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Vacation rentals in Skye

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Cottage in Highland Council
The Malt House, Portree
The Malt House forms one wing of Portree's former grain mill. Over 200 years old it is now a grade 2 listed upside down house full of charm and character. The house is an easy 5 minute walk from the centre of Portree with all its restaurants and facilities, yet is situated in a leafy tucked away location. The upstairs living area is light, bright and open plan. The sea is a 2 minute stroll from the house. Portree is the capital of Skye and a great base for exploring all that Skye has to offer.
$158 per night
Guest suite in Roag
Taigh Malky
Roag is a quiet township, three miles from the larger village of Dunvegan. Taigh Malky is one of two self-contained suites in the property and has all the basic amenities to be self-sufficient and during your stay if you want to truly 'get away from it all'. The north west of Skye is full of beautiful spots to visit, or as a base for exploring further afield; though you may be just as happy to curl up and read a book while enjoying the view from the suite! *Not suitable for infants/children*
$137 per night
Rental unit in Portree
Portree Self Catering - No. 30, Isle & Rest Studio
No.30 Isle & Rest holds a special place in our hearts. A short walk from the centre of Portree, Skye's main fishing village, No.30 is the perfect resting place to base yourself in warmth and comfort to explore the wonders of this incredible and magical island. Ideally situated for accessing the most famous landmarks including 'The Old Man of Storr', 'Quiraing', 'Cullins', 'Fairy Pools' and more. These breathtaking views are all within easy reach whether by car, local tours, bicycle or bus.
$146 per night

House rentals in Skye

Private room in Portree
Private ensuite room, sea view, Portree centre
$81 per night
Private room in Portree
Private room for one in Grianan accomodation room3
$52 per night
Home in Portnalong
Newly Furnished Studio - Portnalong, Isle of Skye
$132 per night
Private room in Broadford
Pier House - Room 5
$121 per night
Private room in Broadford
Claigan Bed and Breakfast, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
$95 per night
Private room in Portree
Double En Suite Room
$105 per night
Home in Kingsburgh
Creag an Loch Self Catering
$148 per night
Home in Portree Isle of Skye
Tucked Away Skye, Portree
$199 per night
Home in Waternish
The Byre, Isle of Skye, Luxury Self Catering
$160 per night
Private room in Kilmaluag
Eilean Trodday - B&B En-Suite 🌸
$100 per night
Home in Hallin
Silverwood Waternish
$157 per night
Home in Skeabost Bridge
Elfin Cottage - near Portree.
$121 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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