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Our stay at the Little Red House was nothing short of great. With a perfect location just northwest of the famed church, Hallgrímskirkja, it's pretty much minutes from anywhere you'd want to go in Reykjavik. It's just a block or two from a street with free parking, if you are looking to rent a car like we did.
The house itself is very cozy. Perfect amount of space for 2 people. Though it technically can sleep 4 (1 queen, 1 twin & a couch), I wouldn't recommend it. WiFi is solid & fast. The neighborhood is nearly silent, though there was one morning that we got woken up by the loud construction on the street.
Gerða was an excellent host, though we regret that we never actually met! Communication was prompt & we had no issues during our stay. If you like to rent from someone who leaves you to your own devices, look no further.
All in all, this is a perfect place to rent as your base camp for an Iceland adventure.
The little red house is perfect for a short trip away to Reykjavik. Gerða was very helpful with directions and very speedy with replying to our queries. We also had a few supplies to keep us going on our arrival which was very much appreciated.
The house is equipped with the basics you may need whilst on holiday and is was very warm and cozy and very peaceful.
The location is great for exploring the city, only five minutes from the bars and cafes.
My husband and I had a great stay at the little red house! It is the perfect size for two people and easy walking distance to downtown Reykjavik. Gerða was an excellent host and very responsive to all my questions. If we ever make it back to Iceland we will stay at the little red house! :)
My wife, 2 year old son and I stayed for two nights at the Little Red House in late December. Overall our experience was excellent, but with one important caveat which I will discuss below. The apartment was fantastic, very cozy and comfortable. When you looked outside and saw all the snow and lots of christmas lights in the dark, it felt *very* christmassy. We loved it! Location was superb, just a 5 minute walk from the main shopping streets, so you're really in the middle of everything, and exploring central Reykjavik around christmas is a lot of fun. Gerða gave us lots of helpful information before we arrived on where to find groceries, good value restaurants etc, and that was very helpful.
In terms of amenities, the apartment was well kitted out. It had a fast 4G wifi connection, and there's an Apple TV, so we were able to stream movies onto the TV from our iPhone. The kitchen is functional so you can do simple meals, although we ate out most of the time. Gerða left us some supplies (milk, rye bread, yoghurt) which was really helpful since we arrived very late. The bed was comfortable and big enough for all three of us. The hot water is super-hot and smells of sulphur (rotten eggs), which took some getting used to at first, but I believe this is normal for Iceland. Finally we got there in a hired 4WD car and were able to find cheap on-street parking right outside the apartment with no problem. (The ticket machine has instructions in English and accepts credit/debit cards.)
The one caveat I have is that the path leading to the apartment, which involves going down some small wooden steps, was *incredibly* slippery with ice. The same is true for the street (Óðinsgata) leading all the way up to the shopping street Skólavörðustígur. So you have to exercise caution, which is fair enough because this is Iceland in December. But with a small kid, the ice on the steps and the path becomes scary, and we were petrified of slipping whilst carrying him. So if you're visiting with a young family during this time of year, you should definitely keep this in mind - maybe bring some crampons! We're glad we brought our pushchair along, because it was much easier to walk up the icy street with our son in it (not least because it gave us some extra support too - even the locals were wobbling around everywhere). Gerða was away during our stay, but after we'd left, she suggested we should have iced the steps, and I'm sure that would have helped a bit.
Overall though, it was a really great place to stay on our first trip to Iceland. : )
The Little red house was the perfect stay for my trip to Iceland! It’s charming, nice, comfortable and warm (it was quite cold outside). Located in the middle of everything you might want to visit in Reykjavik, but very quiet though.
Gerða was a great host. She was flexible, when my arrival was later than expected, and provided me some breakfast because the shops were already closed :) Later she brought me an extra pillow, she was very fast in communication.
Thanks for everything, I had a great time in Iceland.
Very convenient location in the centre (close to all shops, bars, places of interest). There are all the amenities (even a washing machine), comfy furniture. Gerda was a good host, texting us to check whether we needed anything a few tines during the week we spent there. Even on colder nights, the inside of the house is really warm which is kinda useful in Iceland! The internet works well and is really fast.
Could definitely recommend it for people looking for something in this price range :)
Our stay at The Little Red House was great, just the right size for our wee family. Ideal location for seeing Reykjavik with the main street a stone's throw away and the old harbour area just a bit further for whale watching and fish eating.
Gerða recommended The Laundromat Cafe - yeah, we thought the same as well - but it has the best burgers and the chocolate cake was gorgeous!
PS.: For your USB rechargeable gadgetry I found a USB port on the back of the set-top-box so no need to bring a charger!
Enjoyed a wonderful stay at the little red house. The best part about it is the location.. situated on a quiet street, just a 5 minute walk from the main drag. Thanks Gerda!
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The Little Red house was perfect, centrally located close to the main shopping area, cafes and restaurants. The bed was super comfortable and the house is set back from the road so no car noise at all. Was a perfect find, I highly recommend!