Hipcamp host N & S S.,
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This campsite is a beautiful private gated site that can can accommodate up to three RVs, trailer, or camper vans Get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything! Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy acres of privacy from your self contained unit, RV or travel trailer, while camping on your own secluded parcel with unparalleled panoramic views of the Monterey Bay.
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This campsite is a beautiful private gated site that can can accommodate up to three RVs, trailer, or camper vans Get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything! Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy acres of privacy from your self contained unit, RV or travel trailer, while camping on 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 sheltered 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
RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 12 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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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 #3 A Private Island in the Sky in California.

Coastal
Desert
Forest
Mountainous
Farm

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan W.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Gorgeous setting and views. Site was easy to find, and as described. Nice getaway.

Great sunrise views too Gorgeous sunsets
Hipcamper Pithawat

Almost perfect

Pithawat V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Stayed two nights with my dog, and overall had a good time. The picnic table and propane fireplace worked out really well, and the view in the morning is nice. Also very close to the state park, with a ton of forested and cool trails.

Some stuff we didn’t like:
1) we didn’t mind occasional yellow jackets, but there were a lot of flies during the day time. They are really persistent and bothered my dog a lot. But they completely disappeared when the sun went down and temperature dropped.

2) the site is covered with very fine dust that will stick to everything. Seriously, it was like being at burning man again!

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

Amazingly beautiful. Easy to get to and find, and the hosts were very responsive to our questions and needs. Our equipment rental went great (propane fire pit), we had solitude and an amazing view. Really appreciated the bathroom facilities. We had an awesome time and definitely will be coming back.

Hipcamper Grant
Grant K.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

I would visit Bayside Retreat, again, because (1) it offers quiet and solitude, if you need it, and (2) Nick was quite responsive and helpful with the directions, when I had an issue with the Google Map directions.

Hipcamper Kara
Kara M.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

The view was absolutely stunning! It is a long, windy drive up (especially in the dark), but it was completely worth it. We had such a private, peaceful, lovely stay and only wish we had planned to stay one more night!

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin L.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Awesome place. Views are amazing.

Hipcamper kyli
Kyli M.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2021

Beautiful sights. Great sunrise and sunsets both days staying there. Clouds rolling in underneath, better than the photos.

Hipcamper Duc

Awesome view and host

Duc N.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Once again another good time camping at this spot.. amazing sunrise and sunset view.. Noah and Sarah is an awesome host. They have a side menu that accommodate your needs when you out there camping and no need to drive to get stuff.

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Hipcamper Siddharth
Siddharth R.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2021

Beautiful view, really feels disconnected from everything else. Quiet and lovely!

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