Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Harris, Scotland - Updated 2023

airbnb Harris, United Kingdom
Anne Marie
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The Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands off the coast of northern Scotland, feel like they are frozen in time. Their remote location and local residents have ensured that the islands’ traditions and appearance have not been influenced by modern society. You’ll still hear locals speaking Gaelic and the homes look beautifully historic. However, the people of the Outer Hebrides are friendly and eager to share their properties and teach visitors about their lifestyles! One of the best spots to explore and learn about Hebridean life is the Isle of Harris. This island boasts stunning landscapes, dramatic weather, and lots of cozy places to stay. Here is a list of our best recommendations for Airbnb vacation rentals in Harris!

1. Cozy cottage in a farm setting (from USD 77)

This cozy cottage is the perfect spot to experience life on a rustic Scottish farm! The stony building is compact with room for two guests. Inside, there is a kitchen and a small living room where you can relax next to the fire on chilly nights. Right outside your door, the hosts keep hens in the garden and provide guests with fresh eggs every day. They also invite visitors during the summer to watch the sheep gathering and sheepdogs working. With easy access to walking trails and Loch Seaforth, this is a lovely remote accommodation to escape from hectic modern life!

Blackhouse at Tigh nan Seileach,
Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom
82 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a week without wifi makes for such a peaceful break
small but very homely comfortable cottage
the bed is extremely comfortable with great pillows and a nice warm doona
it was so comfortable and warm
the blackhouse was cosy and comfortable for the two of us
clean and well appointed
thank you miranda for such a cosy spotless and quirky stay at the blackhouse
miranda is a great host
thanks again to a fantastic host
miranda is very helpful and made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay
miranda was a fabulous host she provided lots of information about places to see
miranda and angus are very kind and friendly people
it is so central to exploring amazing harris and lewis
the blackhouse is a great central location for exploring both harris and lewis
fabulous location cosy and bursting with character
it's in a pretty location ideal for exploring harris and only 30 mins drive from stornoway
great location- halfway between stornoway and tarbet
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2. Bed and breakfast with amazing views (from USD 133)

The stunning views from this bed and breakfast are worth the journey to this beautiful location! The rooms in the B&B all have large windows to let in the sights: a pristine lake surrounded by rolling hills, with sunshine, fog, or even a rainbow over the water depending on the day! Up to three guests can share this room and its attached bathroom. The hosts provide daily breakfast and welcome guests to sit in the dining and lounge areas at all times during the day. The bed and breakfast is located right on the waterfront, so feel free to take a stroll down to the shore.

Mulag House - Red Room (Blue room also listed)
Aird a' Mhulaidh, Scotland, United Kingdom
129 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely room with beautiful view over the loch
the views from the room are amazing
excellent rooms with a fabulous view
beautiful view of lucy from every window and a great breakfast
breakfast was a treat including the tattie pancake
very clean and everything you would want
the accommodation is spotlessly clean with ensuite facilities
the room was nice big clean and homely
our room was spacey very clean comfortable and quiet
our room was perfect very clean comfortable and with all the essential items for our stay
wonderful hosts and great hospitality with full breakfast
amanda and paul were wonderful hosts
amanda was a fantastic host
to start she is a fantastic host
she is very gracious and helpful
the location is so central and perfect for exploring harris and lewis
great location between stornoway and tarbert
beautiful location - quiet and peaceful
great location - handy for sight seeing
great location to explore both beautiful lewis and harris by car is a must
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3. Cottage right on the lake shore (from USD 130)

Though this cottage is quite secluded, with the nearest shops and restaurants about 22 km (14 miles) away, it is in just about the prettiest location imaginable. The home is right on the shores of Loch Seaforth, a sizeable lake with rolling hills surrounding it. Guests have seen eagles and even otters in and around the water! There is a lovely walled patio that is the perfect place to relax and take in the views. Inside, the cottage is sized for three people with a cozy bedroom, living room with a sofa bed, and a small kitchen.

Seaforth Cottage in Aline Estate
Stornoway, United Kingdom
66 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage is very cosy and comfortable
very comfortable cottage in a stunningly beautiful waterside location
very cosy warm and comfortable
ah the (website hidden by airbnb) comfortable
it was exceptionally clean and very comfortable
comfortable clean with all required amenities
the gamekeeper popped by to make sure we were ok and i thought that was kind
sandra was very helpful and gave us plenty information before we arrived
great location to explore both lewis & harris from
beautiful location and perfectly situated to explore both harris and lewis
location is great to explore harris as well as lewis
a stunning location and a beautifully renovated property
the location is fabulous right at the edge of loch seaforth
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4. Tarbert apartment on the ground floor (from USD 86)

With its location in the center of Tarbert, this private apartment is a great starting point for exploring Harris. It is sized for two guests and has a cozy bedroom, a small kitchen, and a spacious living room with a wood-burning stove. Tarbert is a bustling town with shops, restaurants, and bars. It is also conveniently located for exploring the area. One sight you shouldn’t miss is the beaches. Tarbert is located where North and South Harris meet, meaning there is lots of shoreline that is usually empty! Take advantage of the quietness to appreciate the clear blue waters, rolling green hills, and snow-capped mountains too!

An Caladh, 3 Tobair Mairi
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom
67 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything worked perfect; everything we needed was in the flat which made our holiday very enjoyable and comfortable
a comfortable flat on ground floor with everything you need for 2 people
the bed was comfortable and the shower was great with loads of hot water
very clean and well appointed
it was spotlessly clean warm and comfortable
homely and nice and clean
this apartment is comfortable quiet very clean and well-equipped
very nice apartment clean with a comfy bed
lena is a fantastic host
lena was a great host answering questions really quickly
lena is the perfect host
lena was an accomodting host and communicated effectively throughout our stay
lena is the perfect host and this is a lovely apartment
lovely house in a great location
beautiful flat in excellent location
' it's in a great location for exploring harris and close to the harris distillery
great location for sight seeing in harris
brilliant location to explore harris and super comfy bed
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5. Guest suite just steps from Luskentyre Beach (from USD 101)

With its white sand beaches and turquoise blue water, Luskentyre Beach could easily pass for the Mediterranean or the Carribean! However, dipping a toe in this chilly ocean will remind you that you’re in the Outer Hebrides. Even if you can’t swim, Luskentyre is a stunningly beautiful place to walk on the beach, bike or hike nearby trails, or just sit in the dunes and take in the view. This private guest suite, located in an old schoolhouse, is mere minutes from Luskentyre and you can see the bright blue water from both bedrooms. Up to four guests can stay in this spot, which has perks like a washer and dryer and a patio for enjoying the fresh air.

The Old School at Luskentyre Lodge
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom
50 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very warm and comfortable
clean comfortable and well equipped
lovely wee place and very friendly hosts
norman and leona are extremely helpful hosts
norman and leona were very friendly and welcoming
good stay & fab location
perfect place to explore luskentyre beach and harris
beautiful place in a super location
we had a wonderful two days at this location
a beautiful wee cabin in the most incredible location
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6. Bed and breakfast in a converted farmhouse (from USD 142)

Nestled in the rolling hills, this converted farmhouse bed and breakfast looks frozen in time! This cozy room can host up to three guests and it has a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is provided and there is an option to pay for a hot breakfast too. This accommodation is located in a rural area but it is convenient to visit a larger town like Tarbert, which is a short drive away. While you’re in Harris, be sure to pick up a local commodity like tweed from the Harris Tweed shop. Harris Tweed is unique in that it is made from wool that is dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides and handwoven by locals, meaning you’ll be getting a durable and authentic product every time!

Vigadale House Homestay - Machair Room
Aird a' Mhulaidh, Scotland, United Kingdom
143 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had the largest of the 3 upstairs guest rooms with a comfortable double and a single bed
highlight was the large corner bath in the bathroom
room was comfortable well equipped and light
had a great night stop here breakfast was lovely
stunning views clean facilities and comfy bed will guarantee a pleasant stay
vigadale house is lovely clean and comfortable
very calm area and clean typical sco house
comfy beds very clean & cristina had some great tips on beaches and places to eat & drink
it's a nice place clean and comfortable
everywhere is immaculately clean
she is a wonderful host
cristina is a wonderful host and her guest house is amazing
the hosts were nothing short of absolutely lovely they had fantastic restaurant recommendations and were very kind
great host and place to stay
cristina and her family were welcoming and super responsive to my questions
perfect location to explore harris and lewis
a great location for walkers
spectacular location and great for touring harris and lewis
good location and a comfortable home
lovely stay great location if you are travelling up to lewis too
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7. Cozy cottage close to town (from USD 148)

This private cottage in West Tarbert is great for visitors who want to explore Harris while staying in a town setting. Up to four guests can stay in this cozy rental, which includes two bedrooms, a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, and amenities like a workstation for your laptop and an Xbox player. It is only a five-minute walk from the center of town, where there are restaurants, a bar with live music, and a new distillery on the shoreline. The ferry terminal is also within walking distance, making this a great pick for those traveling without cars or by bike.

Kelpie Cottage, Tarbert, Harris
Tarbert, Scotland, United Kingdom
40 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kelpie cottage is very comfortable with everything you need to make your stay relaxed and fun
we found the twin bed site comfortable
very good hospitality and very flexible host
emma is a great host and quick to respond with any questions
very easy check in good location and the host was very fast with responses
it was very kind to let us in early
emma and neil were the perfect hosts quick with communication and most helpful
excellent location bistro in scalpay worth a visit
location is perfect for exploring
good location near local restaurants and distillery
perfect little place for a new years break
cottage is in a good location for a walk to the nearby hotel restaurant and bars
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8. Cozy private room for a solo traveler

cozy private room for a solo traveler
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If you’re a solo traveler looking for a cozy and simple accommodation in Harris, this is the place for you. The rental is for a single bedroom with a private bathroom in a bed and breakfast. The hosts provide a generous continental breakfast daily, with the option to pay for a hot breakfast or to cook your own dinner in the evenings. This is the perfect spot for exploring the natural beauty of the area. It is right on the lake and within a short walk, you can also be hiking or biking in the hills. The bed and breakfast also has a hot tub which is the ideal end to a day of exploring!

Vigadale House Homestay - Mountain Room (single)
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom
109 reviews Superhost
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i had a nice and cozy room with a view at the street
cosy and clean rooms and excellent amenities for making your own breakfast at your leisure
and wow angela prepares the delicious scottish breakfast i had a pleasant stay at angela’s (christine’s mom)
the bed was comfortable and the room really nice
we were made very welcome and comfortable during our stay
my room was clean and comfortable
clean and beautiful house in a beautiful setting
her guest house is very clean & cozy and the bed was super comfortable
outstandingly comfortable clean and well-located
she is a very kind host
cristina is a friendly welcoming host
cristina is a wonderful host and very helpful
cristina is an excellent host and her children are lovely
cristina is a very kind and friendly host
fantastic location that's a short 15 minute drive to tarbert and 25 min drive to luskentyre beach
great location for a base to explore both lewis and harris
the rooms are all great and the location is beautiful
a peaceful friendly place to stay in a beautiful location
christina’s is a perfect location whatever you are doing
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9. Private room on the Hebridean Way

One of the most exciting ways to experience Harris and the Outer Hebrides is by walking or cycling the Hebridean Way. This path goes along the entire length of the Outer Hebrides, passing through 10 islands by way of causeways and ferries. If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with dramatic changes in scenery and some of the prettiest landscapes you’ll ever see. If you’re traveling by bike or on foot, it’s important to find an accommodation right on the path where you can crash at night. This Airbnb would be a great place to spend a night (or two). This private room and bathroom in a bed and breakfast is a cozy place to stay, with a generous continental breakfast that will fuel you for another day of hiking or biking!

Vigadale House Homestay - Beach Room
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom
135 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities with having a separate kitchen and living room
the living area is complete with tables great couches big tv hot tub etc
the house has lots of space including cooking facilities which is great
the bed was super comfortable and the breakfast great
we could relax and watch tv or a dvd without being in a bedroom
clean and pretty room :)
very clean and comfortable accommodation
cristina’s place is very clean and homely
warm and cozy room sparkling clean
the room was clean and the hot tub was a nice experience
cristina was the perfect host
amazing host and good b&b
angela is a great host
angela was a wonderful friendly host
cristina was a very nice host with excellent knowledge of the isles
good location between stornoway and tarbet
the location is very beautiful and quiet
great location and good-quality diy breakfast
good central location only 20mins from tarbert ferry
perfect location to explore the mountains of harris whilst being close enough to visit wool mills and distilleries
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An island steeped in tradition and natural beauty

The Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Harris are a remote vacation spot for many people, but the unforgettable experience you’ll have there will be well worth the travel! There are few places on earth that have such a variety of landscapes in a small area, from beautiful beaches to impressive mountain peaks. Harris is also a place that has managed to not get swept up in the hustle and bustle of modern life. The locals value hard work and comfortable surroundings, and are generous enough to rent out cozy Airbnbs where you can experience this lifestyle too!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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