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Secluded, fenced cottage w/ dune top hot tub near hiking, dog friendly

Entire house hosted by Hilary
8 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
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NOTE: The health, safety, and well-being of our guests and staff is of paramount importance.
We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommended guidelines to effectively clean and sanitize our vacation rental properties. Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has high standards for cleanliness and we are taking the necessary measures to ensure our guests and staff remain healthy.
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Camp Baxter is tucked away in a tranquil, wooded section near the Indiana Dunes National Park, in Miller Beach. This 2 Bedroom/1 Bath, newly renovated, 1920’s cottage is nestled on the side of a dune and loaded with Smart technology, modern conveniences, and abundant amenities inside and out.

Soak up the natural surroundings from the spacious, multi-level outdoor living spaces that feature a 6-person hot tub perched near the top of the dune, firepit (firewood provided), outdoor dining and seasonal cushioned lounge furniture, seasonal outdoor heated shower, and a 6ft tall perimeter fence that surrounds the compound for ultimate privacy.

The cottage has a small but fully functional kitchen, separate dining room with a table that flips to reveal a poker top, cozy lower level media room, and a vaulted, skylighted Living Room with large windows and glass patio doors that open to the 700 sq. ft outdoor living space. The marble tiled bathroom has heated floors and a jetted tub with a heated ledge seat.

Sleeps four (4) in two private, queen bedrooms and an additional four (4) guests on a full-size, fold-down sofa bed and deluxe, high-rise Aerobed (all bedding is provided).

We are dog friendly and Camp Baxter is affectionately named after our departed Vizsla (Hungarian pointer) who enjoyed many years chasing birds and squirrels around the yard!

Note: An additional guest fee applies over 4 people: $25/person per night (not including children less than two years of age on Arrival Date), regardless of length of stay or purpose of visit. Maximum occupancy is 8 people.
Parking is available for up to four vehicles. There is no guest access to the garage.

Additional Amenities include complimentary Nespresso and Keurig coffee, 4 total Smart TVs with digital Comcast/Xfinity cable and video streaming, high-speed Wi-Fi, Nest Thermostat, and Washer/Dryer.
Supplies provided include paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, hand soap, dish soap and sponge, dishwasher detergent, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, trash bags, firewood, bath and beach towels, all bedding, and more.

ADDITIONAL options
* We are dog-friendly and allow up to four adult, house-trained dogs: Per dog fees: $79 (2-night stay), $29/night (3+ night stay) or $200/week
* Guests may request an Early Check-in for a fee of $69 if Peak Season and $39 if Non-Peak Season, and/or a Late Checkout for a fee of $69 if Peak Season and $39 if Non-Peak Season. All requests are subject to Agent/staff availability.
*Daily maid service available upon request for an additional fee

The street leading to Camp Baxter is narrow and easy to miss upon arrival. We recently demolished a building on the adjacent lot and the foundation is still visible.
Once you enter the gated compound filled with mature black oaks, evergreens, and wildflowers, it is easy to become one with nature and experience how beautiful the Dunes are in all four seasons!

Guest access
We are a keyless property, you will be given a unique door code for access to the house. Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we are offering self check-in upon arrival. The House Manager can be reached anytime if you need anything during your stay.

Other things to note
We help our guests celebrate some of the most important moments in their lives! Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has been in the memory-making business since 2007. We’ve hosted over 15,000 people and cater to multi-generational family reunions, friend’s getaways, corporate retreats, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and intimate weddings.
NOTE: The health, safety, and well-being of our guests and staff is of paramount importance.
We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following the recommended guidelines to effectively clean and sanitize our vacation rental properties. Miller Beach Vacation Rentals has high standards for cleanliness and we are taking the necessary measures to ensure our guests and staff remain healthy.
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Camp Baxter is tucked away in a tranquil, wooded section near the Indiana Dunes National Par…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 airbed

Amenities

First aid kit
Kitchen
Cable TV
Hot tub
Iron
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Wifi

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Miller Beach, Indiana, United States

Miller Beach, IN, the closest beach-side community to Chicago, is a unique and growing artist community in NW Indiana full of:
* Galleries
* Shopping Destinations
* Fine Dining
* Miles of pristine beaches and nature trails.
* Hundreds of attractions are located within 60 minutes: Casinos, Amusement/Water Parks, Golf, Antiquing, Wineries, Outlet Malls
* Close proximity to the rich culture of Chicago
Miller Beach, IN, the closest beach-side community to Chicago, is a unique and growing artist community in NW Indiana full of:
* Galleries
* Shopping Destinations
* Fine Dining
* Mil…

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Hosted by Hilary

Joined in August 2017
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Jim and Hilary discovered Miller Beach, a lovely and hidden gem, in 2003 and fell in love with it immediately! We currently reside in town with our young daughter and Vizsla dog. In addition to our involvement in the day-to-day operations of our vacation rentals, Hilary runs a successful interior design and event planning company and Jim operates a commercial real estate development firm. Whenever we can, we travel the world, rent a car, and stay in vacation rentals. We appreciate the convenience, the privacy, and the exploration of other cultures by truly living like a local. We observe and take extensive notes on what other leading vacation rentals offer and how these ideas and strategies can be implemented in our properties. Some of our favorite places are the Algarve region of Southern Portugal, the Dutch side of St. Maarten, the Provence region of France, and Asheville, NC. We take great pride in what we do and strive for continuous improvement to continually offer our guests the best experience possible.
Jim and Hilary discovered Miller Beach, a lovely and hidden gem, in 2003 and fell in love with it immediately! We currently reside in town with our young daughter and Vizsla dog. I…
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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