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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.

Elmwood Dr., Davis, 1/1/19 - 3/31/19 (negotiable)

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath, home in quiet neighborhood, very close to UC Davis. 3,600 sq. ft., two stories. Living room with gas log fireplace, formal dining area. Family/Great Room with large flatscreen TV. Large kitchen with newer appliances and granite countertops. Master bedroom and study are downstairs. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, loft area, and 1-1/2 bathrooms, (both newly remodeled). Laundry room with washer, dryer, and second refrigerator. Very private back yard with pool, patios, and gas fireplace. 2 blocks to UC Davis, close to downtown and local schools. Owner pays gardener, pool service, cleaning service (every 2 weeks), cable TV, and internet ($575 total). Tenant pays all utilities and city services. No smoking, no pets, no sub-leasing. Photos available upon request.

Patty Carey, 916-233-7351,

Pennsylvania Pl., Davis, 11/1/18 - negotiable

$2,500 + security deposit. 1800 sq. ft. house in East Davis. One story, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath. Living room with fireplace. Laundry room. Large backyard with nice landscaping. Close to UC Davis and Co-Op grocery, one block to bus stop. Owner pays city services (garbage, water, sewer) and gardener. Tenant pays gas and electric. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. Photos available upon request.

Wendell Fishman, 916-690-1578,

3rd St., Woodland, 1/5/19 - negotiable, available for short-term and long-term rental

$2,400/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms plus office/reading room, 2-½ baths. 2,000 sq. ft. Craftsman-style home in historic Woodland; built in 2013 on original 1907 footprint. Well-furnished and energy-efficient. Sky tubes and LED lighting. Open floor plan with vaulted ceiling. Fabulous kitchen equipped with all new appliances. Dining area seats eight, and living area includes comfortable seating, ceiling fan, and gas fireplace. Cozy master bedroom with en suite bath. Built-in cabinets throughout the house. Outdoor patio and built-in kitchen/BBQ for great entertainment space. Access to one bay of a two-bay garage. Pleasant 12-minue drive or 20-minute bus ride to Davis. Short stroll to Woodland’s Main Street restaurants and shops. Owner provides bi-weekly gardening service. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electricity, internet, and cable. No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request.

Karen Kolojejchick-Kotch,; or Kit, 530-757-3640, cell: 530-304-4140,

Westernesse Rd., Davis, 1/3/2019 – indefinite

$2,900 + security deposit. Gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in stunning, internationally renowned Village Homes community. 2,100 sq. feet, office, huge family room, mud room, living room, outdoor patio. Hardwood floors throughout. Open floor plan and south-facing. Two bedrooms downstairs, master suite upstairs. Mini orchard right outside front door. This is a gem of a home in the desirable Village Homes community where open spaces, vineyards, walking paths, community potlucks, neighborhood concerts, and orchards abound. Private community pool. Within walking distance of elementary school and a junior high. Within biking distance to high school. Owner pays homeowners’ fees and city water, sewer, garbage. Tenant plays electric, gas, internet. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Prefer minimum 6-month rental. Photos available upon request. More info on the neighborhood is at

Pamela Martineau,

Del Rio Pl., Davis, 2/1/19 - negotiable

$2,350 + security deposit. 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 which it shares a common entrance. 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. Bicycles available. 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. Small pet negotiable with additional security deposit.  Possibility of rental for as short as one week ($750). Photos available upon request.

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

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 9/15/18 – 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,

Ginger St., Vacaville, 1/15/2019 - 7/15/2019 (dates negotiable)

$2,300/mo. + security/cleaning deposit. Beautiful, new (2016) 3-bedroom, 3-bath house on quiet street. Two stories, 2,400 sq. ft. Open floor plan with kitchen (including island and granite countertops), dining room, and living room on ground floor. Also on ground floor are master bedroom suite (with full bath and walk-in closet), guest room, second full bath, and den/office. Upstairs has a large loft sitting area with sofa bed, bedroom, and full bath. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C; ceiling fans upstairs. 2-car garage. Fenced back yard with patio, patio cover, and gas BBQ. Great neighborhood, 1-1/2 miles to shopping and restaurants. 20 miles from UC Davis (25 min. by car). Tenant pays all utilities (water, sewer, garbage, gas and electric, cable TV, and internet). No smoking. Pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Mark Goltz,

Glide Dr., Davis, 9/1/18 - (negotiable)

$2,100/mo. + security deposit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus study 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. Granite countertop in kitchen, hardwood floors throughout house. Washer and dryer in hallway. Large back yard. Parking available in attached, covered driveway, with additional street parking. Near park, bus stop, and I-80 freeway. One block from elementary school. Owner pays City services (water, garbage, sewer), tenant pays all utilities. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Kevin, 530-966-4843,

Hidalgo Pl., Davis, 3/20/2019 - negotiable

$2,800/mo + security deposit. 3 bedroom/2 bath mid-century modern home on quiet cul-de-sac one block from the expansive Northstar Park and greenbelts. Beautifully furnished with 1 queen, 1 full, and 2 twin (bunk) beds. Custom-built dining set seating 12, skylight and vaulted ceilings in living room with beautiful piano. Professionally landscaped drought-tolerant front yard. Enclosed grassy backyard with patio, grill, hammock, sandbox, and mature orange, mandarin, plum, and pomegranate trees. Fully furnished kitchen with dishwasher. Central A/C and heat. Use of kayak and tandem bike. After crossing one street in front of the house, children can bike to North Davis Elementary on the green belt without crossing any additional streets. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Matthew Bates, 562-537-2295,

Marina Cir., Davis, 8/15/18 - (negotiable)

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Rental or possible Home Exchange. Spacious and well-appointed 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Stonegate area of West Davis. Fully appointed kitchen with dining area, family room with fireplace, and billiards room. Bedrooms are roomy, and master bedroom has private bath. Separate laundry room. Covered patio for outside dining. Large, fenced, and well-manicured back yard is fenced and has mature shade trees and fruit trees. House includes access to Stonegate Country Club, with tennis courts, lake, gym, and other amenities. Close to schools, shopping, and bus stop. 12 min. to UC Davis by bike. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gardener, internet, and cable TV. Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking. Pet considered with additional deposit. Photos available upon request.

Christopher Philippides,

South Campus Way, Davis, 9/22/18 - 6/16/19

$2,050/mo. First and last month’s rent + security deposit. 2-bedroom, 1-bath home, a half block from campus. Both bedrooms have queen-size beds (a third bedroom is locked, used for owner's storage). The house has central heat and A/C, ceiling fans, and a laundry room with washer and dryer. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) up to $150 per/month, internet, and Xfinity cable TV. Tenant pays utilities (gas, electricity). (There is an attached double-walled granny unit with its own entrance and backyard and a different street address, rented separately). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Michael Salerno, 530-219-4975,

Christie Ct., Davis, 9/1/18 - negotiable (short- or long-term available)

$2,800/mo. (negotiable) + security deposit. Single-level home in established South Davis neighborhood, on quiet cul-de-sac street. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, office/TV/reading room with fireplace. Open-space concept kitchen, dining room, and living room with piano. Laminate and tile floors. Washer and dryer in 2-car garage. Covered patio and private back yard. Excellent school district. Walking distance to schools, bus lines, commercial center, and parks. Greenbelt at end of cul-de-sac. Easy bike ride to UC Davis. Owner pays landscaping service and City services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas and electric, internet, and TV, if desired. No pets, no smoking, no cannabis. Photos available upon request.

Martin Verschoor, 530-574-2210,

Valencia Ave., Davis, 8/15/18 - 8/14/19 (or longer)

$3,500/mo. + security deposit. Beautiful 4-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home in North Davis, surrounded by parks and greenbelt. Two stories. Downstairs are kitchen, family room, living room, dining room, half bathroom, and laundry room. Upstairs are master bedroom (with walk-in closet and full bathroom), three bedrooms, and a full bathroom. Patio with grapevine-covered dining area and gas BBQ. Landscaped garden with several fruit trees. Close to two shopping malls and several schools; approx. 10 minutes by bike to UC Davis. Owners pay city services (water, sewer, garbage) and gardener. Tenants pay utilities (gas, electricity), internet, and cable TV. House is passive solar and has low energy bills. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Luis Carvajal, 626-390-3131,, or Lupe Carvajal, 626-390-2750

Elmwood Dr., Davis, 1/5/19 - negotiable

$3,000 + security deposit. 1900 sq. ft. California ranch-style home in highly desirable family neighborhood, one block from UC Davis. 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. Master bedroom/bath has spa tub and sliding glass doors that open to shady private deck and garden. Newly installed heater, A/C, and allergen air filter. Washer, dryer, and water softener are in 2-car garage. Close to shopping center, elementary school, and Davis Senior High School. Walk/bike to downtown stores. Owner pays gardener, landscaping, internet/telephone, and $120 toward city services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Joan M. Moses, 530-747-6306,

Gauguin Pl., Davis, 9/10/18 - 9/1/19

$1,800/mo. + security deposit. Welcoming and comfortable 2-bedroom, 1-bath home on cul-de-sac in North Davis. Sleeps up to 5 people. Master bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has two twin beds. Updated bathroom has combination shower/tub. Rest of house has open floor plan. Remodeled kitchen with dishwasher. Sunroom adds living space or seasonal sleeping. Central heat and A/C, washer/dryer. Yard has easy maintenance landscaping plus a small garden box. Two off-street parking spaces. Wonderful neighbors of all ages. Less than 3 miles from UC Davis and downtown. Easy access to UCD Unitrans and county bus lines, bike trails, and schools. Walking distance to grocery, pharmacy, and fast food restaurants. Owner pays city services (water, garbage, sewer). Tenant pays gas and electricity, cable TV, or wifi if desired. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Jillian Winchester Ebeling, 530-204-8581,

L St., Davis, 6/1/18 - negotiable

$2,200/mo. + security deposit and cleaning. Newly constructed, bright and sunny cottage behind owner’s house in quiet central Davis neighborhood. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath; 1 queen and 2 twin beds. Open floor plan for living and dining areas and kitchen. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and flat-screen TV. Access through gate down well-lit side yard. Private patio in rear with small BBQ. Cottage is completely private. Parking on driveway or street. Shed available for bicycle storage. 2-1/2 mi. from UC Davis, 1 mi. to downtown shops and restaurants, 1/2 block to bus stop. Owner pays all utilities (water, sewer, garbage, gas, electricity, internet, and cable TV). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Mary Zahara, 530-894-3064,

HOME SEARCH, 1/1/19 - 8/31/19 (dates slightly flexible)

Visiting Scholar from Spain (researcher in Plant Sciences Department) seeking one- or two-bedroom apartment or house for couple plus 5-year-old son. Very responsible, with US references (wife is American and a translator). Rent up to $2,000/mo. We are non-smokers, are bringing no pets, and would be happy to take care of garden, plants, and/or animals.

Ansley Evans,

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