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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Reykjavik, Capital Region

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“Great Reykjavik apartment, residential and quiet but close to everything”
Reviewed 21 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011

We stayed, a family of three, in Jenny's wonderful townhouse in Reykjavik. The space was of course far more than enough for our small family -- we could have had two or three more with us and felt comfortable. Very well-stocked kitchen for preparing meals -- we ate all our breakfasts and most of our suppers in the apartment, to save on money and avoid too much restaurant food.

The location just outside the Old Harbor and a short walk from downtown made us feel as if we really lived there -- the townhouse was in a residential and very quiet neighborhood, with free onstreet parking always available within a block -- and yet it was so close to everything we wanted to get to.

There aren't enough photos online: you can see the main living space very well (living room, dining room, kitchen) and the master bedroom, but there is also a great children's room with a bunk bed and an extra single bed (our daughter chose the single), and then two more smaller bedrooms, one of which we used for our luggage and one we didn't really use.

There is only one shower, so for us that was not a problem at all but for a multi-family trip might require some juggling.

it was especially convenient to have the laundry right in the house, since we were in Iceland for two weeks and didn't want to bring so many clothes. That was one of my primary considerations when searching for houses, and it didn't disappoint -- washer and dryer both worked well.

Jenny met us upon arrival (we called from the airport and she was at the apartment before us) to show us all around and teach us how to use all the appliances.

The house is full of wonderful artwork (both professional and by her children) and photographs, as well as hundreds upon hundreds of books in many languages including English. Lots of photo books of Iceland by Jenny's father, as well as the usual assortment of guidebooks, brochures, etc. Also many movies and CDs; we listened to some good music on the living room stereo. Didn't watch much Icelandic TV, though, for obvious linguistic reasons.

Beds were comfortable. We didn't always manage to get the rooms dark enough on the brightest of midsummer nights, but we slept well.

We had a car, but within Reykjavik we walked almost everywhere from the apartment -- shopping, museums, harbor -- except to a couple of far-flung areas like Perlan. We used the car mostly for day trips (and a couple of overnight trips) out of the city.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

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Reviewed 14 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Reviewed 11 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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London
Reviewed 9 November 2010 for a stay in November 2010

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Reviewed 27 October 2010 for a stay in October 2010

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