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Welcome to your Owner’s Corner! Explore these pages and find helpful information about your home away from home. Below are the most recent posts to this section. Enjoy!


Governing Documents

Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation detail how the association is operated such as how board of directors are determined, when meetings are to be held and how business should be conducted.
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Bylaws
Bylaws detail how the association is operated such as how board of directors are determined, when meetings are to be held and how business should be conducted.
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CC&Rs
Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions (or Declarations) are association documents that govern how the association is run including a legal description of what the property is and what it can be developed into.
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Rules & Regulations
Specifically establish how reservations are processed, and may include house rules for the property itself, as approved by your BODs.
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Financial Info

ABC Policy
Assessment Billing and Collection Policy is adopted by the BOD in accordance with the association documents to dictate the timing and structure of the billing process.
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Budget
An association budget is utilized to manage the association operating and reserve finances.
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Financial Summary
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Full Reserve Study
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Meeting Notices

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule*

  • February 18, 2019 – Board Meeting by Teleconference
  • June 26, 2019 – Board Meeting at TPI
  • October 29 & 30, 2019 – Board/Budget Meeting at Lindo Mar

*Specific times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Please contact Trading Places International at 800-365-6494 or email droadmin@tradingplaces.com for the most up-to-date and specific information.

Spring 2019

President's Message

Beach

Dear Lindo Mar Owners,

It is always a pleasure to update you about what is happening at Lindo Mar. I was fortunate enough to spend five weeks at Lindo Mar in January and early February, part of the time in remodeled units and part of the time in units that have not yet been remodeled. Oh, my goodness, what a difference! If you haven’t already seen the remodeled units, I think you will be very pleased. We got generally fantastic reviews from the owners with, of course, some suggestions for additions or changes as we go into Phase 2 this summer. As a reminder, Phase 2 consists of the units on floors 3, 7 and 8, as well as the member services office and the public bathroom on floor 7. The remodel work will be done in July, August and September.

Speaking specifically about the floor 7 public bathroom, we are remodeling it to make it handicap accessible. As you probably know, there is currently a step up between the sink and the toilet, and there is no way a wheelchair could maneuver in the restricted space. We will be correcting those deficiencies. In the member services office, we will be opening up some additional space to make the office more usable for meetings. While we are at it, we have to repair some serious termite damage to beams over the office and also Unit 706.

We are also working on getting left-opening refrigerators for the kitchens that need them. Previously we weren’t able to find them, but now they are available. Unfortunately, when we bought one to try it out in a remodeled unit, although the refrigerator fit into the refrigerator space, the door did not open properly. We will design around that in Phase 2, but we need to find a different left-opening refrigerator for the Phase 1 units that need them. Hopefully we will be able to do that and move our new right-opening refrigerators to the Phase 2 units that require those. This is just one of the many design details the board is working on

Owners meetings are still being conducted every week to provide the owners current information and hear the owners’ comments and concerns. If board members are in residence, they participate along with our manager, otherwise our manager handles them by himself. In addition, we encourage owners to provide written comments with their suggestions or, in case it’s necessary, with any unit-specific needs. We are working with staff and management to minimize the number of repair needs an owner or guest will discover upon arrival, but if there are any problems discovered, either upon arrival or during one’s stay, we want to know about those immediately. We can’t fix what we don’t know about.

Although our 2018 books have not yet been audited, it appears that we finished the year in very good financial condition and, as previously announced, we expect to be able to complete the final two phases of our resort upgrade without a special assessment and with a comfortable cushion in our reserve fund at the end. Our delinquency rate remains low, especially by industry standards, but we are ever mindful that our membership is aging and there will come a time when longtime members simply cannot continue to come to Lindo Mar. Fortunately, as we have lost members, we have also gained new ones, and we hope you will encourage your friends and relatives to become owners. If you find you simply cannot continue your membership, please do not fall prey to scam operators who will charge you a lot of money to “exit” your timeshare. I recently read a court order from a case in Florida that laid out the way unscrupulous people are taking advantage of timeshare owners, and it is truly shocking.

Finally, this spring you should have received notices about the acceptance of nominations for the board and then you will receive your ballot. Three seats on the board are up for election this year. If you have the background, the time and the interest to serve on the board, please submit your nomination form. We are always in need of good candidates for the board. And I want to express my deep appreciation for the owners who are presently on the board and who served in the past. I won’t say it is a thankless job, because owners regularly thank us for our service, but it does take a time commitment and willingness to make oneself available for our regular and special meetings. I would also like to thank the owners who have specialized skills and have volunteered a lot of their time to help us in various ways.

I wish you all wonderful stays at Lindo Mar with your friends and relatives, and I’ll look forward to seeing many of you when the board meets on site next fall. Until then, please be well.

Sandra Wicks
President


Resort Manager's Message

Beach

Hello Dear Members,

I am again writing this article to update you on the latest events and all the exciting things happening at your home Lindo Mar.

Let me begin by telling you that we have another challenging year upon us, especially because we will remodel another 3 floors this year (14 units including the 706 loft). The Board, onsite management and TPI are working together to put finalize the details of the remodeling.

We are going to buy new refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, wood chairs for the dining tables, lamps for both the bedrooms and living rooms, ceiling fans, mirrors, towel bars, etc. We are close to signing the contract with the same contractor who remodeled last year.

While remodeling the 14 units, we will also be remodeling the sales office that shares the roof with 706 loft. We will also be remodeling the restroom located next to sales office to make it ADA accessible.

As you can read, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Remodeling will start June 22nd and the resort will be closed weeks 25 and 26 (June 22nd to July 5th) for demolition. From week 27 to week 39 (July 6th to October 5th) we will be continuing the remodel but will be open to receive members and guests once again.

We have even more improvements planned for Lindo Mar than those listed above. On May 6th, we a local contractor will begin painting the oceanside of the building and during the demolition weeks we will be replacing the floor tiles around the pool area and the unit 104 patio.

We hope you are happy seeing all the improvements being made to you home away from home. Your staff and I are proud to work here and we know you are proud to own here.

Viva Lindo Mar!

Roberto Chavez
Manager


Treasurer's Report
August 2018

The Lindo Mar Treasury continues on track to fund normal resort operation functions, and fund refurbishment of the units on floors 3, 7, and 8 this summer. The last remaining floors to be refurbished (floors 1, 2, and 9) should be completed during the summer of 2020. Due to the continuing favorable dollar/peso exchange rate, judicious resort management, increased profits from sales of units, and profits from our La Playita restaurant, I am pleased to report that this significant undertaking is being accomplished with no increase in your maintenance fee!

Resort financial replacement reserves are strong and currently stand at about U.S. $1.1 million. As of this writing, the U.S. Dollar buys 19.3 pesos and the Canadian Dollar buys 14.5 pesos. These exchange rates are down slightly from my previous report in November 2018 but still considerably higher than a few years ago. The Mexican inflation rate is currently about 5%.

In general, the Lindo Mar delinquency rate remains low but there was a slight uptick in January which was a surprise to me since units are increasing in value associated with the remodeling activities underway. If you haven’t paid your maintenance fee, please do so soon!

Chuck Meacham,
Treasurer

You may find a copy of the 2017 financial review under your Owner’s Corner (Important Documents>Financial Review) or by clicking here: Financial Summary


Staff Spotlight

Lorenzo

Hello Lindo Mar Members,

My name is Maribel Alvarez Garcia and I am the staff cook at Lindo Mar. I am a single mother of three beautiful children: Jesus Daniel age 17, Janette Jaqueline age 19 and Alex age 22.

I was born in Puerto Vallarta Jalisco and I have been working at Lindo Mar for the last two years. I started off as a steward/dishwasher and I asked for the opportunity of becoming a cook for the staff. Before coming to Lindo Mar, I worked as a maid for four years and a gardener for the seven years before that. In my free time, I like to fish and dance.

I love working here at Lindomar.

Regards,
Maribel


Activities in Puerto Vallarta

Looking for something to do during your stay? Check-out one of the local markets!

  • Marina Vallarta Art & Market held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Marina
  • Marsol Market held Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by the pier
  • 3 Hens & a Rooster Market held Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Club (280 Fco. Madero)
  • Olas Atlas Farmer’s Market held Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lazaro Cardenas Park

Pre-Arrival Form

We encourage all members and guests to fill out a copy of the pre-arrival form a week or more prior to check-in to expedite the check-in process and to help us prioritize room cleaning. You may fill out the check-in form at any time, regardless of your arrival date.

The pre-arrival form is located on the Overview page of the Lindo Mar website: http://www.lindomarresort.com/resort-information.aspx.

Thank you and see you soon!

Lindo Mar Resort Staff


Greetings from Owner Services!

Hello! We are your Owner Services Vacation Specialists and we are available to assist you in getting the most out of your vacation ownership. We hope the new year is off to a good start and want to remind you to reserve your 2019 owner use week if you haven’t done so already. If you are not planning to travel on your week to Lindo Mar and would like to bank it with an exchange company, make sure you plan early, as all reservations are subject to availability! Please call us to confirm your reservation plans for your week(s), 800-365-6494 ext. 1 or email ownerservices@tradingplaces.com.

Did you know?

In order to bank/deposit a week, most exchange companies (TPI, Interval International, or RCI) require a specific lead time for unrestricted exchange terms. The earlier you deposit the better your chances will be to receive flexibility with your exchange options.

Steps to banking/depositing your week for exchange:

  1. Call Trading Places International Owner Services department to request a reservation for deposit (Fixed week owners can call for their reservation number).
  2. Pay your corresponding maintenance fees for the week you want to bank/deposit.
  3. Contact the exchange company of your choice and give them your Lindo Mar reservation.
    Please note: An owner services representative is able to facilitate your deposit should you elect to use Trading Places Exchange.
  4. Make sure you receive a confirmation directly from the exchange company in writing confirming your week has been successfully banked/deposited.

If you have any questions on this process or on other options for your week please feel free to contact Owner Services at 800-365-6494, ext 1 or email ownerservices@tradingplaces.com.


How are we Doing?

Your feedback is very important to us! We are always looking for ways to improve our services and your vacation experience. Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay by filling out our online survey located on the bottom of the Lindo Mar website.

How are we doing? Survey

Share your Stories and Photos!

Through the window

Photo submitted by Member Geri Reamer entitled: “Through the window”

If you have stories or photos from your adventures at Lindo Mar, we would love to share them with fellow members in the upcoming newsletters, please mail them to Casey Clayson at 25510 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630 or email casey.clayson@tradingplaces.com.

Please note that if you submit a photo you must fill out the release form here. In addition, any photos submitted with visible faces cannot be used unless each person in the picture has provided written consent using the form attached in the previous sentence.


Messages in a Bottle

Great Timeshare Hotel

I owned two weeks in Lindo Mar for about 10 years. It is one of my favorite locations in PV. Each room has a direct ocean view. There is a reef in front of the building that is great for snorkeling and has a small private beach. The best part of the reef is it creates crashing waves that echo through your room. The oceanside restaurant is very good and Sunday brunches are excellent. The beach bar has 2 happy hours a day with strong drinks. A 5 minute cab drive takes you to Old Town. This area is called the Beverly Hills of PV. — Spairair (TripAdvisor)

Perfect Waterfront Dining

If you’re in search of old Mexico oceanfront dinning, this is it. With waves crashing just yards away, this is definitely a romantic dinner spot. The view is spectacular, and the food is fresh and plentiful. The service is great, and you will take your time without any rush. The price is right, and the drinks are strong.......Enjoy this spot for any occasio — Steve Lodge (TripAdvisor)

Perfect Balance

Thank you, Lindo Mar, for being the perfectly authentic, beautiful, safe, hospitable and romantic hotel that you are. Thank you, Claudia, for making our stay extra special...and Isidro for the perfect cocktails. The restaurant was phenomenal the room was clean, the hike/walk to the Malecon always started our day perfectly. Just far enough removed from the action to be peaceful and romantic but a quick walk or Uber to be right in the thick of it. This was the perfect place for our anniversary trip and I am so grateful we found it... and that balcony ahhhh that balcony. — Kristen H (TripAdvisor)

TPI Bonus Week Promotion

Solicitation of Nominations

We are always looking to add diversity to our Board of Directors. Can you bring something new and fresh to the table? Does your background provide perspective that might benefit the Board? Will your strengths make the Board stronger as a whole?

Serving on the Board of Directors is your opportunity to make an impact on the future of Lindo Mar Adventure Club, Ltd. by becoming involved in the decision-making process. (You must be a member of the association in good standing to submit your nomination.)

If you have an interest in serving on the board of directors, please contact droadmin@tradingplaces.com or send your request and contact information to the address below. We will be happy to send you the form and consider your nomination for our next election. Thank you!

US Mail: Trading Places International
Attn: DRO Admin
25510 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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FAQs

When is check in / check out time?
Use weeks are Saturday to Saturday. Check in time at Lindo Mar is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 11:00 am.

How do we use our owner time?
There are lots of options. You can spend the time at your home resort; you can exchange your time to another resort; you can exchange your time for a different time at your home resort; or you can deposit it for use next year. Believe it or not, you can even use next year's week this year.

How do we go about using one of the options?
Everything begins with a reservation and confirmation. If you own Floating Time, you first need to make a reservation with Trading Places International. They'll send you a confirmation. If you own Fixed Time, you need to contact Trading Places International and receive a confirmation before using, exchanging, or renting your week.

What if we want to exchange for another week at Lindo Mar or at another resort?
You need to contact Trading Places International or one of the other exchange companies and deposit your reservation with them. If you are going to another Trading Places resort, you can deposit your time with them at the same time you make your reservation.

Do we have to know which resort we want to exchange into at the time we deposit?
No. But, just like making your reservation, the earlier you request a specific location, the more likely you are to get it.

What if we can't get a reservation (floating week owners) at our home resort for the time of year we want to be there?
Just make a reservation for whatever time is available and then give it to TPI or another exchange company and ask for an internal exchange. That's when you exchange one time period at your Home Resort for a different time at that same resort.

Sometimes we can't take a vacation and other times we can take more than one week. Is there anything we can do about that?
There sure is. Through TPI or other exchange company you can save this year's week and use it next year along with that year's week. Or, you can use next year's week along with this year's. Also, don't forget you can often rent additional time at the resort where you're staying. It's a great way to extend your vacation. And, sometimes you can get better flight arrangements by traveling on a different day. If you do, just rent the additional time you need.

We own Fixed Time. Do we need to make a reservation?
No, not exactly. That is, you don't need to make a reservation, but you should let Trading Places know you intend to use your week or to exchange or rent it, as you'll need a confirmation.

What if we can't use our reserved week at all? Can we carry it over to next year?
No. At least, not without giving it to an exchange company like Trading Places first. They can accrue it for you and allow you to use it within the next two years.

When does my owner week expire?
Your owner week expires at the end of each calendar year. If you cannot use your week during that year, please call a representative to discuss your options.

Can a guest use my unit?
Yes a guest can use your unit. Just give Trading Places a call and let them know the name of the guest. There is no fee for your guests to use your unit.

Can we use only part of our week?
You can't reserve just part of a week. You must reserve a full seven days for each week of use, but you may be able to exchange a three or four day portion of your reserved time depending on the exchange company's rules. Of course, the number of days you actually stay is up to you, but you will be considered to have used all of whatever you reserved or exchanged.

We heard someone mention Bonus Weeks. What are they and how do we use them?
Some buyers at Lindo Mar paid extra for the right to use an extra week in any given year. In addition to the maintenance fee on their regular week, they must pay the maintenance fee for the year in which they use the Bonus Week, as well. Bonus Weeks can be reserved up to 9 months in advance.

Fourth Floor Remodel Photos

Fifth Floor Remodel Photos

Sixth Floor Remodel Photos

Resales Information

Want to Buy or Sell?

For all your Lindo Mar buying needs, please contact Javier Quezada at 011 52 322 221 5511. You may also e-mail javieratlindomar@yahoo.com.mx. If you are looking for another week to own at Lindo Mar or you want to sell the one you have, stop into our Member Services Office in the lower lobby. Javier Quezada is in the office to the right of the concierge desk. He won't try to "power sell" you; he'll just tell you how it is and do everything he can to help you accomplish your goal, whether buying or selling. As he put it recently, "Drop by my office to find out about existing inventory, resales, or just to say hello."

javier Quezada

The following information may be beneficial in starting the resales process. We encourage you to take advantage of this resource center from ARDA.

The ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center

The ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center is available on the ARDA-ROC.org website. Please click here to view the new ARDA-ROC Resale Center. This is a one-stop resource to educate timeshare owners about the resale process and to protect them from unscrupulous resale and marketing companies.

The goal of this new Resale Center is to offer owners an objective educational place on the web regarding traversing the thorny secondary market.

The Resource Center offers:

  • Information for consumers on how to find the right type of resale process to meet their individual needs.
  • Checklists to help them through the resale process including questions they may ask potential resale companies.
  • Information on how to identify scams and avoid commonly made mistakes.
  • A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions owners may have about reselling. Some of the most important questions dealing with such issues as whether or not legal and tax advice is believable; how the secondary market is regulated; and where to file complaints, along with websites to verify facts about a resale company.
  • A site that encourages owners to share information on their resale experience and the effectiveness of their resale efforts through an on-line survey.

Source: American Resort Development Association, 2011

Use Time Calendar

Timeshare Calendar for exchanges into Lindo Mar Resort.
(These exchange calendars may not coordinate with your home resort use week calendars)

(Click on calendar year to enlarge)

2019
2020
2021
2022

Transfer / Changes

Have you moved, changed your contact information, changed your marital status or had any other significant change in your personal status? Use the following document to assist with any of the following regarding your ownership:

  • Change a name(s)
  • Add or remove a name
  • Transfer to a family member or trust
  • Transfer your timeshare to a new owner
  • Retrieve contact information for your Recording Office
  • And more

Click here to download and print the reference sheet for your records.

Maintenance Fees

Lindo Mar Adventure Club, Ltd.

Unit Type 2019 MF CASH Discount if paid in FULL by 1/1/2019 1st Installment. ** 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Installment
1 Bedroom $627.00 $608.00 $186.75 $156.75
2 Bedroom $782.00 $759.00 $225.50 $195.50
2B Deluxe $832.00 $807.00 $238.00 $208.00
2B Loft $1,096.00 $1,063.00 $304.00 $274.00
2B P.H. $1,096.00 $1,063.00 $304.00 $274.00
3B Deluxe $1, 031.00 $1, 000.00 $287.75 $257.75
3B P.H. $1,192.00 $1,156.00 $328.00 $298.00

Due Date:
Payment is due on or before January 1, 2019. If quarterly payment option is selected, a one-time $30.00 processing fee per Interval will apply.


ABC Policy:
** - If quarterly payment option is selected a one time $30.00 processing fee per interval is included.
  Due Date 25% Late Fee $185 Delinquent Charge
1st Installment 1/1/2019 1/2/2019 2/15/2019
2nd Installment 4/1/2019 4/2/2019 5/15/2019
3rd Installment 7/1/2019 7/2/2019 8/15/2019
4th Installment 10/1/2019 10/2/2019 11/15/2019

To Submit a Payment by:

Check: Do not mail post dated checks.

Make checks payable to:
     Lindo Mar Adventure Club
     PO Box 30417
     Los Angeles, CA 90030-0417

Credit Card:
     To pay online click hereclick here
     call 800-365-6494 ext. 1

Questions:
Email billings@tradingplaces.com

Pre-Arrival Form

We are encouraging all of our members and guests to fill out the Pre-Arrival Information Form prior to checking-in. You may either click here or visit the Overview page of this website to fill out the form. Thank you!

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