Hi! We are Stephen (Steve) and Lindsey Habrial from the Lehigh Valley, PA. Years ago, our family took a trip to the Poconos that changed our lives. We spent time swimming in the lake, soaking in the sun on the beach, walking and enjoying the nature, and just spending quality time together as a family. We soon found ourselves dreaming to one day own a Pocono lake home of our own where we could offer it to friends, family, and other travelers exploring the Poconos. Having decades of combined experience in entrepreneurship, customer service and hospitality, business operations, and e-commerce, we felt compelled to chase that dream. Pocono Homesteads, LLC is the culmination of both of our hard work and a complete dedication to achieving our goals, together as a family.
Birchview Homestead is our first short-term rental. We fell in love with the gated community and the property, given its close proximity to multiple lakes and many desired Poconos attractions, with the ability to host a large family or several small families at once. We purchased the property in November 2020 and worked diligently to make the home a welcoming and fun family escape. The home was furnished and decorated with Lindsey's eye for style and comfort, with Steve's insistence on fun and function. We invested in the home's water filtration and HVAC systems, ensuring our guests year-round comfort. In June 2022 we invested in a major, permitted renovation project: replacing the septic system, clearing trees to make room for the new sand mound, and drilling a new well! Plus, we're always thinking of new ways to improve our guest experience at our home and in our community... Exciting things are in the works!
Besides this short-term rental, we operate Lindsey's business The Shabby Store™, where we supply and refinish home decor products and accessories. You'll see some of these items when you stay in our home! Lindsey's Etsy shop is in the top .1% of all shops globally based on volume of sales, an accomplishment that we are incredibly proud of! We are honored that so many people have entrusted us to help make their homes more enjoyable.
We truly hope you'll enjoy your retreat in our Poconos getaway home!