Hipcamp host Christie K.,
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ADULTS and CHILDREN 13 + Camp along the banks of Bates Creek under the canopy of the redwoods. Your site is just 1 mile to Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center which adjoins the Forest of Nisene Marks by foot trails.  Must be 13 or older to camp at our property.

Enjoy a leisurely break from your outdoor activities at Soquel Vineyards tasting room an

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ADULTS and CHILDREN 13 + Camp along the banks of Bates Creek under the canopy of the redwoods. Your site is just 1 mile to Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center which adjoins the Forest of Nisene Marks by foot trails.  Must be 13 or older to camp at our property.

Enjoy a leisurely break from your outdoor activities at Soquel Vineyards tasting room and patio just 2 1/2 miles up the road or Bargetto Winery just a mile down the road.  You can bring a bottle of your favorite wine or beer back to your campsite where you'll enjoy the peace and tranquility the forest has to offer.

Coastal adventures await you just 2 and 1/2 miles to the beaches in Capitola Village...another mile from there to the 'Hook' surf spot...a short walk from there along the cliffs to famed surf spot and home of Jack O'Neil (RIP) Pleasure Point and the 'Barrel Burrito' at the Point Market, a local favorite.  Enjoy some local craft beer and good eats at Nubo (New Bohemian Brewery) on 41st ave just a couple of blocks from the beach.

For that fine dining experience, book a ride in a vintage car to the famed Shadowbrook Restaurant overlooking Capitola Village and beach.

When you're done exploring all that our coastal communities have to offer, come back to your sweet spot along the banks of Bates Creek and take in the wonderful sounds of nature.  This camp is in a rural/residential neighborhood, so you will see homes along the street.  This is a one lane road with a 15 mph speed posted and no exit as it ends at the Land of Medicine Buddha...you will hear the cars as they drive by. NO HOOKUPS SO MUST BE SELF CONTAINED

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, or Class A RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
No campfires
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Christie a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Nearby Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

Fishing

Nearby Capitola Village pier

Hiking

Land of Medicine and Nisene Marks

Paddling

Capitola Village and Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

Surfing

Capitola Village beach, Pleasure Point, The Hook

Swimming

Capitola Village beach

Wildlife watching

You might encounter squirrels, racoons, deer, bobcats and mountain lions during your stay.

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Babbling Bates Creek R.V. pull in in California.

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Hipcamper Greg

Peace and quiet+ great location

Greg D.
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June 20th, 2022

We loved staying at the caravan at Christie’s property! It is private, comfy, cute, and you fall asleep with only the sound of crickets/views of redwoods/flowers! We also loved that it was a 10 minute drive from pleasure point! Would stay again for sure

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Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on June 22nd, 2022

Thanks for the great review and for your flexibility with your booking. I hope to host you again this summer :-)

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Hipcamper Liz
Liz M.
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June 13th, 2022

The host was very nice and the place was comfortable.

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on June 13th, 2022

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed your break along your road trip and hope to see you again if your adventures bring you back to Santa Cruz :-)

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Hipcamper Adam

Returning to yourself

Adam Z.
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May 18th, 2022

What a wonderful little piece of heaven tucked away in the redwoods. Christie could not have been more helpful she was an outstanding host and made me feel right at home. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to return to yourself then I can not recommend this place highly enough! Thank you again Christie!

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on May 22nd, 2022

Thanks Adam! It was such a pleasure meeting you and I'm glad you were able to connect with nature and have a peaceful stay. I look forward to seeing you again if your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz :-)

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Hipcamper jim
Jim W.
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April 24th, 2022

Great spot in a great redwood forest. Listing is just as described. Thanks!

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on April 25th, 2022

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here in Cali and thanks for being a great Hipcamper :-)

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Hipcamper Frances

Wonderful vintage glamping!!

Frances W.
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March 29th, 2022

A luxurious camping experience. Christie was accommodating and friendly. The Glamper is BEAUTIFUL, I would live there forever if I could! There is a port-o-potty down the hill for guests to access. It was seriously cleaner and fresher than some public restrooms I’ve used! The location is quiet and lovely, it is in a rural residential area but there is a creek down the hill to explore and tons of hiking or beach activities within driving distance. I will definitely be coming back!

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on April 4th, 2022

Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed the vintage vibe and look forward to seeing you again! :-)

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Cool camp

Jeremy L.
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October 30th, 2021

Cool and cozy camp. We stayed a couple of nights and had a nice time. Thank you for your hospitality, Christie!

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on November 1st, 2021

You're very welcome and I'm glad you had a nice stay and hope you come back again :-)

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica J.
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October 25th, 2021

Christie was so helpful and kind and made our stay wonderful. Beautiful setting to spend time relaxing in. Thank you so much Christie!

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on November 1st, 2021

You're very welcome and I'm so glad you guys got to have some fun! I look forward to seeing you again and I hope you find the perfect camping rig! :-)

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Hipcamper Mikey

Great stay for mountain bikers

Mikey O.
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October 23rd, 2021

Great place to stay with a really comfortable queen sized bed. Next time I'll bring some of my mountain biking friends as the RV is very roomy. Close to mountain biking trails and All Trails LMB 6 mile loop trail. Less crowded than the Nisene Marks entrance in Aptos. Christie was very helpful and quick to respond to questions I had. I would definitely recommend both her Hipcamp sites.

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on October 23rd, 2021

Thanks, it was great to see you again and I'm glad you enjoyed the comforts of the larger RV :-)

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Hipcamper Nadav

Woods and creek

Nadav H.
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October 18th, 2021

Christie was a generous and engaged host ! We really enjoyed staying in this peaceful sanctuary.

Hipcamper Christie
Response from Christie, the Host, on October 23rd, 2021

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here and look forward to hosting you again! :-)

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Property
Babbling Bates Creek Hipcamp
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site

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