Your luxury apartment on wheels - “The Great White”

59 reviews
Converted VanPetaluma, CA
2 guests
Sleeps 2
22 ft. long

Welcome to your luxury apartment on wheels! This 2017 Mercedes Sprinter has been thoughtfully converted to look and feel like a modern studio. Inside you’ll find a super comfy queen bed, full kitchen, fridge/freezer, 2 burner stove, portable toilet, swivel table for dining/ remote work/ or board games, enough solar energy to power all your remote living needs, and many thoughtful touches to make you feel right at home.

The 170 inch wheelbase Sprinter handles like a large minivan making it accessible for drivers of all skill levels. The Diesel engine gets 18-22 mpg and has plenty of power to get you up those steep mountain roads. At 22 feet long it has plenty of interior room to spread out, yet still fits in most standard parking spaces. The van has Bluetooth, aux, radio, cruise control, heated seats, a/c (while driving only), and satellite navigation to ensure smooth sailing on your next road trip.

The unassuming exterior and magnetic blackout curtains allow you to remain stealth while staying in your favorite big city or spending a night at a remote pull out. Meanwhile, the well equipped interior includes ample lighting, 20 gallon fresh water tank, sizable stainless steel sink, 5 gallon gray water holding tank, 2 burner propane stove, hot shower (our favorite feature), diesel heater, and all the utensils and cookware you’ll need for your favorite mountain meal.

Whether you’re headed to your favorite national park, camp out with friends, ski weekend, surf trip, or romantic road trip look no further than Great White Van Adventures. We look forward to sharing our van with you so you can share your stories with us!

What's included

Van:
-2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 170 inch wheelbase
-2 wheel Drive
-Diesel
-2 seats

Cab:
-Power steering/ windows
-Cruise control
-Heated seats
-A/c, heat
-Bluetooth, aux, radio
-Satellite navigation included
-FasTrak toll tag for Bay Area bridges (tolls deducted from deposit after trip completion)

Kitchen:
-2 butcher block counter tops
-Stainless steel sink
-Tap with water filter (for tasty drinking water on the go!)
-20 gallon fresh water tank
-2 burner propane range
-Upper cabinet for food storage
-Basic spices, olive oil, and hot sauce
-Pour-over coffee cone and filters (you bring ground coffee)
-3 coffee mugs
-Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery
-Measuring cups, spatulas, cook spoons
-Kitchen knife
-2 pots, 1 pan, strainer
-Kitchen towels, rags
-Dish soap and sponge
-Roomy fridge with freezer compartment (Ice cream!)
-5 gallon gray water holding tank (dumps through floor to exterior)

Living area:
-Passenger seat swivels to face rear
-Swivel table for dining, games, remote work
-Bench seat with cushion
-Interior lights are dimmable (to set the mood)
-String lights (to further set the mood)
-MaxAir fan (variable speeds to keep fresh air moving)
-Ample storage hooks and nooks
-Roving storage cube
-120v outlets, usb outlets

Toilet:
-Porta Potti 135 portable cassette toilet (use like normal toilet, chemical holding tank breaks down paper and waste, empty tank into household toilet/ vault toilet/ porta potty)
-No smell
-Biodegradable chemical packs included
-Toilet paper included
-Holds 2-3 days worth of waste from 2 people using daily

Bed:
-Super comfy queen-sized bed (Tuft and Needle brand)
-Luxury sheets
-2 blankets and included
-Plenty of pillows
-Mattress protector
-Grab handles to help get in and out
-2 beach towels

Power:
-420 watts of solar power on roof and alternator charging for cloudy/winter days
-200 Amp hours of Lithium Iron Phosphate battery capacity (Powers all appliances with tons to spare)
-2200 Watt Inverter powers the outlets (Will power pretty much any appliance, even hairdryers)

Garage:
-Tons of lighting
-20 gallon fresh water tank
-20 lb Propane tank
-Freshwater fill intake is inside the back door
-Hot water shower attaches to back door
-Tons of space for gear, garage can be accessed from living area as well

Outside Gear:
-Roll out awning, manual power
-2 camp chairs
-Adjustable folding table

Safety:
-Outdoorsy roadside assistance and customer support
-Spare tools
-First aid kit
-Fire extinguisher
-Smoke/ Carbon monoxide alarm under bed
-Custom manuals included ensuring all features are user friendly

Add ons for an additional fee:
-Propane fire pit (super easy campfire on demand!)
-Cargo shelf, attaches to tow hitch
-Bike rack, attaches to tow hitch (2 bikes), includes bike lock
-Projector and screen (movie night in the mountains?!)
-Yeti 45 cooler (keeps ice for 3-4 days)

Recommendations

This van is perfect for road trips, ski weekends, climbing trips, family visits, camping in your favorite national park, and dispersed camping. This is a great home base for two adventurers looking to experience the outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home.

We love taking the van to some of our favorite spots:
-Highway 1 south to Big Sur, through Monterey and Santa Cruz
-Yosemite National Park
-Highway 395 from Lake Tahoe, through Mammoth, and down to Lone Pine/ Alabama Hills
-Harvest Host membership for winery/brewery overnight stays
-101 North to Humboldt County to see the redwoods

Other things to note

- No smoking of any kind
- No pets
- No off-roading (van is 2 wheel drive)
- 2 people max (2 seats with seatbelts)
- Must return van clean and fueled


Features

2017 Mercedes Sprinter
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 20 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 18 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Outside Shower
  • Toilet
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dining Table

Meet your host, Nick

Member since 2021

Hello fellow traveler!
Lindsey and I (Nick) are glad you found our van. We love traveling to new and exciting places by foot, air, and now, van! We hope you'll love the flexibility and freedom our Sprinter provides for your next adventure.

Usually answers in less than 24 hours


Rules and policies

  • Tailgating friendly
  • Not pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 150 free miles / day

No Smoking or drug use is allowed in the vehicle, your entire security deposit will be held until remediation can be obtained. Whatever the remediation specialist charges PLUS a service fee of $100 will be assessed out of the security deposit and any remaining balance will be refunded to the renter as long and there are no other overages or damages.

24/7 roadside assistance
Learn more about Roadside Assistance

Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Bike Rack
Attaches to trailer hitch. Holds 2 bikes. Very simple to use. Includes lock.
$30.80
/each
Cargo Shelf
Folds up when not in use. Adds 19 x 60 inches of storage.
$30.80
/each
Empty Fuel Fee
This fee will be charged if fuel tank is not returned full
$154.00
/each

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There’s a 3 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Weekly (7-29 nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (30+ nights): 19.9% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $1,848.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $92.40. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Your luxury apartment on wheels - “The Great White”

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Guest photos

Michele A.

October 20225

The Van is everything in the photos and more. It is cozy. The WiFi worked great out at Doran Beach. The stove warmed up the tomato soup fast.
We took the scrabble game and the bourbon inside when it got too damp out. The lighting was placed in good locations. Super toasty and warm; the bedding is 5 stars.
The host is awesome; the videos he made for everything is so smart; for the toilet; the lights; the stove, etc. so very helpful. The sound speaker was a nice find. He is very available for questions; I texted him several times before and during the trip
And he has the videos on an iPad in the van!
I will definitely rent this sweet camper ride again.

Nick’s answer

Thanks for the great review Michele! Hope to see you again soon.

5 Photos submitted by Michele A.

Evan M.

October 20225

The Sprinter van is top of the line and has all the amenities built in. Great experience!

Christiann H.

August 20225

Joe G.

August 20225

One of our best trips ever was made possible by Nick and his perfect van. We covered 600 miles throughout far north California comfortably and guided by Nick’s expert knowledge of the region. The interior of the van is set up great, lights where you need them, easy to use stove and fridge and toilet. Great bedding. The van drove great, handled well on all the twists and turns on Highway 1. Drop off/pick up was smooth. Would rent Nick’s van again is a second.

Nick’s answer

Thanks for the kind words Joe. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again soon!

6 Photos submitted by Joe G.

Lorna B.

August 20225

Our trip was beyond perfect in every way. The Great White was like a luxury home away from home and everything went off without a hitch. Nick's Sprinter was immaculate, well maintained, drove beautifully and was stocked with everything you need to have the trip of a lifetime. Our communication with Nick was perfect and he was always prompt in answering any question we had. Nick provided excellent educative videos on how to operate everything, awesome! The bed had quality linens and was so comfortable. Nick even made a special accommodation for our dog Astro for a fee an he was a perfect boy. We are already dreaming of another trip in the Great White. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~Lorna, Preston and Astro ❤

Nick’s answer

Thanks Lorna and Preston! So glad you enjoyed your trip in the Great White!

4 Photos submitted by Lorna B.

Emily C.

June 20225

We can’t even describe how wonderful this trip was. Truly a trip of a lifetime. Nick handled everything and was extremely helpful before and during our trip. The van is absolutely perfect in every way. You will have everything you need to be comfortable. The bed and pillows are very comfortable and high quality linens. We cooked very good dinners and had everything we needed. Definitely get the fire pit and the propane stove. The van is easy to drive and comfortable on the long road trip. We seriously had no issues. The shower was hot and easy to use. The toilet was nice to have as we were completely off the grid. Highly recommend this type of trip for anyone that is willing to adventure outside of the normal.

Nick’s answer

Thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you both and hear about your adventure in the Great White.
Cheers,
Nick

16 Photos submitted by Emily C.


Have a question?Get answers directly from the owner

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
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I am flexible with pick-up and drop-off times and locations. If my schedule allows, I will deliver within a reasonable (1 hour) drive from my house in Petaluma for a fee (about $150 depending on distance). I am happy to negotiate start and end times to ensure a good fit for your trip. I also offer contactless pickup. We can do a video walk through of all the systems ahead of time and use a key lock box to ensure the van is secure.

Location

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Petaluma, California

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