Chateau Safari - Camper Van Explorations Done in Style

56 reviews
Camper vanSaanichton, BC
2 guests
Sleeps 2
15.84 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

Chateau Safari is your one stop shop for your exploration needs. Why pay for a hotel and a car when you can have both and not be bound by itineraries! This van has everything you need to get you to waterfalls and hidden beaches, mountains and plains. I can also guide you to the spot in Tofino where you don't have to pay for parking and where the van lifers go for free!Chateau's body style is the perfect size, not too big and not too small. She is drives just like any other car. The V6 engine is not like the other huge V8 that you find in most larger camper van which drink double the gas. The Thule extra storage on the roof will make sure you're not being cramped by your luggage inside.I can also help you plan your trip and make sure your time on the west coast is as fun as possible. The sky is the limit here in BC, well unless you hike up a mountain that is.Pets are allowed but I will have to charge an extra $50 for a separate set of bedding sheets.I am also flexible and happy to pay for anything you feel the van may need during your trip.So come for a ride and let Chateau Safari make your van life dreams come true!What's includedIncluded:
-Solar panel for continuous charging of the house battery
-Inverter to charge laptops and devices, but not larger things like hairdryers
-Medium sized electric refrigerator provides 24/hr cooling (optional extra smaller classic style cooler if more space is desired)
-Thule extra roof storage
-Rack on top for transporting surfboards, etc.
-Fresh linens, pillows, bedding
-Propane cooking stove
-All utensils and cutlery, plus all other cooking tools to cook up a storm
-Water tank and tub for cleaning dishes
-Heated blanket to keep you warm at night
-Lithium battery to help power your trip
-Camping chairs
RecommendationsVancouver Island is rated number one travel destination island in the world for 2023!Come start your trip on the Pacific loop to Port Renfrew and up to Lake Cowichan (aka Canada's lake Como). Then drive up the Malahat and either go towards Tofino, stopping by the Cathedral Park and see the giant trees is a must, or go north towards the wild north end of the island. Anything north of Courtney is just wild and you cant go wrong anywhere you go.You can also hop on the ferry and explore the sunshine coast or drive towards Kelowna. I have rented multiple vans and had people go as far as Calgary and back. There is endless adventures to be had here in BC.Other things to noteI just ask that there is no smoking in the vehicle. And absolutely no driving while intoxicated, alcohol, weed, hard drugs.I work a day job, so if you are coming on a weekday, please plan your travels for either before or after the work day. I can 7-8am or after 3:30pm. If it is an absolute must to have it during working hours, we can work something out.


1999 Gmc Safari
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Automatic transmission


  • Solart
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Heater
  • Air Conditioner
  • Inverter
  • Extra Storage

Meet your host, Igor

Member since 2022

Hello everyone, my name is Igor and I am a full time Van Lifer. I absolutely love the lifestyle and want to share it with the world, there really is no better way to travel. I live both out of my van and boat, professional vagabond? After 6 years in Newfoundland finishing my degree, I found my way to Van Island and have absolutely fallen in-love with it. Come rent Betsy and let me show you the best that this island has to offer!

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
24/7 roadside assistance
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Availability and rates


There’s a 3 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 5% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 10% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $80.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental and will give one tank of propane for your cooking needs.
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Felicity H.

October 20235

Katja R.

September 20235

We had the van for two weeks - it was super comfy, we had everything we needed! Igor the host was very friendly, helpful and always replied quickly.

Nicolas Q.

August 20235

My partner and I had an awesome time in Igor’s van! It was our first time in a camper van and won’t be our last. The van had everything we needed and more and the bed was super comfy which was a huge bonus. Lost of storage space in the van and in the roof rack above. Thanks Igor!

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Oleh P.

August 20235

Great car with all necessities, in good mechanical condition.

Hugo P.

August 20235

Bree H.

August 20235

The GMC Safari was perfect for my daughter and I. We had the best week on the road and felt safe and cozy in the van. Igor supplies the van with all the essentials plus extras for comfort. You can arrive with your desired personal items and be on the road in no time. The bed was super comfy, and I particularly appreciated that we could completely black out the van for an occasional sleep-in or nap. Cooking and preparing meals was a breeze and overall everything worked out perfectly. Additionally, Igor was a professional and thoughtful host who went out of his way to ensure an amazing experience.

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