‘Another wonderful stay on Skye at Rainbow Cottage (our Third!!). More wonderful memories being created but by coming to the Island a few times now there is no huge imperative to rush anywhere, which is where Rainbow Cottage really scores as it’s the perfect place to take it easy and relax. Thanks again to Meena and Chris for being wonderful hosts and creating this special place’
Andrea and Paul (Cheshire) October 2021
‘What a pleasure to arrive at this wonderful cottage after a long drive North and all the anxieties of the last 18 months. We have been visiting Skye for years, usually in May so October was a bit of a gamble. We needn’t have worries, 3 good days and 2 misty days but the view from Rainbow Cottage has made our stay sunshine, rainbows, sunsets, clouds and mist. Thank you Meena and Chris for welcoming us to your home. It is a very special place. We feel restored!’
Jackie, Rob & Doreen (Cumbria) October 2021.
‘Returning to the cottage after some 15 years was a delight. This place has a feel that one could only describe as ‘spiritual’. We had visited 4 times in the past and the same ambience remains. All be it, the weather was typical of Skye – all four seasons in one day – it was good to visit a few of our favourite places, and meet some friends. We now return to the crazy world away from Skye until the next time’.
Robert and Christine (Carlisle) September 2021
‘Our Fifth visit to Rainbow Cottage. It is like coming home! Once again, despite the weather, we have enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place. It is the ambience of the cottage, the amazing views, and the tranquility, that brings us back. It has become our
‘stop the world, I need to get off ‘ place, so much so that we have booked again for May 2022. Thank you once again Meena and Chris was hosting us. Do we go away feeling refreshed? Absolutely. Now back to the mad world that we step off from!’
Marion and John (Harrogate) September 2021
‘A lovely stay at Rainbow Cottage. Great weather and spent lots of relaxing time enjoying views from the cottage. Thank you for being such nice hosts and definitely a holiday to remember’.
Hilda and David (Edinburgh) August 2021
‘Dear Meena and Chris – Thank you very much for your warm welcome to Rainbow Cottage. We have really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage has everything we have needed and is very comfortable. The view is to die for, so nice waking up every morning to that view! We have enjoyed a great 2 weeks on the Island and we have also enjoyed just chilling out at the cottage and watching the everchanging view! This is my 7th visit to Skye (Sharon) but my 1st to Rainbow Cottage and, of all the cottages I have stayed in, it is by far the best! So thank you again for your hospitality and we will be back!!’
Sharon and Liz > 2nd visit. (Somerset) August 2021
‘Dear Meena and Chris. Thank you for a wonderful week at Rainbow Cottage – wonderful welcome,astounding view and an amazing cottage – so peaceful and feel so rested. Have been to some excellent places. Thanks for everything. We look forward to returning soon!!’
Jo, Jim, Rebecca, Hannan (Canterbury) August 2021
‘Dear Meena and Chris. Thank you both for a very warm welcome here at Rainbow Cottage. It was the perfect base for a week of hiking, running and cycling! We could not have asked for a more perfect setting to enjoy our evenings! We would love to return some day!’
Ffion, James, Sam and Maxim (England) July 2021
‘ SIXTH VISIT – Thanks again for another fabulous visit to Rainbow Cottage after an enforced (!) break of 2 years. Enjoyed trips to the Oyster Shed and the peace and tranquility of Raasay. Loved watching the eagle soar over Bein Bhreac while eating breakfast at the cottage and the incredible sunsets.
P.S. message from young Andrew – I have been coming to Rainbow Cottage for many years now with the family and it never disappoints. The view is always incredible with regular sightings of eagles, buzzards and gannets to keep you looking longer!! Absolutely love the location with it being only a short walk from the Stein Inn yet still feeling peaceful and quiet. Chris and Meena always make us feel so welcome and have now become like an extended family to us. They have made Rainbow Cottage a wonderful welcoming and relaxing getaway for us and I can’t wait to return soon with my tombone next time!
Julie, Fergus and Andrew MacLeod (Glasgow) july 2021
‘What a wonderful week in Skye! and especially in Rainbow Cottage!! We particularly enjoyed the tranquility of the cottage, as well as the amazing views and the gorgeous sunsets. We were so lucky to have fantastic weather all week and covering all the wonders of the Island with the sunshine was absolutely wonderful! The comfort of Rainbow Cottage made us feel at home and the site is so beautiful, we’ll never get tired of this view. Thank you Meena and Chris for your warm welcome! We will definitely be back, during a different season, to discover another side of the beautiful Isle of Skye’.
Nathalie and Olivier (Edinburgh) June 2021
‘1st time in Rainbow Cottage,lovely comfortable stay and welcome by Chris and Meena. Would do 2 weeks another time, as this week has gone quickly but we have seen an awful lot of Skye. Bird life important to us – star sightings were white tailed eagle/black throated diver/cuckoo/goosander and many others. Wonderful stay. Thank you Chris and Meena’
Caroline and Jerry (Cornwall) June 2021
‘Our FIFTH visit. We had another week of relaxation and recuperation at Rainbow Cottage, along with energetic walks. Our favourite walk, the Quiraing, did not disappoint. As Skye re-opens after lockdown, we have been greeted with friendliness and enthusiasm everywhere. Chris and Meena remain the perfect hosts, as enthusiastic ever about Skye and where they live. Any why not??!! With Love’
Caroline and Graham (Bath) May 2021
‘Our Seventh visit! Clouds across the bay playfully flirt with the Outer Isles hiding their magnificence and generating a moody mysterious mist akin to the lands in a magical, fantasy tale. As the day trundles along the sun and clouds conspire and conjure sunsets of such colour and beauty that only nature can compose. Coming home to Rainbow Cottage is true unrequited love. Thank you Chris and Meena for being great hosts and allowing us to use this very special home’.
Kay and Graham (Staffs) May 2021
‘Having chased rainbows on our journey here, it felt like returning home when we arrived at Rainbow Cottage – our SECOND visit. As always, there was a very warm welcome from Chris and Meena who updated us on what was happening on Skye and suggestions on where to go.The people of Skye are so very friendly and the calmness we feel when we are here allows us to re-centre ourselves. What a magical place. Thank you Chris and Meena’.
Gail and Ian (Derbyshire) October 2020
‘Our first trip to Skye. I researched for sometime before booking Rainbow Cottage. We hoped for dramatic scenery, silence, dark skies,sunsets and a view. We were gifted with everything we hoped for. It’s such a special space and I now fully understand why people return to the cottage year after year. Meena and Chris made us so welcome, available to respond to questions about the area and offered suggestions about areas to visit. We have quite simply had a really lovely time here and look forward to returning in the future. Thank you so much’.
Liz and Andy (Yorkshire) October 2020
‘We’ve had an amazing week in your cottage, it’s been perfect! The best place we’ve stayed in! Thank you for making it so good – a perfect place to take time out and re-assess life etc! Best wishes from us all’.
Charles, Sam, Abel and Laurel (Scotland) October 2020
‘We’ve had a great week on the magical Island of Skye! Endless things to do and places to explore. It doesn’t matter where you are on this beautiful Island, you are amazed by the stunning scenery, which is almost made better by the ever changing weather! Our stay has been made even more special by being in Rainbow Cottage! This cottage had everything we needed and has a charm and character all of its own. Waking up every morning to the wonderful views over Lochbay and returning every day from our travels…back to that view and total tranquility. There is no doubt we’ll be back!
Thank you Meena and Chris’.
Sandra and George (Dunfermline) October 2020
‘Back for our SECOND visit at Rainbow Cottage and it has been amazing. We have been to some incredible places, on foot, places that feel ‘undiscovered’ and solitary. We have stargazed, and seen so many full rainbows that we’ve lost count. This holiday has been a welcome relief from the virus madness and a time to recharge our batteries and enjoy peace and quiet. Meena and Chris are wonderful hosts. Thank you for sharing this little haven in Skye with us. See you again soon’.
Andrea and Paul (Cheshire) October 2020
‘Here again!! Our THIRD stay in Rainbow Cottage. During ‘lockdown’ we decided that we needed something to look forward to – where would that be?? No airplane long haul flights – no cruises (been there done that)! Rainbow Cottage, Isle of Skye?? Our beautiful, comfortable and very scenic hideaway?? Absolutely!! We arrived needing peace, tranquility and respite. We chose not to drive around the Island, we chose instead just to chill out, eat well and have the odd glass of wine (or three).We love this place, where the sky sky meets Skye. We stargazed during the night time. We slept past our normal wake up time. We just chilled, got our virus stressed nerves mended, and feel happy and relaxed. Thank you once again Meena and Chris. Next time we need peace and tranquility – we WILL be back!!
Marion and John (Harrogate) September 2020
‘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. Our first experience of a true dark sky was here. Amazing! Meena and Chris are amazingly wonderful people. Thank you so very much’.
Stuart and Denise (Scotland) September 2020
‘Dear Meena and Chris – we have had a wonderful stay in Rainbow Cottage. The views are stunning and we have really enjoyed exploring the Island! One of the highlights was seeing a pod of dolphins and sea eagles on a boat trip around Portree Bay!Amazing! A week is not long enough! Thank you for your hospitality. We will definitely return soon!!
Janice, Ian, Lizzie and Beatrice (Hampshire) September 2020
‘Dear Chris and Meena – Thank you for the most wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. It was the perfect getaway and we have loved exploring the island. Seeing minke whales and barking sharks at Portree was definitely a highlight. We will miss waking up to that view each day, but we will definitely return to Skye in the not too distant future. Thanks for being such lovely, accommodating hosts’.
Izzie and Luke (London) August/September 2020
‘About to leave for home after a wonderful week on Skye. We are very grateful to have managed to get away on holiday during these strange, Covid times and are delighted that we chose Rainbow Cottage which is warm, comfortable and well equipped and those views! Could hardly believe at times that we were looking at N Usit and Harris!
Next time we need to stay in more during the day so we can see the eagles! Thank you so much for your hospitality Meena and Chris. We hope to come back! Love’.
Russ, Sara & Jamie (Glasgow) August 2020
‘Truly too short is our visit to this lovely place, where we rest our bodies and souls
– we are loving this wonderful view. Sometimes we are thinking it’s a picture, such unbelievable moments! Love this landscape. Thanks to Meena and Chris for their warm welcome’.
Anja and Sabine (Germany) March 2020
‘Heaven on Earth to wake to the views, to the wild weather from the shelter and warmth of the cottage, to feel the everyday concerns dropping piece away, to indulge in the leisurely activity of the 1000 projected view puzzle – over 3 days – ! A special few days, many thanks for what you’ve created here’.
Mirjam and Mike (Edinburgh) February 2020
‘Thank you Meena and Chris for your lovely warm and friendly greeting when we arrived, along with your thoughtful touches. Rainbow Cottage is a magical place where all time is forgotten as you gaze out across the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides, which disappear and reappear in the mists and clouds. The sunsets are beautiful and, on a clear night, the sky sparkles with a million stars! Just perfect! We hope to return to this lovely cottage and explore more of the beautiful Island of Skye and meet more of the wonderful people who live here’.
Gail and Ian (Derbyshire) November 2019
‘Dear Meena and Chris – we have had a magnificient week on the Isle of Skye and your adorable Rainbow Cottage. The views from the cottage are fantastic, the sea, nature and everything else…..wow! Thank you for your hospitality. Your suggestions on walks, restaurants and many other things were incredibly helpful’.
David, Manuela, Thomas and Alissa (Switzerland) October 2019
‘There are not enough words to describe how beautiful, magical and wonderful our stay at Rainbow Cottage, and Skye, has been. From the warm welcome we received from Meena and Chris, to the incredible scenery, the world-class food, and the true sense of community that runs through the island, it’s been truly unforgettable. We came to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and loved every minute. The anniversary pack from Chris and Meena was a lovely start and, as hosts, they were fantastic. Their suggestions and ideas were perfect and we were able to feel at home very quickly. There are very few places in the world where, for a few days, you can forget everything and find peace and happiness. From watching eagles dance in the wind, to the rainbows that brighten up the darkest of skies, Rainbow Cottage is the place where the concerns and troubles of everyday life disappear. A truly magical place and while we are sad to leave, there’s a happiness knowing that we’ll be back one day. Thank you Meena and Chris for your hospitality, warmth and welcome’.
Garry and Alexis (Co Durham) October 2019
‘We are just about to leave our little piece of paradise “Rainbow Cottage”. Our stay here has been one of the most relaxing, uplifting and enjoyable holiday for all of us. The cottage was immaculate and fully equipped for all our needs. We arrived to a very friendly and warm welcome from Meena and Chris who are the loveliest of people and very much looking forward to seeing them next year. We cannot stress enough the tranquility and sense of well being we felt at this magical, inspiring and healing place. The views – stunning. Lots to do on the Island but recommend spending some time enjoying Rainbow Cottage and the tranquil setting. Meena’s Indian Head Massage is highly recommended. A wonderful experience’.
Tricia, Violet, Kevan (Scotland) September 2019
‘ We did it again! It’s kind of become an annual habit to spend a week in Rainbow Cottage since 2016, our fourth visit! The weather has been almost as visual, rain is pouring as I write this. I am starting to ignore the weather and make the most out of our time. After four years it’s like coming home with no need to get familiar with the basics. We can enjoy from the first minute. We still find that there is a lot to explore in the misty Isles, could do with a little less mist! Anyway, we have enjoyed our time in the cottage like every other year before. Not sure, how Brexit will treat us, but we have the firm intention to return to this place! Thanks to Meena and Chris for the hospitality and support. We shall be back soon.’
Petra and Herbert (Germany) September 2019
‘We feel so grateful to have had the opportunity of living 2 weeks at Rainbow Cottage.One of the rare holiday homes in which I felt immediately ‘at home’; a
spiritual place to find rest and peace. We sat at the windows and were thrilled by the view of the colours, the clouds, the rain showers coming our way, the pink sunsets, sometimes a clear blue sky, the rainbows, the wind weaving through the trees, the wild flowers etc. We loved to walk and were enchanted to see the eagles flying in Waternish. Skye is really an amazing island and I am sure Rainbow Cottage is the best place to stay on Skye! Chris and Meena – thank you so much for your kind hospitality. We loved talking to you and sharing life-experience and points of view!….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! Much Love.’
Evelyn and Jacques (The Netherlands) August 2019
‘Dear Chris and Meena – it has been nice to beback on Skye after 12 years and to show the children all of our favourite places. We really enjoyed seeing all the wildlife and going for nice walks. It has been lovely staying here at Rainbow Cottage and waking up to see the best view in Waternish each morning. Thank you for all the goodies when we arrived and for all your hospitality’.
Rachel and family (England) August 2019
‘Dear Chris, many thanks for this few days in Rainbow Cottage. We enjoyed it a lot and visiting the North of Skye. Love.’
Delphine and family (France) August 2019
‘Dear Chris (unfortunately we didn’t get to know Meena as she was away!). Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We really did enjoy it! Love from family.’
Werner and family (Austria) July 2019
‘Dear Meena and Chris – thanks again for a fabulous few sunny days (again). Views and sunsets as spectacular as ever. Shame it was such a short visit this time (Fifth visit) but we will be back!’
Julie, Fergus and Annie (Glasgow) July 2019
Dear Meena and Chris – this lovely cottage could become our top no 1 of the list which we have stayed in from so many places around the world! We are so lucky to have our holiday staying at Rainbow Cottage with its wonderful views and efficient communication. We are going to miss everything here and will plan to come back and stay longer next time. Thank you for everything’,
Anne, Ku, Cooper and Sophie (Taiwan) July 2019
‘Dear Meena and Chris – it was wonderful to have spent time at Rainbow Cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality and personal touch in this beautiful cottage which you have nurtured like a child with loads of love and affection. We go back with lovely wonderful memories of the lovely things we explored during our stay. We hope to come back again’
Jasmeet, Maneet, Simrat and Ranbit (India) June 2019
‘After a delayed start we arrived to this magical spot to a warm welcome. Words fail me at the beauty that sorrounds us. We even had a little sun to warm our exploration. Our dream would be to return and further explore. Thank you for sharing this idyll’
Ann and Brian (Canada), Pat and Bill (England) June 2019
‘Unfortunately the last day of our holiday has come and now we are here, on a comfortable sofa, in front of a magnificient view to think about the good times spent on this magic island. Meena and Chris – we are grateful for your hospitality and for the warmth and sympathy with which you welcomed us. With the hope of returning to see the most beautiful ‘pink sunset’ we greet you with affection’.
Damiano and Francesca ( Italy), June 2019
‘Dear Meena and Chris – We’ve had a wonderful holiday here in Skye and at Rainbow Cottage. The cottage is perfect and the views stunning, and we’ve had many different views from the windows this week. Some sunsets, rolling mists, stunning rays have all been marvellous. Best place we have stayed in Skye! All in all a great holiday to recharge the batteries and we are sure to be back. Many thanks’.
Andrea, Paul, Emily and Alfie (Cheshire), June 2019
‘Dear Meena, Dear Chris – since we already knew what we were coming to our expectations were high….and got exceeded one more time (not too easy since it has been our THIRD stay in as many years!). Enough is said about Rainbow Cottage (generous, cosy, well equipped), the weather (between ‘oh….’ and ‘arghhhh’), the sunsets (wow!) or the places to see when on Skye (not yet done with them). But it can’t be said enough about the hosts of this beautiful place. All 3 of us really enjoy to be around you. So a special thank you for that. Hope to see you again soon’.
Thomas, Anna and (nearly 5 year old) Emil (Germany), May 2019
‘Dear Meena and Chris – what a gorgeous spot on an amazing island. My first visit, Kay back after more than 37 years. We will not leave it so long next time! The cottage has been just great: well appointed, loads of room and what a view!!! We’ve had a fantastic few days: so much great scenery, such fantastic history and great artists and makers – we will definitely stay longer when we come again. Lovely to meet you both and to hear about your wonderful adventures here and elsewhere! Good luck with your ventures and all the best’
Kay and Peter (New Zealand) May 2019
‘Dear Meena and Chris – we wanted to thank you so much for the use of this amazing cottage! We were so lucky with the weather and that Nikkii and Ana bought us here – our first trip to this amazing island (Ana’s Fifth, Nikkii’s third visit to the cottage). We are sorry not to have met you on this trip (we hope you had a lovely holiday) but we’ll definitely be back to Skye!’.
Jacquie and Linda with Ana and Nikkii (London) April and May 2019
‘Our second stay in Rainbow Cottage. Once again, a fabulous holiday. The cottage is truly a haven and the tranquility, sense of peace is amazing. We had glorious weather, better than expected. The sunsets have been glorious, I have been posting photos on my facebook page, and the comments from friends around the world have been amazing. We love this cottage – we will be venturing again sometime, when pressures decide that we want to step off the treadmill and find some peace and tranquility once again’.
Marion and John (Harrogate) April 2019
‘Thank you so much Chris and Meena for such a wonderful stay. The view is absolutely amazing and the house is lovely and cosy. We loved exploring the area and visiting the village inn. We are sure we will come back to Skye one day soon – it is magical! Thank you again for all your help during our stay’
The Ramptons (London) April 2019
‘ Another year and another perfect week (our FOURTH in succession) and not a drop of rain! Writing this as ever on our last day so reluctant to leave and feast on the incomparable unfolding scenary before our eyes! Thanks so much again to Meena and Chris for their warm welcome and generosity. Until the next time……..!’
Julie and Fergus Macleod (Glasgow) April 2019
‘Exceptional hospitality from Meena and Chris. Breathtaking views from Rainbow Cottage. The most relaxed we have been in a long time. Loads to see and do on Skye, barely scratched the surface. We will definitely be returning to this magical place. Hope to see you again soon.’
Steve and Michelle (Cheshire) March 2019
‘Our SIXTH visit and still we are amazed at this beautiful Island. So lucky to be here to see it covered in snow, so pretty. Thank you to Meena and Chris for the opportunity of sharing this wonderful place. Looking forward to our seventh visit already’.
Kay, Graham and Phil (Staffs) January/Feb 2019
‘ What an amazing week we’ve had here at Rainbow Cottage. It’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to just relax and appreciate the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Thank you Meena and Chris for being so welcoming and ensuring we had everything we needed. We thought, Noah, our two year old would become bored but that was not the case as he loved it just as much as we did’.
Sarah, Sean and Noah (Lanarkshire) October 2018
‘Had a fantastic week here at the cottage. Breathtaking views, amazing walks and some
hit and miss weather. Meena and Chris were very warm and welcoming. Meena was very helpful with locations and things to do whilst here in beautiful Skye’.
Daniel and Shannon (N. England) October 2018
‘Dear Meena and Chris – we’ve had an amazing week in Skye and have loved staying in your beautiful cottage with its stunning views! Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts and taking the time to give us some great recommendations for walks and meals out. It’s been our first holiday in Scotland and we’ve had the best week – we’ll be back! Thank you again’.
Lawrence, Bethan, Immi and Si (London) October 2018
‘WOW! That a beautiful view, what a beautiful cottage – what a beautiful ambience. Despite a couple of rainy days, we loved this week, being here in Waternish (where the sky meets Skye). We couldn’t have asked for such an idyllic place in Rainbow Cottage. We love it so much that we booked another week in April 2019. Last evening it didn’t matter that it rained, just sitting watching from the lounge windows across the bay was so restful – perfect for finding your inner peace. Thank you Chris for being the perfect host. We hope to meet you, Meena, in April 2019’.
Marion and John (North Yorkshire) September 2018
‘Another fabulous holiday here at Rainbow Cottage. Our FOURTH visit and as wonderful as the previous three! The cottage, like hosts Meena and Chris, is warm and welcoming and the view is breathtaking. The perfect destination, whatever the weather, there is so much that is magical to see and enjoy. We’ll be back!’
Dawn and Bill (Newcastle -upon-Tyne) September 2018
‘The rolling mists beneath the sky, jade and olive dotted cliffs, thoughtful silence, peaceful bliss, I look beyond the wind and fly (Paul). Meena and Chris, thank you for sharing your Rainbow Cottage with us on what was the most unforgettable part of our UK journey. We were all comforted by the stunning vista and knowing there was a kind and spiritual presence close by. We wish you the best in the seasons to come and hope to return and share a drink (Sarah). I am filled with so much gratitude for such a beautiful experience. There is no doubt that I am leaving a little piece of myself in Skye, and bringing home a bit of magic in its place (Chelsea).
Paul, Sarah and Chelsea (USA) September 2018
‘So, this is our THIRD visit to Rainbow Cottage and it won’t be our last! We came in sunshine and are leaving the Misty Isles as the name suggests. We had yet relatively nice weather and we enjoyed the stay here as much as before. It is always good to come back to a place that feels like home but with much nicer scenery. Until next time stay safe and take care’
Petra and Herbert (Germany) August 2018
‘We love Rainbow Cottage. We couldn’t imagine a better place to stay in Skye. These wonderful views, the absolutely exquisite welcome by Meena and Chris, the sorroundings, all is perfect. Thanks for you kind help, for all your recommendations and thanks for letting us share this piece of HEAVEN. We will be back to see you again very, very soon. Our best wishes!’
Fernando, Isabel and Lola (Barcelona,Spain) August 2018
‘ Dear Chris and Meena – Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality over the past few days. We all agree that this stop on our round tour of Europe (before returning to the ‘real world’) was TOP of the list! We are grateful to you for making it so. The views here are precious. We were lucky to have some nice weather and saw many breathtaking beauty spots. You are lucky to be able to enjoy it all year round!
The Crowley Family (USA) July 2018.
‘Dear Chris and Meena – just a quick note to say thank you so much for your warm welcome and superb hospitality. Our visit to Skye was all we had hoped for – stunning scenery, tranquility and activity. The cottage was clean, well equipped and pleasant place to be. The views are something we will never forget. Our first (and long overdue) visit to Skye won’t be our last. Many thanks’.
Dawn and Roy (Edinburgh) July 2018
‘Dear Chris and Meena – even though we had the worst weather for 3 days, your place has been the best and most wonderful and most relaxing and inspiring days of our whole trip. You’ve found an extraordinary place here. And we have found extraordinary people living here. Thank you for everything!’
The family Lettner (Austria) July 2018
‘We expected fabulous views but in a week of unprecedented high temperatures, blue skies, water like a mill pond, jaw dropping sunsets, the Uists and Harris clearly visible….what can we say…… Rainbow Cottage could not be beaten as a perfect holiday destination. We’ve had an incredulous, peaceful week. Our eyes have ‘feasted’ on such beauty. Meena and Chris, you knew what you were doing building your home here!’.
George and Liz (Bearsden, Scotland) June 2018
‘ Dear Meena and Chris – My father’s favourite Fats Walla mantra: ” One never knows, do one?” Who would have imagined that a chance encounter on a short intercontinental plane flight would lead us to such a fortuitous connection? What a magical, spectacular spot, what fantastic hosts, what wonderful new friends. Rain, rainbows, gorgeous views and varied walks, delicious food and stimulating conversations – who could as for anything more? With thanks and appreciation for reintroducing us to this wonderful part of the world, where balance is regained with the help of your grace, hospitality, understanding and humour……and Rainbow’s uncommon beguiling transfixing view, sense of place and weather. Thank you. Thank you’.
Nanci and David (USA) June 2018.
‘Our Fifth visit to Rainbow Cottage – it is as lovely as ever. Thank you for keeping the same view for us!! Loved the boat trip to Canna to see the puffins. Wonderful walk at Ramasaig, Lorgill and The Hoe. Storm Hector slightly disrupted things but were able to take refuse in the Food and Drink Festival at Aros! As always, we have had a lovely welcome on Skye and plan to return next year for a longer trip. Thank you to you both’.
Caroline and Graham (Bath) June 2018
‘Dear Chris and Meena – many, many thanks for a lovely holiday. Your hospitality is without precedent, really marvellous. The Rainbow Cottage is unique, thanks for accepting us as guests. We made explorations on the wonderful Isle and now we can imagine you living here, a real poetic spot, we saw so many shades of sunsets, and, imagine, a week of excellent weather! Thanks a million times’.
Albert and Maria (Netherlands) June 2018
‘Lovely to be back on Skye and in your perfect Rainbow Cottage. Particularly lovely to renew our friendship. And what miraculous weather! Magical place and people. We are sure we’ll be back. Much Love’.
Chris and Pat (USA) Sandra (London) May/June 2018
‘What a magical, stress free week we had at your beautiful cottage. Skye is a beautiful magical place and your cottage a perfect base for exploring. We all fell in love with it, the stunning scenery, especially from the cottage! Perfect place to stay. We packed in a lot of sight seeing but still managed to enjoy relaxing times too just breathing in that wonderful view! We really could not have hoped for such amazing accommodation and, for the most part, amazing weather too. And the Aros concert (thanks for the heads up Chris !) topped off a great holiday. We hope to be back!‘
Trish, Mary, Irene (Scotland and England) May 2018
‘ Dear Meena, dear Chris – thank you very much for this excellent week on the Isle of Skye. Together with the brilliant weather we had, Rainbow Cottage definitely was the biggest contributor to make our stay an outstanding experience we will not forget. Waternish and, especially this site, are really beautiful places which exceeded all our expectations. Hope to be back one day. With our very best regards…’.
Anja, Thomas, Tristan, Meret (Switzerland) May 2018
‘Recommended by friends Rainbow Cottage has not disappointed in any way – we have felt very much at home and welcomed by Chris and Meena. Skye itself is stunning and there is so much more for us to see – such a shame we had bad weather. We have some amazing photos and memories of the beautiful scenery to take back with us. Thank you both for looking after us’.
Caroline and Colin (Kent) May 2018
‘Thank you Meena and Chris for giving us such a warm welcome to your beautiful cottage with the awesome view. What a retreat! Our first visit to Skye and it is awesome. Have loved exploring. My favourite spot is the Quiraing – dramatic and breathtaking. Rainbow Cottage is SUPER and we shall highly recommend it to all the folk who have admired our photos of this unspoilt island’.
Sue and Paul Hopkinson (Burghead) April 2018
‘Our THIRD holiday at Rainbow Cottage and it just gets better and better. Unbelievably fine weather every day to enjoy Skye at its best. Coral beach always a delight, A superb day at Raasay – a first for us – including travelling over ‘Calum’s Road’ at the top end; Elgol and the boat trip to Lock Coruisk is unbeatable, and nearer to hand, music at Edinbane Inn. And, of course,sitting and watching the sunset three evenings is what this cottage is all about! We will dine out on this experience for some time to come……….Thanks again Meena and Chris for your always warm welcome and fun company!’
Fergus and Julie Macleod (Glasgow) April 2018
‘Amazingly good weather for us to enjoy the amazing views from this gloriously situated cottage. A whole week to explore Skye felt truely restorative. Thank you Meena for your lovely warm welcome!’
Clare (Scotland) Julia and Emma (London), April 2018
‘we’ve had a wonderful time on Skye. A great welcome from Chris and Meena. We were very comfortable and enjoyed tracing our family roots! Moraing Taing!’
Mairi, Andrew and Florence (Argyll) February 2018
‘What a beautiful place. We could sit watching the view all day! We had a lovely time in this tranquil environment and hope to be back soon’.
Sally and Andy (Swindon) 21st December 2016 – 6th January 2018.
‘The view cannot be beaten and is worth coming to Skye for. The cottage is comfortable, cosy and well-equipped and near some very good restaurants and walks. We were made very welcome by Meena and Chris and would highly recommend the cottage and the area. Stunning’.
Pat and John (London) October 2017
‘Thank – you Meena and Chris for a wonderful stay in Rainbow Cottage. We’ve felt cosy and at home all week. The view is stunning. So much to look at especially in the changing weather and light. We’ve explored Waternish, had tasty meals in the Stein Inn, visited the open studios and craft shops and taking home some lovely memories. One of the highlights was meeting many of the locals. We had a fabulous time with Lucy at Waternish Farm and enjoyed afternoon tea and cake. Also the chat about Corncrokes in the village community centre. We love the Isle of Skye especially in the Autumn and can’t wait for our next visit. Thanks again’.
Karen and Mike (Black Isle) October 2017
‘ We chose this cottage for the views and weren’t disappointed. With ever changing light the view was different every day. This is our first trip to Skye and we were often torn between wanting to explore and staying ‘at home’ in this lovely cosy cottage. Despite being on holiday themselves, Meena kept checking by email that we were okay and both she and Chris gave us a warm welcome on their return. They clearly love it here and are keen others share their joy – and we have; delightful view, cottage , walking and even weather’.
Mary and Andrew (Bristol) September 2017
‘Dear Meena, dear Chris. It has been a lovely week once again! By the way, Rainbow Cottage is the one and only place that we have EVER returned to for a 2ND holiday stay….and it felt a little bit like returning home, when we drove down the road and had a first glimpse of the Waternish Bay. This year, even the weather seemed to have been on our side…..so maybe a chance that we ‘ll be back again. Thanks again for your warm welcome, for Nessie and for all the nice chats in between, for your overall hospitality. Hope to see you again!’
Thomas , Anne and Emil – now 3 years! (Germany) September 2017
‘Thank you Meena and Chris for providing such an excellent stay – the cottage is lovely. The facilities are good with lots of welcome little touches….and, of course, the view from the cottage is stunning. We enjoyed lots of trips and good food. All in all, a most enjoyable trip to Skye. The transcendent beauty of the Island will surely draw us back. Thanks muchly!’
Chris, Ian and Karen (Lancashire) September 2017
‘Dear Meena and Chris – we would like to thank you for a wonderful stay at Rainbow Cottage. The cottage is located in the best part of Skye and has stunning views, different vistas emerge as the light changes. Always ready to help but never obtrusive, Chris and Meena are great hosts. There is always something to see on Skye no matter the weather. The Oyster Shed is a must. There is only one place to stay in Skye, and that’s the Rainbow Cottage!’
Karen, Steve and Jim (South Yorkshire) August 2017
‘Dear Chris and Meena – Thank you very much for your warm welcome. We spent a very nice week in Rainbow Cottage. We immediately felt at home but with a much nicer view than our Parisian lane.This Island is magic, despite the ‘constrasted’ weather. We will be back, we are sure. We were very happy to meet you. We will see you with pleasure again. See you soon.’
Joachim. Elias, Nadia and Renaud (France) August 2017
‘Douwe – enjoyed this week in Skye. The dolphins near Elgol he liked the most.
Jelle – was very happy with the WiFi in the house and he liked the walk at the Quiraing the most. We felt very welcomed. Meena I like your enthusiasm and warmth. Rainbow Cottage was the best choice. After the first night, we asked if the cottage was available the following week as well. It was already booked. We love the view. Skye is beautiful. One week is too short. We want more. Meena and Chris , thanks for this beautiful week. We really felt at home in Rainbow Cottage.’
Erik, Erna, Jelle and Douwe (The Netherlands) August 2017
‘The Cottage has such a beautiful, welcoming atmosphere and the view is breathtaking regardless of the weather. Meena and Chris are lovely people and do everything to ensure your stay is as welcoming and comfortable as possible. Skye is a truly beautiful place and this will hopefully not be our last visit. We’ve had a wonderful time as a family. Many thanks!’
Margaret, Martin, Hollie, Emily and Martin (Glasgow) July/August 20
‘Rainbow Cottage was a fantastic place to stay for our trip to Isle of Skye. After touring around the Island, we quickly realised this location was the best! Quiet and off the main roads, very close to a great pub and spectacular views. If we came back, we would definitely want to stay at Rainbow Cottage again. Chris and Meena were great hosts, very welcoming. Thanks a lot!’
Suzy and Andy (London, UK). Kate and Dan (Australia) July 2017
‘WOW! What an amazing view. Rainbow Cottage has probably the most picturesque view of the ocean on Skye! We really enjoyed waking up to the fantastic scenery! The cottage is located very conveniently in Waternish. We hope to come back again. Thank you for letting us stay here. We had a lovely stay on Skye!
Veda, Viji, Ryan (Dubai) July 2017
‘We have had a delightful week at Rainbow Cottage, discovering the many faces of the Island, enjoying great walks in all sorts of weather. The cottage feels more like a home than a holiday let, and we really appreciated the efforts Chris and Meena have made to make us feel as comfortable and welcomed as possible. Highlights for me (Paula) – walking the Quiraing on the first day, such dramatic and lofty land forms. Also, taking boat from Elgol to Loch Corsuisk and walking around the Loch; being so close to the Black Cullins, having seen them from afar from many angles, was awe-inspiring. Waternish is a beautiful and peaceful area, a lovely base to return to, especially Rainbow Cottage with its stunning views of Loch Bay and its ever changing lights/skies/clouds. Thanks Meena and Chris’.
Paula, Ian, Sophia and Mathew (Bath, Somerset) June 2017
‘It has been our SECOND time to Rainbow Cottage and it felt like coming home. The weather would not cooperate this time but we relaxed and it did not matter. We had a great time and had the chance to see two sunsets this time. Relaxing was the utmost and we did that. Thanks to Meena and Chris that we still enjoyed our vacation every second. The place is just amazing. For sure, it will feel like coming home again next time. Cheers for everyone and see you again next time!’
Petra and Herbert (Germany) June 2017
‘ Thank you for a lovely holiday at Rainbow Cottage. We have enjoyed the wonderful views and stunning sunsets. The cottage has been warm, comfortable and pin drop quiet. Thank you for all your help in places to visit – perfect hosts!’
Jim and Kay (Derby) May/June 2017
‘Third time on Skye, THIRD time at Rainbow Cottage and third set of mini adventures with memories to take home! Thanks so much Meena and Chris for everything. You make coming back even more pleasurable! We have ‘enjoyed’ the Cullins and loved the view from the Trotternish Ridge, sitting out on a tongue with a coffee and cake taking it all in. We even saw a red fox on our way up to the Peak of the Red Fox – amazing! Oronsay and Macleod’s Maidens were a first and lovely too!. Can’t wait to come back!
Jude and Chaz , (Cumbria) May 2017
‘Our SECOND visit. Thank you so much to Meena and Chris for another wonderful week at Rainbow Cottage. The food at Edinbane Inn and the Oyster Shed were amazing. Had a great day in Glen Sligachan with Skye MTB adventures.The welcome, hospitality, and the view were as magnificent as ever. We were lucky enough to see a rainbow and some stunning sunsets. Our son will be born in August, and we can’t wait to bring him to Rainbow Cottage to see Chris and Meena next year!’.
Dave and Kate (Kent) May 2017
‘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. Thank you Rainbow Cottage and special thanks to Meena and Chris for allowing us ethereal experience and making us feel so special each time we return’
Kay and Graham (Staffs) May 2017
‘Unbelivable weather and the best sunsets in the world ever! We still can’t believe that we didn’t need to wear a coat/jumper all week! Thanks as ever for the lovely house!’ Ann and Mark on THIRD visit (Cheshire) April/May 2017…..& friends….‘We really enjoyed our first stay at Rainbow Cottage. Excellent changing views across the Outer Hebrides. Thanks very much for your advice and, of course, the excellent house!’ Jon and Penny April/May 2017
‘At the end of the Rainbow you’ll find a Pot of Gold of this ‘Rainbow Cottage’,
that saying was told. With views ever changing (and weather too) we thoroughly enjoyed each moment with you.
The scenery beguiling, and island mesmerising, the people so friendly, and food just amazing. So sadness at leaving is high – but remember! Joan and Derick will return for their Seventh visit in October (not November).
Joan and Derick Darling and Chris and Louise (Northumberland ), April 2017
‘Returning after four years for our SECOND visit with great anticipation and expectation, nothing absolutely nothing disappoints about Rainbow Cottage. Why did we leave it so long! Visited lots of ‘old’ haunts’ near and far from Waternish, but the pull of the cottage and just sitting, drinking (and drinking) in the view is what this special place is all about. No two days – no two hours – the same and that’s what Skye is all about. We extended our visit but still not long enough to linger in Lusta and Rainbow Cottage. And not least, our wonderful hosts, Meena and Chris for their enthusiasm and warm welcome, treating us like old friends! Thank you both so much’.
Fergus, Julie and Andrew Macleod, Glasgow and Graham, Edinburgh
‘ Wonderful, soul searching opportunity in a very special cottage perfectly made for a festive celebration. The tranquility of the Island has captured our hearts and the hospitality of the area and Chris and Meena has encouraged us to book again soon. Thank-You!’
Louise, James and Stanley, Midlands (December-January 2017)
‘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’
Grahma and Kay, Staffs (October 2016)
‘Thanks for a perfect stay at Rainbow Cottage, everything was perfect’
Mark and Sian Bryant, Shetland (October 2016)
‘This was my Mam and Dad’s FIFTH visit and my first. My first reaction to the view as of
J R Ehman when he thought there was a signal from another intelligence out there in space “WOW!!!”. What a beautiful place to be. Chris and Meena are lovely just as described by my Mam and Dad, I felt like I have known them for years. The weather this week has been gorgeous, blue sky and sunshine. We have ventured out to several lovely places, after a good holiday lie in!’
Ken, Derick and Joan Darling, Northumberland (October 2016)
‘ We have had the most wonderful week – it exceeded all expectations. We have enjoyed the comfort of this delightful cottage with its spectacular views. Each window frames an everchanging picture caprturing the atmosphere and beauty of this Island – captivating.
All good things must come to an end but we take with us a myriad of memories, all of them special, and a heap of photographs!
Many thanks to Meena and Chris for welcoming us to your little piece of heaven and taking the time to provide us with essential information in order that we enjoyed our week to the full.
Bob and Lyn Sutherland, (October 2016)
‘Our THIRD visit to the wonderful Rianbow Cottage and majestic Isle of Skye. Its been twelve months since our last visit but after a few minutes we felt we had never been away – and what a great feeling. So many beautiful and memorable places to see and places to eat. Rainbow Cottage remains so warm and welcoming , as are Meena and Chris our hosts. Many thanks to them for continuing to share their beautiful home.
A great and enjoyable and relaxing holiday – we’ll be back. ‘
Dawn and Bill, Newcastle upon Tyne (September 2016)
‘Rainbow Cottage had been a recommendation by some good friends so we were sure not to be disappointed. What we did not expect was to have SUCH a great week in this lovely place that felt a bit like home for all 3 of us instantly. We had some fantastic walks, a nice boat trip, some hundred photos taken and all the other great stuff you can do on Skye. But the truly remarkable moments were those granted by our hosts: watching Meena and her Bolly Babes dance, talking some salt business while having a beer or two at Stein’s….. and our 2 year old saying ‘Meena and Wizz’ the whole day – and that for a reason, because both of you are such warm, welcoming, humorous and interesting persons! We really embraced the opportunity to stay at your place and hope to be back someday….’
Emil (age 2), Anne, Thomas, Germany (September 2016)
‘As always a great holiday with our friends Shirley and Dave. Weather mixed but that should never be a barrier to getting out and exploring this beautiful island. We look forward to our ANNUAL visit. As Phil Collins said ‘ it’s another day for me and you in Paradise’. Thanks to Meena and Chris – two of the nicest people around’.
Glen and Mike, Leeds (August/September 2016)
‘For our first longer visit to Skye it was a great choice to stay at Rainbow Cottage. The views are spectacular and the weather was being friendly for most of the week. Thanks so much Meena and Chris for the warm welcome. It is just a place to sit back and relax. With so many things to explore there will always be a reason to come back’.
Petra and Herbert, Germany (August 2016)
‘Dear Chris and Meena, now back. We still miss the fresh air, the calm and beautiful views from your cottage. Thank you once more for your warm hospitality, we had a really wonderful time. We experienced all sorts of weather , but the cottage was the ideal location for all of them. We had some great sunsets and enjoyed the changing, silvery lights after rains. A special highlight were the eagles ! It was hard to leave this beautiful place. Hope to be back !’
Brigitte and Piotr , Würzburg, Germany (July/ August 2016)
‘This is our second visit to Skye, but first to Rainbow Cottage, hopefully not the last! What a fabulous view, I don’t think there is a better one in the whole of Skye. Thank you so much Meena and Chris for making us feel so welcome, we have had a brilliant week, seeing the sea eagle in full flight from the cottage was one of the highlights! We would thoroughly recommend Skye and Rainbow Cottage to all our friends and can’t wait for our next visit’.
The Bradleys, Manchester (July 2016)
‘Really loved our time at Rainbow Cottage. So cosy and comfortable with amazing views. The light is constantly changing and the sunsets were great. Weather has been very mixed but did not stop us getting out and about. Personal favourites are Neist Point and the Quiraing. Watch out for the White Tailed Sea Eagle flying across the bay in front of the cottage! Meena and Chris are so kind and helpful with lots of ideas of things to do. Can’t wait to come back!’
Jill and Dorothy, Berwick and Stratharen (July 2016)
‘We have spent many happy holidays on the lovely Isle of Skye. So many magical places to visit. Thank you Meena and Chris for being so friendly and welcoming. This cottage is an amazing location with fantastic views and stunning sunsets!’
Sandra, Peter and Mark, West Yorkshire (July 2016)
‘My first visit to the Isle of Skye, somewhere I have always wanted to visit (Sue) but had my wonderful tour guide with me who has been many times before. Seen some fantastic views and felt very much welcomed by Meena and Chris. The cottage is so snug and comfortable and the ever changing views mean the TV is superfluous! Absolutely love the place but I will have to keep coming back to make sure! Iain already fell in love with it many years ago. And finally, on the last day whilst we were packing up – the first rainbow of the week!’
Sue and Iain, East Yorkshire (June 2016)
‘A wonderful place, whatever the weather! And we were able to walk every day.
Thank you Chris and Meena for warm hospitality, good advice……. and a tour of the sea salt site. And finally we got our sunset!’
The following sketch by Judith
Judith and Chuck, Graham and Trisha, London (June 2016)
‘ Wow, what a fantastic place! From the first enquiry to the final sad “au-revoir” our encounter with Meena and Chris has been superlative. We arrived jaded from the 9-5, and left enlivened by Skye’s mystical beauty in all weathers and our hosts consideration and subtle generosity. The cottage was perfect and the views stunning’
David and Jackie, Pyrford, Surrey (June 2016)
‘Our THIRD visit to Skye and Rainbow Cottage. Fantastic weather, we are so lucky to see Skye in all of its glory. Rainbow Cottage is a fantastic place, a great sense of calm envelopes you as you enter the cottage. So inviting and a great place to unwind. Chris and Meena are such great hosts and it was a joy to be back. Hope to return for another memorable stay’
Rhona and David, Troon. (June 2016)
‘Brilliant Skye at Rainbow Cottage – Quiraing, Claigan Coral beach, Neist point, Kilt Rock Waterfall, Dinosaur footprint in Staffin, Portree harbour, especially the stunning sunrise, sunset view from the cottage. Thank you Meena and Chris so much for sharing your cottage with us. Thank you for being very thoughtful and making us feel so welcome. We have had a really BEAUTIFUL time. Hope to see you again’
Xing, Hongwei and David Wu, (June 2016)
‘ This is our second visit to Rainbow Cottage and we would not be anywhere else on Skye. Meena and Chris have always made us so welcome, give great advice and what a head massage (from Meena!). We have been lucky with brilliant weather and have walked every day, relaxing at night with superb views, sunsets and the odd glass of wine! Rhuba Hunish offered more fantastic views, the Cullins were more than a challenge. We had a good spend at the Isle of Skye Bakery company (food & gallery – well worth a visit) We have left with a boot full of Isle of Skye Sea Salt (absolutely gorgeous!) and a must to return. Hope all who follow have a time to remember too!’
Jude and Chaz, (May 2016)
‘Thank-you Meena and Chris for making us feel so welcome and letting us share a little of your very special vision. We have had a really wonderful time. The evenings here, in particular, have been stunning, with ever changing kaleidescope of shape and colour. We had a memorable meal at Lochbay – fruits de mer was quite outstanding. And we tested ourselves with walks around Loch Coruisk and Elgol and a fine ascent of Bla Bheinn, not to say a cyle ride doing the length of Raasay – another very special place. As Phil’s words say, the memories will be forever treasured. And Meena’s head massage was just wonderful!
Julie Collings and Phil Grierson, (May 2016)
A poem inspired by one of our guests Phil Grierson as he looked over the Bay from the cottage window:
‘As the sun fell burning off the edge
Of the wide ocean stretched darkly
Round the contours of this ancient land
Something rustling in a gentle breeze
Whispered through the cooling air –
‘Here be there faeries’
Later, as the iridescent sky
Shaped out the lines of darkened isles
A falling sliver crescent moon
Had light reflected in a shimmering line:
A finger in the rippled waters far below
Pointing to memories and dreams
Of this wonderous place
That will be forever treasured.
And all this while
Dancing around the bay
The faeries sparkled
Over the mersmerising sea’
Phil Grierson (May 2016)
“Thank you Chris and Meena for a wonderful stay at Rainbow Cottage. The location is amazing and the view had us enthralled all week. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and making our stay extra special. Freshly laid eggs from Richard’s hens were fantastic, sunsets were amazing, we loved all the food we tried. We have never felt so relaxed as we did at Rainbow Cottage and will definitely be back”.
Kate and Dave, Kent (April 2016).
“Thank you Meena and Chris for your hospitality and friendliness. Your local knowledge was shared, your love of this spot also, and the salt tunnels were fascinating. The cottage and local recommendations were relaxing yet exhilarating to our minds and senses, peace reigned within us. There is always more to see here to take the lanes and open your mind.’ I took the road less travelled, and that made all the difference’.
Alistair and Andrea, Staffs ( April 2016)
” Too long to wait another two years for our FIFTH visit to Rainbow Cottage so we will be returning again in October this year! Meena and Chris make you feel so welcome, then one glance at the view from the cottage and you are hooked. It is so peaceful here, yet the view is ever changing, you feel the need to keep watching day and night! The places we visited this time The Oyster Bar and the Isle of Skye Bakery, both worth a visit as is Ian William’s Brae Fasach gallery”
Joan and Derrick Darling, Northumberland (April 2016)
“A spectacular place! Even when it rained Rainbow Cottage was a comfortable retreat to escape it all and watch it all go by. Meena and Chris – thank you – you made us feel most welcome and great recommendations (not to forget Isle of Skye sea salt!). We are here just long enough to fall in love with Skye – sure we’ll be back!”
Johnny, Jenny and Amy (March 2016)
“What an amazing place, a fantastic sense of calm and peace. Truely a place to unwind and forget ‘normal’ life for a short time. Will hopefully be back soon!”
Debs and Chris, London (March 2016)
“Chris and Meena are truly magicians for having had the spirit of adventure to come here themselves and to make this wonderful place accessible to others. We have had a brilliant week here and will be taking a piece of its magic home with us in the happy expectation that we can do it all again! Thank you!
Ann and Colin, Hampton, London (Feb – March 2016)
“This cottage was the best one we have ever stayed in. And, we’ve stayed in many in Spain and France, as well as the UK. The views are stunning and more than made up for the erratic weather. The one day we stayed in to avoid the storms it was wonderful just to watch the weather go by. All the other days we were out walking and apart from a few squalls the weather was fine. Apart from the cottage views, the quality of furnishings and fittings were excellent all around. It’s rare to have comfortable furniture. Overall, you have a wonderful cottage and we will both recommend it to our friends and, hopefully, return someday”
Neil and Louise McCoubrey, Edinburgh (February 2016)
” Amazing cottage from which to explore the wonders of Skye. Thank you so much Chris and Meena for making us so welcomed, like old friends! The whole week was just magical. We will definitely be back!”
Anna and Jo, London and Glasgow (Jan-Feb 2016)
” Perfect Views, warm and relaxing cottage, quiet, peaceful holiday. Our SECOND stay at Rainbow Cottage and again we are leaving happy and refreshed. Thanks! (for sightseeing recommendations see visitor’s book in cottage)”.
Colin and Vanessa, Perthshire (October 2015)
“Our SECOND trip to Rainbow Cottage and it was every bit as good (or better!) than we remember. The cottage is warm and cosy, the view is amazing and everything we could have wished for was supplied by Meena and Chris. Skye has everything – Fairy pools, dinosour footprints, coral beach, the Queraing etc. Boat trips from Portree and Elgol – we saw sea eagles, golden eagles, seals, porpoises and so much more. Sunsets are amazing and barely not a drop of rain. Thanks for everything – we will certainly be back!”
Jonathan, Lorraine & Taylor, Renfrewshire (October 2015)
“It is our SECOND visit to Rainbow Cottage and we were excited to return! This time we had a toddler in tow so there would be a bit less relaxing and no dining at the Three Chimneys but we still had an excellent time. The weather was mostly kind so we managed lots of walks and pottering in the garden. Lunches at the Stein Inn, an excellent dinner at Edinbane Inn and lots of looking out of the cottage windows at the amazing views. Thanks again for a lovely stay……& from our 18 month …. Mirren recommends the Park in Edinbane and the soft play at the Aros Centre”.
The Smiths, Glasgow (October 2015)
” Pure heaven! Rainbow Cottage is wonderful. I could just sit and watch the changing light over the Loch and the fly-by of the birds. Lochbay Seafood and Gordon’s boat trip made for a perfect day. The cottage has everything one would need and you two, Meena and Chris, were perfect hosts! Please come and visit us in the North Carolina mountains! ….Wonderful location. Wonderful hosts. Feel so lucky to have found this place”.
Patty Davies and Jean Richards, USA (September 2015)
” Our SECOND visit to Rainbow Cottage and, although we haven’t left yet, we are already planning our return! Quite simply an amazing location with ever changing colours and spectacular views. Words nor pictures cannot capture the feeling this wonderful place gives you and we feel very lucky to have been able to share it. Eagles and Dolphins in the bay, and the kind attention of the lovely Meena and Chris make this location unrivalled”
Dawn and Bill, Newcastle (September 2015)
” Our FOURTH visit! Another wonderful week at Rainbow Cottage – THE place to relax and unwind. We bought fabulous weather from the South! Looking forward to returning. Thanks Meena and Chris, as ever!”
Graham and Caroline, Bath (September 2015)
” Great stay at Rainbow Cottage, as always – our THIRD visit! Chris and Meena always make it a special experience. Despite mixed weather, the sun managed to come out each time we stopped for a walk: Rubha Hunish and Neist Light House were highlights. The Queraing is fantastic especially in the sunshine. Lots of great little craft shops to visit. Back again next year! Thanks Chris and Meena”
Glen and Mike, Yorkshire ( September 2015)
” Just spent the perfect week in Rainbow Cottage. The view is something that will stay with me forever. We were able to explore the whole Island and a pub (Stein Inn) in walking distance to the cottage is a real bonus. Gordon’s boat trip (Diver’s Eye) is a must for anyone with kids and/or an interest in wildlife. Another highlight was walking along the beach back to the cottage watching the sun set at the end of the loch. Fairy Glen is a must to visit – magical!.…..and from Daniel, 10 years old ‘saw dolphins, whales and eagles. Rainbow Cottage is amazing. Will never forget it’ The cottage has every comfort and Meena and Chris cannot do enough for you. Thanks.
Jay, Jo and Dan, W. Yorks (August 2015)
“Our SECOND time in Rainbow Cottage and every bit as enjoyable as the first visit. We have travelled the whole island and had a great time. The view from the cottage is a constantly changing picture and always amazing. The eagles have been a joy to watch. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and Chris and Meena are the perfect hosts. Thank you both so much”.
Neil and Patrice, Cumbria (August 2015)
“Thank you very much, Meena and Chris, for your very warm welcome and for all your tips on the places to go. Even with mixed weather, the view from the cottage is spectacular and it is always very warm and comfortable. Our highlights were Minke whale spotting with Gordon, Loch Coruisk boat trip from Elgol, Old Man of Storr, our walks in wild places and of course, the Golden eagles over the cottage. We would love to come back.”
Isabelle, Daniel, James and Alice, Mandelieu, France (August 2015)
“Thank you for a wonderful stay at Rainbow Cottage! We will have many happy memories of whales at Water Neish Point, puffins on Gordon’s boat trip, Ian William’s amazing art and big heart, being piped down from our trek up the Old Man of Storr, spectacular views at every point and always a comfy cottage to come home to.”
Margaret and Phil, Claire and Alan, Shropshire (August 2015)
” Had a wonderful holiday at Rainbow Cottage. Everything here we needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, plus lots of personal touches and a truly breathtaking view of Loch Bay. Meena and Chris are lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful. Managed to see quite a bit of Skye. Stunning scenery all around the area. Fresh eggs and fish delivered to the cottage were excellent. Was lovely to spot sea eagles over the cottage and watch the rabbits appear in the evening……and from Joni (10 years old) I think the best thing about Rainbow Cottage is the amazing view and the eagles”.
Gillian, Gary, + 10 year old twins Carly and Joni Barrett. East Kilbride (July/August 2015)
” A wonderful holiday full of adventures! Our second stay and just as good as the last. Some wet days but only two to keep us at home. Getting to know the Island, its mountains, food and wildlife is just glorious and the cottage and our hosts fantastic”.
Jane and Roger Pearce, York (July 2015)
“We have found everything we were looking for : warm and friendly people, a spectacular view from the house, wonderful walks, a relaxing holiday. It was well worth coming all the way from Germany to spend two weeks in this welcoming cottage in the North of the Isle of Skye. Thank you Meena and Chris!”
Mechthild and Juergen, Germany (June/July 2015)
” Our first trip to Skye – deeply impressed with the scenery, wildlife, food and of course, this beautiful cottage in its stunning setting. After a good day’s walking it was so lovely knowing that we could relax in style! Thank you so much Meena and Chris”.
John and Katherine, Yorkshire (June 2015)
“Thank you for a fantastic, restful stay at Rainbow Cottage. The setting could not be more perfect. Looking forward to coming back soon!”
Karen and Steve, Gourock (June 2015)
“For Game of Thrones fans not the land of fire and ice, but light and water and ever changing skyscapes, and luminous colours. Every hedgerow contains a treat but highlights include eagles, buzzards, cuckoos, seals and our family of rabbits. Do try the Three Chimneys, otherwise any walk anywhere rewards! Special mention to SkyeSkins. Thank you Meena and Chris”
Neil and Julie, Ipswich. Nigel, Matlock (June 2015)
” Very comfortable, beautifully decorated house with superb views. Meena and Chris excellent hosts. Waternish Point, Trumpan and neist Point highlights and lochside Crafts and Tea Room Dunvegan, for lunch. Despite poor weather no need for the TV with that everchanging view! Thanks for all your help to make it an enjoyable stay.”
David, Elspeth and Bob, Glasgow (May 2015)
” What was memorable about our week here? Watching the sea turn azure blue in the sunshine at Oronsay. Watching the seals watching us at the Coral Beaches. Wonderful, lingering meals at the Three Chimneys and the Edinbane Inn. Amazing sunsets over the Western Isles. And tonight, after a day of rain and wind, the Waternish Peninsula suddenly bathed in sunshine. Sometimes Skye saves the best until last! Thank you Chris and Meena for being such welcoming, gracious hosts of the magical Rainbow Cottage. We will all be back.
Susie, Malcolm, Rosemary and Mark, England (May 2015).
” A very comfortable week in a lovely. cosy cottage., thank you. Stunning views and location- we enjoyed just having a glass of wine and watching the sun go down behind the Outer Hebrides. Waternish Point and Neist Point highly recommended for wildlife spotting.”
Kieran and Gail (May 2015).
“Arrived in the snow, walked with the rain and skipped in the sunshine on the summit above The Quirang (amazing 360 degree view!). Each element added to our stay, Skye is an amazing place and whatever you choose to do you cannot fail to enjoy! We were blown away by the view from Sgurr Na Stri (15 mile walk through the Cuillins Return) and spent ages on Coral Beach watching “the children of the sea” and munching on a big fat cake from Jann’s (Dunvegan)! (with Scottish whipped cream and raspberries!). Thanks very much for making us welcome Meena and Chris, we are already planning our return! (Rainbow Cottage speaks for itself!)”
Trevor and Jude Cumbria (April 2015)
“We have been renting cottages all over Scotland for over 30 years now and can honestly say that Rainbow Cottage is the best one yet. It’s not only the incredible views and fabulous position – Meena and Chris are wonderful hosts – always on hand but never intrusive. Thank you so much!”
Simon and Louise Nottage and Joan and John Taylor (April 2015)
“A lovely cottage with stunning views and beautiful walks close by.We also enjoyed some challenging cycle routes. Good weather has also helped to make this a very enjoyable, relaxing week on Skye. (I would definitely recommend the pool table at the Stein Inn. Admission £1 – from Andrew age 9!).
Alasdair, Alison, James and Andrew, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (April 2015)
“Charming gem of a cottage overlooking what has to be one of the best views in Scotland. Lovely owners – a real find! Thank you for a very relaxing stay”
Vinny, Stuart, Jamie and William Campbell (February 2015)
“Our second wonderful visit to Rainbow Cottage and we will return. A perfect and cosy setting from which to enjoy the Isle of Skye. Everything you need for a most enjoyable self-catering and active break, and made even more special by Meena and Chris and their wonderful hospitality”.
Denise and Peter, Kent (January 2015)
“Very many thanks to Meena and Chris. I needed a change and a rest; I got both in extreme comfort. The cottage is a real joy and so are the the neighbours! Looking forward to next year.”
Andrew Ions, Aberdeen (October 2014)
“We came here in the autumn to take some time out from our busy London lives and to do some ‘big sky’ thinking about our business. The setting could not be more perfect. Inspiring views, refreshing walks and cosy evenings in the local pub. We have really stepped back and return refreshed , motivated and ready for action. This will now be an annual event. Highly recommended. Thank you.”
Jools and Tracy
“Our first visit and we fell in love with everything. Thanks to Meena and Chris for sharing their Waternish home with us. Rainbow Cottage is, quite simply, wonderful – warm, comfortable and so inviting and the view from the cottage is breathtaking.
Thank you also, Meena and Chris, for all your recommendations for trips out and places to eat – they were all outstanding.
We are already planning our next visit to Rainbow Cottage; to return to this unique and wonderful isle and to the warm and generous care of our hosts Meena and Chris.”
Dawn and Bill
“It was our third time at the Rainbow Cottage and for sure it will not have been the last time. Entering the cosy cottage was a little bit like homecoming. Even with our third time on Skye there was plenty of things left to see. Beside the beautiful weather granted to us throughout the whole of the week, we were able to watch eagles right from our breakfast table. A nice walk out to the lighthouse at Waternish Point (good trip) offered us the opportunity to see a whale (beside the seals enjoying the sun there). As we met Chris and Meena later in the week they were like always: good friends and wonderful hosts. Now we are sorry to leave as the week went by so fast. But, as mentioned above ….we will be back!”
Alexander and Olaf
“Another fabulous holiday at Rainbow Cottage but this time with the opportunity to show good friends how wonderful Skye is. Chris and Meena great (as ever!) and looking forward to the next trip. Discovered Raasay this time and saw dolphins close up – that takes some beating!!”
Glenys and Mike
“We wish we could drink in that view from the lounge everyday! The perfect hosts for a perfect stay. We hope to see Rainbow Cottage again.
Just love that salt!!!”
David and Shirley
“Our second stay at Rainbow Cottage. Mixed weather from the first to second week but fantastic views no matter what. Beautiful sunsets (no need for the TV!) Highly recommend Divers Eye Boat Trip – sailed out to Waternish Point and saw Minke whales, porpoise, gannets, seals, kittiwakes and more….
As always very hard to leave such a perfect cottage and location. Chris and Meena made us so welcome. They and the Waternish community made us so welcome and very much part of their community, even if only for a short time. We will see them and Rainbow Cottage again.”
Martin, Helen, Aimee and Aneira
“Skye – visually stunning, romantic, dramatic, hikes, genuinely nice people, little stress and lots of pleasure – far from the maddening crowds – a tonic for body and soul.
Rainbow Cottage – cozy, perfectly situated, views of stunning beauty, generous layout, well appointed – with landlords Chris and Meena who feel more like friends – warm, inviting and very helpful in helping us enjoy ourselves.
This is our second trip to Skye and we will be back again – looking no further than Rainbow Cottage!”
Bill and Christine
“Isle of Skye is just like the place in my dream. We have wonderful experience there. We love Rainbow Cottage very much, we hope to come back as soon as possible.”
“To Chris and Meena. Thankyou! You are perfect. Rainbow Cottage is perfect. We’ll be back.”
Chun-Liaing, Pei-Yu, Hsuan- Yi Chen
“Lovely stay at Rainbow Cottage – it had everything we could possible have needed. A lovely atmosphere aided by our wonderful hosts Meena and Chris. Although we know Skye well they were able to fill us in on any new places to eat and walk.
Fabulous sunsets from the the front of the cottage and fabulous weather all week. Waternish Point is glorious and a little piece of heaven on a wonderful island.
We feel refreshed and have had a wonderful week. Thanks to you both”
Dom and Gary
“Our second visit to Rainbow Cottage. We felt straight at home and relaxed in this lovely cosy cottage. This time we walked to Waternish Point and managed half of The Quiraing route. Lovely boat trip from Elgol with ‘Skye Boat Trips’ to Loch Coruisk, a very beautiful and and peaceful place. Neist Point is well worth a visit, stunning views. Nice food on our last night at The Old Schoolhouse restaurant in Dunvegan and the Small and Cosy Tea Room in Digg (Nr Staffin) is a must do. We’ve had more sun than rain and planned our excursions around the weather. Thanks to Chris and Meena for making us feel so welcome, we hope to return soon.”
Rhona and David
“First time at Rainbow Cottage and had a great holiday. Mixed weather but it didn’t matter – wildlife fantastic and food wonderful, a really relaxing break. We would recommend Lochbay, Kinloch Lodge and Three Chimneys for special food. Stein Inn is a good local pub. Aquaexplore for exciting boat trip at Elgol and Andy at Wildlife Tours for birds and otters.
Cottage excellent with a wow! view – one of our best stops and will definitely be back. Chris and Meena perfect hosts. Thanks.”
Roger and Jane
“The cottage is lovely , the views are fantastic and your hospitality, Meena and Chris, exceptional. We look forward to our next visit to Waternish and Rainbow cottage.”
Joan and Michael
Joan and Derrick
“Absolute comfort in a setting of spectacular beauty. This is simply the best place to stay on Skye! And (finally!) a perfect view of a sea eagle after five years of searching. Thank you so much Meena and Chris.
“The blood is strong and still the heart is Highland; for we, in dreams, behold the Hebrides”
Judy, David and Kate
“We couldn’t have found a better place to spend our honeymoon. Chris and Meena made us feel so welcome and we were overwhelmed by their kindness and generosity. We had lovely weather and enjoyed several walks recommended by Meena and Chris. Cafe Arriba is well worth a visit in Portree and be sure to visit the Lochbay Seafood Restaurant – the seafood platter was amazing! We are sad to leave and will miss the peace and quiet, our wonderful hosts and, of course, the beautiful view.”
Joanne and Gordon
“Another beautiful week in this wonderful cottage. The views are fantastic and it is so peaceful – we couldn’t ask for more. Thanks to Meena and Chris for making us so welcome. We’ll definitely be back. Its idyllic. And on the morning we left Rainbow Cottage said goodbye with two rainbows.”
Gwen and Henry
“A comfortable, cozy cottage with five star views – we’ve loved it!”
Margaret, Mike and Michelle
“We have been here several times in different weather conditions but always had a wonderful time and a great experience looking around the island and visiting the sights. However, this week’s weather, which was pretty much perfect, really added to the pleasure of being here. Great time, great hosts and looking forward to our next visit later in the year.”
Glenys and Mike
“Thank you Meena and Chris for a wonderful stay at Rainbow Cottage. What an amazing place! We spent our days exploring this beautiful island and our evenings gazing out at the amazing views from your clean and cosy cottage. This place truly has it all – a great cottage in a fantastic location on a picturesque island. Wish we could come back and do it all again!”
Stephanie, Todd, Sean and Aiden
“Only a short visit this time – next time we’ll stay longer. But we had a fabulous time. Amazing sunshine and rainbows for our walk to Coral Beach and despite the wind and rain, our walk to Waternish Point was stunning and Logan LOVED the ‘mud puddle’ obstacles. The cottage was really cosy and we really couldn’t get over the the view….really quite spectacular to go to bed with a view, wake up with it and and eat a meal to it!
Thank you to Meena and Chris and we hope to be back…….”
Fi, Duncan, Logan and Sol
Visit No 3!
“Meena and Chris. Thanks to you both for allowing us to stay at your wonderful, warm, comfortable cottage. We have had a great time even though the weather hasn’t been kind to us. However, the weather did present us with a magical double rainbow at Coral Bay, it was so clear and vivid it seemed almost close enough to reach out and touch. Two visits to Colbost Jetty have been rewarded with our own private performances by the seals.”
Lots of love – Kay, Graham and Jonathan
“Thank you so much for a lovely introduction to the beautiful island of Skye. Really great week and great fun to be involved in the community at the New Year ceilidh. Great accommodating hosts, friendly, warm and fun people. Thanks again for a lovely time. The cottage is wonderful.”
Katy Engels and Nick Ribbous
The official first footers!
“Rainbow Cottage is without doubt the very best we have stayed in. We had the most fantastic week’s holiday. Meena and Chris are exceptional hosts and a more delightful couple would be hard to find. In our view the cottage was faultless. It was very difficult to say goodbye but we will be back to stay again.
Thank you both for making our stay so enjoyable.”
Martyn, Helen, Aimee and Aneira (Nerri)
East Yorkshire (and Cornwall)
“Thank you for the dance lesson Meena”
Love from Nerri
“We have been coming to Skye for a number of years now and stayed in many parts of the island, however, there is no doubt that Waternish is very special. Rainbow Cottage is a fantastic place to stay and has the most spectacular views that we have ever come across. Meena and Chris have been great hosts throughout the week and we very much look forward to to seeing them both when we return to Waternish in the coming months. The weather has been perfect throughout our stay – blue skies and sunshine, and we have been able to watch many sunsets. Hope to see you soon.”
Susan, Michael, James and Daniel
“Rainbow Cottage was great”
“I liked playing in the garden and watching the sunset and looking at the stars”
“Did you ever wakeup, watching out of the window and seeing a bright rainbow over the sea and the outline of the Outer Hebrides far on the horizon? That’s what can happen at the Rainbow Cottage and that’s one off the things that makes this place so special. We came for the second time to Rainbow Cottage and it felt a little bit like homecoming. Knowing the surroundings really lets you focus of the purpose of the visit: being on holiday, relax and enjoy!On the other hand there are always new things to discover on this beautiful island of Skye and the view from the cottage is so amazing that we will never get tired of it.
Meena and Chris are wonderful hosts who gave us a warm welcome. Thank you for the very nice evening and talk at the Stein Inn. Meena and Chris say that they want the world to come to Rainbow Cottage, and it is the best way to experience this part of the world. Although you might take a little bit of it home with you in your heart and mind Rainbow Cottage is unique just where it is – thats why we are sure that we will return again one day.”
Alexandra and Olaf
“We chose Rainbow Cottage for our most special day – we got married on Skye! Meena and Chris are wonderful. They highlighted our wedding day with a wonderful meal and Bollywood Dance. We are delighted. The cottage is stunningly beautiful and we felt very comfortable . Lovely, wonderful people like Meena and Chris are a gift. We are thankful for every moment here at Rainbow Cottage. We will be back next year.”
Bernd and Karola
Dani and Klaus
“Rainbow Cottage is a perfect location from which to explore the island, once you have been able to prise yourself away from- yes, that view!
The cottage has everything anybody could want and our hosts were warm and most welcoming. You don’t need any written guide to the island or recommended places to eat or visit or shop – just ask Meena and Chris!
Alison and Moira
“Absolutely fabulous time. Great views having breakfast – watching golden eagles soar, porpoise in the bay and gannets diving – from the panoramic windows of rainbow cottage. Visited lots of places on the island and fabulous fishing at Niest Point and off the rocks past Coral Beach. Each day was too short and oufrom which to explore the island. r two weeks passed very quickly.
Many thanks to Meena and Chris for making our stay more pleasurable.”
Billy and June
“Absolutely lovely. It turned out that one of us was recuperating from an operation…and what better place to do it!
Shilasdair is a knitters heaven – I enjoyed all the craft shops and have gone home with lots of bits and pieces. The walk to Oronsay Island is lovely, as are Dunvegan Castle gardens. The drive around Trotternish is fabulous, but takes a long time and we had to cut it short to get back for dinner at the Three Chimneys! (Everything it is cracked up to be, but the wine is seriously overpriced.)
But, as previous guests have said, the best thing is the cottage, the location and THAT VIEW!!
Meena and Chris are kind and helpful, with lots of local knowledge. We hope to be back.”
Jim and Lesley
“Rainbow Cottage is a cottage in the sky! A panoramic terrace, a weather as we would have in the South of France, discreet and charming hosts………
We can’t ask for more! A bientot!”
Cecile, Marc, Jonas, Hugo and Caroline
“This has to be one of the best cottages we have stayed in, in all the years we have travelled around the Hebrides. From our arrival in thick sea mist and rain – but still having the most memorable sunset four hours later – to the incredible weather events through our two weeks, this part of Skye just has to be one of the best bases for a holiday. Dunvegan (incl. seal boat trip), Coral Beach, Neist Point lighthouse, the walk from Ullinish to Oronsay and Carbost/Glenbrittle – Waternish is perfectly located for all these great days out. Other recommendations: the Red Roof Cafe in Glendale, Marmelade in Portree, the bakers and Jann’s in Dunvegan and, of course, ‘the local ‘ Stein Inn in Waternish.
And, what ‘tops’ all of these attractions, returning to ‘that view’ from the cottage – never the same twice – just fantastic!
We’d also like to say thank you, Meena and Chris for making our holiday so special with excellent recommendations of walks and cafes and not forgetting our cultural outings to see Sharon and the Reckless Angels in Glendale (it may have been a small audience but it was a lively one!) and the Pirates of Penzance!
We’ll be back!”
Fergus, Julie, Ewan and Andrew
“No phone, no internet, no text, just great views, great locations, great people, great food, great hosts…….what more could you ask for. We have had a wonderful time visiting lots of great places and doing our own thing. We have stayed in Scotland many times and rate this at No.1…….. so no more to be said. All who follow us just enjoy this wonderful location and this wonderful cottage and, above all, the wonderful hosts. Thank you.”
John and Alice
“We have experienced some amazing sunsets, as well as sunshine, mists and a little cloud – all of which enhanced our amazing week on Skye and staying in this lovely cottage located in a fantastic spot.”
Sue and Ian
“The website promised a comfortable cottage and a fantastic view and we were not disappointed! Rainbow Cottage is a lovely place to stay and makes a good base from which to explore North Skye. We have enjoyed amazing sunsets, fabulous scenery, talented artists and wonderful local seafood. Lochbay Restaurant and George the Fishman provide superb fish.
Thank you for lovely stay.
Pat and Karl
“Thank you very much Meena and Chris for a great stay and making us feel so at home in Skye. Rainbow Cottage was cosy and comfortable and our two kids (4 and 2) agreed. To just sit back and relax and enjoy the view after our adventures on Skye was the best we could ask for. Your tips about local places and happenings were good and valuable – Fairy Pools, Edinbane Inn music, Janns Cakes to name some. Waternish is a good place to explore Skye from.
We wish you and all future guests a good Summer / Time and all the Best. Cheerio!!
See you again…….”
Anne, Sue, Noah and Stella
“Fabulous location, what a wonderful view. Enjoyed our visit to Skye very much.
Lovely weather too. Thanks to Chris and Meena for all their help. “
Jan and Joe Caldwell
“I loved it! There is all the things you would want: a lovely view, a nice warm bed and great help!
Chris and Meena are also very kind as well. Thank you for making this a great holiday.”
Robyn Ham (9)
“I’ve heard too many adjectives about the cottage, and right they are! Such a FAB place !!!! Many thanks for your warm welcome, as well as all your hints. Regardless of the weather, we had a wonderful stay!
Hopefully ’til soon!”
Manu, Ludivine,Nina, Jean-Claude and Caroline
“What a fabulous place. The views are breathtaking and the cottage delightful.
Sadly though – no rainbows! However, no rain to make them so not really a complaint.
Thank you so much.”
Jonathan, Lesley and Taylor
“This is our second visit to Rainbow Cottage and our sincere thanks to Meena and Chris for providing such a perfect, idyllic holiday destination. They are kind, friendly, warm and welcoming which is reflected in the comfort of their cottage, making it feel like a home.
The warm, comfortable lounge provides unprecedented, perfect views out across the ‘theatre’ that is Loch Bay; where no matter what the weather the anthology of scenes entice you into the action!! Spot the eagles soaring around the bay, watch the boats and ships traverse the horizon on their way to wherever. The distant islands shimmer, appear and disappear at the will of the atmosphere. The changing hues abound across the cliffs and water, the moody wind chops and chafes the surface of the sea. You see there is no real requirement to even leave the cottage to find peace, contentment and fulfilment.
PS – Don’t leave without trying the eggs – they are awesome.”
Kay, Graham and Pat
“Excellent place with good, nice hosts. Winter is a good time to visit, we will be back for sure.”
“Brilliant place to visit for a short get away. The view is amazing from the cottage and Stein Inn is in walking distance! Everyone we’ve met has been friendly and lovely! Hopefully be back in the near future.”
“We were looking for a short stay in a cosy bolt-hole in Skye in February and we got so much more! Rainbow Cottage is appointed to a really high standard and the views are unbelievable. We all had a great time. Molly-Jean, 10, liked our walk to the Coral Beach best and Alexander, 6, liked tea at the nearby Stein Inn.
Meena and Chris are lovely hosts and we will come back for longer next time!”
Joe and Anne
“I am thinking of putting Rainbow Cottage as my address on the electoral roll as I have now spent three fantastic weeks here and it really does feel like home from home.”
Love to you both”
Dec 2012/Jan 2013
“Meena and Chris. Thanks for a great stay. Short but sweet!
Maybe see you again next year!”
Paul and Pamela
“Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The cottage was fantastic, loved all the glass panelling and views over the Loch Bay. It had everything we could need for a relaxing week away. Meena and Chris, you’re brilliant hosts- thanks especially for the maps and suggestions for days out. We had an unforgettable time. Sunshine and snow in one week!
Thanks again for sharing your home with us.”
Amy and Ryan
“We had a great relaxing week on Skye. Meena and Chris were great hosts – only sorry we didn’t have the time to try Meena’s cooking! Maybe next time. The weather has been glorious and there have been some stunning sunsets. Got some short walks in but more than made with the amount of eating done. We would definitely recommend the Red Roof Cafe, Small and Cosy Tea Room and the Ellishadder Art Cafe. Hope to see you both again soon.”
Alan and Deidre
“We were looking for a relaxing week on Skye and we got that in bucket loads! Rainbow Cottage is really cosy and comfy and offers amazing views to sit and gaze at. Perfect!! The weather was fantastic for October, even the rainy days gave us the opportunity to see different colours and character in the landscape. We managed a bit of walking (amazing views) and lots of eating!
We managed to see and do a lot but have left plenty more to do when we return to Skye which, hopefully, won’t be too long in the future.”
Neil and Gilly
“Thank you so much, we’ve had a wonderful week here at Rainbow Cottage and loved exploring Skye and every thing it has to offer – the walks, the galleries, the tea and cake shops and the fine dining. Thank you Chris and Meena – your recommendations were super.
The cottage is the perfect place to come home to after a day out. Its well equipped and very comfortable and the view is absolutely stunning. We look forward to returning soon and hope to try Meena’s curry and head massage when we do!”
James, Kathryn and Nola
“Thank you both so much for the warm welcome to Rainbow Cottage on our honeymoon. The location is so special and has amazing views. The Stein Inn and restaurant make the best sea food I’ve ever had and Tanya tasted sea food for the first time. There is so much to do on the island that we will definitely be coming back and staying here again. The walks are fantastic with some of the best views in the country. Meena and Chris are extremely welcoming with great knowledge of the area.
Thank you both again.”
Rob and Tanya
“Our first holiday on Skye. What a brilliant place. Rainbow Cottage is everything it promises on the internet and more! We did some great walks with fantastic views and saw dolphins in the bay below the cottage . Saw lots of rainbows. Weather was good , rainy at times but no bother. If you live in a light polluted area look out for a clear night – the stars will blow you away, so clear and so many.
Thank you Chris and Meena – you are great hosts.”
Ann and Brian
“What a wonderful place to celebrate Dad’s 80th Birthday. Watching dolphins in the bay over breakfast and sea eagles flying over the loch. We enjoyed some fabulous walks including Glen Brittle, the Quiraing and Isle of Oronsay. Meena and Chris were perfect hosts with great recommendations of walks and places to eat. We loved the haddock and chips at Stein Inn as well as the tearooms such as Red Roof Cafe, Small and Cosy Tea Room and Ellishadder Art Cafe with beautiful ingredients and, of course, the cakes at Jann’s in Dunvegan. There was plenty to do despite the changeable weather which provided lots of beautiful rainbows and cloud reflections over the sea. Its so easy to just sit and watch that fabulous view changing all the time. The perfect place to relax and unwind – all completed by a gorgeous meal cooked for us by Meena!
Thank you both so much for looking after us so well. We all want to come back again soon.”
David, Donald and Sally
Cambridge,Dorking and Poole
“I’ve had a wonderful week at Rainbow Cottage. The cottage itself is outstanding – fantastic views, cosy and comfortable; add to that the great welcome from Meena and Chris, plus all the information you need if you want it, must make this the best place to stay in Skye!
The location also makes it a great base for exploring the island – and if you like some really good food after hiking visit the Ellishadder Art Cafe – scrumptious! Janns Cafe in Dunvegan is great for coffee and cake, and for that really special meal – go for Kinloch Lodge Hotel.
Thank you Meena and Chris for a wonderful place to stay – it is my aim to get back here ASAP!!”
Dumfries and Galloway
“We have been to a lot of beautiful places before but Skye turned out to be one of the greatest. We experienced this fantastic combination of land, mountains and sea during every thinkable kind of weather – and it had a special atmosphere every time. Coming here at the beginning of September offered us the opportunity to see all the heather in its purple bloom – very beautiful.
Rainbow Cottage is a unique place. We really felt at home during our one week stay. Enjoying the view to Loch Bay while sitting on the dinner table wasa stunning experience. The view was changing from day to day and even from hour to hour.
Thankyou Meena and Chris for this wonderful accommodation and your warm welcome. Its for sure that we will return to Skye one day – and then have the chance to stay at the Rainbow again.”
Alexandra and Olaf
“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. Lots of sun, beautiful walks and an inspiring Meena and Chris. Thanks a lot!”
Jan, Jannie, Loek and Bas
“Thanks to Chris and Meena for a lovely welcome and great tips about places to go and to eat. We enjoyed the food (and Sunday night music) at the Edinbane Inn; great fish and chips at the Stein Inn and would also recommend the Old School House at Dunvegan and LochBay Seafood at Stein. Memorable pitstops at RedRoof Cafe in Glendale, Small and Cosy Tea Room near Staffin, Elishadder Art Cafe, Arriba in Portree and quirky Windrush Cafe at Balgown. Loved the Oronsay walk, Talisker Bay, Trotternish Ridge and Ardmore peninsula and the fairy pools at Glen Brittle. Each day we said ‘We’ll have to come back to do that’ – and we definitely will.
We’d love to return to Rainbow Cottage. Its got to have the best view on Skye and is comfortable and ideally located for access to the whole island.”
Gill and John
“We have been to many beautiful places but this is one of the greatest! We spent hours looking out of the window watching the different colours of the sky and sea. We enjoyed this place very much and are grateful that we could stay here. Trotternish ridge is marvellous, eating at seafood restaurant “Harbour View” excellent and the great walk to Oronsay Island unforgettable. Chris and Meena are really nice and very helpful. They made us feel like being at home. Enjoy whenever you can Meena’s indian food and head massage- it is just great. We had a wonderful sunny week here and we will definitely be back here one day! Look forward to seeing you again dear Chris and Meena!
Claudia, Bjorn and Noel
“Really enjoyed our stay at Rainbow Cottage. A lovely cottage in a fantastic location with ever changing views – from rainbows to gorgeous sunsets over the Western Isles. Meena and Chris were really friendly and helpful. We look forward to visiting again. Highlights of our visit included Coral Beach, the walk to Neist Point lighthouse, expresso chocolate brownies at the Red Roof Cafe, seals on the rocks between Coral Beach and Dunvegan Castle, sea eagles and the Ellishader Art Cafe. For the children there was a great playground at Sligachan next to a bar with a good children’s menu (between Portree and Broadford). Don’t want to leave as there is so much more to see.”
Chris, Tracey, Alex and Katie
“What a wonderful week we have had at Rainbow Cottage. This is the best cottage we have stayed in, a home away from home. Beautiful location and wonderful sunsets. We explored a lot of Skye but left some for our next visit. We can recommend the the Small and Cosy Teashop in Digg near Staffin – superb cakes followed by a walk at the Quiraing to burn off the calories. Dunvegan Castle was interesting and we saw the Cuillin’s in all their majesty in the sunshine. Thanks Chris and Meena for your warm welcome, superb meal and letting us share your magical location. We hope to come back very soon”
Rhona and David
“A delightful base from which to explore the island by car and by foot. Weather has been mixed but it didn’t stop us, spotted seals, dolphin and whale from Waternish Point and sea eagle and red deer en route. Sampled menus at Three Chimneys, Loch Bay, The Old School House and the Small and Cosy Tea Room plus cooked ourselves with fish delivered by George. Each walk we celebrated by opening a bottle of champagne. A wonderful week!”
Linda, Brian, Pam and Doug
“We had such a warm welcome having brought the chill of London with us. Then a glorious week of sunshine and wonderful sunsets. Loved Trotternish and the drive to Elgol, the busking at Edinbane Inn, a wonderful meal at the Three Chimneys and the late drive back with sheep and lambs sleeping at the side of the road. There is still so much to see we shall have to return and will also recommend this very special cottage to all our friends.”
Timandra and Barry
“A beautiful place to make holidays! The house is warm and cosy, the view over Lochbay fantastic – with the different lights and sunsets! Meena and Chris are very friendly and helped with their tips to make this week an adventure! Meena’s head massage is so relaxing? Thank you for everything”
Barbara, Rudiger, Sigrid, and Klaus
“We have had a brilliant week in Rainbow Cottage – and, yes, we did see a rainbow. Fantastic sunsets and sunshine all week, we feel truly blessed. Great jamming session at the Edinbane Inn and the Vatersay Boys were ‘bouncing’. Rainbow Cottage is the perfect location, we spent many hours admiring the always beautiful views. Meena and Chris have been so welcoming and all the local knowledge and advice is greatly appreciated. Thankyou Meena for the gorgeous Indian meal. We both feel totally refreshed and that’s all down to our brilliant hosts and fantastic ‘home’. Thank you.”
Neil and Patrice
“Lovely cottage with spectacular views. Glorious weather for seven days – who could ask for more! Took the ‘Spindrift’ boat tour to Isle of Rona with Pam as tour guide and Kevin at the helm. Well worth the money – saw sea eagles, cormorants, puffins, guillimots and more. Spent several late afternoons at the Stein Inn – lovely pub with great atmosphere.
The cottage itself is well equipped for two couples. We spent many evenings gazing out at the glorious sunsets – trying to capture them on our cameras.Chris and Meena are great landlords – friendly and welcoming, ready to help with any queries whilst not being intrusive. A perfect combination. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and hope to visit again.”
Gary, Tania, Gail and Mike
Oxford and Barmouth
“A beautiful ‘home from home’ cottage with the most stunning location. My sunset photography is really coming along! Thank you soooo much Chris and Meena for being so welcoming and helpful with all our walk info etc. Also wonderful indian meal and head massage. Highlights have been the Quiraing walk, Red Roof Cafe, Small and Cosy Teahouse, Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant, the sunsets etc. etc…………. Of course we can’t comment on the rainbow because we have had no rain. What a week of wonderful weather!
An excellent week rounded off on our last night by good food and music at Raise the Roof at the Red Roof Cafe – a not to be missed place.
We will definitely recommend Rainbow Cottage to anyone visiting Skye and for our first visit to the island it has been a holiday to remember. Stunning!”
All the very best.
Sarah and John
“Thank you for a superb week, wonderful company. ‘Rainbow Cottage is the best place I’ve ever stayed in Scotland, having been many times…………’ – Peter
Warm and cosy, well set up with all our needs provided for and incredible views from the lounge and constantly changing light ……mesmerising . Excellent walks, wonderful hospitality from Meena and Chris………100% recommendable for a relaxing and/or active break.”
Peter and Denise
‘We’ve had a great week in this most comfortable of cottages – and what fantastic weather! We’re sorry to have missed you Meena but Chris made us so welcome and has been the perfect host. Very many thanks to you both.’
Sue and Phil
‘This was just perfect for us. The cottage is spacious and very well equipped – so comfortable and pleasant that we spent the evenings ‘at home’ – enjoying the ever changing views. The welcome and friendliness of Meena and Chris simply made this a most enjoyable holiday experience.’
Sylke and Graham
‘Its lovely to return to this special place – we’ve had another glorious April week in Skye. Thank you Chris and Meena for your warm welcome – we’re looking forward already to our next stay in your cottage.’
Clare, Mark and Joseph
“We’ve had a marvellous week here at Rainbow Cottage. The location and views are unsurpassable and the cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped with a cracking pub down the road. Meena and Chris are always ready to give advice and to share local knowledge and their optional cooking and head massages are terrific. We could not recommend a stay here more highly.”
John, Cath and David
‘After reading the previous holidaymakers comments we say – ALL THAT! ……………..and we have thoroughly enjoyed our week at Rainbow Cottage!! Such a lovely, clean and comfortable cottage; fantastic vistas and friendly, helpful hosts. Meena your massages and cooking were the icing on the cake !!
Karen, Andy, Ruby and Debbie
“Meena and Chris
Thank you for the experience of such a wonderful location to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. You are a kind and generous couple who’s welcome and consideration is warmly and genuinely given. You have not just provided holiday accomodation but a home which for us is almost impossible to wrench ourselves away from.
This exceptional cottage provided everything required should you not wish to step out across its threshold for the duration of your stay. Each time we went out around this lovely isle we found that we were magically drawn back to the cottage to be consumed by the vista from the lounge; the picture it creates is alive and real, the ever changing hues and shades will forever live in our memories.
We have drunk wine and drank in the views your wonderful home has offered, it has touched our hearts like no other place…….’
Kay and Graham
“A great place to spend the New Year. Came to visit friends locally….Had some great walks, weather….wet,wet,wet!! But nothing was going to dampen our spirits!!Great cottage, felt completely at home as soon as we stepped through the door, and the back bed was sooooo comfortable…..that was better than home.”
Jon and Wendy
New Year 2011
‘Massage and Indian cooking were WONDERFUL – Meena is a very gifted woman. Miss it, miss out!’
‘Who would have believed we would have a whole week of beautiful weather here on Skye in November! Sitting here with the wonderful sea and blue skies we feel so reluctant to set off down South. Our visit here has been perfect, so relaxing and unwinding. The cottage is just such a perfect home with so many thoughtful touches, comfortable beds and warm and stylish with room for everyone to do their thing. Thank you Meena and Chris for the privelege of being able to stay in such a special place. We’ll be back as soon as maybe!!’
Mark and Mary
‘The only thing that tops this extraordinary view is the exceptional warmth and hospitality of Meena and Chris! Rainbow Cottage has been the ideal home away from home for a perfectly relaxing and comfortable respite from the crazy noise and pace of everyday life. Utterly restorative. Cheers for now but hope to see you again in the Spring….’
‘We’ve had a brilliant week with some of the most entertainingly varied weather ever – I think we have seen phenomena we never knew existed. The rainbow count has been high! As you know the sea eagle count has also been very high, including up and down the bay, and the best place to watch the seals was definitely Loch Dunvegan – magical. The cottage and the view have been fantastic – thanks for laying on that sunset last Saturday night. Much appreciated. We’ve had a series of completely lazy mornings just gazing out of the window, counting the buzzards. Last night’s Indian meal was also amazing – you are Skye’s culinary genius, as is your assistant! We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know . See you soon!
Anne and Mark
‘Home from home and there are no words to explain the feeling you get when looking at the ever changing view that unfolds before your eyes.’
‘Dear Meena and Chris. We thank you so much for the wonderful stay in your fantastic Rainbow Cottage! Twenty years ago we were here on our honeymoon journey and now back with our two sons. We enjoyed all: your fantastic indian meal, the head massage, the beautiful and scenic view to the Outer Hebrides, our walks and sunset at Neist Point….and you both. We will surely be back again.’
Adelheid, Herbert, Jonathan and Sebastian Grunewald- Fritsch
‘Thanks for a lovely meal and great stay. You were so welcoming and friendly – would definitely come back.’
Iain, Freya and Estee
‘Dear Meena and Chris. Every evening we tried to be in time in your really wonderful cottage to wait for the sunset. And we saw one of the most fantastic sunsets ever. Out of mist and rain……………there was suddenly the miracle! Thanks for all your good advice………we made wonderful walks.’
Carry, Yke and Michiel
‘Had a fantastic time, had lovely warm and sunny weather and did some fab walks, Storr and Quiraing. The cottage was fab and had everything we needed and we loved watching the sunset every evening. Meena’s head massage was soooo………….. relaxing and set me up for a chilled out holiday! We will definitely be back for another visit to this beautiful island and cottage. The hospitality of Meena and Chris ws also second to none, thankyou so much.’
Wayne and Elly Killick
‘The views of Lochbay were scintillating from the cottage windows and the gardens were very soothing and well maintained. Hospitality from Chris was superb, although we did miss the presence of Meena after reading about her from other comments. My parents were visiting us from India and they enjoyed this place and the whole of Skye overall with the untouched beauty and the walks around the key destinations. We would definitely come back.’
Rahul and Swati Dubey
‘Our first visit to Rainbow Cottage but it won’t be our last. Skye has so much to offer, to see and to do, that we will be back – and why stay anywhere else? Rainbow Cottage has the bestsituation, views and comforts; surely.‘
Rainbow Cottage exceeded our expectations, it has been so much more than we could hope for. The kitchen was well stocked with all the tools we needed and the comforts of the rest of the cottage made it a joy to arrive ‘home to’, relaxing in style after long days exploring. Clever planting outside accentuating the dramatic views and allowing a full and glorious aspect from the superb windows. Went for superb drives and walks – recommend Waternish Point lighthouse- we saw porpoise, minke whale, seals, gannets and gulls and skuas; all in one afternoon! If Meena offers a home-cooked meal, take her up on it! – you’ll be glad you did – a delicious (and cosy) meal.’
Colin and Vanessa
‘After a wonderful welcome from Chris and Meena the week got better and better. We have travelled the island visiting galleries and meeting interesting people. The cottage itself is superb- very comfortable and with magnificent views. Watch out for the eagles!! We are certainly intending to return in the very near future. Thankyou again for a lovely refreshing holiday.’
Joan and David Joan and Michael
Northumberland North Yorkshire
‘Dear Meena and Chris
We were very happy to come to Rainbow Cottage and it was nice to meet, talk and have fun with you both. The location of the cottage is quite unique. We relished the peace and tranquility, the beautiful and unspoiled scenery and surroundings, the beautiful views at different light conditions all across the day – and, of course, the amazing sunsets. There must be relatively few places where one can sit in the lounge and have such a view. Everything was just perfect for a great R&R holiday. Thankyou for making that possible.’
Julian and Margrit
‘We have enjoyed a fantastic week’s holiday in Skye – and particulary been lucky in staying at Rainbow Cottage. We have had beautiful sunny weather most of the week so have been able to appreciate fully the beautiful scenery. Of all the cottages we have stayed in this is the best and also has definitely the best views. Meena and Chris have been so welcoming and helpful and Meena’s meal was superb.’
Bill and Diana
‘We’ve had a fantastic time – just what we’d hoped for and more! The cottage is a delight and the views absolutely mesmerising. Would love to have stayed longer – wish to return- and shall definitely ’spread the word’. Thankyou Meena and Chris for making us feel so welcome and nothing too much trouble to ask! Just wish we could have fitted in the head massage too!
Paul and Lindsey
‘Rainbow Cottage was even better than we had hoped. We loved the fantastic views and ever changing light. We loved the rainbows and sunsets, the gannets and the small ‘garden’ birds – especially the siskins on the peanut feeder in front of the lounge. When we could take our eyes off the view we loved exploring and the great walks, too. Thankyou both for being so kind and helpful – we couldn’t have wished for anywhere better to stay – a brilliant cottage in a brilliant location.’
Eric and Hazel
‘Our trip, although short, has been crammed full of wonderful scenery, amazing sights, fantastic hospitality and comfort second to none. Thankyou Meena and Chris, your cottage is fabulous – complete with rainbow one morning! The indian meal was superb and our head massages sooooo good! You have done a brilliant job; so welcoming and friendly. We will tell all our friends. The views are incredible.’
Jeand and Pete Kate and Bill
‘This is a perfect spot! What more can we say! Great attention to detail in the cottage. Very comfortable with wonderful views. This is my third visit – not such good weather this time but the island looks great whatever the weather. We’ll be back – promise! You’ve looked after us so well!
Glen and Mike
‘What a wonderful place! The quality of light, peace, hospitality and traquility – all superb. A huge thankyou to Meena and Chris for sharing the ‘NATURE’ of this place. Very much love and luck for your coming year and your continuing journey – see you later.’
Carol and John
‘Incredibly beautiful views from the cottage. Peaceful and tranquil – an idyllic location – and a happy and content second visit. Already looking forward to my third stay at Rainbow Cottage’.
‘I’ve really enjoyed waking to the stunning views. The peace and tranquility of Rainbow Cottage is a must have experience. Meena and Chris have been great hosts and I look forward to coming back to explore more of this beautiful island.’
Ana and Nikki
‘Hi Meena and Chris
Thanks very much for the great hospitality! We have had a week with perfect weather. The Rainbow Cottage is the location with the best view ever! Be sure we’ll be back as soon as possible. Angelika and I thank you for the warm atmosphere and the very nice evening at the Stein Inn.’
Angelika and Stefan
‘We have had a fabulous week here, blessed with fantastic weather! The cottage is the perfect home for a holiday with the unforgettable view and all comforts provided and needs accommodated. We have walked for miles and miles, and there is so much more to do next time……………..Many Thanks’
Graham and Caroline
‘We have had a beautiful stay in Rainbow Cottage. The sunsets, long walks and hearty seafood, not to mention the fantastic views, have made our holiday unforgettable. Thanks Meena and Chris.’
Victoria, Kevin and Luke
‘Have had a wonderful time in this lovely place. Weather has been blue skies and sunshine – cottage has been so cosy and everything we could ask for and more. Our welcome from Chris and Meena was so warm that we hope to meet again. We have left knowing that we have made friends. Thank you both.’
Diana, Duncan, Archie and Betsy