Big Island Bertha the Cozy Campervan

4.819 reviews
Camper vanKailua-Kona, HI
2 guests
Sleeps 2
17.75 ft. long
Pet friendly

Bertha is a newly-converted 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 camper van with a stunning interior for a cozy home-away-from-home experience. With brand new, high-end components and features, make your adventure around the Big Island meaningful during the day and restful at night.

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Complete with a dreamy micro-foam full bed, ventilation fan, ceiling lights, electrical outlets, chest fridge (with a freezer component), portable stove, swivel seats and swivel table (so you can eat inside if it's raining), compostable toilet, foot pump sink (with a 6 gallon tank) and an manual foot pump outdoor shower to meet all your needs as you explore the road less traveled around the island.

With tons of storage below the bed for suitcases, beach toys, and more, you’ll be able to pack in everything you need!

What's included

Bertha includes: fresh linens, towels, kitchenware and cookware (skillets, pots, bowls), coffee grinder and french press, basic spices, utensils, a can opener, wine opener, garlic press, grater, cooking spoons, as well as a portable camping stove and butane (can cook inside or outside), and an outdoor mat to help keep things clean.

For additional charges, Bertha can include:
Two camping/beach chairs
Large beach umbrella
Surf board
Inflatable Paddle Board
Two boogie boards
Two floatation inner-tubes

Some details you won’t see, but will benefit from include non-toxic havelock sheeps wool insulation to keep the van cooler longer, prevent moisture, and reduce noise from outside while you sleep.

Recommendations

They don’t call the island of Hawai’i “The Big Island” for nothing - it’s huge! Exploring via camper van is one of the best ways to see all the sites and avoid excessive driving (and costs) between your lodging and next adventure.

If you’ve rented a camper van on the mainland before, you should know it’s a little different on the Big Island. It’s technically illegal to sleep in a vehicle in public spaces. I have put together a map of spots on the island where you could park overnight - secret spots, campgrounds that you will need to obtain a permit beforehand, and places to park in a pinch. My renters have had no issues with just a little bit of forethought and being mindful of where I park overnight. I give you everything you need to plan in advance (the more you prep, the better your stay will be!).

Other things to note

Pickup and Drop off: Pickup is after 4pm or later and dropped off by 10 am.

Pets are welcome!
If you can find a festival, you are welcome to take her there!
No smoking

Prohibited areas:
Due to Bertha not having 4WD, you are not permitted to take her to Makalawena Beach, Green Sands Beach, Waipio Valley, or past the Visitor Center at Mauna Kea. You may hire local services to take you to these locations in a 4x4 vehicle. The van is equipped with a GPS that will alert us if she is in any of these locations, at which point you will be fined $1,000 in addition to the cost of any damage to the vehicle (which there undoubtedly will be, assuming you are even able to get the van back to the road, which you will not).


Features

2017 Ram Promaster
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Outside Shower
  • Toilet
  • Generator
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Sink

Meet your host, Bri

Member since 2021

Sun + Salt is a luxury campervan business based on Hawaii island.

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Music festival friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Unlimited generator hours

Pets are welcome!
If you can find a festival, you are welcome to take her there!
No smoking.

24/7 roadside assistance
Learn more about Roadside Assistance

Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Beach Essentials
2 beach chairs and an umbrella
$13.40
/each
Boogie Boards
$20.10
/each
Early Check-in
Checked in early after confirming with Bri
$67.00
/each

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There’s a 4 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Weekly (7-29 nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (30+ nights): 14.9% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $1,608.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $268.00. We completely clean and inspect the van after each use. This fee covers cleaning and replacing linens and towels, sanitizing surfaces, and dumping and prepping grey water tanks for the sink.
Big Island Bertha the Cozy Campervan

Dates




Reviews

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Cleanliness

4.8

Maintenance

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Value

4.8

Listing Accuracy

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Guest photos

Johanna E.

December 20225

Bri’s answer

Mahalo Johanna! :)

Maanihera K.

December 20224

Katie F.

November 20225

Bri’s answer

Mahalo for your generosity, Katie

Lydia M.

October 20224

Bertha was a great adventure companion, getting us everywhere we could possibly want to go on the big island safely, conveniently, and comfortably! Bri was incredibly responsive and supportive throughout the trip! We had a great time!

Bri’s answer

thanks so much Lydia! It was fun to cross paths too! ✨

Sam H.

October 20225

Bertha was such a great way to end our honeymoon! Got to see the whole island in style and comfort - would love to rent again!

Bri’s answer

Mahalo Sam! So glad you had a great trip for your honeymoon :)

2 Photos submitted by Sam H.

Julian D.

September 20225

The big island can be a lot to do, specially if you are planning to to back to your stay by the end of the day. Thanks to Bertha, we were able to sleep at our destinations. We were able to easily sleep near volcanoes national park and the beach and cook our own meals. I definitely recommend.

3 Photos submitted by Julian D.



Location

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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