Hipcamp host Douglas G.
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Come and hang out for a while where the paved road ends and the oaks welcome you in; a place where you can relax in tranquility and seclusion off the grid, yet minutes from town and beaches. Picnic under the oak trees or swing on the hammock chairs and take in the foothill views that rise beyond the organic avocado orchard. There is room to pitch a tent if you want to accomm


Come and hang out for a while where the paved road ends and the oaks welcome you in; a place where you can relax in tranquility and seclusion off the grid, yet minutes from town and beaches. Picnic under the oak trees or swing on the hammock chairs and take in the foothill views that rise beyond the organic avocado orchard. There is room to pitch a tent if you want to accommodate 2 additional people, although the outdoor table only seats 4. 

Owner does not live on site, offering you complete privacy, yet you are only a 5-minute drive to quaint downtown Carpinteria with its beautiful beaches, hiking trails and more. The RV has a very comfy queen bed with plush memory-foam topper plus two twin beds, kitchenette with propane cooktop, fridge, shower and small bathtub.  A portable toilet is supplied just outside the RV.  There is a small propane fire pit for chilly evenings.

Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, owner requests that guests supply their own bedding and towels. Kitchen is supplied with disposable plates, cups and cutlery. Owner also provides purified drinking water, propane barbeque w/side burner and barbecue tools, hand sanitizer, hand soap and dishwashing liquid, fry pan and flipper, pot, kettle, French press coffee maker, toilet paper, and paper towels. The RV will be disinfected before every guest’s arrival.

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Douglas a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



Natural features you'll find at Private oasis under the oaks in California.


The vibe at Private oasis under the oaks

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Hipcamper Annie
Annie N.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

Our group had the honor of being Doug's first guests! We planned a last minute camping (turned glamping) trip with some friends and Doug was very accommodating. Doug and Karen met us nearby and took us to the location (since it was nighttime and would've been hard to find on our own) and gave us a tour of the trailer and explained everything to us. The trailer he had set up had everything we needed (and more!) and even a brand new BBQ for us to use. Doug and Karen were very responsive all throughout the weekend, as well as afterwards when we realized we had forgotten some of our things there. It was a great little spot for a getaway, yet just minutes from town! Would definitely love to come back again.

Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on June 30th, 2020

Hi Annie - thanks for your comments. You helped us kick off our Hipcamp experience!

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Hipcamper April

Tranquil, private, and cozy!

April H.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

For my birthday I wanted a change from the usual celebration. Something quiet, peaceful and dog friendly. So glad I found Oasis under the oaks. It was my little slice of heaven! Perfectly hidden and super private this gem has all the important basics for an upgraded camping experience. Just bring some games, your food, clothing, and blankets. Wake up to the sounds of birds and look out at the trees from the plush cozy bed or hammocks. There is plenty of room for the dog to run and play off leash. This spot is located 15mins from Santa Barabara, 30mins from Ojai, and 5 mins from the beach so there is plenty to do outside of camp. There are lots of dog friendly hikes and activities nearby too. Our host, Doug, was extremely helpful and accomodating. He even added a few small touches to make my bday extra special. I highly recommend and will definitely be back for another stay. Thank you Doug!

Private oasis under the oaksBedroom view. The bed was so comfy! Private oasis under the oaksPrivate oasis under the oaks
Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on June 30th, 2020

Hi April - it was such a pleasure to host you and your husband for your birthday. So glad you enjoyed your experience. Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin O.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2020

Completely understand why Doug and Karen love their little piece of paradise! From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived we were blown away by the surroundings and excited to start our little adventure. The whole meet at a liquor store and follow some stranger to a camper on an unmarked road went off without a hitch. Make sure to arrive before its dark!!!! Doug made it easy to get in contact with him and he was prompt when meeting us. Karen and him were very nice and gave us the grand tour of the site and then left us to be. We loved the avocados that they had waiting for us and used them all. Being next to a fully functioning avocado ranch and not being able to pick from the trees was a huge tease. The location could have not been more perfect-literally minutes to Carpinteria beaches and not even 20 miles to Santa Barbara. Both nights we were lulled to sleep by nature sounds and the howls of coyotes, which we loved. My boyfriend and I have been essential workers during this entire heavy time in the world and very much needed a getaway and some secluison. Although no complaints (honestly), there were a few things I feel like people would appreciate knowing before hand. You see a lot more people than anticipated even if it seems like you are hidden away from everyone. We were warned that we might see the neighboring avocado ranch owner ride through on her horse or some of the other staff while staying here...and that we did. We heard and saw a few workers in the early morning and some other random people who were walking the grove at dusk. Even though it appears as if there aren't any close neighbors, I believe there are as we got a complaint from one of them about our music being too loud in the evening the first night there. Doug apologized for them being fussier than they had thought and that was thing only thing we heard from them the rest of our stay. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the toilet on the camper was non functional so a port-a-potty was provided. No biggie...just wish we had known prior. There are bees, and LOTS of them...yes yes I know its nature and you figure they would be around, BUT I was chased by a few when first arriving, maybe it was because it was summer or we disturbed something coming in?Wanted to let all my bee allergy friends know just incase. Overall, we are beyond grateful and pleased with our experience here and plans are already in the works to come back!

Hipcamper Lindsey
Lindsey B.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Close to local beaches. Kids had lots of room to explore. Totally private. We had a great time!

Hipcamper Leanne

A peaceful retreat

Leanne F.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2020

So amazing! Loved relaxing in the RV and looking out at the oak trees. So quiet and peaceful. Loved grilling and making s’mores. Doug, the host, was available for anything, anytime. Me and my two grown sons found the space to be accommodating. One more grown person might have been too much. Perfect for a couple and their two young children. I’d definitely visit again. The only issue I had was having to use the outhouse. While it was kept clean, I just like to be able to use a toilet. But that’s just me.
You’ll love the place and want to visit again!!!

Hipcamper Imelda
Imelda A.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2020

This was the perfect escape away from the city! Our host Doug and his wife were on time to meet us and very friendly throughout the entire stay.

We did think we would be able to let our dogs run free because after all we were getting away from the fireworks for them but that was not the case. The neighbors were bothered the dogs were off leash and crossed to their side of the property. There were wooden logs that separate the two properties and our dogs did not know any better.

Overall we still enjoyed our stay besides that minor hiccup and would recommend the place.

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Hipcamper Jason

Private and tranquil

Jason S.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2020

It is a very secluded and peaceful site. The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating; they definitely wanted us to feel welcome and comfortable. The trailer was clean and cozy. The beach was just a short drive from the location. Would highly recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Campsite with ambience and extras!

Jennifer P.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2020

We loved our stay here! Doug was friendly and responsive from the get-go, and we felt well taken care of. He was so kind and easy to work with. The hammock chairs, propane fire ring, and outdoor shower were the highlights of the site. The trailer was comfortable and cozy for sleeping for my family of four. It was a bonus to have ample electricity, hot water, and the barbecue grill. If I could change one thing, it would be to move the porta-potty a little farther away, but that’s really the only thing that felt “rough.” There are neighbors close by even though it looks very private, so just be mindful of that. Also, pay attention to the route getting into the campsite if you plan to leave and come back. We had a little trouble after a day at the beach. We would love to come back one day! Special thanks to Doug for bending over backwards to get my birthday girl the s’mores camping experience she was hoping for.

Hipcamper Katie

Perfect peaceful oasis!

Katie L.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Douglas & Karen provided us with the perfect weekend getaway! We drove up from LA and wanted to stay near the Santa Barbara area, and chose Carpinteria because of how low-key the area is and relaxed. The camper was an absolute dream home-base: very clean, fit with anything we needed like disposable cups, water, a french press, etc, and a quiet/comfy abode.

Easy to find, no problems with neighbors, close-by to anything we wanted to do (mainly stayed at the campsite due to the pandemic, which proved to be the most enjoyable option). Highly recommend a midday relaxing in the hammock chairs. Will hopefully be back again!

BBQ for dinner, everything we needed!Pup-friendly, ours loved hanging out inside and watching the birdsNeighbor's farm, never tired of looking at this viewView from the camper, beautiful morning light
Carpinteria beaches nearby!
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