Big Island Bertha the Cozy Campervan

4.826 reviews
Camper vanKailua-Kona, HI
2 guests
Sleeps 2
17.75 ft. long
Pet friendly

Bertha is a newly-converted 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 camper van with a stunning interior for a cozy home-away-from-home experience. With brand new, high-end components and features, make your adventure around the Big Island meaningful during the day and restful at night.Check out more photos and video on IG at sun . salt . campervansComplete with a dreamy micro-foam full bed, ventilation fan, ceiling lights, electrical outlets, chest fridge (with a freezer component), portable stove, swivel seats and swivel table (so you can eat inside if it's raining), compostable toilet, foot pump sink (with a 6 gallon tank) and an manual foot pump outdoor shower to meet all your needs as you explore the road less traveled around the island.With tons of storage below the bed for suitcases, beach toys, and more, you’ll be able to pack in everything you need!What's includedBertha includes: fresh linens, towels, kitchenware and cookware (skillets, pots, bowls), coffee grinder and french press, basic spices, utensils, a can opener, wine opener, garlic press, grater, cooking spoons, as well as a portable camping stove and butane (can cook inside or outside), and an outdoor mat to help keep things clean.For additional charges, Bertha can include:
Two camping/beach chairs
Large beach umbrella
Surf board
Inflatable Paddle Board
Two boogie boards
Two floatation inner-tubes
Some details you won’t see, but will benefit from include non-toxic havelock sheeps wool insulation to keep the van cooler longer, prevent moisture, and reduce noise from outside while you sleep.
RecommendationsThey don’t call the island of Hawai’i “The Big Island” for nothing - it’s huge! Exploring via camper van is one of the best ways to see all the sites and avoid excessive driving (and costs) between your lodging and next adventure.If you’ve rented a camper van on the mainland before, you should know it’s a little different on the Big Island. It’s technically illegal to sleep in a vehicle in public spaces. I have put together a map of spots on the island where you could park overnight - secret spots, campgrounds that you will need to obtain a permit beforehand, and places to park in a pinch. My renters have had no issues with just a little bit of forethought and being mindful of where I park overnight. I give you everything you need to plan in advance (the more you prep, the better your stay will be!).Other things to notePickup and Drop off: Pickup is after 4pm or later and dropped off by 10 am.Pets are welcome!
If you can find a festival, you are welcome to take her there!
No smoking
Prohibited areas:
Due to Bertha not having 4WD, you are not permitted to take her to Makalawena Beach, Green Sands Beach, Waipio Valley, or past the Visitor Center at Mauna Kea. You may hire local services to take you to these locations in a 4x4 vehicle. The van is equipped with a GPS that will alert us if she is in any of these locations, at which point you will be fined $1,000 in addition to the cost of any damage to the vehicle (which there undoubtedly will be, assuming you are even able to get the van back to the road, which you will not).


2017 Ram Promaster
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Outside Shower
  • Generator
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator

Meet your host, Bri

Member since 2021

Sun + Salt is a luxury campervan business based on Hawaii island.

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Music festival friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Unlimited generator hours
Pets are welcome!
If you can find a festival, you are welcome to take her there!
No smoking.
24/7 roadside assistance
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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Portable awning for over the sliding door
Beach Essentials
2 beach chairs and an umbrella
Boogie Boards

Availability and rates


There’s a 1 night minimum stay

  • Security deposit: $1,000.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $126.00. We completely clean and inspect the van after each use. This fee covers cleaning and replacing linens and towels, sanitizing surfaces, and dumping and prepping grey water tanks for the sink.
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John C.

January 20245

Big Island Bertha was a pleasure to have as our mobile home for our first visit to the Big Island! She drives great, has plenty of amenities and features that made our stay on the island smooth and easy breezy. I think one of the biggest perks is having Bri to answer all your (7 Million in my case) questions about activities and locations. She was endlessly kind when I asked about everything from places to stay, to the highlight activities (Mauna Kea and such) and much more. I really can’t recommend this experience enough, a 5 star and then some rating. Much thanks again to Bri and hope to be back again soon!

Bri’s answer

Oh John, wow! Thank you for the kind words, you are so generous. I'm so happy to have helped make it a great trip for you and you're welcome back any time!

Catherine R.

August 20235

Bri’s answer

Mahalo for your stay, Catherin!

Laura N.

July 20235

Bri was super kind and helpful with all the questions we had. The van worked great for us. The bed was very comfortable and the van was well stocked. We brought a couple of coolers which was helpful to avoid using the refrigerator all the time as it eats up quite a bit of energy. We were surprised by how well insulated the van is. We followed Bri’s advice to use the visor on the windshield whenever leaving the van under the sun for significant stretches of time, but even the couple of times we didn’t the van stayed fairly cool. Highly recommend Bri and Bertha!

Bri’s answer

Thanks so much Laura! I'm so glad you had a great trip and thanks so much for taking good care of Bertha and traveling bringing the spirit of Aloha with you 💛

Jonathan C.

May 20235

Bri’s answer

Thanks so much Jonathan! Safe travels 💛

Morgan L.

March 20234

Bryan M.

February 20235


Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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