Blue Jay Hideaway

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3 Bedrooms
2 Bath
6 Guests

Description

Location, Location, Location...Contemporary Home with Traditional River Touches on Forested Hillside, Woodstove, Remodeled Kitchen, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard; Easy Walk to Everything Downtown Guerneville, Riverlands Pier, Pee Wee Golf, Tennis/Basketball Courts, and Playground. Wi-Fi, Unlimited Domestic Long Distance, Cable TV. Keyless Entry. Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!

Blue Jay's main living level is up a couple of flights of stairs. The living room, dining area, and kitchen open to each other in an "L." Off the living area, there's one bedroom and bathroom. Down a set of stairs,* there's a large bedroom and another bathroom. The third bedroom is a detached satellite room (no bathroom), a few steps away from the front door. Off the living room, at the front of the house, there's a deck with outdoor dining and gas grill. Off the kitchen/dining area, at the back of the house, there's a patio with outdoor dining and charcoal BBQ. Beyond the patio, up the hill, there's wooded hillside and a deck with hot tub. The rear yard is fully fenced. House is approx. 1340sf. *Please note: The steps to the lower level are narrow and steep with low clearance; there is a gate at the top.

Detailed Amenities:
3 Bedrooms (#1 queen; #2 trundle, 2 twins, 1 twin; 2satellite queen)
+ Queen Futon
2 Bathrooms (#1 tub/shower upstairs; #2 shower only lower level)
Bed and Bath Linens (bar soap, shampoo, spa/beach towels NOT provided)
Wall Heat, Woodstove with Glass Door (living room)
2 Ceiling Fans (upstairs bedroom and living room). NO Air Conditioning.
3 Xfinity1 TV's (#1 42" + DVD/Blueray in living room; #2 31" + DVD in bedroom; #3 19" in satellite)
Wi-Fi, Unlimited Domestic Long Distance
Audiophile Amplified Speakers with Stereo Jack for MP3 / iPod
Sonos Speakers (use with iPhone / iPad, Android device or computer)
Wii Gaming System (downstairs bedroom)
Full Kitchen with Blender, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cookware
Gas Stove, Electric Oven, Kitchen-Aid Mixer, Ice Maker
Washer and Dryer
Keyless Entry
Fully Fenced Rear Yard (3ft-6ft) with Hot Tub (3-4 person)
Back Patio with Dining Set (seats 4), Charcoal BBQ
Front Deck with Dining Set (seats 4), Gas Grill, Lounger
Hillside Deck with Seating
Your Well-Behaved Dog is Welcome!
Walk to Guerneville & Johnsons Beach (0.4 miles, no sidewalks)
Walk to Playground, Basketball & Tennis Courts, Pee Wee Golf (around the corner, no sidewalks)
Short Drive to Wine Tasting, Redwoods, Golf, Coast

Minimum Stay: 2 Nights EXCEPT 3 Nights President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day thru Sept 30, Christmas thru New Year's; 4 Nights Thanksgiving. Summer: Up to 4 Nights June- Aug; Check-In Day is VARIABLE. Last minute shorter bookings sometimes available.

Max Occupancy: 6. Max Automobiles: 2. Quiet Hours 10pm-7am. No outdoor amplified sound at any time.

TOT Certificate #1992.

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Map & Area

Reviews

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

Great place!

-Billy (Airbnb guest) on 05/21/2018

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

4 of 5

The place is accurately described and is only a 5 min walk to downtown. The downstairs dorm room fits 5 people (1 couple plus 3 singles) but is a bit cold and not fancy. The house is quite comfortable and would recommend.

-David (Airbnb guest) on 04/08/2018

 

"Great location"

4 of 5

Great location. Nice amenities. Even though house is non-smoking, it smelled like cigarettes when we arrived. Bathroom can use some updating. Lower level quarters would suit children better than adults. Overall it was a nice, quet neighborhood and we had a good time.

-Svetlana (Airbnb guest) on 04/03/2018

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

Short walk to town, this lovely home gave my friends and me a great base to explore Armstrong State Park, the culinary delights of Guerneville, and a place to hang out and rest. In the winter, the basement gets cold but a heater is able to keep away the chills.

-Joseph (Airbnb guest) on 02/09/2018

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

We enjoyed the cozy living room wood stove & beautiful warm wood interior. Walked over the historic foot bridge to Main Street for dinner. Hot tub was fantastic. Lovely stay!

-Diana (Airbnb guest) on 11/20/2017

 

"Great location"

5 of 5

Overall no complaints. The home was walking distance to the Main Street. It was clean and accommodating. Downstairs became really cold but easy fix with the plug in heaters provided

-Mellisa R. (VRBO guest) on 10/09/2017

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

The house at River Getaways was exactly as described. It was nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, the nearby playground and the easy walk to town. Entry was easy and they had a thorough house manual that guided us through the use of the place. Would happily stay there again.

-Anna (Airbnb guest) on 10/08/2017

 

"Great spot! "

5 of 5

Great spot! Our kids loved the park down the street and the hot tub!

-Nicholas (Airbnb guest) on 09/17/2017

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway Just the Right Size"

4 of 5

Our family of 5 adults was comfortable, giving us space to be together and to separate for alone time on our long weekend. The Labor Day weekend was the hottest ever in Guerneville from what we heard and we were glad we brought another fan for the house. It did cool down at night which helped greatly. The kitchen was beautifully stocked in every way and the back patio was a lovely place to spend time together. Our married children loved the little outside bedroom--great addition to the property. Wifi was perfect. Thank you for a great getaway in an interesting area. Great restaurants were not difficult to find.

-David L. (VRBO guest) on 09/15/2017

 

"Really great location and cozy home!"

5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Close proximity to town, Johnson's Beach, mini golf and park. Ideal for our family with older independent kids. The steep, narrow staircase was mentioned in previous reviews, but was not an issue for our 12 and 17 year old boys who stayed downstairs. Yard is steep, but again with older kids, not an issue. Would have been nice to have more kitchen towels handy and an oven mitt, but otherwise kitchen was stocked well. We had a very nice time.

-Becky P. (VRBO guest) on 08/22/2017

 

"Comfortable house with a great location..."

5 of 5

Comfortable house with a great location that is an easy walk to town. I'd definitely stay here again.

-Shelby (Airbnb guest) on 08/17/2017

 

"Guernville cabin"

4 of 5

Overall, this is a nice property. A little dated, but comfortable. The kitchen was small but had newer appliances that were nice and a well stocked spice cabinet so we had everything we needed to prepare the meals we had. The bed in the upstairs room was a little too soft for me, and one of the twin beds downstairs was pretty lumpy, but the other one was good. We did not use the extra bedroom so I can't speak to that bed. The patio outside was a great place to sit in the afternoons. I loved all the big trees! I didn't realize that there was no air conditioning when I booked the house, so it did get a little warm in there in the afternoons. There were several fans and keeping the blinds closed helped keep it a bit cooler. I imagine it doesn't usually get real hot there, but it was pretty warm when we went. Very close to town and the river which was nice.

-Jill H. (VRBO guest) on 08/14/2017

 

"Overall a decent stay...but a little misleading."

3 of 5

Our stay at Blue Jay Hideaway was, for the most part, okay. The house was well equipped and had a great location, just a few minute walk to town. It was a little outdated but it had a cozy, cabin-like feel. When we arrived our first surprise was with the downstairs bedroom. We knew it had two twin beds (one of which was a trundle bed, not advertised but a nice touch!) and a futon. What we didn't know is that the stairs leading to it were tiny and once you forced your way down them the clearance was no more than 5'10". The pictures definitely didn't show how low the ceiling was and it forced us to rearrange our pre-planned sleeping arrangements last minute. The shower downstairs was reminiscent of one in an RV. We were also extremely disappointed with the back yard. We were looking forward to using it since the house got so hot during the day and it was shaded all the time. Unfortunately it was so dirty and spider infested that it pretty much was unusable the entire trip. The walk across dirt and gravel combined with the forest of spiderwebs made the hot tub fairly unusable as well. It was like a safari just to take the trash out on the side of the house. The bed in the upstairs bedroom was also a pretty cheap IKEA bed. Almost every night we had to fix the slats underneath the mattress. This, combined with the squeaks the bed made every time one of us moved made for some pretty sleepless nights. The price and location of this house, along with the front patio and kitchen definitely boosted our star rating but we won't be staying here next year.

-A Guest on 08/12/2017

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

4 of 5

Close to town great shaded yard and hot tub.

-Andrew (Airbnb guest) on 07/11/2017

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

I went here with a couple of co-workers. But I want to plan a family vacation with friends. This place would be great for two families or one big family. Great place to stay!

-Dawn (Airbnb guest) on 06/04/2017

 

"We had a marvelous time! "

5 of 5

We had a marvelous time! Communication with Russian River Getaways was great. They answered all our questions, were incredibly friendly, and available.

-Mandy (Airbnb guest) on 05/14/2017

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

Central location within walking distance of the main strip in Guerneville. Really spacious place! The outdoor patio was great to grill and dine outside.

-Sarah (Airbnb guest) on 04/18/2017

 

"Just OK!"

2 of 5

Linens & bedding need to be replaced. Carpets were stained/dirty. The downstairs & outside bedroom was musty. The whole place needs a good cleaning and some TLC.

-boo (VRBO guest) on 03/28/2017

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

Great location and grear area.

-Derrick (Airbnb guest) on 03/23/2017

 

"Great location; Family-friendly home"

4 of 5

Our family spent Thanksgiving week at the house: grandparents, parents, 2 children and a baby. The house was clean and well-stocked. It was roomy enough with one bedroom on the main level for the grandparents, a separate cottage bedroom across the deck for the parents and a very big basement room with a trundle bed and another twin bed plus a futon. The kids enjoyed playing in this room that also had its own TV and a shelf full of books and some games. The living room was cozy with a wood-burning stove, big windows, comfy sofa and chairs and a big screen TV. The modern kitchen was well-stocked, and the gas stove and dishwasher worked well - a must for Thanksgiving dinner! The weather was warm enough to use the hot tub, which was up some steps from the deck making it feel like it was in the trees. The outside decks could have used some sweeping as there were some leaves and debris around. The location was excellent: a Redwood State Park with hiking trails as well as vineyards are very close-by, the Coast is 20 minutes away, and you can walk into Guerneville where there are a number of restaurants and stores including a supermarket. There is a playground down the street for the kids. Unfortunately the miniature golf was closed for the season as was the beach area on the river. The owner provided a binder with all the pertinent information for running the house - we had no issues at all with appliances, heat, etc. Everything worked well. The only thing we weren't thrilled with is that the basement room uses a plug-in electric heater. It kept the room warm, but it can be a concern with little children. Outside the room is the laundry area which is not heated. The only other thing that could be a problem to some is that there is a double flight of stairs from the street level to the front door. Overall, we enjoyed this home and would recommend it.

-michael v. (VRBO guest) on 01/04/2017

 

"It was an amazing place to stay"

5 of 5

It was an amazing place to stay. Easy to locate, neighborhood is amazing, supplies as indicated in the listing. Everybody had a great time. Thank u for sharing your home. We all feel sad leaving the place, lol, it was already part of us.

-Juliet (Airbnb guest) on 11/20/2016

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

3 of 5

This airbnb rental would be best for a couple or a family but we wouldn't recommend it for two families. There really is only one bedroom suitable for adults with a bathroom. The other bedroom suitable for an adult is their "satellite" room which is detached. If you need to get into the main house to use the bathroom or get your kid that might be sleeping elsewhere in the middle of the night, it is rather inconvenient. The downstairs bedroom is set up for kids but is as they mention down steep and windy stairs, so it's kind of a catch for kids. We happen to arrive as the weather was cooling down and since there is no heat in the downstairs, it was very cold for those who had to sleep down there! PROS: Great location in Guerneville, hot tub was nice and warm, wood burning stove, they accommodated our request for pack n plays with no charge! CONS: While the kitchen is stocked with some cooking items, there were basic things missing like sugar and enough paper towels which an airbnb should have. It didn't have that "cozy cabin feel" because there isn't central heating, there are wall heaters that you have to manually turn on and off in addition to some not working, so after being out all day and leaving the heaters off, we came home to a cold house. There are many cobwebs that also made the house feel cold and not cozy. They do not provide wood for the wood burning stove! They do not provide towels for the hot tub and only gave us 5 bath towels for 4 adults and 2 children. We've stayed in dozens of airbnbs and are airbnb hosts ourselves. For the price we paid, we did not feel this was a good value for what you get.

-Melissa & Nathaniel (Airbnb guests) on 10/24/2016

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

The place was comfortable and clean, the morning light beautiful, and the hot tub was a great bonus.

-Sasha (Airbnb guest) on 10/15/2016

 

"Bluejay Hideaway was an awesome experience"

4 of 5

Bluejay Hideaway was an awesome experience. The location was perfect- only a short walk to downtown and Johnson's beach area. The yard and hot tub was a great addition. The house itself was cozy and accommodating. Only complaint was the lack of paper towels and napkins! We cooked many group dinners and had most our meals at the home, and there was only 1 roll of paper towels to last our entire 4 day/3 night stay. Other than that, I'd definitely come back to this place in the future, just would bring my own paper towels :0)

-Chelsea (Airbnb guest) on 09/06/2016

 

"Great week spent at the Blue Jay!"

4 of 5

Had a wonderful time spending some great quality time with the family at the Blue Jay. The location is wonderful for those with small children; there's a park, a pee wee golf just down the street. The kitchen upgrades are fantastic and the hot tub topped it off. Only bummer was that the dishwasher was broken from the previous tenants and we had to wash the dishes by hand.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/21/2016

 

"We had a fantastic time at the house"

5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the house. It's perfectly located right near the river, a few minutes walk from town and even has a park down the street which was great for our 8 month old. The house was super comfortable and had everything we needed including a pack n play and a high chair. The views are lovely too. And the whole process was very easy with River Getaways. They provided a ton of info, directions, instructions, etc. We didn't need to get in touch beyond the booking confirmation, it was so comprehensive.

-Emma (Airbnb guest) on 08/17/2016

 

"Good location, not so good beds!"

3 of 5

The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The location was great! However the bed in the master bedroom seriously needs to be replaced. We enjoyed our stay and had a good time. FYI there are so many rules at this location. If I had read them all, I would not have gotten out of the house. Each rule came with a threat if it wasn't followed. Example- if you overflow the hot tub you will be charged. I just treated the house as if it were mine and didn't take time to read. The pages of rules.

Manager Response:

Thank you for your review. Many times, we find bed comfort is a matter of taste, but we'll look into the situation and correct it, if needed. Rules are generally written for the smaller percentage who need some guidance, so we have to do that. We definitely appreciate guests who know how to treat a vacation home, so we do hope you'll come back and stay with us again! -Rachel, Russian River Getaways

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/18/2016

 

"Comfortable and convenient location"

5 of 5

Blue Jay Hideaway was great. The space was comfortable and spacious, the amenities were enjoyable especially the hot tub, and it's at a very convenient location walking distance from central Guerneville and Johnson's Beach.

-Matt B. (VRBO guest) on 07/07/2016

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

The entire staff of Russian River Getaways are accommodating, warm and extremely professional. All the information - maps, directions, house amenities and instructions were easily laid out and the lodge was in outstanding condition and working order. What a beautiful location - serene, close to town and so convenient. Naomi, Nathan, Matt and Rachel were all on hand to make my experience wonderful. Thanks again and I definitely recommend this spot!

-Richard (Airbnb guest) on 06/22/2016

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

Was in the area with some friends for the weekend, house worked out great! Cute house in a great setting, loved the multiple decks. There's an additional futon with the room with the other beds as well, so additional sleeping space of someone doesn't feel like sleeping in the secondary unit that is off the house. Overall great experience!

-Kellie (Airbnb guest) on 05/24/2016

 

"Blue Jay Hideaway"

5 of 5

This cute woodsy home had plenty of space for our six adult guests. The yard was fully fenced and fairly private, with space for our pup to roam around, and beautiful Redwoods towering overhead. The hot tub was nice & hot and perched on a deck under overhanging Redwood branches. Not super isolated -- you can see the neighbors in every direction, but the trees and fences provide decent privacy. The kitchen was fully stocked for meal-making of all kinds. Even included a KitchenAid mixer! River Getaways was very easy to work with. They had to switch our reserved home last minute because of a broken hot tub, but BLUE JAY was a great alternative to our original choice and River Getaways made the switch without any trouble on our end.

-Abigail (Airbnb guest) on 02/13/2016

 

"Great Place, few issues"

3 of 5

Overall I really enjoyed my stay at the Blue Jay Hideaway - the place was lovely, clean, beds were comfortable, and the hot tub was enjoyable. Short walk into town (5 mins) and to the beach as well. The water was very low however, perhaps due to the drought so no real swimming and enjoying of the river. We did have 2 issues with the stay. One - the downstairs toilet was backed up when we first arrived and basically out of use for our entire stay. We called the office and they did send someone to check it but were unable to fix it. The communication between the rental office - Russian River Getaways and us was sort of poor. They never informed us that they couldn't fix it so we didn't know they had come by. We also weren't sure why they couldn't call a plumber. They also didn't offer any sort of compensation for this (some $ off the rental, credit, or anything) which I found surprising since we arrived with only the upstairs toilet working. We were 6 people so only having one toilet was not ideal but we made it work. Not sure still why the rental office didn't compensate or communicate well with us about the broken toilet. Communication before our stay and the booking of our stay had been easy. The other issue was that the netflix on the TV didn't work. Also the TV package is only basic cable. We wanted to watch a ball game and were unable too. So if you are planning on coming and catching some sports games realize that unless its local you may be out of luck. The check out time is 11 am which is kind of early for packing up a house. Minus the toilet and the net flix not working, we had a lovely stay. I would definitely recommend the house, but perhaps not the rental company.

-Lindsay T on 10/14/2014

 

"BlueJay"

4 of 5

The property was nice , and clean inside .Alot a value for the price.We went in June weather was hot !The ceiling fans in living room and bed room did not work propely and repairs or isssues wouldnt get done on our stay-Hot tub worked well and was clean.Noise level from area was low very quite no issues-short walk into town,Stairs going up are steep ,but wide .Down stairs rooms very steep and narrow good for kids and youths.Overall it was a good stay-Only one local store Safeway nightmare to get in and out go early! no staff -long lines.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 07/16/2014

 

"Relaxing retreat"

4 of 5

It was a perfect location within walking distance to town. The house was wonderful and everything you would expect from a river house. We really enjoyed the modern updates and the hot tub. The view from the house was great, but we were not able to enjoy it from inside the house because all of the blinds were broken and would not go up. My one recommendation is to get all of the blinds repaired.

Manager Response:

Thanks so much for your review of Blue Jay. It is a great home in a great location, and we're glad you enjoyed it. We will get right on the repair of the blinds and apologize for the inconvenience. -Rachel

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/08/2014

 

"Quiet and accommodating!"

5 of 5

So this is a house that I would purchase to live in! So accommodating and perfect for three different couples. There is a private cottage, a downstairs "suite" and an upstairs bed/bath that was perfect for all of us and provided much needed privacy. We all agreed that we would fight over this property if it were to come on the market. The backyard was amazing and fully equipped with a hot tub. The house was in pristine condition, not a spec of dust in sight. The river was a super close walk and the town was the same. I highly recommend this house for any type of vacation. One caveat is that the rules are pretty strict, e.g. if you leave a belonging you have to pay a fine to retrieve it. With that being said it was a 5star experience! Yay Guernville!

Manager Response:

Thanks so much for the great review. This is an awesome house that really lets you enjoy the best of Guerneville. If you leave a belonging, we ask you to pay to ship it, which seems reasonable, considering we pay someone to go to the house to retrieve it for you, pack it up and take it to the post. -Rachel

-Elizabeth Parady and friends on 09/19/2013

 

"a cozy but dirty vacstion house"

3 of 5

I first would like to say that I very much enjoyed our vacation at The Blue Jay Hideaway because my family an friends were there to celebrate all together. With that being said I do have to report that the house was smaller than it looked in the pictures, the whole house was filled with dust and there was a strong smell of mold in the downstairs bathroom. I did expect the house to be smaller than the pictures because thats how it works right however the dust was inch thick in some places, and if you jumped dust was flying up from the floor. The downstairs bathroom had mold and water damage on the door frame with was very strong smell of mold and when I called RussianRiverGetaways to let them know, the lady was rude to me an said,`well telling me isn't going to do anything you have to call the maintenance department.`

Manager Response:

Our apologies for the cleaning issues and the rudeness. We've cleaned house, replacing the cleaner and the employee you spoke with, for this and other similar issues. We take all complaints seriously and will make every effort to solve your problem. We'll make sure any mold issue is resolved. -Rachel

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/05/2013

 

"great cabin with all amenities ,short walk to Guernville and riv"

5 of 5

A beautiful cabin with all amenities one would need . Hot tub divine. Back patio with table and chairs great to eat outside. Comfy chairs also to just hang and relax. A short 5 minute walk to both the river and Guernville . We had 4 teenage girls with us and they had a fabulous time also

Manager Response:

This is the perfect place for teenagers, and we're so glad you enjoyed it. Please do come back, and thanks for the review. -Rachel

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/22/2013

 

"Wonderful getaway cottage in a charming town!"

5 of 5

I rented this cottage during New Years 2012/2013 and really enjoyed it. It's in a nice area, with a jacuzzi, surrounded by redwoods. I like that you can bring dogs. The rental company was very organized. The town of guerneville is very charming, I had never been there before. The house is in walking distance to the town, so you can go to bars, etc. and walk back home. Overall, I enjoyed my experience very much and was pleased with the house and it's affordability.The only small things that were less than ideal were that one of the rooms is detached from the main house and doesn't have a bathroom, so if you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night you have to go outside to get to the main house. It's just steps from the main house, but if it's winter and the middle of the night, it can be a little disorienting. The detached room can get a little cold in the winter, but they provide a small, but powerful space heater. The walk into town takes about 5-10 minutes, but be sure to walk with a group because the bridge over the river into town is a little sketchy at night, there's a few homeless people camped out there.

Manager Response:

We're glad you enjoyed Blue Jay and hope you'll be back. Thanks for the review! -Rachel

-hg on 08/14/2013

 

"Relaxing - Close to town"

4 of 5

Stayed here for the 2012 Jazz/Blues Festival. Very comfortable, walking distance to Johnson's Beach and town.Do not recommed for someone with disabilities, as there is alot of stairs to climb to the front door.Otherwise a very nice relaxing comfortable home.Only one thing that was alittle gross was the shower curtain liner was very dirty.

Manager Response:

We're so sorry about the shower curtain liner. It has been replaced. -Rachel

-Cajungirl on 10/11/2012

 

"Up close with the redwoods"

4 of 5

This comfortable small house on a quiet street is very private, thanks to the fine redwoods all around. We were pleased to be visited by a bluejay. In late September, temperatures were falling a little and the woodstove performed well. Firewood is easy to buy in Guerneville. The downstairs bedroom was a little cool, but that might be a huge advantage in typical summer weather. The folding crib was fine for our just-two-year-old.The kitchen is perfect, and very well-equipped. The main house was nice and roomy for five of us. We found several great beaches on the Russian River, and especially enjoyed the brilliant play equipment at the playground across the street.

-Lorna on 10/04/2012

 

"Great Russian River House"

4 of 5

Great home in a great location, walking distance to the river and town,very comfortable, clean, updated kitchen and plenty of outdoor spaces.I would highly recommend this home for a group looking to enjoy the Russian River and have a nice relaxing weekend.

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/08/2012

 
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