Balou - 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

53 reviews
2 guests
Sleeps 2
20 ft. long
Pet friendly

Want More Than Just the Bare Necessities? Balou IS Your VAN!Balou is a custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter camper van (built out by the stellar VanCraft team) ready to spring into action for a road trip to remember! Balou has everything you’ll need for an awesome #vanlife experience, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a more epic adventure. Balou seats and sleeps up to two people (plus a couple more with the optional add-on of an overflow tent). Balou’s kitchen is complete with an induction stove, a stainless steel sink, a refrigerator, and all the cookware you’ll need for delicious culinary creations on the go. With six cabinets for storage and more space in the “garage”, you’ll have plenty of room for all of your gear. If you’re craving some luxury after a long day of adventuring, you can make good use of the outdoor shower and snuggle up for a snooze on the 6” memory foam mattress. This van feels so much like home, you might need to remind yourself that you’re camping on wheels.Forget about your worries and your strife with Balou!HOP IN AND GO: Balou is “road trip ready.” Whether you are flying in from out of town or looking to explore your own backyard, all you really need to do is stop for groceries before hitting the road. All cookware and tableware is included, as is bedding and a wide array of camping gear. What's includedRoad Trip Ready: Balou comes with cookware, tableware, fresh linens, extra Rumpl blanket for crisp nights, plenty towels, camping chairs, camping table, privacy curtains for outdoor shower, hammock, and sun sails.RecommendationsWe are new to Outdoorsy but not new to letting others enjoy our van. Please check out our excellent reviews on GoCamp, our primary rental platform.Other things to notePlease note that Balou isn't meant for winter-weather adventures on snow and ice, but it's ready to explore with you the other wonders that California and the neighboring states have to offer!
Pets welcome! (Please select pet add-on; $125 additional cleaning fee).


2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 23 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Automatic transmission


  • Outside Shower
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Dining Table

Meet your host, Annette

Member since 2017

Thanks for your interest in our campervan Balou!
We are Annette and Niko, the owners of Balou. Over the years, we have rented campervans in many countries and continents for wonderful vacations, including a couple times here to explore the natural beauty of California. In early 2022, on a trip to Joshua Tree NP, we were -aside from the incredible landscape and vegetation- so intrigued by the VanCraft conversion of the Sprinter van we had rented, that we pretty much on the spot decided to purchase our own van from the company. By then we had moved to San Francisco and were (and are) eager to get to know the West Coast better. We have made so many great trips and experiences renting vans that it also was clear from the get-go that we wanted other people to enjoy our van and the incredibly diversity of this region!
Hope you decide to take your trip in Balou, but it any case, have a great adventure!
Annette & Niko

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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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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Want to pick up in the morning but drop off in the late afternoon. Add a half day to your reservation.
One-way request
One-way recovery fees start at $500. Select this add-on and we will be in touch about your one-way request.
Nice if someone is known to snore, or when you are bringing extra passengers. Sleeps two.

Availability and rates


There’s a 3 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 10% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 20% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $1,350.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $168.75. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Balou - 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter



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Eric K.

November 20235

10 out of 10 experience. Balou was absolutely perfect for my girlfriend and I. Drives like a car, comfortable seating and bed, kitchen is a great size, outdoor shower was our favorite part. All around awesome time, will definitely be renting Balou again.

Mikael N.

November 20235

Kayla K.

October 20235

We had a lovely time camping with Balou! The van came equipped with everything that one might need. Niko and Annette took the time to walk us through the camper and all its amenities. The van was extremely clean and obviously well cared for.


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