Southwest Michigan

Southwest Michigan Vacation Rentals


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Just an hour and a half from Chicago, Southwest Michigan is a vacationer’s dream. Filled with beautiful resort towns, sandy beaches along Lake Michigan, nature-filled getaways, and endless activities from cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, and water sports to world-class dining, shopping, galleries, wineries, and antiquing, it has a certain laidback elegance that keeps visitors coming back year after year.

These are just some of the reasons why Valerie Gangas, CEO of Juniper Holiday + Home, loves Southwest Michigan.

Juniper Holiday + Home

Price Range
Private Beaches
Private Pools & Hot Tubs

The 100 Collection of 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.

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Lakeside views from this bedroom in a Southwest Michigan vacation rental Private lake access from this Southwest Michigan vacation rental
Services Offered
  • Concierge services
  • 24/7 Guest services
  • Fresh linens, towels, and amenities
Services Available
  • Personal chef and catering
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Pre-arrival grocery stocking
  • Watersport and gear rentals
  • Activity reservations
  • Wine & beer tours
  • In-house massage
  • Yoga classes
  • Car transportation
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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.