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Roald Eyvindsson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, icelandic

A cosy retreat in Reykjavík

20 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Reykjavik House Rental Photos and Description

Elegant two floor apartment in a relaxed area

Welcome to my house, a cozy retreat in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. An ideal off-street home for those looking for a comfortable accommodation in a relaxed area yet downtown Reykjavik, whether staying for a couple of days, a week or even longer. Fully furnished, with a sleeping loft (with two balconies), living room w. a sofa bed (and a TV), bathroom and kitchen with all modern appliances (including a TV).

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roald Eyvindsson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, icelandic

About Roald Eyvindsson

Hello, my name is Roald Eyvindsson and Im from Iceland. I'm a journalist and an editor and at the moment I´m writing a book. Am into arts, travel, excercise and GOOD FOOD :).

Why Roald Eyvindsson chose Reykjavik

I've always dreamt of living in an old house in Reykjavik's city center - close to all the buzz. But at the same time I wanted a comfortable place to retreat to. I finally got my change when I found an old off street house, in an increasingly popular and vibrant area, and decided to buy and renovate it to meet modern standards. And now I'm a proud owner of my own little paradise.

What makes this house unique

The style, old age and history of the house made me fall in love with it. Not to mention the location, the neighbourhood is just great with all necessities and attractions close at hand. And the house has two balcanies, where I love to drink coffee in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful house in the middle of Reykjavik only a couple of minutes walk from the main street and bars and restaurant. Everything worked perfectly and we loved Roald's books: it certainly felt like home. He also has every cook book and kitchen appliance known to man.

There is non meter parking a few streets away so there's no need to use car parks.

Probably the best place to stay in Reykjavik (even though I've only stayed in one place).
Mar 2013
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based on 20 traveler reviews

A cosy retreat in Reykjavík
average rating of 4.9 based on 23 reviews

Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Roald's home was very clean, comfortable & a great location, in a very quiet neighborhood. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for discovering Reykjavik

  • 4 of 5

To visit the city of Reykjavik this is perfect. The centre can easily en nicely be reached by foot. The car can be parked free only some streets away.

Everything you need for a stay is in the house and it's comfortable. The television unfortunately doesn't work on cable or dish receiver. Well, that's the only thing we missed: iceland on television. The rest was great: beds, bath en kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect. Perfect location. Very clean. Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons loué cette maison pour 3 jours. Tout est parfait. La maison est très bien située. Près des rues où sont les restaurants et magasins, mais sur une rue tranquille. Tout peut se faire à pied. C'est très beau. Lumineux. Bien décoré. Bien équipé. On se sent comme à la maison. Roald est facile à joindre. Il a facilité notre arrivée tôt le matin.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, spotlessly clean, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Roald's home in Reykyavik for 8 days and were thrilled with the accomodations. Roald is a wonderful host, attentive to guests' needs, and committed to ensuring that all goes well. The property itself is gorgeous, beautifully designed, well appointed, and spotlessly clean. The location is close to the main shopping street in Reykjavik, but has the advantage of being in a quiet neighborhood. I must say that our stay at Roald's place absolutely ensured that our vacation was perfect in every way. We would go back in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to accommodate, Jon and Susan. They were very polite, nice, responsive, tidy and left the house in perfect state. Not to mention thankful, when asking for guidance. Susan and Jon are the kind of guests homeowners should welcome with open arms!
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  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay in this great and cosy house.

The location is fantastic. Only a few steps away from bars, restaurants and shops in Laugavegur.

Everything is very clean. The facility in the house is really great. In the kitchen you’ll find everything you need. We loved cooking with this great gas stove.

And all this books with so different themes: exciting.

Roald is very friendly and helpfully. We got quick responses. A wonderful contact.

We enjoyed our stay and can really recommend the home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great home.

  • 5 of 5

Roald's place was beautiful, comfortable, and in the best part of Reykjavik. The check in process was easy and Roald was very responsive and friendly. I'd definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Extra tidy, polite and very friendly. Jake and his girlfriend were great to accomodate. I'd welcome them back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport, 235 Reykjanesbær
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Vitabar, Bergþórugata 21, 101 Rvik
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Kilometres
Viðey Ferry Terminal, Skarfagörðum 3, 104 Rvik
Nearest Golf
6.3 Kilometres
Nes Golf Course, (Golf Seltjarnanes 107)
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Route 1 or the Ring Road
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Fridrik V., Laugavegi 60, 101 Rvik
Nearest Ski
33 Kilometres
Bláfjöll, Bláfjallavegur, info: 00354-5303002
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
Nauthólsvík, Geothermal Beach, 104 Rvik
Car: not necessary

Whale watching, sailing, shops, antique stores, coffehouses, bars, discos, opera, music hall, galleries, library and a flea market all close by.


Rates & Availability

Reykjavik House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The preferred payment: a bank transfer one week before the scheduled stay.
I will give my future guests all information and details needed via email.

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Reykjavik House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom comes with a toilet and shower. There is a hairdryer available.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The two story house consists of a sleeping loft with an electrical (massage) bed for two, a night stand, a desk and balconies on both sides of the upper floor. Down stairs is an open living room with a dining area (for up to six people), a flat screen TV, coffee table and a sofa bed for two. So the house is suited from two to four guests.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You can expect a pleasant and relaxing stay at our house. If you decide to come we will give you further instructions on how everything works through your choice of email or telephone (we speak English fluently and Spanish is not a problem). For extra charge we can arrange the house to be cleaned while you stay.

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