Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Isle of Skye, United Kingdom - Updated 2021

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Islands can provide an experience for your time off that is unique compared to going to a major city or a national park. When it comes to the Isle of Skye, it’s best to use Airbnb to decide which vacation rental will help you have a fun visit the most. The options on this list provide comfortable environments when you feel like staying in, and they are situated near Glenbrittle Beach, the Cuillin Mountains so that you can experience the peace and quiet that nature has to offer. Take a look at the Airbnb vacation rentals in Isle of Skye, United Kingdom, we have below to make sure that you enjoy your stay at the Isle of Skye! You can also check out some of these enchanted cottages in the Isle of Skye that would make your trip magical.

1. Heavenly guesthouse with a hot tub (from USD 159)

This heavenly guest house is situated on the Waternish peninsula. The guesthouse is equipped with one bedroom and one bathroom, ideal for solo adventurers or couples. Marvel at the unobstructed views of the sea from the large triple-glazed windows without having to leave the comfort of the house. After a day of exciting adventure outside, come back to the house and indulge in a rejuvenating soak in the hot tub. You can also snuggle by the fire in the evenings.

Panoramic Sea Views - hot tub
Hallin, Scotland, United Kingdom
43 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
unreal views of the sea and if you’re lucky with the weather amazing sunrise views straight from bed
it's incredibly cosy the view is spectacular and the facilities are fantastic
it is very cosy comfortable and has an amazing view
the location is amazing you get beautiful views straight from the sofa and the bed
Cleanliness:
our stay was amazing the studio was incredibly clean and well equipped
the bed and sofa were extremely comfortable and the place was spotlessly clean
Host:
jane is a great host
she was really responsive when booking and arrival was super easy
jane is very friendly while also giving us privacy to enjoy our holiday
jane was a fantastic host sending all the information we needed in advance
jane was super easy to communicate and quite accommodating
Location:
good location central so you can easily drive to the main attractions in skye
what an outstanding place in a breathtaking location
the location is indescribable - a beautiful view of a bay at the edge of skye
don’t plan too much on skye that you don’t get to enjoy this place
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2. Beautiful house by the beach (from USD 141)

Ideal for a couple, looking for a romantic place to stay in Isle of Skye, this Airbnb vacation rental is a wooden cabin that offers one bedroom that can accommodate up to two people. The cabin features modern furnishing, DIY textile, beautiful furniture, and a floor-to-ceiling window that gives you the view of the garden and the sea. It has an open-plan concept with a functional kitchen, a dining set-up, and a cozy sitting area with an indoor fireplace. Additionally, you’ll also find here a private bathroom with a shower, free Wi-Fi, and parking.

Blue Moon Studio, Lochbay, Waternish, Skye.
Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
172 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apartment is amazing
great amenities like a full kitchen
incredibly comfortable fantastic views and is filled with many locally sourced furnishing and thoughtful touches
beautiful view and really well equipped kitchen with everything you need
the wall along the combined kitchen and living space is a huge window overlooking the water
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
lots of personal and thoughtful touches and it’s immaculately clean
the accommodation is sparkling clean and well equipped
it was spotlessly clean light and beautifully decorated with local arts and crafts
it's immaculately clean and has everything you need
Host:
david and jayne were great hosts
david & jayne were great hosts
the host was excellent at communicating and made us feel very welcome
david and jayne are perfect hosts - always hospitable and ready to help while respecting their guests' privacy
the facilities were lovely and everyone we met locally was very helpful
Location:
could not imagine staying at a better location on skye
a beautiful comfortable and well furnished studio in an amazing location for exploring the isle of skye
the location on loch bay was perfect for me
a beautiful studio in a wonderfully scenic location
an excellent place to stay on skye
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3. Charming cottage with an indoor fireplace (from USD 181)

Nestled in Carbost, this charming cottage welcomes five guests. This one-of-a-kind vacation rental boasts spectacular views of Cuillin and Loch Harport. It offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms along with other amenities that include a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious deck. To ensure that you stay warm and have plenty of hot water, the cottage comes with an oil-fired central heating system. What is more, you can cozy up by the indoor fireplace while watching the television to spend a great time in the evening.

Tigh na Talisker
Carbost, Scotland, United Kingdom
26 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment with amazing bedroom views
the cottage is clean and comfortable and the photos and profile description are accurate
we loved the homely feel the brilliant facilities and the amazing views
there was breakfast supplies in the fridge which was a very nice gesture
i stayed with 4 other friends and we all had a comfortable and enjoyable stay
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and had everything we required
Host:
ruud is a great host
ruud was a helpful host and responsive to questions with lots of local tips
i recommend ruud to everyone who looks for a caring and friendly host
ruud was very helpful and a great host
the locals were always friendly and the cuisine excellent
Location:
perfect house perfect location for exploring skye
very stylish and the location is wonderful
we had a fantastic stay in skye at ruuds place
modern but homely good facilities good location
the house met all our needs and is situated in an ideal location to explore the whole island
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4. A gorgeous two story house (from USD 232)

A little bit on the pricey side, this Airbnb vacation rental is an old looking two-story stone house near the beach and features one of the best sunset views on the isle. Though the house has an old-world charm on the outside, you’ll find its inside, full of modern appliances and contemporary Scottish furnishing. It has four bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight guests, perfect for a large group, looking for some quiet time with nature. It is also complete with a functional kitchen, where you can cook anything you want, a dining set-up, a cozy sitting area with an indoor fireplace, and a private bathroom with bathtub.

Lochbay House - Beautiful loch side property -Skye
Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
30 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were spacious and comfortable with amazing views
Cleanliness:
it was clean comfortable and felt like a little bit of luxury
very modern and clean with incredible views
Host:
very friendly hosts
jaine tge property manager was very helpful and we had regular communication prior to our visit
such a lovely place and great hosts would highly recommend
the hosts were very willing and able to help with additional requests about bringing our 18 month old
jaine and mikey were extremely helpful
Location:
what a fantastic place in a fantastic location
lochbay bay house has the most wonderful location
everything is higher than we expected beautiful location
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5. Ploughman's rest with views of the mountains (from USD 58)

It can be hard to find peace and quiet where you normally live, but the Isle of Skye makes this search a piece of cake, especially with this tiny house in the beautiful village of Torrin. You’ll be treated with amazing views of Blaven and the Red Cuillins, and the only noises that you’ll hear in the spot are from the birds and the winds. The main village of Broadford is seven miles away in case you want to pay a visit to cafés, restaurants, bars and other fun locations, and parking on the premises is free so that you can save money for these activities.

Ploughman's Rest
Torrin, Scotland, United Kingdom
595 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and with nice amenities
even with the good cell service i have we had to rely on the slow wifi
amazing views very cozy accommodations in a beautiful area
great place with all facilities breakfast and splendid view
breakfast was great and we liked the views
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean with everything you could need
very clean and well equipped with new appliances
the airbnb is very nice clean and comfortable
it was very clean well-stocked and had everything we needed
overall the place was cosy and clean
Host:
ruarie is an excellent host
ruarie is perfect host
ruary is a great host very welcoming
ruarie is a great host who's very organized and quick to respond
great host and spot on communications
Location:
the location is beautiful
stunning bnb in a beautiful location
this location is perfect for exploring the peninsula
best place on isle of skye
fantastic night in a stunning location
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6. Bed and breakfast in the Willows in the middle of Tarskavaig (from USD 125)

Bed and breakfasts help vacationers start their days off with the right amount of energy so that they can experience as much fun as possible. That is the case with this private room, which comes with a meal full of refreshing food for you to wake up to. This option is situated in the middle of Tarskavaig, which puts you close to cafés, bars, and restaurants, as well as giant hills that are fun to hike and walk through and provide amazing views of the area. When you feel like staying in, the free Wi-Fi will allow for shows and movies to keep you entertained.

11 Tarskavaig (The Willows), B&B, IV46 8SA -Room 2
Tarskavaig, Scotland, United Kingdom
296 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you have a good wifi and private parking too
breathtaking views beautiful warm and cozy house
cozy stay and quiet place with a beautiful view
our beds linens and bathroom were all excellent
great place to stay the view is gorgeous the room is very nice and clean
Cleanliness:
very clean room and comfortable beds
the house was very clean beds were comfortable and communication with her was great
room and private bathroom were really very clean
the house is spotless and fiona is a jewel
a very clean and comfortable place would recommend
Host:
lovely comfy room and very friendly host
fiona is a great host
fiona was an excellent host
fiona is a great host and helpful
fiona is an excellent host
Location:
the location was great
beautiful house in a very special location in the green meadows of isle of skye
the place is located in a remote but very beautiful part of skye
very nice b&b in a pretty remote location
the trip to the place is a really adventure in a good way
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7. Willows bed and breakfast with great view from the window (from USD 132)

The bed and breakfast that we previously mentioned come with another room that gives you a great view of the oceans towards the island of Rum from the window, guaranteeing something pleasant to wake up and go to bed too. The king-sized bed will help you get a good night’s rest after a long day of traveling, and Satellite and Wi-Fi connection are available in this room, as well, in case you need to make a call, do some work or watch some TV. Tea and coffee facilities are also available so that you can start the day with the right amount of energy.

11 Tarskavaig (The Willows), B&B, IV46 8SA -Room 1
Tarskavaig, Scotland, United Kingdom
301 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a great room with an amazing view
our rooms were cozy bright and immaculately maintained and the views were lovely
fiona fed a wonderful breakfast
breakfast was great the view incredible
our room was comfortable spacious and lovely with a view out to the water
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and very big
the house was really clean and welcoming
our room was clean comfortable and relaxing
all is very clean and well looked after
very clean outstanding hospitality
Host:
very nice host and great accommodation
great host in a stuning place
fiona is a delightful host thoroughly enjoyed my stay
i highly recommend this host and his fantastic wife
fiona is a really kind host helpful and talkative
Location:
very nice location and spacious cute room
all in a breathtaking location
wow what an incredible location in the garden of skye
gorgeous place in the middle of the isle of skye
location is very beautiful and quite
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8. A peaceful cottage by the sea (from USD 69)

Indulge in a tranquil stay at this cottage, where you will spend the next few days enjoying the views of the sea. The place is simple and small yet comfortable and spacious. There are three cozy beds available to accommodate up to four people. You can also relax by the wood burner that guarantees heat and hot water. You will be provided with basics such as milk, oatmeal, tea, and coffee throughout your stay. While relaxing, look outside your window because if you are lucky, you may be able to spot some seals, gannets, and gulls.

Bothy by the Sea
Waternish, United Kingdom
293 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderfully scenic views and cozy accommodations
also pass our thanks onto your mum for the heater
great little hideaway away from it all no tv or wifi - bliss total escape and relax
the interior has rustic character and is comfortable
Cleanliness:
we also found the outside privy clean and a pleasant surprise
Host:
good host with useful tips
brigid is a great host who was happy to share her knowledge of the area
brigid was an excellent host we highly recommend this place
this is the kind of place one dreams still exists in the world and it does
the family are incredibly welcoming and friendly and we had a really lovely time down there
Location:
it's location is perfect nestling right next to the beach
the location is heavenly and simple pleasures are what this place is about
the location is fantastic especially in good weather
it’s a beautiful location so peaceful with loads of walks locally
perfect getaway in the most stunning location and the perfect base if you want to drive around/explore skye
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9. Humble abode (from USD 146)

Couples looking for somewhere new to go to for a romantic getaway, as well as solo travelers who need somewhere quiet for their next long weekend or vacation, should stay at this house’s private room, which has room for two guests. Visitors will be treated with great views of the Ben Tianavaig and is also close to the Cuillin, which gives you a huge source of adventure for those who love to tour through nature. Portree is a 5- to 10-minute drive away in case you want to eat out, but the kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals.

Croft No:3 (Room 1) Braes, Portree
Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
211 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views modern amenities great breakfast to start your day
the views from our room were great
relaxed and friendly atmosphere with lovely modern amenities and home cooked breakfast
beautiful and tasty breakfast and awesome natural panorama outside the house
lesley's home is very comfortable with fantastic views and a lovely breakfast
Cleanliness:
the place was very clean and modern
rooms were so clean and comfortable
the rooms are super clean and nicely decorated
it is super clean and very nicely furnished
very clean and convenient location
Host:
lesley is a superb host
lesley is a lovely host with a lovely home
lesley is a lovely host and really made us feel at home
lesley is very welcoming and genuine host
lesley is very helpful
Location:
amazing beautiful and calm location
starting with lesley's breakfast the location is great place to discover skye from
location is perfect to explore the island
the location is calm and peaceful but at the same time very close to skye's main city portree
lesley's place is great for enjoying skye relaxing and very close to portree
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10. Guesthouse for couples and best friends on the shoreline (from USD 35)

Those looking for a vacation rental for a cozier, more comfortable version of their homes should consider staying at this guesthouse. Ceol Na Mara is situated on the shoreline of Broadford Bay, which puts you right next to the beach so that you can do some surfing or work on your tan. While this spot has room for two, it has enough space inside to make each guest as comfortable as possible. The kitchen is fully equipped so that you can make your own meals, and pets are welcome in case you want to bring a cat or dog along for the adventure.

Room 4 - double - Ceol na Mara Guesthouse
Breakish, Scotland, United Kingdom
161 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy place with wonderful view onto the bay
bathroom facilities are a little lacking and furniture linens etc have definitely seen better days
after some nights sleeping in the car it was a relief to find a room at cheryl and stephen's
we loved that we were able to use the fully equipped kitchen
very nice location by the shore with a wonderful view from the living room & dining room
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and well organized
nice place clean and relaxing
clean comfortable warm and friendly
cheryl’s house is clean and tidy
everything was super clean
Host:
so kind and helpful
easy to communicate and host was helpful and flexible
we felt very welcome by our host and will definitely stay again
even the dogs were friendly :)
cheryl has two very friendly dogs who are always excited to meet new people
Location:
great location and spacious room
easy to drive to broadford too for shopping etc
picturesque and very convenient location
cheryl's place is in a great location by the sea and near town
lovely location and good facilities
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11. Spacious double room with own access and bathroom (from USD 60)

Some vacation rentals are best suited for one or two people who only need a certain amount of space and a quiet area to stay in. If that’s what you’re looking for, then we recommend this home’s double room for two. Tea and coffee are available in the house so that you can start the day with the energy needed for a fun time, and visitors will have their own entrance at the back of the property. Portree Village is only a 10-minute walk away, which lets you get a little exercise before you enjoy the best that the town’s restaurants and bars have to offer.

Spacious Double Room with own access and bathroom.
Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom
111 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only complaint is that i didn't find the mattress super comfortable but it was good enough
our room and bathroom were very private and comfortable
great size room and bathroom room provides privacy
nice bathroom with a towel warmer and a cool shower
great quiet location yet close to town comfy bed great bathroom (towel warmer ) good wifi and very communicative host
Cleanliness:
clean and cosy place
clean and well appointed
very clean and cozy and private
amazing aparment in portree clean and spacious room
the place is extra clean and beautiful
Host:
lesley was a fantastic host
lesley was a gracious host
lesley was a great host who answered any questions we had
lesley was an excellent host - friendly and welcoming
very friendly host and was happy to help/provide recommendations
Location:
great central location to explore skye
cute spot about a ten minute walk into town
good location not far from city centre
location is perfect only 10 min by walk to whatever you want
lesley's place is perfectly located for a trip to the lovely isle of skye
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12. Sconser boat house for swimmers, fishers and hikers

In case you’re tired of staying at hotels and houses on your time off and need a new setting, there’s always this boathouse, which treats its visitors with amazing views of the water to take photos of during the sunrise and sunset. The water outside will take you to a variety of locations, depending on what you want to do, whether it’s hiking in Raasay, take photos of awesome rock formations on the Storr, or enjoy nature in Trotternish. Access to the beach is also available at this spot, and the indoor fireplace will keep you warm on chilly nights.

Raasay Suite - Take time and unwind
Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
90 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view from the living room
view from living room is lovely
we got the rooms with a superb view on the sea
the view out of the little seperate living room is just amazing
warm welcome outstanding view nicely decorated room full comfort
Cleanliness:
very clean and new bathroom
very clean and modern house
the place is clean and tastefully decorated
lovely clean space and easy to find
the house is very nice and clean
Host:
thank you for your kind hospitality
they were great and welcoming hosts
we also met the owner who was also very lovely and welcoming
very friendly and helpful hosts
the host were very nice and gave us any information we had asked about
Location:
great location on the island as quite central
perfect location from where to explore beautiful skye
location is in sconser which is a great base for skye
the location is perfect for exploring the whole isle of skye
excellent location and well worth the visit
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13. Cabin with views for beach lovers

Staying near the beach not only allows you to get away from the noise of the city, but also provides a view that is amazing to wake up and go to bed. This cabin’s private room makes that possible by putting you right at Glenbrittle Beach so that you can go fishing and tanning in a short walk. The Cuillin Mountains are also nearby in case you want to do some hiking or biking and get an even bigger view of the ocean. Forest walks in the Glen and the Viking Canal at Rubha Dunain are also in the area in case you want something to do each day of your visit.

Bothan Dearg, Isle of Skye (Bothy)
Glenbrittle, Scotland, United Kingdom
115 reviews
Private room in cabin 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

14. Phoenix house a walk away from attractions

Location plays a major role in how much you’re able to enjoy your time off where you stay, and that won’t be an issue for those who stay at this house. This double room option puts you within walking distance from a variety of locations, whether you want to try some whiskey at Talisker Distillery, going for a swim or catch some fish at the Fairy Pools, or go for a hike and take pictures of mountains and hills at the Cuillin. The free parking will help you save money for your activities, and you can watch shows and movies on your downtime thanks to the free Wi-Fi.

Double Room, Phoenix House
25 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

15. Cozy and traditional en-suite double with served breakfasts

Having something new to do every day of your time off depends on what you are able to do in the area, and that is the case with this private room with bed and breakfast. This offering is located on the shores of Broadford bay in case you want to spend one day at the beach, and cafés, restaurants, and bars are a short drive away for when you want to go out in the evening. The double en-suite bedroom helps you, and a guest if you bring one, feel as comfortable as possible when you’re resting up, and just about each window comes with a great view of the area.

A cosy and traditional en-suite double
Highland, United Kingdom
81 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was strong and fast
nice breakfast room and breakfast fare
the continental breakfast included a delicious freshly-made fruit salad
the room was perfect and so was the breakfast
and a bonus; anne checks up your room every day with fresh towels and makes the bed up
Cleanliness:
everything spotlessly clean and comfortable
the bedroom was absolutely clean and comfortable
very clean warm welcome excellent hosts
our room and bathroom were spotlessly clean and very comfortable
cosy and clean rooms
Host:
the hosts are wonderful
our hosts were friendly and helpful
throughout our stay they were helpful and kind
they are the nice and helpful host
so accommodating and kind
Location:
very good location for discovering skye
the location is a good place for a round trip of skye
great location just what we needed to explore the isle of skye
easy to find and a good location for travels around the isle of skye
it's very close to some excellent restaurants too
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Take part in a unique vacation at the Isle of Skye

In case you’re looking for a unique place to spend your next vacation, the Isle of Skye will make sure that you have a memorable time off. Airbnb will make the search for a vacation rental much easier, and the options on this list not only puts you near the best attraction spots but also within walking and driving distance from the villages with the best cafés, restaurants, and bars. Accommodations aim to keep you cozy and entertained, as well as provide great views from your room. Keep these options in mind so that you have a great time on this island.

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