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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: 08/25/2014
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Reykjavik apartment description

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 recently custom made by the same carpenter that build the kitchen for Bjork. The bathroom is also recently renovated. Personal music and book library, family furniture and eccentric items make the apartment cosy and warm and ideal for feeling like a local. This is how we lived before all the tourists came.

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 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.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Queen size Beds (1) The bed is actually wider than a Queen Bed but narrower than a King size bed. 160 cm wide. In autumn 2011 we bought a new health mattress for the bed: Nature Care., Twin or Single Beds (1) Bed is 96 cm wide and sleeps 1 or a young couple., Baby Cribs (1) This is a travel crib that can be pulled out. No extra mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a comfortable pull-out bed for one person....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Also cutlery for children....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • 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

          • 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

          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Living room with dining table and book library and cd collection and original artwork on walls. Bathroom was renovated in 2008.. Kitchen was renovated in 2008 and has children-seat, toaster, boiler, spices and oils. The forth bed is a pull-out loose travel bed. Enough space for clothes in closets. The whole apartment is well maintained. It is furnished and equipped with personal items. Towels are also provided. The Double bed has a brand new health mattress. 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

              • Television:

                Attention: we are not able to offer the service of coming to the apartment while guests are staying to connect the cables in case one is loose or has been displaced....moreless

              • 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

              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
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                  20% DISCOUNT BETWEEN 23. AND 31. OF JULY 2013.
                  Up to 2 persons €95/night
                  3 persons €110/night
                  4 persons €120/night
                  SPECIAL LONGER STAY OFFERS
                  Cleaning fee
                  up to 2 person €70, 3 persons €80, 4 persons €85
                  

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                  Location

                  2 minutes from main Reykjavik bus terminal with buses to all the suburbs. 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.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About: We are a family of four that live mostly in Berlin Germany. Our daughters are 5 and 2 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 lifestyle. Icelandic suburbs are the American style with little or no life on the streets. Therefore I prefer downtown with its pedestrians and cafés.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  You will be able to meet the Icelanders which is not possible in other neighborhoods in Reykjavik ;-) It is also personal. Doesn´t have this cold aura of places not lived in. Still it is clean and tidy.


                  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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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/25/14
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                  +49 1767 8417842 (Germany)

                  Speaks: english
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