Family housing/Reykjavik/Ocean, Hlidsnes House 2

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 6

Type: House

Family housing/Reykjavik/Ocean, Hlidsnes House 2

Fully furnished beautiful house ideal for families or small groups in an ocean front/country side setting, 10 minute drive to the nearest store and 20 minutes to downtown Reykjavik. The house sleeps up to six persons and can also be rented in conjunction with Hlidsnes House 1 which is next door and also sleeps up to six people.

The house is situated on the tip of a narrow peninsula with the ocean on one side and an ocean connected pond on the other. There is a fantastic view in all directions and vivid birdlife with nesting grounds for 25 species and regular sightings of over 40 species. A birdwatchers paradise. There is also a playground for ...Read more

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Thor S.

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Family housing/Reykjavik/Ocean, Hlidsnes House 2
Iceland, Europe

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The neighborhood is the tip of a long narrow peninsula called Hliðsnes and is sparsly populated with a total of only six houses of which two are Hlidsnes House 1 and House 2. It is a country side setting on the ocean front. There is virtually no traffic except for the few locals (8) (email: hidden) there. It is a pardise for birdwatchers and is considered one of the top two places in Iceland to observe birds with regular annual sightings of at least 41 species of which 25 nest in the area.
The view is panoramic with the Reykjanes peninsula and its mountains to the south-west, south and south-east and continuing east the mountains on Hellisheiði. Further to the north there is Vífilfell then Skálafell and then a fantastic view of Mount Esja the "Mountain of Reykjavik" as it is sometimes called and further to the north-west there is Akrafjall.
Birdwatching and just taking a walk in the peaceful surroundings is nice. In the wintertime as the place is far enough from the city lights the starry skies with the constellations and the Aurora Borealis are always visible on clear nights. Books on birds and the night sky are provided. Horses are grazing in the fields all around, often with new born ponies. There is also a fantastic swimming pool in the area (5 min. drive or a nice 30 min. walk) with a large slide and heated pools, a sauna and steambath.
The location is ideal for exploring the south-west part of Iceland and for day tours around the Reykjanes peninsula, to the Blue Lagoon, to the south coast via Krýsuvík. Thingvellir is less than one hour away and Gullfoss/Geysir about an hour and half.

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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Waterfront

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