Villa in Reykjavik, Iceland - Quiet And Peaceful Neighbourhood in City Center
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About Margret Gylfadottir
I am anthropologist and love old houses.
Margret Gylfadottir purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Margret Gylfadottir chose Reykjavík 101
I have passion for old houses and their historical value. This property is close to where I live and admired for long time. The House is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik Centre in quiet neighbourhood with beautifully restored houses.
What makes this Villa unique
I finished renovating it 2013 and would like to give others the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the past, filled with Modern Icelandic Design.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Charming, cozy, fitted out very well cottage by the city center.
We had the most amazing time. Upon arrival there was fresh bread and pastries waiting (thank you). The beds are so warm and comfortable. The location can’t be beat and the car that comes with the property allowed us the opportunity to really see parts of Iceland how we wanted to. I highly recommend this place if you are visiting rekjyvick!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests.
Hope I get the opportunity of welcoming you at Vakta again in the nearest future.
Warm wishes to you all!
Wonderfully perfect small house in the best location
My husband, two teenage boys, and I stayed at Vaktahouse for four nights. The boys at first thought it was too small, but then they loved it. Very well designed. Had everything we needed. It is just a block above the center of town, and a couple blocks from the harbor. Grocery store also a block away. It is an easy walk everywhere and yet in a fairly quiet neighborhood. The use of a car and bikes made it perfect. Wine, fruit, yogurt, milk, juice, chocolates, and coffee were there waiting for us when we arrived, which was very welcome after a long flight. Olafur (Margret's assistant) delivered baked goods the first morning and gave us helpful information. Margret was accessible by text to answer all our travel questions. We highly recommend Vaktahouse!!!
When I arrived. Oli greeted me and was very welcoming!
What an incredible stay in Iceland! Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet , relaxing place to stay. The car included sold me on this..just be sure you know how to drive a manual . No problem for me since I can drive a bus and a fire truck 👍🏻. Oli greeted me with wine, fruit and a few snacks in the fridge. If I had questions during my stay he was quick to respond and very helpful! Thank you for the memories....I will be back!
Wonderful and Cozy Home!
Wow. Where do I begin? Margrét greeted with a smile, some baked goods, a bottle of wine, some items in the refrigerator and the next few days were marvelous in the cozy house. The house was renovated in recent years and is a historical house in a great area of the city. It's close to everything I needed during my stay.
Margrét texted me one night to let me know that the northern lights were out and I should go outside to check it out. This is something that shows the true character of her and it is something I deeply appreciated. I was in town on business and I had my nose in my laptop computer and I wouldn't have even noticed if she had not notified me.
Vakta also comes with a car, which was so nice to have, as I left the city a few times to be a tourist when I could do so. I look forward to my return in 2018!
Thank you for your kind words!
You were the best guests and I look forward to welcome you again in 2018:-)
Perfect Little Haven!
This cottage was beyond cozy, romantic and beautifully decorated. Margret was so warm and gracious...she greeted us with baked goods, filled the fridge for us as well as a basket full of fruit and a bottle of wine for our honeymoon! She even mapped places out for us. We were pleasantly surprised of how quiet and quaint this historic home was within walking distance to everything we could possibly need! The bedding was super comfortable we kept saying to each other we "don't want to get out of this cloud!" =)
We wished we would have stayed longer. Thank you Thank you Thank you! We cannot say enough...
Thank you so much for your kind words.
It was a honour for us at Vakta to have you as our guests. We hope to get the opportunity of welcoming you again and then for a longer period of time:-)
Warmest wishes to you,
A lovely stay
We had a fantastic stay a Vakta House during the February half term. Whilst the accommodation could make a romantic bolthole, we were there with two children, both of which enjoyed the novelty of sleeping upstairs in the large, shared loft bedroom, which slept 4.
The location was great - the tourist office and harbour were just around the corner, and since we were in the old residential part of the city, we were not disturbed by the lively bars and restaurants of the newer parts of the city.
There were plenty of restaurants nearby, but we were extremely grateful to be self catering since we were already aware that Iceland is an expensive place to eat.
The thermal pool along the street was a great (and cheap) hit with us all. It was nice to do something with out so many other tourists around!
The car was a great bonus, the accommodation very clean, warm and beautifully designed. Margret gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful with ideas. I would recommend a stay.
Dear Emma and family,
Thank you for your kind words.
I´m so happy that you could make the most out of your stay in Iceland as the weather was not kind to you at all;-) But it is a big adventure to see Iceland in its real winter coat!
It was a honor to have you in Vakta and thank you so much for taking such a good care of the house, leaving it spotless as well as the car.
We at Vakta look forward to welcome you again one day!
Best wishes to your wonderful family,
Keflavik International Airport is about 45 min drive from Reykjavik City Centre.
Centrally Located so good access to Buses and short walking distances.