Hipcamp host N & S S.,
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This site is great for a couples getaway with a two tent capacity. 4x4 required for vans and cars can park inside site gate.

Enjoy this cozy pad while surrounded by an acre of chaparral. Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy camping on your own secluded parcel with amazing views.  

Experience everything the Bay Area has to offer from this mountain top site. R


This site is great for a couples getaway with a two tent capacity. 4x4 required for vans and cars can park inside site gate.

Enjoy this cozy pad while surrounded by an acre of chaparral. Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy camping on your own secluded parcel with amazing views.  

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

The Serenity and privacy make this an uncommon, yet ideal romantic place to stay. 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. Summer: Shade is highly recommended it can get into triple digits. *Spring/fall: Temperatures are generally mild but high winds are possible. *Winter: Typically cold and windy. *During rainy/muddy conditions 4x4/AWD is highly recommended.  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
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
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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Gas two burner range w/ propane

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

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Propane fire pit w/ propane

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at #5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views! in California.


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Hipcamper Ben
Ben K.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2021

Great spot! Awesome view, and the gas firepit was super nice to have. Not the best cell connection with Verizon. Road to get up there was totally fine and the host was very communicative. Would love to come again.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie C.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2021

The stay here was beyond my expectations! The view was unbelievable at sun rise and sun set. It’s definitely a spot we look forward to come back to!

Hipcamper Kabir
Kabir H.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2021

By far the most beautiful and private site I have ever been to.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan C.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

Beautiful, secluded campsite. Responsive host. Thank you for sharing your land!

Hipcamper Emmy


Emmy G.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Great place to go star gazing and escape the city without being far

Stars from campsite Stars from campsite
Hipcamper Tim

A view and privacy that can’t beat

Tim S.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

What an amazing spot. Super private and incredible views. Google maps took us right to the location. Spot #5 is behind a second gate that took me a few times to figure out but the host was Johnny on the spot with returned texts. I will be back to this camp again.

#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!Dogs welcome Great camp set up very levelBetter pictures from the top floor
Hipcamper Michael
Michael T.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2021

It was a very nice experence we will make it again thx

Hipcamper Baron

Private, dusty, piece of paradise

Baron A.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

Awesome spot! Super private. Super quiet. Sunrise above the clouds and sunset back into them just a short hike up the hill (leisurely 5 minutes). Host is friendly and responsive. Porta-Potty is clean and close. The site, road and trails are very, very dusty, but that's expected when you are at the very top of the mountain. The night sky is not particularly dark as you are still fairly close to civilization. Cellular coverage is a very hot LTE and you can even get 5G if you hold still. I had no problem at all with two different kinds of video conference calls, both which lasted an uninterrupted hour. It's kind of surreal and wonderful to feel so far away and yet still so internet connected. Don't tell anyone about this place so we can keep it secret! =)

Sunrise from the site#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!5G!
Santa Cruz Bayview Retreat
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