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Your Fantastic Holiday in a Quaint Village Near the Beach with Mountain View

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Property
villa
People
11
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Casteldaccia - VILLA DELLE PALME Garden Ste

Garden Suite, 5 BR/3 BA or Terrace Suite, 2 BR/2 BA - Either offer A/C, Wi-Fi

We have advertised this property on VRBO for the past fourteen years, since 2003. We proudly share again the following message.

This beautiful architect designed VILLA DELLE PALME, owner's personal holiday residence, is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties. It is available year round for weekly rent. It offers a Garden Suite and a Terrace Suite that can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups.

The GARDEN SUITE (advert 23590) with its unique style and comfort will surprise you to an unforgettable holiday. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. In the evening you will relax in the shade of the secluded subtropical garden. You will feel free to move in and out from the covered patio and the luscious garden to the intimate and comfortable living room.

In this Suite we can accommodate up to 9 guests and a total of 11 guests with additional beds; it includes up to 5 bedrooms; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; a subtropical garden; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.

The TERRACE SUITE (advert 23592) is located above the Garden Suite. It has independent exterior access overlooking the subtropical garden. This section is perfectly sized for your romantic holiday. The fully furnished large decks (60 square meters) are covered with traditional logs and clay tiles, perfect for indulgent candlelight dinners while you relax at the breeze of the sea and enjoy the view of the mountains and the nearby town, after a day of sightseeing. You would then catch your dreams in the most comfortable custom-made beds and 100% cotton linen. You will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, the original oil paintings on the walls and the birds and cherries hand-painted on the new custom-made cabinets of the kitchen area.

In this Suite we can accommodate up to 4 guests (and a total of 6 guests with one additional bedroom); it includes up to 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms; living and dining; fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.

In either Suite you will find custom-made beds; HIGH SPEED INTERNET; a WALL SAFE, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables; 100% COTTON LINEN to insure you the best comfort while you sleep; Sicily MAPS and GUIDES in English, a treasure of information for your explorations; at your arrival you will find a SUPPLY FOR YOUR BASIC NEEDS, such as one complimentary cold bottled water, sugar, salt. WASHING MACHINE, soap, iron and iron board are available at no charge. CENTRAL HEATING, at no charge, will make your winter stay comfortable. During summer A/C is available in each room.

Use of barbecue, griddle, deep-frying and smoking on covered patio or terrace only.

All guests to be registered

Small pets to be approved and registered

Laundry deck and garden are shared by guests of the Garden Suite and owners

The GARDEN SUITE (advert 23590) and the TERRACE SUITE (advert 23592) can be interconnected, if both available, and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups up to 15 guests with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 washrooms.

A separate section of the house and garden is reserved to the use of the owners.

Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to length of your stay and your group size.

Discounts are available for larger groups and longer stays.

ABOUT SICILY:

Sicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean, it extends for 25,460 sq km. Planes of fertile red soil, excellent for the cultivation of vine grapes, citrus orchards and olive groves, alternate with hills, green in spring for the cultivation of wheat and, among the majestic mountains, Mount Etna, the most popular of active volcanoes. The climate is typically Mediterranean along the coasts, with mild, short winters and moderate rainfall.

NEAR-BY CENTERS:

Palermo, 1.500.000 inhabitants, capital of Sicily – an island in the sea of sunlight – is a splendid city adorned in the course of 2500 years by Greeks, Arab Emirs, Norman Kings and Spanish Viceroys; it offers an incomparable example of beauty, history, culture and traditions to excite the mind and the eye. It has a wide selection of museums and entertainment. Casteldaccia is well connected to Palermo by freeway and by public transportation. Close-by centers are: Santa Flavia and Solunto, with its Graeco-Roman archaeological site, 3 km west; Bagheria, an active and very alive town, ideal for elegant shopping, with its seventeenth century mansions once summer retreat of the Palermitan aristocracy, 5 km west; Porticello, a delightful fisherman village, 3 km west; Aspra, another unspoiled fisherman village, 5 km west; and Altavilla, with its Sanctuary to the Holy Mary, 2 km east. All are offering plenty of tourist attractions.

EXCURSIONS:

Casteldaccia is east of Palermo, so you will be closer and will not meet the city traffic when driving for a day trip to Cefalu`, Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Agrigento, Selinunte.

We recommend excursions to: Palermo e Monreale (20 km), Cefalu` (50 km), Segesta, Agrigento, Madonie Natural Park (80 km), Taormina (200 km), Mount Etna (200 km), Siracusa (250 km), Eolie Islands.

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VILLA DELLE PALME - TESTIMONIALS

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7 guests from USA — Sep 6-13, 2014

Ray G, Julia Z, Linda M, Tom D, Gerry V T, Karen S, Anne M

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Maria & Riccardo

Many thanks for our great week at your villa and in your Sicily. One of our best trips.

Ray & the group

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Maria & Riccardo

How can I possibly thank you enough for your kindness and care during our stay in your wonderful villa. It was such a

nice time here and I enjoyed it tremendously . I am sorry I was such a pest and required special attention, but at least

that way we got to spend more time together.

The garden is a wonderful place to relax and recover. I have taken some pictures of the garden, but I will not need

pictures to remember your home and my time here.

Thank you again

Tom D

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Maria & Riccardo -

We enjoyed your Casa so very much. Because of our unexpected limitations on travel I was able to truly enjoy the

lovely gardens and just relax there. your casa is so very welcoming & comfortable.

it soon began to feel like 'home' to me.

Maria, your help when I needed to get Tom to the hospital was so generous. You helped me in so very many ways. I

will never forget. Grazie Mille. Thank you both for sharing your home, clothing and hospitality. Your Casa is a lovely

place to just BE AT HOME

Jerry VT & Tom D

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Maria and Riccardo,

Thank you for allowing our group of seven to stay in your lovely home. You were the best hosts, helping us with

everything from medical assistance to recommendations for the best pizza in town.

We are going to miss your wonderful garden.

All the best to you and your family.

Linda M

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8 guests from USA — August 16-21, 2014

Jaqueline O, Magda K, Dora K, Mollie K, Laura D, Raffaele C, Lorenzo R, Erika D.

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Dear Maria & Riccardo -

Thank you so much! It has been wonderful. We didn't want to disturb you to say goodbye.

We will think of you with great pleasure and wish you all good things.

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10 guests from Ireland — July 24-Aug 10, 2014

John R, Suzanne R, Ursula S, George D, Angela D, Mattew R, Sarra R, Jauquin S, Dillon S, Ada S.

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Magnificent Villa. Friendly locals. Had a great time exploring the town/area. Maria and Riccardo were fabulous hosts.

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6 guests from UK and Australia — June 4-22, 2014

Eddy & June E, Pauline & Duncan S, Mike & Joan E

Family catch up!

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I'm from Australia and my wife is a kiwi (New Zealander) over here for a long holiday. We met up here with my

brother and sister from Wales & England respectively.

What a catch up! With spouses we were six and all had a fantastic stay. (We hadn't seen each other for several years!)

Maria & Riccardo, you added so much to our stay - molto gentile!

The villa is a heaven and Sicily is a treasure trove.

•History in heritage sites and experiences like ricotta making the old way!

• Food - thanks for the recommendation

• Culture - Casteldaccia and surroundings.

Mille grazie

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5 guests from UK — May 3-10, 2014

Sandra H, Bruce H, Sue C, Liz G, Dorothy H.

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We came & fell in love with Sicily's wonderful mountain scenery, exquisite spring flowers & enjoyed friendly helpful

people.

One highlight was a scenic trip round the mountain which Caccamo at its centre to the east of Casteldaccia. Strong

climbing shoes required!

Nearby is Porticello a quaint fishing village where you can buy fresh fish & walk along the promenade. Not far away at

St Flavia is a spectacular walk (concrete path) ending at the disused Lighthouse.

Excellent, cheap train service to Palermo. Strongly recommended instead of driving.

Solunto also a highlight.

A comfortable , elegant house with a delightful garden and as artists we enjoyed & appreciated the many art books.

We advise checking the availability & proximity of restaurants & found local food shops very well stocked.

Enjoy Sicily - and take your time!!

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8 guests from UK — April 12-19, 2014

Kent W, Connie W, Tom W, Conor W, Alice W, Beth W, Angela F, David W, Harley R

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Beautiful house & relaxing garden. Really friendly & helpful locals. Particularly enjoyed the Pasticceria opposite & the

Gelateria on the main square.

Cefalu beautiful & the climb up La Rocca a real must do, but take plenty of water.

Roman remains at Solunto amazing - we had them to ourselves, also Segesta was fantastic.

Wonderful food & restaurants.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Maria Sammarco
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016

About Maria Sammarco

The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, when the town of Casteldaccia was founded by my ancestors

I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden

Maria Sammarco purchased this villa in 1965

Why Maria Sammarco chose Palermo

The house, built in 1965, was my first project after I graduated in Architecture!

Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots.

For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a ‘Scuolina’, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.

What makes this villa unique

My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time, it allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden.

Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside.

Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches, squares.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful week spent in the house for a family reunion. We had 4 children who had a great time playing in the garden.

Great base for exploring the local area.

Highlights:

1 - Climbing 'La Rocca' at Cefalù - beautiful sea views, amazing sunset.

2 - Having a beach day(also at Cefalù) in November!!!

3 - Ruins at Segesta - again gorgeous views

4 - Gelati on a daily basis - personal local favourite was 'La Rotonda'

Took the advice of previous guest and had roast chicken from the deli - delicious

Thank you for the very detailed instructions, very handy.

fabulous holiday. Just wish it could have been longer.

9 guests + 2 babies from Australia: Andrew & Catherine A, Poppy, Harriet, Hamish, Samuel + Stuart A, Alexandra O, Charlotte, Archie
Oct 2013
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Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

Your Fantastic Holiday in a Quaint Village Near the Beach with Mountain View
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
Burnaby, BC, Canada
5

A Pearl of a Place

  • 5 of 5

I could sum up the experience my wife and I had in Villa delle Palme in Casteldaccia with the cracking open a rough and unappealing oyster only to discover a beautiful pearl within its warm, welcoming nacred walls. Such was the impact the house had on both of us. Don’t be deceived by the unassuming entrance. After having stayed at various carefully appointed hotels around Europe, all made of the same stamp, we had decided to find a place which would exude the original human touch, the warmth of stones and walls that had witnessed life across the centuries. This is what we found in Villa delle Palme as well in the owners

Maria and Riccardo, in their warm and sincere down-to-earth welcome and friendly helpfulness. The spacious rooms were complemented by a luxurious truly Mediterranean garden-orchard. I have highly recommend it to members of my family and to my friends. Grazie, Maria and Riccardo for a marvellous memory.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If you are looking for a relaxing,comfortable and charming villa look no further

  • 5 of 5

Unassuming from the outside but once through the gate another world unfolds !

Maria and Riccardo were so welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Couldn't have picked a more perfect place for our holiday. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamestown New York
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 weeks in the terrace apartment. We were greeted by Allessandra upon arrival, she is the sweetest young lady and very helpful and prompt when we needed her. We were able to park on premises which was wonderful. As we entered the garden and saw that it has a spiral staircase to the apartment our first thought was getting the luggage up. The owners Maria and Ricardo have thoughtfully put in a hoist. Problem solved! The apartment is very spacious for 2 and 4 would be very comfortable. All the amenities of a home were provided. Maybe a few more size variety in cooking pans and a small butcher block for food preparation but it worked fine for the 2 of us. The larger of the 3 terraces was a perfect area for cooking on the grill and relaxing. When they say location is everything, this property fit the bill for us. What a lovely town! Everything you need is within walking distance. And friendly people. We were able to explore the western and southern part of Sicily by car and still return "home" at the end of the day. The owners provide a range of helpful information such as maps, shopping and restaurants, etc. We happened to be the only occupants during our stay until the owners arrived a few days before we were to leave. It was a joy meeting them and hearing the history of the property and having Ricardo share a taste of the best tasting ricotta cheese you will have the pleasure of eating. We were sad to have the journey end. We would recommend this property to all unless you have a problem with the stairs, but you can always rent the lower level.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Una opción fantástica para alojarse

  • 5 of 5

Una muy buena opción para alojarse en la zona de Palermo y el norte de la isla. Casa situada en el centro del pueblo pero sin problemas para aparcar y todos los servicios a mano. Una casa muy bien organizada y con muchas comodidades. Nosotros alquilamos las 2 partes en las que se divide la casa (10 personas) y estuvimos muy cómodos; pero se puede reservar una planta para 6 personas y un apartamento para 4. Todo muy bien organizado y agradable. A destacar el fantástico jardín, ideal para las veladas nocturnas. Nuestro trato, tanto con Maria la propietaria por email como con Alessandra en Casteldaccia ha sido muy agradable y nos han facilitado mucho nuestra estancia. Una opción totalmente recomendable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alvaro, Your comment really touches me and it works an encouragement in aiming for the best. I thank you again for having chosen us in Casteldaccia for your holiday! Wishing you and your family all the best, Maria Sammarco
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Falcone Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Il Castello
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Ferry Terminal in Palermo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Casteldaccia Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Kilometres
Freeway A 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Kilometres
Buzzini
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Free or private beach with bar, umbrellas, chairs
Car: recommended

VILLA DELLE PALME is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo.

The location offers a unique setting. Not isolated in the country, this villa is placed in the center of the town, melted among the town houses. You enter a portal and are placed in a magic intimate garden, while at the same time retain a taste of the local life, easy shopping and leisure walks.

Excellent is the local production of wine. Don’t forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'.

Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Casteldaccia, Palermo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov 2016-February 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£180
for 4 nights
From
£28
From
£30
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£243
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
March-April 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£198
for 4 nights
From
£32
From
£35
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£271
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
May-June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£234
for 4 nights
From
£41
From
£45
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£326
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
July-August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£57
From
£62
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£428
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£42
From
£46
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£210
for 4 nights
From
£35
From
£38
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2017-February 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£180
for 4 nights
From
£28
From
£30
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£243
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£180
for 4 nights
From
£28
From
£30
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£243
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17
Final Cleaning £67
Tax Rate 10.0%

The above basic prices are for double occupancy
WE OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS TO LARGE GROUPS AND FOR LONGER STAYS
Please contact us to receive a quotation tailored to the length of your stay and your group size

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Casteldaccia in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Custom made ceramic sculptured tiles adorn each bathroom. A flex 'doccetta' replaces the full fixture bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , one single bed and a bunk bed with two single beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed can be separated into two single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed can be separated into two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed can be separated into two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed can be separated into two single beds
  • Bedrooms are furnished with closet, table, chairs, night tables. All mattresses are custom-made. Linen are 100% cotton, they will insure you the best comfort while you sleep. Additional quilts and pillows supplied. For larger groups, we can provide added beds, all with custom-made mattresses, very comfortable. We can provide crib and high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa has high ceilings, air-conditioned, cable TV, stereo/CD player. The kitchen in each section of the Villa is fully equipped with all you need for gourmet cooking and have a supply for your basic needs. It is furnished with love and care to the smallest detail and include dishwasher, fridge, four-burners stove with oven, microwave; all the utensils and basic supplies. Coal barbecue unit and exterior burners allow you to barbeque, griddle or deep fry on covered patios. In the house you will find fresh bed and shower linen as well as soaps for shower, dish, dishwasher and laundry. Clothes washer is available at no extra cost. We have provided you with a wall safe, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables.

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