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The Lodge, Culnacnoc

The Lodge is our most popular destination all year round. A wooden chalet with a woodburner at the end of the living room, ideal for a romantic get...

$108 per night
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  2. Edinbane
Black House

Tigh Dubh is a renovated Black House on a croft, we are close to The Edinbane Inn, 8 miles from Dunvegan, 13 from Portree and an hour from the Skye bridge.

$110 per night
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Stunning views,The Rest, Isle of Skye

The Rest is a unique and private wood clad extension built on to the side of Dun Caan. This spacious property commands stunning views over to the Isle Of Raasay, the mainland and the golf course. It is complete with washing machine and dryer. The kitchen has dishwasher, fridge , two ring hob, microwave oven and all the utensils you would expect.Upstairs is the bedroom with a quality king sized bed and bedding The Rest has its own private entrance.

$168 per night

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Skye cottage rentals

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Moll Cottage
$163 per night
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  2. Culnacnoc
Skye Eyrie - Isle of Skye
$219 per night
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Driftwood Cottage Skye - 2 bedrooms with sea view
$188 per night
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  2. GB
Angels' Share self catering on the Isle of Skye
$85 per night
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  2. Camustianavaig
The Crofter's House, Isle of Skye
$182 per night
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  2. Edinbane
No 4 old post office row Isle of Skye - Book Now!
$125 per night
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  2. Carbost
Grants House
$158 per night
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  2. Kensaleyre
Cottage with 2 Bedrooms and stunning Loch views
$88 per night
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  2. Hallin
Eagle's Rest, Geary, Isle of Skye
$194 per night
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  2. Glendale
Atlantic Drift - Isle of Skye - Amazing Sea views
$188 per night
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  2. Waternish, Isle of Skye
Gate Lodge on Conservation Farm Isle of Skye
$167 per night
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  2. Highland
Taigh Alasdair - stone croft house in own garden
$125 per night

House rentals in Skye

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Bridge Cottage
$117 per night
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  2. Braes
1/2 of 12 Camustianavaig
$85 per night
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  2. Portree
♥️ Portree Bay, big Garden, Alderburn 2!
$150 per night
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Elfin Cottage - near Portree.
$119 per night
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  2. Claigan
Morven for 2 persons.
$16 per night
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  2. Dunvegan
Quirky single bedroom with en suite in Dunvegan
$56 per night
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  2. Torrin
10 Torrin
$95 per night
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  2. Edinbane
21 Upper Edinbane
$107 per night
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Seascape (W42888)
$102 per night
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Ewen's House
$85 per night
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  2. Portree
Central Portree - Gardens - Parking
$165 per night
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Double room with Private external Bathroom
$95 per night

Monthly cottage rentals Skye

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stoirm - a tranquil rural hideaway
$380 per night
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Tinhouse
$272 per night
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The Lodge in the Loch at the The Old Man Of Storr
$502 per night
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Luxury Cottage with breathtaking private peninsula
$313 per night
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Kilravock cottage
$201 per night
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The Anchorage, Kyleakin. Right on the water's edge
$230 per night
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Portree Bay Cottage - Beachfront
$270 per night
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  2. Drumbuie
Lovely modern cottage close to Plockton and Skye
$132 per night
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  2. Linicro
Monkstadt no 1 - Betty's Lookout
$376 per night
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Monkstadt No 5 - MacQueen Cottage
$251 per night
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  2. Carbost
Tigh na Talisker
$163 per night
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  2. Glendale
Modern minimalist cottage in perfect location
$113 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.


How do I get around Skye?

The closest airport to Skye is Inverness Airport (INV). It’s about a 2.5-hour drive from the airport to the island. You can take Scotrail’s two-hour Kyle Line to the northernmost point of Scotland’s mainland before catching a stagecoach bus for just over an hour from Kyle to the Isle of Skye. You can also rent a car at the Inverness Airport, and this will be the most efficient way to get around Skye once you’re there. Public bus routes with specific timetables are available, so if you use this method, be sure to plan your activities according to the bus schedule. Aside from a rental car or public bus transportation, there are a few taxi companies and private tour companies to help you get around.


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.

Elgol

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.