About Rainbow Cottage

‘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

‘Our FIFTH visit! As soon as you arrive at Rainbow Cottage you are enveloped with calm, warm and delightful feelings that emanate from the pores of this little piece of paradise. Immediately and therapeutically your mind and body are washed and cleansed by the awesome beauty and serenity and solemnity of Lochbay as you gaze lovingly upon it from this dream location. At the culmination of our visit, we return to our lives with a new spirit and vitality’ Graham & Kay (Staffs) May 2017

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 a welcome pack and you are in for a most wonderful and special time during your stay here! Many guests have returned annually since we began renting our cottage ten years ago! We called it ‘Rainbow Cottage’ from the beginning because we want to welcome visitors from everywhere. It is delightful for us to observe how much they love the cottage, the location and all Skye has to offer!

“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 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!

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!