Hipcamp host Montrese E.
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CHECK IN is an hour b4 sunset (Driving in dark is NOT!! safe nor easy) 

CHECK OUT is 9:AM please. Sorry, NO DAY TIME USAGE, JUST AN OVERNIGHT CAMP*** (we have other day usage sites) 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!! We love our guests, without you we could not run the Sanctuary! ***This is a Quiet, safe, beautiful and basic camp site (bring all yo

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PLEASE READ

CHECK IN is an hour b4 sunset (Driving in dark is NOT!! safe nor easy) 

CHECK OUT is 9:AM please. Sorry, NO DAY TIME USAGE, JUST AN OVERNIGHT CAMP*** (we have other day usage sites) 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!! We love our guests, without you we could not run the Sanctuary! ***This is a Quiet, safe, beautiful and basic camp site (bring all you need) and place to park while on a coastal adventure. 

We provide long and detailed directions that will make perfect sense when you are traveling the nondescript country roads (be sure to have a saved copy that doesn't require connection) - to get you smoothly through horse fields with gates and safety considerations for all. 

(If you are looking for more than a simple overnight, check out our Oceanview  Couple's Corner or our Private Ocean Dome and Retreat for Individuals and Groups)

Beautiful pristine and open fields all around, surrounded by free roaming horses. Unobstructed OCEAN/Mountan views in every direction includes light house (#1 only), open fields, horses and stars!

Offers picnic table, Porta potty, peace. BASIC CAMP SPOT, BYO everything.

FOR SAFETY and privacy Plz No exploring the ranch. At the end of driveway there are Pristine State beaches are awesome for a morning walk. No dogs preferred (we have free roaming dogs AND horses) - but if you have to bring your pup, give us a heads up, and plz keep them on leash - plz clean up after them as well. No trace behind camping!

THIS CAMP is purely a place to park sleep and cruise, it’s not a camp ground for day use, e.g. NO FIRES, cooktop ok.

Please check our availably on the calendar on the righthand side of this page before contacting me directly. :)

PARK N SURF #1 has a better view, more space and privacy. If available, I recommend it.

PARK N SURF #2 is along side and inner ranch road and a car or two may pass by from other camp.

Both sites are exposed to sweet free roaming horses.

Cheers!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
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  • Check in: After 5PM
  • Check out: Before 9AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Seb
Seb D.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2018

This piece of land is beautiful. It can get quite foggy in the summer though so plan accordingly. Also, note the particular check-in and check-out times: ideal for parking while on a road trip. Good coverage with Verizon in case you were wondering. I can't wait to be back, I've already booked one of the other listings which will allow us to experience the place during the day!

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 5th, 2018

Not worth the price in my opinion. TONS of rules, check in was so late (my fault for not paying attention to that when deciding to book), finding the site in the dark was a bit difficult, and you’re not allowed to explore any part of the ranch, only walking to the outhouse and back is allowed. I just didn’t feel very welcome.

Hipcamper Montrese
Response from Montrese, the Host, on August 28th, 2018

Hey there, Sorry you felt unwelcome! You deffinetly were. We hope and ask folks check in before dark and as described both on site description, and in communication before booking this is purely a sweet, safe place for spending night. We have regular camp sites for those looking for a more immersive camping and day-use experience, happy trails!

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Hipcamper Eliana
Eliana L.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

Absolutely MAGICAL!! The photos dont do it justice, trust me. Montese is so lovely as well

#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEWJust across the road visit pigeon point #1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW#1 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

If you’re headed up or down highway 1 and in need of a magical spot to sleep off the beaten track, this is the one! If you’re game to cook dinner on the beach before heading up for the later check in, and if you’re an early riser so you can enjoy the property before checking out early too, it’ll be the perfect spot for a dreamy sleep. The name of the ranch is perfec, it feels wild but so peaceful up there with the ocean in the distance and the gentle horses all around you on the hills.

picnic table van lodgingThe view from the picnic tablehorse farm animalJust enough time for a spot of breakfast before checkout.
Hipcamper Chloe
Chloe T.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Super awesome camp spot we have here folks! Easy to get to -- it is just about 5-10 mins off hwy 1 -- but not tooooo far off the main road, making it easy to get into camp for the night and get back on the road in the morning onto your next adventure. It is only about 30-45 minutes north on the 1 from Santa Cruz. Only 10-15 minutes north from Davenport (cute town) too! I was out there to check out USCS campus, but wanted to explore the surrounding coast a bit too. So this spot was perfect for that! Private, quiet, and absolutely beautiful. It is also really magical to see the horses doin' their thang and roamin' around. Thanks Montrese!

Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin L.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2018

Quiet, secluded spot with a great view of the ocean when the fog cooperates. Despite being increasingly overcast overnight, I enjoyed a night of fresh ocean air under the full moon through eerie skyglow.

Hipcamper Nathaniel
Nathaniel L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 1st, 2018

Perfectly acceptable campsite, but the brief check-in/out times and the convoluted directions were certainly not worth the price. There may also be public land open to camping nearby

Hipcamper Montrese
Response from Montrese, the Host, on August 28th, 2018

We hope and ask folks check in before dark so arrival is easy and fun and as described both on site description, and in communication before booking this is purely a sweet, safe place for spending night. We have regular camp sites for those looking for a more immersive camping and day-use experience, happy trails!

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Hipcamper Keanon
Keanon L.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2018

This place is beautiful. Only complaint is the unnecessarily complicated instructions. Some basic bullet points and signage would do wonders, and the strict, detailed rules about dust and gates and horses made us very anxious about arriving.

Hipcamper Montrese
Response from Montrese, the Host, on October 8th, 2018

Yes, the instructions are detailed because if people don't follow them things go sideways FAST from unhappy neighbors to let out horses...but if everyone knows what to do, is mindful, then you get the chance to enter into a very private and pristine place with lots of solitude and free roaming horses...off the beaten path...

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Hipcamper Jeff

Unique and fun camping experience!

Jeff H.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2019

Super fun and different. We had a few hilarious moments of curious horses sniffing us through the car windows as we slowly drove up to the camp site. It did get quite chilly (as described), but that's part of the fun of 'roughing it', right? Porta-Potty was clean and convenient (just a minute or two walk away) and the site was super clean. Beautiful ocean and hillside views. Along with visiting horses, we also had a little frog join us and many birds stop by to see what we were up to. So fun!

Very nice and curious horse greeting us on our approach to the site. Ocean view!Getting close to sunset in the beautiful grassland countryside close to the ocean. Awesome horses roaming the fields around the site.
Property
WildTender Ranch & Rescue
State
California
$55/night
1 Site
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