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Villa in Selfoss, Iceland

Short term rental

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Spacious and bright Scandinavian Funkis style villa, designed by one of Iceland's leading architects Kjartan Sveinsson. Centrally located in the peaceful town of Selfoss, 50 minutes drive east of Reykjavík. Its location offers unique possibilites for one day excursions to the most famous tourist attractions in the country. A combination out of the ordinary, a house of architectural beauty, space and comfort in the middle of the most sought after tourist attractions in the country. So close to Reykjavik too, that you can enjoy everything that the city has to offer without being dependent on your own car, due to frequent bus trips.

The villa is rented for a minimum of three days.

The villa is on two floors, with a large balcony and large garden. Sleeps six adults in three separate bedrooms, plus one child, up to ten years, in a folding bed. Three WCs and three shower/bath facilities. Two kitchens.

Upper floor: Spacious living room/dining, kitchen with dishwasher and refrigerator. Sleeping room with private dressing room and bathroom with WC and bathtub. One bathroom with WC and shower.

Ground floor: Two sleeping rooms. One WC. Kitchen with refrigerator and basic cooking facilities. Washing room with a washing machine and basic shower facility.

The space for rent is approximately 180 m2 (1900 sq ft). The layout of the house, the number of bathrooms, and one kitchen on each floor, offers privacy to its guests.

Size of beds: Upstairs, king size, 180 cm (DUX™). Ground floor: 160 cm, 140cm and 105 cm (DUX™).

Provided: Eiderdowns, bedclothes, towels. Kitchen equipment. Soap, shampoo.

Included in the price: High speed internet (Wi-Fi), cable TV/Radio, good Stereo set, electronic piano and free telephone calls to all landline numbers in Iceland.

Thoristun villa overlooks a magnificent river and mountains. It is within 5 minutes walking distance to shops, banks, library, cinema, and Hotel Selfoss, with its renowned spa facilities and Riverside restaurant. Menam restaurant, voted the best Thai restaurant in Iceland, is in the next street to Thoristun. Five minutes walk to bus stop, with frequent trips to Reykjavík. Ten minutes walk to an outdoor geothermal swimming pool, children friendly, with hot pools and outdoor sauna. Five minutes drive to golf course, and horseback riding on the user friendly Icelandic pony in the neighbourhood. Hairdresser and beauty saloon within 5 minutes walk. We particularly recommend Olof's beauty saloon (Snyrtistofa Ólafar)

Rear View from Upper Floor

Selfoss is located in a varied and beautiful region, in the middle of the greatest tourist attractions of the country. You only have a 10 minute drive to the black sand seashores of the North Atlantic, one hour drive to the famous and very active volcano Mount Hekla and the uninhabited, wild interiour. Selfoss is half an hours drive from Thingvellir, a place of incomparable beauty - the historic Parliament site from the times of the Sagas. Only 70 kilometers away are some of the most renowned sightseeing spots in the country, The Golden Waterfall (Gullfoss) and the geothermal area with the one and only Geysir. Half an hour’s drive away is Hvolsvöllur and Fljotshlid, where Njal’s Saga takes place. In little more than an hour you can reach the spectacular attractions of the south coast, with glaciers, waterfalls and very impressive and varied cliffs. You can make a one day excursion to the national park of Skaftafell, surrounded by Europe´s largest glacier (possibly the best place in Iceland for relatively easy and magnificent hiking), and the famous iceberg lagoon, Breidamerkurlon, where you can sail amidst the icebergs.

Winter rates (November 1- December 19, 2013 and January 4 - March 31, 2014): 140 Euros per night. 710 Euros per week. 2000 Euros Monthly.

December 20, 2013 - January 3, 2014: 160 Euros per night. 980 Euros per week.

Spring and autumn rates (April 1 - June 30, 2014 and September 1 - October 31): 160 Euros per night. 980 Euros per week.

Summer rates (July 1 - August 31, 2014): 200 Euros per night. 1290 Euros per week.

Minimum stay is 3 nights.

Final cleaning is included in the price.




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