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1972 Volkswagen Westfalia “Sweet Pea”

Providence RI 14 reviews

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**Please note this is a manual transmission** Throw back to the 70’s in “Sweet Pea”, a beautifully restored and updated 1972 VW camper that sleeps 4! We purchased this bus as a fulfillment of a dream. After successfully hosting an apartment with Airbnb, we decided to bring our same 5 star service to people looking for an adventure along the beautiful New England Coast. From Mystic Seaport along Rhode Island’s beautiful beaches all along the Cape, we are convinced that “Sweet Pea” will make for life long memories. The vehicle has an impeccably maintained drivetrain & a true pleasure to drive. Imagine an earlier time rambling along sandy back roads discovering new stretches of beach and quaint spots for ice cream before heading back to the campground for a relaxing night in our spacious well appointed camper! The interior has been meticulously restored and features a rear sofa that converts into a full sized bed for 2. The Pop Top has a full sized bunk which also can sleep 2. The bus comes with an EZ Up awning, collapsible kitchen with a dual burner Coleman stove, folding table & 4 stools. Gourmet camping coffee maker and everything you could need for a vacation along the New England Coast. All of this is included in the cost - no extra add-ons. Just bring your suitcase and good vibes! “Sweet Pea” is great if you: Are not in a hurry Enjoy “glamping” (glamorous camping) Getting thumbs-up Can appreciate taking things slowly Enjoy strangers telling you their VW bus stories “Sweet Pea” is terrible if you: Are concerned about getting there on time Want an indoor bathroom/shower Expect to climb hills/bridges Never look at dashboard gauges Enjoy Power Steering (or power anything!) “Sweet Pea” is available for trips in the greater southern New England area & has a RI State beach pass allowing for discounted parking at our state beaches. The bus can possibly be delivered/returned to Narragansett Newport or Cape areas. Please keep in mind, this is a 46 year old vehicle which was underpowered, without power steering and other modern amenities. It does require someone with very recent experience driving a manual transmission! See our other VW Camper “Elvis” here: out 1978 VW Westfalia “ELVIS” on Outdoorsy.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: 8 Hours


Make: Volkswagen
Model: Westfalia
Type: Camper Van
Sleeps: 4
Length: 15 Feet


Air Conditioner
Dining Table
Kitchen Sink
Inside Shower
Outside Shower
Ceiling Fan
Tow Hitch
Bike Rack
Backup Camera
Extra Storage
Leveling Jacks
CD Player
Audio Inputs
Handicap Accessible


Pet Friendly
Festival Friendly
Smoking Allowed
No climbing on roof No crossing of Newport Bridge (too steep/windy) Stay within pre-approved zone (CT, RI & MA only)



Cleaning fee Required

Cleaning fee



Daily: $165
Weekly: $1,155
Monthly: $4,620
Minimum Nights: 6

Mileage Charges

50 miles included per day

$0.50/per mile of additional mileage


14 Reviews

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Reviewed on Nov 12th

Great experience

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Reviewed on Nov 5th

Brian was wonderful to work with. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything we would need to know before hand. I am definitely going to be renting again next year.

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Reviewed on Oct 21st

Exclusive experience ever!!!! We love Sweet Pea soooooooooo much!!!!! It is far far far beyond our expectations, it is a brand new world inside the van and lot of surprise you can't imagine! I wish I could have more time with it! Most importantly, it is very reliable and safety as a vintage van, I...

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