Letter - Timeshares can be very ethicalThank you for publishing the article on timeshares in the Business section of your December 17 edition of Echo Press.
To the editor:
Thank you for publishing the article on timeshares in the Business section of your December 17 edition of Echo Press. My husband and I have vacationed in many different timeshares, have attended numerous “sales presentations,” and know that it is a “buyer beware” situation.
However, many timeshare organizations operate on a very ethical basis and can be an excellent way to experience a very desirable vacation at a reasonable cost.
Many of your readers in the Alexandria area may not be aware that there is a timeshare resort located on Lake Carlos – the Lake Carlos Villas. This timeshare was developed by local investors in the early 1980s, and is now managed by a board of directors, which is elected by the owners.
Because of a very active group of owners who have donated their time in various ways, including spending “owner work days” at the resort, all of the units have been remodeled and redecorated and a new outdoor pool was installed, while at the same time establishing a reserve fund without raising the dues for the past six years.
Owners may sell or buy units without closing costs, and units may be listed for sale or rent on the website, www.lakecarlosvillas.com.
Rosemary Schneiderhan, president
Lake Carlos Villas Owners Association