• 29 Reviews
  • 2 RVs

Owner for 10 years


100% response rate
Typically responds within 6 hours

Hi, I am Jen & Matt Newman

live for the wild and the outdoors together as a family.........trails, bikes, surf.


2 RVs

  • Camper Van
  • Montecito
Happyvango ~ 2018 sprinter 144 4x4 camper van
  • Sleeps 4
  •  Length 20ft
  • Instabook $140 per night
  • Class B
  • Montecito
Winnie Eve-Happyvango II, 2019-Winnebago Revel
  • Sleeps 3
  •  Length 20ft
  • Instabook $285 per night

29 Reviews

July 2021

My wife and I enjoyed in the 4x4 Sprinter van we rented. The vehicle was clean and in working order. We spent most of our trip exploring the highway 1 coastal route.

Thank you for providing a well kept vehicle to enjoy the California coast

CM
Christopher Morgan
Renter

June 2021

Great Van for my 26 year old son and I. HappyVanGo was peppy, plenty of room, drove great, good gas mileage. Comfortable beds were a HUGE plus after long days hiking and exploring in Yosemite. I'll be a return renter for sure. No need for paying for a campsite hook up, Happy is fully independent. We boondocked one night outside the West gate off RT41 of Yosemite along the Merced River. Best night!

If renting with two I'd have Jenn remove the three seater as it will give you LOADS more room inside. All in all a great time, Great Van.

Tim Dolan
Renter

June 2021

We loved our trip with this van. Jen and Matt were excellent hosts — super responsive and kind, and they provided really helpful and clear orientation videos which made for a quick, contactless, and efficient pick up.

Erica Delaney
Renter

May 2021

Awesome vehicle, seamless rental and great communication!

Sara Oshaughnessy
Renter

May 2021

Phenomenal van! My daughter and I had an amazing few days just exploring. Couldn’t have asked for a better set up! Matt and Jen were great. 5 stars all the way

Zach Tinker
Renter

April 2021

Great van and great trip - heater kept family warm on some cold nights and it was so easy to drive. I’m inspired and officially want a van like this now! Thanks for great communication - will rent again soon :)

MS
Mark Shishim
Renter

December 2020

The short review:

Beware of Jen and Matt! They are such amazing hosts — and their van is so fun to road-trip in — that you may find yourself at a dealership writing a check for a van of your very own! True story.

The extended review:

In late summer, my wife and I (and dog) rented from Jen and Matt for an extended trip from Southern California to Oregon. The primary purpose was to visit an older p…

Eric Grunbaum
Renter

November 2020

Our trip and "Winnie Eve" met and exceeded our expectations. We were interested in getting to know B Class RVs in hopes of choosing one for a cross country trip later this year. Matt and Jen had the RV clean and ready when we arrived and provided a complete orientation. We discovered that Winnie Eve is a "big girl" ready for the backcountry and off-roading with big tires and a lift package...m…

Leslie Zomalt
Renter

November 2020

Jen & Matt were great to work with and made everything super easy. Their communication was great throughout the process and the pickup and return were very easy! The Sprinter was a joy to drive, held all our gear, and we covered over 1500 miles in comfort.

Brent Christensen
Renter

October 2020

We took a long extended weekend trip to Arizona (over 1,400 miles) and the van was a pleasure to drive with the wonderful diesel engine - plenty of power to get up hills or keep up with traffic - a far cry from my Vanagon camper back in the 90's! We got hit with severe gusty winds on our drive home and it never felt scary - always well planted and easy to drive.

We had plenty of room for all our…

Brent Christensen
Renter