Service Providers for Short Term Rentals in the Poconos

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.

Updated November, 2023

Gonzalez Cleaning Services
Marta Gonzales
570-236-7802

Joanna’s Pro Cleaning Service
joannasprocleaning@gmail.com
570-582-0990
Short-term rentals and commercial cleaning

Kerry Clean
Office in Lake Harmony, PA
570-215-0039
“Opening and Closing of Rental and Vacation properties, no subcontractors, total home cleaning – Keeping the Poconos Clean One Home at a Time!”

The Kleening Queen
215-756-1248
AirBnB Cleaning, Move ins, Move outs

Kwils Cleaning Service
Katelin
570-972-8635
Short-term Rentals, Move-in/Move-out, Spring Cleanings and more

Mrs. Domestic Cleaning Services
Colleen
570-722-2911
Serving Lake Harmony, Towamensing Trails, Arrowhead Lakes, Locust Lake Village and Surrounding Areas.  Vacation Rentals, Hot Tubs and Spas, Commercial Linen Service.

Nizak Cleaning Services
570-800-7969
Home Cleaning Services

Poconos Cleaning Queen
Mimma
917-769-5330
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
(570) 872-6910
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.

Relaxed Concierge LLC
570-355-4388

Blakeslee, PA
They started 15 years ago as a cleaning business and have grown to a full service concierge for guest services such as linen rentals, groceries and more. Camp site services, property management too.
and other necessities tha soon recognized we had an opportunity to further service our customers. They would often forget important things or wanted something not available to meet the moments being made.

Rina’s Magic Hands
(570) 664-1482
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
Rueben
(570) 335-7482
Not your average vacation home cleaners, this team of nearly 40 strong focuses on helping you succeed with your rentals

Super Clean
484-616-2272
Superclean570@gmail.com
We specialize in Cleaning short-term rentals and vacation homes

T and J’s Cleaning Service
631-522-5303
AirBnB Rentals, Deep Cleans, Move ins and Move outs

We Aim to Clean
White Haven PA
Patricia Gleason
570-236-1598

Home Inspections

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

ComfortSpec
610-895-4153

Easy Street Home Inspections
Joe.S@easystreethomeinspections.com
570-884-5343

Mountain to Valley Home Inspections
570-899-3255

Pillar to Post (Greg Newman)
570-213-7850
Pillar to Post (Robert Pecca)
610-588-6479

Trinity Home Inspections
​610-681-4012

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
Svetlana Hanover
570-260-2900

D-N-A Property Management, Tannersville, PA
570-424-8131
Realtors, title services plus a full-service property management and services for short-term rentals

GMG – Galvanized Property Management
Pocono Lake, PA
570-971-2509
Local team that has their own staff, not just delegating to subcontractors with personal experience owning a STR.

Pocono Lodging Company
(908) 318-4661
Providing everything you need for a successful STR investment: 24/7 Local Support, Professional cleaning services, Quality Inspections, Owner Partnerships, Revenue Management, Powerful Marketing

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
(917) 291-6164
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.

Pocono Rental Management
hello@poconorentman.com
(570) 243-0243
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.

The Real Estate Group, LLC
Marion Gaeta, Licensed Broker
570-355-5310
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.

Vacassa
Nationwide full-service Vacation Rental Management with local realtor support.

STR Cohost

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.

CG’s Vacation Rental Property Management
(570) 591-1670
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
Help rental property owners in the Northern Poconos list, book, and manage properties.

Desired Stays LLC
Phil Costa
(908)485-8448
Desired Stays takes the stress and hassle out of operating a short-term rental from homeowners, while maximizing the property’s profitability. We oversee all aspects of the short-term rental process, including the interior design, set up, marketing, guest communications, turnovers, and property maintenance and so much more!

Evolve
Nationwide leader in Vacation Rental Management including 24 hours reservation and guest relations support

eManagement
Gail
(484) 241-7515
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
570-971-2509
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!

Pocono Lodging Company
(908) 318-4661
Offering full-service management as well as a co-hosting option for those who still want some hands on.

Wander Home
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.

Photographer

Good photos and videos can boost sales and set your listings apart

Jordan Spackman
(267) 827-9038

Charlie Stewart
(267) 885-4396‬
Great Height Studio
charlie@greatheightstudio.com

Oscar Mikols
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
(484) 300-8790

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
570-678-1717
Also home insulation and weatherproofing

CrawlSpaceRepairs.com
570-656-2096
Mold and Mildew remediation, waterproofing, sump pump installation and repairs, replace/repair floor joists and subfloors

Integra-Clean & Dry
877-379-8669
Mold remediation, basement waterproofing, crawlspace moisture control

Paul Davis
570-402-2300
Mold removal specialists, water and flood cleanup, fire damage restoration

Pocono Lake Construction
570-293-2778
Foundation repairs, crawl space waterproofing and mold remediation

Sanitec
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.

Home Repairs

A good home repair person or team is essential to a smooth running property.

Agustine Hernandez
(570) 977-2212
handyamex@gmail.com
Lives in APCP, his wife Maribel runs a cleaning service

Albright’s Home Care
(570) 872-2490

Guy Blakeslee, Handyman
570-817-5420

Brian J Gallagher, Custom Carpentry
570-629-0133
General Contracting, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Windows

R. Graber Construction
(570) 233-8266
Roofing, Siding, Additions

Hagar Furniture, Window Treatments and Flooring
610.826.2900
Showroom in Palmerton, PA
Free in-home estimates.

JP Home Restoration
John
(570) 369-6015
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
‭(570) 436-2428
‬Locally owned company that installs siding, windows, doors and does foundation repair, mold remediation and full renovations.

Poconos Handyman
570-580-4522 (call/text)
Short-term rental maintenance, STR inspection punch lists and renovations

Steve’s Carpet Service
(610) 681-5763
Showroom in Gilbert, PA
Carpet, Vinyl, Hardowood, Core-tec, Ceramic, Laminate, Remnants. Friendly Service, Professional Installations, Free Estimates

The Service Team
Lehighton PA
610-377-8450
Roofing, siding, decks, garage doors, windows & doors, fences and more.  Showroom at Country Junction on Route 209.

The Uncle’s Construction
570-871-0218
Home Remodeling, Decks, Small Jobs

ServPro of Carbon County & Pocono Pines
570-732-9191
Environmental Clean-up, Restoration, Construction

Willoughby Services
Albrightsville PA 18210
Phone: 570-350-1817
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:

Septic Services

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
1-800-858-3111
Septic tank pumping, service and repair

Barbosa Sewer and Drain
610-681-6264
Septic Services

Borger Septic Services
570-992-7502
Septic tank pumping, service and repair

George’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning
(610) 377-1971
Septic, Drain, and Sewer Maintenance and Repairs

“Gotta Go Septics
570-894-8690
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
570-595-2190

Accurate Landscaping
Tony Poalillo
570-994-2288<br>Excavating, Paving, Septic Installation and Repairs plus STR staging and set-up.

Blakeslee Lawn Care
Justin Blakeslee
570-574-4647
justinblakeslee1@gmail.com
Lawn maintenance, snow removal, landscaping, gravel driveways and gravel outdoor installations

Harmony Tree Care
570-244-3000
Trimming, removal, stump grinding, excavating and exterior construction projects

J Does it All
631-522-5303
Lawn Maintenance and Junk Removal

Joseph LaFiura
267-421-6368
Landscaping, Gravel and Dirt projects, Tree Cleanups, Snow Removal

Master Designs, Landscaping & Construction
908-417-0656 <br>Pavers, walls, fencing, mulch, siding and decks.

Richard Diehl Paving
570-325-3606
Paving services, driveways, parking areas plus snow removal

MR Tree Worx
Tree Removal, Trimming, Landscaping, Storm Damage
570-872-0202

Wetglass Window Cleaning
Saylorsburg
(267) 689-8680
Interior and Exterior Window Cleaning & Power Washing of whole homes

VMI Services.
Excavating Services, Grading, Driveway Repair/Installation
570-972-6269

Painters

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
570-325-3572
Interior and Exterior painting, siding and decks including repairs since 1980

JV and L Premium Painting
908-417-1384
Interior and Exterior Paint, Handyman Services, Cleaning/Turnover – serving the Greater Pocono Mountains

Presidential Painters
(570) 677-2791 – Call or text
Inside, Outside, Walls, Decks

Pro-Zak
Robert Pyzik
570-401-9325
Interior and Exterior, minor repairs, deck maintenance

Plumbers

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
570-355-7328

Keiper Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning
Blakeslee, PA
570-646-3222
keiperplumbing@gmail.com
24/7 Emergency Services, Plumbing Heating, HVAC, Water Heaters, Well Pumps, Septic Pump Repairs, Water Purification.

Joseph Vitale
Vitale & Son, Plumbing, Heating and A/C
570-991-0991

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.

Builders

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
570-325-9900
Jim Thorpe, PA
New home construction

Rinehimer Construction, Inc.
570-643-6653
Pocono Pines, PA
New home, renovations, additions, design services

Twin Builders
(570) 722-9282
Custom Homes, Albrightsville, PA

DSCR Lenders:

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:

Brandywine Lending
Colonial Mortgage Advisors
Mortgage Shop
Movement Mortgage
Surge Mortgage Advisors
The Lender

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July 03, 2023

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March 01, 2022

Zoning, Rules and Regulations regarding Short-term Rentals, VRBO and AirBnB are changing in the Poconos, here is a scorecard of municipalities and what they say about running a short-term rental from your vacation home or income property.

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