£102 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Previously awarded 3 stars by Visit Scotland, Eilean Isay has 2 public rooms - lounge with cosy wood-burning stove, Wi-Fi enabled, satelitte TV/DVD player, dining room also with satelitte TV/DVD player seating 6 people, 2 spacious bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin with each bedroom containing extra Jay-Be sprung fold-down Z-bed (suitable for adult/child) wth sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers supplied - extra blankets for the chillier evenings and electric blankets. Fully equipped modern kitchen, ground floor bathroom with bath and over bath electric shower, supplied with towels and library of books, games, puzzles, DVD'S, videos, maps, details of the many local forestry/coastal walks. Ideal base for a family holiday. Large enclosed garden with garden furniture allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on the terrace whilst admiring the stunning views across the loch and in the evening the unforgettable sunsets.

The area is renowned for its local beauty, history and wildlife. Local attractions include craft shops, 5 star rated Skyeskins exhibition tannery and showroom, pottery, craft shops, boat trips from the lochside, bike hire, the Stein Inn (the oldest Inn on Skye) just a short walk away where you can enjoy a drink by the lochside and then enjoy wonderful locally caught fresh seafood at the excellent Lochbay Seafood Restaurant. Other nearby attractions include the famous 5 star Three Chimneys Restaurant, and Dunvegan Castle (approx. 8 miles from Lusta). Portree the picturesque capital town with its lovely harbour is only 30 minutes away by car where you will find more shopping (including large supermarket), swimming pool, library, Aros Visitor Centre, Paint Balling Centre and more excellent eateries.

Further details

Cottage is generally let on a weekly basis - Saturday to Saturday and is available from 3.00 p.m. on date of arrival until 10.00 a.m. on date of departure. Short breaks are available off-season (November thru to March)

A non-refundable £100 deposit is required within 3/4 days of booking with balance due no later than 8 weeks prior to holiday. Payments can either be made by cheque or by internet banking. Confirmation for both payments will be made by email with details of keys etc and telephone number of caretaker who lives locally.

Electric central heating throughout is a combination of panel heaters and storage heaters boosted of course by the multi fuel stove in the lounge.

It is advisable to arrange holiday insurance in case of cancellation as refunds will only be made if cottage can be relet for period of holidayl

Further details indoors

You will love coming home to our cosy cottage and in particular the recently refurbished lounge with its multifuel burning stove with initial basket of logs/coal supplied - all rooms have electric panel heaters and storage heating in the hall and landing which provide background heat. The large dining room - also with sea view accommodates 6 people and also has TV/DVD/Video enabling a choice of viewing in both rooms. The galley style kitchen conveniently runs off the dining room and is well equipped for cooking either a banquet or a snack!

Both large bedrooms with sea views, have fitted carpets with electric blankets on the beds with extra blankets available. Each bedroom also contains a fold-down Z-bed if required and all bed linen and towels are included in the tariff. Travel cot & high chair also available.

There is a payphone in the hall for your convenience as mobile signal within the cottage is poor and here you will find a noticeboard listing ongoing events in the village hall and nearby. If you are feeling energetic, the village hall offers cycle spinning classes regularly, music nights, quizes, ceilidhs etc.

Further details outdoors

Situated in a rural setting in Waternish - walking distance to pub/restaurant/lochside jetty/craft shops/forestry walks.

Large mature garden with garden furniture suitable for picnics/barbeques. Fabulous views across the Minch to the Outer Hebrides. Excellent area for exploring, walking/climbing. fishing,boat trips, picnics.

Lovely area for coastal or forestry walks with abundant wildlife - you can while the time away down at the Harbour at Stein watching the fishing boats arrive or just sipping a drink by the lochside and taking in the spectacular views. Recently basking sharks, whales and dolphins have been spotted in the loch and if you are lucky, you may spot a golden eagle.

Also locally, the historic Trumpan Church and Cemetry is worth a visit with its turbulent history (sometimes bloody) where in 1758 the church was the scene of a brutal massacre of the MacLeod Clan by the MacDonald Clan of Uist.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There is no local bus service to Waternish and car hire is recommended to get around other parts of the island,.


Check in time: 04:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please note That during busy holiday season ( May through to October excepting Easter Break) .Eilean Isay cottage is only let out on a weekly basis I.e. Saturday to Saturday. BUT OTHERWISE MINIMUM OF 4 NIGHTS WHICH MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN SAME WEEK I.E. SAT - SAT


About the owner

Marion M.
Average reply time:
38 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
05 Jun 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jul 2011. Located in Waternish, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £661 to £898.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Jun 2020.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
18 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 28 Feb 2020

Had an amazing,relaxing time staying here on the Isle of Skye, myself and all the family enjoyed it, accommodation and beds were comfortable and had everything that was needed. Also plenty of garden … More

“Comfortable house. Gorgeous views. Great base to explore Skye.”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2018

Very comfortable traditional 2 bedroom house with everything you need, including wifi and two TVs. Lovely king size bed in the main bedroom, warm and cosy lounge. Fantastic views across the sea and la… More

Owner's reply: Hi Thank you for your excellent review of Eilean Isay and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay - do hope that you will return again some day. With best regasrtds Marion MacLeod

“Charming cottage with wonderful views”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2018

Eilean Isay has great charm and we were very comfortable. The facilities were very good and we had a very enjoyable time staying. The view over the loch is really superb and I managed to capture this … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your comments and delighted you enjoyed your stay at the cottage - hope to see you back again some day. Best regards Marion MacLeod

“Fabulous place to stay”

Reviewed 24 May 2018

We stayed at the cottage for 4 nights in May and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable. The location is fantastic - remote enough to have a peaceful holi… More

Owner's reply: Hi Stuart Thank you so much for your great refview of Eilean Isay cottage and delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. I also think it is a fab place to stay (but perhaps I am a little biased) Do hope you will return again some day. With best regards Marion MacLeod

“Perfect getaway on Skye”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2017

This is a brilliant place to experience the Isle of Skye - sufficiently remote, with a cosy inn and an excellent restaurant within walking distance. Spectacular views, easy driving access to amenities… More

Owner's reply: Hi Trond Thank you for your excellent review of Eilean Isay and I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay in the cottage and found everything to be satisfactory. The superb location in Waternish is certainly very popular with guests along with the wonderful views. Hope to see you back again on Skye sometime in the future. With best regards Marion MacLeod

“warm comfortable family accommodation”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2017

We stayed here in November last year and had a very comfortable stay. So much so that we have booked again for this year. A lovely location where the view , due to the weather, changes every few minut… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review & delighted to have you back at Eilean-Isay. Hope to welcome you again sometime. Best regards Marion MacLeod

“Clean, enough space and calm”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2017

We, two couples, have rented the Eilean Isay Cottage for one week. We were very pleased with everything. There is enough space for two couples. The kitchen contains enough dishes and spices. It is a p… More

Owner's reply: HI Marcel Thank you for your kind words and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Eilean Isay. I know the weather was a bit mixed but hopefully surrounding beauty of Skye more than made up for this! Hope you will return again some day. With best regards Marion

“Relaxing week in Stein”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2016

Spent a week at the cottage in July 2016 the cottage itself has a great location looking into the bay, great wifi also to stay connected, and a great big garden for your dog, unfortunately weather was… More

Owner's reply: Hi Thank you for your kind review of Eilean Isay - pity about the weather but delighted you enjoyed the cottage and location. Best regards Marion MacLeod

“Lovely Traditional House - Amazing Views”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2016

Firstly, I would just like to say what a lovely lady Marion is to communicate with. Also a big thank you for excepting my Ragdoll cat, who thoroughly enjoyed his hunting experience!. I was attracted… More

Owner's reply: Delighted you enjoyed cottage - new King size bed now in situ! Regards Marion MacLeod

“A great place to relax”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2015

My wife and I and our dog, Monty, spent two weeks at Eilaen Isay in August and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and provided the ideal location for a relaxing … More

Owner's reply: Hi I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Eilean Isay recently and would like to thank you for your excellent review - I know I may be slightly biased but I would agree regarding the magnificent views and sunsets - they have got to be the best in the world! Do look forward to welcoming you back to Waternish some time in the future. With best regards Marion MacLeod

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Marion (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Marion (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Marion (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Marion the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Marion (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Marion (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Marion (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Marion (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Marion (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Marion (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Marion (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Marion (the owner) a message.

If Marion (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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