Port Charlotte is a scenic fishing village and the best holiday destination if you’re visiting Islay Islands and Scotland’s best whiskey distilleries. Though its untouched shores are not ideal for swimming, you are rewarded with fantastic views of the Loch Indaal, Paps of Jura, and Mull of Oa. Book a family tour with Field Center for Natural History to explore the rock pools during low tide. This well-preserved heritage village, named after the mother of its founder, was once a housing facility for the workers of the 1829 Lochindaal Distillery. The distinct, traditional, stone-made, whitewashed houses with blue roofing built in the 1930s are located 11 miles (17.70 km) away from Bowmore and 6 miles (9.65 km) away from southwest Portnahaven. Select the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Charlotte, Scotland from our list below for a luxurious place to stay while you explore this lovely town.
In the town center beside the Lochindaal Hotel, a pub, and near a grocery is a guesthouse with two private rooms up for rent. The friendly owners live in the house and they allow shared use of the bathroom and the living room with a fireplace. The two bedrooms can be rented together or separately and are simply furnished with a double bed in one room while the other has a single bed and a baby crib. Rented together, the two bedrooms can sleep three adults and a small child. Basic necessities like free WiFi, heating, free essentials, laundry facilities, hot water, and free parking are provided during your stay.
11 Main Street, Port Charlotte.Port Charlotte, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe room was cozy and comfyI stayed in their smaller roomThe room is cozy and the bed sleeps wonderfullGreat for one night escape to lay our head down in quietbut I didn't even need to have the radiator on during the nightRooms and bathroom were clean and spacious Communication prior to arrival and check-Really you can't beat the valueThe room and bathroom are very clean and you can find good restaurants by footThe room and bathroom are clean and set tidy(the night after was very quite
Host:Most warm welcome and made to feel at home instantly David and Maggie are great hostsShe also sent us off with some baked goods for our journeyThe host are very nice person and gave warm welcomeand she made us feel very welcome in her homeand she was very helpfulRead more reviewsThe island is amazing if you are a lover of whisky and ever if you are notThe location is fantastic good 30 seconds to busA very pleasant place located in the main street of Port Charlottevery comfortable and get location in Port CharlotteSatisfactory place in a Beautiful part of the world Worth every pound
The house is perfect if you want five-minute access to the beach. A pub, hotel restaurant, and a general store are steps away. It’s cozy with its clean white walls, minimal country-style furniture, spacious rooms, and breathtaking views of Loch Indaal right outside your window. There’s a tiny dining area for two, a living room cozy with a TV and fireplace, and a fully kitted kitchen. The two bedrooms are furnished with enough beds to sleep up to three guests. The shared bathroom offers hot water showers. You are provided with free WiFi, heating, laundry facilities, and free on-site and street parking. Do note that though pillows and duvets are provided by the host, you should bring your own beddings and towels.
House, Port Charlotte, Isle of IslayPort Charlotte, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe highlight was the panoramic sea view from the kitchen and dining areasWi-fi at the caravan park cafe up the roadThe rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was modern and well-doneThe kitchen was well equipped & spacioussometimes you need that escape from the modern worldIt was very clean and we found everything we neededKit's house was clean and comfy and accurately describedThe house is nicely decorated and very quietThe house was clean and well-equippedIt was clean and well furnished
Host:Kit was very quick to reply to messages and was very helpful(hiking trout fishing and distillery visits) RecommendedWe had our 10 month old son with us and he really enjoyed exploringThe weather was amazing for usKit was very friendly and communicative and the place is greatRead more reviewsA nice house in a great location Perfect for exploring IslayThe centre of the village is easy to walk to where there are a couple of great restaurantsperfect location for exploring the islandThe house is in a great location on Islay and perfect for touring aroundThe location is perfect for exploring Port Charlotte on foot walking by the sea and exploring the island
This remodeled artist’s studio is near Port Charlotte’s local shops, hotels, beaches, local distilleries, and wildlife. The unique three-level home hosts three guests with ease. The topmost floor features a huge double bedroom with vaulted ceilings and fantastic sea views. The mezzanine has a gallery and an artist’s studio with a sofa-bed tucked in a corner. Another stairway leads to the ground floor with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and a private bathroom. The patio has a small garden where you can relax on folding lounge chairs. Hot water, heating, free essentials, and free on-site parking are provided. WiFi connection and cellphone signals are poor in the area so you must request the owner’s assistance to get connected.
Artist's studio Port CharlotteArgyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe studio has a very nice view It was spacious and the kitchen was equiped to do your own cookingEverything was fine and the view on the ocean from the kitchen is so fantasticThe view from the deck chairs out to the sea is stunningit feels like an artist stdio with cosy bedrooms and a neat kitchen - a great place to stay whilst on IslayAnd the view is magnificentIt was clean and practicalThe studio is spacious and light with views over Loch Indaal
Host:Also the studio is absolutely beautiful Big recommendation for this onemade us feel so welcomepub hotel and petrolwas a friendly and helpful host :)the studio is in beautiful port charlotteRead more reviewsA lovely space and a good location to explore IslayIt also has good restaurants and pubs-a great "get away from it all"Port Charlotte a lovely wee village to stay in too and givenJust a nice beautiful little house right on the water Very close to some restaurants and bus stop
The property was a former schoolhouse converted into a three-unit holiday home. It’s walking distance to the beach, pier, restaurants, and pubs with an awesome view of Loch Indaal, Paps of Jura, and Oa Peninsula. This is one of the three units up for rent. Its spacious and elegant all-white interior is decorated with modern furniture and light wooden finishing. Spectacular ocean and countryside views are seen from the wide windows. Its loft-style bedroom containing a king-sized bed and luxurious en suite bathroom is ideal for honeymooning couples. It overlooks the cozy living room and dining area where you can enjoy an intimate dinner prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. Be entertained by watching TV or connecting with free WiFi to post pictures of your trip on Instagram.
Kilchoman ApartmentPort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsA beautiful stylish very clean and equipped apartment
Host:Furnishings and fittings first class SituationWe had a wonderful time on Islay helped by beautiful weatherWonderful spacious location close to all the local bars and restaurants Will definitely book againWe spent a lot of our days out and about cycling and walkingwell-equipt and homelyRead more reviewsThe setting of Port Charlotte could not be better as it's a beautiful villageit's easy to cycle from the doorKilchoman Apartment is in a great location with views over the lochThis is a great place to stay with everything you need for cooking in or enjoying your stay in Port Charlotte Within walking distance to restaurants close to the ocean ( you can see it from the ...
This is a lovely beachfront cottage with sweeping sea views from every window. Three spacious bedrooms are distributed on two floors with enough beds to sleep six guests comfortably. The living room on the ground floor has huge sofas, perfect for entertaining guests while warming up around the fireplace. Cook your meals in the fully equipped modern kitchen and host a dinner in your unit. You can surf the net, watch TV, do your laundry, or enjoy hot water baths during your stay in the cottage. Near the cottage is the beach, restaurants, pubs, and live entertainment waiting to be explored.
Saddler's Brae, seafront house in Port CharlotteArgyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbut at the same time the very modern and tasteful furnishingA little difficult to find if you are following satnavLaurie's place has a very modern feel with amazing view of the water and the other side of the islandThe pictures do not do this placeIt is cozy and comfortable but there is room to spread out and to share space with familyIt was very clean and had everything we needed
Host:Exceptional host who quickly answers your questionsShe came back to me so quickly with my booking request after another host cancelled on us last minute and answered any queries I had prior to our arrivalwas a fantastic host and was extremely helpful throughout our stayLaurie was an excellent host giving us tips for good restaurants in the areaThe communication with Laurie was really easy and helpfulRead more reviewsIdeally located in Port Charlotte which is in my opinionSaddlers Brae is a lovely cottage in a great locationVery clean and comfortable house in a great location and with beautiful views of Port Charlotte Within walking distance of pubs restaurants and a small shop++ of Laurie's place is the charm of the house and its locationIt is also located close by 2 pubs that have friendly staff and amazing scotch selection
This apartment offers stylish self-catering accommodation that hosts big families or groups. It is one of the three holiday homes in a remodeled old schoolhouse near Port Charlotte’s beach, pubs, restaurants, and pier. The unit features high ceilings and a spacious loft overlooking the ground floor’s open layout encompassing the living room, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area. A total of six thick-cushioned beds are distributed among the two bedrooms on the ground floor and on the loft that sleep eight guests comfortably. Four private bathrooms feature a hot water tub, laundry facilities, and free essentials. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and fresh linens.
Ardnave ApartmentPort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsWe stayed at the apartment with a group of friends visiting distilleriesThe flat is comfortable spacious and exactly as describedThe space suited our group well and we were pleased to all have our own bathroomsThe place is amazing Very large sparkling clean and a ton of bathrooms and bedrooms
Host:We appreciated the four( ) bathrooms andShe answered all my last minute questions within minutes and went above to accommodate our large groupPort Charlotte is such a beautiful town and the beach is a 5 minute walk from the flat stunning Small touches and very homey hope to return to Islay soon to enjoy againRead more reviewsAwesome location Close to pubsThe location is wonderful as well - right in the heart of Port CharlotteShe had a binder full of things to do on the island which was so helpful if you need something to do in between visiting distilleries
This property is a bungalow and a bed-and-breakfast located 10 minutes away from Port Charlotte. It offers a self-catering private room with dainty interiors and a queen-sized bed providing restful sleep for two adults. It also has a private bathroom, a tiny but fully equipped kitchen, and a folding table where you can eat. Chill out on the sofas as you watch TV, being kept warm by the fireplace. The unit is surrounded by big picture windows with awesome views of the Loch Indaal and Papa of Jura. Though the unit is ideal for two guests, it can accommodate two more children. You can request for additional floor mattresses for them to sleep on. Free on-site parking, luggage drop-off, and long-term stays are allowed.
Tigh na Greine studio B&BPort Charlotte, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsEverything you need in compact spaceThere was Small kitchen area for cooking Nice comfortable bed Nice bathroom & showerThe room was light and airyAmazing room whith a little kitchen plus a little living room near the bedThis comfortable little space has a fully outfitted kitchenHer B&B was clean and perfectly decoratedThe house was sparkling cleanVery quiet and peaceful and very clean and warm Thank you CathrineVery clean and provisions for stay were more than ampleThere is everything we need inside and it was really clean
Host:She is also very helpfulWe made some good friends with almost everyone we came into contact withshe has been really helpful and reactivethe studio is well furnished and very niceand we had a very nice conversation with herRead more reviewsThe house is just a flat 10 minute walk to the village andLovely location which was in walking distance to Port CharlottePerfect location to stay while in Islay for a few nights Walking distance to Port Charlotte and only a few mins drive to Bruichladdich DistilleryGreat location handy to Port Charlotte shops and the Bruichladdich distillerythe bus service is very good
Experience country-style living for a few days by checking into this property. The cottage is 4 miles (6.43 km) away from Port Charlotte on a road going to Porthaven. It’s newly built on an old byre’s site surrounded by a vast garden and farmland where the owner breeds birds and bees. Do note that their pet peacock named Chickpea roams the property freely. Its brightly colored rooms are tastefully decorated with traditional and modern furniture. The living room features a chic sofa bed suitable for two guests, a TV, and a fireplace. The fully equipped country style kitchen has a breakfast counter and a dining area. The bedroom hosts two guests with a queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom with its claw-foot tub and hot water shower. Dine al fresco on the patio or ogle at the farm animals and occasional deer that visit the property. Modern conveniences like WiFi, laundry facilities, and free parking are available.
The Old Byre, An GleannPort Charlotte, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe only downside was having to leaveThe bed is comfortable and the shower has good pressureThe cottage is lovely and cozy Close town and distilleriesI loved cooking in the delighful kitchenThe appliances in the kitchen were perfectVery comfortable and lovely decorated cottageThe bed room and bathroom were very cleanIt is a really beautiful place and was very cleanclean and comfortable good location
Host:homemade Islay tablet awaited us on our arrivalWe also had a fire waiting for us as we checked in which was a really nice touchWe were very lucky with sunny weatherniet wist dat het huisje achter een huis stondan amazing log burner Iain and Jane were so lovely and helpful giving us advice on things to do on the island and making sure we were always stocked up with logs for the fireRead more reviewsThere are also lots of Whisky Distilleries around that areaThe lovely village of Portnahaven is just downPort Charlotte is a 10 minute drive away with a small shop and you're never more than 30-45 minutes drive away from the main points on the IslandA lovely cottage in a peaceful setting Very well equipped and comfortable A good base from which to explore IslayGreat place and lovely setting Particularly enjoyed the wood burner in the living room
This is the third and biggest unit in the refurbished old schoolhouse near the pier, beach, restaurants, and pubs of Port Charlotte. Its elegant interiors like the others feature a loft overlooking the fancy dining and living room areas. The stylish kitchen is in a separate room and is fully fitted to cook family-sized meals. Eight guests will be able to sleep comfortably in the four bedrooms containing five thick-cushioned beds. All bedrooms are well-lit despite having small windows and are furnished with a TV, heater, and a seating area. The four en suite bathrooms offer hot water showers and free essentials. You have access to a small enclosed garden with outdoor furniture where you can enjoy al fresco dining surrounded by lush greenery.
Saligo ApartmentPort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe accommodation is of high standard and absolutely sticks to the descriptionThe equipment was thorough: we came with our one year old and had many things available including a chest of tousMargaret has provided everything required for a very comfortable stay and there was plenty of information available about places to visit and things to do whilst on the islandThe apartment was very clean very spacious and very comfortableClean and spacious Ensuites a big plus
Host:And what we found out during our stay: a house with history the former Port Charlotte village school and afterwards village hall Outside the front you have an absolutely stunning view across Loch...Any questions we had were dealt with very quickly and patiently We enjoyed our stay here thoroughlyMargaret was not only reactive but also lovely to interact withRead more reviewsthis is by far the best you can find
You’ll find luxurious lodgings in this huge cottage in Islay island just steps away from the beach, shops, restaurants, and a bus stop. It has well-appointed interiors decorated with modern furniture and a few vintage home accents that set a homey vibe. Three capacious bedrooms with a total of four beds and four bathrooms can fitup to six people. Your family and friends can gather around the cozy living room to watch TV and have your meals in the elegant dining room. You’ll be inspired to cook in the impressive kitchen with its fine wood finishing and state-of-the-art cooking equipment. French doors open to a furnished private garden where you can have your morning coffee or afternoon tea with a refreshing view of Octamore farm.
Sanaigmore CottagePort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewstwo living rooms and each bedroom has it's own bathroomso no one getting on top of each other and lots of room for children to play with the box of toys/books/puzzlesthe pier and the beachprovided Very well equipped kitchen including Whiskey glasses if you find yourself bringing back a bottle from one of the tours as we did Beds are comfortable and sheets cleanThe house is clean comfortable and very well equipped
Host:First time we have rented a house/cottage to have so much available to usRead more reviewsThe village is beautiful and the house is a couple of mins walk to the seaGreat and spacious accommodation on the beautiful island of Islay Designated parking beside the house Excellent base to explore the island Machir Bay not to be missed Shop and restaurants within w...A proper local pub at the bottom of the road and a shop for basics
Gorgeous whitewashed houses of Islay
Though the Islay’s houses look identical and unchanged in their whitewashed stone structures, they are very pleasing to the eyes. Once inside, you’ll be amazed that the interiors are very well-kept and uniquely designed with all the modern comforts. Be sure to include them in your travel plans when visiting Port Charlotte in Scotland.
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