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Backyard Village - Turquoise Cottage

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Hveragerdi, South Region
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”. - Lao Tzu

We are Marteinn Thorsson, a filmmaker, and Gudrún Eva Minervudottir, a novelist. We have a 5 year old daughter, Minerva, and a cat, Gudbrandur. Being artists can be an economically tricky affair at best and since we have a nice, big backyard, we decided to turn a part of it into a residence so we could have a bit of an extra income, thus enabling us to work on our art at the same time. We want to create an intimate and an inspiring place of rest where people can take their time and, in effect, be our neighbours for a day or two, or three.

We want to encourage you to stay for more than one night and take it easy. We want to think of our backyard as a place of rest and reflection. It can be tempting to rush through the many beautiful sights Iceland has to offe...
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Listing #FKN9056983
About the Owner
Marteinn T
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2017
Interaction with guests
We are usually at home and will help you the best we can.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We stayed at the turquoise cabin for three nights, we were supposed to stay there for two but added a night because it was so beautiful and special. The outdoor area with hot tub and sauna was absolute magic. Both cabins are freshly built so...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank joninapalsdottir
Management response:Responded March 1, 2018

Thank you so much, Jonina. It was such a pleasure to have you staying with us :)

Reviewed February 27, 2018

What a fantastic place. My two days stay in The Backyard Village was absolutely amazing. The hosts are two of the nicest people you could possibly meet and after a long day there's really nothing quite like making use of the sauna and hot tub...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Orn777
Management response:Responded March 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. You are a wonderful guest. Glad you got some rest and relaxation.

  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
We don't mind parties as long as they don't disturb the peace of other guests (or ours). Be careful with the sauna (if you have a heart condition or respiratory problems, please...
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
Hveragerdi has a population of 2400 people (or so) and is either called 'The Hot Spring Capital' of the world or 'The Flower Town'. There are two public swimming pools (Laugaskard and the Health and Rehabilitation Spa Pool), a local brewery and gourmet pizza place (Ölverk), fine dining (Varma Restaurant and Hver) and a hipster restaurant (Skyrgerdin). We have a shopping centre (Sunnumörk) with a supermarket, post office, drugstore, tourist info, Earthquake exhibit, bakery and café and the bank. Excellent hiking trails and the warm, geothermal river which is great to take a dip in. Oh, and the clothing store (Álnavörubúdin) if you need extra boots or warm clothing/rain gear.
Getting around
It's easy to walk to most places but for excursions to The Golden Circle, Vík, waterfalls and all of south Iceland it's best to use a car.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Keflavik International Airport: 54.1 mi
Ferry: Landeyjarhöfn (to Westman Islands): 57.8 mi
A car is recommended from Keflavik airport or you can take the airport bus to BSÍ (in Reykjavik) and then bus no. 3 to Mjódd and from there bus no. 51 or 52 to Shell in Hveragerdi. From Shell you can walk or we could pick you up. The trip from Reykjavik is only 40 minutes whether you drive or take the bus.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.8 mi.
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