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Impressive Executive Luxury Home. Beautiful, Spacious, Clean & Convenient

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,335 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4BD/3BA. Beautiful, Spacious, Very Clean. Pool, Spa, Gazebo. Central Location.

There is no hotel that feels like home. Stay in luxury in this beautiful, spacious, very clean, quiet and safe place, centrally located in San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley, ideally suited for families, leisure and business travelers wanting a quiet place to stay but not too far from the action. This luxurious house is close to many shops, restaurants and amenities. It provides easy access to major freeways to nearby cities, businesses and attractions.

About the house:

This impressive single family home located in Union City, CA, has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, a huge master suite, and a beautiful backyard. Great layout with grand entry and curved stairs going to the second story. Large Living room with high cathedral ceilings. Downstairs bedroom with full bath. Custom fireplace with granite front in living room, one of three inside the house, including one inside the master bedroom. Newly remodeled kitchen with beautiful granite counters and recently refinished hardwood floors. Two car attached garage. Large corner lot... ideal for a very pleasing stay for your family and/or your group.

The house is beautifully furnished with California King bed in master bedroom and hot tub. Two Queen Beds in rooms two and three (downstairs). Two twin beds in fourth bedroom. We also have Queen size sofa bed, a folding twin size bed, and twin size folding mattress. 55" TV in family room with 300+ channels. High speed wireless internet throughout the house. Piano in living room. Fully equipped kitchen. Big formal dining table with six chairs in living room and round dining table in kitchen/family room. Washer/Dryer available on way to garage.

The house is stocked with things you will need, including multiple towels, extra linens, soaps, shampoos, toilet papers, iron/board, etc. We have also provided a welcome package of things necessary to get you started like coffee and teas and water in the refrigerator. Please help yourself.

The house has entertainment delight backyard with a sparkling swimming pool, hot tub, umbrella with patio chair set, and gazebo with gas-powered fire pit! Perfect for spending some quality time with family and friends in private swimming pool, or relaxing around the fire pit inside the gazebo, or just sitting under the umbrella by the pool side, or may be doing some BBQ as well with our large grill...

About the area:

Union City is a beautiful, safe and quiet city in the Bay Area, centrally located between San Jose and San Francisco, and minutes from Menlo Park/Palo Alto area across Dumbarton bridge. We have the best weather in the San Francisco Bay Area, not too hot and not too cold. It provides easy access to freeways to key cities in the area: Just 10 miles to Menlo Park (Facebook HQ) via Dumbarton bridge, 17 miles to Palo Alto and 17 miles to Mountain View (Google HQ), 22 miles to San Jose via I-880 South, 30 miles to San Francisco via I-880 North (Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, and Golden Gate, etc.), 20 miles to Oakland via I-880 North, and 20 miles to San Mateo via HWY 92.

Our house is within walking distance to a local strip mall where you will find Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and several fast food restaurants and a sushi bar. There you will also find two fairly large Asian groceries where you can buy fresh fish and have it fried for you. About a mile away is Union Landing 100-acre shopping complex, with various restaurants (from coffee shops to fast foods to sushi bars), movies, groceries, and Wal-Mart. There you will find In-N-Out, Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse, Tony Romas, Tomatina, Chilli's, TGI Friday, Fuddruckers, Chipotle, IHOP, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, etc.. Also in the area is farmer's market and a great community center. You will also find Costco and Trader Joe's within 2-6 miles from our house. The house is one block from a park with access to free tennis and basketball courts. The area has the best schools in Union City, including the award winning Delaine Eastin Elementary School about 2 miles to the south.

And if you are outdoors person and into biking, hiking, bird watching, or just enjoying nature, Coyote Hills Regional Park is a great place to visit, just 3 miles away from our house, with nearly 1000 acres of preserve land for you to discover. Lake Elizabeth is just 10 miles away if you enjoy walking around this beautiful lake. Also Lake Chabot Golf Course is 20 miles to the north, Bay Area's best golf value in an expansive layout. To the south, you have Great America Amusement park and Levi's Stadium, all with in 20 miles. Take 92 West and it will take you straight to Half Moon Bay beaches and restaurants.

Public Transportation:

We are centrally located in the Bay Area. You can use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train service to go to various places in the Bay Area, including to Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Millbrae, Richmond, Concord, Bay Point, etc. The nearest BART station to our house is about 4 miles away. The bus stop is just one block away from our house that will take you there. Please check this site for more details: https://www.bart.gov/stations

The Dumbarton Express - This is bus service that takes you from the Union City BART station all the away to Stanford University across the bay in Palo Alto. Please check this site for more details and stops: http://dumbartonexpress.com/route-map-2/

Distances from our house:

Nearest city bus stop: 1 block

Nearest BART station: 4 miles

Oakland International Airport: 15 miles.

San Francisco International Airport: 22 miles

San Francisco Downtown: 30 miles

Palo Alto (Stanford University): 17 miles

Menlo Park (Facebook HQ): 10 miles

Mountain View (Google HQ): 17 miles

San Jose: 22 miles

Coyote Hills Regional Park: 3 miles

Lake Elizabeth: 10 miles

Downtown Oakland: 20 miles

Oakland Zoo: 15 miles

Oakland Botanical Gardens: 20 miles

San Mateo: 20 miles

Half Moon Bay Beaches: 30 miles

Santa Cruz Beaches: 50 miles

Napa Wineries: 60 miles

Nearest Hospital: Kaiser Permanente, within 2 miles

To make reservation, please send us request along with a brief note about yourself and your group. We really appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you soon. Thank you for your interest!

More Details

Owner
Rahel Michael
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

About Rahel Michael

Dear Traveler,

Thank you for considering my home for your next travel accommodation. It means a lot to me and I appreciate it. My name is Rahel Michael and I hope to be your next host. My number one priority is to provide you with the best possible service and make you feel at home and hopefully put a smile on your face.

We are a family of five, with three kids, including our twin daughters Melody (11) and Mikal (11), and our little princess named Melia (4). I am stay-home mom married to a wonderful husband who is executive in the tech industry. I am relatively new to these sites but I have been managing our rental properties for a while. We used to live in this house for 15 years until we moved to another home in the area. I love this house and I love the neighborhood. I hope you will too.

If you would like to make reservation, please send me your request with a brief note about your group and the dates you would like to make reservation for, and any questions or comments you may have. I will get back to you very quickly.

Thank you!

Rahel Michael

Rahel Michael purchased this house in 2000

Why Rahel Michael chose Union City

This is a BEAUTIFUL home inside and outside. Clean, spacious, safe, and convenient for comfortable stay. Relaxing backyard with private pool, spa, and gazebo with fire pit. Ideal for spending some quality time relaxing and/or may be doing some BBQ using our large grill. We are centrally located in San Francisco Bay Area, with easy access to freeways and public transport to nearby cities, businesses and attractions. Originally built a model home, this house has everything one can ask for in a vacation home. The house has 1 Cal King bed, 3 Queen size beds, 2 twin size beds, 1 Queen size sofa bed, 1 folding twin bed, and 1 folding twin mattress. Sleeps up to 10 people.

What makes this house unique

- Beautiful home

- Very clean

- Great interior layout

- Spacious - 2350 Sq. ft. of living space

- Light and bright

- Tastefully furnished

- Large corner lot

- Swimming pool

- Gazebo with fire pit!

- Well-landscaped

- Safe and quiet area

- A lot of restaurants, groceries and shops near by

- Centrally located in Bay Area with easy access to public transportation and freeways to major attractions and businesses in the area: Menlo Park (Facebook HQ) just 10 miles away, and Palo Alto (Stanford University) 17 miles, Mountain View (Google HQ) 17 miles, and several attractions just 3-20 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tanja - It was absolute delight having you and your extended family from Norway and the USA at our home this week. You have been such great guests with us, nice and very friendly. You took care of our house very well. We are glad that you liked our beautiful house and you enjoyed the swimming pool and the hot tub. We would definitely welcome you here should you return to the area in the future. Thank you for everything. We wish you the very best. --Rahel
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Union City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2335 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The house has three full bathrooms, fully furnished with towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom 1 with Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Bedroom 2 with Two Twin Beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with California King Bed and a hot tub
    Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 queen , Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room (in case needed)
  • Twin size folding bed can also be provided upon request. And if you have any other needs or requests, please let is know and we will try to meet them as best as we can.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
5

Highly Reccomend you stay here!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were planning a trip to the bay area for our anniversary and decided to invite some friends to join us. Our party ended up being 8 people large, and we wanted something that was nice and affordable that would accomodate all of us. When searching for places to stay, I came across Rahel's beautiful house, and immediately reached out to her to see if it was available. Being the wonderful host she is, she responded within a few hours. Being the person in charge of planning this whole trip, I was in constant contact with Rahel to make sure everything would be smooth sailing once we arrived. Rahel was courteous and accommodating throughout the entire process! Being from Hawai`i, I truly appreciate when others exhibit the "aloha" spirit, and Rahel definitely exuded this throughout. She accommodated us when we arrived late friday evening. The pictures she has up are 100% legit, and the house was just as beautiful in person as it was in the pictures. Rahel even provided us with a stocked fridge of bottled water, and gave us a welcome basket filled with lots of treats! Our vacation was jam packed with things to do, and the house was a very welcome and relaxing place to return to after a long day of activities. The house itself was located in a very nice neighborhood and was close to the BART station so traveling into the city of San Fransisco was a piece of cake. If you have a large group that you are traveling with, and are looking for a relaxing, quiet, and beautiful place to stay, I highly recommend you check out Rahel's place, you will not be disappointed. The next time we are in the Bay area and we need a place for a bunch of people, Rahel and her beautiful house will be the first place I turn to!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kea - It was pleasure hosting you at our home. Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you liked our beautiful home and you had a great experience staying here. We would definitely welcome you back to our home when you come back on your next vacation to the area. You have been such a wonderful guest. We are very pleased dealing with you from the day you made the reservation until you checked out. Easy to communicate and very considerate. You certainly took care of our house very well. Thank you! And thank you for the treats you brought for us from Hawaii. We appreciate it. Thank you for everything! Best wishes! --Rahel
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Midlothian TX
5

Thanksgiving in San Francisco

  • 5 of 5

My family’s first Thanksgiving in San Francisco and we had a fantastic time. Thank you Rahel for making it happen. Your home is warm and very inviting and comfortable. We all stayed around the kitchen making Thanksgiving dinner. Our MOST MEMORABLE holiday away from home and we’re all grateful!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cork, Ireland
5

A fantastic home and host

  • 5 of 5

There is not much i can add to the previous reviews:

The house is fantastic, Rahel was extremely nice to deal with and was very helpful.

The location is great to get away from the city and relax but also ideally situated to the freeways and BART station to get in and out of San Fran.

The house itself has everything you could possibly need, would highly recommend staying here.

Thank you Rahel, it was the perfect place to end our vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Shane, It was great having you here in our home. It was pleasure meeting you and hosting you. I am glad you had a good time staying here and found our house and location very convenient. You have all been so nice and wonderful. You took care of our house very well and left it very clean. Thank you so much. Please let us know when you come to the area again. We love to have you back. Best wishes. Rahel
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5

WONDERFUL HOUSE and MOST GRACIOUS OWNERS!

  • 5 of 5

My party of 7 stayed for a week at this wonderful house. Everything was indeed pristine upon arrival, and we were met and shown around by the gracious owners, who were kind enough to provide a "welcome basket" of goodies for us.

First, the location is on a corner, very conveniently just enough away from the bustle of shopping malls nearby to provide a nice, quiet stay. The neighbors are really nice, and the atmosphere is old-time suburbian U.S.A. in the best sense.

The rooms are spacious and well-cared for, and the photos do not do justice to just how nice they are. Someone in an earlier review mentioned this house as being "pricey", but that is just not fair. For 4 rooms and 3 baths and all this spaciousness, plus a pool and hot tub, not to mention the ideal location: this is as fine a deal that anyone can find on VRBO!

The BART is very close by, and there is bus service to the station from just around the corner. The traffic is heavy in rush hour on the freeways, so one can easily park at the BART for a nominal fee and avoid all the hassles of a day in the City simply by taking the BART. Still, the traffic is not that bad other than the morning and evening commute jams.

One thing: as with most vacation homes, there are no phones on the premise, so some form of communicating device is essential. We were doing fine until one member had his SmartPhone stolen in Japantown, and that was the only one that was truly capable of calling from anywhere, so we were in tough straits until we got back to the house where we were able to take advantage of the excellent Wi-Fi system that let our other devices work fine.

In all, top recommendation!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George - It was real pleasure meeting you and hosting in our house. You have been a true gentleman and your group a delight to host - really glad we had you in our house. The college kids were just wonderful to have around. Very responsible, sweet and gracious. They took care of the house really well. Thank you all for thoughtful gifts you brought us from Japan. We are glad that you had a great and pleasant time here in our house and you found the area and the location very convenient. Thank you for the kind words. As always, we try to do our best to be as welcoming as possible. We actually wish we could do more for you. Please let us know when you plan to come next time (for your annual trips here) and we will have the house ready for you. Please convey our warm regards to all of your students. Best wishes! --Rahel Michael
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5

Very very Nice.

  • 5 of 5

First off all the reviews before this one are true, about the owners Rahel and Mulugeta and the condition of the house. Everything worked out well for my mother and family of eight adults. The house was roomy and very comfortable. Be prepared to take your shoes off inside the house , and relax and enjoy your stay in this affordable gem of a home in the Bay Area.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Frank - It was pleasure having you and your extended family stay in our beautiful home. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great time here. We found you all really nice too, very gracious and great family. Thank you for leaving the house spotless. It was very considerate of you. We would love to have you back next time you are in the area. Best wishes and God Bless! --Rahel
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5

Oakland trip

  • 5 of 5

This place is the ideal place to stay, everything was close by. The hospitality was very good, nice and we even received a gift from the hosts. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Oakland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Union Landing
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Alameda main street terminal
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Fremont Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Bart Union City
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alavardo Bl Shopping Center
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
31 Miles
Halfmoon Bay Beaches
Car: recommended

About the immediate neighborhood:

We are located in an area of Union City that is close to many shops, restaurants and amenities, but also with easy access to freeways to nearby cities and attractions. Below we provide some of the things you will find in the immediate vicinity of our home.

Groceries and Shopping:

There are many shops and groceries in the immediate vicinity of our house. For quick shopping, Rite Aid is located on Alvarado Plaza shopping center, within walking distance from our house, about half mile away. The strip mall also includes various shops, restaurants, liquor stores, gas stations, and a grocery store. Two fairly large groceries are also found at this junction where, among other things, you can buy fish and have it fried for you while waiting.

Walmart is located off Dyer Street to the north, about 1.5 miles from our house. Further down the road on Dyer/Whipple road, you will find Target, about 1.9 miles from our house.

For groceries, Lucky Supermarket is available on Dyer Street inside the Union Landing Shopping Complex, about a mile to the north of our house. Further up north on the same street, you will also find another grocery store Smart and Final. Petco and Michael’s are also in the same row.

For electronics, Best Buy is available inside Union Landing shopping complex. For hardware, there is Lowes, also inside Union Landing, within a mile from our house, and further down on Dyer/Whipple streets is Home Depot.

Costco is about 2.5 miles from our house, off Union City Blvd. Trader’s Joe is about 6 miles away, straight on Alvarado/Fremont Blvd.

Dining:

Half a mile from our house, Alvarado Plaza shopping center includes Maneki Sushi restaurant, a small but good sushi bar, Pho Pasteur, a popular Vietnamese restaurant, and New York Pizza and Pizza Hut for quick pizza takeout. Another good pizza place around here is Branco Billy’s Pizza Palace on Smith Street about a mile from our house.

Thai Kitchen Restaurant and Raja Sweets and Indian Cuisine are just a couple of blocks from us, at the corner of Alvarado Blvd, and Dyer Street.

At Union Landing shopping center, you will find restaurants like Texas Roadhouse, Chili’s Bar and Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, and TGI Friday, Tony Romas, Tomatina, Chilli’s, TGI Friday, among others.

For a quick grab, Andersen Bakery and In-N-Out are available within Union Landing shopping center. There, you will also find Chipotle Mexican Grill, IHOP, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice.

Cinema:

Century 25 Union Landing & XD at Union Landing shopping complex.

Public Transportation:

BART - You can use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train service to go to various places in the Bay Area, including to Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Millbrae, Richmond, Concord, Bay Point, etc. The nearest BART station to our house is about 4 miles away. The bus stop that takes you there is just one block away from our house. Please check this site for more details: https://www.bart.gov/stations

The Dumbarton Express - This is bus service that takes you from the Union City BART station all the away to Stanford University across the bay in Palo Alto. Please check this site for more details and stops: http://dumbartonexpress.com/route-map-2/

Outdoor Activities:

For outdoor activities, Coyote Hills Regional Park is a great place to go, just 3 miles from the house, and nearly 1000 acres of preserve land for you to discover, a great place for hiking, biking, bird watching, etc.. Lake Elizabeth is just 10 miles away if you enjoy walking around this beautiful lake and meeting many locals. Also Lake Chabot Golf Course is 20 miles to the north, Bay Area's best golf value in an expansive layout. To the south, you have Great America Amusement park and Levi's Stadium, all within 20 miles. Take 92 West and it will take you straight to Half Moon Bay beaches and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Move-out cleaning fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $500

House Rules:
- No smoking allowed inside the house.
- No parties or noisy events allowed inside the house. If a special event is permitted, extra charges apply.
- Overnight stay restricted to registered and paying guests only; guest visitations to be in moderation
- So as not to disturb neighbors, we restrict use of pool, hot tub, fire pit, or other backyard activities after 10PM
- We accept wedding-related stays on a case-by-case basis. Please note that, being in a residential area, we do not allow crowds, excessive number of visitors, and receptions involving other parties, unless agreed upon in advance for which extra charges apply. Please contact us for details before booking.
- Standard check-out time is 11am or earlier. Standard check-in time is 3pm or later. Please let us know if you have any special requests.
- We receive all our guests in person so we show them the house and where things are. After that we are available on call, email or text to answer any questions you may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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