PEACEful place, close to NATURE

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Grundartangi, Mosfellsbær, Höfuðborgarsvæði utan Reykjavíkur, Iceland
Bara

If you are looking for peace and privacy then you are at the right place :)

Your host, Bara
7 Reviews

If you are looking for peace and privacy then you are at the right place :)

The Space

We have a very peaceful apartment for you, clean and cozy with all the comforts of home. Mosfellsbaer is in the outskirt of Reykjavik with only 15 min drive to the city center so we are close to the city yet in a short distance from it. Beautiful nature surrounds Mosfellsbaer in all directions.

The apartment that suits up to 4 pers. has one bedroom with a double bed, a well equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with a step-in shower and a washing machine. In the living room is a sofa-bed (2), a dining-table, chairs, TV and large closets. Free highspeed WiFi is included of course :) Also included are bed-, kitchenlinen, towels and soaps and the car parking is infront of the house at no cost. The accommodation is fully licensed.

In Mosfellsbaer are two low-price supermarkets, Bonus and Kronan, a gourmet bakery/café, two patrol stations, the bank of Arionbank with an ATM, a post-office and a pharmacy, several restaurants both fast food and traditional, two swimming pools, golf courses and a horse rental in 10 minutes drive. So all basic service is in town.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • An excellent experience in every way. The apartment's location is superb- close to Reykjavik but a peaceful and quiet retreat. The apartment is very comfortable and clean and contains everything needed for a great stay. Bara made us very feel very welcome on our arrival and is happy to provide information and support for you to make the most of your visit. Bara & Eric communicated and responded quickly before, during and after our stay. A highly recommended choice of accommodation.

    April 2014
  • My friend and I met at Keflavik and made a very comfortable bus connection to Mossfellsbaer just outside of Reykjavik. We had called Bara and she was waiting for us at the bus stop. She and her husband Eric helped us with our luggage to their house. Our apartment was delightful and both the sofa and the bedroom sleepers were happy. One night we were able to purchase some roasted chicken and seafood soup at the market and warm them while watching Icelandic. TV. Lots of good walking right out the door, both oceanside and towards the mountains. They even drove us on a short orientation tour when we got there! Some goodies in the fridge. Absolutely 1st class residential place to stay near the city. Welcoming, private, a great place to rest up after flying through space and time.. Blackout shades, much appreciated, I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Thank You

    July 2013
  • Our experience with Bara couldn't have been better. She was willing to accommodate our late arrival, which was extremely helpful, and the apartment itself was absolutely excellent, clean and very comfortable. It's in a great location -- about 15 minutes outside of Reykjavik -- on the way to the major sites in the area. Bara was a gracious host and took the time to help us select (and research!) areas to visit during our brief (2-1/2 day) stay and patiently answered our many questions about Iceland. We can't recommend Bara highly enough -- if you're going to visit the Reykjavik area you'd be hard pressed to find better accommodations.

    May 2013
  • I would give Bara and Erik's flat 100 stars if possible, but sufficient to say, this is a place that I would recommend without any hesitation. I would consider this flat my second home whenever I'm back in Iceland, and I've stayed at some really special places so this recommendation does not come lightly. Rarely on Airbnb do you come across an exceptional lodging where it's a perfect 5 star all across, from value to hospitality, from start to finish. Bara's communication was prompt and through, which made me feel good about booking. When I arrived at the flat in the middle of the night, it was very cold, and Erik and Bara, came out to the curb to greet me in person, which made me feel so welcomed and safe. When I stepped into the apartment, I literally let out a sigh. It was glowing, toasty, modern, simple yet complete - immaculately clean that you could eat off the floor. The pictures don't do justice (it even smells clean, as in fragrance free). The water is hot and the pressure is awesome. The quiet white heat keeps you warm all night and all day. The white linens in the bedroom are new and fresh. The sound level is quiet at night, and the flat is in a family friendly safe residential area with the view of a mountain. You will even have your own private rock garden patio. Every little detail is well thought out. You will probably need to cook if you don't have a car. There is one town center with 2 grocery stores, a gourmet bakery, a post office, banks, not very big, but it has all the essentials. The golf course, the endless biking trail, and the amazing geothermal pool/sauna/hot tubs are all within a 10 minute walking distance, set against the incredible Iceland sea, mountain and sky. The bus into Reykjavik runs on time like a clock and will take you there in 15 minutes. It made this type of living very simple, but very alive in this simplicity that is so rare in the modern life. But what tied together all of these things was Bara and Erik's effortlessly charming and warm hospitality that is respectful of one's privacy, thoughtful, and genuine, that makes you feel at home and special as their guest. I lost 3 pounds living in this beautiful flat in this beautiful country for 3 weeks, eating all the healthy food, breathing all the Icelandic clean air, and soaking in the sulfuric water. I came to Iceland to study and to write. Please book it without reservation.

    October 2012
    Bara
    Response from Bara:

    Thank you Joanna, this means a lot to us and I mean A LOT!
    You are one of a kind =)

    October 2012
  • We had a pleasant stay in Mosfellsbaer.
    The apartment was clean and well equipped.
    The hosts were helpful and friendly.

    July 2012
  • Had a beautiful visit with my wife and 2 children. The apartment was just as advertised and the owners were fantastic and helpful! We slept great especially after a long flight to Iceland. The town features a wonderful bakery just minutes away and a pool that was within a 10 minute walk. We would gladly stay again.

    May 2012
  • We stayed at this apartment for 3 days and its an absolutely wonderful apartment, very thoughtfully furnished and in a perfect location. The apartment is in a very peaceful and beautiful location with hills on one side of the town and the sea on the other and is only a 15min drive away from Reykjavik centre. It has all amenities like supermarket, bakery, petrol station and a geothermal pool all within walking distance. And the golden circle circuit is only half an hour's drive away. The apartment itself has everything needed for self catering - a fully equipped kitchen, huge modern bathroom, great livnig room and loads of maps, and tourist information leaflets in the study. Last but not the least Eric and Bara are really wonderful hosts, very helpful with any questions you have or any help you need with planning. All in all a perfect place to stay while exploring Iceland!

    September 2011
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Dansk, Deutsch, English
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University of Iceland
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270mos Self catering accommodation Iceland
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I have a BA degree in Library and Information Science and my husband Eric is a carpenter. Several years ago we made changes to our house and renovated a small and cozy apartment that we like to call PEACEful place close to NATURE as we live in the surroundings of a beautiful nature in a peaceful neighbourhood of Mosfellsbaer, a little town in the outskirt of Reykjavik. We like this a lot, we like people and we like welcoming them to our beautiful country where there are so many beautiful places to see.
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