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Bella Foret (beautiful forest)

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· Portola Valley, San Mateo, California
2 acres hosted by Bella F.
5 tent sites
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Bella Foret, “beautiful forest” A Gem Nestled along La Honda creek between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay . Dog and other friendly, attached hiking trails to waterfalls, creek from property. Owner lives on site. some sites allow fires in permitted fire pits. (local wood only!) All inclusive campsites including toilet, outdoor shower and kitchen. Electricity and potable water provided. Sites limited to 2-3 person tent and quiet hours are strictly adhered.
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Princess Sairah C.recommends
July 8, 2024
River View Site (site 1)
You must visit!
My boyfriend and I spent our 1 year anniversary here and Julie & Ray made it so special for us! They were very hospitable, welcoming, and accommodating. They showed us around and made us feel comfortable. The nature was gorgeous and the spot that it was in was private and tucked in. We hiked and Bella took us to the trail she usually goes on. I will definitely recommend this to my family & friends and i look forward to coming here again myself!
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Myley B.recommends
July 8, 2024
Memorial Site (site 2)
Being in the redwoods was wonderful. There was a creek below the campsites that my pup had a great time playing in. The owner and staff member were very accommodating and helpful. It was all around a good time.
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Christine C.recommends
July 7, 2024
Bella Friends/Family Site -site 3/4
Hidden gem with the kindest hosts!
We absolutely loved our camping experience at Bella's land. Not only is the campground filled of hidden gems, like little hammocks, nooks, and outdoor cooking & lounging spaces, but the hosts were sweet enough to cook breakfast for those staying at the campgrounds every morning. And they don't skimp on these breakfasts! - We're talking sausage croissants, peach french toasts, and more. It's a little community of different camp sites on the property so it also facilitates a nice communal living experience. Super dog friendly and we loved meeting everyone on the campground - humans and animals alike :)
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Georgia S.recommends
July 7, 2024
raft site
The creek site was so unique, quiet and I loved every minute of it. It’s a very special place. The hosts, Julie and Ray, are very kind and welcoming. It was lovely to chat with them. I will think about my stay here forever and recommend anyone looking for a serene, fun and welcoming spot to camp in
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Lou D.doesn't recommend
July 7, 2024
River View Site (site 1)
The site was way smaller than we expected-- when we saw that it would fit a 6.5 x 8 tent, we figured that would be with room for camping chairs. That was not the case. The spot was pretty much only big enough for a tent. Additionally, the site is listed as private. It's not really. While it is away from other camp sites, it overlooks a fairly busy trail through the property, and for the short time we were there, people walked through it several times. Finally, the treck down to the spot is dangerous. It's an extremely steep dirt downgrade (although portions are stone). On the stone portion, some of the stones are loose. Overall, I would absolutely not recommend this spot. Pros-- the host was communicative, and the indoor facilities looked nice. Disclaimer- we ended up not staying the night due to the aforementioned issues, so I can't really say anything to the experience of staying at the site.
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Stefan M.recommends
July 5, 2024
River View Site (site 1)
Great site and hosts
The campsite was amazing, with lots of shade, and the hosts were super friendly. We used the bbq grill and outdoor shower, and had breakfast at the house in the morning, and everything was great. As stated in the listing, it is a bit of a hike from your car to your tent; we didn’t mind, but be aware. Overall, 5 stars out of 5!
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Portola Valley, San Mateo, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ohlone, Ramaytush, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Bella F.

Joined in March 2024
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