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An apartment in a Historic House in the center of Reykjavik

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A spacious 155 sq. m 3 bedroom apartment with two bathrooms.

A beautiful and bright 3 bedroom 155 sq. metres basement apartment with accomodation for 6 guests. The apartment is in a beautiful, historic house located right in the centre of town. It was fully renovated in 2005 in a beautifully blended classic and modern style by the owner and his daughter who are both architects. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, etc. Two of the bedrooms have double beds (queen size) and one has two single beds. A baby cot is available in the apartment and can easily fit into either of the two larger bedrooms. There is also a studio couch in the TV-lounge. The main bathroom has a shower in the bathtub, wc and wash basin. The second bathroom has a shower, wc, wash basin and a washing machine. Both bathrooms are provided with a hair dryer. Two bathtowels are provided for each guest. There’s a wireless internet connection in the apartment and a TV in the TV-lounge. The TV has a built in DVD player. A storage room is provided for your suitcases. There is a clothes dryer in the store room. In front of the apartment there is a small patio with a table and chairs in the summertime. There are two bicycles available for guests.


Owner
Pall V. Bjarnaon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Pall V. Bjarnaon

I am a self employed architect in Reykjavik and my wife, Sigga, is an editor with the University of Iceland press. We like to travel around the world and our country. We have stayed in rented apartments in Europe and think this is a brilliant way of travelling. It opens another dimension in travelling. We have three daughters and eight grandchildren. I would describe us as sociable people who like to meet other people. I am very fond of classical music and attend concerts of the Icelandic symphony orchestra on a regular basis.

Pall V. Bjarnaon purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Pall V. Bjarnaon chose Downtown

I am a restoration architect and we bought this house literally in ruins and restored it. You could see it was a beautiful house with a great location right in the center. Everything is within reach for us the owners as well as for people who stay in the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The house was built in 1918 in a traditional decorative neo-baroc style and we have recently restored the basement apartment in the 1920s style, mixed with brand new design furniture and luxurious beds. The location is perfect for guests while staying in Reykjavik. You don´t need a car and if you need we have two extra bicycles for our guests. In front there is a small patio with a table and chairs exclusively for our guests in the summer.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Downtown in Miðborg

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has a shower, wash basin, wc and a washing machine
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has wash basin, toilet, shower/bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , with closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , with closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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An apartment in a Historic House in the center of Reykjavik
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
Stillwater, Mn
5

Idea location, very nice apartment and exceptional hosts

  • 5 of 5

It was much more than we had hoped for. Our hosts could not have been nicer. The apartment was spacious and clean. There’s not a better location in Reykjavík.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location for exploring the city. Apartment very spacious. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at this lovely home. We had 6 adults and had plenty of room to have meals, relax after sightseeing,etc. 2 bathrooms a real plus. We were able to walk to tourist attractions in Reykjavik. The kitchen was well stocked so we could have some meals in. Owners very helpful, and we appreciated that they made a folder with detailed instructions regarding how to work everything in the home, where to grocery shop, suggestions for restaurants. Even gave a history of the house. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place and location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that is perfectly located with easy access to buses, taxis, bars, and restaurants. We had an amazing time and the owners were very kind, responsive, and hospitable. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guelph Ontario Canada
5

Excellent location. Excellent accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

This host was fantastic. Great location. Excellent accommodation. Our first trip to Reykjavik and looking forward to going again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Lights

  • 4 of 5

The 1918-built home was very well located in Rekjavik, and was within walking distance of all

the tourist attractions in the city.

The acomodation, on the lower ground floor, was well appointed and very warm and cosy.

A local supermarket was located just around the corner and restaurants and shops were within walking distance.

Our hosts were very helpful in explaining all the facilities in the acomodation and gave us lots of tips about the harbour and sightseeing trips.

The only down side was that we had traveled from the UK to see the Northern Lights but alas did not see them. Obviously this has nothing to do with our host and more to do with the weather and atmospheric conditions. Overall I would recommend this property, on location alone, and rate it 9 out of 10

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland
5

Spacious Apartment in the Center of Town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious, immaculate, centrally located and well stocked. A real bonus is having two bathrooms! We were able to enjoy time with our travel companions over leisurely breakfasts and evenings relaxing in the living room area. If using private tours, bus stop 2 is literally 2 minutes walking distance from the door. Pall and Sigga were very helpful and always quick to respond to our questions before and during the stay. We had hoped to return for a few days in June as a stop-over for another vacation but the apartment isn't available. Don't hesitate

in booking your dates if available. You will certainly be pleased you did.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Reykjavik Golfclub
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Snaps

A beautiful and bright 3 bedroom apartment with accomodation for 6 people. The apartment is in a beautiful, historical house located right in the centre of town next to the central pond. Minutes walk to shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and art galleries and the old harbour. Tourist information offices and souvenier shops within miutes walk from the apartment.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Downtown, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
early summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£852
for 3 nights
From
£255
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,011
for 3 nights
From
£308
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£852
for 3 nights
From
£255
 
 
Winter
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£764
for 3 nights
From
£225
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £88.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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