We spent an absolutely delightful week staying at Gudrun & Þór's house! It is pristine, extremely cosy, happy and serene. It is a free-standing building separate from the owner's house, inside the green inner yard; so it is very quiet and private. It was perfect in size for our family -- two adults and a child; it would be equally good for a family with two children; it could also in principle accomodate two couples. The kitchen is equipped with everything necessary to cook at home -- from cookware to oils and spices. This proved to be very important given the price of Reykjavik's restaurants; and, in addition, made us feel wonderfully at home. Moreover, Gudrun welcomed us with a great selection of foods in the fridge and pantry! -- it held everything we needed to have a nice breakfast after a red-eye flight from Boston. Gudrun and her husband are exemplary hosts -- extremely helpful when needed, warm and easy-going, and at the same time very discreet and unobtrusive. The yard has a trampoline, and there are two adult bikes. In addition, Gudrun managed to arrange a little bike (and a helmet) for our 3.5 years old son! In general, the area of Laugardalur where this house is located seems to be ideal as a base for families with young children: botanic gardens, a little zoo with farm animals and a fantastic playground are just fifteen minutes away by foot; and a top-class open-air swimming pool Laugardalslaug is equally close. We ended up going there four times during one week, it was so pleasant to end the day in a hotpot. Another recommendation is going to cafe Flora inside the nearby botanic gardens -- it is located in a greenhouse with figs, olives and grapes, and serves lovely meals and cakes at a relatively inexpensive price. Getting to the center of Reykjavik is straightforward -- the bus station is by the house; the bus runs every fifteen minutes and takes about ten minutes; one can also walk (it takes around forty minutes), or bike. I strongly recommend this house, especially for families with children -- and I will be hoping to come back one day.