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Beach, Tennis, Squash, In/outdoor Pool, Golf driving range with putting mats.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
estate
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday estate in Smiths - Watch Hill ManorB&B+Apartment

B&B Suite :1 B/rm or 2 B/rm both with b/rooms Apartment 1B/rm+ near the beach

Watch Hill Manor's B&B Suite and Apartment are conveniently located and only 10 minutes from Bermuda's International Airport, in Smith's Parish.

PLEASE NOTE OUR B&B WILL NOT BE IN OPERATION FROM DECEMBER 21 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. (WE ARE INSTALLING A NEW KITCHEN BUT WOULD HOPE TO BE BACK IN OPERATION BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1st , 2017

OUR, "BRINEKE APARTMENT" WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING PERIODS SHOWN ON OUR CALENDAR. PLEASE NOT THIS APARTMENT IS FOR 2 PERSONS ONLY.

NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHILDREN. FOR YOUNG ADULTS PLEASE INQUIRE AS BED CONFIGURATION MAY NOT SUIT YOUR NEEDS.

THERE ARE 2 SEPARATE UNITS:

UNIT # 1

• B & B SUITE WITH KING BED (OR 2 X SINGLE) MODERN BATH AND LARGE LOUNGE.

. NOTE: This also may be a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Suite on request. Second bedroom has a GARDEN view with Queen size bed. Ask about rates.

This suite can also be made into a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Suite, sharing the lounge.

Please inquire if this is of interest.

UNIT # 2

• SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH QUEEN SIZE BED. FULL KITCHEN, MODERN BATHROOM, AND LARGE LOUNGE. NOTE: For 2 persons ONLY.

DESCRIPTION of ACCOMMODATIONS:

B & B Suite

A one Bedroom Suite with King bed plus modern private bathroom and large lounge. We can make bed into 2 King singles, if you wish. The lounge is modern with T.V., WiFi, under counter fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle, for coffee or tea. (NOTE: there is no Toaster) This unit is for B & B guests. Quoted price includes a Full Breakfast for 2

You may deduct $10 per person, if you don't wish the Breakfast Plan.

This may become a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Suite on request. Please ask about options.

Self Contained 1 Bedroom Apartment self-catered: (For 2 persons ONLY)

A One Bedroom self-contained apartment, with modern bathroom, full kitchen, with fridge/freezer, Microwave, Toaster, Stove with Oven, blender T.V. ,FREE Wifi and much more. This is a brand new apartment with high quality furnishings.

NOTE: Both units share a Laundry facility, with ironing board etc... . (FREE)

Hair Driers provided

Free soaps and shampoo

All linen provided, too include, pool AND beach towels.

Use of Pool, Tennis Court, Squash Court, and Golf Driving Range and Putting

Mats. (Note: Tennis balls sold at cost. ) Must supply your own Squash equipment and golf clubs.

The property looks East, overlooking the John Smith's Bay area and the beautiful South Shore, down as far as Castle Roads and Bird Rock.

Awesome sunrises each morning!

The property is well situated on Watch Hill, on Knapton Estates Road, with great vistas of the coast, reef line and the ever changing blue and turquoise water. In the Spring, one can see the whales migrating North and sometimes they stop just in front of us and frolic and breach.

Amenities for both include: Free WiFi, Cable T.V. and a shared laundry with ironing facilities.

All linen is provided, as are soaps and shampoo, with shower caps and more.

Both have hair driers, so no need to bring your own.

The property also boasts, a full size Tennis Court with ball machine, Squash Court, and Golf Driving Range plus putting mats. These may be used during day light hours, by reservation only. There is and Indoor/Outdoor pool for guest's enjoyment which is open from 7am till 6pm daily.

Your host Brian, is an X-hotelier and restaurateur with over 55 years experience both in Bermuda and abroad. We have lived in New Zealand for the past 20 years and have just recently *returned to Bermuda. *(2015)

Both myself and my lovely Dutch wife, will be certain to make your stay most memorable. We speak English, Dutch and German with a smattering of Spanish and French.

A breakfast program is available for the " La Garza" B&B Suite ONLY and this is served between 7am and 9:00am with you deciding the time you would wish it to be served. The menu is varied and again, you decide what you would wish by placing the order either the day or night before.

We have many facilities near by:

Beach; John Smith's Bay, one of Bermudas Premier public beaches, just a 5 minute walk from the front gate.

Golf; Mid Ocean Golf Club and Tuckers Point Golf Club are a 5 minute moped ride away. We can reserve Tee-times for you.

Restaurants; 4 Restaurants within 5 - 10 minute drive, or Hamilton and St. George's for a more varied selection.

Churches; 3 Churches within 5 - 7 min. Catholic, Church of England, Methodist (AME) Supermarkets: One within 3 minutes drive, others 5 and 10 minute drive.

Bus Stops; 3 choices of Routes; South Shore 3 min. walk, Harrington Sound 5 min. walk, Knapton Hill 3 min walk.

Hamilton City (Capital); 15 minute drive by bus, cab, or moped.

Town of St. George's: 25 min. drive by cab or moped. By bus, 35 min due to having to transfer at Grotto Bay.

Spittal Pond; One of the largest parks in Bermuda, is a 10 minute walk from the gate. See where the Portuguese and the Spanish first landed in Bermuda, along with many wild birds, plus Parrot Fish feeding on the reef. Also you may see lizards, frogs or whales

We can arrange many adventures for you if you wish; Taxi Tours, Bus Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Jet Skiing Tours, Sailing, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, etc... .

Other Amenities: Sleep on 1000 thread count Egyptian Cotton Linens. Quality Terry Cloth towels and wash cloths. We have a separate shared Laundry Facility for our guests, with Soap and Fabric Softener provided.

Full Tennis Court with ball machine for practice, Squash Court, Golf Driving Range, Practice Putting mats, Indoor/Outdoor Pool.

Fishing just 5 minute walk from front gate.

We are local and have a vast knowledge of the island, which we would love to share with you. We look forward to meeting you and making your trip to beautiful Bermuda, a most memorable one.

Please note:

We are a NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.

We Do NOT ACCEPT CHILDRED, due to the configuration of our property.

We DO NOT ACCEPT PETS. (*Note: We are animal lovers)

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Brian Hetzel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Brian Hetzel

A varied life one might say! Schooled in Bermuda and the U.S.A.,

Military Academy, U. of Maryland, Bermuda Hotel College.

Worked in a variety of positions after doing my hotel apprenticeship. i.e. Every major hotel in BERMUDA during the 60's & 70's

OWNER of: "The famous," Hog Penny Pub, Fisherman's Reef Seafood Restaurant and M.R. Onions, Restaurant & Bar, "A fun place to eat and drink".

CRUISE STAFF, Holland America Cruise Line: 3 World Cruises + OTHERS.

Owner of South Pacific Distillery , Nelson , N.Z. Winner of bronze Medal for our Rum , at RumFest 2000, held in Barbados.

Spent 20 years down under, in Nelson, New Zealand and moved back to Bermuda in 2014.

My lovely wife is Dutch and has the clogs to prove it! She has lived in N.Z. for 35 years and decided she wanted to live somewhere warm. So here we are!!!!!

Brian Hetzel purchased this estate in 2014

Why Brian Hetzel chose Bermuda

A rather large property that was in need of some T.L.C. ! It is the first property we looked at 3 years ago this month, while on holiday in 2012.. It lingered on the market due to it size and the amount of work needed to bring it back. Built in the late 1960's and after looking at it, we just knew it was too big for just the two of us. When we returned in 2014 we looked at over 60 houses for sale but none had the charm and character that this house has. It is well off the main road in a quiet neighbourhood, has a view to die for and is East of Hamilton. It is close to my golf club, not that I've had much time for golf as of late! We've been very busy restoring this, "oldish" sort of LADY. It has truly been a labour of love, so to speak. We've still lots to do on our side of the house but the suite and the apartment are now looking first class. The pool area has been completely redone as have all the decks and outdoor space. Our friends just love it and we are certain you will too!.

What makes this estate unique

Close to the Airport, so NO $70 or $80 cab fare. Approximate fare $25

Half way between Hamilton and St. George. 15 min to Hamilton 20 min to St. George.

Off the main road.

Quiet neighbourhood

Stunning views.

Free WiFi.

Free dedicated Laundry, plus ironing facility.

Hair Driers.

Walk to the beach 5 min.

Supermarket 3 min. away.

Golf 5 min away.

Churches 3 to 7 min away.

Restaurants 4, within 7 min.

Fishing of the rocks, 5 min. walk.

Tennis, Squash, Golf driving range plus putting mats.

Lovely indoor/outdoor pool with Chaise Lounges, umbrellas and tables.

"AIR CONDITIONING"

If you're a B & B guest you'll be amazed at your Breakfast.

AND..... LAST BUT NOT LEAST, INEKE & BRIAN AS YOUR HOSTS.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Beach, Tennis, Squash, In/outdoor Pool, Golf driving range with putting mats.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bryans was perfect. From the moment we booked this accommodation Bryan and Ineke reached out and we're incredibly helpful. Every morning we were greeting with outstanding breakfasts and suggestions on how to spend our day. If you are contemplating booking this place just do it and thank me after.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adam & Julia, Thanks you both for taking the time to write a review for us and also, thank for the positive comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and do hope you will come for a longer period next time. We definitely need to get you on Mid Ocean Club, plus spend a bit of time on our, "SPECIAL", beach. Looking forward to seeing you both in the not to distant future. Warm regards, Brian & Ineke
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5

Wonderful Host with Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about Brian and Ineke's hospitality. We stayed in the B&B for six nights and did not want to leave! The property has gorgeous views and is very close to John Smith's Bay Beach. Most days we had the beach to ourselves which was even better. The pictures do not do the unit justice. It is extremely clean and bright. And the breakfast.......WOW! Delicious and filling. Brian also helped us to obtain reservations at restaurants and went out of his way to drive us to dinner. We also enjoyed sipping on Brian's rum swizzles and chatting by the pool. Brian and Ineke went above and beyond our expectations going into this vacation. We highly recommend staying at Brian and Ineke's. We are already looking forward to our return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, NC
5

Paradise Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! From the moment we arrived at the property and were met by Brian and Ineke, we were pampered and treated like kings and queens. The 2 suites were tidy and clean and well stocked, and the property is GORGEOUS! (perfect for 4 of us as my wife and I had the 1 BR apartment and my college age girls had the B&B suite, so we each had our own space). We were most impressed with the unbelievable breakfast that Brian served every day. Trust me folks, Brian knows what he is doing, having been in the hotel industry the better part of his life, and owning and running a couple places in Bermuda! You would be making a big mistake not to get the breakfast. What wonderful hosts they are! We were delighted to share Ineke's birthday with her as well. Brian is very helpful and knows all the places to eat, and even made our arrangements for restaurant reservations and cab drivers, as needed. He even drove us to the store a couple times! This is by far the best place I have ever stayed at at ANY of the 6 islands I have visited. We rented scooters for 4 (of the 8) days and visited all the major south shore beaches and also saw the aquarium/zoo (well worth it!) and motored up to St. Georges one day for lunch at Wahoo Grill, yum! (I recommend the scooters for a few days to get the "real feel" of the island but be very careful, watch your mirrors a lot for impatient motorcycles and cars passing you, and pull over at bus stops to let traffic pass). We even took a day trip (cab to Hamilton, then ferry over) to the Royal Dockyard and my girls swam with the Dolphins. What an experience! Folks, Bermuda is a beautiful, clean, safe island and the folks are very friendly. Top it off with a visit to this beautiful estate, and the warmth and hospitality that the Hetzel's provide, and you have yourself an award winning vacation! And how can I forget the amenities! The pool is AMAZING! Tennis, driving range and squash court all right there at your fingertips! Well done Brian and Ineke, count on us being back! Cheers, Gary and Mary and Girls.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a dream come true! Exceeded our expectations by far!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Brian & Ineke were such amazing people! We were so happy to have met them!!! We found out that Brian makes the best Rum Swizzles on the island too! The Bed and Breakfast was so fancy, clean, and more than we expected! We had amazing views of John Smith's Bay. Wonderful sunrises! The pool was such an added bonus for us! This island stole my heart for sure! This was my second time visiting Bermuda, but my fiance's first & even he fell in love with everything! He loved fishing! I loved snorkeling! The turtles were my favorite! So many beaches to go to! Cliff jumping was so adventurous! Brian & Ineke really made this trip a dream come true! We will be back, and I mean that! Thank you Brian & Ineke for such a fantastic week! You have made it hard for all of us to be back home, that's for sure!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walpole, MA USA
5

Two thumbs up for a wonderful VRBO and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had the good fortune to stay at this lovely place. As other reviews have said, it is meticulously maintained, beautiful, quiet, and well run by Brian and Ineke. Brian and Ineke are very welcoming, hospitable, gracious, and wonderful hosts. The pictures are exactly what the place and accommodations look like. We enjoyed our chats with Brian and Ineke, learned about the local culture and history of the island while getting great information about the "must do's" of the island. Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for Brian and Ineke we could only rent for 4 nights and then went off to a "resort" beach. We certainly missed Brian's great breakfasts and the personal touch we received while staying at Watch Hill. We highly recommend staying here and we look forward to our return, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Joan and Genevieve

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will absolutely be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are seriously going through Bermudian withdrawal right now. Our stay with Brian and Ineke was perfect. Clean and comfortable accommodations, delicious homemade breakfast (and great conversation with Brian!), refreshing Rum Swizzle's and the best secret island recommendations from a true local. We can't wait to come back and visit this wonderful island and kind couple. Brian is a truly caring and hospitable host, who helped take our vacation to the next level. The only thing we would change would be to see Ineke a little bit more - she is so sweet ;).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kit & Carling, Thank you both so much for taking the time to do a review for, 'Watch Hill Manor" and it's staff. Both Ineke and I thoroughly enjoy meeting you both and we'll definitely look forward to your return. Next trip, it will be a total day trip to our, "Special" beach, complete with a jug of Swizzles, pup tent and lounge chairs. LOL In the mean time let's keep in touch. Warmest regards, Brian & Ineke
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Location

Crystal Caves
"Beautiful and the guide Colin in very knowledgeable. "
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
"Great place to spend a morning or afternoon. "
Swizzle Inn
"Fun, but not my favourite."
Blue Hole Park
"Great place to explore and see what "Old Bermuda " looked like!"
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
"Excellent"
Castle Harbour Golf Club
"Now know as Tucker's Point. Good course but you must take a cart. "
Mickey's Beach Bistro & Bar
"A bit pricey but a great location with great food. "
Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club
"There is NO yacht club here????? "
The Hog Penny
"Not to be missed when in Hamilton. "
Lindo's
"Best selection and very good meats and produce. "
Ocean View Golf Course
"A nice challenge but a bit of a "Goat" track. "
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
"One of Bermuda's largest natural reserves. A great place to explore and only minutes from Wa..."
Devil's Hole Aquarium
"CLOSED"
Masterworks Foundation Gallery
"Worth the trip. Excellent!!!"
John Smith's Bay
"One of Bermuda's Premier Beaches "
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bermuda International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
North Rock Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Hamilton and St.George
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mid Ocean Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sul Verde
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
John Smith's Bay
Car: not necessary

Watch Hill Manor is located in a very quiet area of Smith's Parish which is well off the main road. The neighbourhood is up-market and has very nice surroundings and stunning views.

It is very central to Hamilton and the town of St. George. We have 3 bus routes that pass by the house, all within 3 to 5 min walk from the gate.

Beaches, supermarkets,churches, restaurants, golf all within minutes away by moped.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is a 10 min walk away where one can meander along viewing flower and fauna, birds, and wild life. One can also see the Parrot Fish feeding on the reef and in Spring whales just out off of the reef line.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Smiths, North America

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016-2017
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£159
£1,190
 
 
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,412
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,412
 

Additional pricing information

CLEANING FEE Less 5 Nts £79

Full refund given if cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to arrival date.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Smiths in North America

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 225 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Watch Hill Manor Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Modern, all new.
    La Garza B&B Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The La Garza B&B Suite Bathroom is a three quarter bathroom which is fully tiled. It contains an enclosed shower with excellent water pressure, a large vanity with plenty of space for personal effects, an eco flush toilet and heated towel rack. Quality towels, soaps & shampoos are supplied. Hair dryer supplied. Watch Hill Manor Apartment Bathroom is a full bathroom and has recently been renovated. It is totally tiled with a shower over the bath, vanity, toilet and heated towel rack. Quality towels, soaps & shampoos are supplied. Hairdryer supplied. The Outdoor Swimming Pool area has its own large three quarter bathroom; toilet, vanity, shower and changing facilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • La Garza Suite - Bed & Breakfast - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , May be split into two King Singles if needed.
    Watch Hill Manor Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed , This unit is in the self contained apartment.
  • La Garza B&B Suite. This is a 1 bedroom suite which is in the main portion of the house and has its own private entrance and security. The unit comprises of a large bedroom that has fabulous South Shore views. It has a king bed, side cabinets a large armoire, three quarter bathroom and a large lounge, all air conditioned. Cool/Heat Note: You may have this at a reduced rate if you do not require the breakfast. i.e. $20 per day less. Watch Hill Manor Apartment. A newly renovated, self contained air conditioned modern apartment with its own security. The bedroom contains a queen bed, side cabinets, vanity and mirror and a large built in wardrobe. From the window, one has a stunning view of the ocean and South Shore coast.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We also will provide you with all soaps, shampoos and shower caps.

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