The Baby Beluga: Sprinter Van

4.813 reviews
Class BOakland, CA
2 guests
Sleeps 2
18.75 ft. long
Pet friendly

The Baby Beluga is a 2005 Dodge Sprinter van. She is a modern and minimal retreat vehicle, perfect for :
- overnights on the coast (that perfect ocean view)
- camping adventures with the furry family members
- writing or artistic getaways
- adventure dates into the great unknown
...whatever else your heart can imagine!
What's included2x camping chairs, camping table, linens (pillows, comforter, sheets, towels) cookware, utensils, kettle, pour over coffee setup (with some of our fave local coffee), picnic basket with romantic accouterments, candles, hotspot (Verizon network)RecommendationsOur favorite drive is the PNW coast, from SF/Oakland up to Portland and back. There are peaceful and private lagoons, unreal sunsets, hot springs, adorable beachside towns, you name it! Just let us know if you want any recommendations: we love anything from a quick overnight getaway to a couple weeks on the road with our two pups! Other things to notePets welcome, but please clean up after them!No festivals
No smoking
No tailgating
Diesel ONLY!Should you need to fill the water tank: it is lightweight and is easily unhooked from the water pump for direct transport to/from any water hookup spot.Should you need to empty the grey water tank, it is also lightweight and is easily unhooked from the sink for transport to/from any grey water transport station.There are NO electrical hookups. The battery bank is charged by driving and by solar panels. We have never had any issues with this: if you are concerned about your battery usage, there is an easily accessible panel that will show you the percentage of battery available.The stove hooks up to 16 oz camping gas canisters. One canister lasts us for ~ 1 week of light cooking. These must be disconnected and stored while driving.

Features

2005 Dodge Sprinter Van
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 5 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 26.4 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Solart
  • Wi-Fi
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Dining Table

Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 100 free miles / day
24/7 roadside assistance
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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.

1 lb propane canister
Please check with us before adding this to your booking.
$13.60
/each
Early pickup
9am pickup. You have to verify beforehand that this will be alright.
$47.60
/each
Pet fee
We love your pets, but we have special cleaning and sanitizing measures for them.
$27.20
/each

Availability and rates

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There’s a 1 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Weekly (7+ nights): 10% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 30% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $680.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $136.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.

Meet your host, Aarthi

Member since 2022

Hi! My name is Aarthi. My partner Cameron and I co-own our amazing Sprinter Van. We and our two fur babies love to get out and adventure together. We enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring everything our beautiful country has to offer.

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The Baby Beluga: Sprinter Van

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Reviews

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Communication

4.8

Cleanliness

4.9

Maintenance

4.4

Value

4.6

Listing Accuracy

4.4

Josie W.

April 20243

Pros: van ran great and we had a blast on our trip! The van was well-equipped and got us to some beautiful places.
Cons: for the first day or two, it took us an hour to close all of the doors (make sure you have them show you how to close each door before you leave!). Before we'd figured out each door's trick, the back door flung open on us while we were driving, which was scary and unsafe. The roof leaked so we woke up in a puddle one morning. The hosts were intermittently responsive -- we didn't know when or how to return the van and didn't end up hearing from them for over 24hrs, and after we'd returned the van (we guessed at what to do). The van has no emergency brake, which feels spooky. All this is to say, none of these issues would be a problem in and of themselves, but when you're paying good money to rent the van, it feels frustrating to have to navigate doors that won't close, hosts that don't respond, etc.

Jose T.

March 20245

Fantastic trip! Great communication and awesome van

Marie G.

October 20235

Darya K.

July 20235

Gerisa M.

July 20235

The Baby Beluga was nice to have during our first official camping trip! The bed was so comfy! We camped with family so we didn’t need to use the stove but everything you’d need was available. Cameron was helpful with our questions. Thanks!

Aarthi’s answer

Thanks Gerisa!! So glad you had a nice adventure!!

Renee R.

March 20230

Aarthi Gurusami canceled the booking 0 days before departure. This is an automated posting.

Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.I'm a beginner! Can I take this van out by myself??
A.
Everything in this van is designed to be extremely light weight and operable by just one person. Beginner campers have no problems using this system, since everything is so self explanatory. If you have any questions or want a walk through of the van before taking it out, please just let us know! We'd be happy to share all our knowledge with you to help you feel safe on your journey.

Q.When should I refill the water tank?
A.
The water tank will probably last you ~2 days of heavy water use (2 ppl and 2 dogs, drinking water, coffee, cooking). We recommend that you keep an eye on your consumption after this point and fill up the tank during the day. If the water tank is empty, the water pump will run continuously. You would have to turn off the electrical system (with the push of a button) until you can refill the water tank. This is not fun to do at night, so take our word for it and just do it early ;)

Q.You really sleep two people AND two mid sized dogs in that thing?
A.
Yep. The bed is a king. One dog sleeps under the bed, and the other sleeps in the main cabin.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
A.
The Baby Beluga is a super easy driver. She's been taken out by beginner adventurers on solo trips, with few (if any) difficulties. Some tips: Sometimes it can be difficult for new RV drivers to get used to not having a rear view mirror or backup camera. Don't worry, the side view mirrors give you all the sight you need. Turn off the fan and lower the lid when it is not in use. If you're going somewhere cold, let the engine warm up before driving.

Location

Oakland, California

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