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Beautiful house in garden located in the center of the Capital

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House in garden

Home and Delicious Apartments are two apartments in a lovely, old building on Thorsgata 10 in the heart of Reykjavik. The building has been thoroughly refurbished to smallest details – furnished and decorated to create liveable atmosphere with real spirit. The apartments are comfortable and honest living spaces to stay in while experiencing Reykjavik and its surroundings. Thorsgata 10 was built in 1928 and has always been a private residence. During the years the house has been the habitat of one to four families at once, with one up to four apartments in it.

The Home and Delicious apartments are an integral part of our Home and Delicious concept but on you’ll find the place for our thoughts, work and interests. It is a place for people to seek inspiration and get useful ideas for their home and living in everyday life.

As the Home and Delicous concept occupies the building now, the house has also been transformed into our home (we are a family of four) and these three special apartments where true comfort meets modern living and elegance. Two of the apartments are in the main building we live in and the third one is an old house in our secluded courtyard garden.

This remarkable traditional building with its Danish roots, has been carefully renewed with a respect and sympathy for its heritage and contemporary needs. The refurbishing process has been a delicate one. Transforming the house into seperated apartments, each with an individuality but strong connection to the Home and Delicious concept, is an ongoing process that will never be finished.

The ideas, design and interior is our work and based on what we like and love but ultimately does the job for us in physical and emotional perspectives. We want the interior space to have atmosphere, be warm and affect us in a positive way. We want the Home and Delicious Apartments to feel human, habitable and friendly. Staying away from home should be pleasant and make you feel in a home away from home.

An old house placed in the secluded back yard of the main Home and Delicious building. It has one main double bedroom with a 180 cm bed and a Smart TV and another room slightly smaller also with a 180 cm bed. Seating and dining area and kitchen with all facilities are in an open space. Inviting bathroom with a big shower, laundry room with a washing machine and a dryer. Size 82 m2.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Gunnar and Halla
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2016
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About Gunnar and Halla

We are Gunnar Sverrisson and Halla Bára Gestsdóttir – husband and wife. We´ve been working together for years on various projects. We live in Reykjavik Iceland with our children, love to spend time in our cottage in the country, we´re probably quite active although we prefer staying home in a relaxed atmosphere.

Home and Delicious apartments are two apartments and one little house belonging to a beautiful, old building in the heart of Reykjavik that we've been renewing, renovating, dreaming, creating, designing for months! We moved into that house and are now renting these two apartments, which are in the house we’re living in, and the little one standing in the garden.

Home and Delicious apartments are a part of our Home and Delicious concept, which is a place for our thoughts, work and interests – the home, food, photography, our environment and the nature; how we think about it and treat it means a lot to us. Our site is a place for people to seek inspiration and get useful ideas for their home and living. To create interesting and personal space where cooking food and eating is an integral part of the whole.

For years we´ve been publishing and editing books and magazines of homes, interior and food, where the focus has always been strongly on photography. That´s were our interests lies. We’ve been editors of three interior magazines in Iceland and published six books.

Halla Bára – a Master Degree in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milano Italy. B.A. in Political Science from University of Iceland. Working freelance as an interior designer and writer, specializing in interior design, food and styling.

Gunnar Sverrisson – started working as a freelance photographer taking pictures of sport sixteen of age beside school. Been working ever since as a photographer for newspapers, magazines and on various projects. Specializing in homes and interior, food, still and nature.


Beautiful house in garden located in the center of the Capital
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great home away from home at Home & Delicious!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this gorgeous vacation home for 5 days in August, 2015. The place was immaculate and stylish, even more beautiful than the photos had suggested. This place comfortably sleeps four. It really felt like a treat in the middle of the city. Gunnar and Halla are great hosts and very warm and helpful.

The location was great - a few steps away from SNAPS, a nice place to have dinner and drinks, a few minutes walking from Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik Roasters, and also the main walking/shopping street Laugavegur. We also walked to the lake/pond in the middle of town - very easy to get to. Grayline bus drop off and pick ups for airport and excursions were just down the block at Hotel Odinske. The place was so close to everything but also felt like a nice retreat as the garden house is set away from the street, which was also a quiet street as well.

All the amenities necessary are there. It's a great base for exploring Reykjavik and Iceland as well as a quiet place to just rest and read a book. The tasteful decor made for a nice Icelandic home away from home. That it's close to BONUS and other markets made it easy for us to pick up food and even prepare a meal or two on our own.

We would highly recommend this house as well as the two apartments in this complex that Gunnar and Halla also rent out. We hope to return to this place on future trips to Reykjavik!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles

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Miðborg House Rental Rates

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50% deposit at the time of booking, the remainder is due 1 week before arrival. 50% refundable deposit.

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Miðborg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming

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