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Traditional local three store family house, right in the heart of Reykjavik

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Traditional local three store family house, from early nineteenth century, with a garden facing south, two balconies and a patio. You have all the attractions of the city center in a walking distance but still, have your own private house. There is a kitchen, washroom, sitting room, piano room and dining area on the first floor, with direct access to the patio and the garden. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms, one quite big with a worktable and a big screen to plug your computer in. Both rooms have comfortable 120 cm beds. On the 2ond floor, there is also a toilet in a separate cabin, and a bathroom with a very good shower. On the 2ond floor is a big balcony facing the garden.

The master bedroom is on the third floor (the loft). It is very big and bright, with a small balcony facing the garden.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish, danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2017

About The Owner

We love sailing and have an old wooden boat, harbored in Sweden during the winter. During spring, summer, and autumn we go out sailing for longer periods. During that time we offer our home in Iceland to people who like to travel, just like we do, for them to enjoy the comfort we offer and the vivid life of Reykjavik.


Miðborg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - shower
  • There is only one toilet in the house, in a cabinet on the second floor wit a sink. Besides it is a separate bathroom, with a shower and sauna in one unit, and a sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is on the top floor. the loft. It is very bright and spacious, with a small balcony, overlooking the garden. The bed is king size. It is the only room on the third floor. On the second floor there are two bedrooms, one very big with a working area. The beds are each 120 cm in width, on adjustable.
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Traditional local three store family house, right in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Oasis in the heart of Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

As they say, location, location, location!

The property is fantastic. Parking can be difficult in Reykjavik so the driveway alone is a huge bonus. The house is within walking distance to everything.

It is happily decorated. It feels as though there are many happy memories in every room. The charm of the house is in its casual elegance, it offers such comfort you immediately relax and begin making your own memories. We are going to miss dancing in the living room as our daughter played the piano!

Finally the owners are exceptional. They were unbelievably nice, even when I had to call them at 6:00 on a Sunday morning because I locked myself out of the house!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laval, Qc

Really nice place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for 10 days in may 2016, close to everything dowtown, really nice house, everything was perfect!! Didn't meet the owners as they were in vacation but had left us instructions and helpfull tips. We had no problem at all with the place, it's just perfect!!! Would recommend and would go back anytime :)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Very central, very comfortable, beautiful decor, helpful hosts. We hope to return on our next trip to Iceland.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holida (can we move in please?)

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little property (a detached former stable block) in the owners’ garden. It is extremely well kitted out and is perfect for a couple. The owners have done a wonderful job restoring it. I must mention our hosts at this point - they are a lovely couple, happy to help and advise and very friendly, but not intrusive. They are happy to let you have your privacy, but will stop for a friendly chat when your paths cross or if you have a question. The garden face of the building is pretty much all glass and your hosts are happy for you to sit outside, but at no time did we feel we lacked privacy.

The bed is the most comfortable we have ever slept in - just what we needed after a day exploring the Icelandic countryside, and the location perfect. Really close to everything but very peaceful. The kitchen area is well laid out and has everything you need, although there are so many good local restaurants with reasonable prices that we only used it for snacks and hot drinks (by the way we are both vegetarians and had no problem finding something nice to eat).

The accommodation is very well equipped, even to the provision of a baby grand piano! (and yes, your hosts are very happy for you to play it). The building is also well heated using the traditional Icelandic method of under floor geo-thermal hot water. You will be able to keep the windows open for fresh air without getting chilly.

To summarise then this is a lovely property in an excellent location made all the more enjoyable by the efforts of our hosts. We were delighted we chose to stay here and can whole heartedly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, this is so nice :-)
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Beautiful property with a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely with very nice decor. It has everything you need as if you were at home. Furthermore, it is in a perfect location for everything in downtown Reykjavik.

During my stay, it was very clean and well maintained. The owners were great and very responsive when I contacted them about staying a few extra days. I would stay here again and I highly recommend this property for a visit to Reykjavik.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely small luxury spot - full privacy downtown R

  • 5 of 5

This guesthouse is a real treasure. Located in downtown Reykjavik, it is nevertheless hidden enough for a calm stay and a full privacy feeling. Once an old stable, the house has been completely renovated and decorated in a very personal atmosphere- every corner shows the owner's love to arts of any kind. You will find everything that is needed in a fully equipped flat, in perfect condition and clean. Needless to confirm once more the friendlyness of the owners- they made us feel more than welcome and took the greatest care of us, without disturbing our privacy.

We stayed at the house for the second time now and for sure we will come back. So hopefully the good recommendations will leave us some days there...;-)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Reykjavík airport (Domestic)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Many bars in a walking distance
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Grafarholt and Korpa
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Iceland - highway 1 around the country
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many restaurants in a walking distance
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

From the airport there is a flight bus going to the bus terminal in connection with all flights. From the bur terminal there it is a five minutes drive by taxi to the house. If you rent a car at the airport, follow the signs to Reykjavik city center. Grettisgata is easy to find, it is the street above Laugarvegur, the main shopping street.

There are excellent restaurants all around or in a walking distance from the house, with good food at moderate prices. Small shops and local bars are the asset of the area, as well as galleries, museums, cinemas. Live music and theatre can easily be found at a walking distance, at Harpa the music hall, and other venues in the center. Out door swimming pools are numerous in the city and there are golf courses around the City(18 holes).


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5 night minimum stay

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