Hipcamp host Montrese
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PLEASE READ CHECK IN is 6:30 PM CHECK OUT is 8:AM NO DAY TIME USAGE, JUST OVERNIGHT CAMP ***THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!! We love our guests, without you we could not run the Sanctuary! *** This is a Quiet, safe, beautiful place to park before surf or coastal adventure. (If you are looking for more than a simple overnight, check out our Tipi Oceanview Camp Continue reading...
PLEASE READ

CHECK IN is 6:30 PM CHECK OUT is 8:AM NO DAY TIME USAGE, JUST OVERNIGHT CAMP ***THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!! We love our guests, without you we could not run the Sanctuary! *** This is a Quiet, safe, beautiful place to park before surf or coastal adventure.

(If you are looking for more than a simple overnight, check out our Tipi Oceanview Camp for Individuals and Couples or our Sweeping View Camp for Individuals and Groups)

Beautiful pristine and open fields all around, surrounded by free roaming horses. Unobstructed OCEAN/Mountan views in every direction, open fields, horses and stars!

Offers picnic table, Porta potty, peace.

MUST BE QUIET no exploring ranch, STRICT in after 6:30PM out by 8AM. DO not disturb retreat guests or neighbors. No dogs preferred (we have free roaming dogs AND horses) - but if you have to bring your pup keep on leash and clean up after them. No trace behind camping!

THIS CAMP is purely a place to park sleep and cruise, it’s not a camp ground per se, 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 an 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, rv & moto...
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 2 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
Toilet available
No pets
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Montrese a message!
  • Check in: After 7PM
  • Check out: Before 8AM
  • 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%
Beach
Coastal
Farm
Ranch
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Suburban or backyard
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Wetlands
Wind sports
Surfing
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at #2 PARK N SURF

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Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Perfect spot for a private pit stop and an adventure regardless of the short stay. Especially if you’re passing through on Highway 1. Our favorite part might even have been the treasure hunt to find our campsite on their beautiful land thanks to Montrese’s perfectly detailed, wonderfully quirky instructions. We stayed at site #1 and would recommend it if you have the choice between #1 and #2 (it’s slightly larger and has a view of the ocean). Head to the lighthouse in the morning to look out for elephant seals and migrating whales!

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2018

It’s a cool lil sanctuary, but a lil bit of a mission after dark opening and closing gates. But that’s ranch life.

Hipcamper Joann
Joann
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2018

Site was as described - as noted, was limited to evening, early morning so not able to wander around. Clear directions - which were needed to get to the site. Excellent communication with host.

Hipcamper Frank
Frank
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 8th, 2018

The description is accurate, and everything went super smooth. However, you have to realize that it's really a place to spend the night and leave, and it's very basic. It's no problem if you arrive late (the directions will get you there, they worked well for us in pitch black).

But if you need a place to stay in the Bay area, and don't mind basic camping, it's a very fun and adventurous experience.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

Beautiful spot; we definitely plan to come again!

Hipcamper robin
robin
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2018

Although this is more of just an overnight, in and out in 12 hours kind of site, it was still magical, based on the fact that Montrese is providing an amazing service to rescue horses. There are many rules to follow to insure the safety of the horses, but it was worth every word we had to read on the directions. I appreciated knowing that this kind of place exists and that I had the opportunity to be a part of it. I would have never known about it, but because of hipcamp and Montrese's willingness to host people on her land, I got to experience it for myself and share it with others. If you are willing just to have a place to overnight, I would recommend this place 100%. having to leave by 8AM got us on our way, too, so that was a helpful side bonus!!

Hipcamper Bradley
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October 15th, 2018
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October 7th, 2018
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September 5th, 2018
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August 26th, 2018
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July 14th, 2018
Property
WildTender Ranch
State
California
$45/night
1 Site