1982 Volkswagen Westfalia "Buttercup"

  • Sleeps 4
  • Length 17ft
  • Year 1982
Newark, CA
21 reviews

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About this RV

My Westfalia "Buttercup" was picked up in Great Falls Montana in 2017 and driven here to the Bay Area with my 9 year old co-pilot. What an adventure! The road trip/camping was a blast. Glad to report we made it safe and sound but it was not without some drama. Her ticker (engine) was not the best and she needed more than a few tows to get us on home. Since we've been home I have had her engine, transmission, tires, shocks, clutch, fuel pump, brakes and propane tank replaced. I am happy to say she is now road worthy. My Buttercup is not for the faint of heart. She has manual transmission, no power steering, no power windows, and no air-conditioning. This is a "Westy" adventure that you will remember fondly for years to come. You will truly enjoy the unique driving and camping experience of this classic wonder. You could drive a more updated camper van but they are not as cool or fun to drive as my Buttercup. Everyone loves the Westfalia. It makes people smile and dream, more than any other camper van can. We just completed another road trip (with no drama) and have nothing but great memories to share. We are now regular campers and just love all her features. The best is the pop up top that allows us to sleep under the stars in style and comfort. Other features include a working propane stove, a sink, a small refrigerator (works best with electric hookup), and captain chair up front. If you like camping off the grid, as I do, don't worry she is equipped with a solar panel and dual batteries. We were only two on our recent adventure but feel she will fit 3-4 comfortably.

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RV details

1982 Volkswagen Westfalia

17 feet
Transmission: Manual



No pets allowed
No festivals allowed
No smoking allowed


Cancellation policy Flexible

  • Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking, as long as you cancel more than 14 days before departure.
  • If cancelled more than 5 days prior to departure:
    • Insurance is refunded
    • 100% of the booking total is refunded
    • The service fee is not refunded
  • If cancelled at least 5 days prior to departure:
    • Insurance is refunded
    • 75% of the booking total is refunded
    • The service fee is not refunded


Unlimited mileage included


$233.38 per night
$219.09 per night
6.1% discount
$219.09 per night
6.1% discount
Minimum stay
2 nights
Refundable security deposit



21 Reviews

February 2021

We had a great time going north on hw1 with buttercup. Patricia was extremely helpful up front and provided everything you‘d need on a trip. 100% recommend.

Gianna Marschmann

February 2021

Highly recommended! This was our first experience with a "Westy", and Patricia made it super-easy for us. The pickup experience was very thorough. We started off with a tour of the inside and made sure we knew how everything worked there. On the interior, everything was 100% (stove, fridge, pop-up, beds, etc.), and the van was very clean. Then she put me in the driver's seat and we went for a …

David Stern

November 2020

My son and I had an absolute blast in this classic Westfalia. We had a fun drive from the Bay Area to Yosemite Valley where we won style points for the coolest camper in Upper Pines campground. She handled great and was the perfect base camp for us as we explored Yosemite. Patricia is a superhost and equipped the Westfalia with all the little extras you may need on a camping trip. The van was spotless and well maintained. Look forward to renting her again!

Ken Diashyn

November 2020

Rented Buttercup for a family birthday camp event! My daughter was thrilled to have a classic Westfalia van to sleep in. Patricia was a super communicator and was quick to respond to all messages😊

Buttercup is a classic old camper and seems “younger than her years”. She held up well next to the Metris pop top in the photo!

Thanks Patricia (and Buttercup) for making this Covid birthday a memorable one!!

Tami Becker

October 2020

We rented Buttercup to camp in when we went to Yosemite to elope for the week. We had a great time (minus the broken back window, sorry Patricia!) Patricia provided everything that we could need - folding chairs, pot, pan, silverware, utensils, paper towels, toilet paper, sleeping bags, pillows, fans, towels...! Patricia was so easy to communicate with and very understanding. Would definitely rent Buttercup again!

Sarah Vernier

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