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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, 2020 – Board Meeting by Teleconference
  • June 25, 2020 – Board Meeting by Video Conference
  • October 27 & 28, 2020 – 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.

Summer 2020

President's Message

Dear Lindo Mar Owners,

“Looking Up!” That is the state of Lindo Mar now as we head into the season of heat and the slowing of COVID-19 (hopefully)!

It is great to write to you now that Lindo Mar has re-opened and we have some guests and reservations. April and May were difficult for many of us as well as our staff at Lindo Mar. During the time of shut down, we made some progress by removing and replacing the roofs on the penthouses. It was a good thing we did because, when we opened one portion of the roof a beam caved in and fell down. No one was injured but it was a reminder to us that doing it now was imperative.

We had a Board meeting June 25th where we made the decision to complete some upgrades and changes now that we are open, and have not diminished much of our reserves during the shutdown. We will be working on improving the spa in the pool area and the spa located on the 104 patio. We are also getting new lounge chairs for the pool area. We are planning on finishing the remodel of floors 1, 2 and the penthouses next summer 2021. We are all disappointed that we did not finish the remodel this year, but with COVID-19 there was too much to risk moving forward in 2020.

Our new Board of Directors is set, and we are missing Sandra Wicks as she has retired from the Board. We want to thank her for all her hard work and her love for Lindo Mar! Sandra as you know has a big heart, an undying work ethic, and has done a fabulous job for all of us in terms of the whole scope of being a member of our board.

Our new Board of Directors:

  • Dennis Lockwood, President
  • Roger Denton, Vice President
  • David Brusby, Secretary
  • Chuck Meacham, Treasurer
  • Sandra Erickson, Director

We want to offer a special welcome to Sandra Erickson who was elected to fill the empty seat on the Lindo Mar Board. Sandra brings a wealth of experience and will be a great asset to all of us at Lindo Mar.

We were very fortunate to have many owners donate to the employee assistance fund during the COVID-19 shut down of Lindo Mar. Members’ donations helped the most affected employees who have a large portion of their salaries dependent on tips.

We went through a thorough process of determining who, what, how much, and statically evaluated how the funds were to be allocated. On June 15th, 51 employees received a total of $23,000.00 USD from members’ donations.

The whole Board was involved in the determination and handling, however, Sandra Wicks and yours truly were the worker bees. Our Resort Manager Roberto Chavez also assisted with information concerning the allocations.

The staff was overjoyed! Thank you all!

Our financial piece is in this newsletter and Chuck Meacham who was reelected, remains our treasurer. He will give you the overview on where we stand financially. We want to say thanks to all of you for your continued confidence and financial support of Lindo Mar and all of the staff.

We have had our last few meetings via teleconference and we hope to be conducting our October meeting in person at Lindo Mar!

Please stay safe and be careful.

On behalf of the Board,
Dennis Lockwood,
Board President


Resort Manager’s Message

Dear Members!

At the moment that I am writing this article, I reflect on how different the world is now than it was a year ago. I think everyone is aware of what’s been going on and how all our lives have been changed.

In the middle of these hard times, we, the Lindo Mar team, have solidified even more, how much of a pleasure it is to work for Lindo Mar. It is with an immense sense of gratitude that we recognize the generosity of the members who contributed donations to aid those of us in great need. We appreciate your thoughtful kindness and care for us; we will always hold you dear to our hearts. On behalf of the Lindo Mar staff, thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙏🏼

I also wanted to let you know that we are working on remodeling the penthouses roofs and replacing the wood beams for metal beams. We are replacing the shingles. The remodeling of the roof this summer will leave us to focus on remodeling the inside of the units in 2021. The rains have been our greatest challenge with the roof remodel, but we have been able to overcome them.

Per the Board’s direction, a new fan and ceiling has been installed in the new elevator to cool the elevator cabin.

When you come back to Lindo Mar, you will notice that we have put new safety and hygiene protocols in place. We will be taking temperatures as you entire the building, and we have set up two wash stations. Staff will be wearing masks or face shields. We have implemented these new procedures and protocols based upon the recommendations and requirements of the state and local governments.

I think we are still getting accustomed to this new lifestyle due to the pandemic.

Please stay well. We want to welcome you back safe and sound, to enjoy this pearl of the Pacific and much beloved home. Your Lindo Mar awaits you.

Roberto Chavez
General Manager


Financial Report

Our Lindo Mar financial situation remains generally good through May and into June 2020, despite COVID-19 challenges which closed both the resort and the bar/restaurant. Strong income reserves from bar/restaurant operations during the first few months of the year and owner payment of maintenance fees (91% paid to date) carried us through to our June reopening. We are now entering low season, however, which will require very close monitoring of income and expenses if we are to end the year without an operating deficit. Fortunately, we currently have a very favorable exchange rate and we have strong reserves.

Floors 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 have been remodeled. We had planned on remodeling the remaining floors 1, 2, and 9 this summer but Mexican COVID-19 related restrictions closed some construction material suppliers so the last of our remodeling efforts have been pushed back a year--reserve funds remain available to do so. We were, however, able to obtain roofing tiles and are currently replacing the 9th floor roof.

The US Dollar & Mexican Peso exchange rate has also worked in our favor. Our 2020 budget was prepared last year based on an exchange rate of 19.0 pesos to the dollar. The current exchange rate is a very favorable 23 pesos to the dollar. Since most income is in dollars and most expenses are in pesos, we are benefited.

Lastly, I want to thank those 121 owners who donated a total of approximately $24,000 to our dedicated Lindo Mar staff to replace lost tip income and help them through this pandemic. Those funds have now been distributed and were received with great appreciation.

Respectfully submitted,
Chuck Meacham
Treasurer


Welcome Sandra Clark Erickson!

Hello Friends:

I sincerely thank you for your endorsement by placing me on the Board of Directors for Lindo Mar. It is exciting and pleasing to join this group of dedicated, responsible people who have done so much for the owners of our fine resort. I will work hard to represent the owners in a conscientious and reliable manner. Dozens of you have communicated with me directly and I invite you to continue if you wish. 

I have the sincere conviction that the future of Lindo Mar will be stabilized through thoughtful and careful actions and/or changes as the world faces this pandemic chaos. An unknown person stated, "Don't make a change too complicated, just begin." We have begun, we will continue, and we will succeed in doing what needs to be done to have Lindo Mar Resort back in our lives as soon as possible.

Again, thank you for your confidence in me.

Fond Regards,
Sandra Erickson


Election Results

The 2020 board election polls have closed. Thank you to everyone who turned in their ballot! Charles Meacham has been re-elected and Sandra Erickson has been elected to serve another two-year term on the board. Congratulations to Chuck and Sandra!

Here is the final count:

  • Lisa De Jong                 453
  • Sandra Clark Erickson 549
  • Charles Meacham        706
  • Will Stewart                   81

Write-Ins

  • Laura Raltson                1
  • Steve Raltson                1

The next time you see Charles or Sandra at the resort, please thank them for their service to Lindo Mar.


Penthouse Demolition


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 want to remind you to reserve your 2020 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 can 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 or by clicking on the how are we doing button below.

How are we doing? Survey

Share your Stories and Photos!

If you have stories or photos from your adventures at Lindo Mar, we would love to share them with fellow members in the upcoming resort news, 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.


Pre-Arrival Form

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

The pre-arrival form is conveniently located on both the Overview page and the main page of the Owners Corners of the Lindo Mar website: Here

Thank you and see you soon!

Lindo Mar Resort Staff



Messages in a Bottle

Beautiful and delicious breakfast

Loved it! Enjoyed of a memorable morning, with a delicious Mexican breakfast (I had green chilaquiles) right text to the ocean, waves whispering and pampered with great service. The place is located very close from the “Romantic Zone” (you can even get by bus). We didn’t stay at the beach but it looks like a good spot to enjoy of a good sandy & salty day.”

-Nirvana Serra Bonett (TripAdvisor)

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a TripAdvisor review! Due to the great reviews we receive, we have earned the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence these past few years. Every review counts, so if you have a moment, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to write one too!


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.

2019 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)

2020
2021
2022
2023

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 2020 MF CASH Discount if paid in FULL by 1/1/2020 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, 2020. 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 1/1/2020 1/2/2020 2/15/2020
2nd Installment 4/1/2020 4/2/2020 5/15/2020
3rd Installment 7/1/2020 7/2/2020 8/15/2020
4th Installment 10/1/2020 10/2/2020 11/15/2020

To Submit a Payment by:

Check: Do not mail post dated checks.

Make checks payable to:
     Lindo Mar Adventure Club
     25510 Commercentre Dr. Suite 100
     Lake Forest, CA 92630

Credit Card:
     To pay online click here click 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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