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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

12 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

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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
Call Owner
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 12 traveler reviews

Exclusive Luxury apartment in a prime location,in the center of town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Reykjavik neighborhood living

  • 5 of 5

Three of us (family with teen) stayed at this apt. for three nights and appreciated the amenities, cleanliness, and location. The apt had everything one would need for turn key living. We could walk to downtown in a very short amount of time and could access the trail along the water for runs very easily. We had a car and parking was easy to find in close proximity to the apt. Gisli provided quick and informative contact for us. I would readily stay in this apt again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location!

  • 4 of 5

Gisli was a great host and very kind to check to make sure we had everything we needed. House is nicely stocked with everything you need and lots of space. SO much better than staying in a hotel. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything that we could hope for

  • 5 of 5

Iceland is an exciting place to be these days but it makes it a perfect trip when you have accommodations like we had offered by Gisli Larusson. The walk to downtown Reykjavik is only about 20 minutes and most of the airport transfers and tour connectors can be picked up at the Radisson Hotel which is five minutes away. The accommodations themselves are immaculate and it looked like the bathroom had been recently renovated. The residential area where the home is located offered a safe and beautiful surrounding for walking. We would highly recommend this property and also would like to thank Gisli's sister Erna Svala Ragnarsdottir for meeting us upon arrival.

Regards, Yvonne & Richard Baines (Oakville, ON, Canada)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great apt in great location with great host

  • 5 of 5

The apt was very comfortable and was a great alternative to staying at a hotel. Gisli and his sister Erna were very accommodating and helpful. I made a last second reservation and was in touch with Gisli almost immediately. He made arrangements to get me into the apt early. There is a thermal pool (one of the best in the city), an excellent café and market just a block away. Easy 15-20 minute walk to downtown and shorter to the Old Harbour area. The beach is 5 mins walk. One note...watch out for the washer/dryer--if you choose incorrectly you will boil your clothes. Gisli, please write out instructions for normal use, the manual is useless.

I would definitely stay in this comfortable apt again. In fact I stayed in the apt at the beginning and end of my trip to Iceland. No need to worry, this apt is great. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 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:
per property
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
$165
$988
$3,294
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$922
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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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