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Camp Jaron

· Santa Clara, California
19 acres hosted by Michael J.
1 lodging site
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Amazing views
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Completely private 19 acres to explore while only being 10 min from downtown Los Gatos (FYI has great cell reception). We have a small cabin that has a mattress that sleeps 2 and a futon below for 1. Also plenty of flat empty land to pitch tents. There is a compost toilet and an outdoor shower with running hot water. There is plenty of room to explore, half of the property is pretty dense wilderness but the main half has hammocks, slack line, fire pit, bbq, tables, etc. *FYI due to the steep driveway (see pic) the property is only accessible by AWD or 4-wheel drive SUV or truck; cars, vans, or RVs will not be able to make it (if you are not sure please ask before booking).We have an awesome cabin that sleeps 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs on the futon (and potentially 1-2 more on the floor if needed). On top of that there is plenty of open space to pitch a tent anywhere you would like. We have a beautiful tiled floor outhouse that has a compost toilet, running sink water (non-potable) and a separate shower area with running hot water. The place is great for a couple or a large group as its is completely private, you can park many SUV/trucks and pitch many tents on the property. There are some trails and some things to explore on the property too. We are only 10 min from downtown Los Gatos, 10 min from the reservoir and close to many hiking and biking trails. Things to keep in mind: you need a 4 wheel drive or AWD SUV/truck to drive up the driveway, do not attempt in a car, van or RV (if you are not sure please check with me), only access the driveway after turning around above the property (access only coming down the mountain). There is poison oak so be aware and we recommend long pants for hiking on the property. The water comes from rain barrels that we refill from our well, so it is not limitless (please conserve), the water is non-drinkable (probably fine if you are boiling it). There is also no street parking, the nearest spot is at the bottom of the mountain (2 miles away), so if you have a large party or visitors make sure someone has a 4 wheel drive SUV to drive them onto the property as it is to far to walk.
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Santa Clara, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tamien Nation, Ohlone, Awaswas, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Michael J.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%
13 ratings · 12 reviews
Amy W.recommends
December 8, 2023
Camp Jaron
Wonderful weekend, perfect spot close to Castle Rock SP
Jasmine D.recommends
November 26, 2023
Camp Jaron
We couldn't have asked for a better stay for our Thanksgiving trip! The cabin was perfect for our little family, and there was plenty of space for additional tent campers. I'm so impressed by all of the thoughtful details on the property, and would absolutely stay here again. We were also able to get in a nice hike at the nearby Bear Creek Open Space Preserve (~10-15 mins away). Thank you for some great memories!
Alex G.recommends
November 20, 2023
Camp Jaron
Local Camping Trip
Place was great! Perfect for for a rainy weekend. Michael is a very responsive host and made sure we had everything we needed. The directions were spot on and we had a very pleasant experience overall. Dallas the dog loved it too as he had a warm place to chill away from rain and cold. Great hiking trails near by with amazing views! We will definitely come again and highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet private camping site with all the amenities one would need.
Josephine A.recommends
November 12, 2023
Camp Jaron
Camp Jaron had it all !! Micheal thought of every little detail!! We will be back soon ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Brendan R.recommends
October 22, 2023
Camp Jaron
Great experience for our group of 18. Fire pit is great. Road is really hard to get up so if you don’t have 4 wheel drive I wouldn’t attempt. Great views and solitude.
Vineet W.recommends
October 11, 2023
Camp Jaron
Cute Spot
It's a sweet little place in a quaint area without being too far from town. Pretty Views. The bathroom+shower set up is nice. Little tricky coming up the dirt road. Bumped my SUV coming in and out, despite being careful. Watch out for the flies when its hot. Appreciate Michael's communication skills.
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