Shared Living AreaStunning views! Shared balcony.
Nice Room in Borgarnes
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to my beautiful and comfortable homestay. Soak in panoramic views of the Faxaflói bay from an eclectic and artsy environment. I rent out two rooms at my home. My art studio is located in the first story of the building.

The space

A serene setting with expansive vistas conducive to repose. The house is set on the end of a peninsula poetically named Saeunn - Sea, she who is loved. All views from the kitchen and living room are stunning. The interior is comfortable and elegant. The walls are adorned with artworks. This room is furnished with a queen size bed, linens, and is equipped with black out blinds and curtains for our midnight sun.

Guest access

The living area, kitchen and full bath are shared spaces. Feel at home to cook a meal in the kitchen. The Kitchen may be used in the morning from 8 am until check out and from arrival until 10 pm in the evening and is equipped with pots, pans oils, vinegar and spices. Enjoy the views from the living room at any time. From 10 pm to 8 am are quiet hours in all shared spaces. The full bath is equipped with natural Icelandic shampoo and hand soap. We encourage our guests to use natural products in our home.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to give directions or recommendations. Let us know if there's something special you need, otherwise we will give you space to enjoy the quiet views. Sometimes we have friends or family over for a visit. It's usually quiet however sometimes it's just like a normal home.

Other things to note

Important:
We are licensed to rent rooms in our home. Please note Airbnb has 2 kinds of listings; Bed and Breakfast and Room. We are listed as a room.

We are happy to share our home and hope you feel at home. We are not a hotel or guesthouse we're a couple of nice artists sharing our space. My boyfriend and I have other vocations, and also may attend to work and family. Most of the year we're at home, now and again we travel abroad. Sometimes to exhibit or visit family, in which case a family member is usually home. Our home has many rooms aside from the 2 rooms we host at Airbnb.

We have three extremely affectionate cats at home, they like belly rubs and to be petted. They are indoor and outdoor Icelandic cats and have their own entry.

You may arrive anytime after five. If you arrive after 9 pm please send us a message. We like to meet all the guests who stay at our home. There is a lock box with a key for arrival flexibility and detailed instructions with the location of your room. Feel free to use our kitchen to prepare your breakfast. Also the bakery has many nice treats and opens early. It is also a location where the Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed.


Weather:
The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable and extreme. Please take care when renting a car outside of the summer season to be sure it's a four wheel or all wheel drive.

Upon arrival:
When you arrive in the afternoon it's advisable to grocery shop close to keflavik. If you like to drink it is advised to purchase alcoholic beverages at the airport duty free store. Otherwise there is a Vinbudin store which sells alcohol. Grocery shopping may not offer the variety of produce you are accustomed to. Kronan and Víðir in Reykjavik have a larger selection than the grocery stores in Borgarnes. If you are a Costco member you can register here for a temporary card and shop at their Icelandic store in Gardabaer.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Heating
Free parking on premise

Prices
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Upon arrival please parallel park your car on the street in front of our house and leave enough place for 2 other cars. Please DO NOT park in front of the neighbors home.

Most homes in Iceland have have a no shoes policy. It may be good to pack slippers or inside shoes. This is a non smoking house . Quiet hours in the shared spaces (kitchen and living room) are from 10 pm. to 10 am. The cats are not permitted in the bedrooms. ;-(

There are waste containers located in front of the house. The green one is for paper and food waste. The black one is for everything else except glass. Glass you can give to me.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Jess User Profile
September 2017
This was our first shared room experience on Airbnb and it will not be our last. Michelle was such a warm and kind host. Her home was cozy and lovely. The location was incredible and we were even able to catch the northern lights!

Theresa User Profile
September 2017
Amazzzzzing!! Gracious hosts. Beautiful warm, extremely comfortable home. You will sleep like a baby. Michelle's artworks are masterpieces!! Can't wait to return. Borgarnes is truly a treasure.

Michael User Profile
September 2017
Michelle's home is simply stunning to say the least and very easy to get to from Reykjavik. It is exactly like the pictures and what the reviews say. If you have the chance to stay here, do it! Not only is Michelle's home stunning, but she makes the effort to make it feel like your home too. Michelle truly makes you feel like you are apart of her home. Thank you for hosting me Michelle!

Emily User Profile
September 2017
What a great find nestled in an excellent launch pad to Borganes. Michelle's place is meticulously kept and you're surrounded by her paintings. A gallery that you can live in! The views of the surrounding mountains are majestic. Just park your car leave the keys in the room because you're in easy walking distance to the market, coffee shops, the amazing swimming/gym facility and our new favorite Iceland restaurant "the settlement center". Two big ole thumbs up!

Isabel User Profile
September 2017
What an unforgettable place to stay at! The beautiful views, the classy decoration and art pieces by Michelle, and the cats! Not to mention Michelle is a sweet host who checks on us even when she's sick. I still dream of those mountains in front of her house (which is the filming location of 'The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty). I also have no problem sharing the bathroom with the other room mates and the kitchen is well equipped for our meal preparation. Thank you for the great stay Michelle, I dream of coming back!

Naomi User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful home with an amazing view from the living room. Michelle was a great host, easy to contact. Full use of kitchen, bathroom, great wifi, close to shops, easy parking and close walk to the water, parks and church. Side note, some cool art in the house, and three very affectionate cats. No complaints!

Ami User Profile
September 2017
Michelle's place is so so beautiful, elegant, stylish and very clean and comfortable, the kitchen is so adorable, with nice view and equipped with all you need for a relaxing dinner with family, the view from her house is just amazing. Most importantly Michelle and her cats are so friendly and sweet, it was a wonderful stay for us I must say.

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Borgarnes, IcelandJoined in June 2012
Michelle User ProfileMichelle is a superhost.

I'm an artist. I love cloudscapes, seascapes, shell fish and blueberries. Cooking, wine tasting, and coastal hikes. I'm learning the Tango and Icelandic. Both are challenging. I love to travel whether it be hiking, walking, biking, tuk tuks, rickshas, taxi's, limo's, canoes, boating, sailing, ballooning, cruising, or flying...but don't like to drive.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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