The house is beautiful, bright and spacious. It an old family house in the centre of Reykjavik.
It has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, private entrance and private parking. The location is superb- right in the heart of the city centre.
There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. A cozy back garden as well as a private parking space if you decide to rent a car.
Three of the bedrooms and one bathroom are on the upper floor. There is a washing machine in the upstairs bathroom as well as a dryer. Two of the upstairs bedrooms have a double bed and the third one two singles.
One bedroom downstairs has a double bed and the other has two single beds. The bathroom downstairs has a shower.
The kitchen is on the lower floor. It is open plan and very spacious, designed for a chef - by a chef, fully equipped with a gas hob, two large ovens, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.
There is a large dining table with 8 dining chairs (extra can be added if needed), and the living room is adjacent, with two sofas.
The stairs to the upper floor might be a challenge to older or younger guests.
The house is historic and once belonged to Iceland´s most famous composer Jón Leifs and plays an important role in the city´s history. It has been carefully restored over the last few years where the focus has been on replacing as little as possible, paying homage to its historical and cultural significance
The house is currently being renovated on the outside so there are scaffolds around it but renovations are scheduled to finish in spring. The renovations do not affect our guests at all and scaffolding only covers the side of the house facing the street - not the garden.
The house is really well located, right in the centre of Reykjavik. All the best restaurants are within 2-10 min walking distance. There are lots of attractions in a short walking distance and only a few steps and you are on Laugarvegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik, with it´s buzzing caffées, shops and restaurants, as well as the main shopping street, Laugarvegur, with nice shops and cafés, and Skólavörðustígur, with art galleries and nice little shops.
Our street, Bókhlöðustígur, is a beautiful part of the old town. The houses were built in the 18th century (our house was built in 1887), which is VERY old in Icelandic terms as our buildings were constructed of such poor material that they didn't survive until modern days. Our house is among the oldest in Reykjavik and is preserved. The basement of our house is built from leftover stone that was used to build Althingi (parliament).
The house is also close to all the necessary amenities, such as grocery shop, bakery, swimming pool, bank, post office. The main bus station is also just a five minute walk from the house.
Please note that this is a family home. We welcome families and groups but please note that parties are not allowed. Even though the house is located in the heart of the city it´s still surrounded by families and we want to respect that.
Other Things to Note:
There are a lot of public parking spaces around the house and in the streets near the house. There is also a supermarket just up the corner with a lot of public parking spaces. The charge is around 100 ISK per hour, from 9 AM - 6 PM, free on Sundays.