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 Homepage Updated: 11/19/07 

 

R.C.I. MANAGEMENT

Article submitted by:
John Collister
JCollis902@aol.com
Revised 7/3/98

HISTORY:

 In 1993 RCI Management was formed to take over the operation of Glen Ivy Resorts.  They faced several problems:  the first being title problems for people who had purchased but never received a title; secondly the Homeowner's Associations needed support and strengthening.  These two problems have been mostly resolved.  A law suit settlement has recently added significant revenue to the associations and has led to refurbishing of many resorts.  The Preferred Status Exchange has expanded the vacation variety and possibilities of owners.  The goal of RCI Management is to continue providing quality resort while adding new resorts to the system.
 

RESORTS:

FOUR SEASONS AT DESERT BREEZES (2512)
Palm Desert, CA (1 & 2 bedroom units)
$45-55  per night B/P time 
 
DESERT BREEZES(1142)
Palm Desert, CA (mini, 1 & 2 bedroom units) 
$35-65 per night B/P time 
 
VILLAS OF PALM SPRINGS(0581)
Palm Springs, CA (studio, 1 bedroom units)
$35-45 per night B/P  time 
 
VISTA MIRAGE(2501)
Palm Springs, CA (2 bedroom units)
$55      per night B/P  time 
 
THE PLAZA RESORT & SPA(2524)
 Palm Springs, CA (mini suite, 1 bedroom units) 
$39-49 per night B/P  time
 
INN AT SILVER LAKES(1371)
 Helendale, CA (studio, mini & 1 bedroom units) 
$25-45 per night B/P  time 
*CLUB LAKERIDGE(2271)
 Reno, Nevada (2 bedroom units) 
$65      per night B/P  time 
PARK REGENCY(2489)
 Park City, Utah (1-2 bedroom units) 
$40-60 per night B/P  time 
PARK PLAZA(2477)
 Park City, Utah (Studio, mini, 1 &2 bedroom units) 
$35-60 per night B/P  time 
HEIDELBERG INN(2479)
 June Lake, CA  (1 &2 bedroom units) 
$35-45 per night B/P  time 
*LAGONITA LODGE(2657)
 Big Bear, CA (1,2 &3 bedroom units) 
$45-65 per night B/P  time
*LAGUNA SURF(0985)
 Laguna Beach, CA (1 bedroom units) 
$71.43 per night B/P  time 
SAN LUIS BAY INN(2339)
 Avila Beach, CA (mini, 1 bedroom units) 
$55-65 per night B/P  time 
PONO KAI(2491)
 Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii(studio,mini,1-2 bedroom) 
$35-55 per night B/P  time 
PACIFIC FANTASY(2487)
 Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii(1-2 bedroom units) 
$40-50 per night B/P  time 
HAVASU DUNES(2478)
 Lake Havasu, Arizona (mini,1-2 bedroom units) 
$35-55 per night B/P  time 
SHORES AT LAKE TRAVIS(0206)
 Lago Vista, Texas  (2 bedroom units) 
$40      per night B/P  time

B/P = Bonus Time or Preferred Time
* Only deeded owners allowed on BNS/Preferred time
 

PREFERRED STATUS EXCHANGE:

1) Definitions:
    Bonus Time(BNS) - use of unoccupied units at home resort
    Preferred Time(PBN) - use of other resorts unoccupied  units
    Preferred Status exchange(PSE) - name of internal exchange run by RCI Management for resorts they manage.  Most resorts  have automatic membership in the exchange.

2) Preferred Time usage can be obtained no earlier than 13 days before occupancy. with a minimum of a two night stay.  Bonus  Time varies depending on resort from 14days to 90 days before occupancy.

3) Split Time - you can split your use week between two resorts.  You do not need to reserve at the same time the two resorts.  Your  cost  is $25 when you make the second or third reservation. Can reserve split week 9 months in advance(12-13 months in advance at home resort). Only one weekend can be utilized per split.

4) Upgrading units - If you want to change your season it will cost you $30 per night for a one season improvement. (for example reserving a red week instead of your white week will cost $30 per night).  If you want to change the size of your unit it will cost you an extra 30-45 depending on the size of the upgraded room in comparison to the size of your original unit.

5) Freedom Plus -  You can carry your week over to the next year, but you must notify the Preferred Status Exchange before June 30 of the use year.  Only full weeks are eligible for this carry-over service.

6) Internal Exchange - You can reserve up to ten months in advance your week at any of the resorts under RCI Management.  There is no additional cost for this service, unless your resort is not a member of the Preferred Status Exchange. Owners at non-participating PSE resorts pay a $49 exchange fee when trading into participating PSE resorts.

7) For all participating PSE resorts, except Lagonita Lodge, an owner; is allowed a maximum of 4our BNS/PBN reservations at one resort at one time/one stay.  At Lagonita Lodge, an owner is only allowed a maximum of one(1) BNS/PBN reservation at any one time.
 

RESALES:

Westar Financial is currently offering foreclosed units for sale at many of the resorts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

In the two years plus years that I have been an owner I have been pleased with the helpful and warm nature of the vacation counselors.  The system has worked for us with both external(RCI) and internal exchanges(RCI Management).  The quality of the resorts is well above average for the ones we have visited.  Don't hesitate to e-mail if you have additional questions.

Bonus Time(BNS) and Preferred Time(PBN) are not guaranteed, but are subject to availability.  RCI Management can be reached  M-F   7 AM-8 PM  ; S-S  8 AM  - 5 PM at 909-549-3709.   Additional  information e-mail  John Collister  at  JCollis902@aol.com.

  

 

 

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