GREAT RIVER HOUSE/5STAR STAFF/TENNIS CT / ROUND HILL BEACH MEMBER

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, En suite Baths,plus 2 powder rooms

ESCAPE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CELEBRATE A MEMORABLE FALL WEEKEND WITH A JERK CHICKEN COOKOUT AND DRINKS SERVED BY YOUR BUTLER! NEWS PLASH... L'ECOLE DES CHEFS OF SILVERSEAS CRUISE LINE HAS SELECTED GREAT RIVER HOUSE CHEF CARLINGTON AS A CARIBBEAN CELEBRITY...TOP RECOGNITION FOR THE HOUSE'S EXTRADORDINARY PERSONAL CHEF! COME AND EXPERIENCE HIS CREATIONS AND PARTAKE IN HIS COOKING CLASSES! WE HAVE OPENINGS IN 2014 and 2015... Luxury Retreats named Great River House one of its top 4 Jamaican villas! Honored as Top 20 Most Spectacular Villas by Jamaican Treasures, & featured in 'Caribbean Travel and Life', GRH offers the cachet and ambiance of a private resort. The ultimate in relaxation and pampered service it has been selected by dignitaries, diplomats and CE0s as their getaway of choice. Ultra modern in conveniences and amenities,yet classically Jamaican, the 5 bedroom luxury home is considered one of the most elegant in the Caribbean with a top rated staff! World travellers say, the staff is better than a 5 star hotel with gourmet food comparable to top restaurants anywhere! A exceptional retreat for those who are immersed in life! Overlooking the sea with tradewind breezes, the villa is an exclusive beach member of ROUND HILL RESORT where you will have private privileges.

Formerly a pimento plantation, GRH is located on over four glorious acres of gardens, lawns, royal palms and fruit trees. Gardens gently lit at night create a tropical wonderland while during the day recreation areas include your PRIVATE hard surface north/south tennis court with wind screen; JUST RESURFACED AND FRESHLY PAINTED BY COURT EXPERTS. Grassy areas for practicing putting and long drives abound plus badminton and croquet equipment are supplied for entertainment. Tree swings and a hammock for children plus a firepit for marshmallow roasting, songs and story telling add extra fun.

Designed in 1956, for a member of the duPont family as her wedding gift , the villa's total renovation by modernist architect Tom Reed combines posh and casual ambiance, stunning expanse, state of the art technology (wifi, Ipod, IPad and flash drive connections for surround sound in the main floor living areas and poolside) with the natural setting. The 7,500 square foot home is filled with island crafted mahogany furniture preserving the old Jamaican Great House tradition with modern designer fabrics, Kohler designed en-suite bathrooms with water tiles, and an expansive Entertainment/Library/Game room [ 32” flat screen TV /DVD] .

Candlelight dinners created by 'the finest chef on the North Shore' {state Zagat rated restranteurs from Chicago and GRH guests} are served in a formal dining room or under the stars on the extensive stone veranda with lanterns surrounding an extraordinary serpentine salt water infinity pool.

As you enter, the villa opens to views of the Caribbean leading to a multi purpose covered verandah focusing on indoor/outdoor living, so much a part of Jamaican life. The eco friendly salt water pool / waterfall, fountain and children’s area is just steps away surrounded by a 2,400 square ft deck filled with a variety of seating and lounging areas in both sun and shade. In addition, a flower filled side courtyard with outdoor shower offers a retreat for rejuvenating spa treatments,napping or reading. Throughout the day and evening Great River valley breezes and trade winds create a gentle, environment. As the sun sets, the butler pours your favorites, while you watch the twinkling lights of cruise ships and fishermen's lanterns or study the stars through the house telescope as you listen to the tree frogs and enjoy the jasmine scented air. Savor morning coffee and bananna bread as the sun peeks through lush foliage.

Combining tradition and innovation each of the five bedrooms and en-suite baths is filled with custom made island furniture accented with designer fabrics, as well as fine linens, good sized closets/chests for clothes and IPOD docks for your favorite music. Four bedrooms radiate from the living core of the house.

The fifth bedroom and bath has its own low-walled terrace complete with seating and access to the tennis court and expansive gardens on the lower level near the entertainment/ games area and powder room. Configurations of the bedrooms include king beds in three with the remaining two having twins which may be combined into kings. A pull out twin sleeper/sofa is available in one of the twin bedrooms.All is maintained in a completely up to date, pristine condition reflective of the finest private homes anywhere in the world. The villa with its celebrity history is perfect for family/friends, special events/celebrations or as an executive/exclusive retreat!

Location

Great River Private [ 8 miles west of Montego Bay /Sangster Airport] is located a few minutes from world renowned Round Hill where you will be beach club members courtesy of Great River House and four miles from Tryall Club with its 18 hole championship golf course. Great River is a sought after private conclave of some twenty individually designed/owned luxury villas on a hill along the Great River overlooking the Caribbean Sea with 24 hour manned security.

Staff

A friendly, professional staff of chef, concierge/butler, housekeepers, gardener and night manager will help you quickly acclimate to your new home, create personalized menus, return personal laundry daily,arrange tee times at the outstanding Half Moon, Tryall and Cinnamon Hill golf courses and coordinate travel needs to Round Hill, Tryall, and other island sites such as the new Dolphin Cove close by in Lucea. Custom menus include freshly caught fish & lobster grilled on your own jerk drum jerk shrimp and chicken or 5 star lamb chops. The chef cooks for you while the butler makes dining a memorable and entertaining experience for both adults and children! Staff will even create a Jamaican day filled with island specialties, learning patois, cooking lessons, rum tasting and celebration dinner with traditional bonfire & folklore.

Round Hill Membership

A 5 minute drive finds you at one of the finest private resorts in the Caribbean. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill’s private beaches, water sports, Kids club, Spa, pool and jogging trail.Enjoy afternoon tea; partake in Beach Night or theJamaican night show or just drinks at the bar with costs put on your credit card. Round Hill is on Conde Nast's Gold List /“best places to stay in the world, Green Globe Certified /AAA 4 Diamond Resort. It has been used as a movie/tv location,yet maintains the ultimate in privacy and discretion

Keywords: Luxury Private Villa for Friends/FamilyHolidays/SpecialEvents /Weddings/Executive/Celebrity Retreats. Includes Exclusive Complimentary Round Hill Membership

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
STAFF ORGANIZED EVERYTHING FOR US AND WERE ALWAYS SO NICE. THEY DID A GREAT BONFIRE, GOT LOBSTER, AND HELPED US HOST FRIENDS FOR DRINKS. WE LOVED THEM! THE VILLA IS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY WELL APPOINTED IT IS EXTREMELY CLEAN AND THE DECOR IS LOVELY ..... GREAT LAYOUT, VERY SPACIOUS AND PLENTY OF ROOM...EXCELLENT !
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We have traveled the world, but the lush beauty and wonderful people of Jamaica make it our favorite get away. Jamaica brings renewal to your mind and body and restores your well being. Plus the laughter and joy of our staff will bring smiles for months to come.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

We rented for over a decade at almost all of the available villas on the north shore and felt it was time to create our own up to date house with the very best staff possible. After all those years of choosing rentals , we understand how important it is to continually maintain and add innovation to give guests the reality of photos and description. Our biggest gratification is when guests say 'your house is even more beautiful than your photos and amazingly maintained'. So come, enjoy and be pampered by a kind intuitive staff who are loving and thoughtful.

Sitting on the terrace each evening; listening to the tree frogs in the background; smelling night blooming jasmine and watching the constellations and space station overhead; this is a memory for a lifetime! Everyone who stays agrees, the stars are not brighter any where else on earth: we furnish the telescope.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214526vb
(847) 295-1317
Montego Bay Jamaica North Coast
chicago
5

amazing views and home

  • 5 of 5
This is a Five Star experience! The staff were so welcoming and helpful, the house is exceptional in its beauty and amenities. Ken and Carol were so gracious and got us ready for our trip via email. Mr Goofy and Mr Walton were wonderful driving us around for our excursions and sightseeing. It was truly a fairy tale vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was indeed our pleasure! Thank you for the kind words.
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Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214526vb
(847) 295-1317
Montego Bay Jamaica North Coast
northeast
5

fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5
i cannot speak more highly of the owners or their staff. from the moment you arrive at the property you can tell that everybody involved with great river house takes enormous pride in the home.
the staff were friendly, professional, and accommodating.
the home itself is immaculately cared for.
this is the third villa we have rented in jamaica, and there is no place like great river house.
the owners go out of their way to ensure your stay is the best it can be. when they heard the weather reports, they reached out to us to let us know that we would be welcome to stay longer should our flight be cancelled.
we cannot wait to return to grh!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214526vb
(847) 295-1317
Montego Bay Jamaica North Coast
Lovington, NM USA
5

Beyond our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
My family (including 6 adults and 3 children) rented Great River House the first week in December. We were very impressed not only with the villa, but also the staff. The villa is absolutely beautiful, sumptuously appointed and immacutately kept! The staff was amazing - very polite and competent in their jobs. From welcoming drinks to farewell goodbyes, they spoiled us beyond belief. We were told that our chef, Carlington, was one of the best on the island. Our opinion was that he must be THE BEST in Jamaica! From breakfast in the morning to dinner in the evening, our meals were each and every one a gourmet delight - absolutely 5 star.
I cannot say enough about Howard, the Butler. He took care of our every need - from having a piece of luggage repaired to making all our reservations (golf at White Witch, ziplining, ultimate swim with the dolphins, beads in the 5 yr. old's hair and a great babysitter for the 2 yr. old). When we arrived back at the villa in the late afternoons, he had cocktails waiting for the adults and snacks for everyone.
Britton, the Security Manager, was a delight. He looked after us every night and entertained us with his stories and reggae singing.
Our family had a wonderful time in Jamaica and the overwhelming reason was because of our stay at this property. The owners, Ken and Carol Radtke, were very helpful before, during and after our stay. No wonder they have put together such a great staff at the villa, for they are certainly wonderful people to deal with, very hands on - We give it 5 stars and will absolutely choose this property again on return visits.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214526vb
(847) 295-1317
Montego Bay Jamaica North Coast
san francisco
5

Top-Notch in So Many Ways

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Great River House with extended family ranging from age 3 to late 70s and the experience was truly a first-rate one. From the outset, we were very impressed with how much legwork the owners did in terms of answering questions, managing logistics, and generally working behind the scenes to ensure that everything flowed without a hitch.

Once at the house, we found the staff to be truly first-rate. Howard (the butler/concierge) is simply a gem who couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. He went to great lengths to anticipate our every need and added many personal touches, including being attentive to what the kids needed. Chef Carlington really wowed us by presenting amazing dishes at every meal, displaying his distinctive flavors, versatility and speed. And Brittan, the security manager, won us over with unwavering commitment to making sure everyone stayed safe, not to mention his fantastic reggae singing and great stories around the firepit over smores.

The house is well-maintained (the pool is very kid-friendly and the tennis court has just been resurfaced) and having access to the wonderful amenities at Round Hill is fantastic. In all, we have stayed at many different villas around the world and this villa is highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214526vb
(847) 295-1317
Montego Bay Jamaica North Coast
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
5

The Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had been to Jamaica many years ago. Jamaica seemed a wonderful place to revisit now that some are married and have children of their own. We were a family of seven adults and two children and the Great River House was the ideal place to be altogether for a family vacation. The pictures are great but being there was even better. It felt like home and even my grandson thought he was at my house. The meals were great and Carlington was willing to make anything that you wanted. Howard, was unreal and only wanted to please each and every one of us all the time. The kids loved him and really loved how he placed their napkin on their lap each night. Cookies were made with Carlington and enjoyed by all. His soups were the highlight of each dinner. The last night their was a bonfire as promised that we all enjoyed. Grace and Nicki were always happy and smiled as they beautifully cleaned our rooms and the house each day. To say that it was one of the nicest vacations with wonderful people caring about us and fussing over us was just that, but all along we had our privacy .We would definitely come back to GRH since we feel that it was our home for the week. Thank you again to the owner and his wife for granting us this special week and allowing us to share their piece of heaven!!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great River House/5Star Staff/Tennis Ct / Round Hill Beach Member
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p214526vb
(847) 295-1317
Montego Bay Jamaica North Coast
Connecticut
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to stay at Great River House for a week in April. We were a party of four adults and five children and I cannot speak highly enough of the service and accommodations. From the moment the staff greeted us on our arrival to a farewell bonfire with singing by Britton a week later, our every need was taken care of.
Carlington is a five-star chef and created gourmet meals from local produce. From breakfast to lunch to dinner (with snacks such as his banana bread in between!) everything was delicious and fresh. Howard, the butler, completely took care of us - from serving meals and pouring rum cocktails to organizing day trips and taxis. Nothing was too much for him and everything was taken care of promptly and efficiently. The rest of the staff were wonderful and friendly and they were all exceptionally good with our young children.
The house is immaculate with wonderful open living spaces and large bedrooms. The family room downstairs was an added bonus for the children. The pool area is stunning with a shallow toddler pool which made the vacation even more relaxing. Imagine the photographs with a tropical breeze coming through, the sun shining and Howard, Carlington and the staff catering to your every need - as the title says, Paradise!
I had spoken to the owner before we left and she had given me invaluable information on local places to visit, the set up of the house and general information on Jamaica.
Great River House is truly spectacular and I would not hesitate to recommend it - I sincerely hope we will be able to make a return visit one year!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sangster International
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Enjoy exclusive membership at private Round Hill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tryall Golf club..also Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon
Nearest Point of Interest
Round Hill Private Resort
Car: not necessary

Dolphin Cove in Lucea is incredible, fun, clean and non touristy...have our concierge/ butler call and make a reservation for a personalized visit!

The house has glorious sea views with privacy and tradewind breezes...both often missing at the beach houses. Your private exclusive beach is at Round Hill courtesy of GRH and only 5 minutes away,creating the best of both worlds including a with a spa!

Secure gated GREA RIVER PRIVATE, small elegant area of 21 very private villas in close proximity to exclusive ROUND HILL. All villas fully staffed and surrunded by lovely properties. Gates at main entrance with manned security 24/7.

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Availability & Rates

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Montego Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
3BR RATE/INQUIRE5BR
Apr 21 2014 - Dec 14 2014
6 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
WINTER 5BR , INQUIRE FOR 3BDR
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$10,000
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$18,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$18,500
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Van & Driver $500
Notes Summer 3 Bedroom Rates are $857.14/night
Winter 3 Bedroom Rates are $1,142.85/night

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Montego Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge with Kohler rain tiles!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful tile,pebble walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Great for children and adults too
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Rain shower plus Kohler tiles
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Kohler rain tiles and air conditioned!
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower in private courtyard1
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , First floor powder room with stunning decor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Handy to Entertainment room on lower level
  • 5 en- suite; two powder rooms and one outdoor shower!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tandom to #2 great for families with children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Feel the fabulous Great River breeze at night!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Incredible stand alone space/private balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Glorious private walk out terrace with seating area to yard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private balcony, sea view with cozy seating for 2
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , Pack and play also
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Crib (1),Pack and Play 1 , Lovely sleeper oversize twin in middle bedroom in addition to two twins
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
Salt water/Infinity Pool overlooking sea, friendly, professional staff of 6, including a prominent Chef,concierge butler, on-site Tennis Court, indoor & outdoor eating, private balconies, private courtyard with shower for on-site spa services & relaxation. Yoga available on site. I-pod docking available throughout villa.
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