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Luxurious Villa Includes Free Car

8 reviews
Front of house with the car in the driveway
Entrance to the house showing one of the bicycles
Dining table and kitchen
Wood carving
Entrance to living room
Living room
Living room
Hallway from living room
Stairway to sleeping loft
Wood carved ravens
Stairway to sleeping loft
Smaller double bed ideal for children
Smaller double bed/play area
Sofa bed
Sofa bed
Double bed
Double bed
Bathroom with shower
From Garden to the backyard
Back garden
Back garden
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Reykjavik, Capital Region
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... Read more
About the Owner, Margret G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 8 reviews and 1 property
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Yuri Z
Takoma Park, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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 of days spent exploring the city and its surrounding area. Vakta is quite literally only...

Management response:

Dear Yuri, 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. With warm wishes, Margrét


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Reviewed April 2, 2017 for a stay in November 2015

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 cottage.. Having the car meant that anywhere within Iceland was in our reach, and added...

Management response:

Dear Henry, 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, Margrét


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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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. It's very cozy. When we arrived at midnight, Margret had provided pasties, coffee, milk &...

Management response:

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, Margrét


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Jun 1, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
summer 2017
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Dec 14, 2017
haust 2017
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Jan 8, 2018
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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.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Keflavik Airport: 34.8 mi
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
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