MEET THE OWNERS
We're proud of our beginnings.
Jorge is the definition of an entrepreneur. He started his first business at 16 and has had several successful startups since, mostly in the technology industry. In addition to running the business side of Dwell Vacations, he currently operates a high-end home automation company. In 2008, he purchased a weekend home in Southwest Michigan with the idea of remodeling and renting it out when he was unable to enjoy it himself. And just like that, Dwell Vacations was born. Since then, Jorge has purchased seven additional properties in Southwest Michigan. His eye for detail shows throughout every property. Jorge and Meg’s vision is to create vacation rental properties that don’t simply feel like you’re staying in someone’s home, but instead, make people feel as if it’s their own second home. The simplicity of each property’s design creates a neutral space that allows guests to make it their own.
Jorge was born in Orange County, CA. His parents are both Colombian and decided to move their family back to Colombia when Jorge was six months old. At the age of 20 he moved to Barrington, Illinois to spend six months learning English. After a few months and a trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, where he fell in love with skiing, he decided to become a permanent resident. Jorge and Meg met in 2009, married in 2012, and have been blessed with two fun-loving and beautiful boys. In 2015, after 15 years of living in downtown Chicago, they decided to make New Buffalo, Michigan their new home.
When she isn’t chasing around two handsome little boys, Meg is tending to the details for each of Dwell’s unique properties. She’s the one to thank for the pleasant aromas that greet you at the door; the fresh bathroom toiletries; the plush towels and linens; and the cozy furnishings and interior design throughout each home. Meg’s background is in the finance and real estate industry and she’s put her skills to good use helping to manage all that goes into the rehab projects, keeping up with supplies for the homes and maintaining a beautiful online presence for Dwell Vacations. She loves decorating the homes and helping every guest enjoy a one-of-a-kind getaway.
Jorge and Meg have both traveled extensively. In 2010 they took a three month sabbatical and traveled around the United States, Canada, and Europe. One of their favorite things about traveling together is discovering different kinds of accommodations and stumbling across those unforgettable hidden gems like a small B&B in Lake Como, a 5-star hotel along the Amalfi Coast, or a boutique hotel in Cartagena. What comes out of that are hosts who understand the amenities that are important to create a perfect vacation. With over 150 excellent reviews between HomeAway, VRBO, and Airbnb, their efforts to provide the perfect vacation rentals seem to be paying off.