Adventures with Charley the Van

Converted VanYucca Valley, CA
2 guests
Sleeps 2
18 ft. long

Charley is an 18ft Sprinter Van which we fully customized with a beautiful all timber build out. With unique arched shelves, cedar ceiling, live edge countertop and wood-turned kitchen sink, you won't find another van like this around. During the pandemic, and with the help of a few friends, Rachel built the van out before hitting the road. Charley has visited over 30 states and his build was dialed in on the road for maximum functionality.Charley has a convertible queen-sized bed, sliding table and bench seats, 12v powered faucet, full kitchen with everything you need for camp cooking, electric fridge cooler, 200 wats of solar power, two-way fan, bumping stereo system, dimmable LED lights, custom artwork, a hermetically sealed camping toilet, insulated walls, and tons of storage space.Charley is an older model of Sprinter van but has had numerous upgrades and his diesel engine is fantastic. The van comes with a phone mount/USB hook up for your iphone to play music and display GPS directions on the screen. The Goal Zero battery system is powered by solar panels, (while providing USB, 12v, 110v) and can also hook up to shore power for charging.Additional:
1. Vehicle must be returned with a full tank of diesel, otherwise, a charge of $7.00/gallon will be applied.
2. Prior to each rental, the vehicle will be cleaned per CDC recommended guidelines.
3. For sanitary purposes, the toilet tank must be emptied and cleaned by the renter prior to return, otherwise, there is a $300 charge.
4. Charley is 2WD so cannot withstand off-roading which is prohibited. Renter shall be responsible for damages arising from such activity.
5. Please do not climb on the roof. It will damage the roof and solar panels. Renter shall be responsible for damages arising from such activity.
6. Charley is a high top sprinter measuring 9ft tall. He will not fit through drive thrus or in most parking garages. Renters will be responsible for any damages incurred to the roof, solar panels, fan, etc.
What's includedComes with:Fresh linens
Heated blanket
Fresh towels
Sliding indoor table for working and dining
Powered sink with 12gal fresh water
IceCo electric fridge cooler
Propane fueled camping stove with (1) 16oz can provided. Additional propane available through Add Ons
Large food pantry
Cooking utensils, pots/pans, plates, bowls and silverware
2x camping chairs
Folding table
2x Montem hiking poles
Dometic hermetically sealed toilet
Solar heated outdoor shower
Tons of storage


2005 Dodge/ Mercedes Sprinter
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 12 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 25 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Outside Shower
  • Generator
  • Solart
  • TV/DVD
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • CD Player

Meet your host, Rachel

Member since 2021

Charley the van is 100% a passion project. After surviving covid, we bought a sprinter, built it out in 5 weeks and set out to explore this beautiful country of ours. My partner and I lived in Charley for over 3 months and made several upgrades and installations to the build while we were on the road. We filled it with trinkets from our travels and with lots of love, which anyone who enters it will feel. We had such an amazing journey traveling around in our custom van and living the van life, we wanted to share the experience and the freedom with others while we are working back in the real world. We hope you enjoy our van and perhaps we'll see you out there on the road!

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Rules and policies

  • Tailgating friendly
  • Not pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 100 free miles / day
  • Unlimited generator hours
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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

16oz Propane Canister
Available for the camper stove
Camping Package
Includes folding table, two camping chairs and outdoor rug
Dirty toilet return fee
Only charged if the toilet is returned dirty.

Availability and rates


There’s a 1 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 7.9% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 15% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $1,670.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $167.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the vehicle and all components prior to each rental. It also covers water, your initial bottle of propane, topping up the gas tank and laundering all linen
Adventures with Charley the Van




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Cameron C.

March 20235

Our trip with “Charley” was absolutely perfect. The RV was beautifully outfitted, cutely appointed, and amazingly detailed. We loved our trip. We had a couple of hiccups in our personal travels, but Rachel was kind, gracious, communicative and accommodating. A perfect experience!

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Laura E.

October 20225

Linnea H.

April 20225

Best week ever!! We took Charley all through Yosemite to Big Sur and back to LA.
Communication was amazing and all of our questions were answered so fast!!

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Christi Q.

April 20225

We had the absolute best time with Charley! The van is just as pictured, so beautifully unique and functional. The owner was really laidback and responsive. They had step by step easily understandable instructions for managing the van. We had everything we needed to have the most memorable trip!

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Laura C.

March 20225

Charlie G.

March 20225

Great trip!!!!! Would love to rent Charley again, so much fun.


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