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Gísli

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian

Exclusive Luxury apartment in a prime location,in the center of town

16 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Old West Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description

My exclusive spacious home for you to enjoy

My apartment is in a house with two other apartments, with a private garden.

The interior and the exclusive furniture’s are of the highest standard. Collection of artwork, for you to enjoy. See photos

The apartment is approximately 92 sq meters (990 sq feet) large living room, master bedroom with a balcony; second room my office with a sofa bed.

Bathroom with a separate shower (power) section heated floor and a cupboard with a new washing & dryer machine.

?Facilities and utensils include: Bath, hairdryer, refrigerator dishwasher, gas stove, grinder/mini blender, toaster, wireless internet, towels and down duvet, special blinds in view of our midnight sun. Free parking space at all times.

In short I am sharing with you everything I require for myself, being a bit spoiled!

The street Melhagi is one of the most sought after location in Reykjavik.

A prime location.

Two minutes walk to the popular geochemical swimming pool Vesturbæjarlaugin, with steam room and sauna. Next to a great supermarket, café and a pharmacy.

Three minutes walk to Radisson SAS, where the fly bus stops.

20 minutes walk to the center of Reykjavík

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gísli (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian

About Gísli

My name is Gísli Örn Lárusson. I am Icelandic.

For past twelve years I have been spending most of time time abroad in London where I have a base, but do travel a lot.

Still my heart is were my home is in my apartment at Melhagi Reykjavík, where most of my personal things are - apart from my books, which I have not managed to unpack.

You will no doubt note that in my apartment Buddha is dominating, for the reason that his wisdom has influenced greatly my own life.

I do sincerely hope that you will feel comfortable in my tranquil home

Gísli purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Gísli chose Reykjavik

This property is different from most apartments offered in Reykjavík, designed to host guests mainly during the summer season.

My apartment is my home, where I am offering to share with you, as mentioned above.

What makes this apartment unique

My sister Erna Svala, who is moving back to Iceland first week in July after having lived in various places for past 14 years.

She will be managing my apartment, living only 5 minutes away

Her profile includes for example - She will be delighted to advice, arrange and recoman where to go for dinner etc.

Residence Manager

British Embassy in Denmark

April 2008 – August 2010 (2 years 5 months)

I organised all events, dinner parties and other gatherings done by the British Embassy plus other companies working in co-operation with the Embassy. I was also in charge of running the Residence of the British Embassy and the staff working there

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

Exclusive Luxury apartment in a prime location,in the center of town
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
4

Excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in an excellent location, close to shopping yet in a quiet residential neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guesrs Highly recommend anyone to rent them their accommodation. Thanks ! Gisli
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5

Enjoyed this property.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, clean, calm, with good bed and facilities. Met by his neighbor when we arrived. Easy walking to town. No TV which was a plus.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was as advertised

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place to stay. Everything worked, it is located in a great area and actually less than a 10 minute walk from lots of downtown stuff once you figure where you are. The Radisson hotel nearby is a great place to meet your tours, only about a 4 minute walk. Even though we were early Gisili's sister was able to let us in and show us everything and was on call to help us with the washer/dryer.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely apartment in a family neighborhood in central Reykjavik

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Kitchen is well equipped, good space in living room and bedroom. There is a market two blocks away and a charming neighborhood cafe at the end of the street. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To have guest like I have had staying in my Home in Reykjavik, who really appreciate that this is not a typical rental home, but my HOME in Iceland gives me a Great pleasure. Thanks your feed back. Gísli Örn
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed stay in a great location. Quiet street - easy walking distance to main area of downtown Reykjavik. Enjoyed being just a few blocks walk to the water. Apartment is very nice. Gisli was very responsive to all questions and I would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting Reykjavik. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always such a great pleasure receiving feed back from my guests who appreciate my Home. Especially as this is actually my personal home in Iceland,. Thank you so much for your positive feed back !!
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5

Exceptionally clean. In an awesome location. Friendly neighbors.

  • 5 of 5

The flat was exactly like the photos. Everything we needed was on hand. The bed was super comfy. The location was fantastic. Our hostess was waiting for us when arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Vesturbæjarlaug, a wonderful swimming pool, with hot tubs, sauna and steam rooml
Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Keflavík Airport is 55 km away
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Radison SAS, Hotel Saga 5 minutes walk
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Seltjarnarnes - 4 km
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
The swimming pool Vesturbaejarlaug, 2 minuts walk
Car: not necessary

Radison SASm Hotel Saga, has a spa, treatment centre and a hairdresser.

Melabúdin, a great supermarket is 3 minutes walk.

5 minutes walk to the seaside, where a walking, running, biking track is around Reykjavik

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Rates & Availability

Old West Side Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Annual
Jun 6 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$162
$973
$3,244
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$143
$908
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Old West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New bathroom, very exclusive tiled with a separate shower room. Exclusive towels. As well is there a build in washing &drying machine
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The main bedroom has a solid good bed, with special down duvets. The blinds are especially made for 24 hour daylight, to keep the light out. The second bedroom has a brand new sofa bed. All duvet and pillow covers of high standard
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment included all what I require - Being a cosmopolitan, world traveller, used to exclusive lifestyle. The tranquil environment in Reykjavik and especially my apartment ,fills me with energy and peace of mind. Get totally re-energized when in my apartment. Go every day to the swimming pool, which for me is a Gem For example living in busy London and traveling, I like to be without TV in Iceland. I use my computer if I need to know what is taking place in the world.

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