Black Forest Westfalias Van #1 - GOLDIE

5(11)
Camper VanFall City, WA
4 seatbeltsSleeps 415 ftYear 1986
150 miles/day freeGood for couplesPhoto Friendly

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 #5844

This is a fully restored, lifted and re-powered automatic transmission 1986 VW Vanagon GL 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. Goldie 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 (refrigerator, 2-burner stove, and kitchen sink with 14-gallon water tank).

  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Seats: 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water tank: 13 gallons
  • Fuel capacity: 15 gallons


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$182.50 /night-4.3% 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 #1 - GOLDIE

Black Forest Westfalias Van #1 - GOLDIE

Cleanliness

1.36

Mechanical

1.36

Value

1.36

Listing Accuracy

1.36

About the host, Black Forest Westfalias

Communication

1.36
More about Black Forest Westfalias

Jewel L.

February 20215

We loved spending Valentine's weekend out on the peninsula and Goldie was the perfect home. Even with a bit of a dicey drive out with record snow in Seattle, she safely got us to the coast. The weekend was cold and wet in the Hoh rainforest, but having such a comfy, warm, dry place to cook and rest inbetween rainy hikes was amazing. Everything we needed, from sleeping bags to cookware was provided, so all we had to do was pack our raincoats and go. Mike at BFW did a great job giving us a rundown on the van, was super flexible and thoughtful considering the extreme weather conditions, and gave us a lot of great advice. Winter camping is awesome; less crowds and no bugs, especially with a cute westy to keep you warm. I've been singing the praises of Black Forest Westfalia's to all my friends and family since getting back!

2 Photos submitted by Jewel L.

Juliana K.

November 20204.5

Best experience of my life!

Linda G.

September 20205

We rented Goldie for 4 nights and stayed in the Baker Lake campgrounds off of Hwy 20. Goldie was great on the roads to trailheads and was easy to maneuver in tight spaces. The van was comfortable for the two of us and stored our gear and food in cabinets leaving us plenty of floor space. It was a very fun way to camp and have a hiking holiday.

Allison L.

June 20205

Goldie ran great and did us proud even in the rough and tumble North Cascades.
She was well equip with cooking utensils, a good knife!!!, pots and pans.
Mike was a great host...very communicative and responsive..and went over all the ins and outs of the van before our departure.
Tho we were local renters the van would be perfect for out of towners...everything is on board from bedding to matches to new TP to dish soap.
We will definitely use Black Forest Westfalia again...
and Goldie is so darn cute!!!!

Laura M.

August 20193

Great trip! But didn’t have use of refrigerator, radio and interior light didn’t work. Mike made some work arounds that worked but getting ice multiple times a day was a bit of a hassle. The major complaint was that our car battery died twice on the trip. We had put our hazards on to unpack and had put the hazards on on another occasion during the trip. Both times rendered the car battery dead. These things all should’ve been checked prior to our rental and communication should’ve been made that these things were in operable. We were only told about the lack of radio interior light and refrigerator The day before our reservation and pick up. To make restitution Mike is going to refund 15% of our total which is a nice gesture, and we appreciate that. Having said that we still would’ve Preferred to have been made aware of all these issues further in advance so that we could make the decision As to whether or not we wanted to proceed with the reservation or go with another service who’s van had no issues.

Arturo M.

April 20195

Such a fun experience! Renting one of these vans was like going back in time but with a few perks!
Mike changed the original motor and installed one with double the horse power, so I always felt safe driving this van. Also very comfortable to sleep in!




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