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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.

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 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-in site
Max length 16ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
  • 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
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 Cara
Cara V.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2021

Wow! Once you get here, the privacy and views are spectacular. Be ready for a sketchy steep road. While our Promaster van was straining a bit on the loose gravel steeps, most cars should be fine. The very clean porto with hand washing station was appreciated and Noah was great, switching our spot when our van couldn’t make it down to one of the sites. If you’re riding in the area or are up for an adventure, this spot is perfect!

Hipcamper David

Total zen

David B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2021

Great place, very peaceful and clean! Definitely come again

Hipcamper Janet
Janet B.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2021

Amazing location. We will definitely try to come again when it’s not so hot! Around 50 minutes to Seacliff State Beach and Uvas Canyon State Park which are perfect spots to cool down.

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie A.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2021

The views were amazing. Camping above the clouds.

Hipcamper Alan
Alan H.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Solid spot for a night of camping with the family.
We’ll likely come back and this time plan to spend the morning hiking Mt Madonna area then pitch.

Hipcamper Steve

Private spot with amazing views

Steve H.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

Very private getaway with great views. Perfect for my Tacoma with RTT. Porta potty is a little out of the way through an adjacent camp spot so I would bring my own camp toilet next time to make things a little easier. Lots of flies and minimal shade. But views and privacy made up for it. I would come again for a one night getaway to detach from the daily grind. I felt refreshed after my stay.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah K.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

Such beautiful views and privacy, we were only there one night but we enjoyed our time there and would recommend it to others. A heck of a drive up the mountain but worth it!

#5 Private Gated Hideaway w/ Views!
Hipcamper Tay

Super private and remote

Tay S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 14th, 2021

This location is awesome - it’s super private, beautiful views, well maintained and even provide you with a picnic table and trash can. However, since I was traveling solo with my 2 dogs, I was a little intimidated by how remote it and surrounding wildlife. This location would be great for a couple!

Hipcamper Jose
Jose F.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

This is a beautiful site! Great views of Watsonville, Monterey and Gilroy plus clear sky for enjoying the stars. Be mindful the dirt road leading to the campsite may not be appropriate for cars with low ground clearance. I also recommend bringing a pop-up canopy as the site does not have shade. The hosts we’re responsive and helpful.

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