Hey there - we're Jana and Andrew. Proud parents, growers of inadequate vegetables, and Japanese camper van lovers.
Our passion (for camper vans at least) all began on Andrew's 40th birthday, where we invested in our lovely little Mazda Bongo, who we drove into the Spanish Dessert for a Festival in the middle of nowhere. And so began our #VanLife
We now have three gorgeous Japanese camper van conversions, Deli, Ellie and Bongo (see below). Each has their own unique personality and eccentricities, and we enjoy nothing more than sharing them with our amazing guests so that they too can enjoy the adventures and freedom that come with going off grid.
We do our best to make each rental special, and appreciate that it's often our guest's first time in a camper van, so perform a comprehensive (some might say too comprehensive!) handover prior to every hire to ease any uncertainty.
Life is an open road - we're here to help you enjoy the journey! :)
Just back from a weekend away with Deli :o) What an amazing weekend.
From making the initial booking (pre-Covid), amending the booking due to Covid, to finally collecting her, Andrew was brilliant. Always quick to respond, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. We had never hired/stayed in campervan before and headed off for a taster weekend two adults, two children (7&10yrs) and well behaved dog. Deli didn't disappoint, she had everything we needed. We had a fab weekend. If you are novices like us but want to give it a try I highly recommend Deli and Andrew.
It was a joy to spend a couple of weeks driving "Deli" through Spain- Reliable, powerful, comfortable, and agile. Quite cheap to run (on LPG ) and well equipped with a small gas hob, sink, water, good interior lighting and fridge. Diesel fuelled fan heater is super warm on cold nights.
Overall a delight to drive and live in.
Andrew was so helpful and patient with all my questions when I collected his Bongo - thank you! The Bongo itself was brilliant! It is so easy to drive, just like my Freelander. The automatic gearbox helped to make it so easy. It had all the equipment we needed and was very comfortable. I would happily rent it again (unless I buy my own!!). Thanks again Andrew.
I’m speechless. This is the second time we rented a campervan. Thanks to the owner the whole experience of getting it booked was a breeze. Unfortunately due to recent hurricane, our campsite reservation was rescheduled. Speaking to the owner of the campervan, with no issues and full understanding on his side, we managed to reschedule with no extra costs. Thank you so much for this.
First thing that comes to mind is the attention we were getting from people all over the place. Petrol stations, motorways, campsites. By the end of the trip I felt so proud driving this beauty that I genuinely wished it was mine. Well, luckily for you, it’s up for rental.
Initially I was quite sceptic when I heard there is a tent on the roof. I really had no idea how this will work, but honestly, it’s so easy even our son was able to put it on without much guidance. Additionally there is extension available for anyone wishing for more privacy. We didn’t use it this time as we wanted to visit as many places as possible with as little of ‘downtime’.
The inside of the campervan takes me back to some steam-punk stories. Well, maybe not the design itself but the colours. It feels really warm and comfortable. There is plenty usable storage and for longer trips there are decently sized storage compartments at the back. Without any additional stops for food we managed 3 days on the road... all the car needed was diesel.
Needless to say, recent nights have been quite cold. Don’t worry about this, this girl has a diesel heater. Clearly the owner is a geek as you can switch it on and off with a remote attached to the car keys. Also the car leisure batter will recharge itself thanks to roof mounted solar panel.
Speaking about funky stuff. The LED lights inside the campervan are dimmable, so you can easily adjust it to whatever brightness you like. The setting is saved, so the next time you switch them on, it is as you left it.
Another cool thing is the TV. I wish to say more but as a family we had so much fun that we haven’t even used it. Nevertheless, it is a cool thing to have for anyone who wishes to use it during longer rentals.
This is not the end of it. I’m really bad with directions so I had to use my google maps. To my surprise I ran out of my internet allowance but the onboard WI-FI internet was there for the rescue. Yes, there is a built in Wi-Fi internet in the car. Speak to the owner for details. How amazing is that?!
There is so much that can be said and even after all this I feel like I only scratched the surface. No words can do a justice here. I heartfully recommend this campervan.
My love and I decided that campervan might be our next investment therefore with Andrew’s help we managed to book this beauty to get some experience. With no expectations we decided to throw ourselves onto deep water, even wild camped one night. Although the first night was a struggle (due to our lack of experience), the second one was amazing. We were chilling at the back, watching movies and having a drink. An absolute bliss.
The campervan itself is 4WD, as such you can even go off-road. We were not that brave. Also it has petrol/LPG tank as such the range is quite impressive. I will be definitely coming back to Andrew as from the start he has been an absolute star and made this experience a memory worth keeping.
Bongo was a great parner for our first ever campervan trip. We loved everything about her, very clean, easy to drive, super confortable and convenient. Andrew gave us a detailed explanation of everything we needed to know when we arrived and was super friendly and helpful :) Thank you so much for a great experience !
We took the bongo to reading festival and it was the best thing we could have done. Andrew and Jana were so lovely and helpful throughout the booking to pick up then drop off. It kept us warm, had a decent night sleep and a nice cup of tea in the morning before another crazy day. I Definitely would recommend to anybody thinking about hiring.
Deli, is a superstar! I had the pleasure to hire Deli for 5 days. She is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a great trip. The host was truly incredible, helped answer any questions we needed. Even gave us a bottle of wine and fresh coffee such a sweet touch. We also saved so much on petrol, as the host has Deli fitted with autogas, which came in handy. She runs perfectly, didn't have any issues, cannot wait to hire from this host again. Such a great experience, totally inspired.
Andrew, Jana & Joshie made it feel like I was borrowing Deli from friends. Thank you all! Nothing was too much trouble & Andrew always answered when I phoned with any questions. Most of them daft questions! Andrew's passion for his camper vans in so infectious. Deli is a beautiful van, well equipped, beautifully fitted out. As for the V6 engine .. well ..! I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever camper van experience. It won’t be my last. I couldn’t recommend Andrew & family more highly. I can't wait to to take Deli on another trip.
We really enjoyed our trip to Scotland in Bongo, Andrew and Jana were very helpful and we enjoyed the bottle of wine they left us.
My only comment would be that the double bed width is quite narrow at just over 100cm, I don't think was mentioned in the listing but maybe I didn't read it!
We just had a wonderful 3 nights in Andrew and Jana's Bongo.They were very helpful and were always available for any questions. The van was fully stocked up with everything we needed including a cold bottle of wine and fresh coffee! It was super comfortable and cosy and my daughter LOVED the roof bed! Thanks so much
First: I had dream of a roadtrip in a van like Bongo for a long time and Andrew make this experience even better than what I could have expected! The van is just PERFECT! You can park everywhere, very easy to drive even in small city, Andrew provided us everything that we needed (and even more). The van was super clean and Andrew took all the time needed to explain us how to use everything. He was also very easy to call when we needed help.
The van experience was amazing, add this to the kindness of Andrew --> THIS IS THE VAN YOU NEED TO RENT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
Thank you again for unforgetable memories!
Andrew was brilliant throughout and very helpful at every turn which made the whole experience of hiring completely stress free.
Deli is a very smooth and easy vehicle to drive, both on main roads, but especially on the harder to reach spots that made our 2 week trip arounds Scotland extra special.
The only reservation here is that she isn't particularly well equipt and comfortable for longer trips without much storage space for bags etc and some inefficient use of space.
We highly recommend her as a fantastic vehicle for a shorter trip and had a very memorable staycation!
We had an amazing experience renting this time machine for our trip to Scotland. Andrews and his wife were very helpful and explain all before and during collection. The only thing that we had to take was food, warm clothes, and duvets. Bongo is not the fast one but very reliable car, treat her well, and she will take you wherever you going. We ve done 2000 miles around Scotland and Isle of Skye. Fantastic experience!
Andrew is a great guy! Super responsive to any questions we had before the trip and during the trip! Deli is a joy to drive and we felt that we could go anywhere in this car, even off road to some secluded spots in Scotland where other vans could not go! Great table at the back which we utilised a lot on our trip and LPG was useful as so much cheaper than petrol (uses both though) - fully recommend renting Deli!
What a fantastic van! The Bongo has everything you might need- literally! From washing up liquid & coffee to a gazebo & table & chairs, you really only need to bring your bedding & you're good to go!
Andrew & Jana were a pleasure to deal with, always helpful in answering any questions.
The Bongo was a super comfy ride for us all. The beds a little small but it's what you would expect from a small van. Couldn't fault the van or the owners. 5⭐️s & we would definitely rent again.
Andrew is very prompt in his replies and relates to the common questions as if he was the customer. Whether you are seasoned camper or total beginner, Andrew will support you throughout your adventure with all sorts of tips and advice. Nothing was too much trouble and the relationship was built on genuine friendliness and transparency. We will use Andrew again. And yes, we loved Deli so much that we are already saving for one to buy hopefully soon. Amazing car with abilities that you would only expect from mainstream 4x4s. LPG will save you loads of money as well and we have never run out of the juice from any of the batteries.
Just returned from a lovely break in Cromer in the camper van 'Bongo'. Great facilities on board, with a handy gazebo and portico for storage of luggage etc (you definitely need it!) The owners were really lovely and helpful and even left us a complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge! There was slightly less room in the bottom bunk than we had hoped for 2 adults (but I am 8 months pregnant at the minute!) so slept one child with one adult on the second night and that worked better. Would like to hire again next year but we'll be a family of 5 so will bring a separate 2 man tent aswell.
It was just perfect! Starting by meeting Andrew who is very friendly and gave us plenty of information about the van and our journey. It was also very easy to communicate with him before and during the hire. To continue, Deli was incredible, a smooth and easy drive, a lot of spaces, all the utilities needed for the weekend and also very comfortable. Thanks again for everything Andrew, you made our weekend special.
They're a lovely couple to deal with, prompt communication and easy pick up/drop off. Had a great time in this van, it's not very big which you can tell, but that makes it easy to park/drive around and was perfect for the two of us. We only used the stove once but it worked well, and we kept warm enough.
Andrew and Jana have a superb Mazda Bongo van and perfect for my trip to the Brecon Beacons over 4 days. The communication throughout the booking process was top class and certainly helped prepare for the trip. Met Jana who gave me a brilliant walk through talk through on the van and all it’s fixtures and fittings and I had no issues during the trip. I will most definitely be booking the bongo again for next year. Many thanks Andrew and Jana
We had an amazing three week holiday through Scotland and parts of England with the Mazda Bongo campervan we rented from this family through Yescapa. Andrew and his wife graciously showed us everything we needed to know to use the campervan when we met at the beginning of our trip, and it all worked perfectly throughout our stay.
We found that camping in the UK allowed us the flexibility to see what was important to us in a timely fashion, including out of the way sites not accessible by bus or train. We were also pleasantly surprised to find that the campsites we stayed at were safe, clean and had all the features we needed.
At the end of the hire the owners were so kind and they offered to drive us to the bus station to avoid the need for a taxi. We highly recommend Yescapa and this camper to anyone interested in a memorable holiday. Thank you!!!!
Thanks Andrew and Jana for trusting us with Bongo! Me and the girls had a fantastic time and Bongo felt like a home from home! She was easy to drive and kitted out with everything we needed. We are really looking forward to our next adventure, the only question is where shall we go next...
Such a lovely family - we couldn't have asked for nicer guests. Tom, Samantha and the kids looked after Bongo as if she were their own and were really communicative throughout the whole trip. We'd welcome them back any time and may well take them up on their kind offer to visit them in Italy :)
A really lovely family who enjoyed their "holiday of a lifetime" in Bongo as they travelled from Land's End to John O'Groats. What an adventure!
We're really glad we were able to play our own small part in making the magic happen. Thank you for renting and looking after Bongo, for the amazing communication throughout, and lovely photos.
Have a safe trip back guys :)
Oh my days, what lovely people!
Happy to be able to say we have now officially adopted Eve and Nell into our family (sorry guys, you have no say in the matter) and they're moving into Ellie at the end of the week!
On a serious note, we couldn't have asked for better guests. Eve's enthusiasm for #VanLife is infectious (not that we need much prompting!) and Nell is a shining beacon of patience (how she didn't bang Eve and my heads together for yapping on about custom van fittings and carpentry for hours, I'll never know).
It goes without saying that they looked after Ellie impeccably and we would welcome them back again at any time with open arms. Big hugs guys, and thanks
Literally couldn't have asked for better renters. Helena and Chris are wonderful people - they treated Deli like the lady she is, brought her back in perfect condition (and spottlessly clean) and more importantly, had an advernture of a lifetime. I'll hold my hand up, I'm quite jealous!
With the unexpected cold spell (in Spain, in March!), I'm really glad we installed the new night header this winter as it sounds like it really came in handy :)
We'll be honest, we're a little bit in love with Richard and Radostina. They are simply the most wonderful family/people you could ever hope to meet.
As our first ever guests to take our Ellie out, we knew she would be in the safest of hands, but it was the total joy of hearing about their trip and the shared passion for our new pride and joy that made our weekend!
Thank you both so much, we can't wait to see you again soon
Louise was the absolute epitome of the perfect guest. A kind, caring and communicative person, with a love for adventure!
She looked after Deli immaculately and we've even got some nice location recomendations for our next visit to the New Forest :)
Thanks so much Louise - looking forward to seeing you on your next adventure :)
Grant is brilliant. A proper adventurer who took Deli down to her perfect environment - Cornwall's surf beaches! It's what she was made for and I loved hearing about how she put the Range Rover's to shame! (smug, much, me?)
That's for looking after her chief, and we'll look forwrad to seeing you again soon.
Wendy and the gang were an absolute delight. This is the first rental we've done following lock down and it was wonderful to hear the stories of their travels and see the smiles on their faces. It's why we rent Bongo out!
They looked after her immaculately and we couldn't have asked for better guests. We look to welcoming them all again on their next adventure
A fantastic bubbly couple that really made the most of their time in Deli - travelling up to the highlands and Islands of Scotland and back. They looked after Deli really well, and brought her back in top condition. Only concern is that Chris has gone native and brought himself a Kilt - so we might not get him back next time! ;)
A totally great experience with Peter from start to finish. Brilliant communication throughout, Deli was looked after really well, and he really took the time to clean her before returning her to us. Also, and this part I love, he took her properly off road - visiting mountains and beaches unreachable by standard means. That's what she's built for!
Thanks Peter - we hope to see you again soon.
Shona and Mark are absolutely lovely people, and incredzibly kind and helpful. They brought back Bongo in perfect condition and gave us some top tips for our next holiday destination as well. I think we'll be paying a visit to Cromer in the not too distant future.
Hope you got back safe guys, and thanks for looking after Bongo so well :)
Tiphaine, Guillaume and the gang were absolutely amazing. This was our first time renting out Deli, and I have to admit to being a little bit nervous about our new "baby", but they treated her impecably.
Top communication throughout, Deli was brought back in perfect condition inside and out with two full fuel tanks, and tales of the Cornish Coast that actually made me feel a tad homesick.
Thank you so much guys - we look forwrad to seeing you again on your next trip down South :)
Hi guys - just a little note to say thank you so much for looking after Bongo. Great to hear you had such an amazing time at CFS, and that she performed her duties admirably.
For future renters, Maggs and Mark were perfect campervan tenants. They looked after Bongo as if she were their own and provided clear and helpful communication throughout. We would rent her to them again in the blink of an eye :)
Katie, Twyla and Hannah are frankly, amazing. We want to adopt the whole family! Thank you so much guys for looking after Bongo so incredibly well, and returning her back in such spotless condition.
More importantly, we're so glad you had such an incredible holiday - and huge thank you for the gin. It is now drunk! :)
Safe onward travels. xx