The Owner's Manual

Your Guide to Affordable Villas, Suites, and Lockoffs


The Owner's Manual

Welcome to The Owner’s Manual. Our members are timeshare villa owners in Cancun. This quarterly newsletter is published so that owners can communicate with each other. It has helped many exchange, rent, sell, and purchase villas from other owners, their families and friends. It also provides owners with a medium to voice concerns and complaints about potential problems. You may place ads in the newsletter on on the web. Please check out our resort listings for some of the best deals on villas that are for rent, for sale, for rent or sale, and much much more. [ Resort listings ]

We believe our advertisement section to be the most important part of this newsletter as it is sent to your primary target market, other villa owners. They, and especially their friends, are the ones most interested in purchasing, exchanging, or renting villas. Clubs have on-site salesmen as an edge in selling villas, but they can take as much as 30% of the proceeds as well as  a small listing fee and possibly some closing costs from a sale.

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We are having some technical difficulties with our 1 (800) phone lines. If you need to reach us our phone number is 1 (504) 780-0095. Or e-mail us at


Our offices will be closed tomorrow July 4th for Independence day.

We will be back in the offices on Wednesday, July 5th to answer any and all e-mails and phone calls. Please e-mail us at


Our offices will be closed tomorrow June 21st due to Tropical storm Cindy. We will hopefully be back in the offices on Thursday June 22nd to answer any and all e-mails and phone calls. Please e-mail us at


Attention: Our offices will be closed on Monday May 29th, 2017 in obersvation of Memorial day. We will re-open at 8:00am on Tuesday May 30th. Have a happy and safe weekend!


Just a reminder. The deadline for the July-September issue of the Owner's Manual is June 1st. Want to bring more attention to your ad? Highlights are a great way to put your ad in the spot light! Web highlights are $15 per interval week, and newsletter highlights are $15 per ad. E-mail us at for more details!

Happy Easter Y'all!
The office will be closed this Friday, April 14th for Good Friday. Please make sure to get your ad in by Thursday before we start our long weekend! We will resume regular office hours Monday, April 17th.

The April-June issue of The Owner's Manual is out in the mail. Please give the issue 1-2 weeks to arrive U.S and 1-3 weeks to arrive International. If you do not receive your issue of the Owner's Manual please e-mail us at with your current address.

Please check out our newly updated FAQ!

We are no long accepting ads for the April-June 2017 issue of the Owner's Manual.
Addtionally we will be moving all Trade ads to the For Rent section.


Due to the Mardi Gras Holiday 2/27/17 and 2/28/17 our office will be closed. We will be back in the office on March 1st. The deadline for the April-June issue has been moved to March 2nd.

Happy Valentines day! If you haven't noticed this past week we have started highlighting the new ads in a light green color. The green highlight is only active for 1 day. This is to let you know new ads have come in.(This does not apply to modified ads)


If you would like to pay your subscription with a credit card please click subscribe to the left and you can renew your subscription.

All ad placements, cancellations, or modifications must be done in writing or e-mail. We do not accept these over the phone.



Updated 12/1/14 ISCO Loan Authorization form

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Thousands of villa owners in Cancun, Mexico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico list their villas here and in our newsletter which is published four times a year in January, April, July and October.  You can buy or rent a Villa (two bedrooms, two baths and kitchen area), a Suite (one bedroom, one bath and kitchen area), or just the Lockoff (one bedroom and one bath) directly from the owner with no commission involved.  Go to Resort Listings and then select the ad section you want to view.  Please be patient while ad sections load.  Although others surf our website, Royal Resort owners are your best target market.

To see a back issue click on this link sample issue (please be patient as the PDF loads) or to receive a free sample back issue, please e-mail us with your complete name, phone, and mailing address to or submit your request by clicking on this form link.  Current issues are mailed only to subscribers.  To request a subscription, please click subscribe or send a check for $18 US ($26 International) to The Owner’s Manual, PO Box 73387, Metairie, LA 70033-3387.  Upon receipt of your check, the current newsletter will be mailed to you.


Subscriptions and Ad Placement

You must be a current subscriber in order to place ads in the newsletter or on the web.  Our web site is updated daily, except for holidays and weekends.  We can bill you for a subscription with an ad placement request.  All ads, changes and cancellations must be received in writing (mail, e-mail).  If you have any questions, please call 1-800-843-0433, our fax number is 1-504-780-0095, or  e-mail us at

Office hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Central Stanard time)

The website is updated every business day around 4:00 pm

PO Box 73387

Metairie, LA 70033-3387


Office Phone 1 (800) 843-0433

Fax 504-780-0095