The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge with ice maker, large dishwasher, oven with steam and microwave. The sliding doors onto the garden patio in the background.Large wooden work benches and plenty of storage in the kitchen.

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

6 Beds

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Check Out: 2PM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £67
Security Deposit: £360
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The space

A whole spacious city center house (290m2) with all amenities (including a large fireplace), a private garden with a hot tub and greenhouse. Walk to town from this quiet neighborhood. Popular seaside promenade nearby. Four separate bedrooms, so no sleeping in the living room.
For our guests safety and comfort our property has passed an official health and safety inspection, is licensed for home-rental and registered by the District Commissioner as HG seven hundred and fifty-seven.

This semi-detached house is on three floors. Three bedrooms on the top floor and one in the basement so everyone enjoys their privacy. The house is at the end of a cul de sac with patio on one side and a large private garden with a hot tub and green house on the other side. Private parking for up to 3 cars (see photos for further description).

Ground floor: Open space kitchen, dining area with a large dining table (seats up to 14) and an airy living room with a fire place and a double sliding door into the garden. Large vestibule.

The sheltered, private garden has a hot tub, extensive wooden decks, a 15 square meter greenhouse, gas barbeque, a kid's playhouse and garden furniture.

Top floor: Main bedroom with a double bed, sheltered balcony and walk-in-closet with sink. Bathroom with an extra large bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. Two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a single bed (optional extra bed available). Open hall with a desk and the family library.

Basement: Open den or living space with double bed and options for extra sleeping arrangements (extra bed or even double airmattress. Possible work-out facilities with free weights. A 44 inch flat screen TV. A spa-like laundry room with shower and facilities for the hot tub (access to garden from there).

Guests have the whole house for themselves and access to the garden with hot tub, greenhouse, barbeque, private parking space in front and communal playground outside the house.

As this house is our family home it is only available when we are away on travels. So we arrange for members of our family (brother in law, sister) or neighbours to meet our guests, give them the keys and assist if needed. They will also come to receive the keys before the guests leave.

Skerjafjordur is the name of this seaside area, nearly a village in its own right in the city centre as it has only one access road. The way to the city centre goes through the main campus of the University of Iceland and then by the Pond (Tjörnin).
We recommend websites for information on Reykjavik and for news, what's on, pub guides etc.

City bus number 12 stops 130 meters from the front door and goes directly to the City Centre (2 km drive). Going to the city centre is a pleasant stroll via the University of Iceland's Campus and along the Reykjavik Pond. The seaside promenade is 150 meters away and connects to the Geothermal Beach to the east and the picturesque West part of town to the west.

We have a gentle middle aged spayed female cat. She (and the potted plants) is one of the main reasons we like to have people occupying our house while the family is away. Feeding the cat is mandatory, returning its attention is voluntary.

House Rules
No smoking

As this is our home we just ask guests to treat it with respect and leave our personal belongings where they are. The house is non-smoking and the area is quiet. Please respect our neighbours peace.



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Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

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4 Reviews

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Jan User Profile
December 2016
Great host. We really felt welcome and enjoyed our stay. We were scheduled to arrive on December 24th late afternoon and all the shops would already be closed. Our hosts helped us to do the shopping for Christmas and even prepared some delicious food. Great welcome.

Tim User Profile
July 2016
Arnar was an excellent host, and was very helpful with our early flight arrival to Iceland. Excellent home & neighborhood, 1 block from beautiful path along the ocean.
Arnar User Profile
Response from Arnar:
Thank you. It was a pleasure to have you and your family.
July 2016

Laura User Profile
January 2016
The best accommodation we could have wished for. Arnar has a perfect home, extremely clean and homely. Staying at Arnar's over NYE really made our trip. Everything was brilliant and I had a lot of contact with Arnar before we stayed. I cannot recommend his place enough. Just brilliant.

Lena User Profile
March 2016
Huset vi leide var helt supert - bra beliggenhet ift transport til/fra sentrum og basseng/cafe i området, vakkert beliggende ved sjøen og veldig luftig og hyggelig hus. Det var pent ryddet og reid opp til oss da vi ankom og rene hånduker etc fikk oss til å føle oss veldig velkommen. Her slappet vi av og koste oss.

Reykjavík, Iceland · Joined in February 2015
Arnar User Profile

Hi, we are a couple with two girls (10 and 13) living in this house. We like to travel together, both in Iceland and abroad, and welcome good guests to stay in our house while we are away, looking after Lina, the resident she-cat, the flowers etc. As this is our home we would love to learn a little about our future guests and get to know them a little. So please drop us a line here.
The house, location and facilities both indoors and outdoors are really suited for larger families or even up to three or four couples travelling together. Each can have their private space.

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