Hipcamp host N & S S.,
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Looking for adventure seeking nature lovers to enjoy the paradise we’ve created. Please read entire listing before booking! Resting at 2,800’ feet approximately an hour away from the hustle and bustle. This parcel of land is limited to four sites. Each site is designed to maximize campers privacy. Rent one site or all four sites for your own privately gated camping

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Looking for adventure seeking nature lovers to enjoy the paradise we’ve created. Please read entire listing before booking! Resting at 2,800’ feet approximately an hour away from the hustle and bustle. This parcel of land is limited to four sites. Each site is designed to maximize campers privacy. Rent one site or all four sites for your own privately gated camping experience. Access to all four sites is through a private locked gate. Hidden away at the end of the campsite driveway, this site includes a Picnic table, trash can, propane firepit & water are provided at each site. Walking trail as well to expanded group tent camping area. Bring your own propane or add it as an extra and it will be hooked up ready to go.

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

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 (Minimum) two day getaway retreat.

The trip to the site will begin with a three mile drive on a private dirt road. Plan on arriving before sunset, unless you’re a seasoned camper. 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. Although the mountains are generally quiet and peaceful it is possible to hear sounds such as chainsaws, gunshots, motorcycles, other automobiles, birds chirping, laughter, etc. It is generally very quiet once the sun goes down. Cell service is good on these sites.

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.

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 on leash. Enjoy your time howling at the moon, star gazing, bird watching/wildlife viewing, or relaxing with your favorite libation.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
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
Back-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send N & S a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • 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
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at #2 Private Shaded w/ Walking Trail in California.

Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper James
James K.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Such a great option for a quick impromptu overnight camping getaway! The spot was easy to find thanks to the simple yet thorough directions provided, the sites were well spaced out for privacy and had nice touches like a propane fire pit (so nice to have a safe fire despite there being high fire danger everywhere in CA... and your clothes don't smell like smoke three washes later), central loo, complimentary bug repellent (there were some black flies and wasps, but I've experienced much, much worse). Even the picnic table was painted! Didn't have the opportunity to meet the the hosts N&S, but they responded super promptly to texts and seemed super friendly. Would definitely stay again and for a longer period of time.

Hipcamper Judy

As advertised and then some

Judy P.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

It was everything it was advertised as. it was PRIVATE without spillover noise from the other campsites. Definitely shaded and when the sun crossed over the sight you could just follow the shade a little bit up the trail and find cool comfort all day...very convenient. And yes it was a nice little walking trail. The hosts, while not there to personally welcome, left a welcome note with some extras you might be needing if you aren't completely prepared for the sun or bugs. It is quite a drive on some semi rough unpaved road but I've been on much worse. The sights were large with easy access for parking. If you have a trailer and don't mind the drive, these sites are all perfect for trailers. Plenty of turn-around room and room to move your vehicle to get the perfect angle. Sight #1 had the best view of the valley but all the sites were thoughtfully set-up for the guests. The sites were clearly marked to get you into the right spot without a bunch of guidance. They are working on the wasp/yellow jacket problem and actually, Uvas Canyon, the weekend before, was more of swarm fest than my Valley View campsite so it wasn't bad at all. Each site has a nice picnic table and a propane fire pit. My picnic table was painted very nicely and had a wonderful design that perfect for the campsite. Everything was very clean when I arrived and that can't be easy around all that dust. Oh yeah, there is dusty dirt but what do you think is on top of a mountain...and you are on the very top of the mountain. A clean porta potty is centrally located so you don't feel like your intruding on any other campsites. A truly beautiful spot and great for families or single camping. Highly recommend this one.

Hipcamper Meg

Wasp the matter?

Meg F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 11th, 2021

Unbelievable views, great location, total privacy. Unfortunately, the thousands of yellow jacket wasps who reside on the property do not like to share any of the amenities.
Anytime while the sun is out the wasps are out too, and because there is a strict no fire rule here you cannot "smoke them out" (though we did see our neighbors try their best to do just that.)
This is a two night minimum campsite, but all of our guests (whom we paid for per person and per vehicle) left on the first day. We saw another group of campers leave a whole day early too.
We stayed, mainly because we an obligation in the area on Sunday, and there weren't any vacancies within our budget nearby. We did have to leave the campsite for the entirety of the day time, and only returned once the sun had gone down (the bees are inactive during the night.) Of course, Sunday we wised up and left before the sun rose, completely checked out by 7AM. Our kids and dogs hid in the car while we hurried to pack up our camp that we never even got to use (other than the bee shelter tent.)
There are probably ten wasp traps scattered throughout the property, that do little to combat this major issue. An exterminator might do the trick, but I imagine due to the location (near a state park) they might be limited on what they can actually do to fight them.
However, this doesn't excuse the lack of warning from the owners, as had we known we would not be able to access our campsite at all during the daytime, we would not have booked here.
All in all one dog and one kid were stung. Not at all what we were expecting, and honestly a major let down for our whole family, as we were really just trying to spend some time together after being separated for months due to covid. So what can I say? Book at your own risk, but BEE CAREFUL.

Hipcamper N & S
Response from N & S, the Host, on August 14th, 2021

Thanks Meg, We created these campsites for families just like yours. Our children are too young to be vaccinated, so we are still in quarantine. When quarantine started, even with all our land, we felt trapped. Looking down on the lights of the city we were inspired to make a safe vacation experience for people (especially families) to enjoy. Did you get the welcome letter? Did you get the hand written note at your site? We are here 7 days a week to service campers. In both letters we ask you to please contact us if any issues arise. For example, we could have moved your family to another location just down the road, with amazing views of Monterey Bay. Our hearts go out to you for the difficulty you encountered when it was unnecessary. We would have moved heaven and earth to make sure you had a great vacation. Site #3 & #4 offer one night availability, hence why they were leaving. We strategically placed the traps to lure the wasps away from the site. We noticed that one trap was relocated to the site itself. This action transformed your site into bait. Happy camping :)

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff W.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

This campground is great. Clean and quiet, spectacular views, I love having the water spicket so close to the bench to was dishes. The flies, bees and mosquitoes were a bit relentless at times, but the bug spray did the job.

Hipcamper Kristen

Great time at valley view!

Kristen S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

We had a really great time at Valley View. Noah and Sarah were excellent hosts. The spot was super clean and well maintained. They had complimentary sunscreen and bug repellent for us and even a deck of cards! They had a table gas fire pit which was really nice since there’s a fire ban so only gas is allowed. We stayed at site 2 and the sites were well spaced apart and still felt private. We could fit our 25 ft travel trailer, two trucks and a tent comfortably with enough room to hang out around the fire. Since we had the trailer we didn’t need to use the restroom there but it’s my understanding it wasn’t the run of the mill porta-potty and was flushable much like an rv restroom. We walked a little down the road after the turquoise gate and saw a beautiful sunset. Would definitely stay here again. Notes for successful camping: definitely bring bug spray. There are lots of mosquitoes. There are also some annoying flies that were out during peak heat. We came up from the Mt Madonna side of Summit. The last part of the drive is on a dirt road and is pretty bumpy. Towing, it was helpful to have 4wd. there were some tight turns. I don’t think I’d bring a trailer much longer than our 25’ (about 29’ with the tongue). Also it’s about 3.8 miles after the pavement to the site itself. I was worried we passed the gate and we didn’t. We have Verizon and got service from site 2, thought it was intermittent on the way up.

Amenities include: a gas fire table, picnic table, trash and newly installed water spigot.Beautiful sunset view near the campsite. Morning view from the short walking trail#2 Private Shaded w/ Walking Trail
Hipcamper Vladimir R.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021
Property
Silicon Valley View
State
California
Country
United States
$85/night
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