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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.

Anza Ave., Davis, 7/1/19 - 10/1/19 (negotiable)

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home in North Davis, surrounded by parks and on greenbelt. Two-story home with master bedroom and bath on ground floor, and 3 bedrooms and second floor. Step-down living room with fireplace and wet bar, separate family room. Formal dining room and well-equipped kitchen. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C with 2 zones, ceiling fan in each bedroom. House is surrounded with large windows and vaulted ceilings, very light and cheerful. Garage. Approx. 1 mile to UC Davis (5 min. by bike). Swimming pool/spa, sauna, patio, and gas BBQ. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), tenant pays utilities (gas/electricity), internet, and cable TV). No smoking, no pets, no subletting. Photos available upon request.

M. Connors, 530-220-3939,

South Campus Way, Davis, 2/01/19 - negotiable

$1,450/mo. First and last month’s rent + security deposit. 1 bedroom, 1 bath attached granny unit, double-walled from primary house, a half block from UC Davis campus. Unit has its own entrance, private backyard, and different street address. Small common room and kitchen with full refrigerator and stove. The unit has its own heat and A/C and ceiling fans. City services (water, sewer & garbage), internet, utilities (gas, electricity) included in rent. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Michael Salerno, 530-219-4975,

South Campus Way, Davis, 4/01/19 - 6/16/19 (possibly longer)

$2,250/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), 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,

Cook Court, Woodland, 1/1/19 - negotiable (10+ months preferred)

$2,100/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. Most of the furnishings, dishes, etc., only used 6 months or less. 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. Tenant pays all utilities. No smoking. No pets preferred.  10 months or longer lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Garden Ct., Davis, 2/1/19 - negotiable

$2,500 + security deposit. One-story condo in a quiet, beautiful setting on the El Macero Country Club golf course. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,650 sq. ft. Updated kitchen, den, laundry room. Central heat and A/C, HVAC, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room. Owner pays city services, homeowner fees, and gardening service. Tenant pays gas and electricity. Internet and TV via fiber to the home is negotiable. 5 miles to UC Davis, UCD bus within walking distance. Close to shopping and restaurants. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. References required. Photos available upon request.

Elaine Lauck,

Acacia Lane, Davis, 1/9/19 - 7/10/19 (negotiable)

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. Nicely furnished 1 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, single-story home near UC Davis campus. House has 3 bedrooms but 1 or 2 will be closed to use for owner’s storage. Living room with large windows facing back yard, and gas fireplace. Huge bay window in dining area. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Central heat and A/C. Ceiling fans in living and dining rooms and in each bedroom. Laundry room. Shaded back yard with large pool (45 ft. length) and BBQ. Garage. Three short blocks to UCD and shopping. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and internet. Pool service included (negotiable). Renter pays gas and electric. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.< /p>

Ralph Libet, 530-219-3979,

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, 5/1/2019 – indefinite

$2,950 + 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, city water, sewer, garbage, and internet. Tenant plays electric and gas. 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, 5/1/19 - 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, 5/5/19 – 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,

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,

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,

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,

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