FANTASTIC LOCATION ! (AREA CODE 101 CITY CENTRE).
Luxurious, spacious apartment in embassy district. Private entrance. Perfect location. Free parking. Large terrace. Comfortable beds. Wonderful living room. Downtown yet quiet.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
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.)
TRANSFER TO AND FROM AIRPORT
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.
ICELAND CAN BE DANGEROUS – PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
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.
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.
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.
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.