Let Your Light Shine Bright in Sparkles
Sparkles is a Mercedes-Benz Free Spirit Sprinter van. The van itself sparkles with luxury features, but the name really stems 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 à la Let’s Make a Deal. Sparkles is a tricked out Mercedes Sprinter camper van that is arguably bigger than most Brooklyn apartments. Comfort is maximized with a leather couch, main cabin heater, and a bathroom with its own sink, shower, and flushable toilet. If you’re not plugged in to shore power, there is a generator and a 30 amp plug cord so you can always channel the energy of Sparkles.
Want to be entertained? Sparkles has a tv with a collection of DVDs. A brand new Apple play system was recently installed 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.
PICK UP LOCATION
Oakland, CA. Near McClymonds High School.
125 miles per day are included with your rental. This van charges $1.00 per mile beyond this limit.
At a Glance
- Seats: 4
- Sleeps: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
- One-Way: Yes
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 24 feet
- Drive: 2WD (front)
- Fuel: Diesel
- 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.
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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 with no penalty. 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. For COVID-19 related cancellations, see our COVID-19 Safe Travel page.
One-way trip cancellation policy: 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.