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Special! 06/10 - 06/16/18 $500 Off, New Chef's Kitchen, WaterFront, WiFi

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3,100 SqFt Home, Ideal for Families, Couples, Girls Get-A-Way, Boating & Sunning


SPECIAL - A six-night reservation from June 10 to June 16 receives a $500 discount. Inquire today!

Pine Landing is a highly versatile home, and not many homes at Kerr Lake are able to be this accommodating; Pine does it to perfection perched right on the shore!

For the tight-knit family gathering at the house, they will see the accommodations keep them together comfortably, each doing what they wish. Play games using the high-speed Wi-Fi, read a book in the sun room, whip something up in the large kitchen, lay out on the sun deck, gather in the screened porch to rock and get caught up with one another, be delighted by the brilliant 72" Sony Bravia Hi-Def TV with the Sony Bravia surround sound system, take a walk across the street to the cluster of apple trees where deer spend a lot of time, swim off the dock, or just take that well deserved nap.

Sometimes, it's a family inviting a second family to join together at Pine Landing for a much busier week. Pine Landing is ready. Swimming at the dock every day, check! Got a boat, bring it! Don't have a boat, we'll help you rent one for the whole week and you will keep it at the dock of the house every night. Tuesday night, it's Bingo at the Community Center supporting the Ruritans! Wednesday, back at Pine, it's pizza and game night in the sunroom! Early in the morning, the Dads and kids all get up early to go on a guided canoe tour, meanwhile the Moms go to the Amish furniture factory a couple of towns over. The history buff in the family made tour reservations at a local gem they have on their list - Prestwould Plantation. Prestwould Plantation is the most intact and best documented pre-Civil War plantation surviving in Southside Virginia. And, if golf is your game, there's Kinderton Country Club featuring a Donald Ross designed course just five minutes from Pine Landing

Perhaps your whole family is all about the lake - imagine the fun your family can discover at Pine Landing. You are at a huge, lake-front home where playing in the lake, getting out on a boat, and having fun in the sun is all there is on your agenda ... for the whole week. You've got 800 miles of shoreline and 49,000 acres of water as your playground. After a great day of family time outside, freshly tanned, you come back to the house and grill your favorite meal. The aroma coming off the grill sets everyone's appetite! Sit, relax, enjoy dinner, have that beverage and rest knowing everything is just fine at Pine Landing.

The back yard is huge with a sloping walk to the lake and your own private dock with ladder. There is plenty of water depth for your big boat and launching ramps are less than five minutes from the house. So, bring your whole family, your boats and jet skis, and get ready to have plenty of quality time together. Oh, the dog is welcome, too.

Whatever your plans, here is more about the house!


The house has a main level and a 'cottage' level which traces back to the house's history. In the 1950's after Kerr Lake was formed, just a summer cottage was on this land. Years later, my family built the house which stands today and massively renovated the summer cottage.

The main level has all of the major parts of the home - living room, sitting area around the wood-burning fireplace (not available in the summertime), dining area, kitchen, screened porch, open porch with grill, laundry room, and a full bathroom in the hall. There are two bedrooms: the Main Master Bedroom, with en-suite, has a king-size bed, a 32' HDTV and DVD player, two closets, and French doors opening out to a deck with a lake view. The Main Second Bedroom also has a king-size bed, a 32' HDTV and DVD player, a large closet, and two dressers. Both of these rooms also have luggage stands to make unpacking easier.

The adults enjoy this main level of the house. The living room boasts a wood burning fireplace (available when outside temperatures are 50 and below), the 72" Sony Bravia high definition TV coupled with the Sony Bravia home theater surround sound system, cable TV with 230+ channels, cloth and leather furniture. The kitchen open concept allowing the cooks to remain involved with the action in the living room, or friends may join the cooks by sitting at the kitchen six-seat island.

About six steps down from the main living area you arrive on the cottage level in the sunroom which has plenty of seating, many books, and two sets of French doors that reveal an open, sunny deck with lounge chairs and end tables.

Off the sunroom, there is the entrance (with a door) to the cottage. You enter the cottage living room which has a large window looking out to the lake, plenty of seating, and a 42" HDTV with DVD. The kids can gather here - they have their own living room (that door comes in handy if they get too loud), their own cable TV with 230+ channels, three bedrooms and two full baths, and separate HVAC system. The showers in these rooms have pre-set temperature maximum control for added peace of mind.

The cottage master bedroom has a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom; the second bedroom also has a queen-size bed and en-suite, and the third bedroom – which is Pine's fifth bedroom - has two twin beds. The twin bedroom shares the bathroom of the second bedroom by entering a different door (think of a Jack & Jill bathroom). The couch in the cottage’s living room has a unique pull out bed that inflates by using a special electric air pump and is available to families with 11 or 12 people (the air pump is provided to you when you pick up the house keys).

For a schematic of the house’s layout, see the photos section.


There is plenty of parking for cars and trailers because there is a large, circular driveway, and there is a spur off leading to the additional parking area by the garage (sorry, the garage itself is not available for use).

More Details

Property Manager
Rick Haffner
Member since: 2004
Speaks english, American Sign Language
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Rick Haffner

I am an American Sign Language/English Interpreter. When not working, I like escaping to Kerr Lake and getting out on the boat and jet skis. I have Dachshund and she goes with me everywhere, especially on vacation! The picture of above is my family out on Kerr Lake on sunny day. If you look closely, you'll see Millie, my miniature Dachshund, on the deck, midships.

Rick Haffner purchased this house in 1989

Why Rick Haffner chose Merifield Acres

Pine Landing has been in our family for many years and is perfect for us because it's just three hours from home. It's easy to get to, but remote enough that we really feel like we've gotten away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. Small town America is the 'lap' of our country. Just like sitting on my Dad's lap as a kid, it's a safe, comfortable place to go back to over and over. It brings us great satisfaction to share Pine Landing with other families, knowing the house is giving pleasure and respite to many people.

What makes this house unique

The screened-in porch off the kitchen, overlooking the water, has got to be the most used space by my family and friends ... well, second to the kitchen. My gosh, how many hours we have spent there just talking and sharing with one another. We host a big group of friends every year for a gourmet cook-fest, now known as Cholesterol Fest because of the amount of butter so many delicious recipes call for. We began Cholo-Fest in 2003, loved every meal prepared, every calorie swallowed, and all those times spent with friends. Our philosophy of life is this: We work to live, we don't live to work.

When it is strictly a family gathering at Pine, one of the rituals we have is whoever gets up first starts the coffee and runs into town to pick up a Richmond Times newspaper. We all go to the enclosed porch, drink coffee, read the newspaper and watch the lake wake up. It's then that someone offers to make breakfast for everyone - usually pancakes or eggs and bacon is on the menu.

Then we plan out who's doing what that day. Is it boating, jet-skiing, antiquing in town, running over to South Boston (about 30 minutes away) to go to the movies or just hanging out at home?

At night, we usually cook in every other night, and eat out the other nights. We love grilling out - burgers, steaks, chicken or lamb chops. We lovingly call the grill "Grill-Zilla" because a friend once put lamb chops he had soaked in olive oil over night right on the grill. That caused a huge flame burst that singed a tree limb above the deck. He scared everyone at first, but once we knew he was fine he came inside and, like the tree limb, he was singed. That's when Grill-Zilla was born.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Welcome to Pine Landing at Kerr Lake. We trust you will find everything to your liking and exactly as described. If you enjoy our visit, be sure to tell your friends. If there were to be any problems, tell us so that they may be remedied immediately.
Jan 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Merifield Acres, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Shared Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Two wall-mounted safety handles, shower head on handle/cord.
    'Cottage' Master En Suite - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower has built in hot water limiter.
    'Cottage' Shared - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower has built in hot water limiter.
    Main Master En Suite - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Flexible shower head with shower head on a cord.
  • Bath towels, hand towels, and face cloths are provided if the optional Linen Service is chosen ($100). Travelers may also bring their own bath linen sets. Toilet paper will be on the roller, plus two additional rolls in each bathroom. Liquid hand soap is at each sink in the house. Please enjoy the use of the soap while staying at the house, however it is not provided as an amenity to be taken home. Thank you!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 'Cottage' Master - 1 large double bed , En suite shower, two windows, ceiling fan, shower fan/light.
    'Cottage' Twin - 2 single bed , Two windows, ceiling fan, shares bathroom with 2nd Master.
    2nd Family Room - 1 large double bed , Deluxe sofa fold out: 1/2 cushion & 1/2 air mattress.
    Main Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Fr-doors to deck, en suite shower/tub, 2 closet, ceiling fan
    Main Master II - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large window, uses hall bathroom, large closet, ceiling fan
    'Cottage' Master II - 1 large double bed , En-suite, three windows, ceiling fan, shower light/fan
  • The Main Master Bedroom has a 32' cable HDTV/DVD; and Main Master II also has 32" HDTV/DVD. All bedrooms have two size-coordinated pillows in shams matching the bed spread and bed skirt. There are two additional size matching pillows, additional blankets are either on the beds or folded and in the closets. Linen Service is available at $100 (optional), this will provide flat and fitted sheets, and pillow cases; bath body towels, bath hand and face towels. Travelers may bring their own flat and fitted sheets, pillow cases, bath body towels, face and hand towels. All mattresses are high quality, sleep comfort style. Cottage level bedrooms do not have televisions. All bedrooms have ceiling lights and table lights. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. All bedrooms has trash bins. All bedrooms have wood floors with right-size area rugs.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pine Landing offers those families who want to get away from the busy, touristic spots, and finally get the respite they desire. Bring your watercraft or rent one and keep it at the house's private dock. Swim, play, boat, ski, sunbathe, and spend good quality time together. In Clarksville, the small town life is filled with festivals, so be sure to ask me about what is scheduled in the area during your stay. If you enjoy antique shopping, furniture shopping, and furniture made by highly-skilled craftsmen, there is a network of towns to visit. There is also Prestwould Plantation just minutes from the house. Prestwould allows visitors to look back to yesteryear's South; a plantation home where slaves worked the fields. There are great restaurants to go to right there! Two you do not want to miss! Again, if you are interested in any of the above, ask me for more detailed information and I'll have it to your email box quickly.


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A Wonderful Family Week at Pine Landing

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family spent a memorable week at Pine Landing in August of this year. We arrived on a sunny Saturday afternoon and were relaxing on the dock within the hour! We spent hours each day in the lake: it was perfect for swimming and for fishing. During our week, we made full use of all of the decks for morning coffee or evening drinks, played lawn games until dark, then relaxed with board games at the dining room table.

The spacious and well-stocked kitchen was perfect for our group. We loved the layout, including the big island, and the double refrigerators, sinks and dishwashers! The house is easy to love, too. There is so much space to spread out in the house: the separate areas of the house made it easy and comfortable for our group, allowing different activities as the day passed. Thank you Rick for sharing your beautiful Pine Landing with us. Your lakeside home is well maintained and you are easy to work with. You even have great neighbors! We learned so much about the lake and the area from your neighbor and he took our grandsons fishing!

We’re already looking forward to next year’s vacation at Pine Landing, sure that it’s going to be another great week!

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, Thank you for posting this review! I am so thankful to have travelers who go to Pine Landing and create lifelong memories. I firmly believe that laughter, delicious food, and good times when created with friends and family become the bedrock to a happy and fulfilling life. When we reminisce, it is these times we look back to - not the days of mediocrity or suffering. We recall the laughter, the kind that made our bellies hurt; we remember how the scent of steak on the grill filled the air, whetting our appetites - even the dogs were smacking their lips; and, somehow quirky things like, “Remember that epic nap we took on Wednesday afternoon?” become famous within the family. :) The week you described at Pine Landing sounds so wholesome and real, no wonder you have already booked for next year! I am so glad you did! Again, thank you for the review! Rick
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champagne at sunset

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful time! We build a fire on the beach area and had champagne at sunset and it was breathtaking.. 3 of them brought their kayaks and enjoyed the cove and point. The rooms were good and the open new kitchen was a real +! We would stay there again. :) Thanks again. Pam and family

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, I am so glad you had a great Thanksgiving with those folks most important to you at Pine Landing. Also, having a shoreline fire is a benefit of staying at the lake in the late Fall because the lake is lowered below its normal level by the Corps of Engineers which allows for shoreline fires. You’re always welcome back! Rick
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What a GREAT place!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible kitchen, and brand-new bath to boot. Loved all the space we had to spread out. I could sit all day on the screened-in porch and just stare at the water. Perfect place to get away.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property, great fishing, lots of family fun

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, comfortable, and immaculately clean. The property had landscaped areas and natural areas. There was ample parking for vehicles and the boat trailer. We originally thought our whole family would be joining us (12 people) but we had 4 adults and 2 children staying. Whether you have 2 or 12 in this house, you'd be very comfortable and relaxed. The fishing was great. We ate fish 2 nights and came home with over 12 lbs. We saw deer in the yard, eagles, egret, cranes on the dock, heron and plenty of other birds flying around. The neighborhood was quiet, felt very safe and was convenient to the grocery story, gas station, restaurants and trash site. The owner, Richard, was easy to communicate with and very accommodating. We recommend and would rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna - Thank you for your kind review of Pine Landing! The nature can really add to the beauty of the home and it sounds like all the creatures were in full display! Rick
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Perfect family vacation / anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Pine Landing with our 3 children, nephew and our fur baby and had a wonderful time! The house is set up perfectly so the kids had their own wing. The kitchen is huge with everything you could possibly need!

We swam at the dock everyday, stargazed and saw shooting stars, heard owls and saw many deer! Fishing would have been great but we had no room to pack our gear.

Rick was very helpful with our plans to rent a pontoon. He recommended Clarksville Watersports at Okoneechee State Park. We had the boat for 2 days and tied it off at our dock. We spent 2 days riding the lake with a tube, even went down by the dam. Highly recommend this! Just beautiful! If you have a boat, go out the cove to the right and look for a little island to the left ( the kids named it Cousins Island ) the water is shallow around the right side and front, you can walk out into the lake forever!

We spent a day in downtown Clarksville. Many great shops with awesome finds. We ate at the Lakeside Restaurant, great food! It is an old Victorian house and beautiful inside!

This family vacation/anniversary trip was the best yet and the kids are begging to go again! We were so sad to leave. Will definitely be back next summer!

Our only suggestion would be to add another router closer to the kids wing. The farthest 2 bedrooms were not able to access the WiFi for their gadgets.

Thank you Rick for the memories we will cherish for a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda, Thank you for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed your time and made a bunch of memories with loved ones. I firmly believe making memories is what propels us in life, because in order to make memories we must be together, sharing in laughter, doing fun activities, and spending time at one another's side. That right there is why we share Pine Landing and are constantly improving the home. Thank you for the tip, we will put in signal enhancement for the "cottage level" so the back rooms get WiFi. Happy Vacationing! Rick
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Family's Favorite

  • 5 of 5

We stay at Pine Landing every year for two weeks spanning the July 4th holiday. That tells you something right away.

Without a doubt, we love this property and the owner Rick. He is always improving the house - we have seen the house get painted four times in the last 7 years, a new kitchen from the ceiling to the floor, a renovated bathroom, new floors, and new furniture.

The TVs are all high-definition and the one in the living room's TV is gigantic with the best surround sound I've ever heard.

I guess the best thing to say is BOOK PINE LANDING, and you'll be thrilled.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
RDU - Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kinderton Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cooper's Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Clarksville Boats
Nearest Point of Interest
Clarksville Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Kinderton Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bingo! at Community Rec Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Alcohol Bev Control of VA
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Banditos Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Oak Lodge
Car: necessary

Situated Kerr Lake, also known as Buggs Island Lake, is a 49,000 acre lake that has 800 mile of shoreline and it straddles the Virginia/North Carolina border. The lake is an Army Corps of Engineers property used for flood control and is a drinking water supply for Virginia Beach.

The rules that govern the lake are set by the Corps. One highlight of the rules is that approximately a small 30% of the shore was allowed to be developed for homes, and the remaining 70% is thick with trees and wildlife. What this means for you is the lake is very quiet and never, ever cluttered with boats. It is very common that on sunny summer days with great big blue skies and warm weather you will see no more than about 20 boats on the water. This makes for comfortable boat rides, a safer environment for skiing and tubing, and an opportunity to revel in the beauty of nature without having to dodge a boat or jet ski every 15 seconds. If you have ever been on a busy lake, you know exactly how it can damper an otherwise beautiful day.

Clarksville is a classic American small town. There's just about everything you need in town, and many of your wants are there, too. Plenty of small shops for knick-knacks, an awesome bait and tackle shop, antique stores, a full-size grocery store that carries just about anything you can imagine. The town and others nearby like to have festivals during the summer, encouraging people from the region to join in celebrating the lake, wine, various fruits, etc. Speaking of fruits, during the summer be sure to look for the fresh vegetable and fruit stands that will pop up in town. The asparagus and strawberries are exceptional!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Merifield Acres, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
SPECIAL June 10 - 16, 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th week 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Lake Fest Week 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Last Days of Summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Fall Days of 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Day 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2018
24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Svc: Optional $100 AU$0
Pet Fee AU$0
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.77
Cleaning Fee AU$203.26 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$107.05

From "Early Spring" through "Still Summer" all rentals require 7-night booking from Saturday to Saturday, no exception whatsoever. "Last Days of Summer" allows split weeks, weekends, etc. All other times allow split weeks, weekends, any combination of days. Please use the detailed quote device to generate your quote. You may also use the Book It Now feature to capture your dates immediately! No reservation is confirmed until approved by Owner.

PET OWNERS! Only dogs are allowed. NO CATS!! NO OTHER KIND OF ANIMALS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. Renters who violate the rule will be vacated immediately with no refund of any kind.

NON-SMOKING policy in effect at all times, in all parts of the house, and within 20 feet of doors and open windows. Please take a soda can or other safe way to throw away cigarette butts. The groundskeeper checks the yard on the turnover days, cigarette butts found cost $10 EACH and this will be deducted from the security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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