A few weeks ago, Club Land'Or withdrew 2 of my bonus weeks from RCI. I called them but was not able to get a straight answer as usual. They were really pushing to get me to deposit into Flex Plus Exchange but I already paid my 5 years membership with RCI. I'm not about to pay another membership fee to Flex Plus. Another disappointment was that I looked at the directory list of Flex Plus; it did not have large selections.
Club Land'Or owners - I'd really appreciate your feedback on this.
Thanks in advance.
NOW....rumor has it that Atlantis may be taken over by a different company and a fact is that Land'or is for sale but the Holts keep denying it. Its in the paper in Nassau and also confirmed with the realty company. Not even sure what that will mean if its sold.
You are right that Land'or is for sale. You can see the ad at this REMAX site and also at HG Christie There's no doubt about it.
Inside the Gate's blog has more on the situation, if anyone is interested. Full disclosure: I work at Inside the Gate and don't mean this to be shameless self promotion...
TTA...I may have some bad news for you. It seems that there is something going on with RCI no longer accepting CLO weeks at all due to the condition of the resort and all the complaints they get.I assume your call was to CLO. I suggest you call RCI and point blank ask if they are still accepting CLO weeks for anything and get specifics and PLEASE post your results.
The plans for the rebuild are no more. We saw them a few years ago and it looked amazing. It seems that Atlantis no longer wants the property. They say its too small to do much with except perhaps to expand their Harborside timeshares but the market is so poor for that. The complete renovation was to be the answer but I can attest that is not happening. We were told so many times that the next year it would all be done but every year it was always 'next year'.
Cheap and frankly tacky cosmetic changes and a couple of 'for show' units for prospective buyers but not real renovation and believe me we owners have paid so many special assessments and even budget assessments and never see anything being spent that really makes a difference. And where is the rebuild money we were told they already had? I have owned since 1982 and loved it very much and never regretted buying there. We have 'aged' with the place and never missed a year until my hubby had heart surgery in 2009. We have never been late with a fee nor complained about anything serious. Guess we would be considered perfect timeshare owners on the scale of things. Went last year and shouldn't have due to cost but did not want to lose the two weeks again (could not even afford to space bank) and still nothing much had changed. In contrast our situation had/has changed dramatically. We are practically literally broke. We paid cash three times for the timeshare as we bought more time twice back in better times. I am a senior on fixed income and struggling with home mortgage and may lose my home of 36 years and trying hard to get that modified. I tried to reason with the developer but was told I still have a legal obligation to pay my fees regardless of the hard times we are having. I can't fault them for telling me that but it does not solve the issue that I can no longer pay my mtce fees. I have tried to sell/donate/giveaway with no luck. I lower the price on Craigslist weekly and soon will offer for $1 if a buyer pays the transfer fee and the soon to be overdue mtce fees.
We will probably be in court this year when the three different kinds of fees due in the next 30 days are not paid. They will call and hassle . Then they will turn it over to collections and they will hassle and I will issue cease and desist letter before they drive me nuts. Then comes court and of course cannot afford lawyer. Its not deeded property so the developer still owns it and I want to deed back the 21 two week packages we have left but they won't. I am the one who would be the loser by giving back all that vacation time for them to resell but they still don't want it. Our credit is already in the toilet over the mortgage so when they try to get blood out of a stone in court.....! Not sure what the court can take from us as we have nothing . Sorry for whining but I am so upset all the time over this. Its ruining my life.
I was reading a blog a couple months ago about Club Land'Or. A woman in Minn. went to court in Virginia over the same issues you mentioned... (assessment fees that never, maintenance fees going up every year, no upgrades to the property). She won!!!! She was released from her contract.