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A great house located in quiet residential neighboorhood in the city center. A 2014 Citroen C3 is included in the rent, guests can use it to take trips to the country such as the Golden Circle, Northern Lights trip. It can also be used for zipping around town, the car eco friendly and therefore has free parking. Vakta is a small Villa in a small neighbourhood of one of the smallest capital cities in the world. It is filled with Icelandic design and Icelandic history and it is an incomparable opportunity to get to know a side of Reykjavík usually kept secret by its inhabitants. Vakta spans two centuries and is full of history. It was brought back to life from an unremarkable storage room to its former beauty, using original materials and building techniques. Its owners have designed it t...A great house located in quiet residential neighboorhood in the city center. A 2014 Citroen C3 is included in the rent, guests can use it to take trips to the country such as the Golden Circle, Northern Lights trip. It can also be used for zipping around town, the car eco friendly and therefore has free parking. Vakta is a small Villa in a small neighbourhood of one of the smallest capital cities in the world. It is filled with Icelandic design and Icelandic history and it is an incomparable opportunity to get to know a side of Reykjavík usually kept secret by its inhabitants. Vakta spans two centuries and is full of history. It was brought back to life from an unremarkable storage room to its former beauty, using original materials and building techniques. Its owners have designed it to reflect the essence of living in Iceland. Vakta is a window to a simpler time, where you can relax and simply experience the beauty of Reykjavík and all its rich history. Vakta is committed to follow strict ecological guidelines to ensure sustainability by using environmentally friendly products, from the soaps to the towels. The ground floor is 53 m2 and consists of a living room/kitchen and bathroom with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and all necessary utensils and dinnerware. The house sleeps 4 people and it not suitable for children under 6 years. The open sleeping loft is 45m2, floor to ceiling height is 185 cm (6 feet). It has a full size bed, sofa-bed and mattress that all have quality mattresses. Duvets are high quality goose down and damask linen. The property is surrounded with a beautiful garden including parking and a small closed of garden for barbecuing and dining outside. Even though the house is located in a quiet neighborhood in the city center it has a great access to restaurants, cafes, shopping and all the best that Reykjavik has to offer.More
we stayed 3 nights and could have stayed longer . location is excellent and all tourist places are within walking distance . we were greeted with a warm welcome from the owner Margret who has put a lot of effort into making sure guests have...More
The Vakta House is a must-stay. It even blew away my Icelandic friends. It's location is impeccable (both positioning you in the convenience of being downtown, but not close enough to hear the late-night revelry). From arriving at the historic property, you may underestimate it's...More
We truly loved our first visit to Iceland and Vakta House and Margret were a big part of our experience.
It is ideally situated close to downtown, easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, harbour and more.
Margret was a pleasure to deal with and was...More
The Vakta House is a perfectly positioned, quite tiny historic house just 5 minutes walk from the harbour and downtown Reykjavik. What the little wooden house lacks in stature, it more than makes up in both character and quality. The use of a clean little...More
Vakta House is a tastefully restored cottage that incorporates modern conveniences into an artfully updated historic home, formerly the residence of Reykavik's night watchman / lamplighter of a bygone era. It provided our family of four a snug, but very comfortable, sanctuary at the end...More
Date of stay: April 2017
1 Thank Yuri Z
Management response:Responded April 18, 2017
Thank you so much for your beautiful words. Your interest and care for the house and it´s history means a lot to me. It was a real pleasure having you and your family as my guests.
Hope to see you again.
Stayed here for 2 nights, on a stop over to NYC. Once met by the lovely lady who owns this gorgeous little cottage, and after a quick run through all we needed to know, we were left to our own devices in this perfectly formed...More
Date of stay: November 2015
1 Thank Henry890
Management response:Responded April 3, 2017
Thank you for your beautiful words and thank you for leaving the house spotless. It was an honour having you as my guests and I do hope to get the opportunity of welcoming you again in the nearest future.
With warm regards,
We stayed in the Vakta house in August 2016. It is quite small, but adorable, & there is plenty of room for a family of four. There is a double bed in the loft for a couple, and two smaller bed nooks for the kids....More
Date of stay: August 2016
1 Thank 773elizabethp
Management response:Responded August 30, 2016
Thank you for your kind words Elizabeth. It was our pleasure having you as our guests. Thank you for leaving the house spotless and thank you for choosing Vakta.
Hope to see you all again in the nearest future!
Best wishes from the Vakta family,...More
This place CANNOT be beat for comfort, character, convenience or value. The villa is incredibly cute and well equipped--three sleeping enclaves will accommodate a couple and two singles. It is located one block from the central square, a 2 minute walk from the Flybus stop...More
Date of stay: June 2015
4 Thank Neire
Management response:Responded June 20, 2015
Dear Robin and family,
THANK YOU for your beautiful words!
It was certainly our honor to have you at Vakta!
Looking forward to welcome you again.
Best wishes to you,
Margrét and Olafur
Vakta House exceeded our expectations. We were warmly greeted by the owner on our arrival and made to feel very at home. The house is charming and wonderfully maintained.
It is located in an old area of Rejkavik with restaurants and cafes close by. Vakta...More
The house is a block from city center Reykjavik, so it is easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums
and meeting locations for tour pick ups but at the same time the street where the house is is quiet and calm.
The neighborhood also offers some great bicycle and walking paths along the harbor and the beautiful coastline where you can watch the sunset and the Northern Lights.
As far as location in Reykjavik we believe you would be hard pressed to find a better location.