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Beautiful guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik, free parking and free wifi!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 818 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Guesthouse which sleeps four is by the sea front in the old center of town.

This contemporary house/villa is in a quiet residential area in the centre of Reykjavík built in 2002 and designed by its architect owner. The part being rented out is a detached, i.e. separate guest house. The villa is located within 70 meters from the seafront and only 15 minutes walk from the bustling center where you will find The National Theatre, the main museums, art galleries, cinemas, coffee houses, restaurants, bars and the main shopping streets. The bustling center (Miðbær) is a 3 min bus ride away from the house but the bus stop is within 2 min walking distance from the house. The guest house is 76 m2 and is ideal for a couple or a family of four. The location offers fantastic walking and cycling routes along the sea front. Within 15 minutes walk away there is a geothermal heated beach as well as swimming pools. Free parking outside of the house and final cleaning, internet, linen and towels are included in the price.


Owner
Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir

The owners, David K. Pitt and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir both studied in the UK. David is an architect and Gudrun Edda is a film producer. Both are in their late fifties and they have three children.

Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir purchased this house in 2002

Amenities

Vesturbær House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 818 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • The second sleeping area is within the living room offering one double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik, free parking and free wifi!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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5

Perfect place for a week in Iceland!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience using HomeAway and found that Gudrun's property fit our needs perfectly for the week we stayed here...it was the perfect size for a couple, very homey and comfortable - close to downtown yet far enough away that it was very quiet and peaceful (even saw the northern lights one night over the guesthouse). It was a great home base for our day trips throughout Iceland. We loved being able to have the flexibility to cook at home as eating out was expensive. It was well equipped with plates/cups/few pots/frying pan and utensils...there's a coffee pot as well as tea pot. Small fridge and stove/oven. There were basic spices, oils and other odds and ends in the drawers. You do need to buy paper products.

The wi-fi worked great. We stayed in one snowy/windy night and watched Netflix on our laptop (no tv) with no buffering.

There is a washing machine (and detergent on shelf above) - and a drying rack (no dryer) which came in handy during the week.

We didn't really see/talk with Gudrun as we were always out but she had left a list of recommendations re: grocery stores, take away restaurants, swimming pools...

We would definitely book this property should we visit Iceland again.

Thank you Gudrun!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

great location,all the amenities you need and very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Definately stay here again. Location was great for day trips in the area. Also very Close to downtown area. Loved the path along the water to run or walk.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great stay

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Guesthouse Well Situated

  • 5 of 5

I wish we had stayed just a few days longer. The house was well situated, very comfortable, private, and well equipped. The King Size well was great. The surrounding area was safe for walks, and an easy drive from the airport. The only thing we missed were the Northern Lights. We missed them by one day - hopefully we will see them on our next trip. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Gundrun was a wonderful host and gave us some great tips on where to shop, and to check it the swimming pool. The Guesthouse is close to a bus line that beings you right downtown. If a person likes to walk, downtown is about 1.5 miles away. We walked it almost everyday and then took the bus home. Also there is small cafe that serves excellent food about 2 blocks from the place, plus it was the cheapest place to eat out.

The bed is very comfortable and the washer cleans the clothes well. There is no dryer but there is a drying rack. My clothes easily dried within a couple of hours. Also Gundrun offered her dryer if we needed it. There is no TV so make sure to bring your laptop or whatever device you use. I watched Nerflixs. Hulu didn't work I would've needed to use a European version. Internet connection is excellent.

It was a wonderful place and very comfortable. 5 stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this guesthouse! We loved being near the sea- the biking/walking path was minutes away.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Hótel Saga and Kaffi Vest
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Reykjavík harbour
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golfklubbur Seltjarnarnesi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hótel Saga, Kaffi Vest and Bordid
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Nauthólsvík for bathing
Car: not necessary

This contemporary house was built in 2002 and designed by its architect owner. The part being rented out is a detached guest house but the house is in a quiet area in the centre of Reykjavík (Miðbær). It is located within 70 meters from the seafront and only 15 minutes walk from the old town of Reykjavik where you will find The National Theatre, the main museums, art galleries, cinemas, coffee houses, restaurants, bars and the main shopping streets. The centre (Miðbær) is within 3 min. bus ride from the house, the bus stop is within two minutes walk away from the house. The guest house is 76 and has free internet connections. The house is ideal for a couple or a family of four. The location offers fantastic walking and cycling routes along the sea front. Within 15 minutes walk away there is a geothermal heated beach as well as swimming pools. Free parking right in front of the house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Maximum 4 adults but possibly 5 when a family with children. If 5 adults then extra 20 Euros per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.