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Stephanie

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German

Sept Disct! 2016 BEST OF GAINESVILLE AWARD! NEW KITCHEN! 2BR/2.5BA CONDO BY UF!

76 Reviews
People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Gainesville - Albert's Abode, LLC

Condo/townhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BATHS, plus sleeper sofa (Sleeps 1-9)

September dates have dropped in price due to last minute bookings!! ENJOY!!

VOTED GAINESVILLE'S BEST VACATION RENTAL TWO YEARS IN A ROW!! 2015 & 2016!

PLEASE NOTE OUR STANDARD RATE IS $125 PER NIGHT. We do drop the price during last minute rentals. Local large events such as football season and gator nationals/graduations have an increase in price. Therefore, always ask for a quote! We want to make sure you get the right price and ALSO WORK WITH YOU!!!

Thank you for everyone that has supported us over the past few years! We are proud to announce we were awarded the 2016 & 2015 Best of Gainesville Award for Vacation Rental!! We could have never done it without each and every one of you. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!

NEW KITCHEN IS HERE!!!

Stainless steel kitchen with granite counter tops and cherry java cabinets!!

Now offering a personal grocery shopper, so that your groceries are in the house when you arrive!

Thank you for looking at our vacation home!! Although we use the 'Book It Now' and the 'Quote' feature, we do advise that you 'send us an inquiry' prior to using 'book it now', to make sure everything is correct. Sometimes the quotes can be inaccurate or we can have various promotions depending on your dates! We want to give you the correct and BEST rate! Please also note there is an additional credit card payment fee with 'Book it now'. There is a 3% charge for USA credit card bookings and 4.5% for international credit card bookings, that may not be reflected in the quote.

During football/graduation season, sometimes the quotes can be crazy! That is not our goal! We will work with you on price if you are looking for a longer stay during our football/graduation season!

Two bedroom 2.5 bath condo located in the heart of Gainesville!! Less than two miles to UF, BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM (AKA THE SWAMP!!), Shands, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the veterinary school, and all on convenient bus routes! Less than 5 minute walk to any bus stop and the grocery store! No car needed. This condo is in a quiet professional neighborhood. Walk out your own private fenced in back porch and you are at the nice refreshing pool! This is an excellent vacation home or just for a visit for those amazing gator games, gator nationals, girls weekend, gatorback, thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, a weekend wedding or graduation!!

Please note: that both bedrooms & showers are upstairs, while the sleeper sofa is downstairs. Sleeper sofa now has a 3 inch mattress top pad that provides extra comfort!! There is also NO land-line telephone in the unit. All phone calls must be made from renter's personal cellular device.

We are BABY friendly!! We have baby gates, high chairs, pack n plays, and outlet plugs! Just request!! We have lots of kids. WE GET IT! Make your life easier!

Newly Remodeled!

Many newer upgrades include new kitchen, carpet, tile, stainless steel refrigerator, flat top stove, over the range microwave, dishwasher, newer tubs/showers, glass shower doors, newer patio furniture!! This place is furnished to the max including all dishes, pots, pans, glasses, Tupperware, blender, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, crock pot, and much more! There is no grill on premise due to it being a violation of HOA by-laws for the complex. We do apologize. There are also two huge closets and dressers in each bedroom!! This is an excellent vacation home for those getting away from colder weather!

Capacity

The Condo sleeps 6 comfortably however we will accommodate up to 9...( has 2 queen beds, and one pull out queen sized sleeper sofa with a newly added great mattress topper pad that's three inches thick). Plenty of room for an additional queen and twin air mattress (not provided). So, technically could sleep 9 people, just remember not to all try to shower at once or close together. There is only a 40 gallon water heater, and you will not have enough hot water! :) Both bedrooms are upstairs. Please email with any questions. We hope you will love our home as much as we have the past 10 years! We live close to the condo so if you have any questions or concerns or would like a tour before renting, please don’t hesitate to email us! We’d be happy to help you in any way!! We want your business and will do whatever we can to make that happen!

Please note there is an increased nightly rate for gator game weekends. $750 for entire weekend.. (rate for up to 5 people... each additional person $25 per night) We also back up to UF property, and there is a bus that will take you to the game for $10/roundtrip. Many of our renters love this option so you do not have to worry about traffic/parking/drinking & driving/etc. :)Great bonus!!

We book early for gator game weekends, so plan far ahead!!

There is also an increased rate for the Gator Nationals 4 day event each year, and graduations!

Please read before inquiring

Responsible renters over the age of 25 only. Copy of Drivers license required. No kegs, loud parties, or pets allowed on premise. Maximum amount of people spending the night is 9. Violation of these will result in renters being removed and neither deposit or rental payment will be returned. We are close friends with the neighbors and ask that you please respect this. Please don’t put us in the position to have to remove you from the premises. No smoking inside premises! The condo association now charges $25 for any trash left outside the front door of the unit. If trash is left outside, the fee(s) unfortunately have to be taken out of your security deposit :( So please be careful with that.

Check-in times may vary based if someone else is checking out the day you check in, to allow for cleaning. Check out time is eleven. We can sometimes accommodate early check ins and late check outs if no one is renting before/after you. We really will not know this until about 2 days before your stay, however.

Hope you will choose us as your vacation rental getaway!!

Keywords: condo, gatorback, gators, gator, game, thanksgiving, wedding, christmas, campus, shands, veterinary, pool, UF, Santa Fe, weddings, games, florida, gainesville, jehovah witness conference, easter, football, basketball, swimming, soccer, baseball, alumni, gator nationals, gatornationals, san felasco hammock, Auto-Plus Raceway, raceway, festival and art show,

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Stephanie (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German

About Stephanie

Hi there!! I used to live in this condo and loved it! So close to everything Gainesville has to offer. When my husband and I got married, we decided to fulfill a passion I had, vacation rentals!! So, we decided to make it one, and love the business!! We still live locallyl and manage it ourselves, so you don't have to deal with a middle person!! We like to give you the personal touch!

Stephanie purchased this condo in 2003

Why Stephanie chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Hi there!! I used to live in this condo and loved it! So close to everything Gainesville has to offer. When my husband and I got married, we decided to fulfill a passion I had, vacation rentals!! So, we decided to make it one, and love the business!! We still live local and manage it ourselves, so you don't have to deal with a middle person!!

What makes this condo unique

Peaceful, quiet, professional neighborhood. Smaller neighborhood with very few units make it the perfect 'kept secret' neighborhood of Gainesville! Love the fact of walking to the grocery store, bank, Two Bits bar in the UF Hilton, the museum, butterfly exhibit, Harn Museum, center of performing arts, or just Gumbie's Pizza or Wok N Roll Chinese! Hop on a bus easily to get to UF!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you guys looking for a place to stay in Gainesville to stop looking- you've found it. Stephanie, the owner, went out of her way to accommodate my family and had oodles of recommendations on parking, food, traveling routes, etc., for the football game. She never seemed to tire of my questions and usually responded to me within the same day. The condo was clean and fresh smelling when we opened the door. The work they have completed with remodeling the bathrooms, updating the kitchen appliances, etc., is really tastefully done. The cleanliness was of utmost importance to me as we had 2 small children with us and I was very pleased. If I return to the area, would definitely rent again! Very highly recommend.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 76 holidaymaker reviews

Sept Disct! 2016 BEST OF GAINESVILLE AWARD! NEW KITCHEN! 2BR/2.5BA CONDO BY UF!
average rating of 4.868421 based on 77 reviews
5

Best location in Gainesville

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Stephanie did an outstanding job welcoming us to the property. We had a 6 month old daughter with us and she provided a Pack'n'Play and a foam play mat for us in the condo to use. Also had plenty of paper towels/towels/etc. Second of all, this condo is in the absolute best location in Gainesville, but in a relatively quiet and safe area. Walking distance to the grocery store and the west entrance to the UF campus. Third, the condo is well furnished with everything you need and everything was very clean and up to date. Excellent wifi and simple instructions on how to get connected in the guest book. Overall, this was a great experience and this would definitely be a great place to stay for either a game weekend or just visiting Gainesville for whatever reason.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review!! We greatly appreciate your business !! Much luck with your new home!!!
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3

Cute place

  • 3 of 5

Outside and grounds did not look so appealing, but inside was nice, the kitchen was my favorite. I think the sofa could be bigger, and the one there needs cleaning, also there was dirt under the sofa when it was moved. I don't think pillows and sheets that people use to sleep on should be thrown down in the closet on the floor. The pillows need to be replaced and sheets obtained that fit the pull out and don't come off when you sleep on it. Since so many people are using these pillow it would be a good idea to use pillow liners. The pillows were so discolored and ugly, I had to double up on pillow cases to use them. I was satisfied with upstairs. I would also suggest a mattress padding to cover the foam padding. When the sheets slipped off you ended up sleeping on this foam that didn't look too sanitary.

I was very happy with the kitchen, it had everything I needed, lots of cupboard space.

I would stay here again if there were newer pillows. It's cheaper than the over-priced hotels in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI There, Thank you so much again for your business and sorry our downstairs area didn't live up to what you were hoping. I have talked with our cleaning lady and have guaranteed she will clean better behind the sofa. Thank you for letting me know. The memory foam mattress pad is so heavy, unfortunately it is stored in the closet. However, it is so great and makes it so much more comfortable, so it is necessary and an assett. I have purchased new pillows and liners, as well as an additional mattress pad, per your suggestion, so everyone should be more pleased in the future. Thank you again for your stay.
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5

A Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a very last minute trip to Gainesville and Stephanie was absolutely great to work with. The booking was simple and the owners even offer last-minute discounts on rentals which was nice too! The unit is in a convenient area of Gainesville and the condo complex is very quiet and peaceful. The kitchen was extremely well stocked for a rental unit, the water pressure was great, and a/c kept the upstairs just as cool as the downstairs. Was extra nice to find, after a long travel day, a large Brita water-filtered pitcher of water in the fridge - saved me a trip to the store for bottled water! Thanks again for everything!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind to leave us a great review. We truly appreciate it, and you were wonderful to work with as well. Hope you'll visit us again in the future!
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Gainesville, FL
5

A very enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

What started with a very well communication between us and the owner, ended with a very enjoyable stay. the unit is very specious. Nice kitchen. Our kids enjoyed having a large yard to run free, and a pool that was a huge plus!!

Location was perfect for us as well.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your stay. We truly appreciate it, and hope you'll come back again!
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5

Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

My first time renting through VRBO proved to be a very good experience. Rented this condo for only two nights for family visiting with us. Clean, comfortable, amenities provided in kitchen and throughout the condo, good neighborhood. Owner very helpful and respectful with questions. Will rent again for family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed it! Please come again!
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Disappointed

  • 3 of 5

Owner was wonderful to deal with! Found updates very nice. Many other items needed significant repairs or replacement. The patio door screen was badly torn and didn't close properly. Two of the table chairs were unstable. The master bath tub drain was clogged. The windows areas were dirty and trickly to open. The couch needs a good cleaning. Many of the items the owner was in the process of getting fixed. Most disappointing for us was the private fenced in back porch. The next door neighbor cuts clients hair all day during the week. Their conversation and the hair-dryer detracts from the ambiance. At other times, her child is out playing adorably noisily on their patio. Though dogs are not permitted in the unit, they are allowed in the complex. We didn't expect to hear dogs barking or howling when left outside in their enclosed patio area with no owner present. Our fault for not inquiring about pets in the condo. Surprised on the 2016/2015 Best of Gainesville Award! Hope the owner can get the unit up to that level again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliment on my nice mannerisms. I truly appreciate that. However, I do not feel the review is completely accurate. First, you changed your reservation dates after booking/paying three times, which I accomodated each one. Then, you bounced your check, and I even paid the $25 penalty fee so you didn't have to. Then, you arrived and sent me a list of all the things you thought needed to be repaired. I agree the patio screen does have a tear. We are getting the entire door jam/screen replaced and it is ordered but these take awhile to arrive. You can not go get them at Lowes. The chairs were a little wobbly, but not unsafe. I have since replaced all four chairs. I have had many tenants give us a five star review and never had anyone state anything was dirty, much less that the couch needed a cleaning. Our neighbors do not run a salon out of their home. I am over there often and have never heard or see them cut hair. Maybe just one time? I also never hear dogs left on the back porch either. I offered to come over and address everything on your list, and you declined and stated you didn't want anyone "in your home during your vacation rental time." I am so sorry you were unhappy, but had you allowed us to come over as we asked, your trip would have been much more enjoyable. I have never had a complaint like this ever, and I encourage future tenants to look at the other 69 reviews that are 5 star thus far to know what you're getting. There is a reason we are #1 in Gainesville.
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Location

Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
GNV (Gainesville Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
2 Bits-excellent happy hour!!
Nearest Train
60 Miles
In Palatka
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
121 (34th Street) & Archer Road or University Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All of Archer Road and 34th Street
Car: not necessary

Perfect location!! In the heart of Gainesville by major roads!! Near 34th street, Archer Road, University Avenue, the University of Florida, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the Veterinary school, and much more!! Perfect for gator home games!! Great place to walk to the Butterfly Museum, the Museum of Art, or the National History Museum! Perfect location for graduation, gator games, weddings, gator nationals, gatorback, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it!

Other Activities: Close to many bike trails, parks, campus, and much more!!

Golf: Local areas include:

UF golf course

Meadowbrook golf

Ironwood golf course

West End

Haile Plantation

Gainesville Country Club

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Gainesville, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
UF vs Mass
2 Sep 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£459
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept disc
4 Sep 2016 - 8 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£207
for 2 nights
From
£84
£628
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs Kentucky
9 Sep 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£459
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept disct
11 Sep 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£207
for 2 nights
From
£84
£586
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs N. Texas
16 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£459
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept disc
18 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£207
for 2 nights
From
£84
£586
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs LSU
7 Oct 2016 - 8 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£670
for 2 nights
From
£316
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs Missouri
14 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£670
for 2 nights
From
£316
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs USC
11 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£670
for 2 nights
From
£316
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs Presby
18 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£459
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF Fall 2016 Graduation
15 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
From
£190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Gator Nationals 2017
15 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£459
for 2 nights
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
UF 2017 Graduation
27 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
From
£190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£249
for 2 nights
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£105
£712
£1,555
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £34 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £228
Tax Rate 11.0%

Thank you for looking at our home!! Although we use the 'Book It Now' and the 'Quote' feature, we do advise that you also email us when inquiring. Sometimes quotes can be inaccurate or we have various promotions/last minute discounts depending on your dates! We want to give you the BEST rate! We also waive credit card fees if you'd like to pay by the online electronic check feature! For extended stays during football season, please email us!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Gainesville in Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This tub/shower is attached to bedroom #1 (queen)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , This bathroom is on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This tub/shower bathroom is attached to bedroom #2 (double)
  • Both full baths are upstairs with sliding glass doors. Downstairs bath is only a half bath (toilet & sink)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , EN SUITE BATHROOM
    Convertible bed(s) - WE HAVE A 3 INCH MEMORY FOAM TOPPER= SUPER COMFORTABLE!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Queen size Bed In bedroom #1 and #2 both with own ensuite bathroom each Note both bedrooms in house are upstairs as well as the showers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa downstairs--note as of January 2012... Sleeper sofa now has a 3 inch mattress topper pad that makes it super comfortable!!!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Many newer upgrades include brand new tile, stainless steel refrigerator, flat top stove, over the range microwave, dishwasher, and newer tubs and showers!! Place is furnished to the max including all dishes, pots, pans, glasses, Tupperware, blender, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, and many more!

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