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A Rustic Gem In The Centre

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Apartment In Centre

A rustic and boho apartment, cosy and artistic, close to everything yet peaceful with a large secluded garden and a private entrance. The apartment includes a large kitchen with a dining area, 2 bedrooms which fit 4 people and a bathroom with a shower. Located in a renovated timber house in the old centre of Reykjavik. The neighbourhood is friendly and safe yet close to bars, cafés, restaurants, tourist attractions and shops.

Bassi and Vigdis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Bassi and Vigdis

We are a family of five, Bassi is studying to be a carpenter and Vigdis is an actress at The National Icelandic Theatre. We have two girls, 10 and 2 years old.

Bassi and Vigdis purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Bassi and Vigdis chose Reykjavik

We bought our house in February 2011. It was derelict and was in very bad condition. We began renovating it immediately and are still going at it . We are doing it ourselves slowly but surely, it´s a way of life. We love the neighbourhood, Vigdis was brought up a few houses away and we have lived in the quarter for 14 years. We saw potential in the garden which is unusually large for this area. The house is a big part of our lives, we live on the upper floor and let out the lower floor. The apartments have large windows and high ceilings which give a sense of space that we like. The house has a warm feel to it, a calmness, particularly on the lower floor which is wonderful, especially since it´s in the middle of the centre. It´s a 10 minute walking distance from the bus terminal (where the Flybus from the airport stops) and a 3 minute walking distance from the nearest bus stop.

What makes this apartment unique

We love old original things and like to have our surroundings beautiful. The art on the walls are from our private collection, things we´ve collected through the years on our travels around Europe. We have taken great care in keeping the apartment original to the period when the house was built (1903) which gives the apartment distinction. The ceilings are high and the windows large so the flat is bright and has a sense of space.


Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • one bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Child´s bed and cot are available upon demand.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With a window overlooking the garden, very peaceful.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

A Rustic Gem In The Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Awesome location, cozy- old world charm

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is attached to Bassi and Vigdis home and has it's own private entrance. Our host family was friendly, laid back, and helpful. We felt welcomed and felt a little bit like part of their family during our stay. They had a lovely loaf of bread, cheese, juice, and other staples in the kitchen for us. It is in the BEST location! Free parking was available. The apartment was so warm, cozy and full of old world charm. There was plenty of space for my daughter and I. We loved our stay there and would return without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Reykjavík Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Viðey Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golfklúbbur Reykjavíkur
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the centre of Reykjavik, amidst a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums and art galleries. Situated on a friendly street a stones throw away from the local bakery, supermarket and organic grocery store.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $43.58

Guests are expected to pay cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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