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
“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