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Casa del Mar
CONDO OWNER INFORMATION

Homeowners Association Information

  • 276 individually owned condominiums built in 1980.

  • Approximately 475 square feet each.

  • Homeowners Association monthly common area fees for each unit for the fiscal year October 2013 through September 2014 are $330 per month per unit. The common area fees dues cover the exterior building maintenance; grounds upkeep, water service, satellite TV channels, property wide Wi-Fi, courtesy patrol service and all related common area operational expenses.

  • Exterior building and common area property insurance is billed separately. The insurance cost per unit for December 2013 through December 2014 (the insurance policies renew on different dates than the Homeowner's Association's fiscal year) is $1,100 per unit. In 2013 - 2014, the insurance cost for each owner is billed in 4 separate billings of $275 each, due on the 1st of January, March, May and July respectively.

  • Owners should carry their own liability and content coverage for the interiors of their units. Property taxes are also paid by each individual owner.

  • The Homeowners Association does not currently have reserve funds designated to fund major capital improvement or repair projects. In the event funding is needed for major improvements or repairs, a special assessment would be imposed and each owner would be responsible for an equal portion of the project cost.

  • Statements are sent to all owners each month for their association dues. We mail the statements on the 15th of each month. Payment is due by the 1st and late on the 15th of each month. Any payments received after the 15th will have a $5.00 late charge per month the account is delinquent added to the next statement.

  • The management company is Resort Group, Inc., which has managed the Association since January 1988.

  • The Association must be notified in writing of any change in ownership. Said notice must be accompanied by legal documentation of proof of change.

  • All owners and their guests must abide by the by-laws and declarations of the Association. A copy of the by-laws and declarations is available on the Condo Owner Icon of our Web-site.

  • No animals/pets are allowed at Casa del Mar as per the Association Declarations.

  • The air conditioner condensing units for each condo are located on the roof. Access to the roof must be obtained from the Maintenance Department between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The cost for repairs and replacement of private unit air conditioning units is the owner's responsibility. Contractors are responsible for properly disposing of old air conditioners and leaving their work areas free of any trash or debris.

  • In the event of an emergency or in order to prevent damage to units, interior work may be performed by the Rental Association's on-site staff and will be billed at a rate of $60 per hour plus parts. Only an owner may request or authorize billable repairs.

  • Hawkins Pest Control Company currently services all units at Casa del Mar on a bi-monthly basis for basic pest control. Our maintenance personnel accompany the pest control technician into each unit for this service.

  • There are two (2) master key systems on the property (private and rental). Every unit is required to be “keyed” to one system or the other. Any change in locks must be handled through the Homeowners Association. Access to units and lock outs are each owner’s responsibility, however, during business hours, if an owner requests access to their unit, the HOA can arrange for a work order to be made and the owner will be billed at the hourly rate of $60 per hour plus parts. Only an actual owner will be given access to a unit. After hours lock outs are not considered an emergency and owners are responsible for access to their units after hours. Outside locksmiths are not allowed to change locks. In the event of a lock out after hours, a locksmith may be called to open the door, but not change the locks.

  • The Homeowners Association is not able to give access to the units to anyone other than the owner. Keys to Private units are not allowed to be dropped off at the office for pick up by guests or contractors due to security reasons.

  • Owners are responsible for the maintenance of the interiors of their units and may hire outside professional contractors to make necessary repairs. Access to units must be provided by the owner, keys to private units are not available at the office. In the event of an emergency or in order to prevent damage to units and based on available personnel, interior work may be performed by the Rental Association’s staff or an emergency call to a professional contractor may be made on the owner’s behalf. Any emergency service calls will be billed at the contractors rate or the Association’s rate of $60 per hour plus parts during business hours, additional charges apply if an after hour emergency call is necessary. Association personnel are available on property between 8am and 5pm.

  • Lock outs are each owner’s responsibility, however, during business hours, if an owner requests access to their unit, management can arrange for a work order to be made and the owner will be billed at the hourly rate of $60 per hour plus parts.  After hour lock outs are not considered an emergency and owners are responsible for providing access to their units and guests after hours.

  • Private unit electricity and/or phone service is provided by the carrier of each owner’s choice. The Rental Association provides both of these services for rental units.

  • The annual Homeowners Association meeting is held in January each year. All owners are notified of the meeting.

If you have any questions, please call Theresa Elliott at (409) 740-2431, ext. 501.

Casa Del Mar Homeowners Association
Rules And Regulations

In order to ensure that all of our owners and guests enjoy their time spent on the property, the following basic rules and regulations have been adopted by your Board of Directors and will be strictly enforced.

  • Maximum Occupancy per unit is 4 adults and 2 children as per the Galveston Fire Code. This occupancy restriction also applies to use of the common areas and swimming pools. Children under the age of 21 must be accompanied by their parents at all times. Swimming pool rules are posted in the pool areas.

  • No animals or pets of any kind are allowed in the units or on the common areas at any time.

  • Balconies must be kept free of clutter and are not to be used for storage of personal or household items. Please do not hang clothing, towels or decorations from the balconies. Wind chimes, flags and hanging plants are not allowed; potted plants should be kept to a minimum and maintained in a neat, healthy condition. Please do not feed birds from the balconies. No Items are allowed to be adhered to or penetrate the exterior of the building or balconies. Storm blinds must be approved by management prior to installation.

  • No signs, foil, cardboard, or any other item visible from the exterior, shall be displayed in the window of any unit. Only white backed drapes and white security bars or storm blinds are allowed on windows. Door mats or exterior decorations are not allowed in the common hallways.

  • All vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas and must have the proper parking permit. A maximum of two permits are allowed per unit. There is no assigned parking. No boats, trailers, recreational vehicles, etc. are allowed to park on property. Only with the advance permission of Management can an exception be made.

  • Owners and guests may not make or permit loud, disturbing or objectionable noise. Stereos, TVs and radios must be played at a volume so as not to disturb other occupants of the building. Contractors and/or owners who are performing work on the property must not perform loud work which could disturb others before 9am, after 5pm or on weekends. Owners are responsible for detail clean up of all contractor work performed.

  • Any common sidewalks, driveways or parking areas, may not be obstructed or used by any owner or guest as a play area; for use of bicycles, rollerblades or skateboards, or for any other purpose than ingress or egress. Bicycles must be kept either inside your unit or locked securely onto the bicycle racks provided on the ground level. Bicycles secured to the racks must be maintained in working condition. The common are water hoses are not to be used by non-employees.

  • Trash receptacles are located throughout the property; we appreciate everyone keeping the property clean by placing all household trash in the proper receptacles. The Dumpsters located at the rear of the property are to be used for household trash only. Owners are responsible for removal of any other items from the property, i.e. discarded furniture, water heaters, air-conditioning systems, etc.

  • Barbecue grills, hibachis or smokers are never to be used or stored on the balconies, in the units or in the hallways of the project as per the City of Galveston Fire Ordinance. Barbecue pits are located on the west side of the property for use by all owners and guests.

  • All owners and guests must wear appropriate attire for a family establishment when in common areas or limited common areas, specifically clothing which conceals the person in a manner suitable for a family atmosphere. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the common areas or at the swimming pools. Only proper swimwear is allowed in the pools, no street clothes or t-shirts may be worn while swimming.

  • There are two (2) master key systems on the property (private and rental). Every unit is required to be "keyed" to one system or the other. Any change in locks must be handled through the Homeowners Association. Access to units and lock outs are each owner’s responsibility, however, during business hours, if an owner requests access to their unit, the HOA can arrange for a work order to be made and the owner will be billed at the hourly rate of $60 per hour plus parts. Only an actual owner will be given access to a unit. After hour lock outs are not considered an emergency and owners are responsible for access to their units after hours. Outside locksmiths are not allowed to change locks. In the event of a lock out after hours, a locksmith may be called to open the door, but not change the lock.

  • Owners are responsible for the maintenance of the interiors of their units and may hire outside professional contractors to make necessary repairs. Access to units must be provided by the owner, keys to private units are not available at the office. In the event of an emergency or in order to prevent damage to units and based on available personnel, interior work may be performed by the Association’s staff. Any emergency service calls will be billed at a rate of $60 per hour plus parts during business hours, additional charges apply if an after hour emergency call is necessary. Association personnel are available on property between 8am and 5pm.

  • In the event Casa del Mar is your permanent residence, the front desk must be notified to hold your mail. No large parcels (maximum 12” x 12”) can be accepted at the desk. Arrangements must be made to have parcels delivered directly to the unit and they must be accepted by the owner/guest.

Rental Association Information

  • 150 of the 276 owners at Casa del Mar are members of the Rental Association.

  • The Rental Association has its annual meeting in January of each year and all members are notified of the meeting.

  • The Rental Association of Casa del Mar was established in 1988 (as a non-profit corporation) and is managed by Resort Group, Inc.

  • There is a $100 subscription fee required to join the Rental Association which is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • If you purchase a unit which was previously in the Rental Association, the unit will be considered to be up to "rental standards" and you will not have to upgrade your unit. If you purchase a private (non-rental) unit, you will most likely have to purchase new carpet, sofa and chair, bedspreads and drapes, install tile, as well as various other improvements in order to bring the unit up to rental standards. These items have been replaced/updated in all rental units as part of the on-going refurbishing projects of the Rental Association. A percentage of rental revenue is accumulated each month and is put into a reserve fund to pay for these refurbishments. This is one of the benefits of being in the Rental Association. The costs to upgrade a private unit to rental standards may be obtained by having a manager inventory the unit and give an estimate of the costs involved.

  • Each month, all of the revenue (rental income) is put into one "pot" and all of the expenses (maintenance, cleaning & office supplies, utilities, employee wages, etc.) are put into another "pot". The expenses are deducted from the revenues to arrive at the profit. The profit is divided equally among the owners in the Rental Association and checks are issued accordingly. Front units are paid at a higher percentage of the profits which is calculated on the rate differentiation between front and angle view units. You will receive a profit and loss statement each month from the Rental Association. (The Rental Association is completely separate from the Homeowners Association and Homeowner Association dues are not deducted from Rental proceeds. Homeowner Association dues, property taxes, interior liability and content insurance are payable separately by each owner.)

  • The amount of your rental check will fluctuate from month to month. During the busy summer season you can expect large check amounts and during the slower fall and winter seasons the check amounts will, in most cases, decrease considerably.

  • The Rental Association maintains and oversees replacement of all appliances and equipment (including air conditioning systems) for all rental units which have been in the Rental Association for three or more years.

  • Each rental unit's electricity and phone service are paid for by the Rental Association.

  • The Rental Association has an extensive marketing and sales program to promote the hotel. We advertise in newspapers, trade magazines, on the internet and we participate in many special promotions and package plans.

  • You may use your unit upon request by simply calling our toll free reservations line and making reservations. If your unit is occupied, we will assign another unit for your use. You should make reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure that we have your unit available. (The toll free line should not be used for business questions on statements, etc., as it is used for reservations only.) Owners are encouraged to use their units during non peak times whenever possible.

  • Holidays, Special Events and summer weekends are peak occupancy times and owner use should be limited when possible during these periods. Owners may occupy their units a maximum of 14 days March – Labor Day and a maximum of three months September - February. In the event you occupy your unit for a period of three or more consecutive weeks, the owner will be responsible for paying $15 for phone service, $25 (+tax) for check-out housekeeping service and the electricity bill for the period of time the unit was unavailable for rental. A 30 day notice is required to remove a unit from the rental program.

  • There is no charge for you to use your unit, however, you will not receive revenue for the days your unit is unavailable for rent due to owner usage. You will see a deduction in revenue for owner occupied days on your monthly statement based on the pro-rata earnings per day for the month. There is a charge for the maid service to clean your unit after you occupy it which is currently $15.00 (+tax) and that charge can be billed to your statement or paid upon check-out.

  • If you wish to let a friend or relative use your unit free of charge, the above stated policy applies. Please note that we will only take reservations from actual owners, not their relatives or friends. You should always indicate whether the guest will be responsible for the maid service charges or if you wish to be billed for them.

  • A copy of the Rental contract will further explain the details of the Rental Association

If you have additional questions, please call Theresa Elliott at (409) 740-2431.

Rental Association Owner Rental Checks

Below is a list of the yearly total of the rental checks which were issued to owners with units in the rental pool. Homeowner Association Dues are not deducted prior to Rental checks being issued. Homeowner's dues, taxes, and insurance are payable separately by each individual homeowner.

Year Front Unit View Unit
1995 3,619.87 3,185.34
1996 3,756.11 3,331.19
1997 4,558.37 3,981.00
1998 5,144.49 4,193.15
1999 4,491.73 3,716.24
2000 5,214.85 4,270.15
2001 4,117.27 3,373.40
2002 4,697.00 3,862.00
*2003 3,791.76 3,090.76
*2004 3,749.19 3,052.07
*2005 3,739.01 3,048.63
*2006 4,403.60 3,639.84
*2007 3,590.43 3,033.48
2008 6,153.00 5,237.00
2009 4,692.00 3,997.00
2010 4,313.40 3,666.01
2011 4,697.35 4,040.91
2012 6,421.81 5,595.40
*2013 5,773.00 5,076.00

*Property under major construction during these years.

In addition to the owner's checks, the Rental Association also provides approximately $2,000 per year, per unit, in services such as electricity, phone, interior maintenance and interior remodeling.

Rental Association Interior Remodeling & Maintenance Overview

The Capital Improvement Project

The Rental Association will be substantially remodeling all rental units with the following upgrades:  Complete new bathroom including new floor tile, granite counters, bath tub, sink, fixtures, mirror and paint.  The kitchen will be remodeled including new floor tile, granite countertops, new appliances, sink, fixtures and refurbished cabinets.  The entire unit will be painted and new lighting fixtures will be installed throughout in addition to the installation of a new front door. This Capital Improvement project is being paid for through a bank loan to the Rental Association for $8,500 per unit that will be paid back through rental proceeds.  There is no cash outlay for owners who join the Rental Association to take advantage of this opportunity. The only requirement for participation in this offer is a commitment for your unit to remain in the rental program for 5 years.  Should you sell your unit, the agreement is transferable to the buyer. In the event the unit leaves the rental program, the prorated share of the remainder of the loan amount for your unit will be due.  The amount due decreases by 20% each year the unit is in the rental program, for example, if the unit is removed from the program after 3 years, only 40%  of the cost would be due; after 4 years, only 20% would be due, etc.  Again, there is no cash outlay for the Capital Improvement portion of the project.  This project is scheduled to start shortly after Labor Day 2013 and be complete in all rental units before the height of the summer season in June 2014. See the list of items included in this project.

The Interior Furnishing Remodeling

All rental unit interior furnishings are required to be up to Rental Association standards to participate in the rental program.  If your unit is currently in the rental program, your interior is already maintained and there is no need to do anything further.  If your unit is not currently in the rental program, we will inspect the unit and provide a list of items and associated costs that will be needed for the unit to become rental ready.  We will handle the purchase and installation of all items and these items will be maintained by the Rental Association once they are installed, as long as the unit remains in the rental program.  Most of the items that we find in need of replacement in the unit will have to be addressed by the owner within the next several years if your unit remains privately managed.  By joining the rental program, you have a unique opportunity to improve your unit with minimal effort or cash outlay and at a significantly reduced and very affordable rate.

The cost of the new interior furnishings can be paid in installments.  Only one half is due at contract signing and the remainder can be deducted from your rental proceeds.  Additionally, as a promotional incentive to bring units into the Rental Program, we have a limited amount of funding available to assist you with the improvements.

Other Maintenance and Expenses

Once your unit is remodeled and up to rental standards, the Rental Association will maintain the unit interior furnishings and appliances.  The funding for these ongoing maintenance expenses is derived from the Rental Associations’ Reserve fund. We also pay for your monthly electric and telephone services and handle all housekeeping services, hotel taxes, professional services and marketing for all rental units. If your unit is already in the rental program, the major appliances and Air Conditioning systems are already being maintained by the Rental Association.  For new units coming into the rental program, because we are not replacing the Air Conditioning system as part of this agreement, the maintenance and replacement costs associated with this system will remain your responsibility until your unit has been in the rental pool for 3 years.  After that time, the Rental Association will take over maintenance responsibility of that system as well. 


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