Hipcamp host N & S S.,
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This site is great for a couples getaway with a two tent capacity. 4x4 required for vans and cars can park inside site gate.

Enjoy this cozy pad while surrounded by an acre of chaparral. Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy camping on your own secluded parcel with amazing views.  

Experience everything the Bay Area has to offer from this mountain top site. R

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This site is great for a couples getaway with a two tent capacity. 4x4 required for vans and cars can park inside site gate.

Enjoy this cozy pad while surrounded by an acre of chaparral. Resting at 2,800’ feet enjoy camping on your own secluded parcel with amazing views.  

Experience everything the Bay Area has to offer from this mountain top site. Roughly 50 minutes to any city in the Bay Area, this site is ideal for any person looking for an adventurous getaway retreat.  

The Serenity and privacy make this an uncommon, yet ideal romantic place to stay. 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!

Since this is our first year renting our land we have found that August is a high wasp season time in the mountains. We are doing everything humanly possible to hunt down each and every Wasp for your enjoyment. With this in mind we ask you use the provided bug repellent, keep the lid to the trash closed, and do not pour grease anywhere you do not want wasps.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair 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-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send N & S a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at #5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views! in California.

Forest
Canyon
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Baron

Private, dusty, piece of paradise

Baron A.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

Awesome spot! Super private. Super quiet. Sunrise above the clouds and sunset back into them just a short hike up the hill (leisurely 5 minutes). Host is friendly and responsive. Porta-Potty is clean and close. The site, road and trails are very, very dusty, but that's expected when you are at the very top of the mountain. The night sky is not particularly dark as you are still fairly close to civilization. Cellular coverage is a very hot LTE and you can even get 5G if you hold still. I had no problem at all with two different kinds of video conference calls, both which lasted an uninterrupted hour. It's kind of surreal and wonderful to feel so far away and yet still so internet connected. Don't tell anyone about this place so we can keep it secret! =)

Sunrise from the site#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!5G!
Hipcamper Justin
Justin D.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Great views, very private spot. The fog rolled in during the night so woke up in the clouds. Will be booking again!

#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!
Hipcamper Stef

Quick camp trip in the mountains

Stef M.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

Awesome spot with a great sunrise view. We didn’t catch the sunset and didn’t walk up to the shared overlook but the sunrise was absolutely stunning. Would recommend getting to the spot before the sun goes down for easy finding!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael H.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2021

Unbelievable privacy and an incredible evening view over the clouds!!!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah L.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2021

View was great, felt nice and private. Directions were easy to follow. Definitely need to be comfortable driving on gravel and dirt roads, high clearance vehicle is probably best. I did the drive in my AWD Hyundai Tuscan and was totally fine. Great spot for a nice night!

Hipcamper Steve
Steve H.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

Good spot for seclusion. We were surprised how much warmer it was than Mt. Madonna park but once the sun set it was amazing. Sunrise was also surreal with the vantage point above the clouds. If you are going to be there during the day in the summer, bring something for shade.

#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!
Hipcamper Laramie

Quick trip to get away

Laramie H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 13th, 2021

It is about an hour drive from south bay. Clean campsite and very private. We were literally over the clouds. Had a garbage and picnic table at the sight with a bathroom less than a 5 minute walk from our sight. Nice views and helpful hosts. Be prepared the last 3 miles of road is pretty rough so if you have a low car beware. Also campsite did not have much shade so definitely bring something. Bring bug repellent too. We noticed a small bat toy hanging off our gate and wondered what that meant...as it got dark several bats came out and we listened to them hunt which was cool.

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Hipcamper Bram
Bram L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 26th, 2021

It's a great spot but there were loads of wasps that swarmed our camp while we ate and didn't go away until the sun went down. Thankfully, we didn't get stung!

Hipcamper N & S
Response from N & S, the Host, on August 5th, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about the wasps. We put up traps to take care of the problem. So glad you did not get bit. Let your host know about any concerns you may have during your stay. We are just a phone call away.

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Hipcamper Derrick
Derrick W.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Felt like a very private and secluded campsite! Incredible views.

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