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Award winning villa with large private infinity-edge pool & stunning sea-views



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Award winning villa with large private infinity-edge pool & stunning sea-views

* Villa Maphraaw, an unforgettable tropical hillside dwelling *

Villa Maphraaw is an exceptional five bedroom hillside villa with spectacular ocean views in Ban Tai on the North West coast of Koh Samui. The villa has a magnificent infinity edged pool, an impressive cascading water feature and large sun terraces.

The spaciousness and innovative layout of the villa makes it the ultimate tropical retreat for large families and couples sharing who appreciate privacy as well as spacious and luxurious open plan areas that can be enjoyed together. The captivating wooded hillside location of this impressive villa provides privacy and seclusion. As soon as you step inside Villa Maphraaw it becomes apparent that this property has been designed, built and furnished to exceptionally high standards.

Villa Maphráaw has recently been awarded for its excellent service and customer reviews, by HomeAway and TA (the top review website)

A convenient large covered car port stands on the entrance level of the villa beyond which you will find captivating lush tropical gardens and a charming ornamental fish pond feature. What makes this 650sqm villa unique is its stunning interior design created from natural textures and tones, its unparalleled location, its jaw dropping views and its five spacious and comfortable bedrooms that all have en-suite bathrooms, four of which have fabulous views overlooking the tropical rain forest, ocean and island beyond.


Special Offers:

• 15% Discount on stays 7 days or more

• Early Bird Discount 10%: for bookings made 120 days in advance (with deposit paid)

• Last Minute Discount 10%: for bookings made within 30 days of stay

• Lower Rate Occupancy: 3 bed / sleeps 6 ($100 less, high season only)

• Monthly Discounts: between 30-50% discount (conditions apply | please inquire)


* Elegant design fusing within its lush tropical environment *

The entrance level of the villa, with its vaulted ceilings is the perfect blend of modern luxury and tropical elegance. Comfortable and inviting here you will find a fully functional, open plan, western kitchen with stylish black granite work surfaces, elegant wooden cupboards and all of the amenities you would expect to find in a villa of this standard. Beyond the kitchen is a spacious open plan living area that affords spectacular views of the tropical rain forest, the ocean and Koh Phangan beyond that can be appreciated whilst relaxing in one of the sumptuous and comfortable sofas. The open plan dining area also offers guests the privilege of soaking up incredible views while dining. The elegant hard wooden dining table can comfortably seat up to eight diners and the outdoor ocean view dining terrace is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and marvel at the sunset. Beyond the dining area is a comfortable and private living area can be found with comfortable seating, a state of the art entertainment system and panoramic ocean views. From here one can sit back and relax and feel the stresses of modern life dissolve.

* Spacious sanctuaries to help you unwind *

From the entrance level an attractive staircase leads down to the second level that has three en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has been tastefully furnished and has an indulgently comfortable king sized bed, a spacious dressing area and access to the pool terrace. The opulent en-suite has twin sinks, a refreshing rain shower and a luxurious bath tub. The second sumptuously furnished bedroom on the opposite side of the villa has a large comfortable bed, an en-suite with rain shower and pool terrace. Bedroom three is to the rear of this level and boats a large dressing area, king-sized bed and a luxurious bathroom with twin sinks, a rain shower and a bath tub.

The lower third level of the villa houses two further en-suite bedrooms. Both have very large dressing areas, one with a queen-sized bed, the other two single beds, and a large inviting private sun deck connected by stepping stones around a fabulous cascading water feature fed from the incredible 32sqm infinity swimming pool, on the level above. This unforgettable pool gives the impression one could simply swim off into the luxurious tropical rain forest canopy below and into the sea. Both the pool and the impressively large sun terrace capture the wow factor of the villas impressive location. The terrace has well chosen luxurious outdoor furnishings that encourage guests to relax and unwind. This area is particularly impressive after dark when the enchanting villa lighting creates an opulent and romantic atmosphere.

Rental Rates Include:

• Unlimited electric and water usage (excluding monthly rates)

• Twice weekly 5* maid service (cleaning, linen & towel change)

• Multilingual speaking Guest Manager (English, French, German)

• Welcome/information Pack with the ‘owner’s recommendations’

• 2 x Baby cots and high-chair

• Complimentary chilled drinking water throughout your stay

• Complimentary mobile phone with Thai SIM card (during your stay)

• 48'' LED TV with Internet Channels and Video Club (300+ channels - multilingual)

• Large DVD library – over 250 DVD movies

• Free high speed WI-FI throughout the villa, with PC provided

• Outdoor Bose stereo system surrounding swimming pool area & Jacuzzi

• Digital Safe for important belongings

• I-POD, I-Phone & Android connection to surround music system (with social media capabilities)

• Internet Radio offering local radio stations from every country in the world

• 24/7 Security around the villa

• State of the art Security alarm & CCTV for guest peace of mind

• 5-Burner BBQ with side gas hob

Rental Rates Exclude:

• Service charge 10% (one-off payment covering all services included)

• Airport transfer @ 950THB each way

• Private Chef @ 500 THB per hr (guest pays ingredient cost + 20%)

• Chartered boat services & island tours (available upon request)

• Car rental with full commercial insurance (available upon request)

• Babysitting, massage & spa services (available on request )

You only need to read the reviews regarding the upkeep and design of property to see that although extremely competitively priced in the rental market, guests are still receiving a 5-star villa.

We offer guests free nights (5 for 6), discounted car rentals, and early bird booking discounts. These bundled offers, together with the already competitive rates, create a superb package for any guest choosing to book Villa Maphraaw. We also offer a 3-bedroom rate only so smaller parties of up to 6 can benefit with large discounts and still enjoy the entire villa facilities (the other 2 bedrooms are simply locked and guests have FULL PRIVATE USE of the villa - no-one else is invited), offering much more space than hiring your average 3 bed villa...

We can arrange everything for the guest as requested, whether prior to the holiday or during it; massage, chef, spas, day trips, taxis, car hire, etc.

• 10% service tax is added to the rates (covering all services included - no further service will apply during stay)

• Lower Occupancy: Guests still have FULL PRIVATE use of all the villa facilities

• For any applicable discounts to apply to rates, please make inquiry

• Extra Beds £30 Per bed / pp (max 12 guests)

Promotional Terms

Note: Promotions are not applicable for Xmas Season

Note: Early Bird discount is not available for lower occupancy rates

Note: Promotions cannot be combined

Note: For monthly rentals, electric & water usage may be added to guest account

Terms & Security Deposit

• Terms & Conditions apply which will be sent to guest for signature

• As a form of security (and for peace of mind) for the villa owner, the Guest Manager will request on arrival a fully refundable £200, $300 or 10,000 THB (cash only).

• Please note that any minor damage / breakages shall be charged at the end of your stay, at replacement value. If required, damages must be paid and will be requested by the General Manager and paid in full before departure.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Stuart is an English Chartered Accountant who has chosen to live in Thailand since 2005. He fell in love with the country having been travelling and decided on setting the goal of building a dream vacation home. This was realised in 2007.

Stuart's goal for the villa is a simple one.... to offer one of the most well designed villas on Samui at very competitive prices, without jeopardising guest service management levels. This formula has been the key to the previous 4 year's success for the villa in the rental market, achieving above average occupancy.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Mandarin, Thai

28 Reviews

based on 28 holidaymaker reviews


5 Star Experience like no other Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this villa for more than a week with my family and we couldn't have had a better vacation. The photos couldn't be more accurate than how it really looks in person and everything inside and out are obviously well maintained unlike other villas that we stayed in before. Everything we asked for such as tour bookings and car rentals were also arranged very quickly and without hesitation. All in all the best vacation we had in Thailand yet. We'll definitely be back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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“Villa of dreams in paradise”

  • 5 of 5

After having first contact with the owner Stuart regarding Villa Maphraaw, I already had a good feeling regarding our stay and not having seen anything yet.

Writing a review regarding Maphraaw isn't easy, simply because it's a description of how staying in paradise should be!

From the moment we arrived on the airport everything was arranged perfectly until now.

We'll be leaving again upcoming friday, but for sure we'll return to Villa Maphraaw next year.

Our contact Jeremy is a very nice guy who is more than willing to arrange everything for you. Day or night he is available when necessary!

Normally we never return for holidays to the same location, but we've found the villa of our dreams, so why look any further?!

I've read some reviews regarding necessity of 4x4 cars, which isn't correct. We've rented a normal car and this covers your drive to the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to the beautiful island of Koh Samui with 7 friends from business school. We were fortunate to have been able to stay at this spectacular home with an awe-inspiring view of a few miles of the "jungle-like" mountain side and into the blue waters of the sea. The house fit 8 of us quite well, and had all the amenities a group could ever desire. The pool was a perfect size and its infinity style allowed us to hang off the edge and out into the distance. At first we were a little concerned that the ~4 minutes it took to arrive at the house from the main road would be problematic, but we quickly realized that it was a nice escape from the realities and pedestrians below. I speak for us all when I say we highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value for your money!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of friends from Finland and we stayed at Villa Maphraaw for ten days in November 2013. Like mentioned on the title, you really get value for your money. The villa is as spectacular as shown in the pictures. It provides all the amnities you could wish for and they were really modern and practical as well. The view from the villa is astonishing. Villa is located on a top of a hill so you can enjoy the peaceful and quiet surroundings. The pool is AMAZING! Don't forget to bring your air bed which will guarantee the best experience of sun bathing.

The only thing that came as a surprise was that the villa locates VERY up high on top of the hill. It is not easy task to climb the hill up or down and also Samui taxi drivers aren't very interested to drive there. How ever the villa has this reliable taxi driver mr. Pitak who is ready to serve any time of the day at short notice. He speaks great english and is also very friendly. He charges reasonable prices and is very flexible, so do not hesitate to use his services.

Stuart the owner is really trustworthy and also reachable any time of the day. So if there occurs any problems, please contact him and the problems will be solved as soon as possible. All together, we had a great stay and I cannot wait to get back some day :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys Great to see you enjoyed the villa and thanks for looking after the place. Walking up the hill is a challenge hence we recommend some sort of rental vehicle during guest stays, whether you choose a rental car or mopeds, both are fine. Many guests, like yourselves choose to opt out and take advantage of our very reliable taxi service company who are on call 24/7 should you need them. They also offer a guided island tour at little expense. Hope to see you again one day, take care Stuart
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Lovely holiday home

  • 4 of 5

We are a large family for a 50th b’day party reunion, meeting from UK and Thailand. We booked this villa after all the rave reviews and it didn’t disappoint. It was lovely for all the family to stay under one roof.

The villa is magnificent: internally spacious, the pool crystal clear and the view too spectacular. The property was very well laid out with a bath / shower room in every bedroom, which gave you the freedom of your own little space when required to relax. The kids loved the DVD collection in the TV room, with the surround sound.

The blender did breakdown on the third day but our property manager Ian had replaced it by the end of the day. There were also a couple light bulbs out but we only informed him at the end of the stay as we didn’t want to trouble him too much.

We took advantage of the special offer on the Honda car (only one available however regarding the special offer). The other vehicle we hired was a Fortuna which was more expensive but seated 7. Both cars were new and splendid and provided us with the flexibility to explore Koh Samui and do general shopping etc.

We strongly recommend the small beachside Thai restaurants (cheap and friendly with amazing food) about 1 mile left on the main road (opposite the 7/11 supermarket). The beach here too is great in the day for the kids… The private chartered day trip to the marine park (prospected islands) was a day never to forget – Amazing. Chaweng was very lively and a little hectic for us. Bo Phut and Maenam were more relaxed with plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to the whole Macmillan family. Glad you had a pleasant time on Samui. You managed to avoid the monsoon too somehow, which was a bonus. Hope to see you again sometime in the future, thanks Ian and Stu
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent our vacation at this villa for our first trip to Thailand. We loved the villa, the images are just as good as the real thing. I particularly liked the peacefulness of the location (in a cul de sac). We did have a bit of an ordeal with one of our children locking themselves in the bottom bedroom, however after a phone call to the manager all was sorted in a reasonable time. The villa could do with lighter duvets on the beds in my opinion although the air conditioners and fans countered this ok. The only thing I could see missing was there wasn't a blender available to make milkshakes etc. The in-house computer was handy to help organise our day trips too. We hired a car and bikes also and no issues there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Baska Thanks for your review and kind comments. Glad you had a relaxing time. I take note regarding the duvets as it can become a little hot at times during peak season but as you mention, the air conditioning does work efficiently to ensure you have a good sleep each night. I will also see to it that future guests will enjoy a brand new blender!! Hope to see you again some time soon, thanks Stuart
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From the Owner

This self contained villa has 5 large en-suite bedrooms offering accommodation for up to 10. Rent this villa and you will have your very own small hotel! In addition, because this villa is new, it boasts amazingly low rental rates, with the aim of maximum exposure. Villa Maphraaw is proud to offer arguably the best multilingual Guest Management team on the island, ensuring that you will be looked after to the highest level and any requests or issues are dealt with in the professional manner you expect. The villa also offers an amazing Thai Chef should you require her services. Even though you may not need all the bedrooms, you know that you have a spacious private villa for practically the same price as a 3 bedroom equivalent. We can arrange everything for the guest as requested, whether prior to the holiday or during it; massage, chef, spas, day trips, taxis, car hire, etc etc

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Koh Samui at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Maenam at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nathon at 12 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Santiburi Golf Course at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Ring Road at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Santi Thani Restaurant at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ban Tai at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

5 minutes from Ban Tai beach, 20 minutes from airport,10 minutes from international standard golf course, 20 minutes to Chaweng nightlife, 10 minutes to the romantic Fisherman's Village, Island day tour, Snorkeling (exclusive discounts available) Diving (exclusive discounts available). Golf, Boat trips to Marine Park, neighboring islands, Elephant trekking, Shopping in Nathon & Chaweng.

Koh Samui, commonly referred to as Samui by locals, is an island located close to the mainland town of Surat Thani. Samui is Thailand's 2nd largest island after Phuket. It boasts an area of approximately 225 km2 and a population of 63,000. 1.5 million tourists visit annually. Large enough so as to give you lots of things to explore during your stay, but small enough to provide a homey atmosphere, Koh Samui and the welcoming manner of the local population is sure to charm you from your very first visit.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas Season
21 Dec 2016 - 10 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Intermediate Season
11 Jan 2017 - 19 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Chinese New Year
20 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Intermediate Season
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Intermediate Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas Season
21 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%

• 10% service tax is added to the rates (covering all services included - no further service will apply during stay)
• Rates are for full occupancy - The 2 other bedrooms are locked. Guests still have FULL PRIVATE use of all the villa facilities
• For lower occupancy: 3 bed/sleeps 6, please deduct £70 per night to Intermediate Season
• For applicable discounts to apply, please make enquiry

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The villa boasts panoramic sea-views. Unlike most villas on the island, Villa Maphraaw offers en-suite bathrooms in each of it's 5 bedrooms, making the whole property feel as if you have rented your very own small hotel. You only need to read the reviews regarding the upkeep and design of property to see that although extremely competitively priced in the rental market, guests are still receiving a 5-star villa. We offer guest long-stay discounts, free massages and even a free night if you book over 7 days. These bundled offers, together with the already competitive rates, create a superb package for any guest choosing to book Villa Maphraaw We offer a 3-bedroom rate only so smaller parties of up to 6 can benefit with large discounts and still enjoy the entire villa facilities...... Much more spacious than hiring a 3 bed villa...

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 650 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Guest Toilet on Upper Floor
  • The villa boasts showers in every room plus 2 baths with 2 rooms having double sinks, all professionally finished and designed by an interior designer...


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, King-sized bed, dressing room, double sinks, bath & shower
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, King-sized bed, shower room, French doors opening to pool
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen-sized bed, dressing room, double sinks, bath & shower
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Twin single beds, large dressing & shower room, French doors
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen-sized bed, large dressing & shower room, French doors
  • 2 large en suite bedrooms both with king size beds. The master bedroom offers a home entertainment center, a walk-in dressing room area and a magnificent en-suite bathroom with double sink, shower and bath. Both of these principal bedrooms have large French-windows that open directly on to the pool terrace. Sandwiched between the 2 bedrooms is a further large ensuite bedroom which accommodates a queen-sized bed with separate dressing room and another magnificent en-suite bathroom with double sink, shower and bath. A second set of stairs take you down to 2 further large private en suite bedrooms, featuring a queen-sized bed (bed 4) and 2 single beds (bed 5), separate dressing rooms and spacious sliding doors onto the terrace maximizing that airy feeling, much needed in beautiful Samui.


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • The villa is naturally cooled by hill breezes and to make the most of this the upper living areas are well ventilated, surrounded by large opening windows right across the villa, ceiling fans and cool terra-cotta tiles underfoot; whilst the 5 beautifully designed en suite bedrooms have built-in air conditioning units and wooden floor boards. To ensure you are adequately pampered and to further enjoy your experience in the villa, the property provides a twice-weekly maid service whilst you stay, ensuring the villa remains immaculate and fresh linen / towels are always available. 'Villa Maphráaw' also offers exclusive discounts for popular restaurants. You will also be provided with a complimentary ‘Thai’ mobile SIM card (for the duration of your stay) to ensure that you can contact friends and family from the outset of your holiday.

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