About Us

We are a family business, living on and passionate about Islay with an established background in the high end hospitality industry. Not only do we understand and appreciate the work involved in holiday rentals (as we have our own successful holiday let) we also have years of experience both working for, as well as many holidays enjoying them.

Before we moved to the island we grew increasingly frustrated that there was no ‘One Stop Shop’ website for Islay where we could ‘Look’ for holiday homes by searching for availability and the type of holiday home we required, ‘Book’ and pay for it on the same secure site, and then ‘Stay’ and ‘Enjoy’ the property confident in the knowledge that it was a hand picked quality and quirky property that we wouldn’t be disappointed with. Hence, this our new business ‘Holiday Homes Islay’  & ‘Isle of Islay Scotland‘ which we believe will quickly become the websites to use for all those discerning travellers, like us, who want a quick, convenient but trustworthy website dedicated purely to the island we love run by people who care.

We would also like to introduce ‘Harry’ our Highland Cattle logo who, like our business, is young but growing strong, rugged and hardy and a friendly welcoming face often found roaming all corners of Islay and in all weathers!

Harry’s friends, our experienced team, are always on hand vie Email or phone to answer any queries you may have. Please send us an email to info@holidayhomesislay.com if you have a query about booking one of the holiday homes we have chosen to feature or perhaps you’d like to discuss whether your holiday home could join us too?

All of the properties on our website are hand picked by us because they are quality and quirky properties we have stayed in or would love to stay in ourselves. They all include towels and bedding, no hidden extra charges for basics such as electricity and heating, our own updated Guest Information packs on the local area as well as useful information on the property itself. They all also include essential safety features such as smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers/blankets and First Aid boxes.

Exclusive to Holiday Homes Islay

Look out for the ‘Exclusive to HHI’ logo which indicates properties that are only available through Holiday Homes Islay. These properties are fully managed by us. You won’t find these properties, their availability or be able to book them anywhere else, they are exclusive to us.


Although we have handpicked our properties we are also committed to ensuring our high standards are maintained. We therefore ask our guests to provide feedback on all our properties once they have checked out. This helps us and our Property Owners maintain the high standards our guests deserve.

Quality & Quirky Accommodation

Whilst other holiday let sites list each and every property that wants to join, we at Holiday Homes Islay only invite those properties we have either stayed in or would love to stay in ourselves. Being on the island means we can also work closely with those property owners who are equally committed to ensuring the highest standards for their guests. Hand picking such properties takes time so please check in regularly to see who else has joined Harry’s exclusive club.

Pet Friendly

We know that for many of our guests their dog is an ever present member of the family and Islay is the ideal place for long walks, exciting smells and dips in the sea too. Those properties which are happy to welcome your four legged friends are clearly shown by our paw print symbol. However, please note that some may impose charges to cover the extra cleaning the property is likely to require and some may have additional rules too. However, in all cases pets should not be left alone in the properties or allowed on the furniture and like all responsible pet owners please clear up after them. 

Property Welcome Pack

Once we have received the full balance for your stay ,we will send you our property information welcome pack which will include all the necessary details to make sure you enjoy your stay from the outset. This will include the property address and clear directions to it from both Ports and the airport, arrival and departure times, where to pick up the key or who will meet you on arrival, contact information of the property owner/manager and any other relevant information that will assist. 

Secure Payments

In common with all other online companies we use a third party to make sure all payments and details are secure and PCI compliant. We use ‘Stripe’ the UK based payment provider also favoured by the likes of Amazon. This means you can use all the usual debit and credit cards (except American Express) to make your deposit payments and pay the full balance online and in complete confidence. Should you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.


All cancellations must be made according to the cancellation policy contained in your Traveller Terms & Conditions you accept when booking. Briefly this means that if you cancel after booking but prior to 6 weeks before your arrival date the 30% deposit and £15 booking fee will not be refunded. If you cancel between 6 weeks and 2 weeks prior to your holiday then we will endeavour to re-let the property. If we are successful we will refund the difference between the balance paid and the re-let figure and deduct an additional £30 towards our administration costs. If you cancel within 2 weeks of your arrival as the chances of a re-let are so slim we regret no refunds will be due.

Please note that Holiday Insurance is not included in any bookings, and as we and the Property Owners cannot be held liable for any difficulty you experience in reaching the island we strongly recommend you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Privacy Policy

Holiday Homes Islay privacy policy
It is Holiday Homes Islay’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect
while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://www.holidayhomesislay.co.uk
(hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “https://www.Holidayhomesislay.co.uk”). We respect your privacy and
are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the
Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may
be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may
disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect
through the Websites and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.
This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the
general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when
visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Holiday Homes Islay collects non-personally-identifying information
of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type,
language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Holiday Homes
Islay’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how
Holiday Homes Islay’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Holiday Homes Islay may release
non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the
usage of its website.
Holiday Homes Islay also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet
Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on
https://www.Holidayhomesislay.co.uk blog posts. Holiday Homes Islay only discloses logged in
user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses
personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Holiday Homes Islay’s websites choose to interact with Holiday Homes Islay in
ways that require Holiday Homes Islay to gather personally-identifying information. The amount
and type of information that Holiday Homes Islay gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of
transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to
use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its
absolute security.

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set
cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an
online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This
information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they
believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Holiday
Homes Islay and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites
Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third
party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the
Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices
of any third party sites, products or services.

Holiday Homes Islay uses Google AdWords for re-marketing
Holiday Homes Islay uses the re-marketing services to advertise on third party websites (including
Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who
haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This
could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google
Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on
someone’s past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own
privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page,
and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or
permanently using a browser plugin.

Aggregated Statistics
Holiday Homes Islay may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. Holiday
Homes Islay may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Holiday
Homes Islay does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Holiday Homes Islay uses “Cookies”, similar
technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate
advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s
browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Holiday Homes Islay uses cookies to
help Holiday Homes Islay identify and track visitors, their usage of
https://www.Holidayhomesislay.co.uk, and their website access preferences. Holiday Homes Islay
visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to
refuse cookies before using Holiday Homes Islay’s websites, with the drawback that certain features
of Holiday Homes Islay’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby
acknowledge and agree to Holiday Homes Islay’s use of cookies.

Those who engage in transactions with Holiday Homes Islay – by purchasing Holiday Homes
Islay’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the
personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Holiday
Homes Islay collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the
purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Holiday Homes Islay. Holiday Homes Islay does not
disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always
refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from
engaging in certain website-related activities.
Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Holiday Homes Islay may change its Privacy Policy
from time to time, and in Holiday Homes Islay’s sole discretion. Holiday Homes Islay encourages
visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of
this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.
‘Holiday Homes Islay’ is a trading name for Visit Islay Limited which is registered in Scotland
under company number SC702295.
This privacy policy was created at https://termsandconditionstemplate.com/privacy-policygenerator/. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via or phone.

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