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Vacation rentals in Skye

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Cottage in Sconser
Moll Cottage
Discover your own corner of Skye in this historic keepers cottage along a private shoreline, sitting below the Cuillins. An unforgettable location, complete with an outdoor fire pit to help you enjoy your surroundings into the evening. Inside, there are Scot-Scandi influences that tie modern design, luxury and comfort to the history and charm of the cottage. Moll Cottage is located between the two largest settlements on the island and within easy travelling distance of the most popular sights.
$169 per night
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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.
$144 per night
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Cottage in Highland
Loch Portree View
Loch Potree View is modern cottage with a beautiful sea view out onto Portree bay and the world famous Cuillin range. With two bedrooms plus the stylish kitchen and Living area, it is the perfect base to discover the magic of The Isle Of Skye! We are located in Bayfield, Portree, an out of the way quiet street that has the benefit of being a 5 minute walk to the heart of Portree and Somerled Square, which is where all the local shops, restaurants and pubs are located.
$107 per night
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House rentals in Skye

Private room in Portree
En-suite Room with Cuillin view, Central Portree
$61 per night
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Home in Skeabost Bridge
Elfin Cottage - near Portree.
$106 per night
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Home in Carbost
This must be the place - Skye, Carbost
$171 per night
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Private room in Portree
Double En Suite Room
$102 per night
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Private room in Highland
PORTREE - PRIVATE ROOM & BATHROOM : No.30 'Storr'
$59 per night
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Private room in Isle of Skye
Central Skye, perfect for exploring the island.
$65 per night
Home in Waternish
The Byre, Isle of Skye, Luxury Self Catering
$157 per night
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Home in Carbost
10 Loch Harport View
$90 per night
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Private room in Staffin
Quiraing Rooms - Gorse - Winter Discount!
$49 per night
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Home in Portree
♥️ Portree Bay, big Garden, Alderburn 2!
$120 per night
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Home in Harrapool
Cosy Modern Cottage, Isle of Skye
$119 per night
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Private room in Highland Council
Large double room in town centre
$72 per night
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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.

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.

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