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Celebrate 4th of July at the Beach | Special Events & Activities at Charleston's Island Resort

A festive Fourth of July 2016 at the beach is within reach! Fire up the fun with special events, activities and happenings at Wild Dunes Resort and around Isle of Palms and Charleston, SC.

Read on for our top picks for how to celebrate America's Birthday, the Wild Dunes way! 


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Spring Break and Easter Activities at the Beach in Charleston, SC -- March/April 2015

Splash into spring with family-friendly Spring Break activities and special events at Charleston's Island Resort - March 27 through April 11, 2015! Read on to check out all that's new and happening and make activity reservations in advance of your vacation to make the most of your days in the sun. 

Spring Break and Easter Weekend in Charleston, SC

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Ask the Pros Q&A: Driving Range

Hi. Is there a driving range available for lessons and/or practice? Thanks. James

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Local's Guide: 2 Days in Charleston

Browse a Top Travel Destinations list and you’re sure to spot this Southern gem leading the pack, “#1 City in America” (four years in a row), “Top City in the World,” “Best City for Foodies,” “Friendliest City in the U.S.” to name a few. Yet, actions speak louder than words, right? Pack your bags and see for yourself all there is to love about this charming, coastal, candy-colored city. We teamed up with native Charlestonian Daisy Bainum from Wild Dunes Resort to get a local’s low-down of favorite things to do in Charleston, SC in this insider’s travel guide to South Carolina’s oldest city. 

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#TBT: Throwback Thursday to Cyber Monday Sale - Second Chance to Save up to 40% Off Stays!

Missed Cyber Monday? Don't fret! In honor of Throwback Thursday, we're hitting the rewind button to offer you another chance at Cyber Monday Savings of up to 40% off stays through March! Who wouldn't want to relive a sale this good?

Read on to see the offer and book your stay! Don't delay - this blast from the past is only valid through midnight tonight. Book this Charleston, SC vacation deal online now!

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Just Released: Bryan Bros. Beach Trick Shot Video at Wild Dunes featured on Golf.com + PGA.com

When it comes to the game of golf, master trick-shot artists The Bryan Bros prove it’s more than just an old man’s game. Look no further than this just-released “Trick Shot of the Day” video filmed along the Atlantic Ocean on the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort. “A truly impressive 15 seconds of video, if nothing else." -- Golf.com

Watch the Bryan Bros.Sick Beach Trick Shotbelow and read on for more behind-the-scenes trick shots, news and videos.

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Best in Travel Awards Announced for Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes Resort -- Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014

Everybody's talking about...Charleston!

JUST ANNOUNCED: For the fourth consecutive year, our charming Charleston, South Carolina has been voted #1 City in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, Charleston was voted #2 Top City in the World, favorably compared to #1 Florence, Italy.  

And there’s more: We sincerely thank you for voting Isle of Palms, South Carolina as one of the Top 30 Islands in the World and our very own Wild Dunes Resort as a Top Resort in the South!

Read on to hear what Condé Nast Traveler’s Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzmán had to say about Charleston’s exciting recognition and more details about the acclaimed travel awards. 

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Charleston Event Spotlight: This Weekend! Isle of Palms, SC Connector 5k & 10k Run and Walk for the Child

Ready to run?! We're excited to welcome all runners, walkers & spectators out to the island this weekend for the annual IOP Connector Run and Walk for the Child. We'll be setting up for the fun both Friday at the Pre-Race Bib Pick-Up Event and early Race Day, Saturday October 4.

What's more - we'll bringing along exclusive "enter to win" giveaways & Resort specials, so be sure and stop by the Wild Dunes Resort booth!

Running behind? There's still time to register for the IOP race! Read on for details. We'll see you out there!


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Friends that Golf Together: An Invitation for Charleston Locals to Join Wild Dunes Resort's Golf Friends Program

Calling all Charleston Golfers! With fall just around the corner bringing a relief from Charleston humidity and heat, it's a great time to think about getting out on the green. Whether you golf every weekend or want to get into the game for the first time, we invite you to become a Golf Friend here at Wild Dunes.

charleston residents golf rates

By joining Charleston Golf Friends Program - designed for local residents of the Charleston Tri-County area - you'll enjoy discounted locals golf rates on the Harbor Course with an annual renewal period, plus exclusive Golf Friends-Only monthly specials offering even more benefits when you come out and play. Registration is easy and we'll get you out on the course in no time. Read on for details on how to become a Wild Dunes Golf Friend today!

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Meet in the Wild: Wild Dunes Resort Honored 2014 Greens of Distinction Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine

Hot off the press! We're pleased to share that Wild Dunes Resort has been honored as a Distinction Winner in Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine's 2014 Greens of Distinction Awards for demonstrated hospitality excellence in designing and maintaining golf facilities and programs that meeting and golf group planners can count on. Read on for more details on this exciting meetings industry award.  

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Island Brews & Chews 2014: 5 Reasons You Won’t Want To Miss This Charleston Craft Beer Festival

Go ahead, mark your calendar now (and score early bird discounted tickets) for Island Brews & Chews 2014 at Charleston’s Island Resort – Saturday, November 1, 2014.

When the fall season hits Charleston, it brings an exciting line-up of events and festivals across the city. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking to have some fun over Halloween Weekend 2014 – here are five reasons Island Brews & Chews Craft Beer Festival is where you’ll want to be!

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Save the Date: Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

It’s back and better than ever! You’re invited to join us for the Second Annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival at Palm Cove – November 1, 2014. This year’s beer festival at Wild Dunes Resort will bring the best of last year’s event and even more brews, chews and island fun to your Halloween Weekend.

Read on for event details and how to score early bird pricing on advance tickets purchased by October 24.

Brews and Chews Craft beer festival

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Resort Event Spotlight: Shopping on the Village Plaza, Wednesday April 23 5-8pm

Please join us Wednesday, April 23 from 5-8 p.m. for our special Shopping on the Plaza market featuring local Charleston artisan crafts and Resort gifts, wares, art and more. 

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Ask-A-Pro Tennis Blog

We're going to be staying in a condo on Isle of Palms this next week with two of our sons, 16 and 10. The 16 year old starts high school season next week. The 10 year old plays mostly green dot ball. Both of them would like to get some tennis in during the week. We wondered about the cost of private lessons or the possibility of group programs. Thank you.

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You’re Invited: Wild Dunes Resort’s Facebook Spring Break Q&A Chat - Thursday, March 27, 1 - 1:30 p.m. EST

Who’s excited for Spring Break 2014? Want expert advice on everything from what to do at the Resort to Charleston must-see attractions? Join us for a special Pre-Spring Break Facebook Q&A Live Chat with Wild Dunes Resort’s Pre-Arrival Concierges. During the chat, you’ll have the chance to ask our team of Resort experts your questions about the Resort, Spring Break activities, dining and more. Read on for details!

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New for Spring Break 2014 in Charleston, SC: Duney's VIP All-Inclusive Kids Recreation Pass

For the first time ever, Charleston’s Island Resort is offering an all-inclusive kids passport to fun at the beach – Duney’s VIP Pass! Purchase your VIP pass at the beginning of you family beach vacation at Island Adventures® Outfitters on the Village Plaza or call 843.886.2292 to sign up in advance. The VIP Pass comes on a lanyard that must be worn by children at all activities. Read on to see the kid-friendly fun in store for your Spring Break Vacation in Charleston, SC. 

Charleston, SC Kids Activities

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Happy First Day of Spring in Charleston!

Shades of Spring at Charleston's Island Resort. Come visit and share this sunny season with us at the beach!

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Golf FOREcast: Daylight Savings Time + Great Weather=Tee Time at Wild Dunes Resort!

Golfers, celebrate! Finally, the time has come to spring forward and push our clocks one hour ahead! Pair daylight savings with great weather on the horizon for the perfect chance to enjoy a round or more  at Wild Dunes Resort this weekend.

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Cast Your Vote: Wild Dunes Resort and Charleston, SC Nominated in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2014 World's Best Award Survey

Have you ever been a traveler, hotel guest, adventurer, tourist, friend or fan? It’s time for you to voice your vote and spread the love! Vote now for your favorite travel experiences in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award Survey at tlworldsbest.com

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Golf FORE-Cast: Great Weather to Play Golf this Weekend in Charleston, SC!

Sunny skies and mild temperatures set the stage for a beautiful weekend on Isle of Palms at Wild Dunes Resort. With temperatures ranging from 68 to 73 throughout the weekend into Monday, it’s ideal weather for golf! 

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Spring Break and Easter in Charleston, SC: Special Beach Activities and Events at Wild Dunes Resort

Celebrate a break from school and work with all-new vacation activities and offerings available this Spring Break season, April 7-20, 2014, at Charleston's Island Resort! Plan your vacation in advance with this comprehensive Charleston Spring Break 2014 guide – stocked with information on Resort happenings and ideas for a fun-filled family Spring Break at Charleston’s Island Resort.

Charleston, SC Spring Break Vacations

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Charleston, SC

Just named one of the most romantic getaways in the world by Fodor's Travel, Charleston is your destination for Valentine's Day 2014. Dazzle in the romantic allure of our Southern city with these unique date ideas for celebrating with your Valentine at Wild Dunes Resort.

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What’s New for Spring 2014! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities in our Seasonal Vacation Planner

The 2014 Spring Vacation Planner has arrived with a thrilling new collection of Resort activities, happenings and offerings for the New Year! Read on to see all that's new and awaits you on your next Wild Dunes beach vacation…

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Resort Activity Spotlight: Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5k Beach Run in Charleston, SC

Turkey on your mind? Suitably so with America’s favorite harvest feast just two weeks away! Here’s how we talk turkey at Charleston’s Island Resort: first, the turkey feasting, then the turkey trotting! New to the tradition? A guest favorite, seven years running (pun intended), Wild Dunes Resort’s Turkey Trot is a scenic 5K fun run/walk on Isle of Palms Beach. Don’t fret. It happens two days after Thanksgiving…giving plenty of time for the tryptophan to wear off! 

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Regional Brewery Spotlight: Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

We’re down to the single digits, folks! Only 5 days until the first-ever Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival takes over Isle of Palms, and everybody’s anticipating the exceptional beer variety from our visiting breweries. From Asheville, North Carolina to Brooklyn, New York, these buzz worthy brewers will be mixing things up in Charleston this Columbus Day weekend…

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Wild Dunes Weekend | Sept. 27-29: Local Events, Activities and Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Fill your final days of September with Southern food, striking Civil War photography, a free museum day, shopping and of course, some socializing! Here’s our picks for things to do this weekend in Charleston... 

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Local Brewery Spotlight: Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

Feeling thirsty? Come October 12, there’ll be plenty of refreshing beverages at our first annual Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival. Whether you come for just the day or stay overnight with our Charleston, SC Beer Festival Package, here’s a tip for all: bring your appetite, savor all the selections, and be sure to fill up with some locally-crafted beer. Discover the local Charleston brews waiting for you… 

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Beer & Food Pairings for Island Brews & Chews Craft Beer Festival in Charleston, SC

The countdown is on! Our first-ever Charleston craft beer festival Island Brews & Chews is almost here! Come for the day, or stay overnight with our Charleston, SC Beer Festival Package. Book advance festival tickets online, or call 843.886.6000 to purchase tickets + overnight package. Plus, stay tuned as we roll out exciting previews for this one-of-a-kind Charleston Oktoberfest festival. Take a peek… 

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Announcing Craft Beer Selections for First-Ever Island Brew Festival in Charleston, SC

Calling all craft beer connoisseurs! We're excited to share the participating breweries and beer selections for the inaugural Island Brews and Chews Craft Beer Festival happening October 12, 2013 at Palm Cove here at Charleston’s Island Resort!

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Charleston, SC Father’s Day Activities at Wild Dunes Resort

Check out our Isle of Palms resort offerings that are sure to make this Father’s Day getaway one to remember!

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Wild Dunes Resort Earns Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!

We're delighted to share that Wild Dunes Resort received Trip Advisor's "2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!"

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Wild Dunes Resort Summer Photo Sweepstakes with Flat Duney

Meet our new Resort celebrity and star of this summer’s photo contest, Flat Duney! Color, cut, snap a photo & share him enjoying your Wild Dunes Charleston, SC beach vacation and beyond for chances to win all summer long!

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Wild Dunes Resort Activity Spotlight: Memorial Day Beach Fun Run and Southern Social in Charleston, SC

Introducing our first ever “People Chase” Fun Run and Southern Social at Wild Dunes Resort!  Join us for a one mile beach run with small hurdles followed by a southern social with local vendors, cocktails, and food (imagine the traditional steeple chase with a Wild Dunes Resort twist)! Get the details…

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Resort Activity Spotlight: Charleston Inshore “Creek Fishing” Charters at Wild Dunes Resort

Tag along with our top Lowcountry guides as they take you “Creek Fishing" in the salt marsh and show you the best spots for reeling ‘em in!

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What’s New this Summer! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities at Wild Dunes Resort

The 2013 Summer Vacation Planner has arrived and brought along “Brand New” resort activities, happenings and offerings! Make sure you keep an eye out for the “Brand New” stamp throughout the Vacation Planner so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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Family Fun by the Beach!

Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than with family by the beach? We can't!  We invite you to experience first-hand why families return year after year to Wild Dunes Resort with our "A Tradition of Family Fun video." Enjoy!

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Sweeping Views, Beautiful Hues...Charleston, SC

An acclaimed city by media, visitors and residents alike, Charleston, SC is known for its beloved lowcountry vistas.  But, why tell you about it when you can see for yourself

Want to experience it in person? Please be our guest.

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One Wild Weekend...literally

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is quickly approaching!   Will you be joining us for this wild weekend? 

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September's Winning Photo

Time to announce our final My Wild Dunes Summer Photo Sweepstakes winner! September's winning image is...Patiently Waiting.

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August's Winning Photo

It's that time again, time to announce the August My Wild Dunes Summer Photo Sweepstakes winner! This month's winning image is...Beach Turtles. 

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Charleston Wins Best Tennis Town

It's official, Charleston, S.C. has been awarded USTA's "Best Tennis Town in America" distinction! The winning town was announced Monday during the U.S. Open, and Charleston was among two other cities, Atlanta, G.A. and Richmond, V.A. in the semi-finalists.

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Sand sun and sea

My daughter could have spent days on the beach. She had so much fun just being a kid and not having schedules to follow. We all had a relaxing time!

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The luckiest sweet tea in the world

This icy sweet tea got the privilege of sitting on the Pavilion at Wild Dunes while watching the beach and the ocean.

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Our New Vacation Planner Cover

Throughout the year, we publish our treasured Wild Dunes Resort Vacation Planner, a helpful pocket guide detailing each season’s activities on the Resort. For this year's Fall/Holiday Planner, we asked our loyal Facebook fans to vote on their favorite cover. Now, the votes are in...

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July's Photo Sweepstakes Winner

The first of the month brings another exciting announcement for our monthly My Wild Dunes Summer Photo Sweepstakes winner! This month's winning image is...Up To His Toes. 

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Bird's Eye View - Charleston Area From Above

The Charleston area is steeped with history, culture and beautiful scenery.  But, have you ever thought about what it looks like from a bird's eye view as you fly over Charleston and Wild Dunes, South Carolina?  Look no further…

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Charleston for Best Tennis Town!

The USTA has named Charleston one of the top 10 tennis towns in America. Join the Wild Dunes team in voting for Charleston as America's Top Tennis Town so we can secure the #1 designation!

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Game On for Golf at Wild Dunes, South Carolina

We're excited to share our newest golf video.  Get a first-hand glimpse into the game of golf at Wild Dunes, SC and see what makes a round here so unique with commentary from our very own Director of Golf, Jeff Minton! 

Learn more about our fall golf packages and to experience award-winning golf at Wild Dunes for yourself!

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Turtle Talk

Did you know that the beach in front of Wild Dunes is one of the favorite nesting spots for sea turtles in Isle of Palms? Read our conversation with Mary Pringle of the Isle of Palms Turtle Team to learn more about this endangered species and what we can all do to help... 

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June's Photo Sweepstakes Winner

It's that time again...time to announce our monthly My Wild Dunes Photo Sweepstakes winning image - Wide Open at Wild Dunes!

We love this image submitted by the Johnson family of their son Camden's underwater fun! See what they had to say about it...

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Wild Dunes Family Fun

Family fun at its best! See vacation highlights from a recent guest. 

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Time to Drink in the View

This summer, our newly opened oceanfront Grand Pavilion Café and Bar is a must visit.  With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and a soothing seaside breeze, this is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail after the beach. You won’t want to miss one of the signature beverages, the Mo-tea-to! Even better, we’re sharing the recipe with you to enjoy it year round...

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Day at the Dunes

I love hanging out at the Grand Pavilion. The new bar is awesome and makes for a great day at the pool! Cannot wait to come back!

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May's Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Summer is in full swing at Wild Dunes Resort! And, what better way to celebrate the season than announcing our May My Wild Dunes Photo Sweepstakes winning image - The Shower is Just as Fun.

“Cleaning up from a day at the beach can be just as fun as the beach - our 2 & 3 year olds 'cleaning up' after a super fun day in the sun.”

Thanks for sharing, Bethany, and congratulations on your winning prize – dinner for two at Sea Island Grill during your next visit!

Click here to view more vacation photos from our guests and learn how you can enter the My Wild Dunes Summer photo sweepstakes.

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Spring Wedding

Terry relaxing on the "big chair" before tearin' up the dance floor at Brad and Camille's Wild Dunes wedding.

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An intimate island hotel with a relaxed, private feel. Downstairs, enjoy The Coastal Provisions and Lounge and sparkling pool. Choose from guestrooms, suites, junior and presidential suite. Views vary.

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A collection of guestrooms, studios, one to three bedroom suites and penthouses, The Village is at the center of all Resort activity and a short walk from the beach. Views vary.

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Condo rentals at Wild Dunes Resort allow you to get exactly what you want from your vacation. Our condominiums are conveniently located throughout the Resort with easy access to the beach and all Resort amenities. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

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With three to seven bedrooms, all vacation homes offer convenient access to Resort amenities including restaurants, salon with spa services, shops, pools, award-winning activities and, of course, the beach. Images are representative and size, quality, furnishings, and views for each vacation rental varies.

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