Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Scotland, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $112 per night, and houses and castles are popular options for a stay in Scotland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Mystical mountains and historic cities in Scotland

Whether you want a cultural city break, or remote country walks, Scotland is full of vacation possibilities for all sorts of travelers. Pick Scotland vacation rentals such as city-center apartments, and you can explore historic Edinburgh or artistic Glasgow, both full of museums, galleries and world-class restaurants. Enjoy the Scottish countryside by planning a mountain hike, or simply visit one of Scotland's remote islands to enjoy a traditional way of life, with abundant natural beauty manifested by the lakes, hills and peaceful beaches.

Things to do

Visit Edinburgh Castle

As you wander around Edinburgh, the castle is almost always in sight, sitting atop a hill and seemingly watching over the city. Edinburgh Castle has architecture that dates back to the 12th century, with impressive turrets and towers giving it an imposing look. Enjoy views across Edinburgh from outside the castle, before stepping inside to see beautifully preserved rooms such as the Grand Hall, with its oversized paintings and shiny suits of armor. Take a guided tour and you'll be able to access areas from the servants' quarters to the makeshift jails, where prisoners of war were kept.

Activities

Spot the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland's iconic lake

Surrounded by rolling green hills, Loch Ness is a vast, serene lake where the famous monster is said to live, just under the murky waters. Take a guided boat tour to appreciate some of the natural beauty of the area, and spot sights such as the ruins of Urquhart Castle which overlook the lake. Close to Loch Ness, there are plenty of traditional Highland villages, where you'll find Scotland vacation rentals and endless hiking trails. Challenge yourself with a hike up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, a hill walk that takes about 7 hours, rewarding you with panoramic lake views.

Weather

Chilly winters and short summers in Scotland

When you think of Scottish weather, you may assume it's always cold and wet, but Scotland has 4 distinct seasons. True, the winters can be long, but Scotland gets up to 20 days of snow in the cities, and up to 100 days in the Highlands, which has made it an emerging ski destination. March to May brings milder weather, although you'll need waterproofs if you are enjoying outdoor activities. The most popular time of year to book Scotland vacation rentals is between June and August, with the high altitude meaning long sunny days, with a comfortable heat.

Natural features

Lush green hills and rocky beaches in Scotland

Scotland has a mountainous landscape, including the snow-tipped peaks of Ben Nevis, and is known for its rolling green hills and large lakes. Just off the coast are 1000s of islands – some are only inhabited by wildlife, such as Handa Island, home to around 100,000 seabirds in the summer. Scotland also has an impressive coastline, with sandy beaches such as Saltcoats Beach in North Ayrshire, where 100s of meters of shallow water make it ideal for swimming. Or visit Sandwood Bay beach to the northwest, which is so remote that you'll often enjoy the slightly pink sands completely alone.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Scotland?

For a completely different experience, book a tiny house rental in Scotland. Do be warned though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of these fun-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of life at "Cabin - +++tiny House With Beautiful Mountain Views". Amenities at this small wonder in Beauly include a garden and internet services.
  • "Private Cabin - Tiny Home" offers plenty of conveniences, including off-street parking options and WiFi. Located in Kingussie, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Scotland?

Undeniable fact: Scotland boasts some spectacular nature, and a log cabin is the ideal way to take it in. Enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home at one of these charming bolt-holes:

  • Located in Fort William, "Chalet Rus. Luxury Log Cabin With All Your Creature Comforts" perfectly combines outdoor adventure and comfort. Take advantage of the handy amenities here, including off-street parking options and an oven.
  • Get in touch with your inner Davy Crockett at "Cosy Log Cabin With 2 Bedrooms. Open All Year - SC1982". This log cabin in Lochaber Geopark will put you in the heart of the outdoors while offering conveniences such as a kitchen and pet-friendly services.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Scotland?

Waltz out of work on Friday and think no more about sales targets and deadlines. Enjoy a few days of good old-fashioned R&R — with a dash of adventure — at one of these top-rated weekend getaways in Scotland:

  • Discover relaxation and adventure all rolled into one at "Eco And Back Friendly Modern House". This cozy retreat in Isle of Skye is an excellent base for visiting attractions such as Black Cuillin and Skye Museum of Island Life. If you're up for something that'll get the blood pumping, spend your time golf or cycling.
  • You'll be able to pack so much into your stay at "Spacious House With Garden And Outstanding Views In The Scottish Highlands". This retreat is located in Spean Bridge and is surrounded by outstanding sights like Loch Hourn and Buchaille Etive Mor. Hiking and biking and snorkeling are some cool experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Scotland?

If you're chasing someplace a little more personal than a cookie-cutter hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Scotland. Get creative in your kitchen, watch a movie on the lounge and feel completely at home. Here are some of our best studios:

  • Eat, snooze, chill out ... Do it all from the compact yet cleverly designed single room space at "Cosy Modern Cottage, Glorious Sea And Mountain Views". Located in Sleat, towels and internet services are on offer here.
  • Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and some freshly cooked pancakes at "Glencoe Highlands Fabulous 4 Star Semi Detached Holiday Cottages". This Lochaber Geopark escape has all the things you need to make your visit cozy, including a garden and winery tours.

Can I find short term rentals in Scotland?

Scotland has short-term rentals that come in all styles and budgets. Whether you're searching for a few nights solo or a whirlwind catch up with your besties, Vrbo will help you find the ideal getaway. Here are some top options:

  • Located near the heart of Isle of Skye, "Eco And Back Friendly Modern House" is excellent for a short-term stay. Use it as your base to discover nearby attractions such as Dunvegan Castle.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Spacious House With Garden And Outstanding Views In The Scottish Highlands". This Spean Bridge vacation rental will put you near Nevis Range Mountain Experience and plenty of other fascinating attractions.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Scotland?

Whether you've been with each other for a month, a decade or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to fan the flames of love. If you're looking for somewhere dreamy to spend a few days with your other half, check out these retreats:

  • Catch up on quality time and sweet snuggles at "Cosy Modern Cottage, Glorious Sea And Mountain Views" in Sleat. A nearby bay and beach sun loungers are some of the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, organize an amorous weekend escape at "Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park". Located in Nethy Bridge, it offers a fireplace, skiing facilities and other bonuses.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Scotland?

When it comes to who you go on vacation with, we believe the more the merrier. If you're after a property with enough space to fit the ones you love, one of these large group vacation rentals in Scotland will be just the ticket:

  • "Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park": With 5 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Nethy Bridge has lots of room for you and the whole gang. Amenities such as a kitchen and a fireplace will keep everyone happy.
  • "An Torr, Newtonmore": You'll get your squad's nod of approval at this Bregenz option which features a nearby river, a garden and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily house everyone you love.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Scotland?

Whether you want to have that long-overdue reunion or host an event like a birthday party, we'll help you find the perfect space for your group. Eager for some inspiration? Take a look at these large vacation rentals in Scotland:

  • "13 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom Lakefront Estate On 10 Privately Gated Acres": With amenities such as a swimming pool and a garden, this option in Fort William is a wonderful base to enjoy the company of loved ones. It accommodates as many as 42 guests.
  • "Character Cottage With Modern Facilities In The Centre Of Dornoch": Located in Fazana, this sizable option caters for up to 99 guests. Amenities such as a kitchen and off-street parking options help make this property a sought-after pick for big groups.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Scotland?

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Scotland, so toss your swimsuit into your bag and get set to spend your days splashing around. Here are two top options that'll give you inspiration:

  • Kids, aunts, uncles, parents — everyone will want to hang out at the pool at "Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park". Treat the family to a trip to this Nethy Bridge rental home which also comes with snowsport activities and free toiletries.
  • Relax beside the water while the kids frolic about at "Eco And Back Friendly Modern House". This option in Isle of Skye comes with a range of conveniences to keep your guests nice and comfortable, such as a fridge and a microwave oven.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Scotland?

The first step to any unforgettable family getaway is finding the perfect place to stay. If you're looking for a home away from home with enough room for everyone, one of Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in Scotland will be just the ticket:

  • Located in Nethy Bridge, "Luxurious House With Large Enclosed Woodland Garden In Cairngorm National Park" has 5 bedrooms and fits up to 12 guests. Amenities at this spacious escape include snowsport activities and a living room.
  • "Luxury Self Catering House" in Glencoe is another excellent option. It caters for up to 11 guests and features 5 bedrooms. A smart TV and a toaster will help keep your gang comfortable and happy.

Bust out of the house and make tracks to The Falls of Foyers — one of Scotland's best family-friendly attractions. Falls of Measach and Falls of Rogie are two more must-see's while you're in the area.

Explore destinations around Scotland

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