'Cardiff' VW Bay-Window: Riviera Pop-top

  • Sleeps 4
  • Length 15ft
  • Year 1979
Costa Mesa, CA
8 reviews
Pet friendly
Furry copilots are allowed on board.

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About this RV

3 DAY Minimum Rental

Cardiff is a 1979 Manual Shift Riviera Pop-Top Camper :: 2 sleeping berths (sleeps 4 adults), refrigerator, sink, potable water tank, propane heater, RV electrical/water hook-ups, Smartphone jack

We, your genial hosts at Vintage Surfari Wagons, are experts at facilitating California Epic Road Trips in our nostalgic yet robust VW Camper Buses. We have been for over 14 years now. Our intimate knowledge of this world class environment, coupled with the deep experience and intuitive understanding of what keeps these unique dream machines on the road is unsurpassed by any competitor in our region.

Typically responds within 6 hours

RV details

1979 Volkswagen PopTop Deluxe

15 feet
Transmission: Manual
Water: 10 gallons
Propane: 2 lbs.


Temperature control



Kitchen sink
Dining table

Other features

Audio inputs
Extra storage


Pet friendly
No festivals allowed
No smoking allowed

Additional rules

SMOKING :: Our vans are smoke-free zones.

ROOF :: Sitting, standing or lying on the roof of the Vehicle is prohibited.

FUEL :: Always re-fuel with "PREMIUM" grade [91 octane].


Cancellation policy Strict

  • If cancelled more than 14 days prior to departure:
    • Any insurance paid is refunded
    • Renter is responsible for 50% of the booking total, plus the service fee
  • If cancelled within 14 days of departure:
    • Any insurance paid is refunded
    • Renter is responsible for the booking total and the service fee


£147.46 per day
£142.87 per day
3.1% discount
£134.27 per day
8.9% discount
Minimum stay
3 days
Refundable security deposit

Owner fees

Cleaning and Preparation fee.

Waived for rentals of 5 days or more.

Roadside Assist
£10.95 per day

To get you help day or night!

Show us your AAA card at "Plus", "Premium" or "RV" level and we'll remove this fee.

Credit Card and auto policy "Roadside" benefits will not cover these old VW's.

Optional add-ons

Bike Rack £21.90

Keep in mind that you can rent bikes almost everywhere you go, and if we put one on your bus you won't be able to open the back hatch. We recommend th…

Blue Tooth Speaker £10.95

Play your personal soundtrack in or out of the Camper!

Camp Chairs £3.65 each

A nice place to sit around the camp fire!

Camp Stove Free

A portable propane camp stove will be provided as there isn't a cooktop inside this VW. Propane is provided.

Extra Mileage Free



8 Reviews

July 2021

Bill and Diane are nice and super helpful. They seem to keep up their fleet very well. The only possible problem was missing or damaged screen mesh in the pop up. Thankfully my destination had no issues w bugs or critters so it wasn’t a problem.

Amy Ollendorf

June 2021
Susan Mullen

September 2020

My husband and I felt like kids again driving around in the "Cardiff" VW that we rented for a weekend. I was nervous about driving a manual but The VW Van drove like a dream and really easy to drive. I can't say enough about how beautifully maintained and immaculately clean the van was. Bill with Vintage Surfari gave us excellent instructions before we left and covered every thing we would need to know on our trip. The experience was super easy, as they were super organized, professional and helpful. Great all around experience, a 10 out of 10! We will be renting again!

Shelley Cassar

June 2020

Rented a Bay model for a 3-day weekend for my boyfriend's birthday because he's so into these campers and would like to own one someday. I wasn't a fan of his dream, but now I'm totally converted. Not only because camping on the SoCal coast was incredible in June, but mostly because Bill (and staff) were the best. From the minute I called, he was very patient, accommodating and informed. Their…

Arnulfo Echeverria

October 2019

Truly the best vans, most epic vibes and nicest people. Bill and his wife and team are really awesome to work with, we will certainly be back for more adventures!

Ann Graber

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