Big Red – VW 5.1 California Beach with portable kitchen - ready to roam!

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This motorhome offers flexible cancellation conditions if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions.

The Motorhome

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Type: Compact
  • Seats: 5
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • First Registration: 2012
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Required Driver License: B


Big Red is our fabulous VW T5.1 California Beach camper van - factory fitted high spec VW Cali conversion from 2012.

The California Beach vans don't usually have a kitchen inside the van, but we have added a small portable sink and gas burner unit that can be used inside or outside the van. There is a 12v cool box in the van too, so you have all the benefits of a kitchen, and a full width 'downstairs' bed. You also get a pop top bed with sprung base and versatile equipment to cook outdoors too.

Main features:

- Five belted seats
- Pop Top with sprung base
- Full width bed in van
- Cool/warm box
- Waterproof seat covers
- Four 12v charging points to leisure battery
- Air con in cab and passenger space
- Sat Nav and DAB radio
- Integrated window blinds
- Pull out awning/canopy
- Fold away table and chairs (x2)
- Front and rear speakers
- Bike rack (four bikes up to 80kg)
- Front swivel seats
- Sliding rear bench seat
- EHU with circuit breaker and two 240v plug sockets
- Portable Vangear sink/gas unit - use inside or outside

Additional accessories:

- Cadac Safari 2 BBQ
- Kettle/Cafitiere/Mugs x 4
- Addtional table for outdoor cooking
- Small fire pit and fire blanket
- Kampa Diddy portable heater

On request:

- Extra chairs (x 3)
- Plates/cutlery/pans
- Bluetooth speaker
- Lightweight bell style tent

Big Red is really versatile, the seats can be moved on rails and the interior is focused on sleeping and relaxing. There are two seats in the front which swivel and a three seater bench in the rear.

The pop-top bedboards elevate to make room in the daytime, and there is an intergrated table which can be used inside or outside the van.

The van drives well and is really comfortable to travel in.

We include safety kit (fire extinguisher, high vis vest, first aid kit).


  • Airconditioning home area
  • Awning
  • Bike carrier
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Gas cylinder
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Solar panel
  • Toilet
  • TV
  • TV receiver
  • Airconditioning in cabin
  • Cruise Control
  • GPS
  • Power Steering
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rack
  • Towbar


Available in the booking process, from $14.80 per day you can reduce your deposit and deductible to $150.


  • Weekly mileage limit: 2,400 km
  • Price per extra KM: £0.20
  • Cleaning Fee: £0
  • Long Trip Discount
    - Bookings longer than 4 weeks: 10%

Cancellation Policy

House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: No
  • Going Abroad Allowed: No
  • Wintersport Allowed: No
  • Festivals Allowed: No
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 26 years

Big Red is part of our family. We respect him by driving kindly, cleaning up mess and not getting him too muddy or dirty.
We also ask that you cook food away from the van and that you clean the cooking equipment before returning this to us.


  • Pickup Time: 3:00 PM
  • Return Time: 12:00 PM
  • 2 nights minimum

3 Reviews

We had an awesome campervan experience in the Big Red, enjoying all its mini luxury and versatility! Mousumi and Ivan were great at explaining everything and the van met all our expectations both in representation and comfort . Both beds were comfy, everything set to a high standard and very hygienic. The Big Red travelled well, with a great sound system and was very well equipped . We thoroughly recommend it and we will be back for more for certain!! Naomi and Andy November 2021
The owner was so lovely and helpful with all of our requests and questions, and we had quite a few as we were first-time campervan hirers. The van had everything we needed for a great weekend. Thank you! October 2021
The van was great, very clean and well cared for. Lots of extras included like a camping table, gas stove and even some outdoor lights. The bed was super comfy. The owners were incredibly kind and helpful and I was able to rent the van with literally a few hours notice. They messaged me a couple of times during my trip to make sure that I was happy with everything and had no problems. I hope to rent Big Red again! October 2021