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Sharon Jones

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'LA VISTA' - A Fabulous 3 Bed Penthouse Apartment. Exc Location & Sea View!

34 Reviews
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Sitio de Calahonda - Penthouse

Beaches, Family Attractions & Golf on doorstep. Very Large Terrace-sun all day!

*Please use the 'ENQUIRE NOW' link to contact us directly FOR CHEAPER RATES* Link located under the 'Request to book' button. We can also send you details of our own website for your further perusal and consideration.

Placed in an EXCELLENT location in Sitio de Calahonda, this luxury Penthouse apartment 'boasts' one of the very best placed positions on this complex! It has been beautifully furnished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything you require to experience real 'home from home' comfort to include *UK & Scandinavian TV channels*

An added luxury to the interior has to be the 'very large' wrap around, fully furnished, south facing terrace with FULL SUN on the terrace all day! The terrace, one of the largest and well placed on the complex affords a full, south facing aspect, offering a 'SUPERB SEA VIEW' which will be enjoyed at all times of the day from sunrise to sunset and will provide many photographic opportunities across the Mediterranean and to the coast of Africa!

Fully air/heat conditioned throughout, *UK & Scandinavian TV channels* and flat screen TV in lounge, DVD player, i-Pod docking station, children's games and WI-FI INTERNET access*. The apartment is set within a secure gated complex complete with 4 lovely pools (+3 children's pools) in lovely landscaped gardens, equipped with sunbeds, toilets and showering facilities.

The apartment has its own allocated private underground parking with direct lift to the apartment and the nearest bar/restaurants and ATM are just a 5 min walk from the complex - 3 gorgeous beaches with restaurants, bars and water sports (one of which has its own very 'picturesque' Marina) are only a 5 min drive!

Due to the location of the apartment, all of this coast's MAJOR RESORTS and FAMILY ATTRACTIONS can be reached in under 15 minutes to include Marbella, Puerto Banus, Fuengirola ,Benalmedena, Mijas. Aqualand, Tivoli World, Cable cars, Marine Land, Fuengirola Zoo etc.

GOLF enthusiasts will find themselves in 'GOLF HEAVEN' with the largest golfing complex in Spain just 15 minutes away at La Cala Resort, around 10 further golf courses within 15 minutes and approximately 40 courses within 30 mins....the NEAREST GOLF COURSE ONLY 2 minutes away!

Penthouse Terrace- The 'Pièce de Résistance!'

The terrace area is very much commented upon by guests and is a super feature of this apartment!

The very large 'wrap around' terrace, one of the very few well placed for unrivalled views on this complex, continues to delight our guests and with its' south facing aspect it enjoys sun all day from sunrise to sunset and it affords a beautiful panoramic sea view across to the coast of Africa!!

It is equipped with sun beds and drinks table, a large dining table with 6 chairs and a large parasol, coffee table with 2 chairs and a built in BBQ for wonderful 'al fresco' dining!

To finish off your day, there is a lovely comfy terrace suite where you can sit and relax with a long cold drink in the early evening (and later!) as you watch the sun set over the Mediterranean, the coast of Africa and the Atlas mountains!

Calahonda Information: Calahonda is a busy resort with a rustic flavour and is very much centred on the holidaymaker, with four golf courses, tennis courts, and a shimmering coastline offering an array of water sports, shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants that have a truly global take on cuisine and cannot fail to suit all tastes!

Calahonda has its own marina called Cabopino (5 minutes away,) which has the reputation for being the most secluded and picturesque marina on the Costa del Sol. It has a superb sandy beach with bars and restaurants that have barbecue areas where freshly caught fish are cooked as a speciality. The marina is host to many lovely and well known reputable restaurants,

Eating Out around Calahonda: Within a few minutes walk of the apartment you will find an ATM and some bar/restaurants all of which we can highly recommend. Walking a little further on (3 minute drive) will bring you to the ‘Strip’ well known in Calahonda for its wide choice of restaurants, which cater for literally all tastes, including Swiss! Around the corner from the Strip is the El Zoco Centre where you will find a further choice of wonderful restaurants set in a lovely pedestrianised area. In addition you will find gift shops, banks, newsagents, pharmacy etc and one of 3 large supermarkets, which will cater for all your needs. Opposite the El Zoco, just across the coastal road, there is the Dona Lola Complex where yet again you will find a further choice of good bars and restaurants to choose from.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sharon Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your apartment is absolutely gorgeous and the terrace and view magnificent, a great feature. We will recommend it to all our family and friends."
Mar 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

'LA VISTA' - A Fabulous 3 Bed Penthouse Apartment. Exc Location & Sea View!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 36 reviews
5

Fantastic Penthouse !

  • 5 of 5

We (family of four) spent two weeks at this penthouse in July 2014 and had a great holiday. Sharon and Darren, thank you for letting us use your penthouse. As other guests have commented the terrace is great, very large with sun all day. Inside the accommodation is spacious and furnished to a very high quality. There is pretty much everything you could want or need for your stay. Having rented many apartments and villas over the last few years, this is without doubt the best that we have stayed in! There are four pools on the complex and they are surprisingly quiet. We stayed during the school holidays and often there were only a handful of families around the pool so his was great and very relaxing ... No fighting for sunbeds! The penthouse is within walking distance of a couple of very nice restaurants, in particular El Gaucho. Having stayed near Calahonda several times, we didn't realise how many good quality restaurants there are in the resort. Devines was very good, very child friendly with reasonable prices.

Finally, the booking process from first enquiry to stay was a breeze! Sharon was extremely helpful with any questions we had. All in all a great place to stay and we are returning in 2015!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brendan - Thank you for your review! It reconfirms what previous guests have commented upon about the quality and spaciousness of the apartment with its 'home from home' comforts and especially the lovely large terrace area which is enjoyed by all both day and night! Yes the pools are quiet and relaxing, yes the restaurants within walking distance are very good and yes, Calahonda itself has many other excellent and child friendly restaurants as you have now experienced! The fact that you have already booked another fortnight stay with us next summer, is the biggest compliment we can get (thank you!) and we do look forward to accommodating you and your family next year as one of our many returning guests! We will be in touch again in due course. Best wishes & kind regards, Sharon & Darren
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5

Fabulous Penthouse apartment, magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

We spent the most amazing 2 weeks at this fabulous penthouse apartment. Sharon was the best person we have ever dealt with. She was helpful and so efficient from start to finish. The apartment was so spacious, well equipped and comfortable. We didn't close the curtains and slept looking at starry clear nights. The views were spectacular and could see Gibraltar some days. We visited Cabopino beach, which was lovely and lively. We went to Rhonda- hour and a half but breathtaking. Mijas Pueblo was a gorgeous Spanish village about 20 mins away. Marbella and Benalmadena marina also worth a visit. Our final trip was Nerja, long drive but beautiful place and stunning caves. We ate at steak house on the edge of El Zoco..very nice! We liked Supersol supermarket on the El Zoco centre the best, quite reasonable.

Overall we loved our holiday , best one yet!!! Thanks to Sharon and Darren for sharing your beautiful place..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin & Heather - Thank you for your lovely review! We must admit that when we stay at our apartment, we too sleep with the curtains open to enjoy the beautiful night skies, another added bonus of our apartment not being overlooked and having the privacy to do just so! It is lovely to hear that you visited some of the best areas of this coast for the full Spanish experience and that you took advantage of our central location which makes it very easy to get around and for the majority of resorts, in very little time too! When we spoke following your return, we were delighted to hear your enthusiasm and enjoyment of our apartment and in saying you had already looked at dates again for next year says it all for us! We look forward to seeing you return. All the best for now. Kind regards Sharon & Darren
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4

Great place for our Family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in La Vista with family for two weeks in the end of August. The apartment is really nice and was perfect for us (3 adults and 2 kids). The area is in general really nice with some nice pools and clean surroundings.

I would say that a car is a must in this location, even though you can walk to the closest restaurants for example, you wont be walking to the grocery store, it´s basically a steep uphill road all the way from everywhere to the apartment, especially if you are staying with little kids. But having a car makes everything much easier, and the parking space is well located just a couple of steps from the elevator which then again goes right up front to the apartment door, so having a car makes everything much easier.

The apartment is nice with three bedrooms and a small kitchen, nice living room and a really great terrace. If you got really small kids the terrace might become a concern, but ones the kids are at sleep its great for the adults to sit and relax at the terrace. Since the terrace is so big you can easily hang clothes and towels to dry and they wont be in the way for using the terrace for relaxing at the same time. Only downside of having the sun shining to the terrace all day is that the floor gets so hot you can´t walk on it without slippers :)

Calahonda is a nice little town, but if you want to go to the beach we would recommend the Mijas beach rather than Calahondas own beach abt. 10 min. drive from the apartment, same goes for nightlife, most of the restaurants in Calahonda close quite "early" if you want to have a night out so you´ll be better of by taking a taxi to Mijas or Puerto Banus for example. But since Calahonda is pretty close to both you have many options for night life..

For places to visit in the nearby area I would recommend Mijas village up on the hills (abt. 20min drive from the apartment) really nice little village with donkey and horse rides, nice restaurants and cafes, souvenir shopping etc. Also the Biopark Zoo in Fuengirola is really nice, the Aquarium in Benalmadena on the other hand is a waste of time and money, not recommended, but the Cable Car ride up to Mount Calamorro in Benalmadena is great and a lot of fun ! Remeber to check the timetable for falcon shows etc. before going up though !

All and all a great vacation, and the La Vista apartment was really nice and perfect for our needs. I would recommend the place for anyone who doesn´t need hotel services.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mika & family - Thank you for your review and your tips to readers are much appreciated! You are correct that Calahonda is more of a family resort with the focus being on family friendly restaurants and small bars as opposed to the busy resorts of Marbella, Banus, Fuengirola etc where bars and nightclubs can be open all night long! but for those seeking such entertainment, luckily Calahonda is only a very short distance away, so yes a great choice of night life available! We have always and continue to advice car hire to guests, not just to make the very most of their stay on the Costa del Sol with so many lovely places to visit, for those days to the beach with so much 'paraphernalia' to carry! and as you have pointed out, for the sheer convenience and ease of self catering purposes which a holiday in our apartment is all about! As with all previous guests I know you enjoyed the terrace space both day and night time and as parents with very young children, you were quite right to correctly supervise your children whilst out on the terrace just as you would on any balcony/terrace area! Your comment about how hot the terrace floor gets made me smile but reinforces that when we say it gets sun all day, we mean sun all day :-). I have really enjoyed all our communication together both pre and post your stay and we would be delighted to see you return again in the future! Best wishes and kind regards Sharon & Darren
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5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday staying in this wonderful apartment. The views from the spacious balcony were amazing. The accommodation is furnished to a very high standard and included everything you could need for a very enjoyable holiday. We spent many an evening out on the terrace relaxing with a nice cool drink.

The pool was never crowded even though we stayed in August. We recommend car hire which enables you to visit all the wonderful locations the Costa del Sol has to offer.

Sharon and Darren are extremely helpful and a pleasure to speak to. All in all we highly recommend staying at this wonderful penthouse apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen & family - Thank you for submitting a review for us but mostly for the potential guests considering our apartment and who are reading these reviews, as comments, tips and advice from guests who have actually stayed with us, are very important in their final decision making! We did have e-mail communication between ourselves early on during your stay and you commented immediately on much you were "absolutely loving the apartment" and the review you have submitted, reconfirms this! As always, the terrace never fails to please and yes the pools don't get overcrowded even in August! It was a pleasure speaking with you on your return and the personal feedback you gave me and we look forward to seeing you return again in the future! Best wishes & kind regards, Sharon & Darren
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4

Marvelous Penthouse

  • 4 of 5

We realy enjoyed our stay in this marvelous Penthouse.

Especially the view and the huge terras did make our stay unforgetable.

I would recommend this penthouse to anybody who wants to stay in this area!

Thanks Sharon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Remo, Angelique & family - thank you for posting a review following your recent stay! When I spoke to you following your return, it was lovely to hear that you had enjoyed your holiday in Calahonda itself and with having so many places of interest and lovely beaches to visit very close by. As always, it pleased us to hear that you had found our apartment to be very comfortable and of a high standard, we do aim to give a 'home from home' experience. I am also very happy that once again, our lovely 'sun drenched' terrace area, with its view, did not fail to please! We look forward to seeing you return in the future. Kind regards, Sharon & Darren
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5

Brilliant Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with her elderly Mother who has some mobility problems.

I knew as soon as we contacted Sharon,who rented us their property, we were going to be well looked after and would have a wonderful stay,

She gave us all the information and guidance we needed through a series of emails.

We were met by the very welcoming and friendly Monica who looks after the apartment and she took us directly there.

The Apartment itself is well maintained with all the facilities you would need and fabulous views from a terrace which gets the sun ALL day.

It has three good sized bedrooms and a very large lounge/sitting room.

It also has an elevator with direct access.

There are several pools ( four I think) which you have access to.

It is in a nice quiet area, though you definitely need a car. (Underground parking space)

All in all I can't praise Sharon & Monica enough for their assistance before AND after our holiday and I would highly recommend them to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John & Irene - Thank you for your lovely review of our apartment! Having done private rentals ourselves, we understand the importance of having good communication with the owner and always do our best to be on hand with help, assistance and information to help take away 'pre-holiday worries' we are always there during and after your stay as you now know!! Yes you are correct, there are 4 pools plus 2 small children's' pools and your review does help reassure other people that our apartment is more than suitable for guests with mobility difficulties and we have comfortably accommodated previous guests who have required the use of wheelchairs. Thank you for enjoying and commenting on our large terrace area and view - always a 'hit'! It was a pleasure to have accommodated you all and we look forward to see you return! - Kind regards Sharon & Darren
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Miel y Nata
Nearest Golf
0.4 Kilometres
La Siesta
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
El Gaucho
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Royal Beach
Car: recommended

Calahonda and the apartment, is very easily reached in around 25 minutes from Malaga airport. It is situated a few kilometres east of Marbella, right in the heart of the Costa del Sol’s “golf valley”. It is in an excellent location from which to easily visit some of the best places that the Costa del Sol coast has to offer, such as Puerto Banus, Mijas, Benalmedena, Estepona, Ronda and Granada and not forgetting Gibralter for all your Duty Free shopping and monkey encounters!

The apartment is only 5 minutes drive from 2 wonderful beaches, 2 minutes to nearest golf course, 2 minutes to large Tennis, Squash, Gym and Sauna Club, 10 minutes to Mijas Water Park and many other great family attractions reached within 15 minutes including, Aqualand, Fuengirola Zoo, Crocodile Park, Tivoli World, Sealife Centre, Selwo Safari Park, Selwo Marina, Cable Cars and Funny Beach and the apartment is only 3 minutes from an abundant choice of bars and restaurants within the resort of Calahonda itself!

Other Activities: Horse racing, Quad Bikes, Cable ski

Golf: The nearest golf course of 'La Siesta' is only 2 mins from the apartment, however the largest golfing complex in Spain the 'La Cala Resort' is only 15 minutes away. La Cala has three 18-hole championship courses and a top quality 6-hole par 3 layout making it the largest golf resort in the country and includes south par: 72 5,454 metres, north par: 73 5,782 metres and La Cala Europa par: 71 6,014 metres. Our own web site gives a good link to all the courses reached in under 30 mins from the apartment but below is an example of what is available locally within 15 minutes of the apartment:

La Quinta Course 1 par: 72 5,457 metres

Course 2 par: 72 5,489 metres

Course 3 par: 72 5,540 metres

Santa Clara par: 71 5,558 metres

Santa Maria par: 70 5,325 metres

Rio Real par: 72 6,098 metres

Los Naranjos par: 72 6,038 metres

Mijas Los Olivos par: 72 5,866 metres

Los Lagos par: 71 6,007 meters

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sitio de Calahonda, Marbella area

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
 
Summer
10 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Mid Season
15 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Low/golf Season
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Low/Golf Season
3 Jan 2017 - 5 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Easter
6 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Summer
26 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Mid Season
14 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Low/Golf Season
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

*SPECIAL* - all low season periods reduced to just £330 per week for stays of 3 weeks or more!

The rates displayed are per week for the apartment sleeping up to 6 guests and include a Meet and Greet service, linen, towels (not beach towels, please bring your own), water/electricity usage to include a/c hot and cold and a final clean. Wifi access, Cot & Highchair £15 per week, per item, midstay cleans personal quote and payable locally. **Through the high season period our changeover days are on Saturday, we can be a little more flexible at other times, please enquire**

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sitio de Calahonda in West Costa del Sol

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 122 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Both bathrooms have a large over sink mirror, a modern white suite and are finished in high quality cream marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The Master bedroom and bedroom 2 both enjoy a lovely sea view. All the bedrooms have ample storage space within built in wardrobes. All bedrooms have air/heat conditioning. All bedrooms have outside shuttters on the windows. The Master bedroom has large patio doors giving access on to the large terrace. For a small additional charge it is possible to hire a cot and/or highchair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is fully air-conditioned and heated. There is a ramp at the front entrance to the apartment block and from here or from the underground private parking space, there is a lift directly to the apartment. The apartment is laid out all on one level. Smoking on the terrace ONLY, please. For a small additional charge it is possible to rent a cot and high chair.

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