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About April Saretsky

Aloha! I’m a newcomer to renting campervans after being an avid vanlifer!! I love living on Maui and I am so stoked to share my knowledge w travelers!

Outdoorsy memberHost since January 2020


49% response rate

Memories made on trips with April Saretsky's RVs

Clement B.

5January 2024

Our trip at Maui with this car was great, we went all around the island without problem.
Communication for pick-up and drop-off efficient and easy (thanks April)
At Pick up we have noticed some broken parts in the car:
- both sun shade for driver and passenger broken.
- horn not working.
- left rear windows can't be locked (no rain in car, and with tropical weather was ok to have light window open, but it avoid to completely close the car when locked).
All these small thinks were surprising because we didn't saw that on picture at booking. but in fact, sleeping in a car is an Adventure and we moved on and the tip was very nice.
the car is furnished with all camping furniture (table, camping chair, stove, etc etc., as mentioned in the website publication.)
The rental price is very competitive
I recommend this rental for others customers =)

Andrew B.

5December 2023

Hey, it’s nothing glamorous but it worked, it was comfy, and the owner goes far making sure there are chairs/umbrella/cooking stuff/nice bedding ect in it! It was great, and a fun hoopdi to drive around “blending in”

Nicole H.

3December 2023

Franziska S.

5June 2023

it was exactly what we‘ve expected, the best car for our needs. simple but perfect! april was always there to answer our questions, we had a great trip.

4 Photos submitted by Franziska S.

Ricardo R.

5June 2023

Very nice and understanding as well as rational and to the point

Account R.

5May 2023

April was more than kind and happily available before and during my trip. The car is absolutely a winner: safe, smooth, clean, enough space and fully equipped. I'm a female solo traveler and would definitely use this car again!

Anabela S.

5May 2023

It was exactly what we were looking for. Chairs, an extra blanket and towels for outdoors was a good thing. We didn't cook, but it looked like everything that we needed was there.
April was always kind at pick up and at the returning. Everything went really well.

Kristie S.

1April 2023

For an old van, it did the job barely had a few curt quirks open the door and the blinkers go on takes 20 minutes for the inside light to go off. The owner doesn’t arrange the return very well at all beware.

April’s answer

Hi Kristie! sorry you feel that way, I do have drop off instructions on my page and I did text you about it the day before. I was extremely inconvenienced having to uber to pick up my van where you left it, when you did have instructions. It is an old van, but low miles & runs great - the blinkers are a simple switch that I could've explained, had you asked while you were out.

Julie E.

5April 2023

We had a great time with the blue Rhino! Although we did not sleep in it every night, it was great to have the option. People thought we were local because of the authentic Maui paint job. I always bring way too much stuff, and with all the stuff April provided, I was stocked.

Nico T.

5March 2023

Amazing local cruiser to explore wonderful Maui! We had a fantastic experience and April was a great host. She provided us with useful tips where to stay and the van has literally everything you need for camping. Very cozy and we felt save the whole ride!

4 Photos submitted by Nico T.

Julia M.

5March 2023

I have a great experience with this car! It have everything what I need. The bed is very comfortable.

5 Photos submitted by Julia M.

Simon L.

5February 2023

Great van, drives perfectly. Has everything needed. Comfortable sleep. And super host, available and understanding:) Highly recommend.

Estelle A.

2November 2022

Ian C.

5November 2022

First off, April the host met us at the van and was super sweet and had
great recommendations for us. Maui Blue Rhino is a great van! Older but
reliable with a very comfortable bed and lots of storage underneath. Our
first night was fun but nothing too crazy. It was dark by the time we
picked up the van so we just found a place to park in Kihei. The next
morning we saw the full moon set and got to wade in a reef that had turtles
in it! Then we spent the afternoon at Makena Beach. It was AWESOME to have
the camping chairs and beach umbrella. After that we drove up to Haleakala
National Park to catch sunset. We spent the night up there & it was
FREEZING but the extra bedding kept us warm. Bring warm clothes if you go
up there! We saw sunrise at the summit which was a surreal and
unforgettable experience. We drove back down & dropped off the van & took a
bus to our next destination. I wish we had more than 2 nights with this
sweet ride but we got a lot in! Would highly recommend.

Nicholas S.

4August 2022

Great value and a great way to see amazing Maui. April is so lovely and nice! There are other reviews here which show exactly what to expect. Ie, the car is not a looker, but works great and was comfortable.

Nadine D.

1August 2022

The Van would be nice for a camper trip if there wouldnt be a ton of insects inside (cockroaches, bugs etc.).
We werent able to sleep in the van because of this insects - very disgusting.

April’s answer

Hey Nadine, I'm very sorry you had a bad time due to bugs. I've never had any issue with this before, in my several years of renting. I did have you bring it back right away & I cleaned and disinfected the van & supplied you with my personal tent & sleeping bag. There are obviously going to be a few bugs with island living and I feel this review is a bit unfair since I took what you said as truth, even though I didn't see a single bug when you came back, nor have I since. But I dealt with it right away and tried to fix it ASAP. I see you requested a full refund, and I agreed to the first night being refunded, assuming what you said was true - which is already hard on me, being a small business owner. You agreed to take the tent & sleeping bag and you seemed happy with the rest of your stay on Maui, and the refund, so I'm not sure what else I could've done.

2 Photos submitted by Nadine D.