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Beautiful guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik, free parking and free wifi!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 818 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Guesthouse which sleeps four is by the sea front in the old center of town.

This contemporary house/villa is in a quiet residential area in the centre of Reykjavík built in 2002 and designed by its architect owner. The part being rented out is a detached, i.e. separate guest house. The villa is located within 70 meters from the seafront and only 15 minutes walk from the bustling center where you will find The National Theatre, the main museums, art galleries, cinemas, coffee houses, restaurants, bars and the main shopping streets. The bustling center (Miðbær) is a 3 min bus ride away from the house but the bus stop is within 2 min walking distance from the house. The guest house is 76 m2 and is ideal for a couple or a family of four. The location offers fantastic walking and cycling routes along the sea front. Within 15 minutes walk away there is a geothermal heated beach as well as swimming pools. Free parking outside of the house and final cleaning, internet, linen and towels are included in the price.


Owner
Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir

The owners, David K. Pitt and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir both studied in the UK. David is an architect and Gudrun Edda is a film producer. Both are in their late fifties and they have three children.

Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir purchased this house in 2002

Amenities

Vesturbær House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 818 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • The second sleeping area is within the living room offering one double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik, free parking and free wifi!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect for a family of four!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved staying here! As others have mentioned, Gudrun and David are very friendly and helpful, the house is private, and it's really convenient to have a self-contained space. We also really loved being so close to the seafront and in a quiet (very nice) neighborhood.

As Iceland is expensive, self-catering here is a great option: we enjoyed our coffee and meals on the patio, and having a pleasant "home" makes it less urgent to get going first thing in the morning. We had a car ($370 for 4/5 days), so we drove into town in 5 minutes (max) and parked at Tradarkot in town -- cheap and easy. There are supermarkets, liquor stores, coffee shops, and thermal pools within a few minutes' drive, too.

Reykjavik's center is beautiful and compact. Be sure to try Microbar and Mikkeller and Friends, as well as Braud & Co.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations located by the domestic airport. Loved the walking and bike path that is so close by. We prefer to be just a bit out of downtown rather than right in the town and this was perfect for us. We also prefer to have our own kitchen facilities and this unit is perfect. Having a washing machine was a bonus. We were two couples and truthfully this is better for one adult couple and some children but other than that everything was great and the hosts are very responsive and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed 3 nights in this guesthouse. We arrived very late at night, there was a parking space for us in the driveway, the keys were in the door and everything was perfectly set up. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had all the essentials we needed. The guesthouse is spacious and the washing machine is a big plus. For those who frequent VRBO rentals. This is one that supplies dish soap, laundry and hand soap at the sink, along with some basic kitchen supplies like salt/pepper, olive oil and vinegar. I always find these basic very helpful. Bring napkins/paper towels. Highly recommend this guesthouse. Thank you..

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location, friendly hosts, clean, comfortable space!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I greatly enjoyed our stay. Gudrun was so welcoming and helpful, communication was easy, and her flat was very spacious, clean, modern, and tastefully decorated. Location was near the waterfront and in a great location to explore Reykjavik. I would highly recommend this space!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect spot for a vacation retreat in Iceland: clean, private, nicely furnished, full kitchen, plenty of storage and closet space, parking, spacious and with gracious hosts.

We all 3 recommend this home as a great place to stay for anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, clean, perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this little guest house for a winter short break. Our flight arrived in the middle of night and the helpful owners David and Gudrun had it all ready for us, which was much appreciated with two tired teenagers. The home was surprising bright with modern furnishing. It had everything we needed. David and Gudrun could not have been more helpful. They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. It's located in a quiet street and 2 minutes walk to a coastal path which makes a lovely evening stroll. Five minute drive to the centre of Reykjavik or you can walk it. There's ample parking. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and words! You were the perfect guests! Hope to welcome you again!! Have a lovely summer!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavík International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Hótel Saga and Kaffi Vest
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Reykjavík harbour
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golfklubbur Seltjarnarnesi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hótel Saga, Kaffi Vest and Bordid
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Bláfjöll
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Nauthólsvík for bathing
Car: not necessary

This contemporary house was built in 2002 and designed by its architect owner. The part being rented out is a detached guest house but the house is in a quiet area in the centre of Reykjavík (Miðbær). It is located within 70 meters from the seafront and only 15 minutes walk from the old town of Reykjavik where you will find The National Theatre, the main museums, art galleries, cinemas, coffee houses, restaurants, bars and the main shopping streets. The centre (Miðbær) is within 3 min. bus ride from the house, the bus stop is within two minutes walk away from the house. The guest house is 76 and has free internet connections. The house is ideal for a couple or a family of four. The location offers fantastic walking and cycling routes along the sea front. Within 15 minutes walk away there is a geothermal heated beach as well as swimming pools. Free parking right in front of the house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Maximum 4 adults but possibly 5 when a family with children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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