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.

Web ads are updated Monday-Friday at 4:30PM CST. All new ads for that day will be highlighted in green.

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Attention! Our offices will be closed from 12/28/17-1/2/18 for the New years! Happy Holidays from The Owner's Manual family!

Just a reminder. The deadline for the January-March issue of the Owner's Manual is December 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

Addtionally our office will be closed from Wednesday November 22nd, 12:00PM til Monday November 27th.


Offices are up and running. Nate completely missed us!


Our offices will be closing on Friday October 6th 1PM CST in preparation for Hurricane Nate We may or may not be open Monday October 9th depending on the severity of the storm over the weekend. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at We will hopefully be back in the offices Tuesday October 10th to answer all ad requests and questions.

The October-December newsletter i s out in the mail. Please give your newsletter 1-2 Weeks to arrive. If for any reason it does not arrive please e-mail us at


Reminder: The deadline for the October-December issue of the Owner's Manual is September 1st. All ad modifications or cancellations MUST be done in writing (U.S. mail) or e-mail ( We do not accept ad modifcations or cancellations over the phone.

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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.



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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 4:30 pm

PO Box 73387

Metairie, LA 70033-3387


Office Phone 1 (800) 843-0433

Fax 504-780-0095