Wine Country 'Camping'
So, my husband and I planned this much needed get away from the hustle and bustle of work, kids, and responsibilities. Positives: Central Coast - What's not to love?! From the beginning Blake was very good to work with and responded to all inquiries rather quickly. He confirmed that he would be traveling abroad and we would have the property to ourselves. It was not until we got up there that things changed... Negatives: We arrived at approximately 12:00am (prearranged with the owner) to pitch blackness with nothing marked for parking, fire pit location (which I actually parked right on top of because of that issue) ect. It was not until morning that we realized exactly how things are layed out in this 'remote camping experience.' The 5th Wheel was pretty much as we expected. Older, kind of run down with a rather disgusting bathroom (OMG the smell from the toilet!) but perfect for what we needed. The major draw back: It is literally ACROSS THE DRIVEWAY from the owners house. I felt like I was camping in someone's front yard! 20+ acres and you can't manage a way to make it a little more private?? The 'fire pit' was no more than a small hole in the ground surrounded by 4' tall foxtail and very dry brush everywhere. The grounds were not at all manicured or cut down as it appears in the pictures. This left VERY LITTLE useable space for 'camping'. The other major draw back: There are I don't know how many people living in the house (4-5+) that would come and go constantly. We were so close to the house I could see them walking around in the living room, vacuuming and some girl watering plants and drinking coffee right across from me. Not really the solitude and peace I thought I was getting. Some guy even drove up, didn't even introduce himself and told us to put out the fire we had just lit. I'm sorry, but you're not Blake-he already told us it was fine. Who are you by the way? No response, he just drove up to the garage and went in the house. Such a lovely area and what could be a great property and experience if it was maintained and setup better. But for me, a Rather underwhelming experience....
Cozy 5Th Wheel In Wine Country