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Estero San Antonio Wonderland

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· California
6 sites
1 Lodging
5 Tent
Camp with sweeping views of beautiful pastureland in West Marin. Enjoy privacy, birds singing, cows, chickens, food from the farm, and hiking our gorgeous land that is on the Estero San Antonio. The campsites are spaced far apart from one another to ensure some privacy.  It is very quiet out here at night.  If there are other campers you might hear them in the distance.  All campsite are located overlooking the Estero and close to the grass road to enter and exit the property. You will have access to some of our pastures for picnics and leisurely walks.  When you check in we will give you directions to a few special places around the surrounding area and see if you would like some grassland finished beef, lamb, pork, eggs, or vegetables all grown or made on our ranch.  We offer other care packages, ask us when you arrive (include, home made focaccia, sourdough bread, local cheeses, etc...)  A liability waiver will be needed to be signed. This is primitive camping,  There is water but it is not potable. so bring your own drinking water. It can get very windy out here in Spring and Summer.  Come prepared.  We have situated the campsites to be on the leeward side and as protected as possible.  We try to leave the land better off than we found it and hope that you will share the same respect for the pristine beauty of this place. We are 10 minutes away from the quaint town of Tomale and 15 minutes from the town of Valley Ford. Dillon Beach is only 3.5 miles away.  Bring your own kayak or canoe and paddle to the ocean down the Estero San Antonio! You can learn more about our land and practices check out True Grass Farms online.
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California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Guido & Emily F.Joined in September 2015
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 5 hours
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380 ratings · 277 reviews
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Adam F.recommends
October 31, 2022
Goose Nest
goosenest is a great spot
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Anthony B.recommends
October 30, 2022
Quail Nest
Camping at Quail's Nest was great. The view there is great, the stars are great, and it has a nice breeze. I would suggest this place if you are looking for a peaceful night with no one around. For the facilities, the site has a clean outhouse. Steer clear of the Poison Oak. Would love to come back, most definitely! -review by my 8 year old daughter during Father and Daughter weekend.
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Cindy T.recommends
October 30, 2022
Owl Nest
Owl’s Nest quiet weekend!
This was our second trip to Estuario San Antonio, but our first stay in Owl’s Nest. We loved the spot! We have a small 5 by 10 teardrop camper. Access was easy, plenty of room to set up. It was nice having the hose to run water for dishes and our on demand shower. We purchased eggs and some beef right from their regenerative ranch/farm, and they were wonderful. The hosts are very responsive and kind. We will be back!!
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Lisa R.recommends
October 22, 2022
Quail Nest
We loved our one night here! We dined in Valley Ford then made our way to our spot on Guido & Emily's land. Our spot was called Quail's Nest and was perched above the estero and farm lands, tucked in behind some now bare plum trees. We enjoyed the view from our camp chairs sipping on wine and then slept in the back of our minivan. The "powder room" was way better than I expected (clean, comfortable and equipped with spray sanitizer, hand cleaner, toilet paper, a waste bucket and wood chips -- the only odor was the pleasant smell of the wood chips -- way better than the pit toilets we had used the night before camping in Pt Reyes) and was just a short stroll from our spot. There was a water spigot was right at camp spot for washing, but not potable. Good bird watching too -- egrets, hawks and many other birds. Definitely recommend.
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Jill S.recommends
October 16, 2022
Egret Nest
Delicious Silence!
So quiet! We loved camping in the delicious silence. Except for the crackling of our campfire and occasional frog croaking, the night was devoid of cell tower waves, signal hum, or cars passing. For us city folks, the stillness was profound and rejuvinating!
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Scot B.recommends
October 12, 2022
Goose Nest
A family favorite! Always peaceful, beautiful and secluded...special place!
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Alice Y.recommends
October 6, 2022
Swallow Nest
Amazing Hosts
Swallows Nest was a great spot to stop and camp for the night. We were in the area and loved how close to town the site was, but still rural and beautiful. It is close to farms, so you awake to birds singing and the far-off sound of goats and cows waking for the morning. There is no tree cover, but the blackberry bushes offer a little coverage from the other nearby sites. Also, bring your own grill as this site does not have a fire pit. Given how sound travels, this is not a space for late-night camping rowdiness, but great for a quiet night to enjoy the beautiful seaside farmland. The biodiversity and natural CA beauty of the space is wonderful and reflects well on the care the hosts have for their land. I awoke to a heron flying overhead! Be aware of bees (they are doing their important job with the lovely flowers around the site!) (And wasps- bring bags to contain any trash that may attract them!) The compost toilet was really well maintained, and the host was AMAZING. Our car battery died and when we called them in a panic, they showed up with a jumper box right away and actually helped us jump our car- an amazing act of kindness and generosity.
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Shannon S.
October 2, 2022
The Great Blue Heron
Really cute place and great location close to Tomales downtown and Dillon beach. Unfortunately the camper did not appear to be cleaned in quite some time as there were Cobb webs everywhere. In addition, we found 2 black widows the first night and 3 the second, which left us to leave early in the middle of the night as we did not want to sleep with black widows! Really a bummer bc the place has so much potential and is private but that just put a damper on things and we didn’t feel comfortable.
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Jorge A.recommends
October 2, 2022
Egret Nest
Great spot to spend a couple nights with an easy drive to Dillon Beach or Lawson's Landing
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Zarela B.recommends
September 26, 2022
Owl Nest
Awesome time, great hosts.
Really sweet spot!
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Scot B.recommends
September 25, 2022
Goose Nest
Always a serene and enjoyable camping experience on Guido + Emily's property. Well maintained, wonderful outhouse too!
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David G.recommends
September 25, 2022
Swallow Nest
Beautiful, quiet, and restful!
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Ashley B.recommends
September 18, 2022
Quail Nest
Had a great rainy stay at the quails nest :) everything was just so - a perfect spot to hunker down for a night.
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Joshua M.recommends
September 18, 2022
Goose Nest
Quiet and clean. Not a lot to do but the location is good
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Timothy H.recommends
September 9, 2022
Goose Nest
Sweet, safe place
It’s such a sweet space. From the lull of the cows to the elegant egrets grazing the morning stream. Our new go-to.
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Rj W.recommends
September 5, 2022
Egret Nest
Awesome place to camp! Very easy check in and extremely helpful host! Lots of wildlife and peaceful farm animals. Highly recommend. Thank you so much!
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Samantha G.recommends
September 5, 2022
Quail Nest
Lovely site—sometimes it took a little while for hosts to respond but they always did—very generous amount of firewood and lived getting the zucchini!
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Marc G.recommends
September 4, 2022
Quail Nest
Great location, beautiful sunset, and just enough privacy.
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Dirkje F.recommends
September 1, 2022
Swallow Nest
Peaceful camping with the cows
I’m biased because I grew up a few miles away so it was “coming home,” but this is a fabulous spot. We stayed at Swallow’s nest, which is a great spacious site on the estero. It was surrounded by blackberry bushes, which the kids loved picking for snacks. The only drawback was no fire pit. Outhouse was very clean. Only one other site was occupied at the next site over which was so far away we couldn’t see or hear each other. It was so peaceful at night with a great view of the stars.
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Kathy C.recommends
August 29, 2022
Swallow Nest
What a beautiful setting - amazingly quiet - with a variety of birds flying around in the sky, and cattle off in the distance. We went at exactly the right time of the year, too, to feast on all the blackberries growing all around us.
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Corey W.recommends
August 28, 2022
Egret Nest
Such a gorgeous area!
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Michael E.recommends
August 23, 2022
Owl Nest
Great, simple countryside
Lovely spot, near town and near beach. Ample space.
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David L.recommends
August 20, 2022
Egret Nest
cow show
This is one of those spots that is both perfect and has cows slowly grazing across the creek from you, stay all day in your camp chair and watch them go one way in the morning and the other way back , everyone is just taking their time , you can too
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Lana V.recommends
August 20, 2022
The Great Blue Heron
We loved our glamping experience at Blue Heron. It’s a lovely spot in a serene location that is just 5 minutes drive to a great local bakery and 15 min to the beach.
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Christina T.recommends
August 15, 2022
The Great Blue Heron
The Great Blue Heron is a cute and functional camper tucked away next to the road across from the farm's main buildings. It was the best central hangout spot for our group, most of which was tent camping at the Owl Nest site on the same property — but note that it's down the road, and requires leaving through one gate and entering through another to get to the tent sites on the farm. Guido and Emily were really responsive and helpful at explaining that beforehand. The bed was so comfortable, and very difficult to get out of! The kitchen was really effective for being so small and compact; we pulled off some fairly elaborate meals like pancakes, and a full clambake with fresh clams and mussels we picked up in Bodega. It has an electric hot plate, toaster oven, and mini fridge, and there's a propane grill outside. We did bring some of our own pots and pans to supplement, and if you're planning to do some serious cooking, I'd recommend bringing your own propane stove (the electric hot plate took awhile to get going). Another thing to note is that you should be comfortable with who you're staying with at the camper! The composting toilet is very well partitioned off on one end, but it's technically still in the single open room. It was super clean, and not smelly at all, but just be aware. Can't wait to visit this beautiful spot again!
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Christina T.recommends
August 15, 2022
Owl Nest
Great spot: easy to find, close to the beach and nearby towns for any forgotten necessities, and was a huge site perfect for our group camp. We had some incredible stargazing here — saw lots of shooting stars and got to watch the full moon rise over the expansive vistas. We spent the days climbing at Jenner and Salt Point (20-45 min away), hanging out at the beach, and visiting the local breweries and eating a lot of local cheese. It was a relaxing weekend spent in the Bodega and Sonoma coast areas!
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Scott S.recommends
August 15, 2022
Egret Nest
Farm stand was really cute and it was nice to grab a few local products. We stayed at Egrets and the site was clean and spacious with a good fire pit. Not sure if it’s just this time of year, but the creek was covered in algae and more like standing water which led to lots of mosquito’s. Sites are spaced out well and we enjoyed hearing the farm animals all night.
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Adrian L.recommends
August 14, 2022
Swallow Nest
Hangin with cows
Great space to relax with privacy and silence. Got to watch cows across the water. Black berries are encroaching into the camp site a little but I would definitely recommend this site.
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Heather J.doesn't recommend
August 8, 2022
Swallow Nest
A place to park
This was a place to park and sleep. The stream advertised was stagnant sludge and a little depressing considering that being near water was the selling point of this listing for me. On the plus side, my wife and I spent lots of great time at the ocean together, which was the point.
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Shruti S.recommends
August 7, 2022
The Great Blue Heron
Camping with some upgrades
I loved the little hideaway with the RV, picnic area, shower. It was quite rustic but had the convenience of a shower, toaster oven, utensils etc which I appreciated. As a first time glamper, I did feel strange camping in the little grassy area by the side of the street across from the main farm but we were ok even though we stayed out late at night.
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