Suzanne the Camper Van

4.77 reviews
Camper vanNewmarket, ON
6 guests
Sleeps 4
18 ft. long

*Parliamo italiano*Check our Instagram, more pictures & details thereSuzanne is a time machine and an antique beauty. It has all original upholstery & decor, classic cassette tapes, vintage dishes & accessories and an amazing, homey feel. The plush golden swivel Captain's chairs and sofas, as well as the factory privacy tinted windows, will transport you back to the 1970s.Amazing bits:
- Everything original where possible
- Carefully curated collection of kitsch
- All safety equip. is new & modern
- Almost $20,000 invested in repairs & improvements in the last couple of years
- Couch folds into double sized bed
- Pull-out bunk stays out of the way until needed
- Private bathroom w/ toilet
- Cooking area w/ sink, stove, drawers, cupboards & fridge
- Propane furnace
- Propane / AC fridge
- Propane stove
- 2 x 140AH batteries
- 2000 w inverter
- DC to DC battery charger
- 6 x 120V power ports
- 37L water tank
- 37L waste tank
- All new safety equip.
Included Extras:
- Road safety/emergency kit
- Cassette tape deck & aux adapter
- Vintage dishes, cutlery, pots & pans
- Linens/towels, pillows, light/heavy blankets incl.
To know:
- Sleeps 4 but it'll be cozy! 2 is better or 2+2 kids
- Approx 20-25L/100km hwy, 30-35L/100km city
- Can handle short dirt road trips but Nothing off-road
*If you need a few extra nights, before your long flight back home, we have a brand new guest bedroom available, with a Queen bed, a 40" TV, and all the comforts you need to recharge your tired bones, after a few weeks spent camping in the Canadian wild!*What's included- The van is filled with 70s-original furnishings, vintage dinnerware and cooking gear plus a box of amazing 80s original cassette tapes from the second owner.
- All linens included (bedding, blankets, towels, facecloths, teatowels, dishcloths)
- Most of your kitchen basics needed are in the van, including soaps, spices, oil, sugar, cooking gadgets, coffee setup (italian or turkish mokas are extra-charge), pots, pans, cutting boards, knives etc
- Safety gear package included (jumper cables, flagging and hi-vis safety gear, etc)
- New tires and brakes, plus a ton of engine work
I can provide camping gear (chairs, propane bbq, hitch carrier, etc) for a small extra fee.
RecommendationsPerfect vintage rig for a retro adventure with your friends, kids or family. Relive your childhood or just show your kids how it used to be done. We've worked hard to keep it original and preserve the classic 70s feel of the entire experience.We've toured Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, Coast to Coast BC to ON and the ON cottage country plenty of times in her and she is really a gorgeous girl, treat her like you would treat your grandma please! Other things to noteIt's a vintage van, so be understanding of that. Everything works and she's inspected, fixed and nursed back to amazing shape, but she still drives like a 70s motorhome! Not fast but safe and reliable.The AC is in the driving cabin, not in the living area.Please make sure to warm up the van's engine properly, before leaving the camping spot. It is an oldy and needs some extra love.No logging roads, no festivals without permission and no overloading of passengers. Thanks for respecting our vintage van!* Please be careful when you open the back left door, the spare tire goes straight against the tail light and break the plastic! Those plastics are getting rare to find and expensive. If broken, I will deduct $100.00 from the security deposit.
* If I suspect that the renters smoked in the vehicle, I will deduct $100.00 from the security deposit.
* If I suspect that the renters had a "Furry copilots" in the Van, I will deduct $100.00 from the security deposit (we love pets, but Suzanne is a vintage beauty and her seats are delicate).
* If the renter brings back the vehicle without emptying the Grey and Black tanks (Porta-potty, etc.), I will deduct $100.00 from the Security Deposit.
* If the renter brings back the vehicle without filling up the gas tank, I will deduct the amount required to fill the gas tank from the Security Deposit.
* If the renter brings back the vehicle without cleaning the Coleman grill and butane stove (if used), I will deduct $50.00 from the Security Deposit.
N.B. We always used the portable toilet just for night "liquid" waste. Please don't use it for "solid" waste.


1979 Dodge Sportsman
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 10 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 36 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Dining Table
  • Heater

Meet your host, Stefano

Member since 2022

Hi, we are Steve and Sally, a multicultural couple from Venice/ Italy and Georgia. After we bought Suzanne, we travelled around mainland BC and Vancouver Island for a couple of years, drove 4500 Km coast to coast from BC to Ontario. Suzanne is a beast, she never let us down!

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Rules and policies

  • Not pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 200 free kilometers / day
24/7 roadside assistance
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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

small propane bbq
/per day
Camping chairs
2 chairs
/per day
Cozy Guest Bedroom
If you need a few extra nights, we have a brand new guest bedroom available, with a Queen bed, a 40 inch TV.
/per day

Availability and rates


There’s a 3 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 5% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $1,000.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $100.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.

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Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.Can you collect me and drop off at Toronto airport?
Absolutely! We do charge an extra $50 for this service (on top of the usual 100$ delivery fee) as it requires us to be a bit more flexible if arrival and departure times change, and we need to pay airport parking fees.

Q.What toilet facilities are there in the van?
There is a standard porta-potty, which can be used inside or moved outside. We consider this a backup/emergency option (liquid waste only)! Feel free to use it, but if you do please dispose of the waste (instructions provided at pick-up) before returning the van. Used, non-emptied porta-pottys will incur a 100$ extra fee.

Q.How long do handovers take?
Please allow one hour to do the pre-trip handover and test drive, and 30 minutes to do the return handover.


Newmarket, Ontario

Exact location provided after booking

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