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A queen size bed (180x203 cm / 60  xi 80 inches).  Two nightstands, classic Scandinavian pine. Windows facing garden (direction southeast),  can be left slightly open yet locked.A terrace outside the living room; 20 square meters. Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter it is wonderful to able to walk directly outside. Ideal for dining or recreation or just sitting  out there enjoying a coffee, hot chocolate or a drink.
Beautiful Apartment City Center 101
Beautiful Apartment City Center 101
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Luxurious, spacious apartment in embassy district. Private entrance. Perfect location. Free parking. Large terrace. Comfortable beds. Wonderful living room. Downtown yet quiet.

The space

A beautiful, luxurious and spacious apartment (94 square meters/ 1011 square feet) in a private villa in 101 Reykjavík, the embassy district, the posh part of town. Right in the city centre (101 is the zip code for the city centre). Only 2 minutes from the heart of town.
The apartment has just been renovated, with big windows and a double glass door that opens into a large terrace in a big, private garden.

There are two bedrooms, one with a a double bed and the other one with two separate beds (that can be moved together).

The living room is absolutely beautiful (40 square meters/ 430 square feet) and opens into the terrace where you can have your coffee in the morning or drink at night. In the dining area is an antique dining room table and six chairs. Italian leather couches. Flat screen smart TV 49 inches with access to Netflix.

The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee brewer and the utensils you need to feel right at home (there is 24 hour supermarket 3 min away).

The bathroom is with underfloor heating and a shower with great water pressure and adjustable settings. There is a washing machine and drying rack in the apartment. There is WiFi and also a home security system which enables you to feel more confident leaving valuables in the apartment while away. Everything has been renovated, electricity, lights, windows, painting, floor, tiles, bathroom, new comfortable beds, shades etc.

A journalist with the Washington Post in a recent review wrote: "This apartment is a jewel -- gorgeous, large and perfectly located in one of Reykjavik's nicest neighborhoods. It is quiet and peaceful yet just a few blocks from the harbor and the heart of the city. Check in was a breeze! Highly recommended."

Free parking on the street but you are so close to everything here that you hardly need a car. Hotel pick up places for tours close by. All restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, museums, swimming pool, super markets within walking distance.

So quiet and peaceful at night that the only noise you can expect are the birds singing at dawn.

Included in the price is Wi-Fi connection, bedding and towels.

Only 2 minutes from the heart of Reykjavík city centre, the location of this apartment is as central as possible with interesting attractions and places of historic significance right in the neighbourhood. Although close to the restaurants and bar scene in the heart of the city this street is quiet at night.

The Official Tourist Bureau in Reykjavík is 2 minutes away in the City Hall. Many tours are able to pick guests up from the house and others from Centrum Reykjavik Hotel which is two blocks away.

Anything you care to do in Reykjavík is only a stone's throw away: The old harbour with its fancy bars and selection of whale watching trips, the amazing Harpa concert hall; the vibrant artistic scene, prestigious museums and art galleries in the neighbourhood, the Reykjavík Pond and City Hall; the lively centre with restaurants, cafés and bars and Laugavegur the main street for shopping.

An open door thermal swimming pool is within 7 minutes walking distance, open until 21 pm where you can enjoy a good swim and/or relax in hot pots and the wonderful sauna. A gourmet food shop is close by and the National Museum, National Library and University of Iceland are about 5 minutes away. It takes about 10-15 minutes to the promenade by the seaside leading to the geothermal beach at Nauthólsvík where you can go swimming in the sea with a heated section.

This spacious, bright apartment is located opposite a lovely park (Landakotstún) where the Catholic Cathedral is and with a view to the northern lights at night and the mountain Esja, where thousands of hikers promenade to the top every year. Despite being just 2 minutes away from the heart of the city with the famous night life, this street is peaceful at night. As this is the embassy district there is regular police surveillance in the area.

(We would like to point out that attached to this same property is a studio apartment ideal for 2 people - titled: Superb Studio Heart of City). It is super nice with big windows and a glass door that opens into another terrace (20 square meters) and is really cozy. There is a new kitchen, beautiful bathroom, two beds and a sitting room area. See photos above.)


It is good to know that the FLYBUS from Keflavik airport to Reykjavík city centre departs 40 minutes after each flight. If you are arriving late at night or your flight is delayed, don't worry, there will be a Flybus waiting for you. Price ISK 1995 per person. It takes 50 minute with bus to Reykjavik city centre (BSI terminal, which is 1,6 km from Havallagata). You can also take the bus to Centrum hotel in the heart of the city and walk from there to Havallagata (2 minutes up Tungata and turn left on second street) if your luggage is not too heavy. You can also take a taxi -will cost approx. ISK 1300 in the daytime and approx. ISK 1500 at night.

Iceland has one of the purest natures in the world.
This includes of course our water. It is quite safe to drink the water straight from the tab.

Please acquaint yourself with the dangers in Icelandic nature. This country is full of natural beauty but it is also full of natural hazards. We will send you details when you have booked.

We will send you recommendations when you have booked.

Guest access

Guests have access to the garden / terrace. Apart from Wi-Fi connection, there is a piano in the living room.
There is also a special home security system; which:
- alerts if unexpected or unwanted parties are detected in or around the apartment when you are away and at night.
- Alerts if smoke is detected in the house
- Alerts if there is a water leak
- Power cut alerts

Interaction with guests

We are available to assist if needed and give advice. Do not hesitate to get in touch through email. Please let us know if anything is missing you expected to be in the apartment or if anything goes wrong. We can help arrange a taxi for you when you leave. All you have to do is send am email.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $46 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $93 CAD
Security Deposit $387 CAD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Number of guests must be correctly stated in reservation.

Everything is new and recently renovated. Please treat our property and furniture with respect; like you would do with your own home. Smoking outside on the terrace is ok but never inside.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

239 Reviews

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Jeff User Profile
September 2017
Maja and Gunner's apartment was a perfect choice to experience Iceland. The central location is within easy walking distance to everything in downtown Reykjavik. Parking was easy and there was always space available. The apartment was modern, new and spotless. Our hosts were very communicative, helpful with suggestions and went over and above to make our trip a wonderful, memorable experience! We would highly recommend Maja and Gunner's apartment.

Rosemary User Profile
September 2017
This apartment is situated in a great location and has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

Sharon User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. The location was perfect to get to any activity. Walkable, safe and in a quiet neighborhood only steps to the active downtown. The apartment was spotless, the beds were super comfortable and it included everything we needed. Having the patio was great as the weather when we were there was sunny and hot!. A lovely host who were attentive to our needs, and helpful with any request. Highly recommended and an excellent host!

Beverley User Profile
July 2017
Enjoy your stay as much as we did.

Nancy User Profile
May 2017
Perfect location! Spacious clean and everything you need!

Leif User Profile
December 2016
Super sweet spot, beautiful place, great layout, great bed, great kitchen, great lighting, great patio (didn't use it, but it was great), great communication, great carpets, great couches, great size for a dinner table, great coffee machine, sexy fridge. Loved having a piano in there, too.

Tara User Profile
October 2016
Everything was perfect and easy. The apartment is very clean and comfortable like home with every detail well thought out for comfort. The location was amazing, close to everything and very quiet for relaxing and sleeping. It was an amazing trip and stay.

Reykjavik, IcelandJoined in February 2014
Maja & Gunnar User Profile

We are - as the Airbnb-team tells us - one of the few hosts who have earned Superhost status 13 quarters in row as stated in an email from Airbnb on 14 October 2017:
"Congratulations, Maja & Gunnar,
You did it again! You’ve been a Superhost now for 13 quarters. In the year leading up to 2017-09-30, you qualified by hosting 186 trips and earning 5-star reviews 87% of the time. Your response rate was 100% with no cancellations. You’ve delighted and supported your guests. Fantastic job! Guests love what you’re doing. Keep up the great work! "

We hope you will enjoy staying here in the embassy district in the heart of the city, Reykjavík 101, one of its nicest areas. (The area code 101 is the heart of Reykjavík city centre). In our place you have the best of both worlds, a quiet, lovely apartment where you can sleep and rest well (an outdoor geothermal swimming pool 5 min away) and yet you are only a stone's throw away from the lively heart of the city with restaurants, shops, bars, cafés, museums and 2 minutes to the old harbour with its lively bar and restaurant scene.

We will send you a thorough list of information regarding arrival, your stay with us, departure, restaurants, places to go etc once you have booked. Looking forward to having you stay with us.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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