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Backyard Village - Blue Cottage

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Hveragerdi, South Region
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”. - Lao Tzu

We are Marteinn Thorsson, a filmmaker, and Gudrún Eva Minervudottir, a novelist. We have a 5 year old daughter, Minerva, and a cat, Gudbrandur. Being artists can be an economically tricky affair at best and since we have a nice, big backyard, we decided to turn a part of it into a residence so we could have a bit of an extra income, thus enabling us to work on our art at the same time. We want to create an intimate and an inspiring place of rest where people can take their time and, in effect, be our neighbours for a day or two, or three.

We want to encourage you to stay for more than one night and take it easy. We want to think of our backyard as a place of rest and reflection. It can be tempting to rush through the many beautiful sights Iceland has to offe...
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Listing #FKN9056907
About the Owner
Marteinn T
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2017
Interaction with guests
We are usually at home and will help you the best we can.
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed staying at the blue cottage, we were wishing we could have stayed longer!! The cottage was spotless, it had everything we needed. We loved that they offered breakfast the next day. So helpful on our first night in Iceland to...More

Thank Angie W
Relax729890, VR Owner at Backyard Village - Blue Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Angie. Thank you so much for your kind review. YOU are amazing :) We wish you all the best and safe travels. Hope you return. We'll be here :)

Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had a wonderful night in the blue cottage 2-3 mars at Bacyard Villages. The cottage was homey, neat and the beds good. It was nice lokking through the skylight when the wind was gusting outside. The sauna and the tup, preheated by the host,...More

Thank Guðrún S
Management response:Responded 11 March 2018

Thank you Guðrún. Come back soon :)

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

What an AWESOME experience! If I could give 6 stars, I would. We could not have had a better time while Staying at Matti´s and Guðrún Eva´s cottages. First of all, they are super nice hosts and willing to make your stay as pleasant as...More

Thank David K
Management response:Responded 8 March 2018

Thank you so much, David. You guys are awesome guests :)

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
We don't mind parties as long as they don't disturb the peace of other guests (or ours). Be careful with the sauna (if you have a heart condition or respiratory problems, please...
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    1 Twin
    1 Sofa
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About the neighbourhood
Hveragerdi has a population of 2400 people (or so) and is either called 'The Hot Spring Capital' of the world or 'The Flower Town'. There are two public swimming pools (Laugaskard and the Health and Rehabilitation Spa Pool), a local brewery and gourmet pizza place (Ölverk), fine dining (Varma Restaurant and Hver) and a hipster restaurant (Skyrgerdin). We have a shopping centre (Sunnumörk) with a supermarket, post office, drugstore, tourist info, Earthquake exhibit, bakery and café and the bank. Excellent hiking trails and the warm, geothermal river which is great to take a dip in. Oh, and the clothing store (Álnavörubúdin) if you need extra boots or warm clothing/rain gear.
Getting around
It's easy to walk to most places but for excursions to The Golden Circle, Vík, waterfalls and all of south Iceland it's best to use a car.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Keflavik International Airport: 87.0 km
Ferry: Landeyjarhöfn (to Westman Islands): 93.0 km
A car is recommended from Keflavik airport or you can take the airport bus to BSÍ (in Reykjavik) and then bus no. 3 to Mjódd and from there bus no. 51 or 52 to Shell in Hveragerdi. From Shell you can walk or we could pick you up. The trip from Reykjavik is only 40 minutes whether you drive or take the bus.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 27.0 km.
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