Baxter

You only get one life, so make the most of it with Baxter! Perfect for surfers, cyclists and all active types, he’s a sporty low top bus with an incredible interior that looks amazing and is just the right size for two people to get quality sleep and good meals between the outdoor fun times.

Baxter has built-in surfboard storage and an add-on bike rack (and you can hire boards and bikes with the van if you want). There’s a fridge, sound system, a hob and sink, enough space to hang out and plenty of room for boots, wetsuits, kites, climbing gear etc.

Even when you’re inside you feel outdoors thanks to the beachy colour scheme, the solid wood worktop and map wallpaper. But then, why close the doors when you could be enjoying fresh air and sun on your skin?

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Devon
  • Size: Compact
  • 2 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults
  • Double bed
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Low Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £50 £73 £85
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £70 £102 £118
Weekend
Min hire period 3 3 5

Note: Special pricing and rules apply for periods such as Glastonbury Festival. Click the 'CHECK AVAILABILITY' button for an exact price for any permitted available period.
Bookings of 7 days or more are priced at the lower day rate.

Further Information

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: T4
  • Registration: this is emailed when you book
  • Engine: litre Diesel, 5 speed Manual gearbox.
  • Fuel Efficiency: 36mpg
  • Maximum Speed: 80mph
  • Size: 4.25m (l) x 1.65m (w) x 1.9m (h)
  • Weight: 2490kg
  • Belted seats: 2
  • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
  • Tow Bar: Yes

Seating

There are two belted seat in the front, one of which is a swivel chair.

Conversion Story

Baxter had the good fortune of starting life with a skilled Carpenter, who built a solid and spacious conversion. In 2016 Baxter was treated to a make-over, with a unique and comfy interior and new cooking facilities. Baxter is now sporty on the outside and cosy on the inside, with heaps of space for all the kit you need plus a few of life's luxuries.

Sleeping & Seating

Baxter has a Double bed which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 3 people inside Baxter .

Kitchen facilities

  • one gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: coolbox

Cooking Equipment

Saucepan and steamer
Frying pan
Bread board
Sharp knives and other utensils
Cutlery for two
Plates and mugs
Serving dishes and bowls
Kettle and espresso maker
Plastic wine glasses
Corkscrew and tin opener
Salt, pepper, mixed herbs
Tea and coffee to get you started

Water is provided by: 22 litre portable fresh water tank with pump operated tap.

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

Baxter has a DAB radio with Aux in socket and CD player (in cab). Speakers in the front and rear.

Storage

Baxter has plenty of storage. There is a large cupboard under the sink area, another above the seat/bed, and lots of space underneath the bed.

Other Items

Insulated blackout screens
A range of maps and guidebooks
Picnic hamper with cups and plates
Scrabble and playing cards
Dustpan and brush
Storage boxes
Inside table
Large indoor electric lantern

Where is Baxter?

Baxter is based in a small village on the beautiful Exe Estuary, which is also home to an internationally important nature reserve and Powderham Castle (and farm shop). We are half-way between Exeter and Dawlish (both 10 minutes away) and 5 minutes from the M5/A30 and A38. There is a train station 1 mile away (Starcross) and Exeter Airport is a 20 minute drive (local pick-ups from these can be arranged with us in advance). We are also next to the Exe Estuary cycle path, so there's an option of arriving by bike and letting us provide you with everything you need for a brilliant holiday. Once you've collected Baxter you will be right in the heart of the south Devon countryside, so your holiday will start immediately. The south Devon coastline is 5 minutes away and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Coastline and Dartmoor National Park are less that 30 minutes from pick-up. Cornwall is an hour away. Baxter is the perfect camper van, with plenty of space for a comfortable holiday yet easy to drive and nippy enough to explore the country lanes. Whilst Devon and the south west are the perfect location for a relaxing break, there are also plenty of activities for day when you feel more adventurous. The South West Coast Path offers world famous walking, and we have some of the best UK spots for surfing, cycling, mountain biking, wild swimming, kayaking, climbing, sailing, diving, and stand-up paddleboarding. Baxter has built-in surfboard storage and optional bike rack (see extras), we often have bikes (including full suspension mountain bikes) and surfboards for rent, which are available for an additional fee.
Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Baxter is usually parked.

Please note parking is provided at your own risk

For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

Option Price
Bedding for 2 £12
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Bike rack (for two bikes) £10
Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
1 Surfboard £50
2 surfboards £75
1 bike £30
2 bikes £50

There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

Daily Cover:

Baxter has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

Ages: between 23 and  75 years young
Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
Length held: Minimum 2 years
Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

*NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information. 

International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £750 and £1500 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £750).

Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Baxter is suitable for travelling with children.

The passenger seat has seat belt suitable for a child seat.

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Baxter across the water but there will be an additional charge to cover EU insurance and EU breakdown. This will vary but we expect it to be around £70 per week.
Get in touch for a quote.

Price Seasons

From To Price
01/11/2016 21/12/2016 LOW
22/12/2016 04/01/2017 MID
05/01/2017 08/02/2017 LOW
09/02/2017 16/02/2017 MID
17/02/2017 31/03/2017 LOW
01/04/2017 31/05/2017 MID
01/06/2017 16/06/2017 HIGH
17/06/2017 26/06/2017 SPECIAL
27/06/2017 31/08/2017 HIGH
01/09/2017 31/10/2017 MID
01/11/2017 20/12/2017 LOW
21/12/2017 03/01/2018 MID

Note: Dates subject to change without warning