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An apartment in a Historic House in the center of Reykjavik

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

A spacious 155 sq. m 3 bedroom apartment with two bathrooms.

A beautiful and bright 3 bedroom 155 sq. metres basement apartment with accomodation for 6 guests. The apartment is in a beautiful, historic house located right in the centre of town. It was fully renovated in 2005 in a beautifully blended classic and modern style by the owner and his daughter who are both architects. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, etc. Two of the bedrooms have double beds (queen size) and one has two single beds. A baby cot is available in the apartment and can easily fit into either of the two larger bedrooms. There is also a studio couch in the TV-lounge. The main bathroom has a shower in the bathtub, wc and wash basin. The second bathroom has a shower, wc, wash basin and a washing machine. Both bathrooms are provided with a hair dryer. Two bathtowels are provided for each guest. There’s a wireless internet connection in the apartment and a TV in the TV-lounge. The TV has a built in DVD player. A storage room is provided for your suitcases. There is a clothes dryer in the store room. In front of the apartment there is a small patio with a table and chairs in the summertime. There are two bicycles available for guests.


Owner
Pall V. Bjarnaon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, danish, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Pall V. Bjarnaon

I am a self employed architect in Reykjavik and my wife, Sigga, is an editor with the University of Iceland press. We like to travel around the world and our country. We have stayed in rented apartments in Europe and think this is a brilliant way of travelling. It opens another dimension in travelling. We have three daughters and eight grandchildren. I would describe us as sociable people who like to meet other people. I am very fond of classical music and attend concerts of the Icelandic symphony orchestra on a regular basis.

Pall V. Bjarnaon purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Pall V. Bjarnaon chose Reykjavik

I am a restoration architect and we bought this house literally in ruins and restored it. You could see it was a beautiful house with a great location right in the center. Everything is within reach for us the owners as well as for people who stay in the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The house was built in 1918 in a traditional decorative neo-baroc style and we have recently restored the basement apartment in the 1920s style, mixed with brand new design furniture and luxurious beds. The location is perfect for guests while staying in Reykjavik. You don´t need a car and if you need we have two extra bicycles for our guests. In front there is a small patio with a table and chairs exclusively for our guests in the summer.

Amenities

Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has a shower, wash basin, wc and a washing machine
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has wash basin, toilet, shower/bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , with closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

An apartment in a Historic House in the center of Reykjavik
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Aiken, SC, USA
5

Perfect location to visit Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a great deal in downtown Reykjavik. It is about a block from the downtown area and a block from the US Embassy in the other direction. There are two very comfortable bedrooms for couples, plus a twin room for kids or singles. The kitchen was great for fixing our own breakfast. Internet worked pretty well in the morning, less so in the evening. Parking is convenient right in front of the house--not free, but not super expensive either.

Pall is very responsive to questions and emails. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet him on this trip as he was vacationing out of the country. We did meet his very charming daughter Rosa who was very helpful.

This is an old renovated house, and floors have alot of uneven transitions--be careful moving around it. We set up a light to remind us of a major step down between the bedroom and the bathroom. One other caution--the bathtub has a bad curve to it which makes it very treacherous, especially when you are wet and soapy. I suggest the owners put something like a slip resistant mat in the tub to improve the safety.

We ate at Three Coats (Prir Frikkar) one night and it was fantastic. We will always eat here when we come to Reykjavik.

If I return to Reykjavik--and I suspect I will--I would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

6 of us girls ended our 3 week Europe trip in Iceland. This was by far the best home we stayed in during our whole trip. The house is a great size with more than enough room for the 6 of us. The owner has thought of everything and added special touches that were really appreciated. I highly recommend this home !

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful home away from home in Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a place where we could celebrate a milestone with our family in beautiful Iceland and Laufasvegur 7 was perfect! This spacious, bright and airy apartment came with all that we needed to make ourselves comfortable and at home.

Located close to all that we wanted to see in the centre of the city, the beautifully renovated house was the perfect base to explore the city and the countryside. From here we could walk to all the city sites and were located close to the main highway for easy access to get out of town.

Thank you, Pall, for a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you my namesake Paul for your kind words. I´m glad that I could assist you in celebrating your wife´s birthday. I hope you had a good time in Iceland and a good coming back to your home.You treated the apartment as if it was your own and left it spotless. Thank you for staying. Best regards, Páll
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5

Excellent - Location Locatiion Location - Great fo

  • 5 of 5

The home is centrally located and a short walk to many sights. It was spotless, super roomy & the beds were beyond comfortable which made it easy to crash after a long day of exploring. The hosts were very nice and accommodating. Upon entering we found a folder which had instructions to certain things in the home as well as local recommendations. We were a party of 3 adults and 2 children and we had more than enough room. We cooked breakfast every morning and the kitchen was well equipped. Having 2 bathrooms was a dream and the washer/dryer was a great addition. I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Perfect space + location in Reykjavik!

  • 5 of 5

I just got home last night from a 3 night stay at this apartment. The home is centrally located and a short walk to basically EVERYTHING. It was spotless, super roomy & the beds were beyond comfortable which made it easy to crash after a long day of exploring. The host, Páll, was very nice and accommodating. Upon entering we found a folder which had instructions to certain things in the home as well as local recommendations. We were a party of 5 adults + 1 child (under 2) and we had more than enough room. We cooked breakfast every morning and the kitchen was well equipped. Having 2 bathrooms was a dream and the washer/dryer was a great addition. Páll even supplied a high chair for my son which I thought was so sweet & thoughtful. We travel a lot and I never had a host pay such close attention to detail the way he did. This was our favorite rental home thus far - I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis
5

Perfect location, wonderful home, fantastic all around experience!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four (parents and twin girls, age 10) who LOVED Pall and Siggi's basement flat in this fantastic, historic home! The flat was exceptionally clean and well suited for our needs. The location in Reykjavik was perfect! A short walk to everything, we never got in a taxi once. Pall and Siggi were welcoming and helpful giving us tips and ideas for things to do in Iceland. Additionally, the kitchen was stocked with basics for cooking, which was a delight after a 14-hour excursion in the south of Iceland and we didn't have the energy to go out to dinner! The washing machine was perfect and used daily, so we didn't have to pack too much for our week long stay. The living room and TV room came in handy as well, we had plenty of space to relax after our long, fun days exploring.

We've stayed in over a dozen home rentals over the past few years and have pretty high standards, and we can say, without a doubt, this was our BEST place yet! I would HIGHLY recommend staying here on your next trip to Iceland!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan and family for staying with us and for this very nice review. You left the apartment spotless, like no one had been staying there. You are welcome back anytime. It is a privilege to have guests like you. Best regards, Páll
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Reykjavik Golfclub
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
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A beautiful and bright 3 bedroom apartment with accomodation for 6 people. The apartment is in a beautiful, historical house located right in the centre of town next to the central pond. Minutes walk to shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and art galleries and the old harbour. Tourist information offices and souvenier shops within miutes walk from the apartment.

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
early summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
winter
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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