Frequently Asked Questions

What is Quimera?

Quimera is a fractionally owned enclave of luxurious, elegantly furnished four-bedroom vacation residences within the renowned Ventanas de San Miguel resort community. Owners lodge in their meticulously appointed homes during their frequent vacations and enjoy a multitude of recreational and cultural activities. The beguiling history, architecture, galleries, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and friendly residents of San Miguel are only a few minutes away.

What are the advantages of Quimera ownership?

Quimera combines the benefits of San Miguel home ownership with golf privileges, country club amenities, resort services and home exchange opportunities. Owners enjoy generous and flexible vacation use that mirrors that of a “typical” Ventanas de San Miguel vacation homeowner. Quimera eliminates the worries associated with absentee ownership and
significantly reduces the purchase price and annual expense.

How many owners will share each Quimera home?

There are only ten owners of each Quimera residence, allowing for frequent and flexible lodging throughout the year. Ownership is evidenced by a real estate deed. Each owner is conveyed a one-tenth, debt-free interest in one of Quimera’s stunning, fully furnished residences.

Can more than one family or individual share a single ownership?

Yes. Individuals can form legal entities to control an ownership.  It will be up to the joint owners to select a Designated Owner who can reserve lodging for that ownership in compliance with Quimera’s reservations policies.

As an owner, how often can I vacation at my Quimera?

As often as you wish, subject only to Quimera reservations policies and availability.  Owners have the flexibility of reserving Planned Vacations well in advance and also visiting on a space-available basis.  Each year, owners may reserve 21 days of Planned Vacations prior to the start of the Vacation Year. This leaves abundant additional occupancy for space-available vacations. There is no limit on use, if some owners use their Quimera residence less, others can enjoy them more often.

Have residence clubs been successful in other prestigious destinations?

Yes. The first residence club was introduced more than 30 years ago in the United States at top-rated Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.  Since that time, residence clubs have been enthusiastically embraced by affluent buyers at premier resorts such as: Aspen, Vail, Telluride, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Palm Springs, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, and San Francisco, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Manhattan; Tucker’s Town and Southampton, Bermuda; Los Cabos and Huatulco, Mexico; Florence and the Tuscan countryside in Italy; and many other coveted locations. Each of these residence clubs is owned and operated much like Quimera. Elite Alliance Founder Steve Dering, creator of the residence club concept, is part of the Quimera team.

Will Quimera owners always stay in the residence in which they have ownership?

No. To provide the greatest flexibility and availability, owners have equal access to all Quimera residences. Requests for a specific Quimera home will be granted whenever possible.

What if the number of owners wishing to stay at the Quimera during specific dates exceeds the number of available Quimera residences?

Quimera is designed to equitably allocate vacations when demand for lodging may exceed supply. A rotating priority system® ensures all owners will have equal access to the most-requested dates over the years. This system has proved fair and equitable for more than 30 years.

Can I send guests to enjoy my Quimera vacations?

Yes. As with any vacation home, owners may invite unaccompanied guests to use any of their confirmed vacations without a guest fee.

Can Quimera owners rent a portion of their vacation time?

No. Quimera is designed for the exclusive use of owners and their invited guests, including Elite Alliance exchange guests. An owner may not advertise or make Quimera available for rental.

Can Quimera owners reserve more than one residence during the same time period?

Yes. Because Quimera owners are not restricted to the home in which they have deeded ownership, they can use their reservation privileges to reserve more than one residence at any given time, if sufficient homes are available. This is an ownership benefit unique to residence clubs that allows Quimera owners to host family reunions, a large gathering of friends, or corporate retreats.

Can I exchange Quimera lodging privileges with owners of other luxury resort properties?

Yes. Quimera has been selected to participate in the prestigious Elite AllianceSM exchange program. Your complimentary Elite Alliance membership provides exchange privileges with owners at a large and expanding family of prestigious properties in premier destinations around the world. 

Do Quimera owners pay annual maintenance fees?

Yes. The comprehensive annual fees pay for the professional management and operation of Quimera. Included in these annual fees are funds for property tax, master association fees, staff salaries, supplies, home maintenance, transportation, trash removal, legal/accounting, utilities, management fee, housekeeping, and reserves for the scheduled replacement of residence furnishings and appliances.  These fees are a fraction of the all-in costs associated with traditional vacation home ownership.

Do owners pay any lodging fees when they vacation at their Quimera?


Do owners pay housekeeping fees when they vacation at their Quimera?

Housekeeping fees for each owner’s three Planned Vacations is included in the annual fees. Owners pay a housekeeping upon departure from Space Available vacations. A daily tidy of the residences is included during every Quimera vacation. vacations.

Can my Quimera ownership be resold?

Yes. Like any other form of real estate, an owner’s deeded real estate interest can be sold or transferred by the owner, or sold by the licensed Mexican real estate broker selected by the Quimera developer.


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