David's Converted van

5 seatbelts

sleeping places

Licence B

Travelling abroad ?

Pets allowed ?

About this campervan



Owner of the vehicle

  • Vehicle registration certificate checked

‘A Beautiful Escape’ is my Toyota Alphard pop-top camper. The van is automatic, and unlike campervans such as VW’s, engine noise is at a whisper and the ride is VERY smooth - no low gear jitters here. Please note the price displayed includes fully comprehensive insurance and breakdown. 

The camper has automatic side sliding doors and tailgate, electric windows, air conditioning front and back, driver and front passenger armrests, drinks holders all around the vehicle, sunglasses holder, steering wheel audio controls, smartphone holder, bluetooth, audio line-in and a reversing camera. 

The front passenger seat swivels round, facing the back seats. At 4.8 length and 1.8 width, the van is shorter than a 5 series BMW - perfect if this is your first time driving a camper!

At an 'unpopped' height of just 2 metres, you’ll be able to enter carparks and spaces that tall vans can’t. It still packs a 122cm width double bed which is larger than most camper convertible doubles. It includes an Apple Airplay / Android Auto system which is also wired to work when you're stationary.

Alongside that is a compressor fridge, solar power, x2 ring gas cooker, sink, 12L fresh water tank, x2 240v plugs, x2 12v plugs, x2 USB sockets to recharge your phone directly from the van, plus underbed storage, and side panel storage. The vehicle is completed with fitted curtains, front windscreen blackout throw, as well as thermal window blinds for the middle and back of the vehicle. 

The beauty of the vehicle is because of the solar panel and the compressor-type fridge you won’t ever run out of power and no need to ‘plug in’ to 240v unless you want to play playstation on a TV in the van! Perfect for wild camping or pitching on non-electric pitches which means you save money and have more choice on pitch location. 

The van can be paired with the top of the range Vango Galli iii drive-away air awning which connects directly to the side of the van - you can TRIPLE your living space and drive away for the day for an explore, then come back to to your standing tent and connect to the van. The awning comes with an additional groundsheet, carpet and sleeping pod.

If you’re planning a shorter trip - the organe vango slide in awning is perfect for sun & rain protection, creating an outside living area. 

‘A Beautiful Escape’ has been converted by the renowned North Star Conversions on the Isle of Wight and has been tested for mechanical, and electrical safety, and carries a Gas safe certificate. 


Any questions about your booking or the vehicle - just send me a message!

So now you know about the van - what else is there to think about? Well, I spent the first half of 2020 in a camper, travelling around Europe (yes, during the Covid outbreak) and I’ve now got a fair idea of what creature comforts are worth taking. So to make your life easier, the following comes as standard. 

What’s included?


  • Gas - Campinggaz 907 stored in a Gas-safe box

  • 15 metre electric hookup cable

  • Camping table

  • Mattress protector for rock n’ roll bed

  • Collapsible grey water bucket 

  • Dustpan and brush

  • Screwdriver


  • x2 Enamel mugs, x2 Campa camping mugs, x8 Plastic glasses, x6 Dinner plates

  • x4 Cereal bowls, x4 Enamel bowls, x2 Chopping boards, x6 sets of cutlery. Plastic cutlery and dinner set is available for kids (just make the request). 

  • Chopping knife, bread knife, veg peeler, grater

  • Pot, frying pans, x1 griddle pan.

  • Wooden spoon, fish flice, large spoon, ladle, salad server.

  • Collapsible colliander, washing up bowl.

  • 1.5 litre stainless steel kettle, Aeropress and filters (for coffee)

  • Salt and pepper shakers.


Washing up brush with dish soap, cleaning cloths, tea towels, drying rack, surface spray. 


  • Fire extinguisher, fire blanket

  • Spare wheel and tools

Additional free extras - making the most out of your time 

  • Pre-camping walk-thru video - how to use the van, how to set up the awning

  • Paper guide ‘how to’ for the van

  • List of Facebook groups and apps for campsites, wild camping

Additional paid-for extras

Vango Galli iii Inflatable drive-away awning, creating an extra [insert m2) with groundsheet, sleep pod and carpet. You can set up camp, and drive away for the day sight-seeing and come back and connect it to the camper. £100

  • Porta Potti Qube 335 set up and ready to go £30

  • X4 camping chairs (for adults and kids) £30

  • BBQ £40

  • Electric heater £20

All the above available for additional £200 to your booking.

Fresh bedding and towels for the camper are an extra £50

Four legged friends will be a small surcharge to cover additional cleaning costs that may arise.

Delivery & Collection available with 50miles of London for an extra fee (please request on booking to check availability)

You need to supply

  • Your own bedding (double fitted sheets work best for poptop and rock n roll bed), sleeping bag or duvet.

  • Soap for hand washing

  • First aid kit

  • Your own food; oil and vinegar, herbs and spices, tea and coffee

  • Aluminum foil, Kitchen roll, Cling Film, Food storage bag

  • BBQ utensils

  • Toilet paper for campsite / hole in ground

  • Torch

Included in the rental

  • Insurance for the vehicle and its occupants
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Secure payment
  • Guarantee on departure


Berth 1
Pop up roof bed90x190 cm
Berth 2
Rock and roll bed122x190 cm


  • Refrigerator
  • Dinnerware Set
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Household essentials
  • Coffee machine
  • Power steering
  • Central Locking
  • Reversing camera
  • Car radio

Technical characteristics

  • Model Toyota Alphard
  • Year of registration: 2021
  • GVW: 2,250 kg
  • Height: 2 m

Rental conditions

  • Deposit managed by Yescapa: €2,000 or the maximum amount of the insurance excess
  • Additional km's: €0.53 per additional km
  • Travelling abroad ? : Allowed
  • Pets allowed ? : Upon request
  • Smoking allowed ? : Not allowed

Cancellation policy

Refund terms vary depending on the date of cancellation of the booking.

Owner of the vehicle

  • Identity checked
  • David
  • Member since April 2021
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Rentals performed: 3

Renters' reviews


Handover location

The exact address will be communicated to you when the booking is confirmed.

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