About this listing
Maracatú is one of LAS BOSSAS Beach cabins - a spacious open loft style cabin just metres away from one of the main beaches in Punta del Diablo. Sea views, kitchen, bathroom, WIFI, Alarm, TV in HD, hammocks, deck chairs, BBQ, parking and wood burner!
The cabin 'Maracatu' is one of three beach cabins (Cabañas Las Bossas) all located on the same plot close to the beach in Punta del Diablo. It is a spacious and light, open-pan beach cabin with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Its style copies that of the original fishing shacks built by the first inhabitants of this Uruguayan Fishing Town but ensures that all your creature comforts are well accommodated for; fully equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, juicer, pots, pans, etc), hot pressure shower, your own BBQ, hammocks, sun deck, WIFI, Direct TV with channels in HD in English, Spanish and Portuguese, speakers for ipod, laptops, etc, safety money deposit box, beach gear, fan for if its hot, heater for if you're visiting in winter... ). Sheets and towels are optional. I also have a number of books in english to lend or swap!
The cabin is just a block from the main beach in Punta del Diablo and six blocks from the main town centre, where the bus drops you off in low season. In high season the bus stops only at the bus terminal and you can get a shuttle bus or we will come and pic you up. There is a grocery store a few minutes walk from the cabin and there are also a couple of restaurants only a block or two away.
In Punta del Diablo you can horse-ride, surf, cycle, go fishing, bird-watch, take amazing walks along deserted beaches, spot orcas, turtles, sea-lions or whales if you are lucky, eat yummy freshly caught local fish and sea food or just chill our in your cabin and let life lull by. I also offer yoga classes down on the beach for any yogi or yoginis out there.
There are many places to visit within the local area that we would be happy to help you get to; Santa Teresa National Park, Fort San Miguel, the magical sunset at La Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon), the natural sea-lion reserve at Cabo Polonio, sandboarding in Vallizas, boats trips along the Bosque de Ombues (Ombue Tree Forest)...
Come and enjoy the relaxed vibe of Las Bossas, we look forward to your visit!
*PLEASE NOTE* prices in peak season (Jan-Feb) are double that of low season and from mid December to mid March we are unfortunately unable to take reservations for less than 7 nights, unless we happen to have a gap in the bookings.
- your own private, fully equipped cabin
- shaded parking space outside the cabins
- free WIFI access
- local tips and know how
Interaction with Guests
We do not live on the premises but our house is just 2 blocks up the road should you need us and we are attentive to our emails should you need anything. We also provide local tips and know how and are happy to help you plan day trips and activities (surf lessons, yoga clases, horse-riding, bike hire, etc)
The cabins are located close to the Rivero Beach and just a 10 minute walk over the sand dune to Big Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Uruguay.
There are great bars and restaurants close-by to go to (more in high season mid Dec-March) and a handful at the weekends in low season (April-mid Dec).
There are 3 grocery stores just 3 blocks away (one in low season).
There is no public transport in Punta del Diablo. It is easy to get around on foot but if you want to explore and bit more we can arrange bicycle or motorbike hire.
Other Things to Note
If you want to try ¨Mate¨ the typical Uruguayan drink... we have one for you!!! Just ask for it.
- want to try surf? ask us we have a board for you!
Check-out 10h in high season (mid december-march)
In low season we are more flexible with the check-out time depending on reservations.
- Please respect the peace and quiet of other guests throughout your stay.
- Rubbish should be taken to the black and orange containers on the street.
- You can feed the local stray dogs but please do not let them in to the cabin
Maximum 3 people.
The cabin was exactly as described -- very comfortable, beautifully designed, with everything we could have needed or wanted for our vacation. We were pleasantly surprised by the view of the ocean from the bed! And Sara was very attentive to our needs, even allowing us to extend our visit by a day.
Sara and Leo were attentive and friendly from my first communications with them. Sara was prompt and cheery in meeting me on arrival; was very thorough in describing the cabin’s amenities, local places of interest, people to meet, and the ins and outs of Punta Del Diablo and surrounding areas. The morning after my arrival Sara sent me a message to make sure I had a good first night and inquiring whether I was in need of anything else…extra blankets for example as it was a very cold night in Punta Del Diablo. The cabin with its thatched roof stayed nice and cozy. Sara remained in contact throughout my stay. As for the cabin (Bossanova), it is a well designed L-shaped space, well located with a wonderful view of the ocean and the typical Uruguayan seaside houses that happily cling to the sandy shoreline. It is equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils needed, outdoor furniture, hammock, a comfy living space, and the shower pressure is great! There is a wonderful east/south facing deck for sunny breakfasts, and the ubiquitous parrilla add to the homeliness of the cabin. Overall a highly recommended stay. Thank you Sara y Leo!
La cabaña es como se ve en las fotos, muy acogedora, las comodidades son las ideales para pasar unos días de tranquilidad. El barrio es hermoso, muy recomendable.
No tuvimos el gusto de conocer personalmente a Sara o Leo, pero por teléfono nos ayudaron en lo que necesitamos y nos hicieron fantásticas recomendaciones gastronómicas.
The cabin of Sara and Leo was just perfect for us! The view is gourgous , the kitchen is well equipted, everything you need.
Leo and Sara are great and very helpful hosts .We have been there with our 7 months old son,he slept better than at home in the baby bed which we got from Sara and Leo.
We were sad to leave so early.thanks for everything!!!
Amazing amazing amazing! Just a few blocks from the beach (2 minute walk?), incredible views, super private decks, wonderful interior designs, awesome parillas. Yes! We loved it. Sara was so helpful. She called us a cab to pick us up at the bus station when we arrived and she personally drove us to the bus station for our departure.
You'll love staying here. So go for it! Also, the town is wonderful.
We had a great time in Punta Del Diablo at Las Bossas. The Cabin was perfect and had everything we need, like cousine stuffs, great bathroom, wonderfull balcony, excellent localization (5 minutes walking to beach). Sara and Leo were so attencious and made ourselves like we were at home, with privacy and supporting information and kindness.
Sara y Leo son dos personas muy simpáticas. Es muy facil de communicar con ellos. Alquilan una cabaña perfecta, muy limpia, muy bien equipada para cocinar. Poden disfrutar de la teraza para desayunar, praticar yoga en frente del oceano o para hacer una parilla ! La vista es absolutamente la mejor, el oceano está en frente a vos y si dejan las cortinas abiertas, tienen suerte de despertarse con un cielo magíco sobre el mar. Es muy luminoso también. El baño es muy agradable, con matiera y color que parecen naturales. La decoración es una invitación a relajarse. Esperamos solamente volver en este lugar ! Muchas gracias
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About the Host, Sara & Leo
Leo is from Uruguay, a pure gemini who loves surfing, photography and gadgets. As a kid his parents took him on holiday to Punta del Diablo many times. Sara is from the UK and met Leo over 10 years ago in Barcelona where they both lived until last year. She loves the outdoors, yoga and veggie food and was easily convinced to go and live in Punta del Diablo. Together they have travelled to many wonderful places such as Indonesia, China, Morocco, Thailand, Peru... and try to help and accommodate their guests as they like to be treated themselves - chilled vibes in a safe environment, plenty of tips and local know-how, if you want to just hang out on your hammock all day that's cool but if you're up for a BBQ we are always at the ready ;-)