Hipcamp host Eros N.,
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A few miles from town a serene place to retreat camping like the outdoors bring what you need water and food there is a lot and woods all around you can go on nature walks and get away from all the fast moving life and slow down and collect your thoughts quiet place with a fire pit place to run your fur babies

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Eros a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Nelson Retreat in California.


18 Reviews

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Hipcamper Maureen

Shabby, but comfortable and quiet

Maureen P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 13th, 2021

I was comfortable, slept well, and met two nice fellow campers. Fortunately, there was a couple camping, that were there to greet me, and give me the lay of the land. I arrived at,7:30, so maybe it was a little late for my host.
The property is pretty shabby looking, I'm sorry to say, but could readily be tidied up. Haul off the old not operating car, pick up any trashy looking things around the single wide, and maybe get a flower barrel with some simple nice plants, that says welcome.
I say "great", because I slept well, and the porta potty was nearby. I felt safe with the other campers, there. In a pinch, I'd set up my tent and sleeping bag, there, again.
The host could invest in the modest upgrades I suggest. I'll offer one more,: level out the designated camping areas, they're all pretty bumpy. (I happen to have a great sleeping pad, so it wasn't a problem.,)

Hipcamper Brenna
Brenna R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
July 3rd, 2020

Not a family friendly place to camp. It’s In someone’s yard. Included a mobile home and a broken down car

Hipcamper Lisa

Good location

Lisa A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 1st, 2020

Eros was very nice and the location of the camp was great, only a few minutes from town and the beach. Eros brought us firewood for the campfire which was nice. The spot is very quiet and we felt safe there. It is very simple, as previous campers have mentioned. A few things I wish I would have known were:

1. There aren’t actually 3 “sites”. There’s a parking area in the front of the property and the tent camping area is in the back, where you just kind of find an open spot. You can’t drive back to the tent camping area, which is good to know for people who want to sleep in their cars or have trailers. If that is the case, you have to park and sleep in the parking area in the front next to the port a potty.

2. The tent camping area in the back really isn’t flat. The property slopes a bit and we only found a couple flattish spots. The ground was generally very uneven.

3. There are a lot of miscellaneous “items” on the property, including old cars, and glass we found in several locations in the tent camping area and around and in the campfire. That was kind of a bummer.

All of that said, we had a fun time and if you’re looking for a simple spot this works.

Hipcamper Charles

Beware - not ready for guests

Charles J.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3)
June 30th, 2020

Totally not set up for guests. Very run down and once we saw it cancelled but then had to find another place - very frustrating,

Hipcamper Eros
Response from Eros, the Host, on June 30th, 2020

Sorry Charles that our casual accommodations did not meet your expectations, happy camping!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Leo

A fine place to pitch a tent

Leo J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
June 29th, 2020

The site is in a lovely spot. Great place to pitch a tent but don’t expect much more. There were other guests at the site and due to the covioid virus, we felt uneasy sharing the fire place with them. The ground is not completely level but was totally fine for the night. All that being said, both the host and the other guests were lovely

Hipcamper lindsay
Lindsay W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
June 27th, 2020

The host was very kind, but we felt it lacked privacy!

Hipcamper Eros
Response from Eros, the Host, on June 30th, 2020

Thank you for staying, Lindsay!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Nia

Comfortable and convenient!

Nia G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 27th, 2020

Eros is a super sweet host! The space is just as described - there are all the basic amenities you would need and it's a great place to pitch a tent for a night or two! The location is convenient in a quiet part of town.

Hipcamper Eros
Response from Eros, the Host, on June 30th, 2020

Thanks Nia, you are very kind, it was nice meeting you, I’m so glad you were comfortable.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Kyle

Simple site in convenient location

Kyle W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
June 21st, 2020

Eros was a great host. We booked last minute, so were happy to find a place to pop our tents in such a popular area. The property is very minimal, so don't reserve this if you're looking for an "amenity" type campsite. It's great if you just want something simple, safe, and in a convenient location. Tips- Please look at the instructions on the confirmation because there is no cell reception at the property.

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Hipcamper Max
Max H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
February 18th, 2020

This is a nice little spot if you want to grab some private area to camp and have a nice bonfire! Eros is very friendly and welcoming. There isn't really a view or a feeling of being out in the woods, but a very chill place to set up camp for the night. A big plus is it felt very private compared to a larger campsite with lots of folks around.

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