Many of the inquires I get ask is there are service providers to help with getting a STR started and then keeping it going. Since Tourism is the main business in the Poconos, the answer is yes. Below is a list of firms that have been mentioned by clients, other realtors or that I have met in my work. This is not an endorsement, it merely a list of companies and professionals that can help with you Short-term Rental in the Poconos.
A super clean short-term rental is important and cleaners who specialize in short-term rentals can be found throughout the Poconos. Some will take care of linens and hot tubs and simple maintenance. Here are a few that clients have told me about (alphabetical order):
Arrowhead Lake area
Happy Clean provides short term rental cleaning, move in / move out, and residential cleans to the Poconos
Incredible Cleaning Crew
Excellence in cleaning and assurance of a job well done through Apps that track their work
Joanna’s Pro Cleaning Service
Short-term rentals and commercial cleaning
Office in Lake Harmony, PA
“Opening and Closing of Rental and Vacation properties, no subcontractors, total home cleaning – Keeping the Poconos Clean One Home at a Time!”
Kwils Cleaning Service
Short-term Rentals, Move-in/Move-out, Spring Cleanings and more
Gonzalez Cleaning Services
Mrs. Domestic Cleaning Services
Serving Lake Harmony, Towamensing Trails, Arrowhead Lakes, Locust Lake Village and Surrounding Areas. Vacation Rentals, Hot Tubs and Spas, Commercial Linen Service.
Poconos Cleaning Queen
Specializing in Short-term Rentals with Hot Tubs
Purely Organic Cleaning
We offer timely cleaning, laundry, organizing etc. to get your AirBnB pad squeaky clean and ready for their new guest every week and month so that you don’t have to!
Rebecca’s Cleaning Service
Long Pond, PA
Rebecca’s team offers residential cleaning, commercial cleaning, Airbnb cleaning, move-in/out cleaning, carpet cleaning, new construction cleaning, handyman services, interior painting, exterior painting, and power washing.
Rina’s Magic Hands
Throughout the Poconos
We will ensure that your guests are comfortable during their stay and we guarantee a five-star review with every guest.
STR Super Cleaners
Not your average vacation home cleaners, this team of nearly 40 strong focuses on helping you succeed with your rentals
We specialize in Cleaning short-term rentals and vacation homes
We Aim to Clean
White Haven PA
Whether buying a home or just doing a check on the current state of your rental property, a home inspection is a good idea. These providers go roof to crawl space to check your property out
Easy Street Home Inspections
Mountain to Valley Home Inspections
Pillar to Post
Trinity Home Inspections
Property Managers (Licensed)
Professional property managers take much of the worry of the worry away. Often they will say that they will increase your net income through their experience and advanced tools. The best charge 25% to 30% for full-service, while others have modified service packages, so it is worth considering. Pennsylvania considers property management a real estate activity, so full service managers will have a real estate broker’s license. People just focused on STR guest relations (co-hosts) may operate without a license.
All Seasons Property Solutions
Full service provider and partner for your Short-term Rental. Services included design, renovation, hosting, cleaning and property management
Ananda Vacation Rentals
D-N-A Property Management, Tannersville, PA
Realtors, title services plus a full-service property management and services for short-term rentals
GMG – Galvanized Property Management
Pocono Lake, PA
Local team that has their own staff, not just delegating to subcontractors with personal experience owning a STR.
Pocono Rental Management
Short-Term Rental Experts, specializing in making you more money on your property all while taking the work off your hands. We follow industry best-practices to make sure your maxing out your revenue potential all while handling all the pesky day-to-day operations.
Pocono Mountain Rentals
264 Lake Harmony Rd, Lake Harmony, PA 18624
The company handles advertising and renting Pocono Lake House Rentals as well as maintaining them to ensure guests have a wonderful time experiencing the Pocono Mountains.
Pocono Projects & Property Management
Long Pond, PA
Pocono Projects & Property Management is a full-service company that offer construction and property management services especially focused on short-term rental properties.
Pocono Property Management
5626 Route 115
Blakeslee, PA 18610
Local realtors and vacation rental property developers, providing quality homes, cleaned by quality and insured employees, driven by quality customer service and concierge service to our guests.
The Real Estate Group, LLC
Marion Gaeta, Licensed Broker
Pocono Lake, PA
With licensed real estate associates handling everything from bookings, community registrations, working with cleaners and when necessary even handling complaints. Happy homeowners and happy guests are their goal.
Nationwide full-service Vacation Rental Management with local realtor support.
A Cohost brings an experienced partner into your STR management who will help market your property, interact with guests and share in your success. Here’s and explanation on how Cohosting differs from Property Management.
Desired Stays LLC
Nationwide leader in Vacation Rental Management including 24 hours reservation and guest relations support
With 25 years of property management, this small business now focuses on STR. As both an owner and an operator in the Lake Harmony area they take advantage of today’s best tools like Hostfully, Breezeway, PriceLabs and RemoteLock.
Ideal Property Management
East Stroudsburg, PA
Ideal provides your property with an upfront survey, outstanding guest service reps, and will increase your revenue while reducing your stress. Their motto = Speed + Hugs!
Wander Home is a technology-driven vacation rental management, hospitality, and marketing company. We partner with homeowners and investors to maximize their property’s income potential through short-term rentals with services that include co-hosting, master leasing and consulting.
Good photos and videos can boost sales and set your listings apart
Great Height Studio
OM Media offer photography, videography, aerial photography, virtual staging, floor plans with measurements, social media management, and more.
Interior Designers and STR Set-Up Services
Good design and attractive furnishings are the start to a dynamic social media response to your rental and key to building your digital marketing and following.
Lab Creates Design
Interior Design Company
Crawl Space, Basement, Foundations, Mold Remediation
Many Pocono homes are built on a crawl space, not a full basement as the foundation. The Poconos generally have a high water table and that means wet crawlspaces are common. Prolonged wetness can lead to wood rot/deterioration and bring mold. Treating, repairing and solving the problem is such a part of Pocono real estate that we list some of these service providers, just in case.
Burke Home Services
Also home insulation and weatherproofing
Mold and Mildew remediation, waterproofing, sump pump installation and repairs, replace/repair floor joists and subfloors
Integra-Clean & Dry
Mold remediation, basement waterproofing, crawlspace moisture control
Mold removal specialists, water and flood cleanup, fire damage restoration
Pocono Lake Construction
Foundation repairs, crawl space waterproofing and mold remediation
From the owners of ComfortSpec, the home inspection company comes Sanitec where you can get an exact quote for mold remediation as well as receive a detailed written estimate within one business day of your Evaluation.
A good home repair person or team is essential to a smooth running property.
Lives in APCP, his wife Maribel runs a cleaning service
Albright’s Home Care
Guy Blakeslee, Handyman
Brian J Gallagher, Custom Carpentry
General Contracting, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Windows
R. Graber Construction
Roofing, Siding, Additions
Hagar Furniture, Window Treatments and Flooring
Showroom in Palmerton, PA
Free in-home estimates.
JP Home Restoration
Located in East Stroudsburg, services include: Electrical & Lighting, Plumbing & Fixtures, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Water Damage & Basement Flooding, Flooring & Tile Work, Paint & Stain, Cabinets & Carpentry, Patio, Deck & Pergola
Mazzella Enterprises / Construction Company
Locally owned company that installs siding, windows, doors and does foundation repair, mold remediation and full renovations.
Steve’s Carpet Service
Showroom in Gilbert, PA
Carpet, Vinyl, Hardowood, Core-tec, Ceramic, Laminate, Remnants. Friendly Service, Professional Installations, Free Estimates
The Service Team
Roofing, siding, decks, garage doors, windows & doors, fences and more. Showroom at Country Junction on Route 209.
The Uncle’s Construction
Home Remodeling, Decks, Small Jobs
ServPro of Carbon County & Pocono Pines
Environmental Clean-up, Restoration, Construction
Albrightsville PA 18210
Electrical, Plumbing and Handyman Services, serving the Poconos since 2001
Lowe’s and Home Depot
The national home improvement warehouse companies have a host of installation services ranging from new kitchens, baths, flooring and replacement windows that use their own network of contractors and a guarantee, taking the worry out of project management. Locations/showrooms in the area include:
- Lowe’s in Bartonsville, PA
- Lowe’s in Lehighton, PA
- Lowe’s in Mount Pocono, PA
- Home Depot in Stroudsburg, PA
- Lowe’s in West Hazelton, PA
- Home Depot in Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Lowe’s in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Most homes in the Poconos have their own private sewer, septic system. Service companies come to clean these and for a rental property, you should consider a once a year service. A pumping of the system costs around $400, a new system costs around $40,000 so service it yearly!
Allstate Septic Systems
Septic tank pumping, service and repair
Barbosa Sewer and Drain
Borger Septic Services
Septic tank pumping, service and repair
George’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning
Septic, Drain, and Sewer Maintenance and Repairs
“Gotta Go Septics
Septic system repairs, maintenance and grinder pump service and replacement
Yard and Exterior Maintenance
With lots of wooded lots, many of the rental homes do not have big lawns, but its always good to have someone to cleanup the yard AND plow your driveways and walks during the winter months
A Campbell Tree & Landscape, Inc.
Tree Removal, Trimming, Landscaping, Land Clearing
570-994-2288<br>Excavating, Paving, Septic Installation and Repairs plus STR staging and set-up.
Blakeslee Lawn Care
Lawn maintenance, snow removal, landscaping, gravel driveways and gravel outdoor installations
Harmony Tree Care
Trimming, removal, stump grinding, excavating and exterior construction projects
Master Designs, Landscaping & Construction
908-417-0656 <br>Pavers, walls, fencing, mulch, siding and decks.
Richard Diehl Paving
Paving services, driveways, parking areas plus snow removal
MR Tree Worx
Tree Removal, Trimming, Landscaping, Storm Damage
Wetglass Window Cleaning
Interior and Exterior Window Cleaning & Power Washing of whole homes
Excavating Services, Grading, Driveway Repair/Installation
Many of the homes have T-111 or wooden siding, sort of like outdoor panelling. A fresh coat of paint on the inside or the outside makes a place seem so much cleaner.
Art Minissa Painting
Interior and Exterior painting, siding and decks including repairs since 1980
(570) 677-2791 – Call or text
Inside, Outside, Walls, Decks
Interior and Exterior, minor repairs, deck maintenance
Plumbers handle everything from your well pumps, pressure tanks, water filters and inside fixtures. Once waste leaves the house, see the septic services for help.
J.C. Heckman Plumbing
Keiper Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning
24/7 Emergency Services, Plumbing Heating, HVAC, Water Heaters, Well Pumps, Septic Pump Repairs, Water Purification.
Vitale & Son, Plumbing, Heating and A/C
Furniture and Guest Supplies
Operating a Short-term Rental is operating a hospitality business. To do well you need 50 or so clients per year and they go through stuff. Furniture, furnishings and supplies can set you apart from other operators. A house that has everything will likely get great reviews, so update your interiors and supplies as often as possible.
ShowPlace is your one-stop shop to design and furnish your vacation rental. Everything from design to outfitting your home with interior design consultants to experienced supply coordinators.
New homes are being built in the area and there are plenty of experienced builders to bring your custom plans to life, many also have models that are common the the area.
Among the area’s most recognized home builders are:
Great Pocono Homes
Jim Thorpe, PA
New home construction
Rinehimer Construction, Inc.
Pocono Pines, PA
New home, renovations, additions, design services
Custom Homes, Albrightsville, PA
As an alternative to second home mortgages, some investors offer loans that are based on the income potential of a property. DSCR is a form of this kind of loan and a few of my customers have used the following lenders:
Colonial Mortgage Advisors
Surge Mortgage Advisors