15 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Franklin, Tennessee - Updated 2023

Anne Marie
Anne Marie 
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Many people traveling to Tennessee set their sights on Nashville, home of legendary country music venues and some of the most delicious Southern food you can find! However, Nashville’s popularity makes it a hard place to stay, especially for those seeking low-key and affordable vacation rentals. If you’re planning a trip to the Nashville area, consider expanding your search to nearby Franklin! This charming city is rich in Southern charm and has everything you’d need for a memorable trip, like historic sites, great restaurants, and cute boutiques - all of which can be explored on foot in the quaint downtown area. It even features a number of resorts and hotels with smoking rooms. For the best stay, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Franklin, Tennessee, and start planning your trip!

1. Southern retreat in Downtown Franklin (from USD 122)

Enjoy the feeling of staying in an old Southern home while being close to everything Downtown Franklin has to offer. This guest suite may only have two bedrooms, but the styling of the home makes it feel like a large, historic mansion. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch, peering out between the columns, and watching the world pass by. Inside, antique decor sits alongside modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Up to four guests can stay here and enjoy complete privacy, including a front porch and entrance all to yourself!

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
644 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms have big windows to let in natural light or to enjoy the occasional thunderstorm
nice bathroom with large shower
we were there only overnight but we were very comfortable and enjoyed our short stay
beautiful home very comfortable and well looked after
comfortable bed and amazing bathtub
everything was clean and smelled fresh
everything was very clean and very easy
very clean and comfortable beds
very roomy and impeccably clean
kept very clean thank you
jessica was a great host who was very thoughtful
jessica is a fantastic host
our hosts provided a great place to relax
thanks for being great hosts we highly recommend this home
jessica is a great host and so quick to communicate
perfect walking distance from downtown shopping and restaurants
the location is amazing within easy walking distance to downtown
very close to downtown and beautiful location full of history
we loved the location because it was so close to downtown franklin
this house and location were great
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2. Charming farmhouse at Spencer Creek Meadow (from USD 102)

Enjoy all the rustic charm of a farmhouse without having to do any of the chores yourself! This home sits on a lovely plot of land complete with a vegetable garden and even chickens. You can enjoy the country ambiance by sitting around the fire pit day or night. Inside, the crisp white decor and natural light make the home feel a lot bigger than just a one-bedroom property. There’s plenty of space for up to five guests to enjoy this rental. It’s only a 30-minute drive to Nashville, but even closer than that are attractions like historic parks, which you can enjoy with complimentary guest passes provided by the hosts.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
494 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed and couch were super comfy
the furnishings were perfect and extremely comfortable
very nice and comfortable amenities felt very homey and cozy
very comfortable with a city farmhouse style of decor
mark and laura are obviously experts in making people feel comfortable
everything was exceptionally clean and inviting
fantastic space and extremely clean
it was impressively clean
the house was clean and comfy
the house was great and so clean
the home was very cozy and the farm fresh eggs the hosts provided were delicious
hosts were fantastic with very thoughtful christmas decorations that made us feel at home
very responsive to any questions we had
they are super hosts and were very kind to us when we confused our departure date
they were very kind and helpful when i needed to reach out to them
perfect location for what we needed
we really enjoyed the location an easy drive to downtown franklin
it was close to downtown franklin which was so cute
it was the perfect location for our quiet get away
a great location for getting around the area and every need/want/wish was thoughtfully provided
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3. Trendy studio in Downtown Franklin

With its crisp white walls, barn doors, and flourishing houseplants, this studio’s on-trend decor is both glamorous and cozy! The rental is located in a guesthouse on the host’s property so you can enjoy complete privacy but also the warm hospitality of your hosts if needed. It’s sized just right for two guests, with all of the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. There’s a kitchen, washer and dryer, and plenty of room to unpack and relax. The location is ideal for exploring Franklin on foot - Main Street is just a couple of blocks away and you can also walk to nearby Jim Warren Park and Bicentennial Park.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
479 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful place lots of amenities and super comfortable bed
the furnishings are nice and it is a very comfortable space to spend time and relax
backyard setting is gorgeous- the room is so stylish with tall ceilings and the shower is beautiful
bed was super comfy seriously if it's just you traveling look no more
super clean and thoughtfully decorated
the space was very clean and restful
extremely clean and very well decorated
amazing stay clean cozy beautiful airbnb
everything was very clean and the bed and pillows were so comfortable
mike and mel are wonderful hosts
mike and mel are amazing hosts and very helpful
mike and mel were easy to communicate with helpful and kind
mike and mel’s place was immaculate and they were fantastic hosts
great recommendations to get an authentic local experience from friendly and thoughtful hosts
located in a an adorably quaint neighborhood close to downtown
great location and neighborhood
the location is great within walking distance to downtown franklin
super cute very practical and the location is convenient
the location is perfect to explore franklin; its literally a 1/2 mile walk to downtown franklin
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4. Stylish and centrally located accommodation (from USD 245)

With a room for up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, this stylish home is the perfect pick for a getaway with a group of friends or family. It’s both adult and kid-friendly - little ones will love the trundle beds and a backyard swing and adults will appreciate the comfortable beds and luxury linens. There are lots of areas to gather with your traveling companions, like the spacious living room or outside on the deck. The location is also perfect for exploring Franklin, with a short drive to all of the major sights. There’s even a bike rental service five minutes away so you can explore this great city on two wheels!

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
303 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice spacious kitchen and the deck and back yard was so peaceful
as stated in an earlier review please be aware of the steps between rooms
the house was incredible comfortable beds and furniture huge fenced in back yard
its very stylish while cozy including the great deck with barbecue grill
karen's place is spacious beautiful chock-full of amenities and incredibly comfortable and versatile
karen was very welcoming great communication and a clean place
the house was charming clean and spacious
karen’s place was immaculately clean comfy and spacious
very clean and homey with a very nice hostess
the house was so clean and cozy :)
karen is a wonderful host
karen is a fantastic host
karen was a great host she was very prompt and thorough with her responses
karen was an amazing host
karen is an awesome host
perfect spot close to everything
amazing location and beautiful house
the location is amazing and very close to downtown franklin
a great location too
great location close to historic downtown franklin with great shopping and incredible restaurants
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5. Newly renovated apartment (from USD 133)

From the looks of this beautiful apartment, you can hardly tell that it’s located in a basement! The entire rental is freshly renovated with upgrades like a natural gas fireplace, marble and tile bathroom, and a new kitchenette. Up to six guests can stay in this two-bedroom apartment and enjoy complete privacy from the hosts living upstairs. The accommodation also comes with complimentary passes to the historic Carter House and Carnation Plantation, which are normally worth about $60. Just a short drive away is the charming Downtown Franklin and the shopping hub of Cool Springs.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
401 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cable connection and tv
wifi was great and awesome tv options
not a problem but i would’ve brought a fan if i had known
from the wifi to the towels to the gleaming wood floors this space was amazing
i loved the faucet light in the bathroom
clean inviting apartment
clean and nicely decorated
everything was clean and comfortable
great space very clean and cozy
wonderfully decorated and very clean airbnb
the host was very responsive
awesome hosts nice apartment
very responsive host
robert was a great host and answers messages quickly
hosts were very kind and responded quickly
great location close to highway
fantastic location and a full featured basement apartment
nice location in a great neighborhood
very nice place close to franklin
perfect location close to all that franklin has to offer
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6. Boho-style home near Harlinsdale Farm (from USD 135)

Stay right next to the historic Harlinsdale Farm by booking this cozy little home! Harlinsdale Farm is a large historic site that dates back to the 1900s. For many years, it was a prominent horse-breeding farm, but it was sold to the city of Franklin in 2004. Today it’s one of the nicest parks in the area, with a dog park, fishing pond, running track, and more! Stay adjacent to this lovely site in this one-bedroom home with all the amenities you need for a cozy stay.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
374 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super comfy and loved the well-stocked keurig thanks for a great stay
i appreciated how quiet it is and the kitchen is great for making breakfast and light meals
it was clean and just as advertised
everything was very clean and beautifully decorated
it was very clean and stylishly decorated
very affordable and clean
savannah's place was exceptionally clean and had everything that a traveler would need
great space host was very helpful
her quick and friendly responses made us feel like we were at home with old friends
savannah was a fantastic host who offered great advice regarding restaurants in franklin and nashville
very attentive and thoughtful hosts
we loved our stay savannah was a wonderful host
perfect location for downtown franklin
awesome location 2 min from franklin square and across from the farmers market
great location and great little place
great location and close to city center but private and quiet
very nice location close to restaurants and beautiful picturesque surroundings
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7. Luxurious home with elegant decor (from USD 343)

This beautifully appointed home feels like stepping into a magazine shoot or a boutique hotel. Each room has a unique charm to it, whether it’s the bright red door and crystal chandelier in the foyer, the tile-trimmed fireplace in the living room, or the marble countertops in the bathroom.

Though the home’s interior is gorgeous, the backyard is just as lovely! Cozy patio furniture surrounding a fire pit and ambient lights mean you can enjoy the outdoors by day or at night. Up to 10 guests can sleep here comfortably, which means you’ll be staying in one of the most reasonable accommodations in the area.

It’s a short drive to Nashville and even closer to all of the great stuff that Downtown Franklin has to offer, like amazing Mexican restaurants and cute boutiques. Explore on foot or by hopping on one of the complimentary cruiser bikes the hosts will provide.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
294 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
strong fast wi-fi
beautiful open space with a great patio and comfortable beds
the house is very tastefully decorated and comfortable - great beds linens and furniture both inside and outside
huge tv's and more than plenty of storage closets cabinets etc
i hosted a small group of 7 friends here plenty of room pictures don’t do it justice
clean spacious and comfortable
it was also super clean and comfortable
the house was spotless and lots of nice additional touches
the house is very clean and comfortable
it is huge karen keeps the house completely spotless
highly recommend this home and host
karen is a wonderful host
karen is a wonderful host
karen is a great host
we were very happy with both our host and the home
perfect location to downtown franklin
awesome location to downtown franklin
the location is great
great house close to historic downtown franklin
great location and beautiful style
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8. home with unique indoor designs at the heart of Downtown Franklin (from USD 394)

This historic three-bedroom home from the 1930s is nestled in the heart of Downtown Franklin. Just one block away from Main Street and a walking distance away from Franklin Theatre, Public Square, the shopping district, and more, this property promises easy access to various attractions.

The home’s interior is decorated with custom features such as antique Egyptian sliding doors, fine art, and a king bed with luxury linens. There is also an outdoor patio with a grill, perfect for spending lazy afternoons with the family.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
221 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was great to relax in and offered plenty of room for our group
having young children the laundry room had fantastic new washer and dryer
we loved how lacey even decorated the rooms with art from local artists
the house was spotless in cleanliness and very welcoming in appearance
the house was clean comfy and filled with lots of personal touches
super clean and comfortable and much more space than we expected
ideal location and is as clean and pretty as it looks in the pictures
the touches of hospitality were unexpected but dry expected but delightfully welcomed
kid friendly great host
our host was extremely responsive and sweet
host was great to communicate with and very kind
the home was immaculate and the host did everything possible to ensure an amazing visit
the hosts are incredibly friendly and easy to communicate with also
the location is an easy walk the franklin square
wonderful house in a perfect location
great house in a wonderful location
extremely nice house in a perfect location
wonderful time and great location to walk to downtown franklin
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9. Gorgeous modern barn (from USD 942)

For travelers looking for wide-open spaces away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, this 80-ac (32.3-ha) farmhouse promises a countryside experience for you and your family! Spend your vacation inside an Amish barn building and enjoy the beautifully decorated home features, from vaulted ceilings to chic antiques. There’s a fireplace where you can cozy up and a terrace from where you can admire the lovely countryside.

The farmland is located along the Harpeth River so you can enjoy casual scenic strolls. Being 15 mi (24 km) away from Nashville, you and your family can still enjoy what the city has to offer while relishing the countryside feel of the farmhouse!

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
165 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was wonderful
the beds were comfortable and overall it was a wonderful space for our family
my kids loved the chickens and the swinging bench and bed outside
the house was very clean and comfortable
the beds are super clean and beyond comfortable
we loved our stay here it is beautifully decorated clean and comfortable
our host was very communicative and helpful
an unexpected bonus was watching the fireworks the hosts set off for the 4th at their home
allye was a great host - accessible and attentive
the hosts are very helpful and understanding as well as great to communicate with
allye was gracious and invisibly attentive
if you are looking for a truly outstanding location for a getaway this is it
close enough to all major attractions but far enough to enjoy the tranquility
all in all we loved our time in tennessee and highly recommend this location
walking to the river requires walking throughsome tall grass from the property but it is worth it
we loved the whole place and hope to be back
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10. Cozy cottage near historic Downtown Franklin (from USD 214)

This 750 sq ft (69 sqm) cottage has a prime location, only 3 blocks from Downtown Franklin and a 25-minute drive to Nashville. For history buffs, you will be glad to hear that this cozy cottage is situated near Lotz House Museum, Carter House, and the Battle of Franklin Civil War Museum. Additionally, there are several antique shops and Victorian-era buildings just a short walk away. You are spoiled for choice here if you enjoy learning about history.

Once you are finished exploring Franklin’s rich history, relax at the lovely landscaped backyard with a cup of complimentary coffee or maybe enjoy a barbeque. Retreat to the living room with a smart TV and several streaming channels or lay back in the cushy and spacious beds.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
103 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was adorable beds were comfy great living room space for hanging out etc
we did a little weekend stay-cation in this cozy cottage and had a wonderful time
the kitchen was well stocked and they provided great local coffee
super clean and very well stocked
the house is so clean and beautifully appointed
great backyard area for hanging out was also a very clean place would definitely recommend
super helpful and friendly hosts clean and cozy
we had a great stay and were very pleased with this home’s location cleanliness and style
the hosts were very responsive and communicative
liam & caroline were terrific hosts very timely in responses to our questions
the hosts were very hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay
liam was responsive and helpful before and during our stay
the location is great and so close to downtown franklin
the location is excellent walking distance to downtown franklin and an adorable neighborhood
the location is super close to downtown franklin and walkable if you're adventurous
landscaping very professionally done makes the location warm and inviting
great location and wonderful home a downtown gem
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11. Quiet studio getaway (from USD 125)

Escape to this one-bedroom studio apartment located in the heart of Downtown Franklin and right next to the historic Harlinsdale Farm. Whether it’s for a pilgrimage, an event, or just a quiet escape from the regular world, this studio promises you and your family a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thanks to its location, the studio boasts a backyard and patio where you can enjoy the countryside.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
323 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
was a great experience clean and well kept
the place was stylish and clean
everything was clean & as we remembered it
the place was beautifully decorated and very clean
adorable and clean home on a beautiful plot of land
savannah was a great host
our hosts were fabulous
savannah was also super responsive
the host is very responsive as well
she was very accommodating as well as polite and respectful in her demeanor
cute and close to downtown
great location - so close to downtown franklin
very close to great restaurants and downtown franklin and close to shopping too
such a cute little place located in the perfect spot
great space beautiful location 4 minutes from downtown town
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12. Classy, stylish, and spacious home

Stay at this beautiful home in Franklin for a true home-away-from-home experience. Up to six guests will have this entire home to themselves. With three bedrooms, there’s plenty of room no matter what kind of group you are. Families with kids will appreciate the complimentary pack-n-play so you can travel a little lighter. Adult groups will love the proximity to Nashville - just a 22-minute drive away. This vacation rental is a great place to relax and unwind in between sightseeing outings.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
103 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

13. Vibrant and colorful tiny home

Gimpy’s Tiny House has to be one of the most unique vacation rentals in all of Franklin! This small house looks like something out of a cartoon - it’s brightly colored and decorated like a historic rest stop. Inside, there’s one bedroom with enough space for three guests. Everyone will enjoy all of the typical amenities like a kitchen and laundry, and fall in love with the unique aspects of the home, like a working 1940s coke machine and other nostalgic pieces. In addition to its quirky charm, this rental has lovely wooded surroundings which you can appreciate from the screened-in porch. You might catch sight of deer, turkeys, or even foxes!

85 reviews   Superhost
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the no wifi or tv was perfect and just what i wanted
the covered deck is very comfortable and peaceful looking out toward acres and acres of wooded property
comfortable and as described
with comfy beds a soothing environment and a fun space you'll enjoy every second of your stay
the place is immaculately clean and super peaceful
her place was very clean and we were welcomed with a smile and hug
beyond the amazing artistry put into creating this place it is very clean safe and comfortable
hosts were very accommodating & easy to reach
the hosts we amazing ae well
elaine & jim are wonderful hosts
elaine and jim are wonderful hosts and even more wonderful people
elaine was a responsive and welcoming host
wonderful relaxing place in the woods yet close to good food/shopping/activities
its location is both beautiful & peaceful
we loved staying here it was very cute quiet and the location was perfect
only a half hour from nashville so perfect location to get away
the location is safe and quite is perfect for relaxing
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14. Lovely home with historic charm

Rich with Southern charm, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time at this historic house. With tall ceilings and large windows, this three-bedroom home has a bright and breezy feel to it. Each room is decorated with comfortable furniture and attractive decor. With all of the personal touches, this will feel much more like your own place than any hotel. Walk or bike to Downtown Franklin by day, and grill or have a drink in the private backyard by night. You’ll leave feeling more refreshed and relaxed than you thought possible!

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
136 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room has a very nice closet with plenty of shelving and pull out drawers
all the beds were very comfortable
the kitchen and bathrooms included some essential items and a couple of bonuses
angela’s place was clean and cozy
everything was clean organized and beautifully decorated
angela’s place was clean and cozy
the place was clean & beautifully decorated
clean and well organized and stylish with just enough tn charm
angela is a great host and has thought of everything
very easy access during check in and the host was easy to contact
very clean fast response by host when things were needed
it is in a great location
the location is perfect if you are wanting to go between downtown franklin and downtown nashville
such a great place in a wonderful location
great place to stay in a very convenient location
it was easy to drive to our needed locations
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15. Pool house in Downtown Franklin

Interested in the history surrounding the American Civil War? This studio pool house is a great option to consider! Built in a neighborhood of both old and newly constructed properties, this home is a cool pick for history buffs. Carter House is only 10 minutes away, the Union Defensive Line is only 100 yards (91 meters) away, the Confederate Cemetery is around the corner by car, and the Battle of Franklin Civil War Museum is only a short drive away. Battlefield Park is just beyond the backyard.

Apart from that, the guesthouse comes with a queen-sized bed, a full bath, a kitchen, pool access, anda small deck outside the backdoor where you can rest after a whole day’s worth of touring.

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
306 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c ran wonderfully and we had no issues with the tv or internet
we loved having coffee by the pool
super clean well-designed great light and the wifi worked plenty well to keep my work going
you can even enjoy a card game by the pool
he was incredibly responsive and the bed was super comfy
i found their place so cleaned bright comfortable
it was private clean modern comfortable
the pool house was very clean; comfortable; well stocked and just felt homey to us
very clean and full kitchen and amenities
the accommodations are clean private super comfortable bed etc
the hosts are also very kind and accommodating
very kind and accommodating hosts
our host was great with communication
tate & lucy are wonderful hosts
tate and lucy were very sweet hosts and i really enjoyed my stay
cute little place perfect location
really beautiful and peaceful location
it’s a 15 minute walk to town and is located in a beautiful historic neighborhood
great location and private comfortable space
the neighborhood was safe and quiet and it was a short walk to the downtown
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Southern charm in a small town

There’s no denying that Nashville is an exciting place to visit. However, you can have an equally enjoyable time in nearby Franklin and experience many of the same things! Franklin is home to amazing festivals, historic sites, shopping centers, and great restaurants serving Southern staples like barbecue and biscuits. Plus, you’ll be a short distance away from lots of great local attractions, not just Nashville - the list of things to do in Franklin is endless!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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