Short Term Rental Information

Poconos Mountains

In March 2018, Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS created a Short-Term Rental Task Force in response to changing regulations and member concerns on behalf of their clients. In 2020 a permanent committee was formed due to an increased interest in this sector.

This mission of the committee is to educate the public and stakeholders of the value of short-term rentals as well as support fair and common-sense rules and regulations pertaining to the industry within Monroe County as well as Lehman Township, Pike County. Visit our committees page to learn more about our Short-Term Rental Committee.

The centrally located, four seasons destination with 12 state parks and forests all within a 30-mile radius, all make the Poconos a great investment area.  However, due diligence is important as local zoning and municipal ordinances dictate which properties can and cannot be used as short-term rentals. In addition to using a local REALTOR to guide you, below is additional information to make your short-term rental a success.


Before listing your property as a short-term rental, follow these important steps.

  • KNOW YOUR ZONING AND/OR HOA RULES Is it currently legal? Does your township/borough/HOA allow it? What ordinances/regulations are in place/in the works?
  • KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS Will they be negatively impacted?
  • KNOW YOUR OWN ABILITIES Opening a short-term rental is hard work and time consuming. (Linens? Disposable Products? Garbage?)
  • KNOW YOUR FINANCES Buy-in cost: Furnishings? Maintenance? Utilities?
  • ASSEMBLE A VILLAGE Turnovers/Yard Maintenance/Emergencies/Deep Cleanings/ Periodic Reviews/Marketing/Legal/Staging Property.
  • KNOW YOUR TAKEAWAY After you pay your village, your take-home $ is taxed as income.

Municipal Information

Ordinances & Other Short Term Rental Information

Realtor Guide

A Short Term Rental Guide for Realtors in the Pocono Mountains

PMVB Information

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Short Term Rental Information