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Helga Gudmundsdottir

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french, Icelandic

Charming downtown apartment Reykjavik - Great location ! - Apartment 2nd floor

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Hlíðar holiday apartment

Apartment downtown Reykjavik - Great location

Two apartments in the heart of Reykjavik! Bright and cosy, with wooden floors.

This is a quiet street, very close to the main street Laugavegur, balcony on 2nd floor.

The 2nd floor apartment consists of a living room with sofa and dining table, equipped kitchen with dishwasher (Nespresso coffee maker), bathroom with shower, and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed (140 cm) and the other a single bed (90x200 cm) + bed drawer 80x190cm. High chair and baby bed.

Total beds for 3-4 people.

Please notice: The upper apartment will have only 1 bedroom from May 2017.

Total beds for 3 people +baby crib.

Will have bigger space for living & dining room.

The 1st floor apartment consists of a living room, equipped open kitchen with dishwasher, induction hob, microwave combi with forced air, Nespresso coffee maker. Bathroom with big shower, and one bedroom with double bed (140 cm). Comfortable sofa bed in the living room.

Total beds for 3 people.

High chair and baby bed. Free access to a washing machine and tumble dryer. Internet, linen/towels and cleaning included. Television, hi-fi compact, ipod station.

The minimum stay is 5 nights, 1 week in summer.

New ! Studio for 2 people on ground floor, ask for availability.

More Details

Details for Apartment 2nd floor 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Bright and cosy apartment with wooden floors in the heart of Reykjavik, 44m2. Quiet street, but still very to the main street Laugavegur, on 2nd and last floor. Balcony from the kitchen.

The apartment consists of a living room with sofa and dining table, equipped kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom with shower, and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed (140 cm) and the other a single bed (90cm) + bed drawer.

Total beds for 4 people. High chair and baby bed.

Please notice: There will be only 1 bedroom from May 2017, total beds for 3 people + baby crib.

Access to washing machine and tumble dryer on ground floor. Rental including internet, linen and towels and cleaning. Television, hi-fi compact, i-pod station.

Only 900m from the BusTerminal BSI, FlyBus & Excursions.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helga Gudmundsdottir (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, Icelandic

About Helga Gudmundsdottir

I'm a musician, born in Reykjavik, but actually living with my family in Paris.

This is our family house in Rvk, and we all need to go there as often as possible meeting family and friends, and enjoying life.

We will be happy to have you as guest in our cosy house in downtown Reykjavik. We like the charm of old houses, having everything we need few steps away...

Helga Gudmundsdottir purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Helga Gudmundsdottir chose Reykjavik

A great location.

This house is just one street from the main street Laugavegur, but still on a quiet part of town.

Only 900m from the FlyBusTerminal BSI, with departures for day trip/or longer excursions.

What makes this apartment unique

It's nice to hear the church bells on Sunday mornings, and going swimming in Sundhollin. The sea side is only 300m from the house, great for an evening walk.There are many day trips destinations to do from Reykjavik, in summer or winter, I'll give you some travel tips.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was one of the best holiday flats we've stayed. Very smooth and helpful communication, the flat was tastefully decorated with real vintage furniture and equipment. We were able to take a full advantage of the location and the car that we also rented from the owner. We truly enjoyed our stay, thanks to the flat! Takako H. (England)
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveller reviews

Apartment 2nd floor
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Extraordinary....in the most subtle ways....

  • 5 of 5

We were totally jet-lagged when we arrived to the apartment; I was prepared for how petite this place is because I had studied the pictures and it was accurately represented...but my husband was not happy. We took a nap and then started to explore the neighborhood and that's when the "love affair" began between my hubby and this place! It is a small place, but the location is EXCELLENT. 3 blocks to the most fabulous bakery, coffee houses, spa houses, restaurants, shopping and a discount grocery store (called Bonus). But it is still a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle. The washing machine and dryer worked splendidly; so important as we were dusty and dirty after a long day of hiking and it was so nice to have clean beautiful clothes each day. Helga communicated very well when we had some confusion about the heaters. The rooms are well-laid out. The second bedroom has a very good trundle bed underneath. The twin bed above it and the master bedroom bed were EXCELLENT (yes, that word again); sort of firm/foam type of material. Our backs felt great after a good night sleep after hiking glaciers etc. Reykeyvik is EXTREMELY expensive and the food prices are eye-popping (more so than Paris and Turks and Caicos); for example, soup in a bread bowl is $19 dollars ! So it helped that we had a kitchen to make foods/breakfast and lunch. The bathroom was tiny but the shower was tall enough for my 6 foot 3 inch husband. The place had all sorts of thoughtful extras....plenty of pillows, linens, dishes, silverware, pots, pans. Most importantly, Helga was a caring and responsive host. My clothes were misplaced and I thought they were taken by accident from the dryer by someone else. Helga was so concerned about finding them and tackled the problem with humor and grace. I finally found my items (user error!) and Helga was gracious about my dumb mistake. Here's to Helga and here's to the tiny/yet well-equipped apartment that we cherished so much. My husband swears he wants an apartment that size now---he said "it just made life so wonderful because you can live in a beautifully compact way with everything was so close by.". All the buildings in this neighborhood had comparable sized apartments, so it wasn't really petite by local standards in the slightest (pardon the pun). Just a marvelous place if you want everything your heart could desire.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A place for nice, cute and calm stay in reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

It's a really good flat and after some minutes you ll feel like at home and as a citizen of reykjavik. The city center is around the corner and a good place to start visiting iceland. We were there with a baby, and that was no problem to handle these circumstances. Thanks to Helga :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

L’appartement est joliment décoré et a beaucoup de charme. En plus il est très confortable et fonctionnel. Vraiment, on s’y sent chez soi immédiatement ! Par ailleurs, il est très bien situé, à la fois très central, (on peut tout faire à pied) et aussi dans une rue de petites maisons typiques. C’est le genre d’endroit qui contribue en grande partie à la réussite d’un voyage d’autant plus qu’en hiver, on y passe pas mal de de temps !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A cosy home from Home

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a 10 night stay in the apartment in July 2015. The location was just right - within an easy walk of the city highlights, but in a peaceful residential street. There are lots of good restaurants nearby - but if you fancy cooking, the kitchen is very well supplied. It was great to meet Helga - who was a great host and pointed out some things for us that we might otherwise have missed. I've already recommended the apartment to any friends who might make the trip to Iceland. Thanks again Helga!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Centrally located - perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at this apartment. It was really the perfect location; just around the block from the local hotspring/pool, and within easy walking distance from all the major sights of the city. The apartment itself was small, but plenty of room for the 3 of us - we each had our own space, and the kitchen was great to have. The food store was only a few blocks away, as well as the main shopping street with restaurants, cafe's, bakeries, you name it. The use of the car was very handy. Although there was no free parking on the apt. street, it was easy to find a free space close by. Will definitely stay here again if I get the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family, great location

  • 5 of 5

Helga's flat was perfect for our family of 4 (2 boys ages 9 & 11). We could close off & darken the two bedrooms enough to adjust to the time difference & long daylight hours at our own pace. The key-code entry enabled our kids to wander around a bit on their own, usually looking for neighborhood cats to give treats to. The short walk to cafes, restaurants, grocery store, cute shops, ATM & swimming pool were very convenient. Driving around the country was *so* interesting. For people planning a trip to Iceland, we highly recommend The Small Book of the Icelander :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavik Airport
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
You have few of them on Laugavegur
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
A great evening walk, few min. walk from the house
Car: not necessary

Two apartments + studio in the same house, and in the heart of Reykjavik, only 300m from the sea.

Great location, close to coffee shops, restaurants, shops and museums of the city, but still in a quiet street.

The house is only at 900 meters from the FlyBus terminal BSI, or 15 min by walk.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Hlíðar, Iceland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
March
15 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$921
 
 
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$170
A$1,062
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$156
A$921
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

I ask for 20% of the rental amount to make the reservation, the balance 2 weeks before the stay.
Payment by bank transfer, or PayPal+4%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Hlíðar, Iceland

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathroom with shower. Hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 140x200 m
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , 1 bed 90x200 cm +bed drawer 80x190cm
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Linen and towels provided. We kindly ask you to bring your own towel for the swimming pools. Free access to a washing machine and tumble dryer.