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Don Segal

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Unique - Multi-Million $$ Ocean/Jungle Estate - Includes Private Gourmet Chef

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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An awe inspiring Ocean View Estate in the Jungle with an unmatched Gourmet Chef

Casa Maravilla Estate Villa is a very uniquely designed and extremely popular luxury retreat situated on over an acre of land and the only home in the area constructed entirely out of Almond wood, which gives it such a unique look and experience in a beautiful Jungle setting with an abundance of monkeys, toucans, iguanas and other animals. Several Celebrities, including the Presidents of Sony Motion Pictures and Lennar Homes (2nd largest home builder in the US), along with a few Actors, have selected Casa Maravilla Estate as their Villa of choice in Manuel Antonio.

With exquisite gardens, 6 private bedrooms/baths, this Estate provides tremendous comfort for your entire group. All bedrooms are completely air conditioned and out of sight of one another with 4 bedrooms in the Main House and 2 more in the private Casitas. The 800 square foot Rancho/ Barbeque area was designed and built for entertaining in mind. A custom bar with a Plasma TV, dining for your entire group and relaxing chairs are all nicely situated to take advantage of the tropical gardens and overlook the very enjoyable waterfall/infinity swimming pool (with bar stools in the pool) and a wading area with water jets for the kids to play in, which all overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The 30-foot high hardwood ceilings provide excellent ventilation, and sliding glass doors all the way around, allow you to either open the home completely to the fresh pacific breezes by day and the sounds of the jungle at night, or to close it up and enjoy the experience in fully air conditioned comfort. There are also 7 plasma TV’s in the Villa as well as 7 bluetooth speakers in each bedroom, living room and Rancho!

Casa Maravilla would not be a First Class Estate without providing your own Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 3 meals per day (food and beverage costs are separate). Nobody needs to shop, cook or clean as Chef Ronald, who has been the Chef at Casa Maravilla Estate for 8 years, loves his profession and many groups want to take him home with them after their stay! Ronald does it all and saves you money (some groups say over $1,000 for the week) as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors - butchers and fisherman, where typically only Restaurants shop. Saturday mornings is the day that Ronald goes to our Farmers market and selects the best vegetables, fruit and high quality produce at a fraction of the cost of our local stores.

The stunning ocean views and spectacular nightly sunsets are sure to take your breath away as well as over 100 outdoor lights that illuminate this incredible property at night. Manuel Antonio National Park and its multiple white sand beaches rimmed with pristine rain forest, are the treasured jewel of Costa Rica’s park system and are just 5 minutes away while, Quepos, with its wide variety of shopping, restaurants, bars, markets, and sport-fishing fleet is less than 5 minutes in the other direction. Casa Maravilla Estate is centrally located to take advantage of both areas.

Three types of friendly monkeys visit the property regularly, as well as the fascinating and slow moving tree sloths (we have had up to 5 at a time), a large variety of birds, and a plethora of other sometimes hard to describe animals, so bring your camera and you’ll be sure to enjoy the best of the jungle and it’s amazing inhabitants from the terraces and gardens of this amazing luxury home.

So relax in your very own Estate Property while your personal Concierge and Vacation Coordinator along with the wonderful staff (especially the Chef) work their magic so that you can have an extremely relaxing and memorable vacation.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Don Segal (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

About Don Segal

Our first Vacation Rental Business was established back in 2006 and quickly became one of the first luxury vacation rental companies in the Manuel Antonio area. We sold the company in 2009 and at the encouragement of many local luxury homes, have since re-entered the Property Management and Vacation Rental business in Manuel Antonio with the goal of providing our clients with unparalleled service and an impeccable attention to detail. Our inventory of properties representing all budget levels, is managed by our highly skilled team, ensuring the highest quality homes for our guests. All rentals include our premium Concierge and Vacation Coordinator service; we will help you plan every detail of your trip, from booking in-country transportation to assisting with our most highly recommended tours. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to the environment, and are doing everything possible to make our homes eco-friendly. Book with CR Vacation Properties and rest assured you will have the best vacation of your lives! Let us assist you!

Why Don Segal chose Puntarenas

Casa Maravilla Estate home is perfectly located in a private Gated community of only 2 homes in an exclusive part of Manuel Antonio . Complete with a Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 3 meals per day along with a private Concierge Manager and full cleaning staff, will allow your vacation to be extremely relaxing and stress free.

What makes this estate unique

- One of the only Estate Homes in Manuel Antonio

- Constructed entirely out of Almond wood

- Large outdoor living area

- Fully Gated community

- Gourmet Chef Included

- Jungle setting

- Very frequent Monkey, sloth, Toucan and Scarlet MaCaw's

- Extremely large property

- 6 completely independent bedrooms allowing privacy for all

- Over 100 varieties of plants and flowers with significant outdoor lighting that illuminates the property at night.

- Private Security Company

- Full staff included

- Exclusive Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator to help plan your exciting vacation and to tend to all of your requirements - your personal assistant!

- - Look under rates and notes to view our other Luxury Villas

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in March 2015 NEW

This was our second Spring Break at Casa Maravilla with Teenage children. The house is perfect in every way-the location is in the middle of everything but private at the same time. Many updates from last year that only enhanced the property. The pool and outside areas are spectacular-the view is hard to beat. Ronald, a great chef, is the leader of a staff that takes care of your every need. We did not eat a meal out and had a variety of foods, from local to our favorites from home. Ronald is as funny as he is kind and will keep you entertained the entire trip. Xenia is a wonderful housekeeper and does your laundry everyday.

The locals know the house so they can get you for all the tours you do. We zip-lined, fished, and went on the Vacation Buggy. All excellent and Sabrina, the house concierge, did a fabulous job setting up our schedule. I could go on, but the bottom line is the place is perfect.
Mar 2015
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Unique - Multi-Million $$ Ocean/Jungle Estate - Includes Private Gourmet Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

A+ vacation home near Manual Antonio

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of 14 spent a week at Casa Maravilla in July 2016. I have nothing but positive things to say.

I’ll start with the house. It is every bit as gorgeous as the photos, and even roomier than I expected. It is very light and airy and very conducive to gathering a large-ish group of people together. The outdoor dining area (covered) was wonderful and we ate there for breakfast and dinner every day. The house is kept in immaculate condition - spotless, all outlets working, furniture clean and new and comfortable, etc.

The staff was fantastic.

* Sabrina was super-friendly and responsive. She was always on call and responded to our every request with knowledge and humor. We felt very well taken care of.

* Ronald was everything the other reviews said - fun to be with and a fantastic chef. Every morning after breakfast was a great experience as we brainstormed what new and amazing thing he would make for dinner (and desert). The menu is 100% customizable and always delicious. And we averaged just $20/day/person, very cost-effective. We enjoyed this setup so much that I doubt we can go back to the old way for future family vacations - we will always hire a chef to shop, cook and clean (things I personally hate and which detract from my vacation enjoyment).

* Roger the groundskeeper was very friendly, and clearly maintaining the property is a labor of love. We felt like we were living in the middle of a beautiful botanical garden, complete with butterflies, hummingbirds, iguanas, and of course plenty of (shy) monkeys. The grounds are in perfect condition and Roger is always tinkering away on some new feature, like a stone pathway or new trellises or whatever.

* Also Xinia and others labored in the background to keep the house and pool and property spotless and beautiful and safe.

Also of note:

* The weather in July was surprisingly nice - definitely warm and humid, some rain every day, but also plenty of sun and ofd course the house is air-conditioned.

* Sabrina set us up with some fantastic tours - we especially loved the superman zip-line and the canyoneering ones (neither for the faint of heart), and the “off the beaten path”, good for the whole family. WE also enjoyed having a yoga instructor come to give us a lesson.

I’m happy to serve as a reference to anyone looking for a little more info - Sabrina can supply my telephone number.

Ted Shafer, La Jolla California

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ted, Thank you for the wonderful review of our Casa Maravilla Estate as well as our wonderful and caring staff. Your friendly comments are the type of review that our entire team aspires to and we enjoy the pleasure of making sure that your vacation is one that won't be forgotten! We thank you for staying with us and truly appreciate the generous comments regarding our Estate, staff and your experience. Also, thank you for volunteering to be a reference to future guests as it is always a struggle to believe what is written.... Greatly appreciated, Don
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect vacation because it had to please so many different people. There were six children under the age of 12, in addition to parents, grandparents and some cousins who didn't have children present. The house looks even better in person, the rooms and casitas were clean and cozy. The pool was the central part of the house and was used often. No child ever uttered that they were bored. Sabrina did a great job arranging everything including the tours. She was right there if we had the slightest question. Ron the chef was over the top. He took care of everything, the food was authentic and yet he took care of finicky kids, special diet adults, and shifted mealtimes on a moments notice. I don't know if I can vacation again without him.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly appreciate your review and glad to hear that you cannot go on another vacation without our Chef Ronald which means that you have to come back to Casa Maravilla for a return visit. Thank you for staying with us and especially sharing your experience for future guests to read. All the best, Don
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Amazing house, property, views, and staff!

  • 5 of 5

How can it get better than this? The house is unique and is an architectural gem. We were 14 people of an extended family (8 adults and 6 kids) and there is plenty of room to spread out and be doing different activities in different parts of the house. I have never seen a more beautiful infinity pool, with its blue tiles and crystal clear water, with an elevated view over a lush rain forest and the ocean below it. Often we just stood there looking out over the view, from our high vantage point. The property was full of beautiful tropical flowering plants and exotic colors and shapes maintained by the full-time gardener. We felt like we were in the very center of a lush botanical garden. The staff was all one could hope for. Sabrina, the concierge, was extremely helpful in planning out our tours and giving advice about the local customs and culture. We always knew that we were in good hands with her at the helm. Chef Ronald somehow managed to create and serve great meals for 14 people, all arriving at the same time while also being very responsive to any special requests. And it was so great to be relieved of grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning up afterwards. That made a big difference to our experience there. Finally the maid Xenia very unobtrusively kept the house in great condition (remember, there were 6 rambunctious 11 year old kids) and did everyone's laundry on an individual basis.

So, in short, we had an A+ time at Casa Maravilla and also greatly enjoyed Costa Rica by means of great tours of waterfalls, butterflies, beaches, and nature preserves. We were especially impressed with our tour guides, who in additional to leading the tours also gave us a lot of interesting background about Costa Rica, its history and economy, and were very friendly people to boot. So, what's not to like here?

- Dave Shafer

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, Thank you for taking the time to generate such a nice review of your stay at our Casa Maravilla Estate and we are pleased to hear that we helped make your vacation a success. Our staff truly enjoys hearing all of the positive comments as they love their jobs which is why Chef Ronald and Xena, the housekeeper have been there for over 9 years. We enjoyed hosting your group and hope that we get an opportunity to do so again. Best regards, Don
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Does it get any better then this?!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Is the first word that comes to mind when Friends ask me about my vacation to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! It is definitely one of my top vacation destinations I look forward to going to again! But let's face it, where you stay has a BIG impact on your vacation experience and staying at Casa Maravilla for 10 days made what would have been a amazing Costa Rican vacation nothing short of a dream come true!

It was so awesome to go and explore the beautiful charm of Costa Rica and all of its beautiful nature. You can go out on an adventure everyday, only to be just as excited to come back to your beautiful vacation home, knowing that a stunning eternity pool with an amazing oceanview awaits you! You guys, you truly have to see it in person to know what I'm talking about. The pictures are beautiful, yes! But when we arrived at Casa Maravilla, I was awestruck by its beauty and charm!

Not only do you get this beautiful home to stay in while you're in Costa Rica but you get an amazing staff that treats you as royalty during your stay as well! The concierge, Sabrina is amazing! She is the most joyful, caring, reliable, efficient concierge that I have ever come across. Here's the thing, she actually cares! Sabrina wants your vacation to be the best ever and it shows! Thank you Sabrina:)

The chef, Ronald! OMG, I thought I had died and gone to heaven with his yummy, scrumptious food! He will make your food wishes come true! Oh and the BEST fish tacos I've had! And you have to have him cook you up his delicious beef dish! Mmmm. And the kids LOVED his homemade chicken fingers (I think the adults snagged some too!LOL)

The grounds keeper, Roger was so sweet! He is constantly working his magic making the property look stunning with the beautiful plants all the while being on the lookout for you to point out any monkeys that may come and visit the home!

The housekeeper, and her staff is amazing as well! She kept the house in tiptop shape! Every day the home was thoroughly cleaned with our small pile of fresh laundry on our bed each day!

The day staff at Casa Maravilla truly becomes like a part of your family! Thank you Casa Maravilla for making our Costa Rican vacation one that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of us at Casa Maravilla really appreciate you taking the time to generate a review of your experience in our beautiful town of Manuel Antonio and especially, our wonderful staff at Casa Maravilla. We thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again as we have many, return guests. Much appreciated, Don
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Vacation of a lifetime at this amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our parents' 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Costa Rica. The best part of our vacation was the house, location and the amazing staff of Casa Maravilla. Truly it was a trip of a lifetime for all of us and we cannot wait to return.

Within 2 hours of our arrival at the home, we saw toucan's, macau's, monkey's, iguana's and much more. It was a magical spot and the surroundings make you feel like you are in paradise. The description is very accurate. We were very pleased with how much space and privacy each family had with the rooms, casita's, etc. Also the outdoor dining space was really great for our family of 14. We enjoyed all of our meals out there.

The staff were incredibly friendly and made the vacation that much more special. Sabrina took care of all of our requests on a moment's notice. She set us up with the best tours/tour guides that made our vacation top notch and incredibly memorable. Chef Ronald was the other hero of the week. The food was amazing and it was such a treat that all we had to do was choose the menu and he and Arlle took care of the rest. The house was clean and our laundry was done each day thanks to Xinia and Febe, and the gardener, Roger, has done beautiful work with the property to attract so much wildlife. At one point there were 6 macau's in the trees feasting. We saw howler and white face capuchins almost every day at the house.

Truly a very kind and generous staff that encompass the Pura Vida spirit of CR.

We cannot wait to return. Our visit cannot come soon enough but for now we'll always think of Casa Maravilla as central to the enjoyment of our holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of us at Casa Maravilla are thrilled at your review as we all strive to do our best to make your vacation extremely relaxing and especially, memorable. We would love to host your group again so just let us know your desired dates, and we will make sure that we have a repeat performance. By the way, all of the animals are on our staff as well so they are also pleased that they were mentioned in your review. All the best and thank you for staying with us, The Casa Maravilla Team.
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One of a kind place and incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those reviews that is hard to put into words. We just returned from Casa Maravilla in beautiful Manuel Antonio celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Without a doubt, Manuel Antonio is a very special place and Casa Maravilla is truly unique and utterly beautiful. Every morning we enjoyed wildlife from the deck including howler monkeys, macaws, an array of birds and iquanas. The grounds are very special and kept by a dedicated gardener who is proud of his work. The property is perfect for a family who desires privacy and special gathering places! We especially appreciated our concierge Sabrina and the entire staff including Chef Ronald, Zinnia and everyone involved in making it a great stay. Chef Ron is amazing and worked with us each day to enjoy local seafood, fruits and delicious meals giving everyone a very special treat! Our kids loved the tres leches cakes.

Sabrina is well connected in Manuel Antonio and helped us find transportation, tours and guides which is very helpful in Costa Rica. Do NOT miss Manuel Antonio Park (we loved Pablo), Off the Beaten Path Waterfall tour (Matt and Eric), and Mary down at the main beach who can set you up for a great day at the beach. Parasailing on the main Manuel Antonio beach was a favorite for many of our group.

We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a very exciting review of Manuel Antonio and especially your positive comments about Casa Maravilla and specifically, our wonderful staff. Everyone at Casa Maravilla truly enjoyed your group and assistance in making your parents 50th anniversary a special occasion. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the not so distant future. Best regards, The Casa Maravilla Team
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Domestic airlines
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
El Arado, Z Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
El Arado, Gondola Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Activities: World Class Sport Fishing (you can watch the boats come and go from the house), Pristine beaches, Private beach, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, Surfing, National Park, Four Wheeler Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Golf (Los Suenos Marriott 45 minutes), Gym, Wildlife Viewing (especially at the house!), Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Shopping, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Sailing, Para sailing, Jet-skiing. Full Tour Menu provided upon check-in.

Enjoy complete privacy, tucked away in the heart of Manuel Antonio, the most exclusive vacation spot in Costa Rica, with its endless activities, numerous restaurants, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Casa Maravilla provides you with the most private, perfect, vacation retreat... The full time staff includes a Gourmet Chef, Ronald, to prepare 3 meals per day, daily maid service, full time groundskeeper and Private Security Company along with a full time concierge manager to assist you with all your needs. The home is supplied with all the amenities you would enjoy at home, including: phone, high-speed wifi connection, dual temperature wine refrigerator, Direct TV, fine linens and towels, full kitchenware, Ipod capable speaker system, Ipod alarm clocks, DVD library of over 50 movies, barbeque, and much more.

Also included is a special guide to all of the area’s best tours as well as information and directions to the finest (or most interesting) restaurants, places, and beaches.

We are happy to help you with even the smallest of special requests to make your vacation special, or with the planning of weddings and events. With our years of experience, we can arrange practically anything you need. We can also recommend and handle the reservation of your rental cars, and the top sport-fishing boats, at the time of your home reservations, as these are best reserved in advance due to limited last minute availability. It is our sincerely pleasure to make your vacation as easy, fun, and enjoyable for you as possible, so please give us a call or e-mail, and then get ready to enjoy the best of Costa Rica, at Casa Maravilla Estate.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Jan 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

- Easter 2017 - $8,900
- Thanksgiving 2017 - $8,900
- Please inquire for rates for limited nightly stays as well as extended vacations.
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Quepos Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful Ocean View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ocean View with Kitchenette
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Guesthouse with Kitchenette
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Private Casita
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Kitchenette
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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