Very interesting, We have heard from others that they have not received their money.
So, this does not surprise me.
Once U have been there U will understand what I am about to say...
Rancho has a way of selling it self with its beauty and simple charm of relaxation the minute U walk into the pool area and look over the pool and see the ocean and take in a view that is breathless. Once U have taken a deep breath and came back to your sense's, you will realize that U have just walked into the most surreal place on earth and your vacation in paradise has just begun. Go to your room, kick off your shoes, put your swim suit on and take a walk down an unbelievable beach and let the waves wash away all your worries, cares, stress, & tension.
To You the Invester:
If that isn't worth the $10, 000 investment you made for yourself to take a vacation once a year for the rest of your life then you know what? Don't go to Mexico looking for a relaxing, refreshing, life long lasting experience. Excuse me...
We bought under the same intense sale pitch and paper work. If we get the $10, 000 back, it's a bonus for us to go and spend more time at Rancho Banderas where the service is better then you can get anywhere in the US considering what they get paid to be there.
Sure, I sent off our paper work today, I've had that picture on my wall to remind me for 5 yrs to do it. Rancho has been sold since we bought our time share. We receive paper work that they weren't going to honor those contracts. We got notices of address changes.
If we get our money, we get it.
We've had the best time of our lives together at Rancho and have shared it with friends & family who have fallen in love with it too. Many memories that will be with us for the rest of our lives were made at Rancho Banderas. New friends we have made that we look forward to seeing every year at Rancho.
If we don't get our $10, 000 back for the first week that we bought, will it make any difference? No.
As far as the maintenance fees? Everything comes with a price. Up keep, and up grading does too and Rancho is close to being 15 yrs old. All the new resorts being built around it are very costly and up graded compared to the "Little Gem" that Rancho is, they are "Spas" and over sized Condos with golf courses. Check them out and the cost of them. I personally like Rancho just the way it is. Small, discrete, personable, enjoyable, comfortable, worth every penny we paid & pay for it.
Got a problem with it...call someone who cares,
1-800-WHO-GIVESASHIT and get over it.
Sorry, guess I am just kind of partial, I kind of love Rancho, can U tell?
Just a Happy Owner of 5000 PTS.
Imagine what I pay for maintenance fees.