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Luxurious Villa Includes Free Car

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Rental Home
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
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About the Owner
Margret G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2014
Interaction with guests
The owner will personally meet the guests upon arrival and give them all information needed. If there is a late check in the keys will be left at a secret spot;-)
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

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

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank armagh222
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Hi to any potential guests. I’m currently staying in this house and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. So far it’s been great and is the sweetest place I’ve ever stayed!

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank McMillanFamilynyc
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

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

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank ATerrill13
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank tammykitchener2017
Reviewed July 16, 2017

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

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Paul S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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About the neighborhood
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.
How to get there
The cheapest way from the Keflavík airport to Vakta is the Flybus. - Iceland Excursions/Flybus have buses from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik Centrum Hotel at Adalstræti 16. It´s there where you get off the bus. Walk up Grjotagata and turn right on Gardastraeti. Vakta is the second house from the corner. See the map: https://goo.gl/maps/4R7Sj The buses are always available in front of the airport building. You can also buy and book your transfer in advance. See the link: https://www.re.is/flybus/ One way ticket cost around 20 EUR per person. If you by return ticket as well, both ways will cost you 28 EUR. Be aware, you have to change buses at the Bus station www.bsi.is and from there you get the bus to Reykjavik Centrum Hotel. You can also walk from the Bus station to Vakta. It will ta...
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