1972 Volkswagen Westfalia “Sweet Pea”

  • Sleeps 4
  • Length 15ft
  • Year 1972
Providence, RI
21 reviews

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About this RV

**Please note this is a manual transmission**

Throw back to the 70’s in “Sweet Pea”, a beautifully restored and updated 1972 VW camper that sleeps 4!


**A note about Covid-19**

For 2021 we are doing contactless pickup and drop off for everyone’s safety. Find out all about Sweet Pea in the videos below:


We are also supplying everyone with (eco friendly) disposable silverware/plates/cups etc. You can know that the items we provide for you to eat from are completely safe.


We purchased this bus as a fulfillment of a dream. After successfully hosting an apartment with Airbnb, we decided to bring our same 5 star service to people looking for an adventure along the beautiful New England Coast. From Mystic Seaport along Rhode Island’s beautiful beaches all along the Cape, we are convinced that “Sweet Pea” will make for life long memories. The vehicle has an impeccably maintained drivetrain & a true pleasure to drive.

Imagine an earlier time rambling along sandy back roads discovering new stretches of beach and quaint spots for ice cream before heading back to the campground for a relaxing night in our spacious well appointed camper!

The interior has been meticulously restored and features a rear sofa that converts into a full sized bed for 2. The Pop Top has a full sized bunk which also can sleep 2.

The bus comes with an EZ Up awning, collapsible kitchen with a dual burner Coleman stove, folding table & 4 stools. Gourmet camping coffee maker and everything you could need for a vacation along the New England Coast. All of this is included in the cost - no extra add-ons. Just bring your suitcase and good vibes!

“Sweet Pea” is great if you:

Are not in a hurry

Enjoy “glamping” (glamorous camping)

Getting thumbs-up

Can appreciate taking things slowly

Enjoy strangers telling you their VW bus stories

“Sweet Pea” is terrible if you:

Are concerned about getting there on time

Want an indoor bathroom/shower

Expect to climb hills/bridges

Never look at dashboard gauges

Enjoy Power Steering (or power anything!)

Unfortunately, Sweet Pea can’t safely secure child seats so no children under 8 allowed.

“Sweet Pea” is available for trips in the greater southern New England area & has a RI State beach pass allowing for discounted parking at our state beaches. The bus can possibly be delivered/returned to Narragansett Newport or Cape areas (sorry not for 2021 season).

Please keep in mind, this is a 46 year old vehicle which was underpowered, without power steering and other modern amenities. It does require someone with very recent experience driving a manual transmission!

See our other VW Camper “Elvis” here:

https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/providence_ri/1978_volkswagen_westfalia_118067-listing?ref=p8n5y0Check out 1978 VW Westfalia “ELVIS” on Outdoorsy.

Other things to note

**No travel outside of Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island***

**No children under 8 years old**

Owned by: Slow Rhode
Typically responds within 12 hours

RV details

1972 Volkswagen Westfalia

15 feet
Transmission: Manual


Temperature control



Kitchen sink
Stove / range
Dining table


Outside shower

Other features

CD player


No pets allowed
Festival friendly
No smoking allowed

Additional rules

No climbing on roof

No crossing of Newport Bridge (too steep/windy)

Stay within pre-approved zone (CT, RI & MA only)


Cancellation policy Moderate

  • Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking, as long as you cancel more than 14 days before departure.
  • If cancelled more than 7 days prior to departure:
    • Insurance is refunded
    • 75% of the booking total is refunded
    • The service fee is not refunded
  • If cancelled at least 7 days prior to departure:
    • Insurance is refunded
    • 50% of the booking total is refunded
    • The service fee is not refunded


50 miles free per day
You will be charged $0.63 for every mile over per day.


$187.74 per night
$187.74 per night
No weekly discount
$187.74 per night
No monthly discount
Minimum stay
5 nights
Refundable security deposit

Owner fees



Optional add-ons

BikeRack $31.50




21 Reviews

September 2020

Brian was a great host. Vehicle was clean and stocked with linen necessities including biodegradable cups and plates.

But, when a last minute change in plans occurred due to Covid, he was completely understanding. (No the renters did NOT test positive)

Sweet Pea was fun to drive for the limited time we had her. We hope to reschedule our trip and bring Sweet Pea along.

Susan Dinallo

August 2020

I had a blast with Sweet Pea traveling around MA, visiting friends and camping at the beach. Sweet Pea is great fun to drive and a nice smooth ride. It helps to have some muscle to turn the (non-power) steering wheel but you get so many thumbs ups and shout outs from passers-by on the road, you hardly notice. I had a huge smile the whole week.

It's amazing that a vehicle almost 50 years old could…

Abigail Averbach

August 2020

We loved Sweet Pea! Didn’t want to give her back 😂 Brian was an awesome host and the bus is fully stocked for camping. No need to bring anything really! We did have a mosquito net though that we wrapped around the back hatch and side windows to keep bugs out when sleeping. Took it for a few days ourselves and then home to CT for a staycation with the kids! Lap belts are safe with car seats (but n…

Tracy Carlucci

July 2020

Excellent Cape adventures on Sweet Pea! While we got a ton of smiles and waves while cruising up the seashore, I would caution potential renters that you should understand the van is a bit of commitment. The lack of power steering, it's height, and it being a 4-speed means you're getting a bit of a workout if you plan to do a lot of driving. There's nothing wrong with that and it's ton of fun w…

Jared Gordon

June 2020

Sweet Pea is amazing! We had the best time camping in this adorable VW! Brian was so easy to communicate with and when we had a small problem he was so quick and kind about helping us get it fixed! The camper van has literally anything you could need and is so spacious! Prepare to be a showstopper as you cruise around in this beauty. Could not recommend this more if you’re looking for a little adventure!

Taylor Bitsoli

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