Looking for a non-smoking dedicated housesitter for 12 days in July. Preferably arriving on July 3nd (we leave on July 4th) and leaving ca July 15th. One day more or less doesn't matter. We have one cat, Skotta, 11 years old, very easy to get along with. We can easily arrange for someone to visit her for 1-2 days at the end if needed or in between.
We live in Reykjavik (112 Grafarvogur) in an apartment on the ground floor, 106 m2.
Best things about this location:
* Quiet neighbourhood
* Just a few min. walk to shopping center, swimming-pool, cinema, restaurants and a golf course.
* Great area for walking, golfing.
* Very near the main roads out of the city if you have a car and want to drive to the countryside
* Parking no problem
*Very good public transport to Reykjavik center
About the apartment
A cozy and inviting 2 bedroom apartment (ca 106 m2) in one of Reykjavík`s suburbs, Grafarvogur, the 112 area. It is a very neat and lovely ground floor apartment in a building with 6 apartments. It has one bedroom, one "office", a bathroom with a shower and a bathtub, a living room/kitchen/dining area and a big newly built wooden veranda in front of the kitchen.
The apartment has a smart TV and Wi-Fi. A washing machine and a dryer in a small washing room. A good refrigerator, dishwasher and a freezer a great coffee machine.
The bedroom has a good double bed (160x200 cm).
Being without a car is not a problem here since bus nr. 6 stops just a few steps away and goes all the way to Reykjavik center (twenty-twenty five minutes).
If you have a car, you can park it near the house - it normally takes about 10 minutes to drive to the center outside the busiest hours.
In just 3-5 minutes (walking) you can reach the biggest shopping area in Grafarvogur, where you have everything you need: Two big supermarkets, a bakery, a fish store with fresh fish daily, a pharmacy, a liquor store, a library, fast food restaurants and more.
A golf course with 27 holes is only 10 min. walk where you can play for a certain fee.
"Egilshöll" is a big cinema with 4 halls, restaurants, a big fitness center and more, only about 5 min. walk.
Best of all, it takes only about 10 minutes to walk to one of the best swimming-pools in Reykjavík "Grafarvogslaug", both indoor and outdoor swimming pool with hot tubs to relax in. A real luxury which you shouldn`t miss.
Grafarvogur is among the largest residential districts of Reykjavík, Iceland. It is a relatively new neighborhood, major construction began in the late 1980s and continued well into the 1990s.
Grafarvogur currently has one medium-sized shopping center called Spöngin. It`s not a mall in itself but a cluster of stores, Hagkaup (supermarket) and Bónus (supermarket) being the largest.