Let Your Light Shine Bright in Sparkles
Sparkles is a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Free Spirit Sprinter van. The van itself sparkles with luxury features, but really the name is derived from the owner’s sparkling personality. You will make immediate friends with Sparkles’ owner Mary.
Taking a trip with Sparkles feels less like roughing it ‘van life’ style and more like ‘hitting the jackpot / winning a vacation a la Let’s Make a Deal.’ Sparkles is a tricked out Mercedes Sprinter that is arguably bigger than most Brooklyn apartments. The couch leather is lovely and the bathroom has its own sink, shower and flushable toilet.
Want to be entertained? Sparkles has a tv with a collection of DVDs. A brand new Apple play system was installed this year with connections for Android or iPhone. The glove box stores photo booth masks… you could have a blast without ever leaving the van.
Sparkles is unbelievable and a great fit for two people. Everywhere this van goes… people turn their head! It’s beautiful!
Note: there is not much storage space inside Sparkles and thus hard sided suitcases are not allowed. Duffle bags or other soft, malleable bags will work best inside this van.
At a Glance
- Seats: 4
- Sleeps: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 24 feet
- Drive: 2WD (front)
- Fuel: Gas
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 4
- Air Conditioner
- Audio Inputs
- Backup Camera
- CD Player
- Dining Table
- Inside Shower
- Kitchen Sink
- Stove / Range
- Tow Hitch
- 25 gallon Water Tank
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.
2+ DriversYour reservation already includes costs to verify up to two drivers. Will you have more than two drivers? Add additional driver verifications to your reservation.$10.00
Add a half day to your rentalRental days are based on a 24-hour period. If you pick up at 10 am you are generally expected to return at 10 am. Want to pick up your van in the morning, but drop it off in the evening? Add a half day to your rental.$100.00
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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 Stories page for suggested routes and the inside skinny on how to have the most fun ever!
You can reschedule your reservation without penalty. You can cancel the vehicle 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.