19 reviews


Nicole J.

5May 2023

I had a fantastic experience. Arthur is an amazing, diligent, imperturbable host. His comprehensive orientation goes over everything you need to know, backed up by the "why" for the reasoning/rules which I always appreciate. You can tell he really, really cares about making sure you have a great experience, it shines in the wonderful little details from the camp chairs to the hot cocoa to the hammock. I definitely overpacked because I didn't expect a van kitchen to include measuring spoons and a strainer, but it did. The bed is super comfy for a good night sleep, and also great for relaxing and reading in some down time. It's clear that Arthur put a lot of thought and made many exact measurements in order to make so many aspects of life fit so well into the space of a van, especially with the spacious feel that Betsy has. He even asks for feedback so he can make things even better. That'd be pretty hard, though. In short Arthur is great, Betsy is fabulous, and Duckie is fun, five stars all around.

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Hannah P.

5October 2022

Such an amazing experience renting from Arthur! He was so prompt, thoughtful, and thorough! His orientation process was great and the van was rented with everything we possibly needed. We would love renting from him anytime- and he has awesome restaurant recommendations to boot (try Imm Thai if you’re in Berkeley)!

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Hudson S.

5June 2022

Renting Betsy (the van) from Arthur was an exceptionally pleasant experience. I appreciated how dialed in Betsy was and how clearly labeled the controls were for things like the water pump. I had a wonderful time visiting many longtime friends in Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Vallejo, as well as a couple nights at hot springs. Arthur is a special person and cares about the experience his renters have. Also… I am tall (6’3”) and the bed was super comfy and plenty big.
Thank you Arthur!

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Shawn M.

5June 2022

The trip was awesome and Arthur was very accommodating. The van drives very smoothly and was very comfortable for the two of us and our puppy, Wiley.

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Sean E.

5June 2022

This was our first experience using Outdoorsy and renting a van in general and Arthur and his awesome Sprinter made it one of the most memorable trips we've ever had! He went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for our excursion down the coast, and was very accommodating and responsive to any questions we had. The van was very clean, the custom layout is very well designed, and above all, it was comfortable and well stocked for our 4 day trip! I would definitely rent again and highly recommend renting with Arthur and his Sprinter!

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Sze C.

5May 2022

I had the pleasure of renting Arthur's Mercedes Sprinter this May, 2022. It was my first experience doing #VanLife and he was very friendly and thorough going every single detail to make sure I have the best road trip experience. He provided many suggestions around my route and where to park/sleep safely. He was very patient and responsive to my questions even during weekend. The van is fully stocked with all essential items such as blankets, duvets, cookwares, eating utensils, and cleaning supplies. I like everything about the van such as the digital rear view mirror, moonroof, string light, van insulation system, large storage space, etc. I can tell that he puts a lot of heart and soul designing the van, and making sure his guests (or VanLifers) have the best experience and memory. I'd definitely rent from him again. Thanks for the wonderful experience Arthur! 🚙 🌴 🏔

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Kelly O.

5March 2022

We had a great time in this van. It was our first time using Outdoorsy and Arthur was very helpful and responsive. We would rent from him again!

Carolyn J.

5February 2022

I had a wonderful trip! Everything was as described -- all the systems worked well, in this very comfortable and well-equipped van. Having a hot shower available was awesome, as was the very functional kitchen. Arthur was very friendly, provided a thorough overview of all the features and systems, and was accessible by phone the whole time. He was flexible about timing and was just great to work with. Thinking of doing my own van conversion, and Arthur had a lot of helpful ideas on the subject. I would not hesitate to recommend working with Arthur and renting his van!

Topiary L.

5January 2022

Arthur is a wonderful host. He is welcoming and very accommodating. He walked us through all the details of the van, added lots of little amenities and made sure that we would be both safe and comfortable. The van is really cool -- so smartly designed. The stove is great and we had a lot of fun cooking. And the bed is super comfortable.

Jessica C.

5December 2021

We had such a lovely time with Betsy! She drives like a dream for an older rig and got us to our destinations safely. The van is WELL equipped and has super sweet upgrades - LOVED the lighting, radio system, and rear view mirror. We thoroughly enjoyed the amenities and the layout. It's super cozy and homey feeling, and was perfect for our little holiday getaway. The bed in particular was a HIGHLIGHT. It was so comfortable and we had a good night's sleep each night. A comfy bed makes a world of difference after driving on the road for hours. We also appreciated being able to travel with our pups and Arthur even packed us some doggy treats!

Wei S.

5November 2021

Arthur is an awesome host. He is flexible and resourceful! This is our very first boondocking experience with a class B van. Arthur did a great job on walking us through his rig. We stayed at the dispersed campsite he suggested and had a lot of fun with his van at the national forest near Yosemite. This van is equipped with all the essentials and luxury items such coffee grounder, pour over coffee maker and Nutribullet! The van handled unpaved road beautifully. A full tank water is good for two full days for two with hot shower. We just love it! Thanks, Arthur and your van!

Tom R.

5November 2021

Great long weekend road trip with my son in Arthur’s awesome “Climber - Surfer” Transit Van. Roomy and comfortable, drives well, and lots of amenities. Arthur is a real pleasure to work with - he cares for his guests

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Nathan Y.

5October 2021

Had an amazing time in Yosemite with the van! She’s reliable and cozy. Loved stopping by viewpoints, opening the side door, and cooking in front of an open view. At night, we would pull out the TV, drink wine, and watch netflix (still love technology). Arthur is also super accommodating and was just focused on us having a great time. Smores were a plus!!

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Angie E.

5September 2021

I had a great trip with ol' Bets!! Equipped with everything you would need for a great trip! Quaint and cozy! Side note-It's not a Mercedes, but she's a great little dodge, I believe.

Susan S.

5September 2021

What an amazing and easy going experience! From the time we booked until dropping off, Arthur was available to answer any questions we had. His van is fully stocked with all the essentials and then some, super comfortable, and spotlessly clean. He even sent us off with s'mores supplies! So thoughtful, thorough, and easy going. The van was perfect for two people or a couple, easy and fun to drive. What a cozy home for a week! We love Arthur, he ROCKS, and cannot wait to book again in the future. Thank you so much!!!

Daniel S.

5September 2021

Arthur is the man - a fantastic host! He was quick (often way too quick) in answering our many texts/questions throughout our stay, and was super helpful in providing suggestions on where to park/visit/sleep/etc. He also offered a generous supply of cooking basics (oil, spices, coffee) and a massive haul of s'mores essentials that we regrettably did not eat. Couldn't recommend enough.