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3 story house in the historical district just 30 min from Reykjavík city center.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 175 m2 spacious townhouse right by the Atlantic Oceon.

House built in 1930´s architecturally restored in 2002 and has been featured in design publications in Iceland. House is own by an architect and features many design features such as furniture, artifacts and colorful art collections both local and native american.

Entry on first level, second level contains living rm, dining rm, bath rm, bedrm and a kitchen with a large balcony. Top level contains 2 double bedrm, bathroom and a large t.v. rm with an office space.

The house has beautiful views toward the southern penensula and whales are common both Orcas and Humpback whales can be spotted just a 100 meters from the house. The south penensula is known for its geothermal activity with many geysers and lava rock formations. Winter brings Norhern Lights and 5 min drive, on the southern tip of the penensula, 5 min drive, is the most popular sight for viewing the phenomena.

Historical down town Keflavík is in the city center and walking distance from shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and museums. One could say that Keflavík is a suburb of Reykjavík for it is only 30 min drive to the city and 15 min to the Blue Lagoon.

More Details

Dagný Alda
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Dagný Alda

My name is Dagný Alda and I was born and raised in Iceland. I got my degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1988. I live part of the year in India where I work as a guide and a yoga instructor and part of the year, summers, I own and oporate a small restaurant and a tourist information center in the westfjord of Iceland. I love to cook, and consern myself in the local politics in my hometown of Keflavík.

Dagný Alda purchased this house in 2005

Why Dagný Alda chose Reykjanesbær

The southern penensula is loaded with geological phenomenas and full of beautiful hiking trails and sites to visit. It is an ideal place to stay for it is close to the country as well as the city. The oceon fills almost all views of the house and the balcony faces the west for the most glorious sunsets. My kitchen is loaded with spices and great cookware for those interested in cooking, (gas stove) baking and dining. It is a house that is unlike all others because of the history, colorful walls and artifacts. Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

With out a doubt the house has one of the best views in town and is a heartbeat away from everything.

All the beds have new mattresses, new down comforters and pillows, white new linnen and towels.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Reykjanesbær on Southern Peninsula

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Downstairs bathroom is a full bath with a shower and washing machine and drier. Upstairs full bathroom with a bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 1. Master bedroom (queen size bed), 2. 1 double room and 3. 1 single bed. All bedrooms have new mattresses, down cumforters and pillows and white linnen covers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming


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3 story house in the historical district just 30 min from Reykjavík city center.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Amazing place with ocean view and lot's of rooms. The owner is amazing

  • 5 of 5

We arrive in Iceland to find out that the place we rented ( Cosyness Cottage in Hafnir) was a bad place not even close like the description. Since we could not stay because we were very blessed to find this beautiful place that had everything we needed and more. The view of the ocean was beautiful and the Northern lights amazing. Close to the airport, restaurants , shopping and groceries. The owner was eager to help us with everything. Next time we visit Iceland we will stay there again and want to recommend the place. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base for exploring Iceland

  • 4 of 5

Lots of character. Lovely little town.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Iceland and we throughly enjoyed the first week we spent in Keflavik. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. We were a bit surprised to find so many personal effects in the house (lots of family photos, toiletries and even some make up), but once we had got used to this we felt very much at home. The house is next to a take away, which was very popular and a little noisy at times.

The description of the house is very accurate and we would recommend it as a base for your adventures in Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home with a story

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home shared with us by Dagný. Comfortable, well equipped, great views over the sea and harbour.

Great location to explore the South and Southwest of Iceland, yet only 15 minutes from the airport. Shopping is easy, dining out is easy with many choices of places to eat.

Sadly we were only there for five nights, would of liked to have stayed longer, Iceland is a wonderful country with so much to see and do.

I hope to return again to explore even more!

Thanks to Dagný for all parts played in our Icelandic adventure!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We adored our stay in this historic property. A short drive to Reykjavik, and close to shops, supermarkets, not to mention the delightful hamburger and fries stop next door. The home is beautifully decorated with an amazing kitchen, beautiful artwork and furnishings, and comfortable beds. Dagny was delightful to work with. We would highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideally situated for a lovely stay in Iceland.

  • 5 of 5

A very nice quirky property, real home from home. Very warm and spacious and ideal for two couples. It was nice being so near to the coast and views from the windows were great.

Property was well equipped but would perhaps benefit from having a hanging rail for clothes in the double bedrooms.

Property is less than 10mins from Keflavik airport which was ideal for us as we had a late arrival and early departure. Despite being so close there was no problems with plane noise.

Dagny was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Reykjavik/Keflavik inernational
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cafe Duus and Ráin
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Westmann island ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Leiran golfcourse
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cafe Duus by the marina
Nearest Beach
50 Metres

Southern penensula is known for spectacular Northern lights, local attractions like the Blue Lagoon and Geo park with its many geysers, and lava rock formations. It is about 35 min drive to down town Reykjavik and 15 min to the Blue Lagoon. The house is situated by the oceon with a fantastic view across the bay to Reykjavik, Akranes and Snæfellsnes in an old city center of Keflavik.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £111.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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