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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury At A Low Price - Spectacular View - Mobile Phone And Mobile Wifi Provided

The apartment is on the top two floors in a new building on laugavegur, the main shopping street. The apartment is 75 m2 or 800 sq ft in size. Downstairs is a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, kitchen, a living-room with a 3-seat sofa, large TV and and a large window facing south towards hallgrimskirkja. The bedroom is upstairs along with a balcony providing excellent view to the south over the city centre (see photo on top of the page).

The apartment sleeps 2-4 people. It is fully furnished with all utilities, such as refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, dish-washer, tableware for 6 persons, bathtub/shower, washing machine/dryer, 37' flat-screen tv, dvd player, apple tv, mobile phone with a local number, mobile wifi hotspot, high-speed wireless internet connection, baby cot and a bo-concept double bed with a visco-elastic foam mattress (similar to tempur-pedic). There is an elevator up to the 4th floor and then a staircase inside the apartment between the two floors. A parking space in a closed garage within the building can be provided at only USD 20 per day.

More Details

Property Manager
Jon Thorvaldsson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Jon Thorvaldsson

My name is Jon and i have been living in Reykjavik for over 20 years. Before that i lived in my old hometown of Akranes. I studied Computer Sciences at the University of Iceland and later did an MBA program at Reykjavik University. I currently work for the city of Reykjavik as Director of IT. I have rented this property to travellers since 2008 with great success. I live in the same building which allows me to respond quickly to any request my guests may have.

Jon Thorvaldsson purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jon Thorvaldsson chose Reykjavik

This is a unique property and one of the few modern buildings in the central part of town. The location is ideal with all sights and attractions in the centre within walking distance and yet the area is relatively quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of the unique benefits of this property include the spectacular view from the top floor in all directions. My guests are provided with a mobile phone with a local number as well as mobile WiFi hotspot which allows you to share your digital memories instantly, wherever you are. A private in-house parking space can be reserved during your stay. The apartment is equipped with an Apple TV, iPhone docking station, exceptionally large bath-tub and other amenities, all aimed at making your stay as convenient as possible.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Miðborg in Reykjavík

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a very large bathtub. There is a washer with a built-in dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedroom is on the upper floor. It features a very comfortable king-size bed with a visco-elastic foam matress (similar to tempur-pedic). An extra double bed/mattress can be placed either in the bedroom or the living room downstairs. There is direct access from the bedroom to the main balcony which provides stunning view of the city center and hallgrimskirkja.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

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(40 traveller reviews)

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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

This apartment is better than the VRBO listing!

  • 5 of 5

VRBO:

Jon and his apartment were outstanding. However, my purse was stolen just down the street from his apartment which made the trip's end difficult, to say the least. Jon was great driving me to the bus station in his car and loaning me $100 to get out of the country. He went beyond the call of duty here. However, it's been over a month since my purse was stolen on July 22nd. The Reykjavik police are not too focused on solving my case. A shop camera was operating on the crime scene, a suspect has been identified as a regular customer by a shop employee, and little has come of any investigation when too much evidence is still at hand. Iceland is opening up to the world, undergoing rapid change with immigration, tourism and now has to deal with all the problems of other traditionally traveled countries. Would I go back to Iceland again? Only for a targeted reason. If I would have that reason, Jon's apartment would be my first choice in downtown Reykjavik.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad I could help you out after your tragic incident. It has to be noted that incidents like this (theft of personal property in public places) are very rare in Iceland.
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5

Beautifully designed apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful and has every thing needed to enjoy it. The views are wonderful. The location is ideal. The owner was a great host, he made us feel welcome, then left us to enjoy the place. There were three of us, 2 adults and our 18 year old son. We had plenty of room. We highly recommend the place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Reyjkavik Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Jon was 100% responsive and thoughtful. He made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment is perfectly located right in the middle of everything and very nice - exactly as pictured. We had the best Indian dinner of our lives based on one of his restaurant recommendations - it's right around the corner.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and up to date....bright, great location, great host and what a week it was!! Would return in a heartbeat. Devices provided were a tremendous help for mobile phone access, etc. Walking distance to anything we wanted to see in the downtown area. Groceries, restaurants and shopping, not to mention the views.

Thank you Jon!!

D, S, K and D

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 4 day stay in this very well appointed apartment in the heart of the city. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay. It had amazing views and amenities. The apartment is located on the best street of the city,close to restaurants, the church and waterfront.The owner Jon was very welcoming and accommodating. The wifi hotspot and cell phone he provided were invaluable during our stay in Iceland. Jon kindly worked with our last minute change in schedule and let us check in very early on the day we arrived and graciously accommodated us when we needed to stay a little longer on the day of our departure. I would recommend this lovely,warm,cozy apartment to anyone who is planning a visit to Iceland.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Thoughtful inclusion of hotspot and cell phone and helpful tips on places to eat/ visit

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Reykjavik domestic airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Svarta Kaffið
Nearest Golf
6.4 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Seltjarnarness
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Hereford steakhouse
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Nauthólsvík
Car: not necessary

The location is ideal, with all the main restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, museums and other attractions of the city centre within a few minutes walking distance. Yet, the area is free from disturbance associated with the famous reykjavik night-life.

The main landmark hallgrimskirkja is within 5 minutes walking distance. Both the main bus terminal hlemmur and the main square lækjartorg are within 10 minutes walking distance in each direction.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Miðborg, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£650
for 3 nights
From
£199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£624
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,137
for 5 nights
From
£217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£703
for 3 nights
From
£217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.08
Additional Guest Fee £17.69 per person per night

A reservation can be cancelled up until 4 weeks before arrival without a charge.
If cancelled 2-4 weeks before arrival 25% of the total amount (minimum of 2 nights) will be charged and after that total price will have to be charged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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