Hipcamp host N & S S.,
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This site can accommodate up to two RV/trailer etc.

Get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything! Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy this acre of privacy from your own secluded parcel with unparalleled panoramic views of the Monterey Bay.  

Experience everything the Bay Area has to offer from this mountain top site. With jaw dropping views, and roughly 50 m

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This site can accommodate up to two RV/trailer etc.

Get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything! Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy this acre of privacy from your own secluded parcel with unparalleled panoramic views of the Monterey Bay.  

Experience everything the Bay Area has to offer from this mountain top site. With jaw dropping views, and roughly 50 minutes to any city in the Bay Area, this site is ideal for any person looking for an adventurous getaway retreat.  

The seclusion and privacy make this an uncommon, yet ideal romantic trip.  This site is surrounded by the manzanitas and pines of this chaparral community.

Adventure seekers will find paradise here!  Mount Madonna Park with miles of trails is 20 minutes down the road. You can dump your septic there as well!  Horseback riding rentals are located near the park as well as an archery range. 

Demonstration forest is 15 minutes down the road, with miles of mountain biking. Spend a day at one of the beaches in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Davenport, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, or Carmel and return to your private oasis. Or Explore Silicon Valley from this centrally located parcel.

Kim Son Meditation Center and Mount Madonna Center are approximately 15 minutes away.  There are also wonderful wineries throughout the mountains here.

The trip to the site will begin with a three mile drive on a private dirt road.  Being on the very top of a mountain brings more seasonality than the surrounding cities.  Please be prepared for any kind of extreme weather.  It is possible for it to get windy, foggy, rainy, hot and sunny, and even sometimes snowy.

Please note: the nearest grocer is 30 minutes from this site. Emergency supplies are available for delivery to your campsite. Cell phone reception is good on most carriers.  Pets are allowed.  Enjoy your time howling at the moon, star gazing, bird watching/wildlife viewing, or relaxing with your favorite libation.

Don't forget your camera!

Since this is our first year renting our land we have found that August is a high wasp season time in the mountains. We are doing everything humanly possible to hunt down each and every Wasp for your enjoyment. With this in mind we ask you use the provided bug repellent, keep the lid to the trash closed, and do not pour grease anywhere you do not want wasps
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send N & S a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Two burner large gas cooktop with full 5 gal propane included.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at #2 Top of Mt Madonna 240°w/ Bayview in California.

Coastal
Desert
Forest
Mountainous
Farm

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Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey S.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Incredible views and a fun journey to reach the property! We would recommend this to anyone wanting to do a little getaway.

Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony L.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

Very peaceful and incredible view!

Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin M.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2021

The campsite was clean, spacious and had a million dollar view. It’s decently private with a locked gate for every site, which feels very safe. You can see the road and other campsites and the sound does carry between sites a bit. Close to great hiking spots on Mt. Madonna. The written directions were clear and easy to follow. Definitely need to take the dirt roads slow. N & S were responsive and helpful when we had questions. Like the previous reviews, the bees and flies were bothersome, but not nearly as bad if you eat/cook after the sun goes down. We found mosquito head nets helped keep the flies away. I appreciated the availability of the restroom. We ran into some bad weather and had to cut the trip short by about a half day, but overall had a great stay.

Hipcamper Kristen

Breathtaking!

Kristen B.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Amazing views of the Santa Cruz valley! We had a great time at this campground and enjoyed the beautiful scenery on and around Mt Madonna. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Ignasi

Amazing views at site #2!

Ignasi V.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2021

Spectacular views! The campsite is fenced in, which is great. It also has a super convenient picnic table, and a trash can.

The only cons are that it’s very dusty for tent camping, and that the 3 mile dirt road up to the site is bumpy and rocky (no need for a 4wd). I think it adds to the adventure, but some people might not like it.

Overall great experience!

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda H.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Site #2 is easily the most amazing place I've ever seen in person. I saw the moon and the sun on top of the clouds.. it's unreal. I'd honestly pay way more money to camp here. Host was kind, and responsive. The propane fire pit was great! Incredibly private, insanely beautiful. I left my heart on Mount Madonna!!

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Hipcamper Erica
Erica Z.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

This was a great site for a long weekend! A few things to be prepared for: there's no shade, so definitely bring your own! As other reviewers mentioned, as soon as you start cooking, the Yellow Jackets come out! We saved cooking dinner for closer to sundown and that helped a lot. The actual ground is pretty flat and even, so it was easy to get comfortable in our tent. The views are incredible and the night sky is stunning. Overall, it's a great site.

Hipcamper Brad
Brad O.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Amazing views and a great site. Really enjoyed our stay.

#2 Top of Mt Madonna 240°w/ Bayview
Hipcamper Karina

Last minute magnificent getaway

Karina A.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2021

Our stay was absolutely amazing! My partner and I decided to take a super last minute trip with our two dogs. We were able to book the same day and arrived a little later in the evening. Noah & Sarah replied right away and made sure we had all the information we needed. When we arrived, our campsite was clearly marked so very easy to find. It felt private and we had no issues at all. Our pups really enjoyed their stay, too :) the view is breathtaking and I would definitely book again!!

Property
Santa Cruz Bayview Retreat
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site