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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 26, 2018 – Board Meeting (Teleconference)
  • June 12, 2018 – Board Meeting at TPI
  • October 30 & 31, 2018 – 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.

Fall 2018

President's Message

Hello again, Lindo Mar owners,

Are you as excited as I am to see the remodeled floors 4, 5 and 6 at Lindo Mar? As of September 1, when I’m writing this, our manager, Roberto Chavez, tells me we are making very good progress toward the completion date of October 6, which is the end of Week 39. In fact, it looks like floor 4 will be finished during the first week of September and the furniture can be moved back in. Of course, as was to be expected with our old building, there have been some “adventures” along the way, like when the floor tiles on floor 4 were being taken up and the power went out in some rooms on floor 3, because wiring for floor 3 was under the floor 4 tiles. At least for the future we will have good, new wiring and, best of all, we’ll know where it is.

To the few of you who may have been at Lindo Mar during the construction period, I hope it wasn’t too inconvenient for you. And thanks to the owners who tolerated the elevator construction work, as well. I haven’t had the opportunity yet to experience the new elevator, but the reports are that it is such a wonderful improvement.

I am also happy to report that the heat problem in the newly-remodeled restaurant kitchen is supposed to have finally been resolved. As always, we are very concerned about the working conditions of our staff.

With regard to planning for the next phase of the resort remodel, the board will make the budget for 2019 during our on-site meeting the end of October, and the Phase 2 construction will be included, but we won’t make final decisions about the details of Phase 2 until our February meeting. The decision about which floors to include in Phase 2, however, had to be made in June in order to block out the units and work on moving fixed week owners to other units during the construction period. Just to remind you, Phase 2 will consist of floors 3, 7 and 8. Although that might at first seem illogical, we can’t do floors 1, 2 and 3 in one phase, because it would take almost all of our two-bedroom units out of service at the same time. We thank the floor 1, 2 and 9 owners for their patience with this process. Just think how wonderful it will be in October 2020 at which time we should have a “like new” resort.

We know that owners coming to the resort will be anxious to see the remodeled units and give the board feedback. We should be able each week to either have one unit available for viewing or, at least, have an open house in one of the units. As you know from the past year, when all of the units were occupied, we asked the occupants of Unit 702, our second sample remodeled unit, to allow people to view the unit the hour before the weekly owners meeting, and we plan to do the same this year. By the way, thanks to all of you who were Unit 702 occupants and opened the unit to viewing. We very much appreciated your kindness and understanding.

Many of our Lindo Mar owners have owned their intervals for 20 or 30 years, or more, so that means our ownership base is aging. We’ve lost some owners due to death or inability to travel, and we know some of you have faced quite daunting health challenges recently. It’s always a relief to hear that you have come through well, and if you are still struggling, know that we are thinking of you and hope to see you again soon. If you simply cannot come to Lindo Mar, there are probably owners who would like to rent your time or maybe buy it from you. Please don’t just walk away from your time unless absolutely necessary, because that makes it difficult for our finances. Lindo Mar is on a solid financial footing (see the treasurer’s message), but we need to keep it that way.

Finally, I want to thank our management team and the Lindo Mar staff, as well as the board, for all of their efforts on behalf of Lindo Mar. We have a wonderful resort – a great place to spend part of our lives.

I’ll hope to see you soon at Lindo Mar, and if I’m not there when you are, have a great time!

Sandra Wicks,
Board President


Resort Manager's Message

Hello Dear Members,

I would like to inform you of the latest activities at your home Lindo Mar. As you already know since the first week of July, we have been in remodeling mode! The remodel has been a real adventure for all of us the staff at Lindo Mar. On some occasions we have been driven to perform extra feats as we were not used to be under this kind of activities and for so long.

I will begin by telling you that during the remodel we have not had space for the staff to dine, so we have been eating in the back of the restaurant, where ladies in high season play Mahjong (quesadillas área during buffet).

In this report I want to tell you what our maintenance staff has being doing related to remodeling:

  • Installed shut off valves in every single room for gas, electricity, and wiring. li>
  • Repaired 3 wood balcony door beams with metal beams, in 3 different rooms to be remodeled.
  • Installed all new wiring in the ducts on every floor.
  • Repaired electric lines that were damaged during the demolition process.
  • Repainted balcony railings in every room.
  • Uninstalled and re-installed all minisplits after preforming maintenance of rooms remodeled.
  • Uninstalled and re-installed back the headboards in the bedrooms.
  • Carried all furniture to the lobby to move it to storage in town.
  • Housekeeping staff packed all of the furniture, frames, dishes, curtains, and cushions./li>
  • Coordinated with contractor, supervising the functioning of every single electrical line, device, phone lines, Tv Signals in all rooms to be remodeled.
  • We have begun to bring back back all furniture from storage in town to the resort. We hired a moving truck bring all the items back with the help of some staff members, including myself, Miguel and Juan Manuel, our security chief.

As you can see dear Members, this summer we have been very, very busy and (except restaurant staff) everyone has been involved with the remodel. We hope that next time you are here, you will feel proud of your (partially) new Home LindoMar! We the staff, are proud!

In the meantime, be happy, and prepare yourself for your next vacation with us! We are looking forward to it!p>

Roberto Chavez
Manager


Treasurer's Report
August 2018

Having reviewed the accounts up to the end of July, I am pleased to report that despite three floors being cleared for remodelling in July, we are ahead of our 2018 Budget, partly due to the continued weakness of the Mexican Peso.

La Playita’s results are on budget, and Timeshare Sales are ahead. Our current delinquency rate remains at 5%, which is notable as the Timeshare industry continues to weaken.

As reported elsewhere, this year’s remodeling of three floors is in progress while the Replacement Reserves remain at $1.0 million. Looking into the future, I see no problems in the remodelling project staying on course.

Poul Hansen,
Secretary-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

Rocio Alejandra

Hello, my name is Yanira Guadalupe Gallegos and I am 24 years old. I was born in Puerto Vallarta and still live in Puerto Vallarta at Magisterio Colony. I have two daughters: Xiomara (7 years old) and Damara (4 years old). I only attended elementary school, because I have always preferred to work.

Before coming to work at Lindo Mar, I worked as a maid at Canto del Sol hotel, but I have also worked as a waitress in restaurants. I love working at Lindo Mar: I like my workmates and my boss is very nice to me. We all get along pretty well. I have been working here for the last 6 months in the Housekeeping department. I have been put in charge of the evening shift, which is new to me but I am delighted to do it. Lindo Mar is a nice place to work at.

I hope to meet you next time you are here.

Gracias!


Fourth Floor Remodel

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Fifth Floor Remodel

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Sixth Floor Remodel

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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.


Share your Stories and Photos!

Arches in Puerto Vallarta

Do you have any stories or photos of your time 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

Annual Visitor

Excellent resort, excellent location, excellent staff. The restaurant in Lindo Mar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as two daily "happy hours". We have been frequenting this location for over twenty years and have never been disappointed. -cpugram (TripAdvisor)

Private, Peaceful, and Friendly Stay!

As the other reviews have stated, this is an older establishment, but it has so much to recommend it for. The location is between Puerto Vallarta and Mismaloya with a bus stop conveniently located a few feet from their entrance. The bus is super cheap to take in either direction if you choose not to use a taxi. There is also a small convenience store just past the bus stop. You can dine at the Lindo Mar Restaurant or choose one from a neighboring establishment. The best part is the private beach with palapas, tables, and towels. The rooms all overlook the bay with furnished balconies. Very clean, lovely pool and hot tub, friendly service, best money exchange rate at the front desk, and free Spanish classes for those interested. The experience couldn't be better! We will be going back and highly recommend this to travelers looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to stay with a lot to do around them. -lmseddon64 (TripAdvisor)

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.

Remodeled Unit 702

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 2018 MF CASH Discount if paid in FULL by 1/1/2018 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, 2018. 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 1/1/2018 1/2/2018 2/15/2018
2nd Installment 4/1/2018 4/2/2018 5/15/2018
3rd Installment 7/1/2018 7/2/2018 8/15/2018
4th Installment 10/1/2018 10/2/2018 11/15/2018

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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