Discover a selection of 9,000 vacation rentals in Scotland 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 $96 per night, and castles and cottages 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Scotland?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 8,676 vacation rentals around Scotland. From 28 castle rentals to 3,920 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Explore destinations around Scotland

Edinburgh
1,329 vacation rentals
Glasgow
596 vacation rentals
Inverness
913 vacation rentals
Isle of Skye
299 vacation rentals
St. Andrews
565 vacation rentals
Oban
445 vacation rentals
Fort William
275 vacation rentals
Aberdeen
174 vacation rentals
Pitlochry
439 vacation rentals
Anstruther
430 vacation rentals
Ballachulish
147 vacation rentals
Blairgowrie
340 vacation rentals
Aberfeldy
473 vacation rentals
Stirling
180 vacation rentals
Perth
440 vacation rentals
Aviemore
316 vacation rentals
Dunoon
338 vacation rentals
Fort Augustus
332 vacation rentals
Castle Douglas
367 vacation rentals
Crieff
380 vacation rentals