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A cosy retreat in Reykjavík

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only

Overview

About the property

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).


Property Manager
Roald Eyvindsson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, icelandic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

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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Amenities

Miðborg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom comes with a toilet and shower. There is a hairdryer available.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

A cosy retreat in Reykjavík
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 30 reviews
5

Comfortable stay in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. The house came exactly as advertised and was perfect size/amenities for my wife and I. Place was very clean. TV and wifi worked flawlessly. We mostly ate out but the kitchen was well equipped. One of the main shopping streets (Laugavegur) is just one street over and takes under a minute to get to. There are many excellent restaurants and the cheap grocery store Bonus easily within waking distance. Booking tours was not a problem as we got picked up from the hotel Alda which is a 1 minute walk away- they have a nice big lobby there with lots of seating.

We arrived early in the morning and Roald was extremely helpful in letting us check in early. Communication with Roald before and during our stay was quick and friendly.

Only negative would be the sloped ceilings upstairs, for anyone tall you will need to watch your head getting in/out of bed but that was a very minor issue.

We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet apartment that is still close to everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we needed for a week-long stay. The location in downtown Reykjavik was perfect - walking distance to shops, restaurants, grocery store... Roald was very helpful with suggestions for places to eat, where to park our car, or anything we asked. We would definitely recommend this rental and would stay here again next time we are in Iceland.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming home in fantastic location in downtown Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

From the very first contact with Roald till the time we left, it was perfect. Roald was incredibly helpful and super quick to respond, even though our booking was very last minute. The house is a charming cottage with everything you could possibly want. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully kept, with some lovely paintings. It felt very much a home and Roald did everything he could to make us feel welcome. The location is superb - two minutes from the main shopping area and 10 minutes walk to the old harbour and concert hall. For the two of us, it was the perfect setting for a short visit to Iceland. We loved it!

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

Lovely apartment in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment in a very convenient, yet quiet location just a short walk to the main shopping/restaurant area. Very responsive, organized and pleasant owner. Impeccable apartment with every amenity you need. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed! Everything is as described and pictured.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit at this property! It was ideally located within walking distance of great restaurants, shops, Old Harbour, Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrimskirja Cathedral & Arnarholl Hill . The house was clean, comfy & well maintained. We did day trips each day - Blue Lagoon, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Puffin Island , "Into the Glacier" at Langjokull Glacier (by far the most amazing place), Geysir Hot Springs & Gullfloss Waterfalls - all stunning! Our 8 year old didn't even touch his IPad the whole time we were there. Best holiday ever!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cheerful, warm, and utterly lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this property is the perfect home base for your stay in Reykjavik! My partner and I stayed here for three nights this July and felt at home right away. Every amenity you can imagine was provided: the kitchen was amazing (complete with innumerable cookbooks), the den, lofted bedroom, and bathroom were thoughtfully outfitted and beautiful, and Roald was incredibly gracious and informative-- not to mention that the house enjoys a prime location and is situated in very close walking distance to just about everything you could want to see or do in town. We loved our stay and there and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
 
2017, jan-april
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$238
$1,426
 
 
2017, may-august
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,621
 
 
2017, sept-nov
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$238
$1,426
 
 
2017, dec
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
$324
$1,945
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,199
 

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.

Manager'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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Map

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.

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