Black Forest Westfalias Van #2 - GRETEL

5(6)
Camper VanFall City, WA
4 seatbeltsSleeps 415 ftYear 1983
150 miles/day freeGood for couples

Meet your host, Black Forest Westfalias

Member since 2016Dealer

For the better part of a decade I’ve been a documentary photographer based in Seattle. In the early days as a freelancer I needed a vehicle that I could live in for indeterminate lengths of time, work out of comfortably, and go just about anywhere. The van was always been a trusty companion, affording me high levels of comfort and security while I worked.


Camper VanRental #5842

This is a fully restored, lifted and re-powered standard transmission 1983.5 VW Vanagon Westfalia- part of the Black Forest Westfalias fleet. Vanagon Westys were already the world's most exquisitely designed camper vans, but with suspension and engine upgrades (Ford Zetec DOHC), we've done all we could think of to make ours even better. Simply put, there is no better vehicle for traveling and exploring the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Gretel is a compact, nimble, aesthetic camper that parks and drives more like a car than an RV, but can sleep 4 adults comfortably and sports a fully functioning, propane-powered kitchenette.

  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Seats: 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water tank: 13 gallons
  • Propane capacity: 3 pounds


Owner rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • No music festivals
  • Tailgating not allowed
  • No smoking

Vehicle Use: There are innumerable unimproved forest roads that lead to wonderful places in this region,
and though a degree of exploration of this type is absolutely permitted, please understand that we do not
condone aggressive off-road travel. Things to avoid are any trail rated 4-wheel drive only, tight
or heavily overgrown roads that could cause scratched paint, getting stuck, or difficulty turning
around, long stretches of washboard, or any encounter with salt water. Renters are completely
responsible for the consequences of getting stranded or damage caused by pushing things too
far. Please use common sense.

Rates

  • Daily$175.00 /night
  • Weekly$175.00 /night0% discount
  • Monthly$181.25 /night-3.6% discount
Minimum stay
3 nights
Refundable security deposit
$1,000.00
24/7 unlimited roadside assistance
Learn more about Roadside Assistance

Policies

Cancellation policy flexible
  • Free cancellation for 48 hours after booking, as long as you cancel more than 14 days before departure.
  • If canceled more than 5 days prior to departure:
    • Insurance is refunded
    • 100% of the booking total is refunded
    • The service fee is not refunded
  • If canceled within 5 days prior to departure:
    • Insurance is refunded
    • 75% of the booking total is refunded
    • The service fee is not refunded
Mileage
150 miles free per day You will be charged $0.75 for every mile over per day.

Owner fees

  • .75 over 150 miles per day



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Enhance your trip

  • 2 REI collapsible camp chairs

  • Eureka SPRK butane camp grill with 1 camp-sized butane can


Availability

This rental has a 3 night minimum.
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Black Forest Westfalias Van #2 - GRETEL

Reviews

(5)

Black Forest Westfalias Van #2 - GRETEL

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Meredith P.

April 20215

Mike was wonderful - very helpful. Great people, sweet vans, good times.

Jessica M.

March 20215

Sarah O.

August 20205

Great experience working with Mike and taking Gretel camping! Such a memorable family trip.

Kevin S.

July 20205

We were really impressed with the versatility and reliability of the van we rented. It was a great adventure vehicle that was comfortable to drive and sleep in. We all became big fans of Westfalia's after the trip. Thanks

Thomas D.

September 20195

Lots of fun! Gretel was great! Took a minute to figure her out but once we did... no worries! We would certainly book with Black Forest again.

Melissa E.

July 20185

My husband, daughter, and I just got back from a two week vacation to the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island. We rented Goldie for the first week and Gretel for the second. Both vans ran well and were comfortable and clean. The Westys are beloved in the area and it felt good to get peace signs and affectionate "W" hand signals from other drivers we passed on the roads. Gretel and Goldie made it possible to camp in a variety of sites. Since there was a campfire band on Vancouver Island, being able to cook on the stove with propane was conveniently useful. Mike was incredibly kind and helpful to us throughout our trip and played a part in helping us plan a successful vacation given some of the logistical challenges and enormous variety of options to chose from regarding camping destinations. He was flexible when we needed to make adjustments with drop off times and understanding and generous regarding minor damage, (Thankfully, the damage could be repaired easily!). I highly recommend Black Forest Westfalias.




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