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Age: 55-65

Member since August 2018

It's a happy talent to know how to play. "Emerson"

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Enjoy travel and meeting people, mountain biking, hiking and learning just how much I don't know I didn't know.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Mountain Biking and windsurfing on the Cape. (We have a incredible network of MTB trails)

JimBallantyne's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Moab, Prescott, Flagstaff, Goblin Valley, San Rafael Swell, any where the nights are so dark you can clearly see the Milky Way.

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JimBallantyne's Guest Details

JimBallantyne's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

19 feet long

Short Sprinter 4x4

JimBallantyne Has 1 Host Location

Buzzards Bay Bikes

Buzzards Bay, MA, US
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JimBallantyne's References (31)

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October 2020

Great guests

Delightful visitors -- friendly, courteous, interested in us and our community. We hope to see them again. Warmly recommended!

References from Guests (30)


September 2021

Great parking area

Nice little spot just before you cross on to Cape Cod. A short walk to a public park, right on the canal and bike path.


August 2021

Super nice host and great location

Just a nice experience. Will definitely return.


August 2021

Peaceful stay!

This is a great location in Bourne and is right near the canal park. If people like to fish or ride bikes, this is the place! Thanks to my hosts for sponsoring me and others!


August 2021

A great host

It was such a fun stay. Great places to visit and bike around. The hosts are amazing!


August 2021

We would definitely stay again :-)

We enjoyed the spot and everything the host recommended - the canal path, the Thai restaurant, and the Buzzard Bay Brewery!


August 2021

Perfect location!

This was a great location in Buzzards Bay. Walking distance to the canal, park and other outdoor activities. I was a quiet location, that was perfect for a good night’s sleep.
Highly recommended!


July 2021

Highly recommended

Very nice, flat and spacious spot in buzzards bay. Nice shops, restaurants in the area as well as a park and a marina. Plus, it’s a great bike shop if needed.


July 2021

Great place in Cape Cod

This is a small parking lot behind a bicycle shop. It was very quiet and level there and we felt safe. The next morning, we rented a tandem bicycle and biked the nearby canal path. We had a lot of fun and would come back here for sure. 


July 2021

Safe and comfortable overnight.

This host spot is in a nice little town. Right across the street was a wonderful park on the Cape Cod Canal. This evening there was even a small concert in the park. Ice cream, restaurants etc. in walking distance. And of course the bike store was nice and had much more than bikes in there, sunglasses, clothing, accessories, very nice.


June 2021


Great host


May 2021

Centrally located to Cape Cod and bike trail

Very nice communication with our host, Jim! We appreciated receiving some recommendations from him on where to eat and loved the Thai restaurant next door! Very authentic Thai food!

Next time would love to rent bikes from him, perhaps even a tandem bike!

Thank you for your hospitality!


May 2021

Thank you!

Good communication and instructions given before stay. We had to cancel based on changes in our plans (to be clear, we canceled, not the host) but hope to stay in the future and check out biking the canal path.


April 2021

Parking lot

Nothing special as stated. We rolled up late and left early. It was a good spot for a quick overnight headed up the cape. Thanks for the stay


March 2021

Great service, cute shop, nice people

I just needed a quiet, safe place to spend one night in my camper. Jim responded promptly, fit me in and followed up. The whole thing went off without any trouble at all. 10/10, 5 stars, however you put it, I would totally stay there again and I highly recommend you consider staying there too if you need a place near the Cape.


December 2020


Many thanks to Jim for excellent communication and this quiet, paved and level spot.


November 2020

Nice spot!

Nice quiet place to spend a night.
Thank you!


October 2020

Peaceful night

Great location - very receptive and informative host


October 2020

Great stay

Quiet night. Thank you again!


February 2020

Good location

Enjoyed our stay here. Host quick to reply. Felt safe. Weather didn’t cooperate but would be great to go in warmer weather.


February 2020

Fast response

Nice quiet location, close to everything. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate, but we had a quiet, restful night. Felt very safe. Thank you once again for accommodating us!


January 2020

Great stay

Jim was very quick to respond and easy going. Grateful to have a spot for the night a mere block from the Cape Cod canal (walking distance).


October 2019

Great overnight stay

It was a great overnight stop. Very close to the ferry for Martha's vineyard. Worked out perfect.


October 2019

Convenient and easy

Very convenient and easy stop on our trip. Thank you!


October 2019

Great spot!

We really appreciated the safe and quiet spot as we were passing through for the night. We didn’t get to meet the host, but he was very nice and answered our questions through the website messages.


October 2019

Boondocking stay in Buzzard Bay, MA

Thanks to our host for a great and easy overnight stay. For traveller's thinking about this site, an after-business arrival time makes our host's life easier. Also, a hike to the RR bridge over the canal is definitely warranted.


September 2019

A great place to stay!

Sail world was a great place to stay the night. Kinda noisy with the train and auto traffic until 11pm, but then quieted down a lot. We appreciated the stay and would do it again. Thanks.


August 2019

Easy, good communication, great location!

I never met the host but they communicated what I needed and it was a nice spot to park for the evening. Great mural by the way! Thanks so much :)


August 2019

Friendly host near bike trail

We enjoy the night we stayed at Jim site.

Jim was very friendly and give us informations about bike trails near is region.

If you pass near, the Cape Cod Canal bike trail is very nice (north and south of the canal).

Thanks Jim for your hospitality. Hope to see you again.


July 2019


Jim is a very helpful host. The parking place is very quiet at night and located a short walk from a lovely park, bike trail and Thai food. Church bells only operate in civilised hours!


October 2018

Friendly Helpful Family

Welcoming and friendly hosts with a great location to share. Rent a bike at their fabulous bike/sail shop and peddle the scenic Cape Cod Canal Trail. Don't feel like cooking? Be sure to try the excellent Thai Restaurant right down the street.