adVANture camping Hawai'i

Campervan/Motorhome hosted by Josh

2 guests, 0 beds, 0 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the campervan/motorhome to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
We offer a unique camping experience allowing you to truly explore the Big Island, the best experience. Each car comes full of gas and stocked with all you'll need to camp (except food).

PLEASE NOTE: This is CAMPING. You are getting a slighty older vehicle that has been set up to camp and sleep in. We cannot put seats back in. Please read all descriptions before booking. If you don't like camping, this is not for you!

We donate 10% of all revenue to animal rescue and sanctuary.

The space
A 2015 Ford Transit Connect Van converted into the perfect camping experience. A full size RV mattress that sits on a platform for sleeping and can be put away while driving or recreating. Camping and recreation gear is stored under the platform for easy access. Each vehicle includes a sheet set, a comforter and two pillows; along with a camp stove, cookware, plates, bowls, utensils, a portable sink, toilet, solar-powered shower, hammock, two camp chairs, two headlamps, two sets of snorkel gear, two beach towels, privacy curtains, a small cooler, and more. Bring your own toiletries, sunscreen and bug spray, grab a few groceries, and you're good to go! Specific vehicle and color may vary.

PLEASE NOTE: This is CAMPING. You are getting a slightly older vehicle converted for camping, not a luxury driving vehicle. There may not be blue tooth or an AUX port. Although the vehicle is equipped with AC while driving, it is not to be ran while sleeping or at the beach. The island is brutal on vehicles and numerous motors in other vehicles have been ruined by guests idling the vehicle while sleeping or hanging at the beach. You will be stranded and potentially charged for the damage. We have supplied a battery/AC operated fan in order to keep cool. You're visiting HAWAII! Roll down the windows and enjoy the amazingly clean, fresh air blowing through your hair. Car is purposely not equipped with 4-wheel drive as we're not offering an off-road experience and attempting will damage the vehicle. The mattress is a 4-inch folding mattress- perfect for a little padding for CAMPING but it isn't five-star hotel rated.

Cars are cleaned between each rental but not detailed- meaning there may be some dust and sand in cracks and other places. All supplies are thoroughly cleaned or replaced according to COVID guidelines between each rental and kept in plastic totes under the bed platform.

You are essentially getting a car and a place to sleep for the price of one. Depending on your sense of adventure, you have the opportunity to see the Big Island in a way different than most tourists. If you don't have a sense of adventure, if you've never camped (or you have and you hated it), please do not rent our vehicles. The only people who have ever been disappointed in our rentals are the ones who want and Escalade and a Hilton room but don't want to pay for them.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 floor mattress

What this place offers

Marina view
Mountain view
Beach access
Pets allowed
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews


Where you’ll be

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States

caRVee values your business and we’re grateful that you have chosen us to escape your daily routines and enjoy a getaway to the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. It is our goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for every single one of our guests.

As the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to ensure you that we are monitoring and following official guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other health officials.

While most of the following is already done by us to make sure each of our guests has a clean, sanitary experience, here are some of the steps, in detail, that we are taking with each of our caRVee rentals:
• Thoroughly wiping down, spraying, and disinfecting the interior of each vehicle- and its contents- with CDC approved cleaners and disinfectants, paying special attention to frequently touched surfaces.
• Removing all bins and contents between rentals and replacing them with bins that all contents have been properly cleaned and disinfected by us at another location.
• Replacing all bedding, towels, rags, etc., (including bedspread) with freshly laundered replacements.

According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself:
• Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 29 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not available (soap is provided in all caRVees and a 5-gallon water container is also available), use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Put distance between yourself and other people. Easy to do in a caRVee!

We continue to welcome caRVee guests and will do all in our power to help you have a worry-free vacation during this uncertain time.

Thank you for your support,
Josh and Paula Buck

The best island on earth and the best way to experience it.

Hosted by Josh

  1. Joined in March 2015
  • 35 Reviews
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To me, true freedom is never be tied to specific location. I travel 350 days a year for business AND pleasure. I love to indulge in the local fare, drinks, entertainment, and culture. I truly love life and yearn to experience it to its fullest. . As a host, I seek to provide the ultimate travel experience. It's our primary objective when providing our caRVees, our unique mobile glamping vehicles on The Big Island of Hawai'i.
To me, true freedom is never be tied to specific location. I travel 350 days a year for business AND pleasure. I love to indulge in the local fare, drinks, entertainment, and cultu…


  • Paula

During your stay

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  • Languages: English, Italiano, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 22:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

Cancellation policy

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