NEW! The most fuel- and space-efficient of all of our models, the Santa Cruz was designed with spontaneity, freedom, and ease in mind – allowing you to chase the surf breaks, take detours, and find hidden gems. This latest model is perfect for solo road trippers or couples who don’t need the extra space that the Big Sur or Mavericks offer. Get ready to zip around town, navigate tight turns, and get off the beaten track – without sacrificing any comforts or functionality.
All of our campervans for rent are fully-equipped, custom-built, and hand-painted. They’re perfect for long weekend getaways, cross country bucket-list road trips, and national park tours. When you compare campervans to RVs, our small campervans provide functional comforts and the flexibility and freedom to get off the beaten path.
Available in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas
Santa Cruz’s innovative layout makes it easy to plop into bed after a day of exploring. The full-time bed set up in the back is easy and functional. The space-saving kitchen in the back of the van includes a 1-burner pullout stove, 3.5-gallon sink & water tank, and dual-powered refrigerator. Store your clothes in the drawers, grab your groceries & hit the road!
19:57 09 Sep 22
We rented a Santa Cruz model for 2 people for 4 weeks across the west coast - pickup in San Francisco and drop off in LA. This was possibly the best 4 weeks of my life! Each campervan is hand painted with a unique design and given a name accordingly (ours was called Confetti). This is the smallest model that Escape rent out but it was plenty big enough for 2! Kitchen is equipped with a pump sink, one hob and a fridge (which actually worked incredibly well the entire time). We had 2800 miles included in our 4 weeks but we did go over and had to pay for an extra 548 miles at 30cents per mile on drop off. The van did really well with gas and we had zero issues other than having to pump up one tire (which in the space of 4 weeks is to be expected). It was heartbreaking to part with Confetti at the end of the trip and I would 100% do this again with Escape Campervans. They were so easy to communicate with and prices were much higher when we looked at other companies. Highly recommend!!
17:44 30 Apr 22
I would highly recommend anyone to go with escape campervans. We had a ‘Santa Cruz’ for 12 nights and it was perfect for a couple & provided everything we need to comfortably do a road trip. It was easy to drive, especially for someone not used to bigger vans like the others offered. Plus we had an awesome paint job! 10/10 would do again!
16:43 29 Apr 22
Service with Escape was great! Reasonable rates and love the availability. Having previously rented a Maverick we decided to try the Santa Cruz. The mileage per gallon was great considering the price of gas in CA, but we found the mattress a bit too thin and the drawers for storage didn’t accommodate one (out of 2) of our carryon suitcases. But overall, it was a great way to see a bunch of Northern California. And so many people were like, “Love your van!”
14:48 26 Apr 22
Would be five stars, but all the pictures and videos I saw led me to believe that *every* Santa Cruz has a glass roof over the bed. My friend and I would have gotten a bigger van for the same price if we knew that wasn't a guarantee.
Model Ford Transit Connect
Avg. Model Year 2016
Age of Interior 2019
Engine Size 2.5 L V4 Cylinder
Fuel Tank Size 16 Gallons
Fuel Type Regular Unleaded
Drive System Front Wheel Drive
Power Steering Yes
ABS Brakes Yes
Cruise Control Yes
Curtains Yes, cover all windows
Air Conditioning Yes
Bed Size 119.38 cm (47 in) x 201.93 cm (79.5 in)
Storage Drawers 17.5H x 21.5W x 12.75D. 1 drawer on each side of van.
Freshwater 3.5 gallons
Greywater 3.5 gallons
Length 4.4 m (14.5 ft) - fits in most tent sites
Width 1.83 m (6 ft)
Height 1.85 m (6.07 ft)
Ground Clearance 16 cm (6.3 in)
Rooftop Sleeper Offered? No, this model does not accept rooftop sleepers