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Wonderful cosy house in the heart of Reykjavik

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

The house is right in the heart of the old town in Reykjavik in the city center. Located in a quiet residential area the house is within a few minutes walk from the main shopping street and all the bars and restaurants that Reykjavik has become famous for.

The house was built in 1920 and is located in the old part of Reykjavik called Thingholt in 101 Reykjavik.

The house is 110 m2 (1.180 square feet) on 3 stories.

The top floor is a suite with a queen size bed, a sofa bed and a tv.

On the first floor there is fully furnished kitchen, dining room that seats 6 people at an antique handmade Icelandic dining table and a living room with a flat screen TV.

On the ground floor / basement there is large bedroom with two single beds which can be joined together. There is as well a large bathroom with shower and a laundry room with a washing machine

More Details

Property Manager
Arnar Hauksson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About Arnar Hauksson

The house is family owned. My father and I bought the house autumn 2012 and have been working on renovating it over the winter. We are very proud of the out come and know that this is a wonderful house for a family or group of people to spend time in while visiting our beautiful country.

Arnar Hauksson purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

Its location is perfect, few minuits walk( 5min) to the center, but still far enough to not have to worry about the noise from our famous nightlife. Just renovated and all household equipment brand new (march 2013)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Wonderful cosy house in the heart of Reykjavik
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable for 4 adults and had everything you needed for a week long. Towels were plenty even though I had brought my own just in case. The house is in a great location close to everything. There is on-street parking but some nights it was full.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location but broken toilet made our trip crappy

  • 1 of 5

This was a conveniently located rental. It was close to the sights and restaurants. Rental was clean and had all the basics. Kitchen had everything you would need. Negatives, The garden is badly overgrown, there is minimal towels, 1 per person for the duration of the stay. The toilet broke on our first day. Arnar came the next day and said that he would send a Plummer. No one ever showed up. There's just 1 bathroom, so that was awful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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good location. some issues.

  • 3 of 5

Pros: the house was in a wonderful location, walking distance to downtown and quiet neighborhood.

Cons: there were at the time some plumbing issues as the shower did not drain and can flood the floor and has you standing in dirty water, the toilet last day stopped flushing. Arnar did not follow up till after we left which was consistent as it usually took days to weeks to hear from him in the booking process.

the stairs are very narrow and not ideal for small children or elderly.

Over all it was a cute house, good location, does need updating but we had nothing to compare to and the price seemed reasonable. Iceland is beautiful and Reykjavik a wonderful, creative town.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Icelandic "home"

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 18yr old daughter stayed for 3 nights at the end of March 2016. It was a special 18th birthday treat and we absolutely loved Iceland. The country was so different to any other place we had experienced before and the house was so comfortable and in a perfect position in the city. We love the Scandinavian/Icelandic look and this house was so gorgeous, it was a real treat being able to stay in our own house in a city and not just a room in a hotel. We hired a car at the airport and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Blue Lagoon on the first day. We used the car to do The Golden Circle on the second day which was beautiful and stunning. The third day we walked round Reykjavik which was so easy from our house. We also went for a walk round some of the city on the first night as everything was so close to our house. We always had a parking space (no cost) either outside our house or round the corner. We had breakfasts at home and cooked some food in one night and ate out one night. The hot water was a great treat and for us the slightly sulphur smell made our showers feel like a "spa moment" - we loved them, they were invigorating! We all slept so well too as we found the beds to be extremely comfortable and the house was warm. We talk with great love about our trip to Iceland and your house, so thank you Arnar, we loved being in your home and in Iceland - it was all totally magical! x

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Sweet house, feels like being on board a small boat! Absolutely perfect for two couples. Upstairs bedroom has more light, downstairs bedroom has benefit of being next to the bathroom. Nice and warm, even on very cold days, thanks to the geothermal heating! Very quiet area, close to everything you could want. Check out Cafe Loki, just a couple of blocks away, for amazing Icelandic food (great breakfast!).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property last week. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers and the space gave us exactly what we needed. The house is exactly as described on the website and the photos very accurate. The location was perfect and we pretty much walked everywhere within Reykjavik. 10 -15 minute walk to the harbour, 5 minutes to the main shopping street and plenty of places to eat within a few minutes walk. Will definitely book this house again when we return to Reykjavik.

All communications with the owner were promptly responded to and advice given was very helpful. Have already recommended it to a number of work colleagues.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Hotel Holt
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golfklubbur Reykjavikur
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Thrir Frakkar
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The house is ideally located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik in a quiet residential area but with less than 5 min walk to the town center. Historical buildings and museums, the main shopping street, numerous bars and restaurants and the famous Reykjavik nightlife are all within just a few minutes walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Downtown, Iceland

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup.

Travelers pay 25% booking fee when they book and then the remaining 75% 2 weeks before their arrival. Payments go threw

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Downtown, Iceland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • A large bathroom with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 2 single beds
  • A suite on the top floor. Queen size bed, sofabed and a 32' tv A large bedroom in basement/ground floor. Two beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Just renovated and all household equipment brand new (march 2013)