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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Condominium - 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description) - 2 Full Baths - (Sleeps 4)

My wife once said: 'How is the condo at Velero Galeon any different from the 5-Star Hotel and Resort properties we've had the opportunity to visit over the years'?...'We've got large square-footage rooms, all-marble floors, two bathrooms, and fully furnished kitchen' 'Two balconies overlooking our four pools(2 adult, 2 kiddie), the Pacific Ocean, Wireless High Speed Internet in unit, Hi-Definition Sony TV, English-Spanish Cable, DVD, Washer/Dryer, our own maid, 24-Hour Bellman service, etc. etc.'...

My response was: 'I can think of some. The natural beauty here at Velero Galeon far exceeds many of those properties. The weather is always impeccable, we're located on the Penthouse Floor, the Staff is incomparable with friendly, fast service...and...the Big One...the value!!...about 15 to 20% of the cost'.

At least 20 good restaurants of all tastes, plus Convenience Stores and Supermarkets all within walking distance make 'Dining Out' or 'Dining In' equally convenient--and inexpen

THE LATEST: Things have have just kept getting better and better !

We're able to enjoy the Unit year-round and the continual improvements wemake to it ...constantly renewing all aspects : Decorating, Kitchen Appliances, Sony Hi-Def, 95 Channel Bilingual TV, Wi-Fi Internet, Balcony Door/Window Remodeling, state- of-the- art, SILENT remote control Air Conditioning, new King-Size Bed, to name just a few.

Our favorite new projects lately include: our Beach Tent and Furniture for guests' use on our Dedicated Beach (five steps down from our Pool Deck); Digital Cable, which, in addition to 95 Bilingual TV Channels adds 50 Channels of Beautiful Music; make a relaxing vacation even more relaxing...New Remote-Controlled Awnings for our TWO Balconies...which overlook our Building's Twin Olympic-Size Pools..and...of course, Beautiful Acapulco Bay itself.

Ahh...Coffee in the morning on the Balcony...

THE BUILDING AND LOCATION: The Building, 'Velero y Galeon' is universally acclaimed as 'The Most Beautiful, Best Maintained the Best Location of Acapulco'.

We're located right on the Costera, the main Boulevard of Acapulco, our Doorman can hail a Taxi for you, or you can choose City Bus Service right outside the door of our magnificent Lobby. Either alternative method of transport is very economical and a good value in Acapulco.

As for conveniences within our complex...we have two restaurants right in our Building 1) 'The Mansion'...which a great many people say is the 'Best Steakhouse in Acapulco'; 2)'The Sushi Experience". Additionally, there are 20+ restaurants of all varieties and budgets within walking distance.

Also 'On Property' is a Covenience Store . Need Milk, Bread, Soda, Beer, etc.?

Golf or Tennis? Golf Course and Tennis Courts are directly across the street !

About Us, and Our 'Home Away from Home' : We vacationed in Acapulco over 20 years when we were working. Now that we're retired, we use PHA3 Velero personally for many months each year during various seasons. We'd be there more, if it weren't for two great sons, daugther-in-law and three incredible grandkids...who all live near us in the Chicago area. Our Condo is truly our second home, and we treat it that way. When you walk in you won't have to search or shop for any of the basics, because they're all there...including little things like soap, spices, paper towels, coffee filters......and whatever happens to be in our little 'honor bar' at the time.

PHA3's delightful Maid 'Maura', will have the place ready for you.

We would love to hear from you!

Jim+Nancy Huening

239 Cheryl Lane

Palatine, IL 60067

More Details

Jim & Nancy Huening
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, polish, finnish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Jim & Nancy Huening

Hi ! We're Nancy & Jim Huening from Palatine, Illinois, U.S.A., a Chicago suburb. We're a retired couple who are 25 year 'veterans' of vacationing in Acapulco. We're absolutely thrilled and thankful that as retirees it is possible for us to spend many, many weeks each year at Velero y Galeon...which is described by virtually everyone who knows Acapulco well 'as the most beautiful and best maintained the best location of Acapulco.'

The only thing that keeps us from spending more time than we do at our place in Acapulco is wanting to spend time with our great children and grandchildren, who all live in the Chicago area.

Jim & Nancy Huening purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jim & Nancy Huening chose Hornos Insurgentes

We vacationed at Velero y Galeon in Acapulco every year for 25 years, and have NEVER had a day without sunshine or below 75 degrees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay in your condo was amazing!...The services were great, everyone was welcoming and polite. I loved the view from the balconies, it was amazing ! Your Condo was perfect for our stay. Thank you.
Oct 2009
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Hornos Insurgentes Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 'Master' Bathroom is is part of a Bedroom/Bathroom Suite, with door closing it off from sleeping portion of the suite. Another door separates it from other rooms. Second sleeping area is at opposite end of condo from the Master Bedroom Suite, adjacent to its own full bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Private Master Bedroom Suite with own full bathroom. ADDITIONALLY...Pull out Queen-Size bed at opposite end of unit, with second full bathroom adjacent to sleeping area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
In-Building Steakhouse, Sushi Restaurant, Convenience/Liquor Store, Beach Tent and Chairs, Courtesy Bar, Washer/Dryer in unit.


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

My Third Experience in this apartment...and the things just keep getting better !

  • 5 of 5

...Nancy and Jim, the Owners, have told me that each Winter they spend in the apartment, they "Always want to undertake a project to leave the apartment having made some measurable improvement."

In 2016, the improvement was beautiful new granite countertops in the Master Bath... and in the Kitchen. The improvement in the Kitchen also included a great new stove.

Something else new were the Beach Chairs. (the Owners make available the chairs, along with their Beach Tent, which is stored in the apartment). All a person has to do is notify the Receptionist to have the attendant set it up. They will came to the Apartment, get the equipment and set it up...for a fee of approximately $5.00 for each day of use, retrieving the furniture to their storage and setting it back up the next day. The fee is paid directly to the attendant.

I look forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay !

  • 5 of 5

I've done a lot of traveling, and have stayed at all types of places, including many very satisfactory experiences in owner-rentals, such as those on this Website. But, I must say, this experience has been my VERY BEST. The Apartment, and entire Building was immaculate, and the Maid, Maura, should not have been more charming and helpful. Location in Acapulco was ideal, and the Beach Tent provided by he owners, was the "icing on the cake".

The list of restaurants and supermarkets provided by the owners was extremely helpful in getting acclimated. Nancy and Jim couldn't have been more helpful with tips and answering questions before and during my stay.

I plan to return as soon as I am able, andhighly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience...especially for a "Newcomer" !

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience renting an apartment through Homeaway/VRBO, and it turned our to be more of a delightful experience than I could ever expect.

Jim and Nancy, the Owners, are extremely gracious...and have an apartment which is impeccable. Their Maid, Maura, could not be more helpful.

Everything stated about the apartment and the surroundings by the Owners was extremely factual Perhaps "understated" would be a better description :-)

A whole new vacation experience for me...which was so great that I'll be repeating it soon

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Once Again, GREAT !

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this Condo in 2011, and again this past January (2014).

Didn't think it could get much better the second time, but it did. Jim and Nancy, the Owners, told me they have the objective of constantly improving their place. Among the new things I noted this time were a second Hi-Def TV, each with its own DVD, a video library, automatic awnings/automatic shades for the floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open to the two balconies overlooking Acapulco Bay. There's a lot more new, such as the Beach Tent in the apartment (which an attendant will set up for you)...but the reason i mention the specific apartment features is because I think they show the type of things which truly make this place so welcoming…and things that separate it from so many other rentals. It's a true "Home Away From Home"

As before, all aspects of the maintenance and cleanliness of the public areas of the Building, Pools, and the Condo itself were absolutely impeccable. Although the Condo has it's own private Wi-Fi availability, Wi-Fi is also now available in the Lobby and Pool area.

Next time, I won't stay away so long !



  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Jim and Nancy's condo for two weeks, and have never felt more at home in any of the many places we have rented. The apartment is beautifully appointed and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.. It is a family home for the Huenings, and this is reflected in the availability of many amenities normally lacking in a rental.

Jim was extremely attentive with e-mails inquiring as to whether everything was up to our expectations, and quick to follow up on any questions we may have had.

This was our second stay at Velero y Galeon, so we were already familiar with the beautiful pools on the property, the awesome sunset and the kind and helpful staff. But having met Jim & Nancy on our first visit while we were staying in a different rental, we can say that staying in their apartment far surpassed our first experience. Yes, the building had the same wonderful features on both occasions, but staying in their comfortable surroundings made this visit so much better. There are other rentals available, but I doubt none are as warm and inviting. Maura (the maid) is lovely and eager to please; and although I don't speak Spanish as she does; she was easy to communicate with.

Velero y Galeon is a calm oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Acapulco, and well situated close to many restaurants, grocery stores, golf and tennis. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Value For Money

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as described; the location worked very well. Jim is very responsive. La Masion - restaurant next to the unit was wonderful. Enjoyed the pool; very quite and few actually using the pool. Ignore all the bad reviews of La Perla restaurant; go very early for the 1:00 cliff divers and sit at the front table. We order a simple fillet of fish - lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: 24Hour Bi-Lingual Switchboard, 24 Hour Bell Service,'Room Service' from in-building Steakhouse and several other nearby Multi-Ethnic restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

condo fee per person $15

All rates are based on single-person occupancy. Each additional person $15.00 per night, per-person. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY --4 PERSONS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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