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Van Niche in Solana Beach

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Solana Beach, CA

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Hosted By

cwmacphail

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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    Yes

Quiet suburban neighborhood with houses fairly close together. 1/4 mile east of Interstate-5 and 1.5 miles from the beach. Parking is in my driveway, which has a moderate 4% slope front-to-rear, and also some sideways tilt. I have blocks available that will get you almost level. This space is limited to vans under 25 feet long and 7.5 feet (90 inches) or less in width with mirrors folded. This is so I can get my vehicle in and out of the garage. Sorry, no trailers or RVs. Temperatures are mostly pleasant as we are 1.5 miles from the coast. Suggested Local Attractions:Nice beaches 1-3 miles away (Fletcher Cove has plenty of free parking), VONs supermarket & restaurants: 1/4 mile away. Lots of other stores & restaurants within 1 mile. Mission Bay: 20 minutes. Downtown San Diego: 30 minutes. If the timing works come to "Van Life Gathering" Meet-up in San Diego (Bimonthly - google it).

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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House Rules

Friendly, well behaved dogs only. If your dog is aggressive or barks at passing dogs or walkers, this location is not for you. Generators should be off 9:30pm-7:30am.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Paved

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Pavement

host Profile

Hosted By cwmacphail

Age:

65+

Retired guy with a Nissan 12-passenger van for travel Details: Retired techie who lived in Minneapolis and Boston before settling in Solana Beach with family at my current address 20+ years ago. I've taken 6 long road trips since fitting up my Nissan NV van in 2015. I think van travel will keep getting more popular because of so many "technology tailwinds"...communications, electronics, batteries, solar. Love the bimonthly "Van Life Gathering" Meet-ups in San Diego. Check it out if passing through. I enjoy schmoozing with van & RV travelers, but I'm not that guy who won't stop yapping and just leave you alone already :-). Home Town: Solana Beach, CA Favorite Boondocking Locations: I usually stay with friends & family or at public campgrounds, Wal-Marts, or Pilot truck stops. Skills or Expertise to Share: I'm super handy fabricating stuff -- wood, plastics, aluminum, coroplast, fabric, etc. I like to chase space efficiency and lightweight solutions.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Kinhderella

    3 days ago

    Such a peaceful area away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The host was kind enough to provide thoughtful amenities as well :)

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    Joatmon12

    1 week ago

    Our first time using the app. Chris was a great host. Came out to say hi and to see if we got set up ok. Provided leveling blocks, water, electricity and even wifi. Unbelievably quiet neighborhood. Got such a good sleep. So grateful!

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    WolfandAdel

    1 week ago

    This location is a quiet neighborhood. It has easy access to a local mall with groceries and a Starbucks. It also had very straightforward access to Tide Park Beach in Solano Beach. Thanks to our host for making our stay very comfortable.

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    rtwickham

    1 week ago

    Chris and his location were perfect for our needs. He greeted us on arrival, the location is just ideal for our needs, and his leveling blocks worked amazingly.

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    Marie_And_Math

    2 weeks ago

    This place is absolutely well located and Chris has been an amazing host! Very responsive and generous! We highly recommend and we will come back for sure!

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