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Comfortable living room has tree-filtered view of the water.

Comfortable living room has tree-filtered view of the water. Your home away from home on Orcas Island, 'Gem of the San Juans'. our new deck with a filtered water view and gas grill dining area, photo shows deck before upgrade new, enlarged deck! tree filtered view from deck, living and dining areas warm wood stove for the quiet season new deck with tree filtered water view view from our yard loft bedroom, filtered water view, queen bed main floor queen bedroom the house sits on a sunny, south-facing slope tree filtered view from deck, living and dining areas well-equipped granite and stainless kitchen with laundry dining table easily expands to seat 6 extra counter seating our front door is a work of art! living room and staircase to loft queen bedroom just a five minute walk from Huckleberry House, Waterfront Park Eastsound Village is just a 10 minute walk away Mt Baker view from the ferry.  Getting here is half the fun!! about a 10 min drive from Huckleberry House, Cascade Lake, Moran State Park. view from the ferry at sunset

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eastsound house description

Conveniently located, easily walkable to the village of Eastsound and the beach at Waterfront Park, charming Huckleberry House is comfortably equipped to be your Orcas Island home away from home!

From a south-facing slope, we overlook the bay beautifully filtered by native trees from the living, dining and loft areas.

Centrally located halfway between Moran State Park and the ferry landing, the Eastsound area's many restaurants, shops and activities make it an ideal home base for island visitors.

Fully furnished including two leather sofas, flat screen TV with DVD and free WIFI. A well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining area and two queen bedrooms, one in an upstairs loft with a tree-filtered view of Eastsound Bay. The lofted, exposed beam ceilings, and fir trim on battened walls give our charming craftsman home a bright and cozy atmosphere.

Huckleberry House is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay on Orcas in any season, or an ideal starting point for your exploration of all the San Juan Islands.

SEE OUR GREAT REVIEWS BELOW!!!

Keywords: House, Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, Vacation Rental, Orcas, Island, San Juan

Property Type

  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The house includes a small, unfenced yard. Walking distance to kid-friendly beach park....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 for primary renter...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Main Floor Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 child bed

            Child Bed: 74'x31'x6' sleeping pad w/bedding. TV/DVD...moreless

          • Loft Bedroom: 1 queen

            Tree-filtered waterview, accessed by stairs. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Full Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Including: blender, toaster, hand mixer, electric kettle, coffee maker, french press and coffee bean grinder, in addition to other basic equipment and utensils....moreless

          • Dining:

            Table for four easily expands to seat six. Additional counter seating for two more....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Electric drip machine, french press and coffee bean grinder...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            with updated stainless appliances and granite countertops...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Newer 32' flat screen TV with DVD player. Accepts AppleTV if you would like to bring yours. ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Electric heating is also provided. Firewood is available at local markets....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood stove has glass doors...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            detergent provided...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric and wood...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            (2) Newer 32' flat screen TV with DVD player in living room. Accepts AppleTV if you would like to bring yours. Additional TV/DVD in main floor bedroom. DVDs can be rented in Eastsound Village....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            1 in living room, 1 in main floor bedroom...moreless

          Communications

          • Internet:

            WiFi included free of charge. Cable box and wireless router are accessible to guests, so pack your ethernet cable if you would like to work...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Most cell services work well at the house, but there is NO landline....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            WiFi included free of charge. ...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Partially covered deck with 2 comfortable chairs and gas grill...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            small, unfenced yard with 2 chairs and side table...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Gas grill on partially covered deck...moreless

          Theme

          • Sports & Activities
          • Budget
          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Romantic
          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Location & View

          • Water View:

            The waters of East Sound Bay can be seen from most rooms beautifully filtered through madrona, fir and cedar trees....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            The waters of East Sound Bay can be seen from most rooms beautifully filtered through madrona, fir and cedar trees....moreless

          • Village:

            10 minute walk to Eastsound Village...moreless

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Paddle Boating
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Playground
              • Whale Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Walking
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding

              Other Activities

                  • Whale & wildlife watching cruises, walk to beach park, scenic ferry rides to other San Juan islands, bi-plane rides, kayak rentals and tours, farmers market in season, free skateboard park, childrens discovery center, Moran State Park with swimming, hiking, boat rentals and historic Mt. Constitution lookout....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Perfect!

                    Perfect!

                    • Guest Wave (Seattle)
                    • Date of stay 04/10/14
                    • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                    Perfect for my husband, myself and our two daughters. Everything was cute and well maintained. The location to the beach and town were great too.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Will recommend your home.

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                    Will recommend your home.

                    • Guest a guest from Surrey, BC
                    • Date of stay 11/09/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                    The weekend was amazing. Your place is perfect. Thank you so much for everything. So impressed. House had everything we needed without having to look for it. I think we need a label maker! Thanks again, will recommend your home on this beautiful island to my family.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • perfect location

                    perfect location

                    • Guest Sue Ann1 (Denver, CO)
                    • Date of stay 08/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                    Huckleberry House was the perfect location for our first visit to Orcas Island with another couple. We enjoyed the character of this spanking clean craftsman home equipped with all the necessities to feel right at home. The wood burning stove was a special treat on the cool evenings as was waking up to pick fresh blackberries behind the house an additional sweet surprise. The perfect size cabin for two couples or one couple with several children. We easily walked into Eastsound on Saturday and discovered a wonderful farmer's market. Thanks for a memorable stay at Huckleberry house.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • 2 older couples

                    2 older couples

                    • Guest Nancy S.
                    • Date of stay 06/12/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/14/13
                    Excellent location within walking distance of the village. Nice view of the sound. Cottage was exactly as described, except the 5th sleeping accommodation is not a bed or cot, but sleeping pads. Not a problem for 4 adults or a 5th child. Exceptionally clean and fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. We loved our stay and enjoyed kayaking in the sound, hiking at the state park and cycling on Lopez Island.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you for the fantastic 5 star review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the views of the bay and proximity to town, and found the house true to my description. The 5th guest's sleeping pad is also described in detail, right down to its dimensions! I'm glad you loved your Orcas visit and hope you'll stay with us again next time.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                  • I've already recommended it to friends...

                    Guest comment entered by owner

                    I've already recommended it to friends...

                    • Guest a guest from Seattle, WA
                    • Date of stay 05/30/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    We greatly enjoyed our stay at your Huckleberry House last weekend. It was the perfect fit for our family of 4 and a great jumping off point for island adventures. I've already recommended it to two friends, thanks!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Lives up to its pictures!

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                    Lives up to its pictures!

                    • Guest guests from Oregon & Michigan
                    • Date of stay 05/28/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    This great little house lived up to it's pictures! It came with everything we needed and really felt like "home". This is our first visit to Orcas Island and we loved it, especially Mt Constitution and Cascade Falls. All four of us had a super time, thank you!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • We will return soon!

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                    We will return soon!

                    • Guest a guest from Seattle, WA
                    • Date of stay 05/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    The house was a perfect distance from town. Our daughter had fun exploring the yard and loved the upstairs loft. Wonderful shopping in the village, we will return soon!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Perfect for our Family of 4

                    Guest comment entered by owner

                    Perfect for our Family of 4

                    • Guest a guest from Indianapolis, IN
                    • Date of stay 05/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    Our family of 4 had a wonderful time here on Orcas Island! The Huckleberry House was perfect for us. We loved the well-stocked kitchen and coziness of the home and the exploration we were able to take part in on the island :) We plan to return soon, thank you!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Clean and well-stocked

                    Guest comment entered by owner

                    Clean and well-stocked

                    • Guest a guest from Puyallup, WA
                    • Date of stay 05/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    What a clean and well-stocked place! I loved all of the labels. We are thankful this was available on short notice and for the quick responses!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Beautiful, convenient, cozy

                    Guest comment entered by owner

                    Beautiful, convenient, cozy

                    • Guest a guest from Redmond, WA
                    • Date of stay 05/04/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    This place rocks!! Beautiful, convenient, cozy...it's great!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2014
                  Mar 28 - Jun 12, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,150

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  High Season 2014
                  Jun 13 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,325

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                  Fall 2014
                  Oct 1 - Nov 2, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,150

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  Quiet Season 2014-15
                  Nov 3 - Mar 26, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $165
                  $925

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $165
                  $925

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $85 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 10.1%

                  Notes:

                  5th guest weekly rates: Quiet $50 | Spring/Fall $75 | High $100

                  Holidays & stays of less nights than the min may incur a surcharge, email for a specific quote.

                  50% of total balance due immediately to confirm reservation. First paid, first booked. Remainder of balance due 21 days prior to check-in.

                  Rates subject to change prior to receipt of deposit.

                  Please email or phone with any questions :)


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                  Location

                  • Obstruction Pass State Park

                    "The park is one of the few spots on Orcas Island with access to more than one mile of public..."

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                  • Moran State Park

                    "So much to do here! 5,252 acres of park with over 30 miles of hiking trails. Beautiful lak..."

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                  • New Leaf Cafe

                    "Great food with lovely dinner service. Happy hour is a fun way to try some of their menu it..."

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                  • Kitchen

                    "Much loved by locals, the Kitchen offers organic, locally sourced ingredients prepared with ..."

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                  • Roses Bakery Cafe

                    "Go to Rose's for a relaxing lunch with a glass of wine. Salads, sandwiches, soups and desse..."

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                  • turtleback mountain preserve

                    "Beautiful hike on Orcas Island. If you want a steepish climb to the good views, use the sou..."

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                  • Orcas Village Store

                    "Right at the ferry landing on Orcas Island. Perfect for provisioning whether you're arriving..."

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                  • Island Market

                    "Our major grocery store is within walking distance of the house and has most everything you'..."

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                  • Waterfront Park

                    "Just a 1/4 mile walk from Huckleberry House, the park is very kid-friendly with a sloping be..."

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                  • Eastsound

                    "With unique shops, good eats, a farmer's market in season and live entertainment! Center of..."

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                  • The Madrona Bar & Grill

                    "Reliable basics. Some tables have great water views."

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                  • Lower Tavern

                    "Basic bar fare with lots of local color! Karaoke some nights. Sandy "beach" in the parking..."

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                  • Crescent Beach

                    "A great walking beach. Lots of driftwood for fort building! A little under a mile from the ..."

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                  • Resort at Deer Harbor

                    "Most scenic drive on Orcas...end of pier ice cream and burgers, beach walking at lower tides..."

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                  • Orcas Ferry Landing

                    "About 15 minute drive to Huckleberry House. Walk on the ferry FREE to visit other San Juan I..."

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                  • Orcas Island

                    "Known as the "Gem of the San Juan Islands" for good reason! Orcas Island offers the best of ..."

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                  • Wildlife Cycles

                    "If you're looking to rent a bike on Orcas, this is the place! Located in Eastsound Village."

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                  • Orcas Home Grown Market & Deli

                    "Orcas Island's natural foods store. With a deli and local seafood in season."

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                  • Eastsound Village Green

                    "Home of the Orcas Farmers Market in season, as well as outdoor performances and events. http..."

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                  • Deer Harbor Charters

                    "The best whale and wildlife tour company in the Islands! Check out their website for more i..."

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                  • Orcas Book Exchange

                    "An extensive selection of DVDs to rent. Used books too!"

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                  • Sea View Theatre & Video Center

                    "One film at a time, shown on weekends only."

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                  • Island Skillet Cafe

                    "A local breakfast favorite. Good food at reasonable (island) prices. Friendly service and a..."

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                  • The Barnacle

                    "A charming little bar that serves delicious cocktails and unique appetizers. Shares an outd..."

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                  • Inn at Ship Bay Restaurant

                    "This is our favorite place for a special dinner out. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients...."

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                  • Crow Valley Pottery

                  • Orcas Island Farmer's Market

                  • Outer Island Expeditions

                    "I don't have personal experience with this company, but they have a 5-star idea! For $45 pe..."

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                  • Shearwater Adventures

                    "They leave from several locations, we like Deer Harbor the best."

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                  • Orcas Island Historical Museum

                  • Nearest Airport: Orcas Island Airport (6 minute drive) at 1.5 Miles
                  • Nearest Ferry: Orcas Island Ferry Landing (15 minute drive) at 8 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: far away...isn't that why you're coming to Orcas? at 23 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Waterfront Park (5 minute walk) at 0.2 Miles
                  • Nearest Barpub: New Leaf Cafe (several others are just steps away) at 0.3 Miles
                  • Nearest Golf: Orcas Island Golf Course (5 minute drive) at 2 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: New Leaf Cafe (several others are just steps away) at 0.3 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: Pam & Steve on Cascade Lake Bridge, Moran State Park, Orcas Island

                  Why the Owner Chose Eastsound:
                  Welcome to Huckleberry House! We purchased it in 2006 when we were compelled by family issues to return to the mainland after a short but delightful six years of living in the islands. It was a way for us to keep our 'foot in the door' and have a place to stay while visiting the good friends we made while we lived here. You'd never know it if I didn't tell you, but it was actually built in the 60's and completely renovated inside and out shortly before we purchased it. We really like that it's lived on the island so long. We also really enjoy the central location. When we lived here, we were on an outer island and Eastsound was an hour away, so it's a big treat for us to be able to walk into 'town' on a whim. We love Orcas because it provides the best of both worlds; amazing outdoor activities as well as good eats and fun shops. I know you'll find our house and Orcas Island as relaxing and charming as we do. Cheers!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  May I just say location, location, location!!! Staying right in the center of Orcas Island gives you easy access to the 'ends' of the island if you'd like to explore during your visit. And if you just want to stay home and relax at the house, it's really nice to be so close to the village that you can easily walk or drive there in a few minutes for coffee or a little shopping or a meal or the groceries to make one back at the house. Enjoy!


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                  Photos

                  • Comfortable living room has tree-filtered view of the water.

                    Comfortable living room has tree-filtered view of the water.

                  • our new deck with a filtered water view and gas grill

                    our new deck with a filtered water view and gas grill

                  • new, enlarged deck!

                    new, enlarged deck!

                  • warm wood stove for the quiet season

                    warm wood stove for the quiet season

                  • view from our yard

                    view from our yard

                  • main floor queen bedroom

                    main floor queen bedroom

                  • tree filtered view from deck, living and dining areas

                    tree filtered view from deck, living and dining areas

                  • well-equipped granite and stainless kitchen with laundry

                    well-equipped granite and stainless kitchen with laundry

                  • extra counter seating

                    extra counter seating

                  • living room and staircase to loft queen bedroom

                    living room and staircase to loft queen bedroom

                  • Eastsound Village is just a 10 minute walk away

                    Eastsound Village is just a 10 minute walk away

                  • about a 10 min drive from Huckleberry House, Cascade Lake, Moran State Park.

                    about a 10 min drive from Huckleberry House, Cascade Lake, Moran State Park.

                  • Your home away from home on Orcas Island, 'Gem of the San Juans'.

                    Your home away from home on Orcas Island, 'Gem of the San Juans'.

                  • dining area, photo shows deck before upgrade

                    dining area, photo shows deck before upgrade

                  • tree filtered view from deck, living and dining areas

                    tree filtered view from deck, living and dining areas

                  • new deck with tree filtered water view

                    new deck with tree filtered water view

                  • loft bedroom, filtered water view, queen bed

                    loft bedroom, filtered water view, queen bed

                  • the house sits on a sunny, south-facing slope

                    the house sits on a sunny, south-facing slope

                  • dining table easily expands to seat 6

                    dining table easily expands to seat 6

                  • our front door is a work of art!

                    our front door is a work of art!

                  • just a five minute walk from Huckleberry House, Waterfront Park

                    just a five minute walk from Huckleberry House, Waterfront Park

                  • Mt Baker view from the ferry.  Getting here is half the fun!!

                    Mt Baker view from the ferry. Getting here is half the fun!!

                  • view from the ferry at sunset

                    view from the ferry at sunset

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, March 13, 2014

                  $165 - $225 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 04/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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