Secluded with a magnificent view

House - Entire home/apt · Midbud 7, Kjosarhreppur, 276 Mosfellsbaer Iceland, Kjosarhreppur, Höfuðborgarsvæði utan Reykjavíkur, Iceland

We are offering our modern 150 sqm. house, our second home, which we designed and built in 2010. The house is secluded, located by the seaside and has spectacular views and scenery on all sides. The surroundings are very quiet and peaceful and create

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We are offering our modern 150 sqm. house, our second home, which we designed and built in 2010. The house is secluded, located by the seaside and has spectacular views and scenery on all sides. The surroundings are very quiet and peaceful and create a private haven for its visitors.

- 45 km (45 min drive) from the KEF airport.
- 40 min drive to downtown Reykjavik.

The house has a bright, open living area with large windows overlooking the spectacular ocean scenery over to the mountains across the fjord.

- Three bedrooms, sleeps 5 adults (double bed, double sofabed, one single bed and a mattress for a child).
- Walk-in closet.
- One bathroom with a shower.
- Large porch for outdoor enjoyment and an outdoor shower. - -

Fully equipped kitchen
- A washer
- Flat screen
- High-speed wifi

Our home is located 50m from the beach and the birdlife is varied and unique. Eagles live in the area and are seen occasionally as they rest on a small island just off the shore. Seals are also frequent visitors. Wild berries in august. Northern lights, moonlight and stars in all their glory during the wintertime.

We believe our house is excellent to enjoy the icelandic nature and scenery e.g.

- The fjord itself, Hvalfjörður
- Glymur waterfall, the highest waterfall in Iceland
- Esjan, the most popular hiking area around the capital
- The golden circle; Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir
- Snæfellsnes peninsula and the its national park

All in all a peaceful and secluded place to stay all year around and an ideal workplace for artists and authors. We are looking forward to welcome you to our house, your home-away-from-home.

For guests who want to stay in Reykjavik at the beginning or at the end of their trip we can recommend good hosts and their cozy apartment, located close to the center.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1939 /week
Cleaning Fee: $121
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • It was finding this house that made us finally book a trip to Iceland and it was great all round. We stayed a week at the end of March hoping to see the Northern Lights (we didn't unfortunately) and the weather was all over the place but Kristin gave us links to the best websites for up to minute weather reports so we could plan out our day trips to Snaefellsness Peninsula and the Golden Circle for the days we knew it would be sunny and enjoyed relaxing in the cosy house on the days when it was blowing a gale and lashing rain outside! The view from the master bedroom is incredible and the colours, light and landscape looked different every morning when we woke up and changed so much throughout the day too. It was spectacular and a view we never tired of.

    It was a great base for exploring the west and south of Iceland, about 20 minutes drive from a couple of supermarkets to stock up, close to the Golden Circle and areas like Snaefellsness further north for sightseeing but in a beautiful remote setting with a few other houses scattered about the fjord close by but mostly hidden by trees so you barely notice them there.

    We travel a lot and have never spent as much per night on accommodation but in a country such as Iceland where you know everything will be expensive we felt it was good value for money (even with just 2 of us) as we could cook for ourselves instead of eating out 2/3 times a day, had the perfect base for potential Northern Lights viewing instead of having to book tours out of Reykjavik and on those wildly windy, rainy days we were perfectly content just whiling away the day reading our books, exploring Kristin and Magnus's CD collection (with lots of Icelandic music) and taking it all in through the massive windows!

    I would highly recommend a stay in the house and am very thankful to Kristin and Magnus for sharing it with us.

    March 2014
  • What a dream house. I'll admit, this listing was one of the main reasons I booked a trip to Iceland - and it didn't disappoint. The area is stunning, and the house is straight out of Dwell. I loved it - and wish I could move in!

    March 2014
  • The house is very good located. It always was a good place to start our daily journeys. With a rental car we could reach everything we wanted to see within reasonble time.
    If you go to iceland mainly to see the northernlights (just like we did), there's probebly no better place to see them from the fyord Hvalfjördur, then from the front of this house. We were totaly lucky and were able to see them seven nights in a row.

    Thanks Kristin and Magnus for the wonderful days in your beautiful house.
    Thanks for the memorys we were abel to bring back to switzerland.

    March 2014
  • Still pinching myself that I got to stay in such a wonderful home! Magnus and Kristin were amazing hosts, very communicative from the start and willing to answer any questions we had. We were able to see the Northern Lights all three nights we were there, one of the nights in the comfort of the master bedroom. We were able to drive less than 2 hours to all the best spots (Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Snæfellsnes Peninsula) and come back every evening to have lovely home cooked mealsin their state-of-the-art kitchen. Definitely one of the most memorable trips I've ever had!

    February 2014
  • Beautiful house. Amazing views. Wonderful country. When a bad wind storm came in, Kristín made sure that we knew about the hazards to ensure we didn't go driving in it. That was very much appreciated.

    January 2014
  • We arrived at the house just as it was getting dark. It's not the easiest place to find if you are used to typing in an address on (website hidden) maps, but, it felt like part of the adventure and reminded us all of the importance of good old fashioned maps and directions.

    We were greeted by Magnus who showed us around the house. He didn't stick around long and left us to get on with our trip. The house was good for the 6 of us, although 2 stayed on a double mattress on the floor, so is better suited to 4 and maybe a child.

    The house has everything you might need for a stay - great kitchen, lovely bathrooms, comfortable beds and underfloor heating. It's a great location to start exploring the island, we drove to Gullfoss on the one of our days, which was an exciting experience for all of us. It's also a good location for the Northern Lights, which we saw on our last night there.

    When it came to pack up, we didn't want to leave. We will highly recommend this place and the hosts to our friends and family.

    January 2014
  • My family and I spent three happy winter days at Kristin's and Magnus's house. The house is just as gorgeous as what you've seen in pictures, but even better: it's not only a beautiful piece of architecture but a real home, warm and comfortable, lively and full of artworks. Kristin and Magnus have been super nice and easy to communicate with, although we were always behind or ahead of schedule and abnormally clumsy… (ah, the side effects of a ten-day blissful vacation in Island!)

    January 2014
  • The pictures do not do it justice. This house is incredible, the location is breathtaking, and Kristin was kind and made things easy for us. We saw the northern lights 3 times, once in its full glory.
    Hands down the most beautiful place I have ever been.

    November 2013
  • Oh where to start? The house and surrouns are even more majestic than the photos. Daily rainbows, waterfalls, hot springs and water all around. Kristin and Magnus were so lovely, providing daily weather reports, which we needed as novice travellers to Iceland. Communication right from the start was prompt and clear. The house has everything you need to cook, relax and enjoy what would have to be one of the most beautiful views in the world. The house is clean, warm and welcoming, the only bad thing about the house was giving the keys back! Iceland in general is awe inspiring, this house is a great base for exploring western Iceland, a car is a must so is hiking to Glymur. Once again thank you Kristin ang Magnus for a perfect week in your amazing home we loved it.

    September 2013
  • My husband and I had a blast in Kristin's house.

    The house is in hvalfjörður, which is one of the must-visit area in Iceland, according to our guide, for its scenic fjord.
    And Kristin's house is right there blending into the unparalleled nature. The house is so secluded wifi network doesn't even have a password.

    And of course the house in and of itself a beauty even to the tiniest details. Designed to appreciate the nature, lots of windows all around and every single one of them has great view.

    Just as splendid was our host, Kristin.
    We were so welcomed that it felt like visiting one of our family members. Not only she gave us organized, kind tips on traveling when we first met, Kristin kept giving us updates on local weather, so we can plan our trip according to ever-changing Icelandic weather.

    I would recommend this inspiring house to everyone!

    September 2013
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We are Kristín, teacher, Magnús, tv-cameraman, and our 14 years old daughter, Jana Katrín. We live in Kjós, Iceland and like art, films, music, travelling and outdoor activity. We are neat and quiet and value comfort and silence. By rented out the house we get the chance to meet people from all over and we love to provide a good service to our visitors.
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