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3 Room Apartment in the Center, Parallel to the Main Street

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The new kitchen. Sunny windows. Seats 4 plus a child. Spices, oils, etc.

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

SPECIAL OFFER: 24TH OF MAY TO 3RD OF JUNE FOR 80 EUROS PR NIGHT FOR 2 PERSONS.

The 3-room apartment is the Reykjavik home of an artist family that is based in Reykjavik and Berlin. It has been designed by the owner in a personal unique way. The apartment is ideally situated for tourists close to everything. It is THE center of Reykjavik. The heart.

The apartment is clean and tidy up to hotel standards with linen, towels and little extras provided.
The mattresses on the beds are new and care for your health. The kitchen was custom made by the same carpenter that build the kitchen for Bjork. The bathroom is modern standards. Personal music and book library, family furniture and eccentric items make the apartment cozy and warm and ideal for feeling like a local.

The house is a typical 1930s construction with 3 apartments, one on each floor plus a basement and a back garden. In the basement there is a washing room with washing machine. Young families live in the other apartments. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (counting the ground floor as the 1st floor) and has 2 bedrooms and a living room.

It is on Grettisgata close to the corner of Baronsstigur (google). The parallel street is Laugavegur. The main street of Reykjavik for shopping and walking around, enjoying street life. Still Grettisgata is local. If you walk up the road next door on the left there is a beautiful indoor swimming pool extensively photographed by artist Roni Horn. It is fully equipped with sauna, fitness equipment and outside chill area and hot tubs where you can gaze at the Nordic lights (in winter). Across the pool there is the local school with basketball court freely available to the public during the summer holiday months (May till August). Walking down Baronsstigur you first cross the Laugavegur, main shopping street before bumping into a 24 hours store and ending within few minutes at the seafront hiking route with its breathtaking mountain range across the bay. Another good place to spot the Nordic Lights. Other noteworthy amenities include Te og Kaffi bookshop and coffee house on the corner of Baronsstigur and Laugavegur; Bonus, the Icelandic discount food store, few minutes walk down Laugavegur; and Hlemmur, the main city bus terminal, few minutes walk up Laugavegur with easy connections to all the other places in the city.

EASTER: I´m on vacation during the Easter weekend, starting Thursday, and will answer inquiries on Tuesday/Wednesday after Easter.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 67 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The bed is actually wider than Queen size. Health mattress. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The sleep sofa is actually a pull out bed w/nice mattress....moreless

  • Baby Crib. This is a travel crib that can be pulled out. No extra mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    We have hairdryer and hand wash liquid in the bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please note that the INTERNET IS NOT INCLUDED and needs to be paid in advance. Talk to the owner about it when booking. The whole apartment is well maintained. It is furnished and equipped with personal items. The apartment is in on the top floor in a house with 2 other apartments. There is a washroom in the basement with private washing machine and behind the house there is a communal garden for the whole house. Young family people live in the other two apartments....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    ATTENTION: we don´t have a CD player but an amplifier together with good loudspeakers that can be connected to your personal labtop....moreless

  • Television:

    It is connected to a DVD player but unfortunately the remotes are lost. One needs to use the buttons on the machines themselves....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The apartment could not be more downtown. The parallel street Laugavegur (30 yards walk) is the main shopping street. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Out monuments are the mountains. The apartment is on top floor and from the kitchen window you can see the Esja mountain appear above the rooftops. The bright blue sky is our window view. A real gem....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We don´t have ocean view from the windows but step out of the apartment and 10 meters (ca. 10 yards) to the next street corner and you see the ocean and the mountains beyond them....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are 200 meters (ca. 200 yards) from the beautiful seafront with views over the city mountain Esja on the other side of the bay and further away. Nice hiking route along the seafront to the harbor. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table in the kitchen sits four plus a child....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Garage:

    There is a paid parking house on Laugavegur, the parallel street. It is located just parallel to the Grettisgata apartment with a short walk....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    There is a pre-paid WiFi in the apartment. IF GUESTS WANT TO USE INTERNET THE GUESTS NEED TO PAY FOR DOWNLOAD IN ADVANCE. ASK OWNER WHEN BOOKING....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linen is provided and the beds are made-up when guests arrive. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a 3 persons sofa and a 1 persons sofa chair. Books and magazines plus a TV set....moreless

  • Parking:

    Like everywhere downtown one needs to pay for parking. Outside the apartment is pay and display system and close buy there is a parking house for longer term parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Each guest gets a bath towel, hand towel and a face towel. In the kitchen there will be tea towels and cloths for cleaning tables....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement in a special washing room together with the washing machines of the 2 neighbors. ATTENTION: DO NOT USE THE NEIGHBORS DRYER. Lines to hang clothes to dry....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    ATTENTION: We can provide a pre-paid WIFI device IF booked and paid in advance at the time of booking....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have French press and Eva Solo coffee maker plus an little old expresso maker to put on a stove....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully equipped for 4 persons. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully equipped for 4 persons. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for 4 persons. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Our neighborhood swimming pool is 2 minutes up the road. 'Sundhöllin'. It is inside pool with sauna and a hot tub....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Summer
Apr 3 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning €70
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Easter, Christmas, Iceland Airwaves have summer rates. Internet: 5 Gb download 18 euros and 15 Gb download 40 euros.

I receive payment via Paypal. Reservation is made when half the payment has been received and the 2nd payment needs to arrive no later than half a month prior to arrival. For long stays in summer one month prior to arrival.


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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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Location

  • Reykjavik Roasters

    "The most 'local' café midtown with speciality coffee expresso."

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  • Kaldi Bar/Café

    "Cozy small bar where they only sell Kaldi beer. Frequented by locals."

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  • Kaffibarinn

    "The bar where they shot the film 101 Reykjavik. Mainstay in Icelandic bar scene for decades...."

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  • Te og Kaffi

    "This book café is 2 minutes walk from the apartment. Nice for croissant, expresso and travel..."

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Car: Not Necessary

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The apartment is on Grettisgata downtown in the middle of everything, bars, restaurants, groceries, shopping. Use www.ja.is to find Grettisgata on a map.

2 minutes from main city bus terminal Hlemmur with buses to all the suburbs. 15 minutes walk to the BSI bus terminal with busses to the Blue Lagoon and airport. The swimming pool is next door and has sauna, hot tubs and fitness equipment. Down the street, 2 minutes is a beautiful hiking route along the seafront with mountain view. Up the road 2 minutes there is the Hallgrimskirkja church that towers over Reykjavik cityscape. The old bank down the street was recently converted into a nice bookshop café where you can enjoy croissants and expresso while checking out travel books.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

About: We are a family of four that live mostly in Berlin Germany. Our daughters are 6 and 3 year old. We stay in Grettisgata perhaps 2-4 months a year. The flat I´m renting out is the gem of my eye, my personal home with lots of love put into it. Treat it nice please :-)

Why Reykjavik:
This is the liveliest corner of Reykjavik. Ideal for a car free downtown lifestyle with its pedestrians and coffee shops.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Downtown and local! People are out and about. Everything is within a few minutes walk. People, culture, nature, transport, good food and expresso! The apartment itself is full of cozy character.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The new kitchen. Sunny windows. Seats 4 plus a child. Spices, oils, etc.

    The new kitchen. Sunny windows. Seats 4 plus a child. Spices, oils, etc.

  • Smaller bedroom with 1 or 2 single beds. New stiff mattress from April 2013.

    Smaller bedroom with 1 or 2 single beds. New stiff mattress from April 2013.

  • The larger bedroom with a double bed/new stiff health mattress. Backyard window.

    The larger bedroom with a double bed/new stiff health mattress. Backyard window.

  • The Living room. The book, dvd and video library with homely items.

    The Living room. The book, dvd and video library with homely items.

  • The new bathroom with enough shelf space, bathtub that is also shower.

    The new bathroom with enough shelf space, bathtub that is also shower.

VRBO #224731

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 03, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/03/2015
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