Private entrance, very handy for late arrive. We'll equipped kitchen and easy groceries shopping, fishmonger 100 m away, farmers market and bakery plus a wonderful ice cream bar. You will like our friendly neighborhood; it is very liveable. Welcome!
The local bus stops in front of our home. It takes you down town in 5 min. We are proud owners of the most beautiful bus stop in Reykjavík:-)
Centrally located. Bus stop in front of the house. As our guests, you also have access to bikes for all of you. Even a tandem and a bob! Reykjavik is a wonderful city to discover by bike. We have a biking map and will help you around. We also have tools for those of you who need to fix your own bikes - as Dr. Bike is "living" in the house as well.
When you arrive there will always be fresh bread, juice, milk, coffee, tea, cheese and butter. So the first thing for you is just to sit down, make yourself a cup of coffee, a slice of bread and relax!
The apartment is in the basement of our home, 47 square meters. You have a private entrance, your own bathroom with a shower, a kitchen, a sleeping room where 2 can sleep and a living room with a studio couch sleeping 2. For the 5th and 6th guest, there is a small extra sleeping room with a bed, 120x200. There are linen and towels for everyone.
There is free Wi-Fi.
A wonderful thing to do your first evening here is to go the pool! Our home is located only 500 m from the biggest public Swimming pool in Iceland - Laugardalslaug. There is also the main camping in Reykjavik, the Botanic garden and amusement for the whole family with Icelandic animals and farmings - Fjolskyldu- og husdyragardurinn.
The main sport area in Reykjavik is in the same area as well.
Some of Reykjavik´s main hotels are in the neighborhood so we are well connected with the fly bus and there are lots of restaurants, local shops, cinema, banks and other service all around us.
With the bike it will take you 6 min to be downtown and you will bike this wonderful seaside promenade with scenic view of the sunset and the mountains - it will take you to Harpa - the new concert hall in Reykjavik, or - in the other direction - to Laugarnestangi, a uniquely quiet spot by the sea.
The bus stops right in front of our house, downtown Reykjavik is a 6-min. ride.
We live on the upper floor, so if there is anything you need - we will be there:-) We speak English, German, Dutch, Swedish, some words in French and Danish.
You are very welcome to our house. You will enjoy it:-)
You have your own entrance, your own apartment with well equipped kitchen, two rooms and bathroom with shower. A laundry room with washing machine, free wifi and an extra huge fridge!
Interaction with Guests
We live upstairs in the house and we will welcome you when you arrive.
The local public pool is a "must do" for visitors. It is only 500 m away from our house. It opens at 6.30 am and close at 22 pm every day of the year. Even in a hard snow storm, you can be in the hot pool, outdoor, - it is a bit like magic.
There are small grocery stores all around us, fishmonger, bakery, ice cream bar, shoemaker etc.
And the wonderful Laugardalur, Pool valley, with the Family amusement park, Botanic garden and Skatehall.
Great cycling paths all over and the cost line in our backyard. Reykjavik - as good as it gets.
Local bus number 12 stops in front of our house and takes you downtown with 5 stops from here. The flight bus stops at Cabin hotel, 150 m away from us. Very handy.
Other Things to Note
Cycling in Reykjavik is great. We have great path system and cycling on the sidewalk is permitted, bikes are guests on the sidewalk - so please be gentle to pedestrians. Of course you can ride on the street as well, bikes do belong to the street. Helmets mandatory is for 14 and younger. We do have helmets for everyone.
Please - don´t smoke in the house. We do have a lovely Icelandic Sheepdog - it will always bark when you come to the house. But he is very family friendly. Our backyard is very quiet and if you want to master your cooking on the barbecue outdoor - you are welcome. It is a family friendly area. Also suitable for those who are doing sports in the area of Laugardalur. It is easy for 4 people to share the apartment. 2 in real beds in the bedroom and 2 sharing the studio couch in the living room.
If you are booking the apartment for 6 guests, there is a small extra room with a bed 120x200 cm. But it will mean very narrow space for everyone. The kitchen will become very crowd and the living room as well. But with a good family and friends, it is possible for a shorter stay.
The family was very kind, they offered us a coffee when we arrived and answered to our questions about the county and the inhabitants.
The flat is spacious, warm and clean.
They were very helpful and friendly. Didn't hesitate to help us find things around the town, or ring a taxi for us!
The absolute best experience I have ever had with Airbnb! The space is fantastic, lots of space and light, very clean, I felt at home. Really great location super close to everything, I we were able to walk everywhere and had all the essentials near by. Wonderful hosts and gave us a bunch of suggestions for places to go and eat. I would without a doubt recommend this place
This is a great little place in an amazing neighbourhood! Sesselja and her family made us feel very welcome -- answering our questions, and helping us whenever we needed. The location was ideal (especially with a car to park), with lots of choices for the whole family.
Wonderful apartment with more space than we could use. We appreciated the bread, cheese, milk, juice, and butter left for us to use. Our lovely host made sure we didn't miss the solar eclipse and even provided film for us to use to watch safely. Our only regret is that we were too busy to take her and her family up on the offer to visit. Great location by the cabin hotel made it easy to get picked up there for tours. Bank, convenience store and more within a few blocks. Appreciated the shampoo available for use.
Sesselja is a genuinely lovely lady who made me and my friends feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. She really adopted the mentality of 'make yourselves at home'. The house itself is lovely and wonderfully suited for a group of friends who need somewhere to stay. The lower floor is essentially its own flat with bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living room (with a sofa bed). All the necessary amenities were provided, ranging from kitchen utensils to bathroom toilet paper.
Sesselja, Kjartan and family made us feel at home. Communications prior to arrival were great as she worked with us on questions we had about check-in, check-out, the area, etc.
The setup was great as the area was clean, comfortable, quiet, and child friendly. The pullout bed, sofa combo worked well as did the side-by-side twin bed setup in the adjoining bedroom.
The kitchen was stocked with bread, cheese, G-milk (creamer), coffee, sugar, and all the necessary basics one would need for a great stay.
The bathroom had plenty of towels, hand towels, soap, and supplies as well. The water pressure and heat of the water were great too.
Location was a homerun too as the bus stop was right across the street along with other shops (convenience store, bakery, hot dog/ice cream shop, swimming pool). The ocean is conveniently a short walk across the street.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Iceland and already began talking about how to make it back there in the summertime to see the rest of the beautiful country.
Thank you Sesselja for the hospitality!
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I am a professional bicycle commuting promoter, working from home for Bikeabilty in Iceland. I am also a agent for Intervac in Iceland. Intervac is a home exchange web page; a very nice one.