Chic downtown Reykjavik apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Garðastræti, Reykjavik, Capital Region 101, Iceland
Sigurgeir Orri

Quiet, cosy and spacious, our 3 bedroom apartment is an ideal place to relax, make gourmet dinner, watch a movie or read a book. Located in a quiet street it is within walking distance from restaurants, shops, sight-seeing tours and public transport.

Your host, Sigurgeir Orri
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Quiet, cosy and spacious, our 3 bedroom apartment is an ideal place to relax, make gourmet dinner, watch a movie or read a book. Located in a quiet street it is within walking distance from restaurants, shops, sight-seeing tours and public transport.

The Space

Three bedroom apartment in the heart of Reykjavik city on the second floor of a small and well maintained apartment building. Shower and a jacuzzi, washer and dryer, king size bed and a queen size bed. Third bedroom has a single size bed.

Free wireless internet and beautiful tropical fish tank.

Towels are provided. Just add soap. It also comes with linens and a hairdryer.

Location
The apartment is just steps away from cafes, restaurants, playground, museums, whale watching boats, nightlife, library, parliament, and gift shops.

It is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, on the outskirt of a charming and quiet little neighborhood called Grjotathorp (Stone village). The first settlers of the country actually built their houses just a stone throw away.

Transportation
The FlyBus+ from the airport usually stops right outside the house. Just show the driver the address and he will be able to tell you wether he can let you off there or at the nearest hotel or guesthouse, just steps away.

Transportation of all sorts is very close, as this is the down town area. Taxis, buses or the sightseeing tours. A tourist information center is located around the corner.

Parking
It is very easy to find a street parking by the house or near the house. The cost is $10 for a full day. Metering times are from 10am to 6pm weekdays, 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays. Sundays are free.

Grocery stores
There are two "7-11" grocery stores within few minutes walk from the apartment.

"The apartment has all the comforts of home combined with a great location" as one of our guests put it.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the whole apartment. No amenities are shared. Nothing is off limits.

Interaction with Guests

We will communicate via the internet and phone. We are not present during your stay.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is quiet yet central. It is the oldest part of town. There are many charming houses nearby.

Getting around

Access to all major public transport is easy. Taxis are nearly always present just around the corner in a special Taxi spot at Adalstraeti and bus stops are very close (ask locals or Tourist info in Fischers-sund).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1050 /week
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $30
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • This apartment is ideally located in Reyjavik, only a few blocks from the center of the city but in a quiet, residential area. The apartment is delightfully spacious, well-lit, and furnished. Orri was immediately receptive to all of our inquiries in a very friendly way.

    July 2014
  • Overall, my experience at Orri's place was great. My family and I stayed in the apartment for a week and the place looked exactly like the pictures. The 5 of us were easily able to relax in the living room and share the other rooms in the apartment. I don't have an issue sleeping with the constant brightness in the summer time in Iceland but my other family members loved that there were enough curtains to help block out the light. The neighbors in the building are relatively quiet and surprisingly we didn't run into anyone else in the hallway.

    One of the best features of this apartment is the location. You are literally a five minute walk from loads of shops, restaurants, entertainment, the flea market and the pier downtown. We all enjoyed walking over to Laugavegur and picking up some Icelandic treasures to bring back home.

    Even though Orri does not reside in Iceland, it was very easy to get in contact with him if I had any questions and his response time was usually within a few hours. I highly recommend his place and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    June 2014
  • What a great apartment! It's large, clean, well-equipped and in a great location. So much of Reykjavik is within a 5 to 15 minute walk, and driving (and parking) is easy too. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen well-stocked, too many videos to watch, and the bathroom is spacious and has a great shower and jacuzzi. We truly felt like this was our home away from home. We look forward to returning to Iceland and Orri's apartment.

    June 2014
  • Orri was the perfect host! He responded to our questions promptly and thoroughly. The information he provided was so helpful and the apartment exceeded our expectations. He undersells the positive attributes of the apartment and neighborhood. The location was ideal for us. We were walking distance from center city with access to some of the best restaurants and shopping in the area. Having the tourist office and a few markets close by was invaluable. Larger grocery and general merchandise stores were a few minutes away by car and within walking distance (20-25 min). We never had trouble finding parking in front of or near the apartment. Clean, stylish, comfortable, quiet, safe, convenient, are just a few of the words that describe the apartment and location. The kitchen is very well equipped for those who plan to cook-fully stocked spice drawer as well. We saw much more than Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. Given the extended daylight when we visited, we were able to use the apartment as a base to travel as far South as Skaftafell and NorthWest into Snaefellsjokull National Park.

    June 2014
  • Apartment was fantastic. It was clean and spacious and had a very nice feel to it. The location was also excellent in regards to local shops and restaurants and bars!

    May 2014
  • Orri's apartment is a beautiful, happy, light-filled space. Our family of five had a wonderful one week holiday here and we would love to come back one day. Everything is very comfortable - the beds, the lounge, the jacuzzi... The bathroom is spacious, fresh and clean with top range washer and dryer. The kitchen is very well equipped too. We all enjoyed dipping into the eclectic library of books and films. It was lovely to come back to this restful apartment and to zone out with the fish after a day's exploring.
    Orri is an excellent host - very welcoming, reasonable and prompt with email contact. It would be nice to meet him some day!

    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed staying at this stylish, spacious apartment. The kids loved it too - our two boys shared the kids room and enjoyed the toys and our teenager had her own room and Wi-Fi for her IPad. Like our son said to Orri: "You own this awesome place? Unfair!". Amenities were exceptional (spices, dishes, DVDs, books, washer & drier, good quality bedding & linens...) and you can't beat the location.

    May 2014
  • Orri's apartment was amazing. The apartment was clean and spacious and very centrally located. Street parking was very easy to find. We are so glad we chose to stay here and would definitely love to stay here again when we return to Reykjavik!

    May 2014
  • This nice apartment is located well : a few minutes walk to the center with bars,restaurants,supermarkets and is well equiped for instance a automatic espresso machine :) and everything you need to cook,to read or to watch DVD's.
    We spend a one week holiday with 5 adults and the flat is spacious.
    We rented a car,in the neighbourhood there are enough parking places.
    Orri was easy to communicate with, he replied to emails very quickly.
    This was our first time using Airbnb and we will definitely use it again

    April 2014
  • This apartment has to be experienced to be believed. Absolutely wonderful. Extremely central - less than 2 minutes walk from the main square. Very luxurious. Very clean. Very well appointed. An amazing selection of DVDs and books (half of which are in English). Fabulous bathroom. Fabulous kitchen. Fascinating fish tank. It's one of the best places we've stayed in (we are a family of 4) and it was a real wrench to leave.

    April 2014
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When we bought the apartment, it was decorated as a late 70's early 80's law firm. We opted for the original 30's style, still visible behind thick layers of wallpaper, fake palisander boards and paint. It was sad to see the palisander go, there is something charming about it. Changing the law firm to an apartment was not difficult as it was originally built as an apartment and not business.
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