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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.

Cook Ct., Woodland, 8/1/20 - negotiable (10+ months preferred)

$2,350/mo. + security deposit. 4 bedrooms/3 baths, 2,050 sq. ft. Very well-maintained home in gated community. Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, lots of storage, reverse osmosis drinking water system. Living room with fireplace, dining area, one bedroom, and full bathroom downstairs. Large master suite is upstairs, with large walk-in closet, en suite bath with double sink, separate tub, and shower. Third bedroom has twin daybed and desk; fourth bedroom could be office, library, music, or guest room. Additional upstairs bathroom has tub, shower, double sink. Small “bonus” area with table and chairs. Central heat and AC, ceiling fans. Separate laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. Spacious 2-car garage. Small patio off kitchen, BBQ, low-maintenance landscaping, access to community play structure. Only about 1.5 miles to grocery store, shopping, fast food, and Woodland Community College. Approx. 8-minute walk to bus stop, 18 min. by car to UC Davis. Owner pays for water and sewer, tenant pays all other utilities. No smoking. No pets preferred.  10 months or longer lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Road 97, Davis, 9/1/20 - negotiable

$2,200/mo.  One-bedroom/1-bath country cottage just west of Davis in semi-rural area between Russell Blvd.and Covell Blvd. 800 sq. ft. cottage is located on a peaceful and beautiful 8.5-acre property where there is an adjacent main house, horse facilities, 3-acre almond orchard, and 30-tree fruit orchard. Cottage was built in 2006 and includes great room with elevated ceiling, dining area, wood fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, and one bedroom. Central heat and A/C. Ceiling fans in great room, bedroom, and 2 porches. Laundry facilities are on a covered, outside, back porch. Additional amenities include unlimited firewood, use of lap pool, fruit/nut tree harvests, and approx. 1/2 mile all-weather walking/running track around perimeter of property. Approx. 5 min. from UC Davis and approx. 10 min. from downtown Davis. Owner pays for propane gas and electricity, internet, garbage, purified (RO) water, all gardening services, and pest control. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Pam Peterson,

House Dr., Woodland, 7/15/20 - negotiable (3 mo. minimum)

$1,800/mo. + security deposit. Sparkling clean and private 1-bedroom, 1-bath attached unit with separate entrance. 800 sq. ft., newly constructed, located in safe, quiet neighborhood between Davis and Woodland. Generous living/dining area. Well-equipped kitchen with granite counters. Floors are wood, carpet, and tile. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in living room. Laundry alcove with washer and dryer. Small outdoor sitting area. Mailbox shared with owners. 12 min. to UC Davis, 12 min. to Sacramento International Airport. Less than 1 mile to grocery, shopping. Owner pays all utilities (electric, water, sewer, garbage, local and Sling TV, high-speed WiFi). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.


12th St., Davis, 11/1/20 - 7/30/21 (negotiable)

$2,900/mo. + security deposit. Nicely painted, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in friendly neighborhood, within core area of Davis, on quiet, tree-lined street. Living, dining, and kitchen areas open through glass doors onto a covered porch and separate office that face a well-maintained, shaded, and fenced back yard. Hardwood floors throughout house, fireplace. Washer and dryer in garage. Central heat and A/C. Fantastic location within convenient walking or biking distance to UC Davis and elementary, junior high, and senior high schools, Also close to community parks, downtown Davis, Farmers Market, shopping, county library, and art center. Bus stop 1/2 block away. Owner pays yard maintenance (every 2 weeks). Tenant pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric, internet, and cable TV. No smoking. Well-behaved pet negotiable.

Marlene Sisemore, 530-219-8604,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 1/1/21 – negotiable

$2,800/mo. + cleaning deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths, simple and basic modern style. Wall heater and A/C. Laundry facilities in garage and shared with owner in adjacent house. Big windows look onto back yard. Nice-sized shaded gardens front and back. BBQ. Easy bike ride to UC Davis (approx. 1 mile). Two blocks from bus lines. Close to shopping, schools, and downtown. Owner pays all utilities (gas, electricity) and City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, cable TV, and local phone service. Bikes available. No smoking, no pets. Short- or long-term rental periods. Photos available upon request.

Fred Buderi, 530-219-0869,

12th St., Davis, 9/1/20 - negotiable

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. One story, approx. 1,800 sq. ft. One bedroom and bath are detached and could be used as an office. Fireplace and piano. Living/dining area has a glass wall with glass doors that open onto a covered patio, which adjoins a spacious, shaded, and green yard. BBQ. High beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors through most of the house. Lots of windows and natural light. Washer and dryer, central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in living room. Fantastic location, easy bike ride (5 min.) to UC Davis, downtown, Farmers Market, and close to bus stop. Also close to elementary, junior high, and high schools, as well as county library and large community park. Renter pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas, and electric. Owner pays yard maintenance and very fast internet service. No smoking, pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Donald Veress,

Elmwood Dr., Davis, 8/9/20 - negotiable (monthly OK)

$3,000/mo. + $1,500 security deposit. 1,900 sq. ft. California ranch-style home in highly desirable, quiet family neighborhood. Four bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. Large living/dining area perfect for entertaining and family dining. South-facing family room has sliding glass doors with spacious deck. Well-equipped kitchen with new cooktop and oven has large windows facing a private, fenced front garden. South-facing family room also has sliding glass doors with spacious deck. Master bedroom/bath has spa tub and sliding glass doors that open to shady, private deck and garden. Bedrooms have new mattresses. Newly installed heater, A/C, and air filter. Washer and dryer are in 2-car garage. Ideal location, one block from UC Davis, close to shopping center. Walk/bike to downtown stores. Elementary school and Davis Senior High School are nearby. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gardener, landscaping, and internet. Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Joan M. Moses, 530-747-6306,

Glide Dr., Davis, 9/1/20 - (negotiable)

$2,000/mo. + security deposit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus office area. 1,300 sq. ft. ranch-style house on quiet street in South Davis. The house is a corner/end unit of a triplex, which gives the feeling of being a separate dwelling. Open floor plan in living and dining rooms, with sliding glass doors that open onto patio and backyard. Lots of cabinet space in kitchen and bedrooms, walk-in closet in master bedroom. New appliances and remodeled kitchen. Granite countertop in kitchen, hardwood floors throughout house. Washer and dryer in hall bathroom. Patio and fenced back yard. Parking available in single-car garage and driveway, with additional street parking. 10 min. drive to UC Davis (5 miles), 3 min. to grocery and restaurants. Near park with tennis courts, bus stop, and I-80 freeway. One block from elementary school. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage); tenant pays all utilities. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. Property managed by local owner, who is very responsive.

Kevin, 530-966-4843,

Del Rio Pl., Davis, 10/15/20 - 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,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 9/2/20 - negotiable

$2,850/mo. + security deposit. Charming 1-bedroom, 1-bath home with large upstairs loft (second bedroom or study) in highly desirable Village Homes neighborhood. Two stories, 1,400 sq. ft, in quiet, friendly neighborhood. Custom-built house has open floor plan and is perfect for one or two adults. Small room off of kitchen can be used for guests. Dining area and wood-burning stove in living room. Italian tile floor downstairs with large rugs, wood floors upstairs. Lots of windows, high vaulted ceilings with ceiling fan. 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. Solar efficient, and located on large corner lot. 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 association 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,

San Gallo Terr., 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,

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,

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,

K St., Davis, 3/1/20 - 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,

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,

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