"Sasamat" 1987 Volkswagen Westfalia (manual transmission)

53 reviews
Camper vanBurnaby, BC
4 guests
Sleeps 4
16.5 ft. long
Offers delivery

***Sasamat is only available for short weekends in 2023 and must stay in the Lower Mainland- Hope to Squamish are our boundaries****Please message your dates if interested.Best suited to couples looking for a getaway, Sasamat is a Standard (manual) transmission 1987 Westfalia.Please take time to read "Other things to Note", which will answer many of the standard questions we get asked.Please contact for booking requests.She is equipped with a new memory foam mattress for the bottom bed and a roomy upper bunk in the pop top, which can double as a storage space when parked for the night.Sasamat has a propane stove and sink with running water but no fridge. We provide a couple of coolers instead.We provide all the kitchen gear you need: pots and pans, plates and cutlery. Up front, a Sony stereo with radio, CD player and an auxiliary input.At more than 30 years old, Sasamat may not be the smoothest or quietest ride, but she makes up for that in personality and is fun to drive. Sure, there are some odd clicks and rattles, but whose bones aren't getting a bit creaky?We require all renters to sign up for Outdoorsy's breakdown assistance.Sasamat is OLD. This means there is a higher than normal chance of your vacation taking an adventurous turn when she breaks down on a highway, overheats on a hill or just decides not to start that day. Some things are quick and easy fixes we can either talk you through or can wait till your return.Any night you are unable to sleep in the van will be compensated at the daily rate.We keep her in excellent condition, service her regularly and show her all the love we can but we cannot guarantee it will always be smooth sailing. That's all part of westy-life!The name "Sasamat" is derived from the Salishan word Tsaa-tsmat, meaning "cool place," and is believed to be the Indigenous name for the Burrard Inlet. We're sure you'll find Sasamat a cool place in which to spend your next adventure!What's includedBasics:
2x pots
Frying pan
Kettle
French press
Plates, cups and cutlery
Sheets and mattress protector
2x camping chairs
1x double hammock
Small selection of spices and oil.
Duvets, pillows and towels are available on request for a small extra charge.Inflatable kayaks — one singles and one double — are available for rent if you want to get out on the lakes or calm inlets. Please enquire if you're interested.
RecommendationsSome of our favourite spots include: Galiano Island, Saltery Bay Provincial Park and China Beach on Vancouver Island.Other things to note***Sasamat is only available for short weekends in 2023 and must stay in the Lower Mainland- Hope to Squamish are our boundaries****Please message your dates if interested.Sasamat is not to leave British Columbia. (ie not to travel into Alberta/US).
We do not recommend travel through the Rockies.
Your travel plans may be subject to sudden change due to COVID restrictions and the increasing risk of extreme weather situations in BC (last year several folk had their plans impacted by wildfires). We will be happy to give alternative recommendations for places but our cancellation policies will still stand.Renters must be able to drive MANUAL transmission (stick shift).No off-road/forestry/unpaved roads.Absolutely no smoking or vaping.Furry friends are welcome, but an extra cleaning charge applies. Those muddy paw prints take extra scrubbing! We have an lovely waterproof doggy bed and bowls we provide.
Pets must be transported in their crate or in a safe harness.
Kids are welcome but must not be left unattended on the top bunk. We ask that kids do not use this space to play, or climb up and down from more often than necessary for sleeping. It is not a toy. Adults are reminded to stick to this rule too ;)
We are not responsible for injuries that may occur using the top bunk.
Sasamat is an old vehicle. There is a risk that she may breakdown before or during your trip. Should maintenance issues impact your booking we will endeavor to let you know ASAP and if your trip needs cancelled we will refund our fees in full. Outdoorsy has their own policies and they may not be able to refund you.
If there is a breakdown during your trip we ask that you get in touch ASAP. If the repairs will impact more than 24hrs of a booking we will refund the days lost.
Please don't push Sasamat past 90 km/h on the highways. Take your time. Relax. This is #westylife.

Features

1987 Volkswagen Westfalia
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Manual transmission

Amenities


    Meet your host, Clare

    Member since 2021

    Hi! This is our first year renting out our van. We love our Westy, she's so much fun to drive and camp in.
    Our favourite places to camp in BC are Powell Lake and Kokanee Creek.

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    Rules and policies

    • Not pet friendly
    • No music festivals
    • No tailgating
    • No smoking
    • Mileage: 200 free kilometers / day
    24/7 roadside assistance
    Learn more about Roadside Assistance

    Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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    Add-ons

    Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

    Double Duvet and Pillows
    Sheets are provided- this service is extra.
    $22.20
    /each
    Kayak Rental
    Double Inflatable Kayak
    $55.50
    /each
    Kayak Rental
    Single Inflatable Kayak
    $37.00
    /each

    Availability and rates

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    There’s a 1 night minimum stay

    Fees
    • Security deposit: $750.00 (refundable)
    • Prep fee: $50.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
    "Sasamat" 1987 Volkswagen Westfalia (manual transmission)

    Dates




    Reviews

    (5)
    5
    100 %

    Communication

    5

    Guest photos

    Tiffany M.

    August 20225

    Jasmine N.

    July 20225

    We absolutely loved our trip. Sasamat is well equipped for camping. The bed is comfy and we had all the things we needed to make coffee and lovely meals. Highly recommend booking with Clare. Communication was easy. Until next time

    2 Photos submitted by Jasmine N.

    Philippe C.

    August 20215

    The van is nice and in good condition for its age. It is easy and quick to setup in camping and road mode. The communication with owners was great prior and during trip. They shared good points of interest for our trip.
    Note that with this van, you must not be rush.

    2 Photos submitted by Philippe C.

    Victoria L.

    August 20215

    Renting Sasamat was ideal to travel around BC and exceeded our expectations. It was spacious and comfortable for two people. The kitchen was well equipped and convenient to have onboard. The only downfall was having a cooler instead of a fridge. The pop-up tent was also very comfortable to sleep in. Overall, I would highly recommend Sasamat as it was the highlight of our trip! Wonderful experience! Thank you Clare!

    6 Photos submitted by Victoria L.


    Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

    Q.Can Sasamat go to the USA?
    A.
    No. We request that Sasamat stays in BC.

    Q.We are planning a trip through the Rockies. Can Sasamat handle this journey?
    A.
    The honest answer is, probably. But we are discouraging bookings that involved longs days of driving and big mountain roads. If you are an experienced Westy driver please get in touch and we can chat about it. If not, please consider a more sturdy, modern vehicle for your adventure!

    Q.Can children travel in Sasamat?
    A.
    Yes! But with some conditions. There are no car seat harness points so children must be big enough to use a booster/not require one. Two kids can fit comfortably on the back seat and in the top bunk but it makes for a squishy time if it is poor weather and there are four people all trying to read books, play games and cook dinner in there!

    Q.What about the top bunk? Is it safe for kids?
    A.
    The top bunk is where our child usually sleeps. It is a DROP however from there to the floor. Please consider if your child is old enough and responsible enough to handle the climb up and down, and doesn't risk falling out. Sasamat is NOT a toy. Access to the top bunk involves using the stove cover as a step. It is also a lot of fun up there. We request that it is used only for sleeping or for "quiet time". Any damaged due to mis-use will be the responsibility of the renter. T


    Location

    Burnaby, British Columbia

    Exact location provided after booking


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