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Beach Front Luxury at the Bay View Grand - Location! Location! Location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 90 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 in beds)


• We are right on the Ocean with spectacular views of the Ocean, Pool, Grounds and Puerto Vallarta.

• We are on the 10th floor of the quieter and sought after E- building, which sees every sunset with a different spectacular show every night.

• Our home is uniquely designed with Euro sliding mirror doors between the living room and master bedroom which opens up the unit for a more airy feeling; yet can be easily closed for privacy.

• Spacious balcony has a large Jacuzzi, two lounge chairs, and dining table with seating for four, and breath taking views of the Gardens, Ocean, Mountains, and every Sunset that ever happens.

• Marble floors throughout our home and Granite counter tops in the Kitchen.

• Two Bedrooms. Both have a view of the ocean and grounds. The second bedroom also has a view of the mountains.

• Two full Bathrooms. Master Bath is completely finished in marble and has Roman columns and a large bathtub. Second bath has a large handicap equipped shower.

• Out the back there is a panoramic view of Marina Vallarta, and Puerto Vallarta with frequent fireworks.

• Cross ventilation, throughout our home, utilizes the cool ocean breezes.

• Our Gourmet Kitchen has been recently remodeled. We have a new five burner gas stove and a large gas oven with a broiler. We have also added a large 26 cubic foot Samsung French Door Refrigerator. Our kitchen is well equipped with all the amenities one could ask for. This is our home for part of the year and the kitchen is well stalked with all essentials, and many more just nice to have and convenient items. It is not stalked with the bare minimum like many other full time rentals.

• Elegant dining room has a Marble top buffet and a custom finished dining table with seating for six.

• Hi speed internet with access throughout our home and balcony.

• Phone with unlimited calls to the US or Canada. We also have a Mexican line.

• Individual air conditioning units in living room and both bedrooms. Each has its own individual control.

• Roku with Netflix and many other free movie and news channels. Bring your own device for easy connections to our two HD Smart TVs.

• Weekly maid service.

• Beautifully hand carved and finished furniture.

• The best 24/7 security.

Bay View Grand is located on 20-acres of tropical paradise in the upscale Marina Vallarta next door to Marina Golf. We are only four miles from Puerto Vallarta and a 10 minute walk to the beautiful Marina with spectacular yachts, shops, restaurants, pastry shops, ice cream parlors, and tour providers. Bay View Grand has the largest Infinity swimming pool in Mexico (recently voted #1 pool in Puerto Vallarta), an 8000 sq. foot well equipped gym with sauna and steam rooms, two tennis courts, snack bar by the pool, and beautifully manicured grounds. Mexican Commercial grocery store is less than a mile up the street. Walmart, Sam’s Club and beautiful shopping malls are a short distance away. We are centrally located and just a short 15-20 minute drive to the famous Puerto Vallarta downtown Malacon; a stone “boardwalk” with bronze statues, sand sculptures, and lots of strolling room. The main Puerto Vallarta downtown area is closed to motor traffic and has the ocean on one side and premier shopping, and restaurants on the other side. The Puerto Vallarta town square comes alive with entertainment in the evening. The fantastic flea markets, where everyone loves to bargain and deal, are just two blocks from the town square. Spend an evening in Old Town with its many Art Galleries, Restaurant and Night Life. Then return to the quiet serenity of your Bay View Grand home where all you hear are the soft sounds of the ocean surf.

Taxi, UBER and bus service is available right in front of the Bay View Grand. UBER will pick you up in our lobby if requested. We are just 5 minutes from the Airport.

This is not your typical rental. This is our home for much of the year and we only rent it when we are not able to use it.

More Details

Ken Star
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Ken Star

We moved to Marina Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2001 after operating a Carriage Trade photography Studio in Sandy, Utah for 30 years. My husband is a Certified Master Photographer and we have traveled throughout the World with our photography. His images have been published in numerous books and periodicals including the National Geographic, World Book, National Audubon, and the cover of The Professional Photographer. He has received three Kodak Gallery Awards. His work has been displayed throughout the country, including three exhibits at the Walt Disney Epcot Center. We have four children and fourteen grandchildren in three different States. In Puerto Vallarta, we are active in the Navy League and the International friendship club and have helped with, and participated in many charitable events. We have been fortunate to make many new friends from all walks of life. We have both become much healthier individuals since moving to Puerto Vallarta.

Ken Star purchased this condo in 2001

Why Ken Star chose Marina Vallarta

We fell in love with Puerto Vallarta when we first started vacationing here over 35 years ago. We visited many other locations in Mexico but nothing came close to Marina Vallarta near Puerto Vallarta. The climate is perfect for most of the year. The people are friendly and the town has a true Mexican charm not experienced in other areas built for the tourists. Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta are as safe, or safer, than most cities in the States or Canada. The Bay View Grand is close enough to everything for convenience yet far enough away for privacy and peace of mind. Our beach is very quiet and uncrowded unlike those in town and in the Hotel zone.

What makes this condo unique

Have you always dreamed of visiting Paradise? That perfect location with Warm Winter Climates, Sandy Beaches, Colonial Architecture, Friendly People and Spectacular Sunsets? Then you need to come to Marina Vallarta near the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. We always wanted our own place, in paradise, on the beach and in an area that was affordable and safe. We love long walks on the beach and the near perfect climate. The days are warm and the nights cool during those dreaded Winter months. The Puerto Vallarta airport is a short distance away as is the town and many activities. The restaurants in Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta are first class and the scenery is unbelievable. We have had many Humpback Whale and Dolphin shows right from our Balcony, and the Turtles occasionally lay their eggs right in front of Bay View Grand. Please bring your binoculars.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Marina Vallarta, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Completely finished in Marble with Roman columns.
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Large handicap equipped shower.
  • Both bathrooms have Marble floors and counter tops. Master Bath is totally finished in Marble with Roman column accents and large tub. Our guest bathroom has a large handicap equipped shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Ocean view - AC - Cross ventilation - Entrance to Balcony
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean and Mountain views - Cross ventilation - own AC - TV
  • MASTER SUITE has its own bathroom and is very roomy with lots of closet and dresser space. It has a new Serta Perfect Sleeper King bed. It also has a view of the ocean, private access to balcony and Jacuzzi, own air conditioner, and great cross ventilation. GUEST BEDROOM has a Queen bed, 42" smart TV, view of ocean and mountains, cross ventilation, own air conditioner, and good closet and dresser space. It also has a private entrance to the guest bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our living room has a Lazy Boy couch and love seat with a total of four recliners. We provide Weekly maid service. We also have a water cooler which holds five gallons of purified water, adjustable awnings on the balcony, desk in second bedroom, screens on all windows and doors, lots of storage, and a security screen door at the entrance. We have beautifully hand carved and finished furniture as well as stained glass throughout our home. We provide many tools including an electric drill and flash light. Our home has amazing cross ventilation which utilizes the fresh ocean breeze and the soothing sound of the waves. If it gets too warm, our living room and each bedroom have individually controlled air conditioning which are quiet and efficient. Our home at the Bay View Grand is a bit of “Heaven on Earth”.


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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Coeur D Alene, Idaho

A 5 *Star* World Class Condo

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not come close to revealing the special amenities of this condo. Here, you will experience the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Every detail had been taken care of to make our stay a very memorable vacation. From the bedroom to the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, baths, this unit was by far the best of the best. For us, it made our honeymoon a time we will always cherish. Needless to say, we're coming back as often as we can. There's so much more we could say about this great home away from home. It's on the 10th floor with a panoramic ocean view that we could not stop looking at. The veranda with the hot tub was great for watching the romantic sunsets and enjoying a drink before dinner. We felt totally safe in Bay View Grand's gated complex. Security personnel were always around to make sure we were OK. We especially loved the huge beachfront infinity swimming pools and the snack bar service. The grounds are well maintained as is the entire facility. It has a full gym and tennis courts for you to use. We received an unexpected bonus! The bus stops in front of the main entrance gate for us to go downtown to enjoy the colonial city center. We also walked to the restaurants here in the Marina for some wonderful meals. We will be recommending this unit to our friends, our family, and our business clients. If you are looking for a great "5 Star" condo in the best location, this is it!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Del and Mary. It is very rewarding to have others enjoy our home as much as we do. We believe Bay View Grand is one of the most beautiful and secure properties in or around Puerto Vallarta. Bay View Grand is close enough to everything to be convenient yet far enough away to be private and quiet. As I always tell our friends and family, Bay View Grand and Puerto Vallarta are probably as close to Heaven as you can get. We look forward to your quick return.
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Sun City West, AZ

Another wonderful visit to Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have enjoyed staying in the Hansen's Bay View Grand condo in Puerto Vallarta. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils in the event that you want to eat in and watch the sunset from the balcony. For an early riser, the sunrise over the mountains is viewable from the kitchen window or outside balcony.

Bay View Grand is a convenient 5 minute ride from the airport. You will get some airplane noise during the afternoon because of the proximity, however, it is a minor distraction while lounging in one of the four pools. The grounds are lovely and well maintained by the friendly staff.

Restaurants at the marina are within a 15 minute leisurely walk and taxis are readily available for a 20-30 minute ride to the malecon, downtown eateries and attractions.

The condo was very comfortable. The owner was very responsive to our concerns - a problem with the washer (yes, we wash clothes on vacation) was quickly resolved by the repairman. The slow internet had been upgraded and, after a couple of hiccups, all of our devices and the owners Roku television worked seamlessly. The Roku provided access to most major US channels, Netflix and more.

We look forward to our next visit and recommend the Hansen's condo for your stay in Puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon and Bill, It was a pleasure having you and your guests back in our home for another five weeks. Thank you for being patient while we changed over to a better and faster internet service, and thank you Bill for your assistance in the change over. One can never adequately describe the beautiful Puerto Vallarta sunsets. We try to never miss one when we are there. We will be returning to our home for the Winter months and already have a list of improvements we want to make. Have a great New Year and we look forward to having you stay with us again. Dale and Marian
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Wonderful week in November

  • 5 of 5

After spending a week here we want to go back. The condo has everything you need for your stay. The decor is interesting, but that just adds to it. The grounds...where do we begin. After walking from the Bay View Grand down the beach past other units and hotels, BVG by far is so well maintained. The beach is well groomed. The 5 infinity pools are amazing. The snack bar at the pool is good and not as expensive as you would find at most hotels. Would we recommend this place - heck yes. The owner was very accommodating answering any questions we had before our trip and even after. The BVG is not far from the Marina and within walking distance. Cabs are always out front and security will get one for you. The bus goes by frequently - so transportation into the Malecon or anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta is convenient. This was our first VRBO rental - it will not be our last. And would love to come back to this property again.

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris, We have always felt that the Bay View Grand (BVG) is the best maintained, and centrally located property around. It is, however, good hearing it from someone who is not as attached to it as we are. This is our home for several months throughout the year and we enjoy sharing it with great guests such as you. Have a happy Holiday season and please come see us again. Dale and Marian
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Spectacular ocean views. Clean facility. Amazing pool. 2 roomy bedrooms with as updated kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The accommodations were comfortable and roomy. The decorations were fun. It was centrally located close to the marina and a cab ride away from downtown. Will stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janalyn, We look forward to having you again in the future. Our location is only one of many things that makes us so special. We are not only a short cab ride from downtown but also a short bus ride with a cost of less than forty cents each way. We are also just a few minute drive to the airport and a ten minute walk to the Marina with many amazing restaurants, shops, and activities. Best of all, Bay View Grand is quiet and peaceful in the evening when all one really wants to hear is the Ocean waves rolling in.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous condo! We loved the marble floors, and the beautifully carved and painted table and chairs and bar stools,and all the wood work throughout the condo was exquisite! One of the bathrooms had a large pillar and marble steps into the jetted tub. The other bathroom had a marble seat in the shower you could sit down to wash yourself! Both bedrooms had a picturesque view of the serpentine swimming pool right next to the beach, wow ,we were in awe at the view! We loved having the sliding doors and windows opened at night to hear the sound of the rolling waves and the cross breeze that put us to sleep. How relaxing that was. The kitchen was modern we loved the stove and large fridge the awesome view out the big kitchen window. They had beautiful stained glass windows throughout the condo. The living room had a lovely dolfin glass tea table and the couches reclined so we could enjoy watching the large screen tv. We loved eating our meals on the balcony, the chairs and table were so convenient and there on the balcony was a nice hot tub. This was an immaculate condo!! We did not want to leave. We loved the fun adventures ! Walks

on the beach, watching the iguanas sunning themselves in the top of the trees, setting the baby turtles free in the ocean, viewing the variety of birds, working out with the excersise equipment, the steamroom was nice too. Last but not least the sunsets were to die for! We would book this condo again and again!

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lorraine and Jerry, Paradise pretty much sums up the way we feel about our home in Puerto Vallarta also. We just recently remodeled the kitchen and added the new gas range/oven and large French Door refrigerator. Yes the sunsets are incredible. When we are there, we go out of our way not to miss the ever changing sunsets. Please let your friends know how great and SAFE Puerto Vallarta is. The news still likes to exaggerate conditions on the boarders which are over 1000 miles away. We feel safer in Puerto Vallarta than any city we have ever lived in. Unlike most of the rest of the World, the Mexican people still love Americans and they go out of their way to help us have a good experience in their beautiful country. We look forward to having you stay in our home again. Dale and Marian
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Clean, Beautiful, and Fun

  • 5 of 5

After driving 5 hours to Vegas, flight to California, and a layover with 2 hour extra delay before we flew to Puerto Vallarta it was a relief that we only had a quick 5 minute taxi ride to the Bay View Grand. We arrived just in time to watch from the 10th floor balcony radiant red and orange clouds dance in the sky as the sun disappeared beyond the ocean. With the kids in bed fast asleep my wife and I listened to the ocean wave’s crash upon the beach as we relaxed in the luxurious balcony tub for some much needed R&R.

In the morning after a great night sleep in a comfortable bed we were able to appreciate how clean and well kept the condo was. Their cute nick knacks on the walls from years of collecting all over the world, were a welcome relief from the normal sterile hotel room. With a full kitchen, simple breakfast and lunches made it easy to save a little extra money. Of coarse we spent that extra money when we walked to the flee market that goes on every Thursday in the near by marina.

The next morning we were surprised to see a notice by the elevator telling us about a free event of releasing baby sea turtles. After playing in the ocean waves all day we took a walk in the soft sand to a small shack just a half mile down the beach to where the turtles were hatched. My kids and I were able to each hold and name 3 adorable baby turtles. We released them to make their way down the beach toward another amazing sunset, to their new home the ocean.

Dale Hansen and Marian were very accommodating their beautiful home and their friendly attitude made it an amazing vacation. Thanks to both of you.

Ryan, Lorinda and family

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ryan, Your description of the Sunsets is right on. The perfect ending to a perfect day is a Puerto Vallarta Sunset. We have recently added a couple of padded zero gravity lounge chairs on our balcony to enhance the Sunset experience. Releasing baby turtles into the Ocean is an amazing experience. My wife and I were fortunate to be able to watch a mother Turtle lay her eggs right in front of Bay View Grand while we were here in February. We too try to stay in places where we can save some money by preparing some of our own meals. As you are aware, we in the process of upgrading our kitchen. Besides the new gas range and stove that you enjoyed, we just recently installed a large French door refrigerator. Thank you for being such amazing guests and we hope to see you and your children in our home again soon. Dale and Marian Hansen
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Marina Golf - Next Door
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
On property
Car: not necessary

Watch the Cruise Ships, Whales (in season), Dolphins, Pelicans, and many other Marine Sea Life from your private Balcony. Or just relax and soak in your own private Jacuzzi. Swim in one of the largest Infinity pools in Mexico (voted the #1 pools in Puerto Vallarta). The Marina is just a short 10 to15 minute walk and is full of fantastic restaurants, gift shops, tour companies, and magnificent Yachts. Down town Puerto Vallarta is only four miles away and easily accessible by Taxi, UBER or Bus. We prefer taking the bus because of the ambiance. There are many great restaurants all around Puerto Vallarta from the basic mom and pop to the very exclusive. The Sierra Madre Mountains are just a few miles away and there are many tours that will take you into them by Jeep, truck, or ATV. Puerto Vallarta is an amazing city that is full of life. Bay View Grand is centrally located with easy access to everything. We have an excellent security staff many of whom speak some English. We have lived in many cities in our life and Puerto Vallarta is, by far, the safest city we have ever lived in. We walk the streets of the Marina and Puerto Vallarta practically every day we are there and have never had an uncomfortable situation arise. We are close enough to everything for you to have a great time and far enough away from everything for you to enjoy peace and quiet.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Marina Vallarta, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2018 - Dec 27 2018
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 4 2019
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season
Jan 5 2019 - Apr 4 2019
90 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.6

You must be 25 years of age or older to rent this condo.

No Pets

CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS: Cancellations that are made six months prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund. Cancellations that are made less than six months prior to the arrival date will forfeit their advance payment. Cancellation after final payment is made (due 60 days prior to arrival) will receive no refund. We will attempt to re-rent the unit for the time you had reserved. If the unit is re-rented for the entire period of your reservation then the total amount of your advance payment(s), less a $100.00 administration fee, will be refunded. If re-rented for less than the entire period of your reservation, you will receive a refund for the total amount of the advance payment(s), minus a $100.00 administration fee, and minus the amount for the un-rented days. In every case your Security Deposit will be refunded in full if already paid. In the case of any event causing property to be unavailable, you will be notified at the earliest possible date and a full refund of all funds will be paid.

NO SMOKING! (Please do not rent our home if you smoke)

*Prime, Christmas, New Years, Easter - Electricity is included
*Standard - No charge for the first 200kWh per week
*Monthly (30 + days) Guest is responsible for all electricity charges. Meter will be read at the time of arrival and departure. Any overage will be taken out of the security deposit. Guests staying for multiple months are required to pay electrical charges at the end of each month. All of our lighting is LED. You can plan on around $20.00 per month if the Air Conditioner is not used. Our range, oven, clothes dryer, and water heater are all gas. Gas and water are included with every rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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