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A Gem Right in The City Center

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Downtown Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our house is a traditional Icelandic cottage and is situated in the charming historic center of Reykjavik.

The apartment has two floors. Upstairs there is a spacious master bedroom with a queen-size bed and a large closet. The bedroom has a south facing balcony. The bathroom is upstairs and has a shower and a jacuzzi-style bathtub.

The downstairs has a bright living area with a convertible sofa, dining table, and a full open kitchen. The living area opens out to a south facing balcony as well.

The apartment sleeps 2-4 people comfortably. Towels and linen are provided. The stairs up to the bedroom and bath are quite steep so the place is not suitable for small children.

Enjoy staying in a typical Icelandic cottage, steps away from great restaurants, museums, shopping, and the harbor area with its Puffin express and whale watching tours.

Keywords: Cottage, Most central location in Reykjavik,

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Gudrun Johannsdottir
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016


based on 28 traveler reviews

A Gem Right in The City Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

The perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this "Gem" for one week - and we could have happily stayed much, much longer! The space is bright, clean, very comfortably furnished and the central location cannot be beat. The owner was very responsive to our emails and quite professional. The entire rental process went very smoothly. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truth in Advertising,A Gem for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Promised at lot and still over-performed! Open , clean wonderful little house in RockCity, the oldest part of Reykjavik. All of downtown is within walking distance,with a parking spot right in front of the red door( for small and mid cars)There must be 30 restaurants within walking distance.Our favorite was Kopar,at the Harbor. Nespresso maker is nice, and after Gooling French Press instructions, gave us a different coffee style.We walked to a concert at Harpa,had an ice cream a day at Valdis and the Citywalk tour went right down our street.There is now a clothes washer(no dryer)which is handy, but we didn't know and went to Laundromat Cafe , which is great. The bands at bar around the corner can get a bit loud late Saturday night,but are fine the other nights. Don't hesitate to book this gem!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for 1 week of our 2 week adventure in Iceland. The home is centrally located in Reykjavik. When I say centrally located, I mean VERY centrally located. It's right downtown, literally 2 blocks away from Parliament, or half a block away from the Tourist Information. There is a coffee shop / pub literally next door, and about a dozen restaurants within 2 North American city blocks. Right across the street is also a micro brewery / bar, which was fun to go to.

As for the home itself, it was clean, well furnished and easy to "move into". Very recently there was a washing machine installed in the bathroom, which is GREAT because public laundromats are hard to come by (there is one that I know of called the Laundromat Cafe, about 2 blocks by foot). One of the best features is also a parking spot out front. This was supremely important for us as we had a rental car and trying to park elsewhere would have either cost a lot money or been quite the walk. Keep in mind - the parking spot is very small, so larger SUVs will not fit. We had a Peugeot 108 four door and it was a very tight fit with maybe 1 or 2 feet to spare to the road. The bed was very comfortable, there were lots of towels available, and everything was stocked nicely.

Internet was stable, reliable and fast. No issues at all connecting to anything back home to my office, or using any social media sites.

The only issue we experienced was with the jetted bathtub. The tub was perfectly fine, but the jets did not work. We don't fault the owner of the home for this at all, as this has happened in nearly every VRBO that we've stayed in that had a jetted tub. I think it comes down to guests not knowing how to use the tub and ignoring the one and only rule when it comes to jetted tubs - don't turn the jets on before they are submerged underwater, as this burns out the electric motor. In any case, it didn't affect our ability to "use" the bathtub, so it was a very minor detail and has no impact on the 5 star rating.

For anyone wanting an easy to "live in" home right in the middle of downtown Reykjavik, with an included small parking spot, don't look any further. I would highly recommend this property and would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in a Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in early April with my wife and 2 children (9 and 10). First, it is in an awesome location right at the square in the downtown area. This place was very comfortable for a family of 4. It was very clean, had one of the few king sized beds in all of Iceland that I could find and all the amenities one would expect. The check in process was a breeze even at 7 am. Off street parking made the rental car a no brainer for getting around.

We are going to be back in Iceland in 2017 and I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house close to the center of town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon to Iceland. It was in a very convenient location within walking distance to the main sites in the city. There was a parking spot too making it very easy to go on our day trips outside the city. The house is very clean and well-stocked. It had everything that we needed for our stay. Wish we could have stayed longer!

A highly recommended place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Well Maintained Space in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I think you might be hard pressed to find a better location and home for rent in downtown Reykjavik. Smooth check in and check out and owner was easy to get a hold of with questions. Parking spot included with house. 20 days and still feel like staying longer ;)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
International airport Keflavik
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Seltjarnarnes Golf
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Fiskmarket and many more
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Whale Watching Tours, Northen lights tours in winter, Bird Watching in spring and summer, Midnight Sun Gazing in june, Bar Hopping - Music, Museums, Nordic design shopping.

The Tourist information center is conveniently located only two houses away from the cottage, There you can stock up on brochures with info on all the fun and interesting things to do and see in the area.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter holidays
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60

An advance payment of 1/4 of the total fee needs to be placed to confirm the reservation. The advance payment will be applied toward the rent. The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due thirty days before arrival date.

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.
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Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and corner bathtub with jacuzzi.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size Bed (1)
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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