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Escape With: Boho Vans, Arizona

Boho Vans is reimagining the classic campervan rental experience. Founded in 2018 and based in Tempe, Arizona, this unique company transforms premium vans into luxury mobile living spaces. They then rent out these one-of-a-kind custom campervans to enable guests to explore the open road in comfort and style.

After recently taking a Boho campervan on an Arizona national parks tour, I’m thrilled to share an inside look at this elevated van life experience. Read on to see why these custom vans take glamping on wheels to the next level!

Origins and Inspiration Behind Boho Vans

Lifelong friends David Sodemann and Brett Ellenson founded Boho Vans in 2018 with the vision of making campervan travel effortlessly enjoyable. Despite initially lacking startup funds, their passion for bringing Boho Vans to life was so strong that they took out a sizeable credit card loan to purchase and outfit their first van.

Dubbed “Stevie”, this 2005 Ford became the company’s inaugural campervan rental after a 6-week DIY conversion. To their surprise, Stevie booked up quickly, allowing David and Brett to pay off half their loan in just a few months.

Four years later, Boho Vans has grown into one of the largest van conversion companies worldwide, having been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and numerous media outlets.

The Boho Vans origin story conveys how profoundly David and Brett believe in curating exceptional mobile living experiences tailored to road trip enthusiasts. Their inspiring leap of faith created a brand devoted to making luxurious campervan travel effortless and fun.

Luxury Custom Campervan Rentals

The true magic of Boho Vans lies within their continuously growing fleet of custom-converted campervan rentals. Each van transforms an empty cargo or passenger van into a uniquely named cozy and convenient tiny home on wheels.

No amenity is overlooked in crafting an upscale on-the-road living experience and the unique layouts you will find in each van give them each a personality that attracts a different type of roadtripper!

Polly Campervan Tour

When planning a trip to Sedona we already knew that we wanted to rent from Boho, we had seen them all over Instagram and the unique style of the vans attracted us. We browsed the site to see which vans were available on our travel dates and chose Polly, whose layout we felt met our needs.

Polly is a 2021 Ram Promaster 159” high-roof campervan that comfortably sleeps 2-3 travelers for an elevated road trip.

Walking inside, you’re greeted by a full-size bed with plush linens and memory foam mattress. There’s ample legroom to stretch out after a day behind the wheel thanks to the extended frame. A swivel front seat allows the passenger chair to rotate to face the living space.

Behind the cabin seats is a multi-functional lounge area with sofa seating that converts into an extra bed or jump seat as needed. An electric refrigerator, stainless steel sink, and butcher block countertop comprise the kitchenette for meal prep.

Added features like roof vents, heated outdoor shower, dimmable lighting, and USB outlets ensure comfort no matter where your journey takes you. Boho’s quality construction paired with hotel-style touches create a luxe home on the road.

Customizable Add-Ons

If Polly’s specs haven’t already sold you, Boho Vans also offers customizable add-ons to enhance your rental. Conveniences like an additional driver, pet fee, extra bedding, or inflationary insurance provide flexibility. You can even choose vehicle enhancements like solar panels, awning additions, or off-grid air conditioning.

This ability to curate the perfect campervan rental means Boho can accommodate any guest’s needs and preferences. You dictate what luxury features allow you to road trip in total comfort.

Convenient Pickup and Dropoff

Boho Vans convenient pickup and dropoff process makes renting smooth and simple. Their Tempe, Arizona office is located just 4 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Renters can easily grab an Uber or Lyft to collect their campervan rental.

Pickup is available anytime between 1-4pm at their lot located at 1719 W University Dr Suite 187 Tempe, AZ 85281. Returns must be completed the day your trip ends between 9-11am. Late returns risk additional fees, so be sure to account for traffic when planning your dropoff time.

The centralized Phoenix location provides easy airport access for travelers flying in to embark on a Boho Vans trip. Within minutes, you can be on the open highway in your luxury campervan escape pod.

Ideal Boho Van Rental Usage

Thanks to their lavish designs optimized for comfort, Boho’s campervans can adapt to any type of trip you envision:

Luxury Road Trips

For travelers accustomed to upscale hotels and amenities, Boho vans allow you to maintain elevated comfort levels on extended road trips. The campervans contain everything needed for luxurious mobile living so the open road is your only limit. As we already mentioned the memory foam mattress ensures a comfortable sleep that exceeds the expectations of any campervan experience!

National & State Park Exploration

Boho’s Phoenix location provides the perfect launchpad to explore Utah, Arizona, California, Nevada and beyond. Their campervans allow you to immerse yourself in incredible natural landscapes without sacrificing conveniences. And if you prefer Boho also rents van from San Diego pick up location providing a gateway for a California roundtrip.

Weekend Camping Getaways

Quick weekend escapes are now lavishly possible thanks to Boho’s campervans. No need to pitch a tent when you can camp in climate-controlled comfort instead.

Festivals & Events

For music festivals, races, RV rallies, and other outdoor events, Boho vans deliver comfort and style other rigs can’t match. Arrive in an upscale tiny home on wheels built for fun.

Boho Vans adapt to any type of trip while elevating the entire experience through thoughtfully designed spaces. Their versatility enables next-level road trip living.

Recommended Boho Van Trips and Destinations

Unsure where to begin your Boho Van adventure? Here are some amazing routes and destinations recommended by Boho:

Pacific Coast Highway

The iconic PCH coastal drive takes you past beaches, redwoods, Big Sur and more down the California coast. Boho vans let you chase sunsets in comfort.

Arizona Scenic Roadtrip

Explore Arizona’s diversity on this route through Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Page, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and more jaw-dropping sights.

Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon

This California adventure combines towering sequoias, Yosemite’s cliffs and waterfalls, and the vast King’s Canyon wilderness.

Utah’s Mighty 5

This iconic route hits Utah’s incredible national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion. Boho vans are made for immersing yourself in the Southwest’s dramatic natural beauty.

Helpful Boho Van Rental Tips

After renting our own Boho Van, here are a few tips to ensure your trip goes smoothly:

  • Carefully measure your interior height – some vans may require ducking inside
  • Confirm all drivers meet the minimum age of 25 for insurance purposes
  • Bring any extra essential camping gear like flashlights, towels, linens for extra beds, etc. (although these can be rented from Boho)
  • Plot your route in advance to estimate mileage and book campsites
  • Pack an outlet power strip to maximize limited plug access
  • Use provided camp chairs and table to create an inviting outdoor area
  • Ask about add-ons like WiFi, portable toilet and unlimited mileage in advance if needed
  • Clean thoroughly before returning to avoid cleaning fees

With smart preparation using Boho’s tips and my recommendations, your vanlife getaway will be transformative.

Final Impressions of Boho Vans

In summary, renting a custom luxury campervan from Boho Vans is the ultimate road trip upgrade. Their growing fleet means more diversity in vehicles, layouts, and features to align with your travel style. Comfort, convenience, and adventure blend beautifully thanks to thoughtful amenities and designs.

While their vans don’t come cheap, the luxe experience provides great value, especially when splitting costs between a few friends or family.

For those seeking to elevate their travels beyond ordinary camping, Boho Vans delivers an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind trip!

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