About this listing
Welcome to our lovely house in the country side. The house was built in 1939 by my grandparents and still has the original wood floors. It is cozy and has some antique furniture that we are adding to bit by bit.
In the master bedroom you have a queen size antique bed that belonged to my wife's great grandmother. There is also a beauty desk. There are two comforters and pillows.
The living room has a pull out sofa bed large enough for two, a SMART TV with access to Netflix and the internet, and board games. Two comforters for the sofa bed and pillows.
In the smaller bedroom there is a family bunk bed, children's toys and and lots of books on Iceland. There are comforters and pillows for the bunkbed.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. The table is for six to eight people and the view to the north from the kitchen window is fantastic, especially when the sun sets in the summer time.
The bathroom has a small bathtub, a shower and washing machine and dryer that you are welcome to use.
If you plan on staying in our house you will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet, a beautiful view, a 10 minute walk to the ocean and if you are interested in meeting Icelandic cows that may be arranged :) as the house sits on my brother's farm and he has plenty of cows!
The house is approximately a 15 minute drive from Staðarskáli (where the bus stops (fast food restaurant)), 60 minutes from Hólmavík (another bus stop, fast food and restaurants) and 45 minutes from Búðardalur (yet another bus stop and fast food restaurant). It is by route 68, approximately 200 meters away from the route.
If you type "Hlaðhamar 1" into your search engine you can get interesting information on a map.
There are a lot of tourist attractions in the area such as beautiful nature, churches, museums, country museums, historical places, etc.
selasetur (you can go watch seals in their natural environment)
type "hvítserkur" it is an amazing rock formation close by
eiriksstadir (a replica of a farm where the vikings lived. In fact it is a replica of where Leif Eriksson (viking who discovered America) lived.
erpsstadir is a farm where you can buy home made ice cream, chocolates and more. Approximately 50 minutes away.
If you want more information on tourist attractions we are happy to be of help and we have several brochures in the living room for you to browse.
Updates to renovations:
2013 - Painted living room, bathroom and hallway. Put up blinds. Oiled floors in bathroom, kitchen and hallway. New rug in living room.
2014 - Painted small bedroom. New kitchen chairs. Added an antique cabinet in living room. Painted entryway. Oiled floors in bathroom, kitchen and hallway. Had door to living room renovated. Painted and remodeled pantry cupboard. New bed linens. Closed off area under bathtub.
2015 - Painted master bedroom. Had door to kitchen renovated. Bathroom door renovated. Added a new bunk-bed to small bedroom with a new mattress in lower bunk. Added a wireless internet router. Added a barbeque grill for charcoals. Sofabed deep cleaned.
2016 - New washer and dryer in bathroom. New showerhead. New antique sofabed and two chairs in living room. New SMART TV in living room. Finished renovating doors in the house. Started working on floor in living room.
The house has a basement that is locked off. We are still working on it but plan to have it available to guests in 2017.
Interaction with guests
We are not on the premises but are only a phonecall away. My brother and sister-in-law live on the farm and are available should you have any questions or problems with the house.
The house is close to the sea and if you take the time for a short walk you can walk down to the shore, look at the birds, pick up a few shells, perhaps spot a few seals and enjoy the view. The house is approximately 50 minutes from the Seal Center in Hvammstangi, and other tourist attractions. You will find brochures in the living room with information on attractions.
We kindly ask that you take off your shoes and leave them in the entrance where you can hang your coats.
We ask you to not smoke in our house.
You need to put bedding on the beds you use and we ask that you please remove the bedding when you leave and place in the laundry bin next to the washing machine.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I was raised in Hladhamar in Iceland,
Me and my wife have 3 kids, two girls and one boy.
I love to spend time with my family.
I like the outdoors, traveling and eating good food.