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Barbara's Vanlife Mecca

Space for 1 Rig
25 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
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  • Slideouts Not Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • $5/night requested for hookups


I have a lot of friends that full-time in RV/Vans, so there's always space in front of my house for someone to boondock. My neighbors are cool and friendly and it's a safe, upper-class environment, so you won't have any problems.

If you want to plug in, I can accommodate at the front of my house, though you will need a 50 ft or more cable to reach the front door from the street parking. I do ask for a donation for electric and water (if used) as Silicon Valley prices are pretty high.

House Rules

Since this is a quiet upper-class neighborhood, please make sure your vehicle isn't excessively loud. Also, I prefer not to host trailers as they aren't very conducive to the the slanted parking in front of my house and levelers/leveling bring a lot more attention to my location and may cause issues in the future.

No running generators after 9pm and please limit use throughout the day. My neighbors are very cool, but I don't want to bring too much attention to me hosting.

Please be respectful of the neighborhood and don't be too noisy at night. This includes vehicles coming and going at night time as well.

If you are a smoker, please smoke inside your vehicles and dispose of your cigarettes. Do not leave trash, cigarette butts, or anything else behind.

Pets are ok, though I have a cat that's outdoors during the day, therefore, dogs cannot be let loose to wander around unattended.

Access Road Conditions

There is a slight slant when parking in front of my house, as well as overhanging trees, therefore, please be sure to park accordingly. There is no slant if parking across the street from me, which is someone's side house, so that could be a possible place to park as well, but only for one night and when other cars are not parked there.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Tow vehicle should park behind or in front of trailer.


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I do travel in my van at times, but am often home, so I'd say 75% of the year it would be ok.


Campbell, CA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

California's Great America Amusement Park, Winchester Mystery House, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Santana Row Restaurants & Shopping, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, Children's Discovery Museum, Los Gatos Creek Trail (walking/biking), Japanese Friendship Garden, San Pedro Square Market, San Jose Museum of Art, Heritage Rose Garden, Raging Waters

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Member Since
August 9, 2017
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31 References

31 Positive References

0 Neutral or Negative Reference

References for Barbara's Vanlife Mecca


December 2020

Easy getaway

We are so happy that Barbrocks offers this safe, quiet place to park in the heart of Silicon Valley yet near a number of beautiful open spaces and state parks. Her place was easy to find and access, she was friendly and offered great info about the area, helping us take a much needed outdoors break!


September 2020

Beautiful Neighborhood, Great Nights Sleep

I really enjoyed walking around this neighborhood, very quaint with nice homes! Barbrocks is a great host with the perfect parking spot out front. It’s got a tilt, right side is higher than the left side when you’re parked there, but didn’t bother us at all


August 2020

Very Good

Barb nice as she could be with wonderful sense of humor. For those with dogs, there is a nice dog park within a mile from Barbara’s place and she also mentioned a great park which is in walking distance and it was also very good. I would stay here again absolutely.


August 2020

Very Friendly Hosts

Friendly and lovely host. Enjoyed redwood trees, friendly cat. Nice and central location.


June 2020

Peaceful and quiet

Thanks for your hospitality, this was our first Boondockers Welcome stay. And during this time of shelter in place you provided us with the perfect environment!


May 2020

Easy stay for vans

Very responsive. Easy place to pull off of the highway and crash for the evening. Just for people who are not used to vanlifing it.

1. Dry camping
2. Parking in front of the house


March 2020

Beautiful, quiet neighborhood

Quick stop but very convenient location to everything. Very nice host. Hopefully we will see you on the road next summer!


October 2019

Come and Go

This was a short stay for me. I pulled up after dark and had to leave early the next day. Quiet neighborhood & good sleep


October 2019


I had a quick overnight in her adorable neighborhood. She reached out to meet me, was communicative, and made my first boondocker's welcome experience a real treat. Thank you!

S and J

August 2019

Great stopover

We were very grateful to have a safe place to stay on a Saturday night. We had a little engine problem on the day we were supposed to arrive and our host graciously let us cancel and come the next day.


May 2019

Beautiful home

Thank you Barbara for opening your home to us. Gorgeous home.


April 2019

One night in San Jose

Barbara is a friendly and uncomplicated host. No Problems, everything was fine :)

A former member

April 2019

Barb is a lovely, welcoming host!

We had a great time outside Barbara’s. The neighbourhood is lovely and we would highly recommend!

Melissa D.

April 2019

Wonderful Host!

We had a great experience at Barbara's place! She's really nice and welcoming. Very quiet neighborhood. Highly recommend this place.


March 2019


Without question, Barbara is one of the NICEST people you will meet on your travels! We instantly connected, toured our RVs and had some GREAT talks. She even let me stay some nights longer at her place, after something went wrong with my reservation for a commercial RV park in San Francisco, where I wanted to park my van and commute to a trade show. Instead Barbara dropped me of at the Caltrain station and I was able to attend this way. Also great for touring silicon valley. I highly recommend Barbara's Vanlife Mecca and looking forward to come back soon.


January 2019

2 days stay - straight forward

Barb made it very easy for us to park our RV in the quiet neighbourhood, and gave us a lot of advice.
She was very helpfull, and the stay was great!


December 2018

Great place

Quiet, safe parking place which is perfect for visiting San Jose.


November 2018

Super flexible host!

We got behind in our itinerary and couldn't make it on the day we had requested, but Barb was more than willing to be flexible, so we arrived a day late. She has a nice place right in the middle of the San Jose area, which is perfect if you're visiting that area. She's really knowledgeable about RV's in general and we had a good discussion about the merits of Class C versus Class B. I only wish we had more time to spend with her, but we were traveling through and could only do an overnight. Great host, highly recommended!


June 2018

2 wonderful nights sleep

Barbara is welcoming and easy to deal with. The spot is very quiet and even if it is on a street it seems private.
My first boobdockers experience is absolutely positive.


May 2018

Short and nice stay :-)

Good place for a short stay :-)


April 2018

A real pleasure to Meet!

It was very nice to meet you and I really appreciated you waiting to guide me into the parking spot after a long drive. We had a great conversation and laughs and felt right at home! Thank you so much!


April 2018

Lovely Spot

Barbara was very sweet and the spot was quiet, we slept very soundly :)


March 2018

good rest in the suburbs

This is a great place to rest your head in the San Jose area. everything was great here Barb is a nice host. Wifi was fast. Bring a very long electrical cord if plugging in. Sleep was great very quiet, very safe. Also if you love kitties, her cat is very cute.


March 2018

Great Stay

Barbara was a wonderful and gracious host. She helped us settle in and make us feel welcome! Thanks for a great place to stay!


March 2018

Great location

This location was perfect for us as we came from picking up our vehicle in San Francisco and wanted to explore Stanford University and Silicon Valley.
Barbara was very helpful and friendly and we ended up spending an extra night.
We had to park on the street, which was on a bit of an angle, but it wasn't too bad.
Overall a good experience.


March 2018

Great Accommodating host

She was very responsive and flexible. Host location was in front of her house in a quiet neighborhood with a nice atmosphere to boondock in. We appreciate having the chance to stay and enjoyed seeing the variety of cacti landscapes in her front yard.


November 2017

Nice residential spot

Barbrocks was a great host. We got to park under a huge tree for shade, we were able to plug in for a night, and we were in a quiet spot. The parking was in front of the house, but not a lot if traffic on her street.

Thank you for the stay Barbrocks.


November 2017


It was nice to meet you, however it was a little bit late in the evening.
I would recommend this place to other members.


October 2017


Barbrocks was really warm with us! We stayed at her place just for one night, but she welcomed us and had a nice talking. We definetly would recommend to stay there and the oportunity to meet her. Thanks for all the tips and advices, we finally found some hotsprings in Sierra, and had a great rest there!
By the way, safe and quite neighborhood! :)

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