1972 Volkswagen Westfalia “Sweet Pea”

  • Sleeps 4
  • Length 15ft
  • Year 1972
Providence, RI
18 reviews

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About this RV

**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!


**A note about Covid-19**

For 2020 we are doing contactless pickup and drop off for everyone’s safety. Find out all about Sweet Pea in the videos below:


We are also supplying everyone with (eco friendly) disposable silverware/plates/cups etc. You can know that the items we provide for you to eat from are completely safe.


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!)

Unfortunately, Sweet Pea can’t safely secure child seats so no children under 8 allowed.

“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 (sorry not for 2020 season).

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:

https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/providence_ri/1978_volkswagen_westfalia_118067-listing?ref=p8n5y0Check out 1978 VW Westfalia “ELVIS” on Outdoorsy.

Other things to note

**No travel outside of Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island***

**No children under 8 years old**

Owned by: Slow Rhode
Typically responds within 12 hours

RV details

1972 Volkswagen Westfalia

15 feet
Transmission: Manual


Temperature control



Kitchen sink
Stove / range
Dining table


Outside shower

Other features

CD player


No pets allowed
Festival friendly
No smoking allowed

Additional rules

No climbing on roof

No crossing of Newport Bridge (too steep/windy)

Stay within pre-approved zone (CT, RI & MA only)


Cancellation policy Moderate

  • 75% refund, minus service fee, if cancelled within 7 days.
  • 50% refund, minus service fee, if cancelled after.


50 miles free per day
You will be charged $0.50 for every mile over per day.


$165.00 per night
$165.00 per night
No weekly discount
$165.00 per night
No monthly discount
Minimum stay
5 nights
Refundable security deposit

Owner fees



Optional add-ons

BikeRack $25.00




18 Reviews

July 2020

Excellent Cape adventures on Sweet Pea! While we got a ton of smiles and waves while cruising up the seashore, I would caution potential renters that you should understand the van is a bit of commitment. The lack of power steering, it's height, and it being a 4-speed means you're getting a bit of a workout if you plan to do a lot of driving. There's nothing wrong with that and it's ton of fun w…

Jared Gordon

June 2020

Sweet Pea is amazing! We had the best time camping in this adorable VW! Brian was so easy to communicate with and when we had a small problem he was so quick and kind about helping us get it fixed! The camper van has literally anything you could need and is so spacious! Prepare to be a showstopper as you cruise around in this beauty. Could not recommend this more if you’re looking for a little adventure!

Taylor Bitsoli

June 2020

We loved everything about our adventure with Sweet Pea and would rent her again! Brian was extremely responsive and a great communicator. All in all, a great experience!

Lisa Lamountain

June 2020

We had a wonderful time in Sweet Pea and Brian could not have been more accommodating. The van had everything one could possibly need, and it was clear how much time and thoughtfulness Brian put into outfitting her. The description is accurate, you won't get anywhere very quickly, but if you're looking to relax, take it easy and have everyone you pass smile and wave, you can't go wrong with Sweet Pea! We would absolutely rent again!

Liz Sukay

November 2019

Great experience

Erdoan Muca

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