Hipcamp host Mj M.,
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Wild deer, Bald Eagles, wild turkeys, birds of all kinds, hiking; plenty of peace and quiet at this 5-acre Victorian estate just minutes from Skydive City, Hillsborough River State Park; short drive to beaches, theme parks. Special Note: Plz don’t go past the white pump shed to the north, or to the pond, as that land belongs to the neighbor + there are several animal traps that
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Wild deer, Bald Eagles, wild turkeys, birds of all kinds, hiking; plenty of peace and quiet at this 5-acre Victorian estate just minutes from Skydive City, Hillsborough River State Park; short drive to beaches, theme parks. Special Note: Plz don’t go past the white pump shed to the north, or to the pond, as that land belongs to the neighbor + there are several animal traps that can hurt you. Stakes mark the property boundary. PRIMITIVE CAMPING with bonus bathroom/game room area to enjoy. 1 vehicle + 1 sleeping unit per site per $25. Keep personal items/foodstuffs/toiletries/towels/valuables at your site so common areas stay enjoyable for all.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send MJ a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hikers’ Dream at Magic Mansion in Florida.

Lake

Ponds (owned by neighbors) are visible from the property; viewing pleasure only—as gators are often present AND those ponds don...Read more

Forest
Field
Driveway

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Hipcamper nathan

Worth every penny

Nathan M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2021

great host, great camp. will return for sure.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 24th, 2021

MJ's was pretty cool! It is certainly worth the price and I recommend staying on the weekend to take full advantage of the RAD pool room!

Hipcamper Jessica

A quiet piece of vintage paradise!❤

Jessica G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 19th, 2021

MJ is a very gracious host! The accomodations were awesome, such a beautiful property! Do yourself a favor and check it out!👊

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Hipcamper Madeline

A great, clean place to set up camp

Madeline N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 18th, 2021

It was amazing! What a great site with great amenities. MJ was super communicative and helpful throughout the booking process and with answering any questions that we had. My friends and I had a lovely time despite the rainy weather. Having access to the bathroom and shower was great, and the other campers were very respectful and nice. I felt safe and secure staying at Hikers' Dream. The preserve is beautiful too! We will be back again, thank you MJ for a beautiful place to escape that isn't too far from civilization.

Hipcamper Destiny

Okay for a quick sleep

Destiny F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 22nd, 2021

MJ was very nice, and the bathhouse was clean and more than expected. There was, however, a lot of trash and broken glass scattered on the property. I was nervous my dog was going to slice her paws.

Hipcamper MJ
Response from MJ, the Host, on January 30th, 2021

A previous camper lit his schoolbus home on fire on the property (causing explosions which burst out the glass windows), damaged the restroom and man cave, and over the course of his extended stay he had amassed 11 dump truck loads of trash/rotting food/appliances/clothing. We allowed him to stay rent-free—-and our kindness cost us over $17,000 to have the bus cut up and removed (it couldn’t be towed and had no title), man cave floor removed and replaced, building cleaned and restroom rescued, building treated for pests that his mess had enticed, and mounds and mounds of his garbage removed from the property—-and to pay the sky-high electric bill he ran up. We also had to have the entire pool jack hammered and resurfaced because his children had thrown golf balls in it, and had to replace the vacuum twice because his children’s toys damaged it. Some remnants of his mess obviously remain so we will continue to try our best to remove traces of the devastation he wreaked on our beautiful property. And we hope that perhaps you might visit us again and give us a more favorable review.

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Hipcamper Patrick

Relaxing & peaceful

Patrick M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 21st, 2021

Everything I expected and more. So much so I came back a 2nd time.

Hipcamper MJ
Response from MJ, the Host, on February 14th, 2021

So wonderful to hear, and we’re so glad that you enjoyed your visits with us! We hope to see you, again and again!

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Hipcamper Ali

Wonderful place to stay!

Ali R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 19th, 2021

We stayed here for 2 nights and would have been happy to stay even longer. The site was exactly as described and easy to find, nice and secluded but with great amenities. MJ was the perfect host and we couldn’t have felt more welcomed. Five stars, highly recommend!

Hipcamper MJ
Response from MJ, the Host, on February 14th, 2021

It was a joy to meet you, and we hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 3rd, 2021

I loved it here. Get lost in the preserve by day, campfires by night. Can't believe all the amenities 😍 Thanks MJ!

Hipcamper MJ
Response from MJ, the Host, on February 14th, 2021

Your positive, calming presence was SUCH a welcome treat! We hope to enjoy your company again, SOON!

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Hipcamper Amanda

Lovely backyard, fun house

Amanda C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 1st, 2021

Nice backyard to hang out in. Having access to the pool house was great which has a great sink to wash dishes and hot shower. Unfortunately the hiking it backs up to (at the end of the property) is now fenced off. We jumped the fence and used a ladder to move our bikes over. A few other people there, but everyone (mostly) kept their distance. Wish is was warm enough to use the pool!

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Hipcamper MJ
Response from MJ, the Host, on February 14th, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay, and the property! Yes, the state has now erected a pesky fence along the entire border...but I’m glad that the ladder I’ve supplied helped to overcome that obstacle. The deer sail right over that fence, effortlessly...lol...we humans need to come up with workarounds. I’ll see if perhaps I can come up with a better access method, and suggestions/solutions are definitely welcome. Hope to see you again, and to be able to have a way for you to get straight into the preserve with no ladder needed!

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Property
Mj M.’s Land
State
Florida
Country
United States
$25/night
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