Hipcamp host Charles  M.,
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Restored 1948 vintage Airstream Clipper trailer located on 6 acres, double bed, fridge, stove, full private bathroom/shower in building next to it , private gate to Elings park, many hiking trails, a 5 minute drive to Hendry's Beach surfing, swimming. Mountain views , rural country feeling yet in the city of Santa Barbara. Discount for 1 person.

Lodging provided
Onsite RV or trailer
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Charles a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports


Natural features you'll find at Back in Time 48 Airstream Trailer in California.


Close by if not closed by state


Beautiful meadow on propertyto access elings park


On 6 acre parcel


Private parking close by


12 Reviews

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Hipcamper Suzanne


Suzanne V.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

We had a wonderful time here. The caravan is comfortable and the setting is beautiful. Charles was very friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara V.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2022

We loved staying in the airstream! Perfect spot to post up and enjoy the views, also great location to adventuring in the park bordering Charles’ property and run down to the beach! Very central location - easy to get to restaurants, beaches, and the wedding we were in town for! Would stay again if we find ourselves back in Santa Barbara.

Hipcamper David

Great stay

David K.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2022

Charles was a great host. The airstream was clean and in great shape. The views from the property are remarkable and the location is very accessible.

Hipcamper Reva
Reva S.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2021

The airstream trailer is everything that it is advertised to be! Charles gave us some good instructions and a bike map and the trailer was in a great location. The accommodation was priced higher than I think it should be, but lodging in SB in general seemed expensive. Overall, it was a great place to safely store our bikes and belongings and for a good nights rest.

Hipcamper David
David P.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

The listing is accurate and the retro trailer was fun to use as a base for our day trip bike rides. You are within a very close distance to all of Santa Barbara. The Santa Ynez wine area was a short drive. We had a great time!

Hipcamper amanda

Seeing santa barbara in a new way!

Amanda O.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 23rd, 2021

If you're looking for a "no-thrills" mini getaway to Santa Barbara, this is it! (Just make sure you aren't that tall & only come as 1-2 people. This was our first time staying in an air streamer, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. We were able to make a meal or two on the hot plate which was helpful, but the lack of hot water anywhere other than the shower was a bit difficult. I may have been confused, but the directions we received after booking the place were a bit contradictory. Little things like where to park (it said on the grass near the shed), since he asked us to move into the gravel facing our air streamer. It also said there was a bathroom for night use inside the trailer, but there was definitely not one. In order to use the bathroom or shower, you'd need to exit your "home-away-from-home" & walk to a little tool shed that has a toilet, sink (no hot water), & a shower, all hidden by curtains. I definitely had my BF assist me to the bathroom because I'm a scaredy-cat at 2 am!
The hike on the property was lovely, & it took us to see some incredible views! It's only about a 20-25 min walk to the beach, depending on where you want to go. & most other site-seeing places or the downtown area is less than 15 minutes away by car. Very prime location!
Overall, if you don't mind moving your luggage around the air streamer multiple times a day to make sure you can cook, eat, get dressed, sleep, etc., then definitely check this out! Charles was a very sweet host & had a list of things to do for us on the table inside. I'd consider staying again if it was a shorter period of time, a little cheaper, & we came prepared for the size of the streamer. You should check it out!

Hipcamper Amy

Glamping at it’s finest

Amy S.
recommends this listing.
November 29th, 2020

What a fun experience! Everything was advertised. The location was perfect, the camper was comfy, and the view was GORGEOUS!

Hipcamper Elisa

Unique and cozy

Elisa F.
recommends this listing.
November 23rd, 2020

You really are in the heart of Santa Barbara but the location feels remote. You are probably 1-3 miles from all that SB has to offer but you feel like you are ALMOST camping. If planning on making your own meals, I’d meal prep in advance. No bbq just a small two burner hot plate but it does the trick. Safe and pretty neighborhood, hiking tail is also great and beaches are close by.

Bed was super comfy and warm. Bathroom area a bit rustic, but we didn’t mind. Everything worked and there was plenty of hot water.

If you have a thing for old restored campers this would be a good place for you. Perfect for a couple, a single or two friends that don’t mind sharing a bed.

Hipcamper Gaby
Gaby T.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2020

This place was so adorable. Loved sitting out front with the chairs overlooking the mountains. Inside was very comfortable and adorable. Not too far from town either. I would recommend

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