About Rainbow Cottage

‘Our 7th visit. As we arrive at Rainbow Cottage, it is hunkered down waiting to welcome us like an old dear friend, it’s thick warm walls swaddle us like a comfy, favourite dressing gown. It’s heart and soul transfuses a feeling of known contentment to settle our minds and body. After hugging us as only a loved one can, it invites us to savour the magnificent, stunning panorama out over the bay’. Kay and Graham (Staffs) May 2021.

‘Rainbow Cottage is a true oasis of peaceful, calm serenity. The views are the best we have experienced in Skye.There is a ‘draw’ here. I believe we will be back to visit time after time’. Stuart and Denise (Scotland) September 2020

‘One of the rare holiday homes in which I felt immediately ‘at home’; a spiritual place to find rest and peace…..and remember the rainbow: the one you can see in the sky: the other the symbol of all colourful people of the world united with their own cultures and habits; the rainbow as the symbol of hope!’   Evelyn and Jacques (The Netherlands) August 2019

The view from the lounge of the cottage

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

Combine this with a warm welcome from the owners, who live nearby, and you are in for a most wonderful and special time during your stay here! Many guests return year after year since we began renting ten years ago! We named it ‘Rainbow Cottage’ as we enjoy welcoming visitors from everywhere. It is delightful for us to observe how much they love the cottage, the location and all Skye has to offer!

Open throughout the year, it is ideal for a week (or more) stay but also perfect for ‘digital nomads’ who want peace and tranquility and good digital connections.

Stop Press: available 4-11 September 2021 due to cancellation.

“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)

Waternish is one of the best places in the world to view sunsets. Enjoy the most spectacular, lengthy, mesmerising sunsets from the living room. See the photos taken from Rainbow Cottage on the ‘ Worth a Thousand Words’ page to get a feel 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!

Waternish is beautiful in all seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Rainbow Cottage captures its wondrous beauty with maximum effect (see visitor’s comments).

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!