Customer Comments & Testimonials
We have hired our Californias to some lovely people. Here are a few of their comments...
Zen or the Art of Motorvan Maintenance... First of all we had a wonderful time in Scotland and in the motorvan, sorry, "Betty Blue". She is a lady, but sometimes a real diva, we come to that later. At the beginning the car was quite big, like a lorry, and small inside, but after some days it was quite the opposite.
Betty was fun to go on the small coastal roads and it was getting better to coordinate the distance and velocity of the oncoming cars, that sometimes we just passed without stopping. So she really liked these roads and it was like dancing. We especially liked the pop up roof. It was like a tree house, sleeping cool and being woken by the birds every morning.
Everything became routine in handling and managing the daily tasks in the van. It was amazing to have an afternoon tea in front of Eileen Donan Castle, also in the Fairy Glen. So our favourite spots have been: Glen Brittle, Fairy Glen/Pools, Glen Etive, Glen Coe, Applecross, Summer Isles... We hate to leave Betty now, but hope she is in good hands with you reading this now...
We went on a ten day trip with ‘Betty Blue’. She was brand new — We were blessed to be her first clients. Jeremy came to the airport to pick us up and it was not easy for him to give this baby away... After ten days I think I got it. If you have time to read a book of 700 pages that gives you a precise feeling of what a car can do with a human being I propose you read Stephen King’s classic book "Christine". I felt exactly like the main character Arnie Cunningham. He totally lost his mind after he bought an old ’58 Plymouth Cadillac and was possessed by it in seconds. Betty Blue did the same to Henny and me. She gently took the steepest hills in the Western Highlands, kept us warm in the frosty April nights and somehow managed to find the nicest places on her own.
Daily problems, sorrow or thoughts about work or home disappeared in the first few minutes. Beware... More than one time I woke at night with doubts that I’m strong enough to bring Betty back home to lovely Linda and Jeremy. It just feels like you need nothing else on Earth.
Finally my lovely partner Henny convinced me to drive her home. Don’t be upset that we didn’t offer details of where to go and what to see... Simply trust Betty... get in the car and everything will be fine. She knows what to do — she knows what is good for you. We are leaving thankful but heartbroken as well. And for sure we we’ll come back to go for new adventures with Betty Blue. Treat her with respect — she’s a lady. If not — you might get in big trouble. You’ll find it all in King’s "Christine".
Wow... Wow... Wow! What a great way to see Scotland! The Cali (Jackie Brown) was amazing, Home from Home, super equipped, comfy and a real pleasure to drive! Many, many thanks to Linda and Jeremy, although you now caused us a big problem... "We want to buy a Cali"
It has been an amazing adventure. We hired on a trial before buy idea, hubby had his work cut out to convince me but I’ve fallen in love with the whole concept! Gives you so much freedom and more space etc than I thought!
Linda and Jeremy have been great from start to finish, so professional yet a very personal and friendly touch. Linda has thought of everything to make "Chuck" feel like a home, from the lovely woollen rugs to the herbs, little baskets to keep everything in, I could go on and on.
Thanks guys for an amazing time and the loan of Chuck. Think we will be looking into buying our own now. California Scotland highly recommended 5 Stars!
I thought we could call it Chocolate. But my wee Sister called it Kinder because on the outside its chocolate colour and on the inside it’s a lovely surprise. Although It was not very good weather it was very fun. My mum said it was going to be cold and bad but actually enjoyed it the most! My little sister said she “Liked sleeping on the top cause it felt like sleeping on air”.
We stayed in Glen More and saw lots of RED squirrels. And we stayed in Blair Atholl and it was very organised. We went to Pitlochry and the Enchanted Forest. There was an amazing light show. We also took it up CairnGorm Mountain. It was amazing because it was snowing and looked pretty.
Lovely trip I can’t wait for our next adventure in the camper van. PS Thank you for the Jam
Absolutely Stunning! Van was immaculate when we picked it up — It took less than a day getting to know the Cali — Jeremy said she’d become “our friend” and she did! Cali took us to the Shetland Islands — fantastic to drive, hugged the roads — very comfortable to like and sleep in.
Thank you so much for all the bits and bobs included in the van — so well thought through we needed nothing.
Thoroughly recommend taking the Cali to Shetland, but longer than 2 weeks, we didn’t see it all... Jeremy and Linda — thank you for sharing your passion — it’s been a wonderful journey. With Love
During the years we have travelled through eleven European countries in three different VW California's. It is a kind of holiday which suits us. Now we also have seen Scotland in the fourth and very best California of them all owned by a very nice couple. We have had surprisingly good weather and feel very satisfied.
Our routes: Toxside, Kinross, Inverness, Ullapool, Dingwall, Nessie, Fort William, Balloch, Peebles, Dalkeith, and back to Toxside.
“Der Weg ist das Ziel”
Thank you Cali for giving a taste of Scotland!
Can't wait to do it all again!
VW have built the perfect van, but Linda and Jeremy have put together a perfect mini home from home, a very thoughtful package.
Thank you so much for making our first ever Camper van holiday so easy.
Can't wait to do it all again!
Thank you for this funny and cosy new home. Lovely trip though Findhorn, Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, Arisaig, Glen Coe and Edinburgh. Lights, landscapes and overall the Scotts friendliness.
We'll be back!!
What a fantastic way to explore, tour & adventure though a beautiful country! Scotland in November, but what a pleasant surprise we had. Leaves turning orange & red, crisp — frosty mornings to curious stags spying through the Cali window! Breath taking scenery, each drive with it's unique beauty....
Thank you Linda & Jeremy for the well equipped & immaculate VW California!!
Best site: Glen Nevis.
Best Attraction: Fingal's Cave, Staffa, Mull.
Best View : Too many to mention - Ben Nevis from Cowhill perhaps!
The Van “Cali” has been fantastic — immaculate and very well appointed and equipped. Many thanks for the hire — already planning our next trip!