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An apartment in a Historic House in the center of Reykjavik

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 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 a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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.

Map

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.

Amenities

Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has a shower, wash basin, wc and a washing machine
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has wash basin, toilet, shower/bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , with closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • 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 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
London, United Kingdom
4

Perfect home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely loved staying here. Firstly, the apartment is really spacious so you don’t feel on top of one another. The location is great, short walk to restaurants, bars, coffee shops. Also it’s right by one of the tourist bus pick up points, so really quick to get on excursions. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sea Girt, New Jersey
5

Reyjkavik Gem

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 ladies spending 9 days traveling around the entire Island of Iceland. Our final 3 nights were spent at this lovely apartment in a wonderful location of Reyjkavik. Our hosts, Paul and Sigga were very hospitable and took their time to explain the apartment and offer suggestions on restaurants and attractions. The apartment was very comfortable and located in a great neighborhood with easy access to the heart of Reyjkavik sites and activities.

This is a lovely stop for anyone visiting Iceland.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat, you were lovely guests to have.
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Hastings on Hudson , New York, USA
5

Great space in beautiful historic home. Friendly owners. Very central location. Just about perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. This is the place you want to rent. I wish I could have moved in and just stayed.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location/Comfortable/Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Located in "the nice side of town". 2 blocks from excursion pick up spots (outside Hard Rock Cafe). Parking out front, do pay for the day 10- 6pm. We were 30 min late one day and got a $35 ticket which you must find a local bank to pay in cash (US accepted) or pay far bigger consequences (explained on ticket). Quiet, very comfortable apartment. Love the taste of the fresh cold water right out of the faucet (do not waste $ on bottled water, refill old bottles); the naturally hot water comes out HOT, beware! If we did this trip again I would only stay here! Thank you Pall!

Annette and Scott Hendon

Dallas, TX

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean apartment lots of linens.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment! Fantastic location.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adelaide, Australia
5

Great apartment in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was all we could want. Very comfortable apartment with all facilities and very close to the city centre. Our hosts were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $117

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.