiful view over the lake and mountains and all of the rooms were lovely and cosy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone wanting to stay in Iceland.
Thank you for letting us stay
Located reasonable distance from downtown. Next to the stream & lake, it made perfect vacation rentals to our family of six including 18 mos old my Grandson.
Equipped with outside hot tub and playgrounds.
Lilja (the owner) will send you complete list of visitors manual once booking procedure is complete. We'll love to visit again!
We are so pleased we stumbled on the cottage on TripAdvisor. It made a huge difference to our enjoyment of the holiday and was far lovelier than staying in an impersonal hotel. During our week in Iceland, we had our fair share of some wild Icelandic weather (hailstones on a beautifully sunny day at the Blue Lagoon, gusty winds that made us want to cling onto something solid, snow and blizzards in the mountains that provided a huge sense of adventure for our kids - and some trepidation for us!). However, wherever we travelled during the day, we always knew each evening we would return to a warm, welcoming, well-equipped and cosy cottage. And having the hot tub was really fun - even on a rainy day it was wonderfully warm and a fun experience.
We are a family of five and there was plenty of space for us. The bedding and linen were warm and clean, and it was a fantastic base for our trips out each day. Lilja's instructions for the cottage and the directions and other information were so helpful.
We enjoyed being outside the urban area and into the countryside. On a clear, sunny day, the views from the cottage are spectacular.
There were lots of really great trips we went on, using the cottage as our base. Highlights include the Into the Glacier tour at Langjokull and visiting the ice cave from Husafell, driving around the Golden Circle and stopping off at Thingvellir national park, Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall, as well as the volcanic crater lake Kerid. The scenic route to Akranes (where there is an amazing bakery!) was also interesting and reminded up of the fjord-lands of New Zealand's South Island. We also had the obligatory Blue Lagoon experience, which was pretty fun. It was also fun hanging out at the cottage (the wifi, Netflix and boxes of toys were most welcome!), and there was plenty of space for building snowmen in the garden.
All in all, a truly memorable holiday.
We arrived at the cottage a little apprehensive however this feeling soon gave way to that of sheer delight. Not only is this cottage immaculate it has everything you need all at hand. The owner really pushed the boat out by hanging out christmas lights and hiding chocolate treats around the cottage for the children to find. All correspondence was swift and very professional all of which made our stay a real special one.
If your wanting a cozy cottage with a wow factor then look no further. Lilja S will make it happen nothing was too much trouble. The location is handy for the golden circle with all its treasures and only a short drive from Reykjavik and the main airport. The cottage is by a gorgeous lake and is set within its own private grounds all very private with a real homely feel.
Thank you for making our stay a memorable and special time.
Great accommodations! Everything was just as our hosts said it would be. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was warm and cozy! We had the use of a full kitchen including dishes,coffee maker, toaster,wine glasses etc. which made our stay even better! It was like being at home only better.
Unfortunately, we weren't able to make use of the hot tub as the weather was being less than cooperative, but we were still able to enjoy the view from the large front room windows! The BBQ was also at our disposal as well as we were able to utilise the washing machine.
The instructions that were given to us allowed us to find the property without any worries. We also took the advice they gave us about the day trips and had a couple of great adventures!
A special note: our host braved the elements to make a personal trip to check on us to make sure that everything was working fine and to see if we needed anything. (That was a thoughtful touch.)
We were happy with this cozy cottage and would welcome the chance to stay there again!
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The house is in a quiet location with ample room for our party (6 adults). We sat on the deck enjoying the surroundings while the young people of our party enjoyed the hot tub. It is in a good location for day trips to see many of the sites of the Golden Circle.
This cozy cottage was exactly as described, it is slightly on the small size but the outdoor space was great and we were lucky with the weather which meant we spent a lot of time outdoors on the patio and hot tub. We had three teenagers so one to a room was ok but I would not have fancied having more to share. Fabulous location on the side of the lake, with snow on the mountains, well placed for touring around the South West of Iceland. We didn't have the tv on as only two channels seemed to work but we understand Astra to is being installed , but you don't come to such a gorgeous place to watch tv. Cooking was on the bbq which is great in good weather but only two rings in the small galley kitchen, thankfully we had prepared for bbq cooking and did a big shop on the way. We would happily have stayed longer and would love to experience a winter here.
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