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Santa Cruz RV Rentals (Scotts Valley), California
El Monte RV Rentals
155 El Pueblo Rd
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Toll Free: (888) 337-2214

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February 2022
Exelente atencion Al cliente
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December 2021
Tim was fantastic in helping acquaint us to the 28a Thor Four Seasons RV.
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September 2021
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May 2020
Ely B
December 2019
Great deals on rentals provided you book in advance, friendly knowledgeable staff, and great vehicles. Just be sure to sweep and wipe down the RV post use (it's not really mentioned in the welcome packet).

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El Monte RV Rentals



155 El Pueblo Rd
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Call: (831) 476-2728

Toll Free: (888) 337-2214

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El Monte RV, located in Santa Cruz, CA is proud to serve our customers in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Felton, Capitola, Aptos, Boulder Creek and surrounding communities.  

Call El Monte RV for the best RV rentals in the Santa Cruz, CA area!  We operate locally but have worldwide experience that comes with being one of the largest in the industry. 

One-Tank Trips

One-Tank Trips

From Santa Cruz, you can reach Yosemite National Park in about 4 hours. While that is a long day trip drive, feel free to make a reservation and stay at Yosemite for an overnight or two-day trip. This park is filled with wonderful sights to see and you will enjoy every minute of it. Whether taking in Bridal or Yosemite Falls or watching people scale Half Dome, Yosemite is fulfilling John Muir’s original intention for this park, to be a natural haven for people to enjoy and commune with nature for all time. Yosemite is not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.


First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Be sure to visit their website as reservations are required.


Santa Cruz also serves as the gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and with the relaxed atmosphere associated with the surfing culture, the vintage charm of classic arcades and the boho chic personality of downtown, there is something for everyone here. Visit the Sea Lions in Santa Cruz. Built in 1914, the Santa Cruz Wharf is the longest wooden pier in the US at over 800 meters (0.5 mile) long. The walkway is lined with seafood eateries, local gift shops and information panels about the local history and nature.


Walk to the end of the pier for fantastic views of Monterey Bay, but stop along the way to look out for the resident lion seals. You will most likely smell them (not such a nice smell) or hear them before you see them, so keep all your senses on alert!

Surfers from all over the world are drawn to this town for its reputation as one of the best surf towns in the U.S.  If you are just a beginner, you should start out at Cowell Beach. Located west of the Santa Cruz Wharf, Cowell Beach is known for its easy-to-catch gentle waves. This is the right spot for beginners to learn how to ride the waves. Not only is Cowell Beach a top Santa Cruz surf spot, but it’s also a great place to relax and unwind by the water. Visit this Santa Cruz beach to practice your skills before tackling bigger waves. 


Another day trip destination from Santa Cruz is the Big Sur Scenic Drive South of Monterey. Just take Highway 1 south out of Santa Cruz and... just keep going. It's up to you how far you go and how much you see. Enjoy the best of California dreaming from the comfort of your rental RV.


And, if you are up for a trip north, go visit Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Take Highway 9 north out of Santa Cruz, turn off at Boulder Creek (west), and you'll find yourself at the entrance of one of the great sites of natural wonder in California. The journey will take about 45 minutes. But that's just to get there, so leave plenty of time to drive (slowly) around this awe-inspiring park, perhaps stop to have a short walk, a picnic, or find a place to park your RV overnight. And, when you are ready, take the long relaxing drive home.


Day visits are allowed from 6 am to sunset. If you get a chance, walk around the Redwood Grove Loop.


Another great thing about this trip is all the places you can visit along the way. Felton is a particular highlight, home to the Roaring Camp Railroad. This old-fashioned steam train will take you along wood-trestle tracks through beautiful redwood groves.

National Parks / National Historic Sites near Santa Cruz, CA

National Parks / National Historic Sites near Santa Cruz, CA

Huge lakes, extreme deserts and plenty of national parks are open year-round for your enjoyment in California. Every outdoor activity you can think of is available in this State.


A beautiful drive in a comfortable RV from El Monte RV will make the trip to California's many sites worth visiting.  Alcatraz Island should definitely be on your agenda since it provides a glimpse into the past and Devils Postpile formation (seasonal) offers a wonderful chance of seeing a geological marvel. A trip to Alcatraz Island is an absolute must for many folks visiting this area. They enjoy visiting the island, seeing the gardens, tidal pools and of course touring the inside of this old federal penitentiary. The view from Alcatraz is breath-taking.

To see an old-growth redwood forest 
Muir Woods National Monument and Redwood National Parks are both perfect places to visit.  Drive your motorhome rental from El Monte RV to Yosemite National Park and stay in one of their beautiful campsites. Yosemite National Park is famous for its waterfalls and it also provides beautiful campsites for you to enjoy while camping in your RV rental. Death Valley spans both California and Nevada and is a real land of extremes and contrasts. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life amazingly survives in Death Valley.


There is so much to see and do at any of these beautiful locations that you’ll probably want to return again and again, and El Monte RV will be happy to provide you the best in an RV rental for each trip.

National Forests near Santa Cruz, CA - Outdoor Adventure and Year-Round Recreational Opportunity

National Forests near Santa Cruz, CA - Outdoor Adventure and Year-Round Recreational Opportunity

National forests are enjoyed by both locals and visitors since they provide an opportunity to experience nature at its best.  The hundreds of campsites and well-maintained trails at Tahoe National ForestStanislaus National Forest and Toiyabe National Forest will make you want to return many times.  They offer beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing, and recreational opportunities for everyone.  Picture yourself sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows at Sierra National ForestLos Padres National ForestEl Dorado National ForestPlumas National Forest or Mendocino National Forests. You won’t be disappointed at any of them. Take your time, and enjoy California’s amazing forests: it’s worth it.


You’ll love talking to your friends or family about all the things you've seen and done that day. Knowing you have a comfortable RV to sleep in at day’s end will make it all perfect.

State Parks near Santa Cruz, CA, Plus Lakes

State Parks near Santa Cruz, CA, Plus Lakes

If you like visiting State Parks, California is the perfect place for you. There are way too many state parks to name them all. Check out the link above for all of them. We can recommend the comfort and convenience of a motorhome rental to spend time traveling the area in search of California’s beautiful State Parks. There are hundreds of campsites, rivers for swimming, wildlife to view, trails for hiking and quiet places to sit in solitude. You will likely want to return many times to our lakes and rivers, and El Monte is happy to be here for you each time you return.

Check out Clear Lake, June, Mono, Convict, San Antonio, Shasta, Mammoth and Trinity Lakes or nearby Lake Tahoe. You will certainly find lots of natural beauty in any of these lakefront oases.

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

In addition to all of the attractions already mentioned above, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk delivers classic summertime fun, complete with amusement park rides, games, and tourist attractions. There is no charge to enter the expansive seaside amusement park, and you can decide between all-day unlimited-rides access, a Season Pass, or a pay-as-you-go MyBoardwalk Play Card (ideal for those who are not staying the whole day).


The park overlooks the Main Beach and has been delighting visitors since 1907. It's considered one of the best seaside amusement parks in the world because of its fantastic setting and historic roller coaster rides.


The Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster built in 1924, is classified as a National Historic Landmark. Other activities include thrill rides, family rides, and kiddie rides, with a good mix of classic and modern designs to suit every taste.

A six-mile pathway on West Cliff Drive hugs the coastline and provides a scenic route for walking and cycling. Along the way, the gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean take your breath away. The path is completely flat and wheelchair-accessible, making this sightseeing route appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.


Well-positioned benches invite passersby to sit back and soak up the panoramas of the undulating deep blue sea as seagulls soar above and flocks of pelicans hover near the water.


Santa Cruz claims to be the original California surf town, and this picturesque section of the Monterey Bay is a favorite surfers' spot, not to be missed.


These are all places the whole family can enjoy. Wherever you visit in the state of California, you can have a relaxing place to sleep at night in your El Monte RV. For your next road trip adventure, find the best way to see all the sights and enjoy your experiences is by traveling and staying in your El Monte RV.

Why Rent from El Monte RV

Reason for choosing El Monte RV 1
We’ve got you covered with a wide range of late model RVs including Class C, Class A models. Our pet-friendly RVs come standard with upgraded amenities and some even have slide-outs for more room on the road.
Reason for choosing El Monte RV 2
With locations across the USA we can be found in most major metropolitan areas from coast to coast. Most of our stores are even open on Sundays. With our convenient locations it’s never been easier to get on the road in an RV.
Reason for choosing El Monte RV 3
The health and safety of our customers is a top priority. That’s why all of our vehicles go through a multi-point inspection, including a deep clean, after every rental. Using professional-grade cleaning agents, our trained staff works hard to ensure that your next rental looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Reason for choosing El Monte RV 4
Whether you’re a novice RV renter or an expert, sometimes we could all use on-the-road support. All of our customers have access to our toll-free roadside support. Our friendly team of RV experts is just a phone call away and ready to assist at any time during your trip.
Reason for choosing El Monte RV 5
Whether this is your first or fifteenth time renting from us, we provide a comprehensive motorhome rental instruction and detailed walk-thru and check-in. A library of helpful troubleshooting videos are also available to view at any time during your trip which answer common questions and provide helpful tips.
Reason for choosing El Monte RV 6
We’ve been at this a while. With over 50 years of experience we’ve learned a thing or two about great vacations. When it comes to reliability and quality put your trust in experts who have built a reputation on delivering exceptional experiences.