About Rainbow Cottage


“Judy Garland sang ‘Somewhere over the rainbow is a place…………..’ She was wrong, it was not over the rainbow, it was at the Rainbow. The cottage she never found. She got lost during her search but we were fortunate to find that place where our dreams came true.”

                         The Konning Family, The Netherlands (August 2012)


Located at the head of Loch Bay on the beautiful Waternish peninsula, Rainbow Cottage enjoys some of the best and most magical views on Skye.

The view from the lounge of the cottage

Combine this with a warm welcome from the owners, who live nearby, and a welcome pack and you are in for a most wonderful and special time during your stay here! Over the five years we have rented the cottage, many guests have returned annually. It is delightful for us to observe how much they love the cottage, the location and all Skye has to offer!

‘Returning to Rainbow Cottage is like catching up with a special friend. As you walk in, it smiles and hugs you. Thank you. Our FOURTH visit’
                        Graham and Kay, Staffs (October 2016)

Waternish is one of the best places in the world to view the sunsets. Enjoy the most spectacular, long, lingering, mesmerising sunsets from the living room. See the photos taken from Rainbow Cottage on the ‘ Worth a Thousand Words’ page to get a snippet of what this means……copy-window.jpg

Sunset reflected in the windows of the cottage

The ever-changing and beautiful views of the Loch and the Minch with Harris, Lewis and the Uists in the distance provide a constant stimulus. If that wasn’t enough, visitors are always excited by the activity in the sky with Golden and Sea eagles floating around along with the buzzards and other wildlife – all available to view from the comfort of the wide and open cottage windows!

If you like stargazing then Rainbow Cottage is fantastic. With no light pollution you can enjoy wondrous night views of the moon, planets and stars. You may be lucky enough to see the Aurora (Northern Lights) from the Cottage as shown by the image ‘Worth a Thousand Words’ by our guest Simon Nottage. Wow!