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Southwest Michigan Vacation Rentals


Juniper Holiday + Home

In Valerie’s collection of luxury vacation rentals, you’ll find everything from large estates with private beach access to tranquil mountain-view lodges nestled in the forest. No matter the location, an exquisite home with a design that spares no detail awaits.

Richly designed living areas feature elements like wide-plank hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, skylights, dramatic double-sided stone fireplaces, artistic French doors and windows, and upscale cozy furnishings. High-end kitchens are professionally designed with custom finishes and accompanied by elegant dining spaces. In luxurious bedroom suites, you’ll find light-filled designer bathrooms with custom tilework, dual rain-shower heads, and Jacuzzi tubs.

Perhaps the biggest draw of each home is its backyard oasis, whether nestled in a serene wooded area or high on a bluff with never-ending views of Lake Michigan. You’ll find intimate fire pits, 3-season screened-in porches, high-end outdoor BBQ grill decks, bubbling hot tubs, private pools, Nantucket-style wrap-around porches, and private white-sand beaches.

In Valerie’s collection, lake and forest views take center stage for a complete sense of calm, peace, and serenity. The standards and curated finishings of a high-end hotel are thoughtfully paired with incredible amenities that ensure family, friends, kids, and even pets will have an unforgettable experience with Juniper Holiday + Home.

Doyenne of Juniper Holiday + Home

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Valerie Gangas
Favorite Restaurants
Terrace Room, Beer Church, Susans Sawyer
Favorite Brewery, Winery, & Distillery
Greenbush, Tabor Hill Winery, Journeyman Distillery
Favorite Breakfast & Bakeries
The Whistle Stop, Gather All Day, Viola Cafe, Froehlich’s Kitchen & Pantry
Favorite Stores
Stockholm Objects, Shore
Favorite Things to Do in Southwest Michigan
Enjoy a long dinner outside with great friends and great wine, explore art galleries, or head out on the water on a boat with friends

Growing up in her father’s restaurants, Valerie Gangas learned the ins and outs of the industry from a young age. But despite loving and working in the restaurant business, she had always held a secret desire – to own a hotel. Her connection to hotels came from her parents as well,  who’d order her a Shirley Temple in an upscale hotel piano bar and dance the night away in each other’s arms. Enchanted by their love story, Valerie dreamed of owning a hotel and recreating those special moments for guests.

With a background in customer service, real estate, and hospitality, Valerie took that love for high-end hotels and began buying homes in Southwest Michigan, completing stunning redesigns, and managing them herself. As more and more people approached her to manage their homes, Juniper Holiday + Home grew organically – between adding clients through word of mouth and building homes to add to the portfolio, they now manage over 40 homes and are growing steadily.

Even with all that growth, Valerie doesn’t accept just any home into her portfolio. The homes her team builds set the standard with beautiful designs and all the bells and whistles. She works with designers to ensure that each home meets the standards of a five-star hotel with all the comforts of home. From dog bowls and treats to kids’ books, games, and kitchenware, from full concierge services to beautiful guidebooks and local pastries, Valerie’s team has a goal to surprise and delight guests and make each vacation memorable.

And when it comes to their owners, the Juniper Holiday + Home team oversees everything, going above and beyond the level of service you’d expect from any other property management company. They are full service, from deliveries and maintenance to design and renovations. In every home, every offering, and every service they provide, it’s clear that Valerie’s team cares deeply about providing the ultimate in hospitality to their homeowners and guests.

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