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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 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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 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.

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 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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An apartment in a Historic House in the center of Reykjavik
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
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!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stay here! We will again next time!

  • 5 of 5

super great location in central Reykjavik, we walked all over the area to restaurants, shop, museums, everything. Tour pick up location is a 100 yards away at Bus Stop 2.

The owners are great with good suggestions if you have a question, the place is roomy with 3 bedrooms. they did a great job when they renovated the house and this apartment. We will stay here again. I loved the small touches like the the brochure they made with the history of the house. they made another brochure that detailed instructions on how to work everything and suggestions on what one might do in the the are for shopping, restaurants, museums, etc. very thorough.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunbury, OH 43074
5

Incredible apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 enjoyed 6 nights at the Historic House apartment. The space was perfect for us to spread out when we wanted to and to come together. The amenities are prefect, the location is close to downtown and bus stops for tours. We enjoyed our time here and when we come back to Iceland, we'll most certainly start with booking this unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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.

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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.

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