Nestled in Uruguay’s Rocha Department, the village of La Pedrera has always been a haven for travelers looking to experience the country’s rugged seaside life. Its two beaches El Desplayado and Playa del Barco, mostly popular with surfers and families with small children, are lined with rock formations from which La Pedrera gets its name. With its bohemian ambiance and rustic charm, it is considered relatively more laid-back compared to the neighboring towns of Punta del Este and José Ignacio. However, that doesn’t mean La Pedrera is to be overshadowed when it comes to culture and vibrancy. The village’s main street, populated by craft shops, jazz musicians, and traditional restaurants, teems with life especially from December to March when the whales migrate and the Carnaval season gets underway. From April to November, the non-peak season, La Pedrera becomes a sleepy village with most establishments and services closed. Whether you choose to visit La Pedrera during the busy months or the slow period, this strip of heaven by the sea is not to be overlooked. Here are 10 great Airbnb vacation rentals you should check out for your next trip to this surfing paradise.
Situated 100 meters from the ocean, this charming air-conditioned cabin offers the comfort of home amid the calming sounds of nature. The cozy one-bedroom cabin, which can accommodate up to six guests, contains one king bed, two sofa beds, two single beds, a washer, a common area, bathroom, and small kitchen. If you want to explore the rest of the Rocha area, there is a stop for public transport near the property. You can also walk a few steps to the beach where you can go swimming, surfing, and fishing. During winter, you might even spot some whales and penguins at the coast.
Cabaña en Arachania -Rocha-Uruguay
Top guest reviewswhen we arrived at the cabana it was really really clean and we felt very comfortable
Host:karina is really kind and helpfulkarina was very helpful and friendlykarina is a wonderful hostess her directions to the house were very helpful and cleararachania is tranquil community with friendly neighborsRead more reviewshad a really great time close to the beach nice locationa short 3 minute walk to the beach with great sand sunset and sun risethe location is perfect in a small quiet neighbour we felt very safe
Sitting directly on the beach, this sleek and modern house is great for families and groups looking to live comfortably in La Pedrera. The two-story property can accommodate up to seven guests and has spacious, brightly lit interiors. On the ground floor, there is a common area with access to a deck facing the ocean and a terrace where barbecues can be held. Also on the ground floor are a fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom containing two single beds and a bunk bed. The master bedroom and second bedroom containing two single beds can be found upstairs. All bedrooms are ensuite and surrounded by spectacular views of the Atlantic. If you wish to immerse in La Pedrera’s culinary scene and nightlife, a road leading to the town center can be accessed from the property.
D´Cala... ocean houseRocha, La pedrera, Rocha, UruguaySuperhost
Top guest reviews
Host:cecilia the caretaker was great to communicate with and very helpfulRead more reviewsa calming place that we would definitely come back to again and again
This relaxing beach haven is located in an exclusive neighborhood where living peacefully is the top priority. The four-bedroom house, just right for eight guests, evokes a warm ambiance that can make anyone feel at home. Guests have at their disposal one double bed, six single beds, three bathrooms, and a kitchen. Outside, there is a large front deck facing the ocean and a back deck with a garden. Playa el Barco, one of La Pedrera’s beloved beaches, is only around 100 meters away from the property. A tennis court and soccer field lie nearby, perfect for those friendly one-on-one matches and fun team-building activities.
Exclusive Beach House in La PedreraLa Pedrera, Rocha, Uruguay
Appropriately named “Octógono,” this octagon-shaped house is an interesting piece of architecture. The three-story marvel can accommodate up to eight guests and contains two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms with eight beds. The house also has two terraces, one overlooking the ocean and another one perfect for viewing the sunset. The ocean is only two blocks away while the town center, where shops and restaurants can be found, is six blocks away from the property.
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsthe fridge is new and cleangreat mattresses and blankets clean bathrooms spacious kitchen and a very neat barbeque
Comprising of two floors and fitted with traditional decor, this large house is the definition of rustic elegance. Located in a forest near the beach, this property is perfect for six guests looking for that much-needed serenity. The ground floor contains the first bedroom with four single beds, a bathroom, a covered deck, a living room with fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen with a wooden stove. The second floor contains the second bathroom, a deck overlooking the ocean, and a spacious loft with a double bed and two single beds. If you want to immerse in the hustle and bustle, the town center is only 1.5 km (0.93 miles) away.
Sitting atop a ravine in a quiet neighborhood, this ultra chic home has a lot of personality and flair. Surrounded by vast green spaces, this stylish property provides modern comfort as well as a breathtaking landscape. Just right for four guests, the three-bedroom house contains one double bed, two single beds, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a washer. Although the house is in a secluded part of the neighborhood, the soccer field and tennis court can still be accessed with ease. Located close to the property are three supermarkets and the town center where bars, restaurants, and shops can be found.
LO DE CRISLa Pedrera, Rocha, Uruguay
As one of the first homes to be built in La Pedrera, this three-bedroom house facing the Atlantic Ocean is enveloped in history, art, and culture. Infused with an amalgam of traditional and modern decor, this pet-friendly property is truly a piece of art itself. The house can accommodate up to six guests and has three beds, three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washer. There is also a spacious dining area and living room with an indoor fireplace and minibar. Outside, there is a backyard containing plenty of seating areas perfect for hanging around with family and friends. The town center, where activity thrives, can be reached by bike or on foot.
Boasting of stunning panoramic views of the grassy landscape and the ocean beyond, this stylish two-bedroom house offers a great way to live in luxury while on the Atlantic coast. Located 8 km (4.97 miles) from the ocean, the pet-friendly property provides a chic refuge from La Pedrera’s activity. The house can accommodate up to five guests and contains one queen bed, one sofa bed, two single beds, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a spacious living room with an indoor fireplace, a gazebo, and a large deck with a pool where guests can cool down. If you want to have a barbecue, there is a newly built grill on a deck outside the house.
Chacra El MiradorLa Pedrera, Rocha, Rocha Department, Uruguay
Surrounded by greenery, this wooden cabin is one stylish rustic retreat. The two-bedroom cabin, just right for six guests, contains five beds, a kitchen, bathroom, dining area, and washer. There is also a cozy living room fitted with comfortable furniture, nature-infused decor, a fireplace, and large hammocks that exude relaxation. In the garden, there are tables and seating areas perfect for lounging around on a lazy afternoon. The town center, where many restaurants can be found, is only around five blocks away.
Cabaña,FlordelBosque, Relax idealLa Pedrera, Rocha, Uruguay
Nestled right in the heart of a eucalyptus forest, this enchanting wooden cabin is truly a prime relaxation spot. The one-bedroom property, charmingly fitted with rustic decor, is compact and can accommodate up to four guests. They can make use of one double bed, two sofa beds, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a large deck that comes with a grill and plenty of seating areas. Both of La Pedrera’s beaches, El Desplayado and Playa del Barco, are seven blocks away from the property. The main avenue, where much of the activity is concentrated, is only two blocks away.
Cabaña en La PedreraLa Pedrera, Rocha, Rocha Department, Uruguay
Experience the rustic flair of La Pedrera
Although the town of La Pedrera is wrapped in a casual and relaxed ambiance, there are still a lot of places here that provide style, vibrancy, and the comforts of modernity. With its interesting personality, this gem of a town is truly worth visiting all year-round. For your next holiday in this surfing wonderland, try staying at a local home and be pleasantly surprised.
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