Spacious penthouse apartment on two levels with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a jacuzzi on balcony. Plenty of parking and only 7-10 minutes drive to downtown Reykjavík, 10 min. to Hafnarfjordur, 20 min. to Blue lagoon and Reykjanes Peninsula.
A penthouse apartment on two levels in a Reykjavík suburb (10 minutes drive to downtown). Downstairs: kitchen, open into big living room and dining area. Located close to Smáralind shopping center and cinemas (mall) and other necessary shops such as bakery, grocery stores, and wine store. A new public swimming pool within 10 minutes walk (Salalaug). Public transport available close by.
We also have two summerhouses with a hot jacuzzi close to Geysir and Gullfoss and other tourist attractions. Perfect for family with teenagers or two couples traveling together. The smaller house is 15 square meters with two bunker beds and one fold out sofabed (for two). It is open one room with running water and toilet. The bigger house is brand new (built summer 2012) and about 30 square meters. It is organized as open space with sleeping sofa (fold out), kitchen and bathroom with shower. Also additional outdoor shower. The jacuzzi is located on a 100 square meter patio between the two houses. The houses are located next to the small town of Reykholt and only about 10 minutes drive to Geysir and Gullfoss and 7 minutes to Fludir. Wonderful and calming view over the river Tungufljót and the volanic mountain Hekla and convenient location for travel in the south. Minimum stay is two nights. Swimming pool in Reykholt and restaurant (Restaurant Mika) - also Icelandic horseshow in Friðheimar, all within walking distance. It´s perfect to stay there during the week and then take our penthouse apartment for a weekend. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/919392
We do not charge cleaning fee and do expect our guests to do their own dishes, take out their trash and leave the apartment in proper condition - or same/similar condition as upon arrived.
Downstairs a TV room, two bedrooms and large bathroom with bath and a shower. On the second floor are two bedrooms, open space (home office) and a bathroom with shower, washer and a dryer. A jacuzzi (hot tub) located on the balcony right out of the kitchen downstairs.Very nice to relax after heavy sightseeing during the day.
Interaction with Guests
We give our guests a keycode to our home few days before arrival and can meet them upon request, but easy to reach us through phone, email etc. if needed.
Quiet neighborhood, plenty of parking and very nice and new swimming pool (Salarlaug) close by. Nice view.
Yes, the city bus (Strætó) stops few steps away from the house - at Fífuhvammsvegur.
Other Things to Note
The seventh night is complementary. So for a week stay guests only pay 6 nights. For a months rent guests pay only for 3 weeks.
Before we accept any reservation we require our guests to provide the following: A proper profile picture along with proper information about themselves on their profile and in communication about their company and purpose of visit. We also require various verified information (email/phone) and verified online ID (passport or drivers licence). Airbnb has a simple process for these verfications.
No smoking allowed and no pets allowed. Please make sure always to check the heat of the water before entering the jacuzzi.The Icelandic water is geothermal and very hot.
We had a wonderful time in the apartment. It was so well equipped with everything we needed and it was clean and spacious. We especially loved watching the fireworks at new year from the hot tub! Thank you, Gisli and family for making it start so comfortable.
Very nice host and apartment!
The apartment is very convenient if you are driving, only a few minutes to downtown and 1 minute to the major supermarket for foods!
We had a great xmas in Gisli's apartment!
We had a wonderful stay in Gisle and Arney's apartment. The apartment had everything we had hoped for: laundry (with an amazing drying rack!), a kitchen stocked with equipment and spices, comfortable furniture and bedding, inviting decor, a hot tub AND Christmas decorations! Gisle and Arney were very accommodating to our schedule and promptly responded to questions. They offered great suggestions for activities and were a joy to interact with. I was worried about driving on snow, so we relied on public transport and walking. There is a bus stop a very short walk from the front door that goes directly into city center. Within walking distance, there is a grocery store, multiple shops, restaurants, bank and mall. We had a wonderful experience and plan to return! Thank you, Gisle and Arney!
Nice apartment. Convenient to everything, including groceries, vinbuð, poka, Reykjavík and Ring Road. Well stocked kitchen. Good hosts!
The city appartment ist not far from the city center. Also the Reykjanes peninsula which is worth a day tour can be reached very easily. It ist about 40 minutes from the International airport Keflavik. We arrived in the middle of the night and the beds were made for us and there was some Skyr in the fridge. The appartement ist very spacious and clean, you feel as an inhabitant and not like a tourist! We enjoyed our stay.
This is a very well presented apartment with great veiws of the city and i would recommend it to anybody who is thinking of staying in iceland.
Very nice and spacious apartment in a quiet neighbourhood just 10 minutes by car from Reykjavik centre with a fully-equipped kitchen and lots of space to relax or have dinner. The bedrooms are not very big and there was little of no closet space available for us to use, but the beds are comfortable and the drapes block out the late and early sunrays in summer. 2 bathrooms and washer/dryer are a plus. Easy parking in front of the building and only a few minutes from the cheap BONUS supermarket, which is a good idea if you want to save some money on restaurant (eating out in Reykjavik isn't cheap!).
I am a property manager for a governmental organization. I have a BS degree in Hotel, restaurant, tourism management and business administration from Cal Poly University, Pomona, California 1990. I´m a father of 4 children from 11 - 25. I use my free time for outdoor sports and preferably with my family. Attending theater and reading good books are also on favorite list. My wife of 27 years, Arney a University professor, can also help if I´m not available tel (phone number hidden)