USA Realty
Rick Golden
USA Realty - Pocono Office

Poconos Short Term Rental Homes / Pocono Vacation / Investment Homes For Sale or Rent

People Reserve Poconos Short Term Rental homes (Poconos Vacation Homes) for the Perfect Stay in The Pocono Mountains

RENT - Review and choose from hundreds of Poconos Vacation Rentals on this link to our Poconos Vacation Home Rental Affiliate Booking. Sort by "Vacation Homes"

Buy - We have a guide to purchasing a
Short Term Rental in the Poconos

Can't find the Pocono Vacation Rental home you want?  Contact Rick at USA Realty 570-242-5412 or send us a note and we'll find it.


More About Buying and Owning A Poconos STR Home


Have your own website for each rental home you have.

Two important reasons: #1 - to go around the platforms and save the fees. #2 - you can't trust that the platforms will always be there, be up or have your best interests in mind. You want to know that you're protected with your own reservation system. You can see a list of available names for you airbnb home by going to godaddy and typing in "Poconos (or Pocono) rental... There are great names available in the auction section.

If you are looking to buy a home as a short term home rental, below is the list of homes that qualify in the Poconos for vacation rentals.

This list is the complete list of homes in areas where STRs are allowed.
USA Realty - Pocono office is The Poconos Specialist is Short Term rental homes. We have helped over 455 families find the right Poconos investment property.

No need to search all around the internet. If the home is not on this list ... it's not short term rental friendly..... you may not rent it out on a nightly basis.

Poconos lake RentalPoconos Real Estate is the best place for everyone to find their perfect accommodation / investment rental home, whether you're looking for a short term rental on a lakefront or a cabin in the woods or a stylish apartment in on of out quaint Pocono Mountain villages. Check out the incredible range of short term rentals for sale.

Below is a up to date (updated in real time) current list of homes in areas in the Poconos Mountains where short term rentals are allowed (at the time of publication.)

As with all real estate purchases, you are encouraged to confirm with both Township and Community association that any rules fit within your investment criteria. Our agents at USA Realty are experts at helping folks like you find the right investment property to fit you and your family's criteria.

To View any of the homes below (or to ask questions) Contact us at 570-517-2428. A Poconos Real Estate agent will make arrangements to show you the homes of interest. 

Please be aware: In PA the "Listing Agent" works for the seller and can not represent you.
Any information you give a listing agent will be used against you in negotiations. Contact USA Realty - Pocono Office for Buyer Representation.

Note: you can sort by price (upper right of the display)

Does the Vacation Home Capital of the Northeast US sound like the ideal place to invest in a short-term vacation rental to you?

If you said yes, then The Poconos Mountains of Northeast PA are right for you. This can be a highly profitable area to invest in short-term rentals.

Tourism is booming in the Poconos and short-term rentals are in demand.

People from The New York market (a 23 million market)  and from the Philadelphia market (an 8 million market) from Baltimore, Washington DC and Connecticut come to the Poconos for the water parks and attractions and the Mountain, stream Lakes and River activities. Short-term rentals are one of the top lodging options.

 The Poconos has over 30 million visitors a year.

Investing in a short-term vacation rental in the Poconos Mountain market, can and profitable experience.

What is a Short-Term Rental?

Short-term rental laws and regulations vary by community, township, state and county.

In Pennsylvania, a short-term rental is defined as any individual lease agreement with a duration shorter than 30 days. Things you should be aware of for short-term rental investment are:

Local Zoning restrictions
State and Local Licensing and Permitting
Local occupancy Taxation
Community and Township Occupancy Limits
Noise and Nuisance Regulations
Safety and Health Codes 
Home Owners Association Rules

The average Pocono home value is $285,000 from $261,000 a year ago.  

Occupancy rate: hoovers around 51%. And has consistently for 25 years. 

But, understand when analyzing an investment in the Poconos, you should always work from the yearly gross. Rates vary so much that using rates or "average rate" can lead you to mistakes. Rates in the Poconos vary during seasons, during the week and holiday periods. Use Yearly Gross and Yearly expenses to make an intelligent decision on what ROI works for you.

In the Poconos most rentals are entire homes/ condos with few individual room rentals.  

Most rentals have at least two bedrooms. Only a few one bedroom and four and five bedroom homes are in short supply.

Short-Term Rental Zoning in The Poconos.

When doing short-term investment research online, you may stumble upon some websites that say home share vacation rentals are illegal in certain townships in the Poconos. However, most townships allow STRs but some restrict to certain areas. i.e. resort or commercially zoned districts. 

In many townships and communities in the Poconos, to list your property on a short term rental vacation platform, each owner must have a short-term property rental permit. To apply for this permit, each township and / or community has it's own set of requirements. A set of steps to apply for a short-term property rental permit can usually be found on each township or community organization website.  

Vacation Rental Property Management

If you decide to invest in a short-term vacation rental home in the Poconos, you might consider hiring a vacation property management company.

We at Poconos Real Estate / USA Realty can help you find the right management company for your investment home.

We have also provided you with a list of local Poconos trades to make your self management easier.

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