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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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


Old West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Exclusive Luxury apartment in a prime location,in the center of town
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Great Reykjavik Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this spacious apartment with our teenager. It is close to a great cafe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The grocery store, pool, and a gas station is within 5 minutes. You can tour the entire city from this location. Parking was also easy on the quiet street. Gilsi was very easy to work with and answered all my questions very quickly. I would definitely recommend his apartment to others! Thanks again for your lovely hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming place with artistic flair!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Gisli and his grandson Beggi are responsive to questions and are very helpful. There is wonderful artwork on the walls, meditative Buddhas, and light from the windows. We were comfortable and 20 minutes walking distance from Reykjavik center. Located near a cafe at the end of the street with coffee, pastries and wifi. Also in walking distance is a neighborhood store and the coast line in the other direction close by. The address is within walking distance of the Raddison Saga Blu Hotel so one can be picked up there conveniently for tours or for taking the bus back and forth from the airport. Note: The apartment is above another and so one must be careful not to make too much noise late at night.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a Great pleasure having Mary and family as guests in my Home. Highly recommend anyone to share their place with Mary
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Great location; nicely furnished.

  • 4 of 5

Much better value than a hotel. Host was accommodating on early arrival. Written information on trash removal and oven operation would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like I was at home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment host very gracious. Jodi's was very helpful. Calm and welcoming approach to Vrbo rental. Will likely return

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment-good location

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Gisli was very easy to communicate with and was very responsive. I was met the day I arrived by Gisli's nephew who was extremely nice and helpful. The apartment is very comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen and a very good shower. The coffee pot is a French press. There is a small grocery around the corner from the apartment called Melabúðin, which served all of our needs. If you plan on cooking dinner, buy any of their delicious seafood. Within 5 min. walk is Radisson Blu Saga hotel where you can be picked up for all of your tours. Some tips: Favorite restaurants: Kaffivagninn on the waterfront for lunch. It is located by the Coast Guard ships. Excellent seafood. For about 26 Icelandic krona you will get soup, a delicious hot lunch (we loved the artic charr) and coffee. Happy hour in town: The English Pub from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Best lamb dinner, Geyser in the heart of town. On Thursdays visit the famous and beautiful Hallgrimskirkja church at 12:00 noon for meditation followed by lunch. We enjoyed the Saga museum for the history of Icelandic settlers. When we took the bus tour to see the Northern Lights, we were lucky to have a spectacular one hour light show! Hopefully you will see the same. All of our bus tours were just great! Don't miss the Blue Lagoon. The people of Iceland are warm and friendly. There is no need to change your money if you use credit cards, since even the smallest purchase can be made on a credit card. If you wish to buy wine/beer/spirits, the easiest place is the duty free shop upon arrival, since there are hardly any liquor stores in town.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location in Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here from Dec 26-Jan 1. Set back in a quiet residential area, about a 20-min walk to downtown, which was easy to do. Coordinated with the owner easily via email/text to arrive and depart. The unit itself was spacious. Nice foyer leads into anteroom. There is an office and living, both of which we did not use because we were always out exploring Iceland. The bedroom was a nice size and has plenty of cabinets/closets to hang your stuff, so you're not living out of a suitcase. The bathroom was modern and also spacious. Kitchen has a nice 4-person table and all the tools to make a meal, if you chose. The location is PERFECT for New Year's Eve...Iceland allows fireworks and the entire city was illuminated by a huge show, with their citizens lighting fireworks in the streets. Also for New Year's Eve, walk (5-10min south) to a great bonfire in a public space where many gathered to stay warm and watch the fireworks. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Old West Side Apartment Rental Rates

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Mar 31 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $64.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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