|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
The 3-room apartment is the Reykjavik home of an artist family that is based in Reykjavik and Berlin. It has been designed by the owner in a personal unique way. The apartment is ideally situated for tourists close to everything. It is THE center of Reykjavik. The heart.
The apartment is clean and tidy up to hotel standards with linen, towels and little extras provided.
The mattresses on the beds are new and care for your health. The kitchen was custom made by the same carpenter that build the kitchen for Bjork. The bathroom is modern standards. Personal music and book library, family furniture and eccentric items make the apartment cozy and warm and ideal for feeling like a local.
The house is a typical 1930s construction with 3 apartments, one on each floor plus a basement and a back garden. In the basement there is a washing room with washing machine. Young families live in the other apartments. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (counting the ground floor as the 1st floor) and has 2 bedrooms and a living room.
It is on Grettisgata close to the corner of Baronsstigur (google). The parallel street is Laugavegur. The main street of Reykjavik for shopping and walking around, enjoying street life. Still Grettisgata is local. If you walk up the road next door on the left there is a beautiful indoor swimming pool extensively photographed by artist Roni Horn. It is fully equipped with sauna, fitness equipment and outside chill area and hot tubs where you can gaze at the Nordic lights (in winter). Across the pool there is the local school with basketball court freely available to the public during the summer holiday months (May till August). Walking down Baronsstigur you first cross the Laugavegur, main shopping street before bumping into a 24 hours store and ending within few minutes at the seafront hiking route with its breathtaking mountain range across the bay. Another good place to spot the Nordic Lights. Other noteworthy amenities include Te og Kaffi bookshop and coffee house on the corner of Baronsstigur and Laugavegur; Bonus, the Icelandic discount food store, few minutes walk down Laugavegur; and Hlemmur, the main city bus terminal, few minutes walk up Laugavegur with easy connections to all the other places in the city.
Note that the apartment does not have a TV.
We are a family of four that live mostly in Berlin Germany. Our daughters are 6 and 3 year old. We stay in Grettisgata perhaps 2-4 months a year.
The flat I´m renting out is the gem of my eye, my personal home with lots of love put into it. Treat it nice please :-)
The Owner purchased this apartment in 1999
This is the liveliest corner of Reykjavik. Ideal for a car free downtown lifestyle with its pedestrians and coffee shops.
Downtown and local! People are out and about. Everything is within a few minutes walk. People, culture, nature, transport, good food and expresso! The apartment itself is full of cozy character.
Though there was a little mix-up on my arrival time and the flat was not ready the young woman who let me in was both helpful and accommodating. The location is fantastic for exploring all of downtown Reykjavik and the surrounding museums, restaurants, and shops. The space was older so don't expect an ultra modern flat but it was comfortable and served me perfectly. I'd stay again if in Iceland!
Great apartment, clean, warm rooms, with a bright and sunny aspect. Perfect location close to main shopping streets, wonderful coffee shops, restaurants. Good for sightseeing too. I'd definitely stay here again on my next trip to Reykjavik!
Location was excellent and we found it easy to get around. The apartment was roomy and and warm. Beds were comfortable, bathroom adequate. We appreciated the new kitchen but the rest was average. The general appearance of the communal areas in this apartment block I.e.stairs, and landings, were discouraging. We found it difficult to haul cases up the stairs on arrival and down on return.
My husband, two daughters, and I stayed here in July 2014 for a long weekend. The location was excellent and the apartment was clean, well appointed, and met all of our family's needs. We arrived very late at night and were met at the door with keys by Anna, who was quite helpful. The apartment is within easy walking distance of shopping and restaurants as well as well as downtown attractions. We would definitely stay here again and I highly recommend our host, Hulda, who was accessible and helpful before our arrival.
My wife, 14 year old son, and I stayed in Hulda's apartment for almost two weeks. Hulda was very responsive to our needs and made sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Prior to arriving, he promptly returned all emails regarding our questions. After our arrival, we found that the main bedroom did not have any window covering. Hulda was unaware of this, but he immediately sent someone, on a Sunday, to rectify the problem. The apartment is small and cozy and very convenient to everything. The pictures in the listing accurately describe the apartment. We highly recommend this place. Thank you Hulda for making our visit to Iceland enjoyable and memorable!
Ideally located just steps away from Laugavegur, the main shopping street and a Bonus supermarket. We were welcomed by a friendly young lady (Anna) who showed us around, towels were provided, and we got two sets of keys. Listing descriptions and photos were representative, the apartment was very clean and the bed was cosy. The owner was very helpful and answered my questions promptly via email. Make sure to bring a hairdryer, I'm glad I had asked about it before. Also, consider bringing a sleep mask (I did as I'm sensitive towards light and it was very bright at "night").
I would definitely recommend staying at this particular apartment as it was ideally located and well-maintained.
ATTENTION THIS MAP SHOWS THE APARTMENT IN WRONG LOCATION. VRBO HAS A BUG WHICH I HAVE ASKED TO BE REPAIRED.
The apartment is on Grettisgata downtown in the middle of everything, bars, restaurants, groceries, shopping. Use www.ja.is to find Grettisgata on a map.
2 minutes from main city bus terminal Hlemmur with buses to all the suburbs. 15 minutes walk to the BSI bus terminal with busses to the Blue Lagoon and airport. The swimming pool is next door and has sauna, hot tubs and fitness equipment. Down the street, 2 minutes is a beautiful hiking route along the seafront with mountain view. Up the road 2 minutes there is the Hallgrimskirkja church that towers over Reykjavik cityscape. The old bank down the street was recently converted into a nice bookshop café where you can enjoy croissants and expresso while checking out travel books.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 10 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest|
If you are checking-in after midnight (flight arrival 23:00 or later) please mention it while booking.
Easter, Christmas, Iceland Airwaves have summer rates. Internet: 5 Gb download 18 euros and 15 Gb download 30 euros.
I receive payment via Paypa or wire bank transferl. Reservation is made when half the payment has been received and the 2nd payment needs to arrive no later than half a month prior to arrival. For long stays in summer one month prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.