The Poconos, Pennsylvania
A nice place for a vacation home that can operate as a Short-term Rental
Mark Shay 610.357.4648. Call me!
Hello, my name is Mark Shay and I am a realtor with Keller Williams. I specialize in being a buyers agent for people looking for vacation homes in the Pocono Mountains area of Pennsylvania. Many of my clients are looking to use their vacation home as a rental property which is why created this website. Here you’ll find more info on purchasing a vacation home and potentially starting a short-term rental business in your vacation home.
I got into the vacation home business a little differently than most. After selling two internet marketing companies, I purchased a 47-acre tract of land near Blue Mountain Ski Resort where I built a home. For a number of years I have run a private campsite on the property and welcome families to share our place for their mountain vacation in what we call Blue Mountain Private Camping. Along with my wife, we then converted our vacation home to a vacation rental property and list it through VRBO as Blue Mountain Vacation Home. We self manage this property and I use that experience to help my clients get their STR businesses going.
I hope you’ll read some of my articles to give you some insight on what it takes to succeed in starting a Short-term Rental business in the mountains. Wether you are coming from New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia or Washington, DC, coming to the Poconos is a great place to escape. Property prices are a fraction of what they are in metro areas and there are some great communities for you to consider. There are also large tracts of land for sale to develop or to hold.
As a Realtor, I welcome you to consider a move to the Poconos and would welcome the opportunity to act as your buyer’s agent. As an entrepreneur, I can help you follow my path of investing in Pocono Vacation Home Real Estate for vacation home renters and even campers.
Blog Articles – Everything you need to know about owning a Pocono Vacation Home or STR
- The Pocono Geography Puzzle – Understanding Who Regulates Short-term Rentals in the PoconosShort-term Rentals (STR) in Pennsylvania are regulated by the local municipalities. Pennsylvania has three official forms of municipal governments, cities, townships, and boroughs. Municipalities have the right to restrict this use ofContinue reading “The Pocono Geography Puzzle – Understanding Who Regulates Short-term Rentals in the Poconos”
- Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Winter 2023As we enter 2023, the real estate market in the Poconos remains vibrant and there is some good news for buyers. Inventory is twice the level it was a year ago, pricesContinue reading “Pocono Short-term Rental Market Real Estate Update – Winter 2023”
- Should You Buy a STR in Lake Harmony Area?An Insider’s look at investing in vacation homes in the Lake Harmony Area The Lake Harmony area has long been a popular Pocono vacation spot and for those who rent their properties,Continue reading “Should You Buy a STR in Lake Harmony Area?”
- Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono CommunitiesSome communities are more friendly to VRBO and Airbnb, others oppose the practice. Here is an summary drawn from various HOAs (Home Owner Associations) and township regulations. Last Updated: February, 2022 RulesContinue reading “Short-term Rental Friendly Pocono Communities”
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