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Your Own Private Campground!

· Aptos, Santa Cruz, California
10 acres hosted by Derek H.
1 lodging site
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Derek is a Star Host
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Cute little trailer on a 10 acre farm property. Located just off of scenic highway 1 on a historic property is your very own private campsite. Deck, fire pit, and outdoor shower available. You will be close to world class surfing, hiking, and beaches. Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur are close by as well. Our property was a historic winery back in the 1800's and is now a charming bed and breakfast. Great for up to 2 guests and one dog. Pets are allowed with notice at time of booking!Pull right up to the deck of your private campsite located on our private 10 acre estate. The property was once the site of one of the first wineries in Santa Cruz County. The trailer has heat, A/C, toilet a small kitchen and bathroom and outdoor shower. There is also a queen size memory foam mattress, a dinette for eating, working, etc. and a Smart TV with wifi. The deck has chairs and a gas firepit. Nisene Marks Reedwoods State Park is a quick 2 miles away with amazing hiking and mountain bike trails. Capitola Village is 3 exits away up highway 1 and Carmel and Monterey are about 45 minutes south. Note: the queen size mattress is a queen RV style, which is 73 inches long so if you’re over 6 feet tall, you may need to fold out the dinette bed and sleep slightly diagonally.
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Aptos, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun), Ohlone, and Awaswas First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Derek H.Joined in May 2023
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
16 ratings · 12 reviews
Dr. Jacqueline D.recommends
January 28, 2024
Your Own Private Campsite!
Super cute property and nice private campsite. Great location. Everything was clean and nice. We really enjoyed the deck and fire pit in the evening.
Mohsen A.recommends
November 26, 2023
Your Own Private Campsite!
Had an amazing camping experience at Derek's RV! The picturesque scene on his land added a touch of magic to the adventure. Grateful for the warm hospitality, and our puppy loved every moment too. Highly recommend for a unique getaway! 🏕️ #CampingMagic
Chahyung H.recommends
November 21, 2023
Your Own Private Campsite!
Easy access, beautiful quiet site with privacy. Amazing amenities. Really enjoyed our stay and walk around the site on a trail. The host was very responsive. Highly recommend.
Kaithleen A.recommends
November 6, 2023
Your Own Private Campsite!
Derek's trailer was more than what we needed for our quick weekend getaway. It provided everything we needed for a cozy experience.
Mervin H.recommends
November 4, 2023
Your Own Private Campsite!
I will never go back to traditional camping for my yearly anniversary ever again. My partner and I were totally convinced after this, we rather now have a relaxed camping or "glamping" anytime. We absolutely love the regional area; it situates in the outskirts of Santa Cruz, in the Aptos woods but still very much tamed compared to like Mendocino wayyy up north. Camper trailer itself had all the amenities and commodities in a tiny travel home and it felt that way, homey! We had some very minor water issue with the trailer bathroom in the middle of the night and we thought it would be handled in the morning. But instead, our host, Derek, came over as soon as I sent a message and fixed the issue in less than 5 minutes! Very friendly and astute guy. The area surrounding the trailer grounds is near Sand Rock Farm, an event lodging, usually popular for events like weddings. Which says a lot of the area; beautiful modern woodsy atmosphere. There is also a small trail around the woods property for a morning walk or jog. No strange critters or wild vermins, nothing encountered except the very sweet and friendly dogs from the owners. The only minor inconvenience, but to be honest is not even comparable to the great experience we had. We advice future campers to arrive during the day. Arriving at night can be a bit difficult to spot the property entrance without GPS. Other than that, we enjoy our experience and would be our top choice to return to. Thanks Derek!
Lloyd W.recommends
October 10, 2023
Your Own Private Campsite!
Grounds and camper were spotless, great host. I was visited by a buck and owls late at night and some hummingbirds in the morning. Easy access, good WiFi. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again!
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