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View over the lake
Terrace and view over the lake
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Dining, main house
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Extra bed in living room, main house
Guest house, bedroom 1
Guest house, bedroom 2
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Guest house, living room, couch
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The cottages, main house and the guest house, close to each other
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Northern lights at cottage Oct 2013
Hvalfjörður refelctions close to cottage
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik, Capital Region

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Lynda A
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday cottage!”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed at the cottage for one week in May with our children aged 10 and 12. The location is about a 35 minute drive to the main shops (and Reykjavic) and it is an easy and beautiful drive. The cottage is just perfect - with spectacular views of the lake, mountains and Icelandic horses (who, we found out, like to be social and come up asking for treats!) A perfect spot for bird watchers too - sitting in the hot tub or standing on the deck it felt like being in a wildlife documentary; the different type of bird calls were amazing. The cottage is really cozy - all the comforts of home and a great place to come home to after a day of activities - the fireplace is a real winner - even in summertime we found it terrific in the evening. The hosts very friendly too and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend this cottage - one of the nicest places we've stayed.

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Elana Z
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy and clean cabin in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
3
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Perfect place for my husband and I as we toured the west coast of Iceland. The owner was easy to communicate with and generous. The place was perfect for a couple and we woke up every morning in awe of our surroundings. Great kitchen, comfy bed, central and heated floors. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place. The only small detail that bothered me was all the drinking/washing water was sulfer water, which meant even brushing your teeth with it. Not sure if this is typical but its not so bad once you get used to it or use bottled water to wash up.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Sulfer water
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MrElmo
Glossop, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Calm, peaceful and cosy cottage”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Spent an extended weekend at the cottage with family and we were more than happy. Only really accessible with a good rental car (I'd absolutely suggest a 4x4) it's a little difficult to find and a GPS is a must. Driving there at night in a snow storm was an experience both terrifying and fun and in the pitch dark we were a little lucky to find it even with maps and GPS. The property is split between a main bungalow and a separate annex with 2 further bedrooms and an on-suite. It was warm and cosy throughout and the open fire at night was great. It's situated where there is easy access to the golden circle route; Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss are a drive away but not too far. Whalefjord is also close for some stunning views. Situated by the lake it would be great for fishing in the warmer months with Salmon and Char apparently quite plentiful. There's also a decent walking route through the fields and mountains and opportunity to say hello to the resident horses along the way. If you're looking for a calmer more peaceful (and romantic) alternative to Reykjavik it's a great option. Reykjavik itself is about a 30 minute drive away and easy to get to.
The only comments I would make would be to have a few more utensils for cooking in the kitchen and a bit of a clear out of the food in storage some of which is quite past it's best before dates. The TV is useful for nights when you want it but I only managed to get one channel on the night we decided to put it on. I also unclogged the shower when there because I got worried it was going to overflow. The toilet in the annex was also not flushing due to frozen water pipes I think. These are little things that didn't detract from the experience at all but which stop me from giving a five star review. It was very good value, Haukur and Lisa were very helpful and I'd certainly recommend it for those looking for a more secluded Iceland experience outside the main town.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Travelling group: Young Children
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CathyT3
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect location, lovely cottage”
Reviewed 27 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

We had a group of 7 stay comfortably in this gorgeous cottage. The location is perfect to see sites such as Geysir and Gullfoss and the drive to Reykjavik is stunning. We saw the northern lights twice on our visit. Thankyou Haukar and Anna Lisa for the use of your lovely cottage.

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Kat_a_pll...
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Everything we wanted and MORE! - Look no further- you have found your rental”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

My partner and I booked this cottage from Haukur and Anna Lisa for a weeks break in November 2014.

I literally spent WEEKS researching and looking for the perfect accommodation and I have to say it was worth it!

The house is perfectly placed to easily reach all the 'sights' and offers very comfortable accommodation and stunning views! What more could you want? Hot tub, open fire, BBQ, 40 mins from the capital, close to the one major road but far enough way from the hubbub to be tranquil!

The cottage was so cosy and warm and have all the facilities you could possibly need!

Haukur and Lisa are fantastic owners - nothing was to much for them! They opened their home to us - shared their food and helped us out with things to do and websites to use to monitor the weather and northern lights.

The mobile wifi was brilliant and really handy!

If you are searching for the northern lights then this house is perfect! In a week we saw them 3 times (once from the hot tub! bliss)

We can't recommend this place enough to people and we will absolutely be back!

Thank you Anna Lisa and Haukur!

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Passepart...
Bristol UK
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
Reviewed 25 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed at this cottage for 3 nights at the beginning of September 2014.
The cottage has a large wooden balcony/terrace from where we watched Icelandic horses and sheep visiting the lake. The view of the lake and hill was breathtaking, and constantly changing as the light and weather changed throughout our stay. The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything that you could possibly require, in fact more than you could ever need, it was obvious that this is a much loved family cottage and not just a ‘holiday home’. We used both the open fire and the hot tub, which made our stay more special as we really looked forward to getting home in the evenings. The double bed was so comfy and warm I could hardly drag myself out of it.

Our grown up daughter slept in the second cottage, and I would recommend this arrangement to anyone with older children as they would love the independence of the second cottage, it would also give additional adults privacy.

We will definitely be visiting again.

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