About Us

Tucson Rental Homes was founded in 1982, in Tucson, Arizona. We build single story, detached, Southwestern Styled Rental Homes that reflect the charm and heritage of the Southwest together with a private enclosed yard to enjoy the beautiful Sonoran Desert. And, most importantly, we blend it with caring, professional management. In short, we offer a unique and affordable Rental alternative to the cramped lifestyle offered by the typical 2 or 3 story, stacked Apartment currently available in Tucson.

Essentially, we build Fine Custom Homes. But, they’re not for sale, we rent them. We build four models. The Hacienda, a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home. The Casa Grande, a 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home. The Casita, a 2 bedroom, 1 full bath home. And, finally, our “Guest House”, a 1 bedroom, 1 full bath home.

Our non-traditional building background has turned out to be our greatest asset. Not having pre-conceived and typical ideas of design, we invite our residents over, on a regular basis, to participate in focus groups. We listen carefully and our design, which is all done by us internally, from site, to interior and exterior elevations, flows from listening carefully to the needs of our residents. Typical rental housing is generally born out of complex financial manipulation to create maximum profit. Our homes are designed to satisfy the needs and desires of our residents. Period.
 

Our Rental Home Center is located at 4647 N. Campbell Avenue, just north of River Road. We’re open 7 days a week to accommodate our residents schedules and our phone is available 24 hours a day at: 299-4466.

Our Custom Rental Homes feature Vaulted Ceilings, 12’ High Arched Cathedral Windows, Fireplace, Custom Kitchen with Island, Maple and Oak Cabinetry, Food Pantry, Wine Racks, Jacuzzi Spa Master Bath, Large Walk-In Closet, and friendly pets are welcome. We have homes in the North Campbell area, Catalina Foothills District 16, the Tanque Verde Valley, & the Tucson National Golf area. 

For the past quarter of a century, we have taken a responsible and neighbor oriented approach to building small, high quality communities in Tucson. We have worked hard to try and set an example for responsible development. The cornerstone of our concept is to build communities that can be enthusiastically supported by neighborhoods, City Council, Board Of Supervisors, and most importantly by our diverse and broad cross section of wonderful residents. 

We have gained the trust and support of a variety of neighborhood associations in Tucson by embracing a neighbor-oriented approach to building high quality communities in Tucson. Each one of our projects takes into consideration the unique characteristics of the adjacent neighborhood and generally involves density reductions and a host of good neighbor policies. Tucson National Casitas was built on a very special property, just across the street from the Tucson National Golf Course. After carefully listening to the neighbors and voluntarily offering to reduce the density by 70%, we received 100% support from 3 adjacent neighborhood associations.  Our most recent appearance before Mayor and Council resulted in unanimous approval from not only the large group of neighbors that showed up to support us, but from the Mayor and the entire council as well. These are thrilling moments for us.

The main obstacles we have had to overcome involved convincing the finance community to look at a project over a long period vs. the typical build and sell product. Although there are wonderful, dedicated, hardworking individuals on the City and County development services staff, the Land Use Codes are written to encourage and accommodate the more typical stacked apartments. So, our design, which is out of the norm, runs into many obstacles and consequently long and expensive delays, which can be very difficult and challenging. 

The qualities we look for in land are driven by our desire to provide convenient, excellent locations for our residents to enjoy a high quality of life while balancing that with our sensitive commitment to our environment. Our newest project for example was selected because it is located outside of Critical Habitat for the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl. We did not purchase the property until we were certain that not only was it outside of Critical Habitat, but that our numerous voluntary surveys, performed over three years, by two state certified Biologists, confirmed that no owls or other bird species were present. 

Although there is a need for our homes, the development of multi story rental units will continue to outpace us because it’s what the finance institutions expect, local Land Use Codes encourage and accommodate, and it’s most profitable. Our philosophy of working diligently to design a unique single story home with a private yard for our residents, while satisfying the needs of neighbors, local officials, and City & County staff, requires time consuming, meticulous planning to persuade others to embrace a unique alternative to the status quo. 

We care deeply about the human side of our business. Our low profile and Southwestern designed homes, created to harmonize with the beautiful Sonoran Desert, will be here for many years. It’s important to us that our communities reflect nicely on our home, Tucson, and enhance the beauty of our great city. Our communities have been embraced with enthusiastic support from all elements of our community and it’s a great source of pride for us.

Tucson Rental Homes has locations in the Foothills with glorious mountain views… some closer to Tucson’s downtown area… others in the heart of the city. East, West, North and Central locations. Tucson Rental Homes has 11 communities in Tucson for you to choose from… with more than 500 homes available.