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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
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
  • Linens 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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Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

18 Reviews

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

Honeymoon in Iceland

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I chose Iceland to kick off our winter honeymoon. Once we found the listing, we immediately emailed Jon for availability. He was super responsive and made it very easy to plan our trip. It was our first time to Iceland, and coming from California, we didn't know what to expect. When we arrived to the apartment from the airport, Jon was there to greet us. The penthouse is on the top floor, but there’s an elevator from the ground level. He gave us a thorough tour around the apartment and recommendations around town. We fell in love with the apartment through the online photos, but it's even more beautiful in person. The views are breathtaking from both sides of the apartment, and it’s also well equipped with a full kitchen, TV, wifi, washer and dryer, and more. We also decided to rent a car while there, and Jon made it so easy for us to rent a parking space in the garage below for the days that we needed it. He also lent us a local cell phone which allowed us to easily make restaurant and activity reservations, as well as a mobile hotspot, which allowed us to get directions on our cell phones while driving around the island. The apartment is also located in the best location on the best street—it’s within walking distance to everything! On the days that it rained and snowed, we were able to still get out and walk a short distance to the shops, restaurants and bars. There’s also a grocery store next door, which allowed us to make good use of the kitchen. We've already recommended the penthouse to our family and friends who wish to visit Iceland one day. We also hope we can return in the next few years. A week isn't enough to explore this beautiful country, but the penthouse on Laugavegur absolutely gave us the best opportunity to maximize our stay.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • 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

Honeymoon in Iceland

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I chose Iceland to kick off our winter honeymoon. Once we found the listing, we immediately emailed Jon for availability. He was super responsive and made it very easy to plan our trip. It was our first time to Iceland, and coming from California, we didn't know what to expect. When we arrived to the apartment from the airport, Jon was there to greet us. The penthouse is on the top floor, but there’s an elevator from the ground level. He gave us a thorough tour around the apartment and recommendations around town. We fell in love with the apartment through the online photos, but it's even more beautiful in person. The views are breathtaking from both sides of the apartment, and it’s also well equipped with a full kitchen, TV, wifi, washer and dryer, and more. We also decided to rent a car while there, and Jon made it so easy for us to rent a parking space in the garage below for the days that we needed it. He also lent us a local cell phone which allowed us to easily make restaurant and activity reservations, as well as a mobile hotspot, which allowed us to get directions on our cell phones while driving around the island. The apartment is also located in the best location on the best street—it’s within walking distance to everything! On the days that it rained and snowed, we were able to still get out and walk a short distance to the shops, restaurants and bars. There’s also a grocery store next door, which allowed us to make good use of the kitchen. We've already recommended the penthouse to our family and friends who wish to visit Iceland one day. We also hope we can return in the next few years. A week isn't enough to explore this beautiful country, but the penthouse on Laugavegur absolutely gave us the best opportunity to maximize our stay.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • 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

Great, our 2nd stay here, some tips in this review

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd stay at the Penthouse Apartment, we stayed for 6 nights in February 2015. We'd happily stay here again.

It was well maintained and centrally located on Laugavegur, you'll be able to walk to most of the sites of interest. There's a tourist information office across the street.

The pictures on Trip Advisor are an accurate representation of the apartment. The apartment is well appointed. with a large flat screen tv, apple tv, a dvd player, a cell phone to use as well as a mobile hot spot. It has a BIG bathtub and a comfortable bed. The apartment is a good size, with a nice kitchen. The main floor has big windows that open up and feel a bit like a balcony. The bedroom level has a balcony. We enjoyed breakfast looking over Laugavegur.

Your neighbourhood pool will be Sundhöllin, the local bakery is Sandholt, and there's a grocery store a 2 minute walk (or less) from the apartment. Just down the street is Tiu Dropar which is a good bet for food and drink at all times of the day, and sometimes has live music at night. There's lots of shops, restaurants, and cafe's in the area. It's close to hotels where you can be picked up for sightseeing tours.

Tips:
* Book ahead - this is a popular location
* Bring earplugs for sleeping, especially in the summer - there's an active night life in this neighbourhood
* We brought our own travel towels for visiting swimming pools. Sundhöllin pool is worth visiting
* There's an elevator up to the apartment, but there's stairs between the apartment's main floor and the bedroom floor - so you have to be able to manage stairs to stay here. The bathroom is on the main floor
  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Reykjavik
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3643404
+354 -7700077
Reykjavik Iceland
New York, NY
5

Amazing Apartment in Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is absolutely perfect! It's in the heart of downtown within walking distance of just about any restaurant and has stunning views - we were able to see the Northern Lights from the the balcony and skylights in the master bedroom. We used the apartment as our home base and did several day trips along the South Coast, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and Saefellsjokell before coming back and having dinner. Jon was extremely friendly and flexible which made the stay even better. My husband and I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone visiting Reykjavik.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • 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

Perfect flat, perfect location, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5
Jon couldn't have been more helpful or available to us. The flat was spacious, clean, modern, well equipped, exceptionally comfortable, stylish, and lovely. The front and rear balconies and views were just great in all weather (even winter!). The center-city location was perfect for us, walkable to everything but with a garage for our rental car. We felt so at home and plan to return whenever we can.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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 Barpub : Svarta Kaffið at 30 Metres Nearest Golf : Golfklúbbur Seltjarnarness at 6.4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hereford steakhouse at 10 Metres Nearest Ski : Bláfjöll at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Nauthólsvík at 3 Kilometres 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.

Availability

From €150 Per night

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
€190
€1,330
€5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
€150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
€190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€190
€1,330
€5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Housekeeping €40.00

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.

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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

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

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

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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