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 a driver and three additional passengers and can sleep 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!
Please 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!
This van is located in San Francisco, CA about 12 miles northwest of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
At a Glance
- Seats: 4
- Sleeps: 2
- Year: 2021
- One-Way: Yes
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 19.5 feet
- Drive: 2WD (Rear)
- Fuel: Diesel
- Pet Friendly: Yes
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 3
- Audio Inputs
- Backup Camera
- Ceiling Fan
- Dining Table
- Kitchen Sink
- Leveling Jacks
- Outside Shower
- Stove / Range
Hop in and Go
All vans are considered “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. You’ll be sent a detailed list of all the items included in the van before your trip so you can plan accordingly. Select any of the optional add-ons listed below when completing your reservation.
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Pick Up and Drop Off
Rentals are Calculated on a 24-hour Basis: The rental period is generally considered to be 24 hours. If you pick up the van at 10 am, you’ll be expected to return it around 10 am. Most van owners can accommodate requests for a few extra hours at $20/hour. Alternatively, if you want to pick up in the morning and drop off in the evening, simply select the optional half day add-on when completing your reservation.
Pick Up and Drop Off Time: There is no set pick up and drop off time. You’ll make arrangements suited to your needs and schedule with the van’s owner. You can indicate your preferred pick up and drop off time when completing your reservation; final arrangements will be confirmed with the van’s owner.
How to Have the Best Time Ever
Need inspiration on where to go? Or help in selecting a campground? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to visit our Insider Tips page for suggested routes and the inside skinny on how to have the most fun ever!
Standard cancellation policy: You can reschedule your trip one time in the same van with no penalty up to 48 hours prior to the rental. Requests to reschedule a trip a second time will incur a 5% rescheduling fee. You can cancel your reservation for a full refund, less a 5% service fee, up to 14 days prior to the rental. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the rental, you will receive a refund for 50% of the rental fee. Cancellations must be made in writing. We are unable to offer refunds for shortened trips if for some reason (e.g. weather, change in schedule) you return the vehicle early. If we cancel the reservation you will receive a full refund.
One-way trip cancellation policy: One-way trips cannot be rescheduled. You can cancel your reservation for a full refund, less a 5% service fee, up to 30 days prior to the rental. If you cancel 15 – 29 days prior to the rental, you will forfeit 100% of the one-way fee and receive a full refund on the remaining reservation line items, less a 5% service fee. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the rental, you will forfeit 100% of the one-way fee and receive a refund for 50% of the remaining rental fees. Cancellations must be made in writing.