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Idyllic peaceful villa,pool-mature gardens,sleeps 8, near restaurants & shops

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Kalkan, Mediterranean Region, Turkey - Ideal For Families, Just A 10 Minute Walk To Restaurants And Shops

Villa Benita is a stylish and spacious detached property surrounded by mature gardens. The décor is uncluttered and elegant with marble floors throughout. The private pool is 6m x 4m, comfortable poolside loungers are provided for sunworshippers or if you prefer shade you can stretch out on our luxurious outside corner sofa with a good book. You can expect long sunny days and warm nights in Kalkan, al fresco meals can be enjoyed outside underneath the pergola on the poolside terrace with BBQ area. Our large roof top terrace has comfortable seating, just the spot to watch the sun go down over the Taurus Mountains and Kalkan Bay. The villa is 10 minutes walk from the centre of Kalkan, where you will find supermarkets, restaurants and the weekly market. The Old Town area is enchanting with its bustling harbour, elegant restaurants offering outstanding food and interesting shops. There is WIFI, large flat screen TV, satellite, DVD player, Ipod dock and air conditioning throughout.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rosie Eaton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

About Rosie Eaton

We have holidayed in many different locations but completely fell in love with Kalkan when we first visited in 2013. Our two sons are very active and love the outdoors, and we felt that Kalkan, quite literally provided something for everyone, and so decided to buy Villa Benita and make it our home in Turkey.

Rosie Eaton purchased this villa in 2013

Why Rosie Eaton chose Lycian & Turquoise Coast

Kalkan is an unspoilt hillside town, with cobbled streets and alleyways lined with small boutiques, bars and restaurants most enjoying spectacular views of the harbour and neighbouring mountains. The whole area benefits from breath-taking views, and a dramatic coastline with crystal clear turquoise waters. Originally a fishing town, Kalkan has thankfully escaped mass tourism and remains a quiet yet sophisticated holiday destination.

It is a glorious area of Turkey, with warm and friendly people who welcome you with open arms. They love to share their wonderful home, be it by spoiling you with amazing meals on the family run Gulets, guiding you on a tour of breath taking historical sights, or enticing you into the fine dining restaurants, which offer delicious creative food, with outstanding service,

We are thrilled with our five star reviews, and delighted that several of our guests return year after year. Our friendly English speaking friend and property manager Mehmet, is on hand to assist with airport transfers, car rentals and excursions.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Benita, is in a quiet area of the Ortalaan district of Kalkan, the villa is stylishly furnished, which compliments, the white walls and cool marble floors which run throughout the villa.

Outside we have created relaxing areas in which to eat, sunbath and relax, using comfortable furnishings, there are areas for sun worshippers and for those who need more shade. The villa is set in a well-established garden, with olive, orange and pomegranate trees which gently waft in the breeze to one side of the pool, and a pergola with bougainvillea and grapes shading the dinning terrace. The views from the roof terrace are fabulous, and our guests comment, that it is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a reviving glass of wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything you could ask for, a home from home, every detail has had so much thought put in. Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food, amazing handbag shops, thank you for a wonderful holiday. Joy Polson May 2014



What a wonderful 12 days at Villa Benita, from home to home. The pool area is so relaxing and the roof terrace is fantastic for predinner drinks and BBQ's. Everything you should need is here. Mehmet visits you to make sure you have everything you need, he is brilliant, very kind and would help you at the drop of a hat. Kalkan is beautiful and so are it's people. Fantastic restaurants, shops,market, boat trip, too many to list. Rosie and Charles's recommendations are spot on! Thank you!! We hope to return

Olivia and Paul June 2014



We have had a fabulous 12 days here. The villa is lovely and the pool so clear and clean. The boys have had fun at Aristo's and we all went on a boat trip with Yasin on Whisper whcih was brilliant. The facilities at the villa are spot-on. Mehmet has been very helpful and very friendly. I would definitely recommend Kalkan and the villa to others, thank you

The Cheeseman's July 2014
Nov 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything you could ask for, a home from home, every detail has had so much thought put in. Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food, amazing handbag shops, thank you for a wonderful holiday. Joy Polson May 2014



What a wonderful 12 days at Villa Benita, from home to home. The pool area is so relaxing and the roof terrace is fantastic for predinner drinks and BBQ's. Everything you should need is here. Mehmet visits you to make sure you have everything you need, he is brilliant, very kind and would help you at the drop of a hat. Kalkan is beautiful and so are it's people. Fantastic restaurants, shops,market, boat trip, too many to list. Rosie and Charles's recommendations are spot on! Thank you!! We hope to return

Olivia and Paul June 2014



We have had a fabulous 12 days here. The villa is lovely and the pool so clear and clean. The boys have had fun at Aristo's and we all went on a boat trip with Yasin on Whisper whcih was brilliant. The facilities at the villa are spot-on. Mehmet has been very helpful and very friendly. I would definitely recommend Kalkan and the villa to others, thank you

The Cheeseman's July 2014
Nov 2013
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11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful villa in peaceful Kalkan

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Kalkan in May and September both being hot and sunny but cooler at night so a perfect holiday time. Kalkan is a beautiful old town with modern additions and has a wonderful balance of busy bustle to laid back calm whether you want to relax and watch the world go by in a bar , restaurant or cafe or enjoy the many activities available from gorge exploring, to snorkelling and swimming with Turtles to shopping in the local market or shops. There is so much available from beautiful gifts to traditional items that one has to indulge in some shopping even for the most reluctant ! The Turkish people were so welcoming and friendly towards us and we felt safe at all times, day and night.Their English is mostly excellent, but having learnt a few phrases we tried to show willing !

Villa Benita was perfect for us all. It was spotlessly clean, welcoming and had everything one would want at home..and more. The balance of Turkish charm,with home comforts were balanced perfectly and everywhere there is a sun spot or shady area to accommodate all choices. The pool is not heated which is perfect as the temperature refreshes in the heat which is very much needed.

We found a welcome pack of essentials which Rosie had organised via Memet, the manager. He can also book excursions, boat days aboard a Gullet, taxi's - more or less anything you want. Memet is a mine of local information whilst Rosie provides a seamless booking. An excellent team.

The temptation to eat out is strong, we especially enjoyed Sade, DoyDoy,The Fountain Bar , but a BBQ or light salad on the top sun roof, or by the shaded eating area were also great fun, having enjoyed buying from the local friendly shops.

All in all Kalkan is a wonderful holiday destination and Villa Benita is a superb place to enjoy it from.

Thank you Rosie, Charles and Memet

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, thank you very much for your review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Benita, as you mention the weather in April and early May in Kalkan is glorious, you can expect warm sunny days with bright blue skies. The old town area of Kalkan is waking up for the season, and its fun to watch the restaurants and shops unfurl and the owners greet you with such joy and enthusiasm. We have tried to create a home from home and I am so pleased that you commented on this. Mehmet our friend and villa manager, works hard to keep Villa Benita spotless and the pool crystal clear, and he is on hand to help guests during their stay if needed. We always include a complimentary welcome pack for our guests, many of the flights arrive at Dalaman in the evening, and we don’t want families to arrive late at the villa and be hungry, so we ensure that the fridge is stocked with bread, milk, butter,eggs and juice so a light meal can be prepared. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you, James and the girls again soon.
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5

The perfect place to relax with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

It seemed everything was arranged for us. It was so easy, a reflection of things to come... Time is at a premium when you go away and the help and assistance of Mehmet, the manager and Rosie the owner meant we had no hassles and the maximum possible time enjoying ourselves.

The Villa is immaculate and exactly as described, having a clean and well designed swimming pool, patio with loungers for relaxing and a great rooftop terrace that soaks up that Turkish sun but with handy shades too.

One of the best features of this villa is its location. We found the walk to the centre to be easy, with little or no traffic and full of smells of the local flowers, mixed with views of the sea and harbour to put everyone in the holiday spirit!

Of all the villas I have stayed in Villa Benita has the best service by far. Mehmet arranges everything; Gullet trips to secluded beaches and rock jumping areas, restaurant bookings and more. Make sure to ask about the gorge or doughnut rides down the river too.

A glowing review of an excellent time visiting friendly Turkish people in a beautiful town they are rightly proud of. This is the second time we have stayed at the villa and we intend to return again next year.

In summary; if you like the sun an things for the kids to do whilst you relax, but you don't want to be organising every trip or meal, then this is ideal.

We have been with friends on both occasions and the separation of the bedrooms and the two bathrooms also works well for this as well as it would for families.

A delight, a great time to relax and we can't wait to go again!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim, thank you very much for your glowing review of Villa Benita and Kalkan. We work hard, with Mehmet to create a peaceful and relaxing retreat for our guests and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time there. Kalkan is a very special place, a glorious area of Turkey, with warm and friendly people who welcome you with open arms. They love to share their wonderful home, be it by spoiling you with amazing meals on the family run Gulets, guiding you on a tour of breath taking historical sights, or enticing you into the fine dining restaurants, which offer delicious creative food with outstanding service, at a fraction of the cost of their British counterparts. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you and Sarah back to Villa Benita very soon.
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5

Totally Perfect

  • 5 of 5

From the first communication's with Rosie we knew we have found a little gem in Villa Benita and Kalkan.

Having been to Turkey numerous times over the last 7 years and loved it we thought with some trepidation to try a villa holiday in a little resort rather that the usual all inclusive. And what a joy it was.

Rosie could not have been any more helpfull from the initial enquiry all the way through to actually turning up, offering help on ways to pay and suggestions of things to do, it was all very friendly and efficient from start to finish.

We were met at the airport by the transfer taxi arranged through Mehmet who looks after the Villa, and we were quickly on our way in air conditioned comfort, the journey itself took arounf 1.5 hours but was not stressfull in any way with the driver being courteous and pleasant.

The Villa itself was perfect, very clean and containing everything you could ever need, it was a very pleasant experiance to see the thought that had went into the little things at the Villa which made it feel like a home from home, from providing beach towels to simple things like tin foil and wine bottle stoppers, aswell as a nice welcoming pack to ensure you could russle something up after a long journey to the Villa from the UK. Everything in the Villa was perfect, and it was clear that Rosie has taken time and effort to ensure its all set out beautifully ensuring a very comfortable stay, plenty of storage space and room in all the rooms, along with satelite TV and fast internet for catching up with home. The pool was ideal, very clean and clear, it received full sun up till around 4pm then it was time to retire to the roof terrace for some more sunbathing and a pre dinner drink.

The Villa itself is located in a quiet area and not overlooked to any great extent, and we could walk into the main part of the town in around 15 minutes all downhill. It is a trek coming back so would recommend a taxi back up the hill, only 10 lira so well worth it.

Kalkan itself was a lovely resort, plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from all at a high standard and very friendly. For us it was noticably quiet although not too quiet so although we tended to book you could walk into most and get a good table quite easily. Our favourites were Corriander for a nice family run affair through to the excellence of Kosk.

All in all a brilliant holiday and can't wait to go back, it was perfect in every way, Thanks Rosie for a lovely VIlla

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Alan, I am so glad you enjoyed Kalkan and your stay at Villa Benita. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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5

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Villa Benita and our stay was as fabulous as ever. The villa is beautifully presented - being both tastefully furnished and fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need. Rosie has thought of everything but each year we find that she continues to add extra little touches to keep the villa looking so attractive and beautifully cared for. The villa was spotlessly clean, and, as ever, extremely comfortable. It was lovely to be back for another year.

When not out at one of the stylish beach clubs or on a boat trip to one of the fabulous beaches, the villa has charming places to sit throughout the course of the day. Whether eating on the terrace in the shade of the pergola draped in vines and bougainvillea, lazing on one of the very comfortable sun beds around the pool, or sitting on the roof terrace looking out over the bay with an early morning coffee (or evening aperitif and barbecue), there is a perfect spot for everyone and, as ever, we enjoyed them all.

It was very special to be back in the stylish and pretty little town of Kalkan and to be welcomed again so warmly in the various shops, restaurants and cocktail bars that are now our family favourites - a real feeling of belonging. It would have been rude not to have come home with at least one purse and handbag and so of course we couldn't resist !

As ever, we enjoyed some fabulous meals and a welcome gentle sea breeze in the warmth of the evenings alongside the harbour at Doy Doy and Aubergine but it's hard to beat cocktails (on the new terrace) and dinner in the always-intimate setting of Sade.

It is perhaps worth mentioning that travel between Dalaman airport and Kalkan is effortless. As usual, our uniformed driver and very comfortable air-conditioned people carrier was awaiting our flight arrival and returned us to the airport on the trip home in plenty of time for the various reassuringly impressive airport security checks. The journey is only 90 minutes long and is very reasonably priced. The road between Dalaman and Kalkan provides some beautiful mountain and coastal scenery and I wouldn't hesitate to hire a car if the driver option wasn't so easy or cost effective.

No stay in Kalkan would be complete without Mehmet of course who continues to look after Villa Benita so beautifully and who is always on hand to ensure that we have everything we need during our stay.

Thank you Rosie for another fabulous stay at Villa Benita. Penny

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Penny, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Benita. I am so pleased that you found Kalkan as friendly and welcoming as ever, it is such a special place and we love to share it, Charles and I and Mehmet look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The villa was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The situation was wonderful it was an easy walk into town and a quick ride back up the hill in a taxi at the end of the night.

Kalkan is great full of amazing fantastic restaurants and very friendly people. We will definitely go back.

A fantastic villa, we really enjoyed the roof terrace as well as the lovely pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we have put a lot of effort into making Villa Benita as comfortable and relaxing as possible, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We also love the roof terrace, it is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over Kalkan Bay, with a large G & T.
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5

Wonderful Villa in Lovely Kalkan

  • 5 of 5

What a find. Villa Benita is a beautifully equipped, peaceful villa with everything you could possibly need. The garden is very peaceful and pool area has both sun and shade for those who prefer to stay out of the sun. The roof terrace is a lovely place to catch the late afternoon, evening sun and offers gorgeous views over the bay of Kalkan,

Kalkan is only a short walk away down the hill where there are many fantastic restaurants to choose from and plenty of shopping too!

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa...it's fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Kalkan is an unspoilt hillside town, with cobbled streets and alleyways lined with small boutiques, bars and restaurants most enjoying spectacular views of the harbour and neighbouring mountains. The whole area benefits from breath-taking views, and a dramatic coastline with crystal clear turquoise waters. Originally a fishing town, Kalkan has thankfully escaped mass tourism and remains a quiet yet sophisticated holiday destination. It is a glorious area of Turkey, with warm and friendly people who welcome you with open arms. They love to share their wonderful home, be it by spoiling you with amazing meals on the family run Gulets, guiding you on a tour of breath taking historical sights, or enticing you into the fine dining restaurants, which offer delicious creative food, with outstanding service, We are thrilled with our five star reviews, and delighted that several of our guests return year after year. Our friendly English speaking friend and property manager Mehmet, is on hand to assist with airport transfers, car rentals and excursions.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

We are 10 minutes from the town beach and 5 minutes from Kalamar Beach Club, who offer a collection service from the villa. There are several beach clubs in Kalkan all offering various water sports, most with restaurants.

Kaputas is the nearest sandy beach, 15 minutes away by taxi. Patara beach has 18km of fine white sand, the beach is a protected area and nature reserve and worth a visit, 20 minutes away by bus or taxi

Travel:

The nearest airport is Dalaman approximately 75-90 minutes away. Antalya is 3 hours away. Airport transfers can be arranged. Expect to pay £150 return for an air conditioned minibus taxi for 4 people. Mehmet can arrange this for you.

Distances:

Kas is 30 minutes from the villa and well worth a visit, the route will take you along the coast road with stunning views of the Med, the nearest large town is Fethiye which is an hour away.

Shops and restaurants are 10 minutes from the villa, the Old Town area is 15 minutes down a very steep hill, so flip flops are probably better than high heels.

Further Details:

Kalkan has 5 banks with cash machines. There is an English speaking Doctor 5 minutes from the villa. Our agent Mehmet is available every day to help should you have any problems.

Kalkan is an elegant and sophisticated resort, eating out is a joy, with wonderful food beautifully served on tables dressed with crisp white linen cloths, accompanied by a good selection of local wines. Pleasant evenings can be spent wandering around the Old Town, stopping for a cocktail, and just enjoying the ambience of this unique town.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking notes:
A £250 non refundable deposit secures your booking, final payment is the due 10 weeks prior to your holiday, if your holiday is booked less than 10 weeks before departure payment is required in full. A £250 damage bond deposit is also required, and can be sent just prior to your holiday, please send as a cheque, which will only be cashed in the event of damage being caused to the villa.


Changeover day:
We would prefer Monday, other days would be considered where possible out of peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and include all utilities. Payment to Mrs R Eaton by UK bank cheque or bank transfer, please do not send payment without telephoning the owner. I would prefer not to accept payments on line via Owners Direct

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Facilities

From the Owner

Villa Benita, is in a quiet area of the Ortalaan district of Kalkan, the villa is stylishly furnished, which compliments, the white walls and cool marble floors which run throughout the villa. Outside we have created relaxing areas in which to eat, sunbath and relax, using comfortable furnishings, there are areas for sun worshippers and for those who need more shade. The villa is set in a well-established garden, with olive, orange and pomegranate trees which gently waft in the breeze to one side of the pool, and a pergola with bougainvillea and grapes shading the dinning terrace. The views from the roof terrace are fabulous, and our guests comment, that it is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a reviving glass of wine.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are two spacious bathrooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, both with marble topped vanity units and showers.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, This light and spacious room can also be a triple room.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor room with garden views
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, with balconies
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) we can also offer a full size folding bed in the twin room if required. Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with views onto the garden on the ground floor, upstairs there are 2 large comfortable bedrooms, 1 kingsize and 1 twin, the twin can also be a triple room if required. All have wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables. The first floor rooms open onto a balcony with seaviews.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Villa Benita is surrounded by well-established mature gardens. Olive, lemon and pomegranate trees provide a backdrop to the pool and lush tumbling plants cover the garden walls. The climate is wonderful with high summer temperatures with little or no humidity, the villa has plenty of space for sunbathing and comfortable shaded areas for eating or simply relaxing. Outside: Private pool, shaded terrace with pergola, table and 6 chairs, BBQ, 4 wooden sun loungers, 2 umbrellas. Comfortable seating on the poolside terrace, roof terrace with sofas and sun loungers and drinks table. The pool and gardens are maintained daily. We can arrange airport transfers, boat trips and excursions. Utility Room: A washing machine is to be found in the first floor bathroom, there is also a drying rack,ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen are provided. Pool towels are also provided.

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