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Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach - Cabo - questions regarding fixed weeks

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Hi,

I've been researching threads via this site for years, and finally have some questions regarding a potential purchase at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas.

I have an opportunity to take over an existing Fixed two week contract. The current owner has been very helpful answering my questions, but couldn't answer the questions below. Hoping someone here can help.

These are two consecutive weeks on one contract. They must be transferred together.

1 - I know you can pay $100 per week to bank a fixed week to a floating week. But can you split the two consecutive weeks - keep the first week fixed and convert the second week to floating? Or vice versa? Or do you need to either keep both weeks fixed or float both weeks each year?

2 - If you float both weeks, do they remain consecutive? Or can you then split them into two single non-consecutive weeks? (Based on availability.)

3 - When do you have to bank your fixed weeks to floating by each year? If my fixed weeks are in April, do I have to bank them when the maintenance fees are due?

4 - If I change them to floating, do I get to request when I'd prefer to have them (sometime in Sept/Oct - based on availability)? Or do they tell you they have weeks X and Y available, therefore, you have to take them?

5 - If you then agree to floating weeks X and Y, can you change them at a later time, and if so, is there a fee? Or once you pick them, are you locked in?

I think that's it! Thanks so much in advance for any help you can provide.
 

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You can usually bank your week(s) for any weeks you want as long as they are the same contract type (winter or summer).
It's best to either call member services at the resort or the reservations group in Mexico City. To do so you'll need the contract number and although they will not give you specific information about the owners contract they will give you the reservation process and be able to answer your fees questions.

Two additional questions to ask: What is the transfer fee (mine is now $500 but this could vary)

Second is there a every 5 year refurbishment clause? This was added to contracts starting in 2011ish. These contracts are less desirable as you have to pay and additional MF every 5 years and you get nothing for it!

member services 52 624 142 9999
reservations in mx city 800 990 8250

PM me if you can't get a hold of them and I'll find an alternative

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Thanks for the feedback. I did ask those two questions. Same transfer fee, and no refurb clause. :)


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Does anyone who owns fixed / floating weeks have any precautionary advice against purchasing resale at Pbsb? Thanks!


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I bought ours in the secondary market and have no regrets. Like most Cabo resorts the owners are treated like old meat vs fresh meat (guests that could become buyers). Once an owner, they offer you $50 for a presentation while offering guests $400 in resort credit.

The secondary prices are great (under $500 plus the transfer fee) but you do not get the premier program (glorified RCI type membership that I found worthless). You can still join RCI if you want to trade your weeks. The new contracts all have a 5 year refurbishment clause so I would definitely consider an older contract without the clause.

We found no difference in treatment as a secondary owner vs developer customer. The PBS reservation policy is one of the worst in Cabo. Published reservation policies they had like first paid, as in a year in advance, gets room selection preference were abandoned without notice. Don't bother booking a year in advance as room assignments appear to be random or by incompetence.

That said it's a beautiful resort with excellent housekeeping and good service. Read the TUG reviews and do bring mosquito repellent if you get assigned a ground floor room- you'll need it!

TIP: If you do buy a contract at PBS and do not appreciate constant harassment by phone and email (selling their AI program) give them a dead phone number and the email address you use for spam as they will call and email you many times before your next visit offering you a deal on AI which is way overpriced and of average quality.
 
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