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This campsite is a beautiful private gated site that can can accommodate up to three RV/trailer etc. . Get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything! Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy acres of privacy from your self contained unit, RV or travel trailer, while camping on your own secluded parcel with unparalleled panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. Experien
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This campsite is a beautiful private gated site that can can accommodate up to three RV/trailer etc. . Get away from it all, while being in the middle of everything! Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy acres of privacy from your self contained unit, RV or travel trailer, while camping on your own secluded parcel with unparalleled panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. Experience everything the Bay Area has to offer from this mountain top site. With jaw dropping views, and roughly 50 minutes to any city in the Bay Area, this site is ideal for any person looking for an adventurous getaway retreat. The seclusion and privacy make this an uncommon, yet ideal romantic trip. This site is sheltered by the manzanitas and pines of this chaparral community. Adventure seekers will find paradise here! Mount Madonna Park with miles of trails is 20 minutes down the road. You can dump your septic there as well! Horseback riding rentals are located near the park as well as an archery range. Demonstration forest is 15 minutes down the road, with miles of mountain biking. Spend a day at one of the beaches in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Davenport, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, or Carmel and return to your private oasis. Or Explore Silicon Valley from this centrally located parcel. Kim Son Meditation Center and Mount Madonna Center are approximately 15 minutes away. There are also wonderful wineries throughout the mountains here. The trip to the site will begin with a three mile drive on a private dirt road. Being on the very top of a mountain brings more seasonality than the surrounding cities. Please be prepared for any kind of extreme weather. It is possible for it to get windy, foggy, rainy, hot and sunny, and even sometimes snowy. Please note: The nearest grocer is 30 minutes from this site. Emergency supplies are available for delivery to your campsite. Cell phone reception is good on most carriers. Pets are allowed. Enjoy your time howling at the moon, star gazing, bird watching/wildlife viewing, or relaxing with your favorite libation. Don't forget your camera!
RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at #3 A Private Island in the Sky in California.

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Desert
Forest
Mountainous
Farm

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Hipcamper Felix

Thank you, noah & sarah!

Felix C.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2021

A reclusive site up in the Santa Cruz Mountains offering a spectacular view of Silicon Valley. Coordinates were accurate for Apple Maps (about 3-4 miles up a dirt road) and campsite was clearly indicated. Noah was also there to greet us as well and his pup is truly adorable. Great privacy as the site is tucked down the hill from the road

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle C.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2021

Cool place. Pretty secluded with a great view!

Hipcamper Julian

Great view, very private feel!

Julian B.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2021

My wife and I had such a great stay at Noah's property. The view looking out towards the Pacific was amazing! The on-site picnic table and trash bin were great amenities to have access to.

Noah was a great communicator and provided excellent instructions. I appreciated the nice touch of placing our initials on the site gate so we knew exactly where to go!

The site felt very private thanks to the natural elevation differences between sites and layout of access roads. The sites are physically close enough to one another where you will hear your neighbors however. With that being said all the other Hipcampers there were super respectful and quieted down around the standard ~10:30pm camp quiet time hours.

We had such a great stay! I can't wait to camp here again! Thanks for being a Hipcamp Host, Noah!

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Hipcamper Xanthe
Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

So many degrees of view! It was totally stunning. We watched the clouds and fog build below us as the sun set and again in the morning as the sun rose out of the mist below. It was very peaceful up there. The directions were exactly spot on (we used google maps), and the dirt road up was slow but easily drivable for any car. We biked the next day down the way at Demo forest and the location couldn’t have been better!
We did have a little trouble with the combination lock but just had to jiggle it a bit to get it open. Can’t wait to come back.

Hipcamper Cormac
Cormac F.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

This place was absolutely amazing

Private, quiet and beautiful. Felt like we were on national land in the middle of nowhere.

We came up from 17 which was a decent length of rough roads, it’s a bit easier driving up the other side but worth driving the entire ridge.

Sites were well marked and super clean. We will be back for sure.

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Hipcamper Sheila

So epic

Sheila G.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2021

This site is so epic. The views were amazing. It was like getting to look at a 3-D map of the monterey bay. The drive was really amazing. I saw reviews saying that you needed 4wd, but we had no issue at all in our 2wd van. Thanks so much Noah for sharing your very beautiful land with us for the night. It was such a magical place.

Hipcamper Jeralyn
Jeralyn A.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2021

The hosts were very responsive and awesome! The views and atmosphere was like no other. I really enjoyed the privacy and the scenery. I’m looking forward to our next trip back!

Hipcamper Jack

Overlooking the silicon valley

Jack L.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

Beautiful sites overlooking the Silicon Valley covered with cloud in the morning till late morning. The sites are private with their own Gates that can be locked. Table and trash can are very helpful. The sites have adequate cell signals for watching YouTube videos and setting up hot spot for internet connection. Noah is a great host and very responsive to answer questions.

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Hipcamper Cormac
Cormac F.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

Second time back, we love this area. Quiet with wonderful views.

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Property
Santa Cruz Bayview Retreat
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site