1981 Volkswagen Westy "Twist"

52 reviews
Camper vanComox, BC
4 guests
Sleeps 4
14.5 ft. long
Offers delivery

The iconic and nostalgic 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Campervan named Twist. 4 speed manual, Subaru turbo powered for a reliable and comfortable roadtrip experience. This Westy was meticulously restored and rebuilt allwhile maintaining its classic exterior and interior appearance.
Sleeps 4 comfortably with a queen size upper bunk and twin size lower bed. Comfortable and luxurious feather pillows supplied with high thread count sheets for upper and lower beds. It has a 2 burner propane stove, 50Litre ARB fridge with adjustable temperature, 40L water tank with sink and on demand tap. 50amp hour Lithium house battery with a 100 watt flexible solar panel for extended stays. Electrical hookup for 110v services. 4 USB plugs for device charging. Full yet simple set of cooking supplies and utensils. Tons of storage. Front Seats swivel for a comfortable dining experience.
2 bike rack, paddleboard, and roof box can be supplied if requested at an extra cost.
Location for pickup is a short distance from the Comox Airport and the Little River Ferry Terminal. Courtenay is only 10 min away and Island Link offers transit to Courtenay from Victoria, Nanaimo, and Campbell River. I can also arrange pickup and dropoff for rates as described in the following section.
What's included1 x queen size sheet
1 x twin size sheet
2 x feather pillows
1 x 2" twin size memory foam sleep pad
2 camping chairs
1 pot
1 pan
2- 4 plates, forks, spoons, knives, etc.
1 solar panel
1 lil buddy heater
1 green propane canister
RecommendationsI recommend this rig to those seeking to explore all of Vancouver Island. This van tends to find itself often in Tofino as it completes the full canadian surf city experience. Check out all that the coast lines have to offer such as Union Bay, Campbell River, and Port MacNeil. Explore Sooke and Port Renfrew.
This van has been all through the United States and to the tip of the Baja Peninsula and back. It is incredibly versatile and offers renters the absolute most unique road trip experience of a lifetime.
Other things to noteThis van is incredibly unique in every way and was very carefully built and deeply loved. There will be rules pertaining to how it is driven and where it is driven, to preserve its vintage qualities and its condition. No forestry roads unfortunately. If you have never driven a manual you will not be driving this van.


1981 Volkswagen T3 Westfalia
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 40 L
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 50 L
  • Manual transmission


  • Outside Shower
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • CD Player
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Dining Table

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Rules and policies

  • Not pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 120 free kilometers / day
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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

2 Bicycle Bike rack
/per day
Paddle Board
Isle Fiberglass paddle board with leash, paddle, and PFD
/per day
Yakima Roofbox
Roofbox to store extra gear
/per day

Availability and rates


There’s a 2 night minimum stay

  • Security deposit: $750.00 (refundable)
1981 Volkswagen Westy "Twist"




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Brandon B.

September 20215

What an awesome Westy! Matt was an absolute all star and easy to communicate with. The van is in great shape, drives well, and is a hell of a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a unique experience in a classic vehicle! Thanks Matt!

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Cecilia G.

September 20215

The van was perfect for 2, in very good condition. Mat was a great host and we had a perfect briefing on the van before the trip, and follow up during the trip.
Twist is the best, it’s a really fun van and if we go back on the island it will be with this van for sure.


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Comox, British Columbia

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