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VERY PRIVATE W/ BIG OCEAN VIEW/ AC IN ALL 3 BEDROOMS

Jay Friedman

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Jay Friedman

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Speaks: english, spanish
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VERY PRIVATE W/ BIG OCEAN VIEW/ AC IN ALL 3 BEDROOMS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Ojochal Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms (sleeps 8)

Casa Ventanas is located a short 5-7 minute drive up from the coastal highway. Location, location, location! Many homes are located 15 minutes or more from the highway. Consider location for your vacation destination! We have completely renovated the kitchen. All new solid hardwood cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen is fabulous. The exterior and roof have been completely repainted with teak exterior ceilings re-varnished April, 2011. 2012 improvements included resurfacing the pool area and installation of a new 5100 liter back up water supply and pool resurfacing and re-fencing. The property is in perfect condition.

This fabulous, extremely private three-bedroom home is nestled on a 6.14 acre private estate in a private community in the coastal foothills of Playa Ventanas, 1 km north of the village of Ojochal on the beautiful four lane coastal highway. Entrance to property is gated. It has incredible views of the ocean, offshore rocky islets, the Terraba River delta and entire Osa Peninsula, and lush, jungle-covered mountains. At the bottom of the property is a river with flowing stream, small waterfall and swimming hole. This lovely layout is perfect for maximum appreciation of the beautiful natural environment on the South Pacific Zone, either for private contemplation or for entertaining friends. The estate is surrounded by banana trees and jungle wildlife, including howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, sloths and morpho butterflies. The grounds include a running river and primary old growth forest. Access is 1.5km from coastal highway on gravel road (5 minutes). Entrance to property is gated and access to house is from a 100 meter private road. 4WD ONLY vehicles should be rented.

The beautifully crafted, 2400-square-foot, furnished home features glass, wood, and stone with vaulted ceilings. The home, built in 2000, has 3.5 baths. The estate includes a 20' by 30' tiled swimming pool , with patio area and incredible jungle and white water ocean view over pristine rainforest on 6 acre estate. Entire poolside is decked in stone. The master bedroom suite includes a king-size bed, private bath with double vanity, tub and a shower with porthole. Guest suites have private baths with showers. One room has a queen-size bed and the other guestroom has two twin beds. Each bedroom with individual wireless remote air conditioning. Bedding and towels are included.

This open-concept home has a living room with ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the ocean and the jungle. The fully equipped kitchen includes a snack bar and dining area. Right off of the kitchen are laundry facilities with washer and dryer.

The Costa Rican jungle is just steps from the door of this home. The Rio Media Luna bounds the estate and the river and running waterfalls and swimming holes are active year round and just a short 5 minute walk down the hill from the swimming pool. Safety hand lines have been added to mark the trail and steps down have been cut to provide for a safe and easy trip down the hill to the river. Travel down the mountainside by car to the nearby pristine beaches, including magnificent Playa Ventanas, renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Costa Rica. Enjoy the sunset poolside or experience the beauty of a Playa Ventanas sunset. Enjoy the many nearby activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, sport fishing, mangrove tours, horseback riding, waterfalls, canopy tours, and much more.

This area of the southern pacific coast of Costa Rica is best described as a beautiful unspoiled natural area for unspoiled people. There are no beach clubs, no umbrella drinks served by waiters on the beach. Just uncrowded, unspoiled natural wonderment around every corner. No crowds, no tourist buses, no gated communities. Instead you will find an interesting mix of expatriates from all over western Europe, Canada and the USA mixing and working together with the local Ticos. Dining in nearby Ojochal is world class. Local restaurants Exotica and Citrus and others provide dining opportunities not available in other areas of Costa Rica.

Services include water from a community spring, electricity, 172 channel Sky TV with dvd library, and garbage collection. WI FI at the house. Skype phone on premises with USA based phone number with or without computer. Please bring your laptop. House is wireless throughout. Property is protected by a wireless alarm system. Our property managers live above the nearby village of Ojochal and are there to assist you in insuring a wonderful vacation. Mid week maid service is included in every rental.

Ojochal is located approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours from SJO Airport via the coastal route through Jaco, Quepos and Dominical. Since the international airport is north of San Jose, driving due west to the coast avoids delays getting through San Jose. Given the completion of the Caldera Highway (tollway to the pacific coast), driving is now an easy 3.5 to 4 hour drive from the San Jose Airport. An alternative to either route is to fly Nature Air or Sansa from San Jose to the air strip at Palmar Sur. From there it is a 20 minute drive to Casa de Ventanas. Solid Rent a Car can arrange to have a 4x4 ready for you upon arrival. 4x4 vehicles ONLY should be used due to road conditions in the area. Advance reservations would be required. 50% Deposit fee due upon confirmation of reservation. 50% Final deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. $300 US Security deposit fee payable at check in and refundable at check out if no damages. No pets. On site property manager for arrival-departure and information.

No refunds available 120 days or less prior to check-in date.

No credit will be issued for early departures, late arrivals, or no-shows.

Given the remoteness of the area, guests arriving to SJO airport after 1 pm will need to overnight prior to arriving at Casa de Ventanas the next day.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jay Friedman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Jay Friedman

Sunset at Playa Ventanas is truly something to experience. This area of Southern Costa Rica is still a magical place for the whole family. The fact that this day is typical instead of special says it all.

Jay

Jay Friedman purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jay Friedman chose Ojochal

The main reason for visiting this area is the abundant wildlife and the unspoiled area. The mountains plummet to the sea and the privacy and jungle are incredible.

What makes this villa unique

There are several distinguishing characteristics of Casa Ventanas over others in our area. First and foremost size and privacy. Many homes sit on postage stamp lots. This house sits on 6 acres and all surrounding properties are similar and larger. This makes a huge impact on wildlife. More nature; less us! Secondly, we are CLOSE to the highway on a non sketchy road. That becomes huge. The ability to drive 5 minutes down the highway is a big deal. The cinco ventanas road is also in great shape year round. Also a big deal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to Casa de Ventanas. We are in the process of updating the house throughout 2007. We have tried and will continue to try to provide a wonderful vacation experience for your family. The area of Costa Rica from Dominical to Ojochal is truly magnificent. The mountains crash down to the sea and the outdoor activities in a 25 mile radius are outstanding. The house and grounds provide their own constant entertainment. There are three troops of resident howler monkeys and toucans daily visit the trees surrounding the house. Keep the binoculars handy! The dining experience in Ojochal is not to be believed. Exotica is outstanding french cuisine and reservations are necessary. French is a common language in this little village. La Paracela on the way to Dominical is another favorite. Across the highway from La Paracels is La Macha. Try it for some authentic Tico cuisine. Finally, just south of Ojochal is the Boca Coronado. This little restaurant is Tico but run with a french accent!



Not to be missed is a trip to Hacienda Baru just north of Dominical for a canopy zip line tour. Similarly, do not miss Don Lulo's horseback trip to Nauyaca Falls. It is located in Plantanillo, just 5 minutes north of Dominical on the road to San Isidro.



Finally, spend plenty of time at Playa Ventanas, just 1km north of the entrance to Cinco Ventanas. Park your car in the private area and pay 75cents/hour to have your car watched. Short palm tree lined walk down to the beach. Do not miss it. It is closed Wednesday.



For the surfers, Playa Ventanas has a small beginner's surf break if the tide is coming in. The real surfing takes place at Dominical beach, 25 minutes to the north.



Enjoy your vacation and tell us what we can do to make it better!



Jay Friedman and his partners.
Mar 2007
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Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Very Private w/ Big Ocean View/ AC in all 3 bedrooms
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3025376
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Arlington, Va
5

Perfect location and layout!

  • 5 of 5
We love to stay in different area of Costa Rica. Unfortunately, we just can't help ourselves. Every trip has to include a week at Casa de Ventanas. The location is perfect. It is an easy drive (and I do not say this lightly in Costa Rica!) to activities and parks on the west coast. If you are wondering where the really terrific restaurants are in Costa Rica-- Ojochal, just down the road. Citrus is outstanding. Don't miss the passion fruit sorbet concoction at Exotica for dessert. There are fishing tours, multiple excellent canopy tours, fab beaches, a wonderful horseback/waterfall tour, nature preserves, eco-tours, surfing, and much more.

Every morning we got up early so as not to miss what were often dozens of toucans in the trees around the rancho. Every evening we swim in the pool overlooking the ocean. Howler monkeys are all over the area. Down by the property waterfall, our guests watched coatimundi playing. We have taken friends the last two trips and they have also vowed to return. The beautiful casa is perfect for families and couples. The master bedroom is on one side of the house and 2 additional bedrooms on the other end. Every bedroom has an en suite bath. Everything you need to grill your fresh caught fish or make tall frozen drinks is on hand. The grocery is close by. We stayed in other casas in the area before finding this one. Before you select a place, ask about the drive up the mountains. This casa is only a few minutes drive, you do not have to ford any streams in your vehicle to get there (often the case) and the roads are well kept and wider than many -- allowing two way traffic. Management is great and it is nice to have free skype and internet if you need it to touch base with home. You'll definitely want a mountain view and breezes. Casas on the beach can get quite hot.

If you are looking for a resort with lots of crowds and chain restaurants, this place is not for you! This is a fantastic casa in the middle of all the nature and people the make Costa Rica so incredible!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Linda, you DO know the area very well! It is really great to have others appreciate the details that we put into the house. It is a beautiful area to be sure, but having the comforts of USA standards is not easy! Thanks for coming back to see us and sending your friends as well! Saludos, Jay
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Very Private w/ Big Ocean View/ AC in all 3 bedrooms
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5

private and well-kept home in a beautiful area of Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
This is a private, well-kept home in a very rural and unspoiled part of Costa Rica. I will start by saying that the photos on VRBO are 100% accurate in their portrayal of the home. There were no surprises and this being our first time renting a house online, I was very thankful for that!

The inside of the home is clean and comfortable. The layout was ideal for our family of 5 -- 2 adults and 3 children. The children had their own wing and bathrooms. The master suite is absolutely fantastic. We slept with the sliding doors open every night to enjoy the fresh air and sounds of the jungle. There really is nothing better than waking up with the animals to a beautiful sunrise every morning. A/C was not used at all during our stay in August.

The outdoor area is delightful. There is a beautiful stone patio and the pool is gorgeous, very clean and well-maintained and big enough for 3 active kids. There are no visible homes so this is a truly private setting with a gorgeous view. The walk down to the waterfall from the house is a real adventure, we saw bats, a poison dart frog, and a jaguarundi! The kids jumped from the top of the waterfall into the swimming hole again and again.

The area has many activities to choose from. The ocean water is very clean and warm. The rivers are also a real treat for cooling off on a hot day. Be sure to check out El Pavon waterfall. We also hiked to Nauyaca waterfall which was well worth the effort. There were several swimming holes to stop at along the way. We enjoyed Playa Ventana (a little disappointing that so much trash gets stuck in the cove, but don't let it deter you from visiting) and loved Playa Ballena for walking and swimming and picking up shells and sand dollars. Also, Jay recommended the Rafiki Safari Lodge rafting trip and that was the absolute highlight of our trip for the whole family.

I would recommend this house and area of CR without hesitation. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a great trip! We followed you in the same day! thanks for leaving it nice.


Pura Vida.

Jay
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Very Private w/ Big Ocean View/ AC in all 3 bedrooms
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Arlington, VA
5

Amazing house with beautiful views - THE BEST

  • 5 of 5
My family and I visited Casa in March/April 2012 for Spring Break. We rented the house of the advice of Linda Wallace (see her review). I can only echo the thoughts of Linda and the other reviewers. This is an amazing house located on a beautiful mountainside. The scenery and views are stunning. The property, architecture, layout, and furnishings are amazing. Pool is awesome. Ojochal has great restaurants. The owner (Jay) is great to deal with.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • 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: Thanks Jeff. Always great to see a "referral" review!

Send more great friends!

Jay
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Ojochal Puntarenas
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Great view of ocean and jungle living... you'll never want to leave to go to the beach!

Great view of ocean and jungle living... you'll never want to leave to go to the beach!
  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our first visit to the Southern Pacific side of Costa Rica and stayed at Casa Ventanas. It was a beautiful setting - with an awesome view of the ocean and surrounded by the jungle. The hike to see the waterfall was great - my kids (3 boys - 13,11, and 7) loved it! I couldn't believe it was all on the same property. It was so great to wake up to the jungle sounds and see the Toucans that would stop by every morning.

The house is situated perfectly on a hill so that you have perfect views of the ocean waves from almost any room. It's perfect for a family with a master suite on one side and 2 bedrooms on the other side. Everyone had their own bathroom and there was plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable. The hammocks were great for outdoor relaxing and reading a book. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to families or groups of friends that are looking for a comfortable place to stay in the jungle with ocean views!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had fun Christy. Your boys were a perfect age for enjoying all the wildlife. Come on back and see us again!

Pura Vida.

Jay
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Arlington, Va
5

Location, location ...and fab villa!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to Costa Rica about a dozen times and traveled throughout the country. However, we keep coming back to Casa de Ventanas. We love it! There is so much to do, the villa is terrific, and we love the wildlife. Strangely, the tiny village of Ojochal has many excellent restaurants. Rather than multiple hotel rooms, we like to be close to nature, away from crowds, and have the ability to eat in a few meals during the trip ---and wash clothes from all the outdoor activities.

Early each morning we heard the howler monkeys close by and watched toucans in the trees around the pool area. Have gotten great howler and white face monkey pictures! We've also seen numerous hummingbirds and butterflies each trip, right around the villa's rancho where we eat breakfast. If you take the trail on the property to the small waterfall, you are likely to see even more animals, especially coatimundi. Perched on the mountain, the villa has a wonderful view of the Whale's Tale beach (and no other houses or neighbors!). Yet, it is only minutes from the outstanding Ojochal restaurants, beaches, and other activities. You definitely need a car and I highly recommend 4 wheel drive-- for just about anywhere in Costa Rica except Jaco and San Jose. We always check the tires and spare/jack of the rentals, which can be iffy in CR. We have gone with friends and other trips with family. The villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, making it great for couples or extended families. One BR has 2 twins, the others have larger bedding (king and queen). The kitchen is fully stocked, including a blender, gadgets, dishes, serve ware, etc. The large pool is the perfect place to end the day. The trees and flowers around the property are beautiful.

Don't miss the Osa Canopy Tour nearby. Best zip line we've been to in all of Costa Rica. Skip the Hacienda Baru canopy tour. It is much shorter, less scenic. For restaurants, try Por Que No in Dominicalito (on the beach side going north from the villa), which has a great view of the beach and rocky coast. Citrus (by far the best food and wine we've had in CR) and Exotica are higher end places (still open air and casual). Dominical is close by for surfing and my husband heads south to the Sierpe River for fishing. We've done great ecotours in Osa. For horseback tours, Don Lulo does a great job.

We've stayed in other villas in Costa Rica, but this is by far our favorite! Location, location, location--with the wildlife!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your return trip yet again Linda! I think you may spend as much time there as me!

Pura Vida.

Jay
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Ojochal Puntarenas
Washington DC
5

Family Vacation in Ojochal

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I took our two children, 10 and 8, to Costa Rica for school spring break. We loved our stay at Casa Ventanas! The property was very clean, and the pictures here do not do justice to the amazing view. We saw beautiful wildlife everyday right from the back yard...toucans, three types of monkeys, and other tropical birds. The house was very private. We took hikes through the forest near the house, and the kids enjoyed having the pool to cool off in the afternoons. The house is also close to many beaches and great restaurants (I recommend trying the ceviche from any of the local restaurants!). The house had a guidebook with info on local activities, and we found it easy to book excursions in a shop in Uvita, which is a 10 minute drive. Take a day trip to Dominical, go zip-lining, enjoy restaurants, or just relax by the pool and watch the monkeys in the tree tops! We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I love these reviews! You guys make us go back and keep that place perfect. But of course, God made it perfect our job is just to not screw it up!

Pura vida.

Jay and ree ree.

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Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge
"great guides and an incredible place. definitely worth the visit."
Car: necessary

Short 7-8 minute drive to house from coastal highway. House is 2.5km up from highway. Playa Ventanas is a short 10 minute drive from house. 4wd required for area roads. Canopy zip line touring, horseback riding to fabulous Nauyaca waterfalls within 30 minute drive at Dominical. See Photos for picture of fabulous Nauyaca Falls. Incredible Dominical surf break less than 30 minutes on coastal highway.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Ojochal Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
$3,000
 
 
Fall Season
Nov 1 - Dec 14
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
$4,500
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,505
$4,500
 

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Amenities

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Ojochal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
2 floor safes on site for valuables during stay. Wireless alarm system with auto style key fobs for operation. Provides complete security for valuables during day trips from house.

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