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Vacation rentals in Skye

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Lochsie Cottage, Peinmore House

"Lochsie", a beautifully presented cosy base from which to explore all the Isle of Skye has to offer. Just outside the main town of Portree boastin...

$88 per night
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  2. Glendale
Milovaig House | Stylish Isle of Skye Croft House

This newly renovated 19th century crofters house, sits on the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Skye. A true remote haven, this cosy yet stylish house is a perfect escape for a family or group of friends. Whilst sitting in the sun room, you can spot whales, dolphins and sea eagles all from the stunning Nordic style house. During the winter nights the Northern Lights often make an appearance, and the Swedish log fired hot tub is a perfect viewing point.

$183 per night
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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.

$51 per night

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Stay near Skye's top sights

Photo of Neist Point Lighthouse
Neist Point Lighthouse30 locals recommend
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Portree Harbour3 locals recommend
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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens35 locals recommend
Photo of Fairy Glen, Uig
Fairy Glen, Uig28 locals recommend
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Cafe Arriba14 locals recommend
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Quiraing29 locals recommend

House rentals in Skye

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The View, Duisdale Mor, Sleat
$201 per night
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  2. Uig
Hawthorn Cottage 2 bed with bay views
$104 per night
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  2. Portree
♥️ Portree Bay, big Garden, Alderburn 2!
$147 per night
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En-suite Room with Cuillin view, Central Portree
$69 per night
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Cuillrigh, Penifiler
$150 per night
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  2. Braes
1/2 of 12 Camustianavaig
$83 per night
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  2. Broadford
Light spacious relaxing room with scenic views
$72 per night
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  2. Roag by Dunvegan
William 's House
$115 per night
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  2. Skeabost Bridge
Elfin Cottage - near Portree.
$128 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Portree
Lochview 45 Park Bernisdale
$73 per night
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  2. Edinbane
21 Upper Edinbane
$115 per night
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  2. Luib
Bridge Cottage
$114 per night

Monthly house rentals Skye

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  2. Tarskavaig
Joan's House
$15 per night
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  2. North East Skye
Kensaleyre for 5 persons.
$15 per night
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  2. South Skye
Teangue for 4 persons.
$15 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.

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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