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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.

Winter 2018

President's Message

Bathroom

Dear Lindo Mar Owners,

I’m writing to you after our October 31, 2018 board meeting at Lindo Mar. The board members and the owners in residence are so happy to see and “live” the units remodeled in Phase 1. I think universally the owners feel we managed to update the units with some very nice improvements while maintaining that “Mexican feel” we have so enjoyed over the years. Just to mention a few of the improvements, you will find fans overhead on the balcony and the dining area, essentially a whole new kitchen, and a beautiful, not scary, bathroom. To the extent possible, we are holding an open house the hour before the weekly owners meeting in one of the remodeled units, but you can always “invite yourself in” to a remodeled unit if you are not living in one but your friends got the lucky draw. Of course, if you are a fixed week owner of a unit on floor 4, 5 or 6, welcome to your “new” home.

For most of us, this has been our first time using the new elevator, which is a real blessing to have. No more long waits on change days and buffet days. Not obvious to the owners, but extremely important for our staff in the kitchen, is that we have finally solved the heat problem so that the cooks have a reasonably comfortable temperature to work in.

A piece of fantastic news is that we were able to continue our same maintenance fee schedule for a fourth year in a row. This means another year with NO MAINTENANCE FEE INCREASE!

Pouls Retirement

On a sad note, our wonderful secretary/treasurer, and longest-serving board member, Poul Hansen, decided he had to resign, not out of unhappiness with the board but because advanced age has made traveling to the board meetings difficult. However, he has promised to consult with us on financial matters in the future. When you are at Lindo Mar, in the corridor going to the terrace, next to the owners’ message board, there is a photo of Poul and a framed message of thanks in English and Spanish. Poul spends a month at Lindo Mar in the spring, so those of you in residence when he is there, please thank Poul personally for his many years of service to Lindo Mar. Poul came to the board when Lindo Mar was in a difficult financial situation after the wall came down, and he guided us to our current very healthy financial condition which is allowing us to do a major facelift of the resort without a special assessment.

To replace Poul and serve out the rest of his term, the board appointed Roger Denton. We welcome Roger to the board and thank him for his willingness to serve. At the same time, we split the duties of secretary and treasurer. Now Chuck Meacham will serve as treasurer and Dave Brusby will serve as secretary.

Since so many of us purchased our first weeks at Lindo Mar soon after the resort was constructed, this obviously means we are considerably older than we were back then. Consequently, we will continue to lose members because of death, inability to travel, or changed financial circumstances. There is a thriving resale market among the owners and their friends and relatives, especially once they see the remodeled units, so PLEASE do not walk away from your membership. If you need to sell, talk to Javier in the sales office, put a note on the owners’ board, talk to other owners, and do whatever you can do to help us maintain our strong financial situation. As I’ve mentioned before, although we are helped by the restaurant revenue, our maintenance fees are the heart of how we are able to operate, and we need as many dues-paying members as possible. Fortunately, Lindo Mar is still at the low end of resorts when it comes to delinquency in maintenance fee payments, which is a testament to the commitment of our owners to the resort. If you can’t come to Lindo Mar for some reason, you can probably also rent your time to another owner, a friend or relative of an owner. Getting more people to visit the resort also brings us potential buyers.

On that note, I’ll close with this little story. When I was on the beach, an owner pointed out two young couples under one of our palapas and said one of the couples had just married. They had received a week at Lindo Mar from a relative as a gift. I wondered how they liked spending their honeymoon with a bunch of “old fogies.” Later in the week I talked to the couple and they raved on and on about how much they love Lindo Mar. They said they want to buy time here and get their friends to buy time, too. WOW! I certainly hope they will, because we need to constantly rejuvenate our membership base. Do your part to help us with that, and whatever you do, don’t spend your money on agencies that charge the “big bucks” to help you get out of your contract, when you can probably get some money if you just sell it.

And one final note, remember to voice your opinions on the remodeled units when you are at Lindo Mar to help us refine our concept for Phase 2, which will be floors 3, 7 and 8 next summer. If you stay in one of the remodeled units you may have detailed observations and recommendations for us that a casual observer might not have. In either case, we always value our owners’ comments.

Sandra Wicks
President


Resort Manager's Message

Hello Dear Members,

As yearend is getting closer, I want to provide you with an update of the latest activities performed since my last communication.

Last summer for us was overwhelming in several ways due to the amount of activities performed by staff, contractors and department heads. We have completed all the items the Board had approved in their June meeting. These items include:

  • Repaired the pool and re-grouted in general.
  • Installed the new elevator which has been fully functioning since the last week of June.
  • Carried all the furniture, picture frames, plants, mirrors, balcony doors and bedroom windows out of the rooms to be remodeled. All the furniture was sent to a storage place in town and we sold the rest of the items mainly to staff members.
  • Replaced electrical wiring in all remodeled rooms.
  • Installed bypass water valves in each duct before demolition began.
  • Remained on schedule with demolition. Completed in two weeks as planned.
  • Repainted halls 4, 5, and 6 as well as all the balcony railings in all the units on these floors.
  • Bought the following items for the remodel: Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, kitchen mirrors, balcony towel bars, onyx soap holders for the bathrooms, bedroom lamps, kitchen lamps, bathroom lamps, wood blinds for bedrooms and bar stools for the kitchen.
  • Returned furniture to rooms after remodel was complete and detailed every single piece of furniture in need of repair, retouch, repaint, etc.

These were all the activities your staff has been involved with at Lindo Mar. We are looking forward to having you back enjoying your beautiful home known as Lindo Mar. Next time you are here, be sure to say thank you to the maids, maintenance staff, security staff, Miguel, Ivan and our new gardener, Julio.

All of us were involved with moving all the contents in and out of the rooms for the contractor to be able to start demolition.

Roberto Chavez
Manager

Managers Message

Treasurer's Report
August 2018

Poul

My first order of business as your new treasurer is to inform you that your board passed a budget that calls for no increase in our maintenance fees for 2019! This is a remarkable accomplishment in view of having now refurbished all units on floors 4, 5, 6 during 2018 and have solid plans to refurbish units on floors 3, 7, 8 during 2019. The remainder of the units are scheduled to be completed in 2020.

At the October board meeting I was elected to fill the Treasurer’s position previously held by Poul Hansen who retired from the board (now emeritus status). Poul was most influential in putting Lindo Mar in the strong financial position we currently hold. Be sure and thank him for his excellent work!

Our solid financial position is largely due to the strong US dollar versus the Mexican peso, coupled with excellent La Playita restaurant profits, a low (5%) dues delinquency rate, and good overall management/ resort cost controls. Looking forward, it appears that we will begin the 2019 fiscal year with about $1 million in our replacement reserve fund, most of which would be directed to the next two years of unit refurbishment. As relates to current exchange rates, at the time of this writing the US dollar bought 20.4 Mexican pesos. The Mexico inflation rate is currently about 5%.

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


Welcome Roger Denton!

Roger Denton

Hello Fellow Lindo Mar Owners,

I’m sure many of you know that I ran for Lindo Mar Board of Directors, but you may not have heard that I was appointed as a Director to the BOD at the October Board meeting after Poul Hansen submitted his resignation.

Poul served as a Board Member for the past nine years and we are very lucky to have had such a dedicated participant on our BOD. Thank you Poul for all you have done on our behalf!

Our current BOD has done a great deal to improve Lindo Mar and it will be an honor to serve with them as we continue to move forward in the coming years. This is a very exciting time to be part of the Lindo Mar Family with the Renovation Project under way and all the improvements that have been made to our aging building and La Playita as well.

I hope to contribute to the Board in a positive way by drawing on my background as a Building Contractor, my experience participating on other Boards and Commissions, the life experiences I’ve had from all the volunteer work I have done and the people I have been able to help along the way.

Roger Denton
Director


Staff Spotlight

Lorenzo

Hello Lindo Mar Members,

My name is Lorenzo Moreno Valadez. I am 49 years old and I am the youngest of 5 brothers. I have lived in Puerto Vallarta for the last 35 years, but I am from Guanajuato State in Central Mexico. I like music and my favorite hobby is playing billiards and watching TV with my children.

I have worked at several different hotels in Puerto Vallarta like Krystal, Barceló, Marriot, Westin and Velas Vallarta. I am the “Baker” (el Panadero) at Lindo Mar, which I enjoy and like a lot. I feel great when I see clients and workmates saying how much they enjoy the cakes or sweet rolls that I prepared, because I like what I do.

Next time you come, make sure you try the bread I make in-house for the hamburgers and French toast! It is delicious!!!

Sincerely,
Lorenzo the Baker


Staff Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire Extinguisher Training

Staff Appreciation Party

Staff Appreciation Party

New Tables

New Tables

Pre-Arrival Form

We are happy to announce the addition of the new pre-arrival form on the Overview page of the Lindo Mar website: http://www.lindomarresort.com/resort-information.aspx.

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.

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 2018 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. In an effort to secure the highest trade value, our Owner Services team works with Trading Places Exchange as well as RCI to set aside weeks of credit ahead of time in anticipation of Lindo Mar owners requesting to deposit their use time. These weeks of credit will be utilized for owners requesting to deposit their use time and are not available for owner use requests. The weeks of credit are subject to availability and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

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!

Lovin' the View

Photo submitted by Member Geri Reamer entitled: “Lovin’ the View”

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

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 Isadoro 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. — Kristin H (TripAdvisor)

Winter at Lindo Mar

Best place to stay in Puerto Vallarta. The staff is friendly and attentive and remember you from year to year. Always clean and the restaurant is phenomenal. If you ever have any questions about outings check with them and they will not steer you wrong!! — ecmpbell2016 (TripAdvisor)

Handicap Accessible

This resort is close to the town to facilitate local shopping and dining. The facility’s Handicap accessible even for my power wheel chair. The resort is also being incrementally renovated. Great place for young and not-so-young. — Max D (TripAdvisor)

TPI Bonus Week Promotion
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Terms & Conditions
Use Deposit Promo Code: TPILN18. Valid for new deposits only. Deposit your Unit Week by 12/31/2018 and at least 60 days prior to your Unit Week arrival date to receive two Bonus Weeks, for a total of three weeks of usage. Each Bonus Week is subject to a $229 service fee and valid for a reservation in a Unit up to the same size as the original Unit Week deposited. Each Bonus Week expires one year from the arrival date of original Unit Week deposited. Offer is based on availability, not combinable with other offers, and is subject to change without notice.


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)

2018
2019
2020
2021

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

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