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B4 An Oasis In Reykjavik Center; Quiet Yet Close To Everything

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 90 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private house with 2 bedrooms, full bathroom and access to garden & conservatory

B4 is a private 2-floor house with beautiful garden and access to a conservatory – providing a perfect retreat in Reykjavik that is close to everything. Spacious 90 sq m, open kitchen and living room with 50s furniture and family memorabilia on the ground floor. Two bedrooms on the second floor: Master bedroom with a double bed, large closet and plenty of space. Second smaller bedroom with either two singles or a bunk bed (depending on your preference) and a work desk. Double sofa bed in the living room.

B4 is in a quiet residential area, at the foot of the most popular outdoor area in the City Center with nice walking paths and short distance to the only beach in Reykjavik. 1 minute walk to the bus station and 10 minutes to Kringlan, a main shopping center in Reykjavik. Private parking space for the house. Family friendly environment with toys and Wii for the kids.

The owners live in the main building at the front of the garden so any problems or questions can be dealt with quickly. The owners will be happy to help with any planning of your activities while in Iceland. Access to conservatory and garden is shared with owners.

More Details

Property Manager
Agust & Hulda
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Agust & Hulda

We are two professionals in mid 50s - with two of the youngest ones still living at home. We work as managers in education and European cooperation which we have been involved with for many years. So we are quite used to and found of receiving people from many countries.

Agust & Hulda purchased this house in 2012

Why Agust & Hulda chose Reykjavik

Hulda's parents built the property in the 1980s to their needs: large family room and a special house in the back end of the garden that would serve as artists workplace, a place to live when the kids were old enough to almost move out - and then to rent our to family and friends. Now you too can experience this family complex.

What makes this house unique

You will be experiencing a real Icelandic home - as we live in the main building. You will enjoy the full privacy of B4 when needed, but if you want you can join us in the garden (weather permitting) or the conservatory - where we like to sit down for a conversation and a glass of wine: we are happy to talk about the history of Iceland, global warming, travelling in our country or to compare notes on traveling in different countries as we have traveled quite a lot - at least within Europe.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Excellente maison que nous avons partagé à 6 personnes !!! Hôtes très accueillants, charmants, sympathiques et agréables ! Maison très chouette avec un beau jardin et une belle véranda qui nous a permis de bien découvrir Reykjavík et tout le sud du pays ! Je vous le recommande !!!!
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Miðborg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Double sofabed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoking allowed in the conservatory when the weather is particular bad.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

B4 An Oasis In Reykjavik Center; Quiet Yet Close To Everything
average rating of 4.882353 based on 20 reviews
5

Lovely place on the outskirts of Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just spectacular, and I cannot say enough good things about Agust and Hulda (and their very cute and friendly dog)!

At first I was a little wary that I had to pay through PayPal because HomeAway doesn't allow you to pay through the site in Iceland yet, but Agust and Hulda marked my payments through HomeAway as soon as they received them, and it ended up being flawless. I had a million little questions before we arrived, and they answered all of them quickly and kindly. They were incredibly cheerful about having to greet one of us at 3am and the rest of us at 8am to let us in the house, and they even had treats waiting for us!

We visited for New Year's Eve, and the house stayed toasty warm. It's not right downtown, but it was close enough that we walked there and back. It was a bit of a hike, but definitely doable. It's also pretty high up, so it has a lovely view of the city. If I did it over again, I would have skipped the New Year's Eve tour I paid for and just walked a few feet away from the house - it would have been a really great view of the crazy amount of fireworks that go off throughout the city!

For the few tours that were unable to pick us up directly from the house and the FlyBus to the airport, we were able to walk to Capital Inn (about a 5-10 min walk). It was also a short walk to a couple of grocery stores, and the house everything you need to make meals on your own. Iceland is very expensive, so we ended up making almost all of our meals at the house. Also - alcohol is almost twice as much in the city as it is in the airport, so make sure to stock up there!

The weather was awful, but the house was amazing! If I ever come back, I'm staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Christmas 2016 in Iceland

  • 5 of 5

Great location and Agust and Hulda were very gracious guests, providing greats tips about Iceland (Which waterfalls to visit, which restaurants to check out, and where to get the fermented skate on Dec 23 : ))

House had everything we needed, clean, well stocked, nice and warm close to everything with a parking spot.

Having a kitchen was great for those nights when we wanted to save a couple dollars by cooking something instead of dining out.

This was our first time to Iceland and we would absolutely come back as well as stay @B4

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Randy and family ... it was a please having you but we still feel a little responsible for the bad weather you had to endure. Not often that we have three storms hit us in one week.
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5

We loved the house and the location was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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B4 An Oasis in Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

Hulda, Agust, their son, and Sweet dog!, were the most lovely and welcoming hosts ever....The home in back of their main house, is Absolutely perfect, in every way. My friend and I, visiting from Seattle and San Francisco had the best experience ever, in this, our first visit, to magical Iceland. Hulda was wonderful, in showing us map info, in their beautiful atrium that connects both houses during coffee our first morning, and Agust knocked on our B4 door to let us come outside in our robes! to experience early, INCREDIBLE Northern Lights, @ 11:30pm, on our 2nd night there.....We had a rental car that we put 1200 miles on, and as a result, were able to see All of the fabulous South Coast and the Snaefellsnes Pennisula. Hulda and Agust are amazingly interesting, and Interested hosts, and if you stay anywhere else in Reykjavik, you will be missing out on amazing hospitality. The house itself, was wonderful. We went to the local groceries and cooked 2 nights...2 separate bedrooms, a Perfect kitchen, bathroom with deep tub, big screen TV in a cozy living room, and a nice little back yard to boot. Parking right in front of a Very lovely and quiet neighborhood. I cannot say enough about this stay....it was a Perfect intro to Iceland, and I hope that we may be able to come back for a second visit, perhaps this next summer!!!?

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice flat, close to downtown, it has a parking spot if you have a rental car. The owners are close by and very helpful with any questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect...simply perfect hosts, location, and property!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip from the USA to Iceland was more than a vacation...it was a celebration of 45 years of marriage and retirement from 4 1/2 decades of career/work. Agust and Hulda were the perfect hosts, providing us with information and mapped travel suggestions during the remainder of our two-week trip. They welcomed us into their "world" as Icelanders and we will not forget their kindness. The property is a delight...plenty of room and tastefully decorated with their family heirlooms, a beautiful garden to relax outside, and pleasant surroundings in a quiet neighborhood that is accessible to downtown. If you want a true Icelandic experience, Agust and Hulda will ensure you have it!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Miðborg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter special
Jan 5 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$871
 
 
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$194
$1,140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$172
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Perlan
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Grafarholtsvollur
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Perlan
Nearest Ski
27 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Nauthólsvik
Car: recommended

Set in a quiet residential area, close to the small green hill where “the Pearl” sits – providing nice walking paths and short distance to the only beach in Reykjavik. Green but very centrally located.

If you want to spend New Years Eve - there is possible not a better spot on the Planet to do so if you like fireworks; the hill side has the perfect view over the crazy Reykjavik sky at midnight and you can join the family party afterwards or join the may concerts taking place until the wee hours of new years morning.

If you are here for the Reykjavik Marathon in August - its a great location with plenty of practice trails + the owners will show you the route.

If you want to come for the Gay parade and festivals in early August we have all the information and contacts if you want to participate in the parade itself.

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