A Volkswagen Vanagon Camper with the pop top raised nestled among trees.
Sweet Caroline: Vanagon Camper

Sweet Caroline: Vanagon Camper

Volkswagen - Vanagon Camper
Portland, OR
Check Availability $150.00 per night

Good Times Never Seemed So Good

Sweet Caroline is the 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Camper van of Neil Diamond’s dreams. The “Westy” was already the world’s most exquisitely designed camper van, but with all the upgrades this owner has done, now the van is even better than the original! Sweet Caroline has had a full restoration in and out, but retains her Retro charm. Sweet Caroline’s owner likes nothing more than restoring VWs, so you can rest assured this rig is dialed in.

Sweet Caroline is a full camper with a sink, stove and fridge and is fully equipped for an adventure with everything you could possibly need. Mechanically she’s been upgraded for performance and reliability, with a Subaru engine that purrs like a kitten. The best part? She’s got an automatic transmission so you don’t have to brush off your manual driving skills.

Vanagon Campers are compact, nimble, and drive more like a car than an RV. The back bench seat converts to a bed, and the pop top expands to reveal a second bed so that, all in all, this van seats and sleeps four. Sweet Caroline is packed and ready to go on your next road trip; everything you need is included. Check out the optional add-ons for extra fun.

For an analog adventure, rent Sweet Caroline. Your stress will melt away.

At a Glance

  • Seats: 4
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • One-Way: No
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Length: 15 feet
  • Drive: 2WD
  • Fuel: Gas
  • May-Sept Minimum Nights: 3
  • Oct-April Minimum Nights: 2
Oregon and Washington only

Key Features

  • Audio Inputs
  • Bike Rack
  • CD Player
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Leveling Jacks
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove / Range
  • Tow Hitch
  • 13 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.

Optional Add-ons

  • 2+ Drivers
    Your reservation already includes costs to verify up to two drivers. Will you have more than two drivers? Add additional driver verifications to your reservation.
  • Add a half day to your rental
    Rental 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.
  • Pet fee
    This vehicle is pet friendly. Bring Rover!
  • Bike rack
    This Yakima bike rack holds up to 3 bikes.
  • SUP
    This SUP is super stable and great for fishing.
  • 4 person tent
    Nice if someone is known to snore or if the kids want to stretch their wings.
  • On request extras
    You could also add a hitch mount cargo deck, a propane BBQ, extra sleeping bags, a shade canopy and even a pay as you go Verizon i-phone for navigation. If you want one of these, or something you don't see, just let us know. Pricing negotiated separately.

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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.



Insurance coverage includes $1 million in liability to the renter, $1 million in liability to the van owner, and comp and collision coverage up to $125,000. Coverage costs $32.50/day and is required as part of the rental.

Roadside Assistance

We make 24-hour roadside assistance available for $15 a day. Coverage includes unlimited: towing, flat tire assistance, emergency fluids delivery, battery boost, and a mobile mechanic. Many van owners require 24-hour roadside assistance as part of the rental. Where coverage is mandatory, you must either purchase our policy, or show proof of comparable coverage (such as AAA PLUS or PREMIER).


125 miles per day is included in every rental. Additional miles are charged at 35 cents per mile. For example, on a four-night rental, you will have 500 free miles. If you traveled 600 miles, you would pay an additional $35 at the end of your trip.

Security Deposit

You’ll pay a security deposit of $1,000 - $1500 (vehicle dependent) two days before your rental starts. The security deposit is returned, less any additional fees, usually no more than 7 days after you return.


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!

  • Cancellation Policy

    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.

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