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Since 1976, our sabbatical house listing service has posted furnished houses for rent. Our site lists both HOUSES FOR RENT and HOUSE SEARCHES, with the houses for rent listed at the top. You do not have to be a member of UFC to list a house. We require a donation of $60.00 per listing. The ads on our website are updated throughout the month, with the most recent addition listed first.

To have your house posted or to get in touch with us, please contact:

Diane Steele,

The information for the houses is provided by the homeowners. If you are interested in renting one of the homes listed, please contact the owner directly. All negotiations are between homeowner and renter.

San Gallo Terrace, Davis, 8/1/20- negotiable (year+ lease preferred)

$2,400/mo. + security deposit. 1,600 sq. ft., 2-story home on family-friendly residential street in Mace Ranch in East Davis. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms. First floor has living/dining room, kitchen, and powder room (1/2 bath). Living/dining room has high ceiling, gas fireplace, and contemporary furniture. Kitchen has eating area and energy-efficient appliances. Second floor has master bedroom with spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. Also on second floor are 2 additional bedrooms with shared bathroom, washer and dryer. House has generous built-in storage and lots of natural light. Dual zone central heat and A/C. Two-car garage. Comfortable fenced backyard with slate patio and low water use, low maintenance landscaping. Within a block of Mace Ranch Community Park. Easy access to bike trails and to bus stop for UC Davis and Sacramento. Comfortable walk to shopping, restaurants, and elementary school. Tenant pays all utilities, including City services. No smoking, pets negotiable. Long-term lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Karen Paulsen,

Purdue Dr., 9/1/10 - negotiable

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom, 2-bath mid-century modern home on quiet residential street in central Davis. Open floor pan with living room and dining room forming one continuous space, which connects with kitchen. Fireplace in living room. Lots of light and hardwood floors throughout. Glass in back of home overlooks fenced yard with attractive foliage. Master bedroom has view of back yard and sliding-glass doors to redwood deck and yard. Laundry room with sink. Central heat and A/C includes a new MERV-16 air filtration system. Some fruit trees and shade trees. Garage for parking or storage; automatic garage door. Additional off-street parking for two more cars if needed. 10-min. bike ride to UC Davis. Near park and two elementary schools. Easy walk to grocery stores and other shopping. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and WiFi. Tenant pays gas and electric. No smoking, pets negotiable. One-year lease preferred; longer stay possible. Photos and video tour available upon request.

Phil Rogaway, 530-220-4843,

Pine Ln., Davis, 7/1/20 - 8/31/21 (negotiable, possibly longer)

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom (2 furnished as offices), 2-bath mid-century modern home in highly desirable and quiet neighborhood in West Davis. Master bedroom has a low-profile king bed and sliding glass door to backyard.  2 bedrooms are furnished as offices; one office has a full-size futon with bedding for guests. Very large living/dining area perfect for entertaining and family dining. Living room has gas cast-iron stove. Large kitchen was fully renovated in 2018, including new appliances. New central heat and A/C. Very large laundry room with new washer and dryer. Hardwood floors throughout. Large sliding glass doors to patio, with gas BBQ, outdoor sink, and Endless Pool with swimming machine. Private, fenced backyard has shade trees and backs onto open schoolyard space. Garage has ample storage but door may be too small for most cars. Close to UC Davis (1.3 miles) and shopping. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), lawn service, pool service, internet, and WiFi. Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets. One-year lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Lisa Aultman-Hall, 802-318-2091,

Eligio Lane, Davis, 6/1/20 -8/31/20

$2,800 + security deposit. 2,100 sq. ft. home with 2 large bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, plus office. Two-story home in quiet East Davis neighborhood. Third bedroom will be used for owner’s personal storage. Lots of light and hardwood flooring throughout. Large kitchen/dining room, laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C. Fenced backyard with patio, shaded seating, and gas BBQ. Low maintenance front yard, double car garage. 20 min. easy bike ride to UC Davis, bus stop to UCD campus nearby. Across from elementary school, close to junior high school. 2 min. walk to park, green belt, walking paths. Various shopping areas within one-mile radius. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and high-speed internet. Tenant pays gas and electricity to owner. House has solar panels. Men’s and women’s bicycles available for use. No smoking, pets negotiable. No sub-leasing. Photos available upon request.

Mieke Vandenreek, 530-220-7781,

Corona Dr., Davis, 9/1/20 - negotiable

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Unique, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home,  2,457 sq. ft., in North Davis. Sunken living room with fireplace and stone hearth. Beautiful wood-timber ceilings and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Atrium area with established plants and trees, which brings nature indoors. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and large glass doors leading directly to backyard. Master bath with Japanese-style deep soaking tub with jets. Central heat and A/C, laundry facilities. Patio and large, private fenced backyard, which backs up to greenbelt and bike paths. Parking in garage and driveway. 1-1/2 miles to UCD, 5 - 10 min. walk to bus stop. Close to grocery stores and restaurants. Owner pays for City services (water, sewer, garbage) and yard maintenance. Renter pays gas and electric. No smoking, no pets. Photos and video tour available upon request.

Eric, 530-564-6340,

Whaler Ave., Davis, 9/1/20 - 8/31/21 (or longer)

$2,750/mo. + security deposit. 1653 sq. ft. house in quiet, well-established, West Davis neighborhood. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Very large living room with sliding glass door to backyard; dining room, and den/office off kitchen area. Large master bedroom with two large closets and sliding glass doors to backyard. Fireplace between master bedroom and living room. Washer/dryer. Central heat and A/C. Beautiful courtyard, very large back yard with lawn and redwood trees. Owner pays gardener and City services (water, garbage, sewer). Rent includes privileges at Stonegate Country Club, with fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, lake, and special events throughout the year. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Melrina, 530-757-3637,

So. Campus Way, Davis, 2/21/20 - negotiable

$2,800 + security deposit. Well-maintained, 3-bedroom, 1-bath home one block from UC Davis campus. Spacious living/dining room with fireplace, 10-ft. wood beam ceiling, built-in bookshelves and cabinets. Dishwasher, washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C. Nice garden with patio and fenced swimming pool. Single-car garage. Easy walk to UC Davis campus, downtown Davis, Farmers Market, grocery store, and bus stop. Owner pays gardener, pool service, and City services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas and electricity, internet, and cable TV. Photos available upon request. No smoking, no pets.

Michael or Alice, 530-753-2807,

Hermosa Pl., Davis, 1/10/20 - negotiable (3 mos. to 1 year)

$3,200/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom, 2-bath atrium home in quiet, friendly neighborhood, located at end of cul-de-sac and bordering extensive greenbelt. Large living/dining room with fireplace (not functional), adjacent to covered entry atrium with lush plants. Family room adjacent to kitchen, which has double ceramic sinks. Small TV, WiFi available. Master bedroom has king bed and bathroom with shower. Both other bedrooms include desks. Tub in second bathroom. Lots of windows and many closets. Central heat and A/C, with solar panels. Laundry room with washer, dryer, and sink. Covered patio and many fruit trees. Garage (partly used for owner’s storage but room for 2 cars). 2 miles to UC Davis, close to schools (easy bike ride on greenbelt paths). Two blocks to bus stop, 1 mile to grocery and restaurants. Owner pays for gardener, who maintains atrium plants and yard. Owner also pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas, electricity, WiFi, and local telephone landline. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Michael Case, 530-902-0594,

K St., Davis, 6/18/19 - negotiable

$1,875 (first and last month) + $1,000 security and cleaning deposit. Newly built, one-bedroom, one-bath cottage in Old East Davis, suited for single occupancy. Full of light, new appliances, microwave, smart TV, washer and dryer, heater and A/C. Beautiful LED-dedicated lighting throughout, ceiling fans in living room and bedroom. Cottage is detached and in back of owner’s house, not visible from street, with private entrance and separate mailbox. Private patio with tables and seating. 1.1 miles from UC Davis, .4 miles to CoOp grocery, .7 miles to Central Park, Farmers Market, and Safeway. Street parking for cars, ample parking space for bicycle by cottage. Owner pays for all utilities, City services, WiFi, gardener, and twice-monthly housecleaning. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Elsa Ruiz-Duran, 530-219-1910,

E St., Davis, 1/8/20 - 6/30/20

$2,700/mo. + security deposit. Charming, 2-bedroom, 1-bath neo-Craftsman bungalow in quaint, historic Old North Davis. Quiet, friendly neighborhood. Cozy living room with fireplace, stained glass windows, and solar tube/light. Study with two large desks. Recently remodeled bathroom, well-furnished kitchen with two skylights. Beautiful mission-style dinette in cozy corner of living room, off of kitchen. Oak flooring in all room except kitchen, which has bamboo flooring. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms. Rental also includes detached cottage for guests, with kitchenette/laundry room, sitting room/bedroom, and bathroom. Peaceful, private garden with patio, gas BBQ, fruit trees, grape trellis, and flower/vegetable beds. Street parking for single car; parking for second car available with City permit. Short bike ride to UC Davis, 2 blocks to grocery, 4 blocks to downtown and Farmers Market. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas, electric, and internet and is responsible for yard maintenance. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. Photos available upon request.

Gry Hoffmann Barfod,, or Charles Lesher,

South Campus Way, Davis, 1/1/20 - negotiable

$1,500/mo. + first and last month’s rent + security deposit. 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit, attached to owner’s house, on pleasant residential street, a half block from UC Davis campus. Unit is separated from main house by double wall, done with City permit. It has its own entrance, private backyard with patio and garden space, heat and A/C, and utilities. Small bedroom, small common room, and kitchen with full refrigerator and stove. 43” flat-screen TV, ceiling fans. Half block to bus and shopping. All utilities (water, sewer & garbage, electricity, WiFi) included in rent. Single occupancy ONLY. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. This unit is available on an academic quarter-to-quarter basis.

Michael Salerno, 530-219-4975,

11th St., Davis, 1/1/20 (negotiable) - 3/31/20 (negotiable)

$1,500 + security deposit. Very comfortable 1-bedroom, 1-bath duplex on quiet street. One story with well-equipped kitchen, including Rancillio espresso machine. Bedroom has queen bed with Tempur-pedic mattress. Hardwood floors, Danish modern furniture. Washer/dryer, central heat and A/C. Small shaded backyard with BBQ. Off-street parking. Bus stop less than 1 block away, 3 blocks to grocery, 7 blocks to UC Davis. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, and WiFi. Tenant pays for gas and electric. No smoking, no pets. References required. Photos available upon request.

Greg Tanner, 530-400-2484,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 1/5/20 - negotiable

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. Charming 1-bedroom, 1-bath home with large loft (second bedroom or study) in highly desirable Village Homes neighborhood. Two stories, 1,400 sq. ft. Small room off of kitchen can be used for guests. Dining area and wood-burning stove in living room. Tile floors downstairs with large rugs; wood floors upstairs. House has open floor plan and is perfect for one or two adults. Located on large corner lot, custom built and solar efficient. Lots of windows, high vaulted ceilings. Central heat and A/C. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Upstairs deck, front yard with lots of shade, private rear patio with BBQ, seating and fenced yard. Covered single carport with storage structure. Village Homes neighborhood has community pool, community gardens, beautiful walking paths, and a local restaurant. Easy walk or bike ride to UC Davis and shopping (via street or bike path), approx.1/2 mile. Bus stop 1/2 block away. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), weekly gardener, homeowner dues. Tenant pays gas and electric, internet, cable TV. No smoking, pets negotiable with additional deposit. Photos available upon request.

Martha Daschbach, 530-848-8106,

F St., 3/20/20 - negotiable

$3,350 + security deposit.  3-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath sunny vintage (1929) home in prime core area neighborhood.  Downstairs are a large living room, dining room, kitchen, one bedroom, a study, and full bathroom. Study has a sofa bed and downstairs bedroom has a single bunk bed plus lots of storage. Tiled bathroom has tub with shower. Laundry area attached to kitchen has washer and dryer. Wood floors in living room and dining room. Master bedroom is upstairs, with attached 1/2 bath with two sinks and a toilet, queen bed, and large walk-in closet. Other upstairs bedroom with twin plus futon, with additional twin available. Lots of storage throughout and new bedding and linens. Central heat and A/C, plus window air conditioners in both upstairs bedrooms. Ceiling fan in master bedroom and kitchen. Parking in driveway or on street with City permit. No private back yard, as there is a rented cottage on opposite side of small rear patio, with separate entrance and driveway. Excellent location, approximately 1/2 mile to UC Davis, a few blocks from grocery, numerous restaurants, and Farmers Market. Close to schools, parks, and library. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and gardener. Renter pays electric and internet. No smoking. Pets negotiable with additional deposit. Photos available upon request.

Dorothy, 530-746-1911,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 10/15/19 – negotiable

$2,800/mo. + cleaning deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Comfortable home close to shopping, schools, and downtown. Two blocks from bus lines. Easy bike ride to UC Davis. Owner pays all utilities (gas, electricity) and city services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, cable TV, and local phone service. Nice-sized gardens front and back. Laundry facilities in garage and shared with adjacent house. Short- or long-term rental periods. Photos available upon request.

Fred Buderi, 530-219-0869,

Marina Cir., Davis, 1/1/20 - 7/31/20

$2,900/mo. + security deposit. Beautiful, contemporary, 2-story home on Stonegate lakefront in west Davis. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and yes, private dock and canoe included. Full of sunlight. Living room with high cathedral ceiling, large windows, and fireplace; formal dining area. Family room. Modern kitchen, breakfast nook. Master bedroom on second floor has 2 adjacent queen beds and bathroom. Hardwood floors. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heating and A/C. TVs with audio stereo systems. Huge backyard lawn rolling into lake. 2-car garage. Patio with furniture and gas BBQ. Approximately 1 mile to UC Davis (7 min. by bike). Use of 2-car garage negotiable. Bicycles and canoe available for renters’ use, and free use of Stonegate Country Club with its pool, tennis courts, and gym. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gardener, gas and electric, cable TV, and internet with phone connection. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Dan Goldkorn, 916-712-7681,

Del Rio Pl., Davis, 8/1/19 - negotiable

$2,450 + security deposit; rent includes all utilities, cable TV, and internet. Light-filled, 2 bedroom/2 bath. 1,300 sq. ft. townhouse in new live-work complex. Rental is on second and third floors above owner’s design studio, with separate entrance with padlock. First floor of rental has open-plan living/dining area with a well-equipped kitchen in a roomy alcove. Glass doors open onto a south-facing balcony. One bedroom and full bath are also on this level. This bedroom has twin beds and a desk, but a queen bed is an option. Upstairs are the master bedroom with queen bed, another full bath, and a large loft which could have a variety of uses (office, nursery, reading room). Both bedrooms have large walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Full-sized washer and dryer next to kitchen. Central heat and A/C. Unit is not suitable for toddlers due to two staircases. Furniture and equipment are new. Cleaning tools and supplies provided. No yard, but common garden area. Parking on street or in lot behind building. 1-1/2 miles to UC Davis, 1 mile to shopping, very close to bus stop. Owner pays all utilities, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, no pets. Prefer minimum rental of 1 month. Photos available upon request.

Nancy Morrow, 530-757-6325 or 530-902-4709,

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