Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2014
Luxury At A Low Price - Spectacular View - Mobile Phone And Mobile Wifi Provided

The apartment is on the top two floors in a new building on laugavegur, the main shopping street. The apartment is 75 m2 or 800 sq ft in size. Downstairs is a bathroom with a bathtub and shower, kitchen, a living-room with a 3-seat sofa, large tv and and a large window facing south towards hallgrimskirkja. The bedroom is upstairs along with a balcony providing excellent view to the south over the city centre (see photo on top of the page).

The apartment sleeps 2-4 people. It is fully furnished with all utilities, such as refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, dish-washer, tableware for 6 persons, bathtub/shower, washing machine/dryer, 37' flat-screen tv, dvd player, apple tv, mobile phone with a local number, mobile wifi hotspot, high-speed wireless internet connection, baby cot and a bo-concept double bed with a visco-elastic foam mattress (similar to tempur-pedic). There is an elevator up to the 4th floor and then a staircase inside the apartment between the two floors. A parking space in a closed garage within the building can be provided at only eur 15 / usd 20 per day.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Jon and i have been living in Reykjavik for over 20 years. Before that i lived in my old hometown of Akranes. I studied Computer Sciences at the University of Iceland and later did an MBA program at Reykjavik University. I currently work for CCP, a large online gaming company in Reykjavik, Iceland. I have rented this property to travellers since 2008 with great success. I live in the same building which allows me to respond quickly to any request my guests may have.

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Speaks: norwegian, swedish, danish, spanish, english, Icelandic

Reviews

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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
Maryland
5

Great apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this apartment for a week, and it was a great alternative to a hotel. Jon was very responsive to all of our questions leading up to the stay, and he provided us with good information when we arrived. The apartment is clean and convenient, and it was so nice to have space to spread out, which doesn't really happen in a hotel room. Location is fantastic--right on the main shopping street, and in easy walking distance to the old harbor and many of the sites. The bus station is right down the road as well, and we used the local bus to get to a few further-out attractions. Most of the tour operators will pick up at this location if you request it, and there is a tourist booking agency right across the street (as well as several others in walking distance). Also, there is a grocery store steps away, which is very convenient. We will try to stay here again if we visit Reykjavik.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
Washington DC USA
5

PERFECT! What a Jem!

  • 5 of 5
The perfect place - modern, upscale, in the heart of the city, and the pictures don't do it justice - way prettier in person. And the bed was so comfortable! We opened the sky light window to let that fresh Icelandic air in and laid down on that memory foam mattress and slept like babies every night.

Jon was a truly excellent host. Goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable and provides everything you need for your stay including mobile wifi, a local cell phone, a list of the best restaurants bars and cafes near by, and covered parking space. Jon even helped us with currency exchange and printed my boarding passes out for me as I was leaving - nicest guy and very honest.

If you stay at a hotel (which will cost you more) rather than live like a king and be hosted by Jon for your trip than simply put - you just don't know how to travel.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
Washington DC USA
5

PERFECT! What a Jem!

  • 5 of 5
The perfect place - modern, upscale, in the heart of the city, and the pictures don't do it justice - way prettier in person. And the bed was so comfortable! We opened the sky light window to let that fresh Icelandic air in and laid down on that memory foam mattress and slept like babies every night.

Jon was a truly excellent host. Goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable and provides everything you need for your stay including mobile wifi, a local cell phone, a list of the best restaurants bars and cafes near by, and covered parking space. Jon even helped us with currency exchange and printed my boarding passes out for me as I was leaving - nicest guy and very honest.

If you stay at a hotel (which will cost you more) rather than live like a king and be hosted by Jon for your trip than simply put - you just don't know how to travel.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the apartment in March 2014 for three days. The apartment is fabulous, very clean and comfortable, open and spacious with awesome views from the living room and the bedroom. The large window in the living room/dining area opens for ventilation and provides great ambiance with the view and the energy on the street below. The place has a great location as well, lots of shops and restaurants and walking distance to the water and the Sun Voyager.

John is wonderful, provides guests lots of information about sights and good places to eat in the area. The apartment also has a great kitchen and a grocery store on the street level below. John made himself available if we needed anything and was very gracious. When our bags failed to arrive for almost a week of our trip, John was very generous and loaned us some much needed warm clothing and even a tripod for the camera (you can’t get pictures of the northern lights without one!). This was amazing! Arriving in Iceland in March from Austin, Tx without our warm clothes and boots could have ruined our trip- clothing is very very expensive in Iceland!

We also took advantage of the secure parking space which convenient because street parking can be a little challenging to find. I especially recommend the parking space in the cold months; scraping ice from your car is no fun!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
Cant say enough about this condo. Located in the heart of it all. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, groceries and the waterfront. Great views from both sides of this very clean and spacious condo. Kitchen had everything we needed including some spices and necessities for cooking. Conveniently located across the street from the tourist centre. Make sure to stop into Svarta Kaffia across the street for the best Soup served in Bread Bowl. Thank you to Jon for being so helpful and easily reached by offering us use of a cell phone. Perfect from arrival to departure. Thanks again Jon.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
Asheville
5

WOW!! Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5
I spent 6 nights in Jon's flat and felt lucky I was there every minute. From the location, the comfort, and the attention to every detail a person would need… this flat had it all. Jon was wonderful to work with. He made himself available to answer any question at any time. I hope to someday go back and visit Reykjavik and if I do, the only place I want to stay is here.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

From the Owner

This is a unique property and one of the few modern buildings in the central part of town. The location is ideal with all sights and attractions in the centre within walking distance and yet the area is relatively quiet.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Reykjavik domestic airport at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Nauthólsvík at 3 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Svarta Kaffið at 30 Metres Nearest Ski : Bláfjöll at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golfklúbbur Seltjarnarness at 6.4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hereford steakhouse at 10 Metres Car: not necessary

The location is ideal, with all the main restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, museums and other attractions of the city centre within a few minutes walking distance. Yet, the area is free from disturbance associated with the famous reykjavik night-life.

The main landmark hallgrimskirkja is within 5 minutes walking distance. Both the main bus terminal hlemmur and the main square lækjartorg are within 10 minutes walking distance in each direction.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Apr 28 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€170
€1,190
€3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
1 night minimum stay
€130
€910
€3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
€170
€1,190
€3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
€130
€910
€3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€150
€1,050
€3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
€170
€1,190
€4,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€170
€1,190
€3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Housekeeping €40

To confirm a reservation 25% of the total amount is paid through paypal (minimum of 2 nights). The remaining amount is paid on arrival. A one-time housekeeping fee of €40 is added for each reservation. Credit cards are required on arrival for damage protection. Instead, no deposit is required.

A reservation can be cancelled up until 4 weeks before arrival without a charge.
If cancelled 2-4 weeks before arrival 25% of the total amount (minimum of 2 nights) will be charged and after that total price will have to be charged.

Amenities

From the Owner

Some of the unique benefits of this property include the spectacular view from the top floor in all directions. My guests are provided with a mobile phone with a local number as well as mobile wifi hotspot which allows you to share your digital memories instantly, wherever you are. The apartment is also equipped with an Apple TV, iPhone docking station, exceptionally large bath-tub and other amenities, all aimed at making your stay as convenient as possible.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Dining

Entertainment

  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Monument View
  • Downtown

Attractions

  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a very large bathtub. There is a washer with a built-in dryer in the bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
  • The bedroom is on the upper floor. It features a very comfortable king-size bed with a visco-elastic foam matress (similar to tempur-pedic). An extra double bed/mattress can be placed either in the bedroom or the living room downstairs. There is direct access from the bedroom to the main balcony which provides stunning view of the city center and hallgrimskirkja.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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