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Vacation rentals in Skye

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Shared room · Uig
The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse - Single Dorm Bed
The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse is new style of Hostel designed for the comfort of guests, and introducing some luxury into the hostel world. Situated on the North West coast, the Cowshed is perfectly situated to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the bay, something which should definitely not be missed! This listing is for one single bunk bed in a 6-bed mixed gender dorm. Please note, towels are not included. These can be rented from reception for £1.00 each.
Feb 5 – 12
$29 per night
Private room · Portree
Private room for one in Grianan accomodation room3
Cosy single room (no breakfast) in bungalow situated just a 10minute walk to the town centre. Easy access via key safe. Tea, coffee facilities, smart TV and sink within the room. Shared showeroom across the hall. Access to guidebooks, maps and leaflets aswell. Plenty private parking.
Sep 29 – Oct 6
$47 per night
Cottage · Portree
stoirm - a tranquil rural hideaway
Relax and immerse yourself in the space around you, enjoy the peace and calmness of this rural retreat. Experience spectacular views of the Cuillins, Portree Bay and the Old Man of Storr. stoirm is situated in the quiet township of Penifiler, a rural crofting community. This modern cottage is ideally located on the island, 3 miles from Portree (the largest town on Skye), allowing you to absorb all that Skye has to offer.
Jan 6 – 13
$263 per night

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Stay near Skye's top sights

Photo of Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Lighthouse33 locals recommend
Photo of Portree Harbour
Portree Harbour3 locals recommend
Photo of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens37 locals recommend
Photo of Fairy Glen, Uig
Fairy Glen, Uig29 locals recommend
Photo of Cafe Arriba
Cafe Arriba14 locals recommend
Photo of Quiraing
Quiraing30 locals recommend

House rentals in Skye

Private room · Staffin
Quiraing Rooms - Gorse - Winter Discount!
Feb 6 – 13
$47 per night
Home · Kingsburgh
Creag an Loch Self Catering
Jun 16 – 23
$135 per night
Home · Uig
Tides Uig Isle of Skye
Aug 16 – 23
$666 per night
Private room · Highland
Modern B&B in Portree
Jan 6 – 13
$101 per night
Home · Staffin
Burnbank Bothan
Aug 15 – 22
$106 per night
Home · Glendale
Milovaig House | Stylish Isle of Skye Croft House
Feb 19 – 26
$307 per night
Home · Isle Of Skye
Traditional Thatched Cottage
Jun 22 – 29
$84 per night
Private room · Isle of Skye
Westhaven House Single
Nov 5 – 12
$56 per night
Home · Isle of Skye
Islands View - Panoramic sea views
Mar 30 – Apr 6
$158 per night
Private room · Marishader
Single en suite room in home hosted by Naoko
Dec 13 – 20
$76 per night
Private room · Staffin
Joan House
Dec 26 – Jan 2
$51 per night
Home · Totscore
Unique Thatched Cottage 1/2 of 12.
Nov 19 – 26
$84 per night

Monthly house rentals Skye

Home · Portree
Central Portree - Gardens - Parking
Nov 6 – 13
$128 per night
Home · Highland Council
Stunning Skye seafront: calm, cosy, central.
Jul 11 – 18
$287 per night
Home · Portree
♥️ Portree Bay, big Garden, Alderburn 2!
Dec 3 – 10
$162 per night
Home · Toravaig
“Rona” @ Knock View apartments ,Sleat ,Skye
Mar 23 – 30
$79 per night
Home · Isleornsay
Private cottage in the woods.
Sep 1 – 8
$151 per night
Home · Highland Council
Stunning view, free off road parking, 3 bedrooms.
Jan 19 – 26
$152 per night
Home · Carbost
Carbost Lochside
Jun 18 – 25
$167 per night
Home · Isle of Skye
Luib House. Spacious Self-catering by the sea.
Nov 8 – 15
$233 per night
Home · Highland Council
Cosy home with stunning views
Dec 10 – 17
$162 per night
Home · Carbost
10 Loch Harport View
Jun 7 – 14
$180 per night
Home · Highland
25 Windsor Crescent, Portree centre
Aug 6 – 13
$270 per night
Private room · Portree
Private ensuite room, sea view, Portree centre
Feb 9 – 16
$75 per night

Your guide to Skye

All About Skye

Skye is an island on Scotland’s northwest coast whose history dates back to prehistoric times. It’s home to seven medieval castles, some of which are ruins that have succumbed to years of weathering and battles, while others, like the Armadale Castle, remain more intact. The island’s Dunvegan Castle is still inhabited today.

The Black Cuillin Hills mountain range is the dominating landscape on Skye, named for its dark-colored basalt and gabbro rocks. The steep, grass- and moss-covered mountains make for challenging hikes like the Quiraing Walk, a path that is constantly shifting due to massive landslides. The 1.4-mile Old Man of Storr hike is another of the most iconic trails on the island, where you can see this 160-foot, speared rock formation surrounded by untamed, bright green moss. All across the island, overflowing lochs create dozens of waterfalls, ranging from the towering 131-foot Eas Mor Waterfall to a series of small, grouped cascades like the Falls of Rha.

As you explore Skye’s rugged terrain surrounding your Skye rental accommodations, you can look for some of Scotland’s native highland cows and red deer. Along the coast, rare grey seals make appearances near Skye’s rocky beach shores.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Skye?

Skye sees rain year-round, but summers are warm and see a bit more sunshine than other seasons. This time of year, you can visit the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, the Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, open to visitors all summer before closing in early fall. Fall’s cooler temperatures make it an ideal time to hike through Skye’s lush, grassy mountains.

Spring is cool and less rainy than autumn, and purple orchids sprout up across Skye’s highlands. These beautiful flowers dot the path along the Fairy Pools hike in spring, ending at a series of small waterfalls. Winters are cold but not extreme, and it seldom snows. On a cold day, you can explore indoor attractions such as the Skye Museum of Island Life, featuring 100-year-old cottages with relics inside them showing what life in Skye was like for villagers at the time.

What are the top things to do in Skye?

Kilt Rock

The 180-foot, pleated Kilt Rock formation resembles the garment of the same name. An elevated lookout point near the cliffs offers a sweeping view of Kilt Rock and the dramatic Mealt Falls waterfall. The falls are nearly as tall as Kilt Rock, flowing from the nearby Loch Mealt and cascading over the basalt cliff face into the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of wind and water flow is known to make a mystical, calming sound as you take it in.


The small fishing village of Elgol sits at the junction of the seascape and the Black Cuillin Hills mountain range. It’s home to Elgol Beach, accessible by a short, steep walk from Elgol. Black rocks covering the shore date back nearly 200 million years, meeting the deep blue Loch Scavaig waters. The grassy Black Cuillin Hills create a dramatic backdrop behind the beach, with honeycomb rock formations lining the shore. You can swim in the loch waters, but they will be chilly throughout the year.

Dunscaith Castle

The Dunscaith Castle, built sometime during the 13th or 14th century, sits on an elevated rock over Loch Eishort. It’s one of the few castle ruins in Skye that you can walk through on your own, exploring the standing remains of staircases, overland bridges, and supports connecting an overwater drawbridge leading to the castle. Many Gaelic legends refer to this castle and its centuries-long history of sieges between rival clans.

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