Volkswagen California Beach M.
Campervan 5 seats Manual | CHMR
5 4/5 M 4
Thanks to its streamlined interior, hiring a Volkswagen California Beach will enable you to travel with five people, a rare configuration that's not often found in the campervan universe.
Habitability & Layout
With its T6 California Beach, Volkswagen is one of the only manufacturers to offer a campervan that can accommodate five people on-board.
Similar to its big brothers, the California Coast and Ocean, the California Beach offers nearly all the key features needed in a recreational vehicle: two double beds, including one under the pop-up roof; swivelling front seats, etc. But, you may be wondering where the fifth seat fits in. Well, it's true that there's no such thing as a perfect world. To add the third seat in its rear bench in the lounge area, Volkswagen decided to remove the kitchen area and the surrounding cabinets. Just like the Caddy Minicamper, the California Beach plays with space and scale – a luxury for the compact layout that campervans offer.
Although a perfect world isn't possible, We-Van has worked hard to make ours a bit better. We've kitted out our fleet of rental Volkswagen California Beach vehicles with built-in kitchen equipment that is designed, built and installed in France by a well-known professional. This ingenious, functional kitchen equipment is located either in the boot under the bed extension or in the lounge area, depending on the model. Depending on the version, this equipment usually includes a drawer refrigerator, a built-in camping stove, a compartment with a water tank, a storage cabinet, and sometimes a little shower for rinsing off or washing dishes.
While cooking with products from the innumerable exceptional regions you'll travel through during your road trip across France or Europe may become a true “religion”, your campervan's most sought-after feature will likely be the bed. The California Beach is well-equipped in this area, featuring a lower 150 x 200cm double bed that's a true luxury for this type of van layout. It can accommodate three young children, for example. As with other Volkswagen California versions, the second 120 x 200cm double bed with a slatted wood base is “upstairs”. It appears when the manual pop-up roof is opened.
To up the cosy factor, just close the built-in blinds to darken the space. And, never fear…anyone who is afraid of the dark will enjoy the built-in lights by each of the beds and the nearby 12V sockets powered by the campervan's auxiliary batteries. Those who are afraid of the dark AND the cold will be doubly reassured: the separate auxiliary heater circulates warm air in the cabin (with the motor off), ensuring that the Volkswagen California Beach will become their favourite cocoon.
The high-end configuration and features (indoor and outdoor tables, chairs, energy independence) also make this rental campervan the ideal vehicle for professionals whose work keeps them on the road, like photographers, athletes and anyone who needs a mobile office that is always close to the action.
To help you prepare for your trip in your rental Volkswagen California Coast, we encourage you to read through our Preparing for Your Campervan Trip guide, which features additional information on We-Van equipment, accessories and services, as well as tips and a list of other reference materials
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