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Since 1976, our sabbatical house listing service has posted furnished houses for rent. You do not have to be a member of UFC to list a house. The ads on our website are changed on the first of each month. We require a donation of $60.00 per listing.

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

Regina Hamel,
530-756-8762
[email protected]

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.


311 Buena Tierra Dr., Woodland, 3/23/15 – negotiable

$1,100/mo. + security deposit, required at beginning of rental period. Rent includes $200 for water, garbage, utilities, wireless Internet and cable TV. Tastefully decorated private studio cottage (500 sq. ft.) in quiet neighborhood; for one person only. Fully equipped kitchen, but no dishwasher. Queen-size bed with comfortable mattress; spacious bathroom and plenty of storage. Private patio, central heat and air. Pleasant garden setting. A cleaning fee of $200 will be taken out of the security deposit. One-year lease preferred. No smoking. No pet. Pictures available upon request.

Linda Goode, 530-666-2631, [email protected]


637 Rutgers Dr., Davis, 5/15/2015 – 10/15/2015

$1,950/mo + $1,000 security deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Bedrooms include king bed in master bedroom, twin beds in second bedroom. 3rd bedroom used as office, with one twin bed. Hardwood floors throughout, except carpet in family room. Wood-burning fireplace in family room. Central heat and air. Outdoor deck with patio furniture in fenced backyard. Washer/dryer. 2-car garage. In Central Davis, one mile from UCD. Close to shopping, bus stop, Cesar Chavez Elementary, and high school. Includes weekly gardening service. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), Internet/phone service, and cable TV. Tenant pays gas and electricity via owner reimbursement. Bi-weekly housekeeping service, owner splits cost with tenant. No smoking. Pet negotiable.

Jean Stefani, 530-902-8461, [email protected]


2821 Anza Ave., Davis, 7/1/15 – 10/30/15

$2,200/mo. + security deposit. 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. Nicely furnished fully equipped 2-story house, 2,700 sq. ft., with hardwood floors. Dining, living, and family rooms. Laundry with washer/dryer, plus sauna, gas barbecue, swimming pool. On the greenbelt in desirable neighborhood. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and lawn and pool care. Tenant pays gas, electricity, Internet, and cable TV. No smoking. No pet. Photos available upon request.

Mary Connors, 530-756-5189, [email protected]


618 E St., Davis, 8/1/15 – 7/31/16

$2,000/mo. + security deposit. 2 bedrooms/1 bath (recently remodeled) + study with two large desks. Charming neo-Craftsman bungalow in quaint, historic Old North Davis. Ideal for small single family/visiting faculty/researcher. Cozy living room with fireplace, well-furnished kitchen with dishwasher/microwave/fridge/gas range. Includes detached guest cottage with kitchenette/laundry room, private and peaceful garden with patio, gas BBQ grill, fruit trees, grape trellis, and flower/vegetable beds. Utilities include central heat and air, on-demand hot water, automatic sprinklers, cable, and Internet connections. Quiet and friendly neighborhood two blocks from great food co-op and four blocks from downtown. Assigned parking for one car, second car permit possible. Walking distance/short bike ride to campus. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage); tenant pays gas/electricity, phone, Internet/cable services, parking permit(s). Tenant is responsible for yard maintenance. No smoking. No pet. Lease renewable. Please make initial contact by email.

Gry Hoffmann Barfod, [email protected], or Charles Lesher, [email protected]


2902 Solito St., Davis, 9/15/15 – early June 2016

$1,975/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Nicely furnished, fully equipped house in ideal, quiet North Davis neighborhood. Laminate floors, tile in bathrooms, and carpet in bedrooms. Backyard patio and swimming pool. Washer/dryer in separate laundry room. TV, DVD, all linens, dishes, and kitchen utensils. Near park/greenbelt and schools. 15-minute bike ride to UC Davis. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), pool and gardening service. Tenant pays gas, electricity, phone. Owner interested in renting out for sabbatical year, approximate period 9/15/15 – early June 2016. No smoking. No pet. Please make initial contact by email.

Jim and Chantal Coffman, [email protected]


525 Verduzzo Ct., Fairfield, 6/1/15 – 12/30/15 (shorter stays negotiable)

$2,000/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, two-story home. 1,623 sq. ft. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and enclosed toilet, other two bedrooms share separate full bath. Family room has gas fireplace, dining room has table that seats six. All kitchen appliances. Central heat and air. Small backyard with patio, BBQ, and small garden. Washer/dryer. Two-car garage plus free and ample street parking. Located in the newer Green Valley area of Fairfield, 30 min. from UC Davis, 30 min. from Berkeley, 1 hour to San Francisco or Sacramento, and 30 minutes to Napa Valley. Quiet neighborhood with shopping center within walking distance. Hiking and local wineries within a 10-min. drive. All utilities included. No smoking. Small pet negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Corrine Kirkbride, 530-400-2538, [email protected]


1217 Beech Lane, Davis, 6/21/15 – 9/15/15

$1,850/mo. + $1,850 security deposit. 2 bedrooms + study, 2 1/2 bathrooms. Single family home in Central Davis in quiet area with easy biking/walking to campus. Large, modern kitchen, new sun room, indoor washer/dryer. Off-street parking, pretty garden with deck, patio. Wireless Internet (no cable TV), ideal for couple. Owner pays all utilities, including Internet. No smoking. No pet. Photos available upon request.

Valerie and Andrew Mathews, 530-759-0480, [email protected]


1104 Fordham Dr., Davis, 6/1/15 – 9/30/15 negotiable

$2,200/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living/dining room, family room overlooking beautiful pool and garden. Large remodeled kitchen, utility room, garage. 2,200 sq. ft., nicely furnished. Near park, elementary, junior high, and high schools. Quiet neighborhood close to shopping area and bus line. 10-minute bike ride to university. Owner pays pool service and gardener. Tenant pays all utilities, including wireless Internet. No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request.

Barbara Vaughn, 530-756-9620, [email protected]


614 12th St., Davis, 6/1/15 – negotiable

$2,000/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths in core area. Living room, family/dining room, fireplace, covered patio, home office area, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, bathroom with shower, other bathroom with tub, garden with fenced backyard. Fantastic location: friendly neighborhood within convenient walking/biking distance of schools (North Davis Elementary/Holmes Jr. High, Davis High), community park, greenbelt, downtown Davis, Farmers Market, UCD, art center, county library, and great co-op grocery store. Owner pays for yard maintenance; tenant pays all utilities. No smoking. Well-behaved pet negotiable with additional pet deposit.

Marlene Sisemore, 530-564-7385, [email protected]


611 Oeste Dr., Davis, 4/12/15 – negotiable

$1,200/mo. + security deposit. Newly built cottage; very private. 1 bedroom/1 bath. Suitable for one person. Fully equipped small kitchen. Covered porch with landscaped yard. Laundry access. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), Wi-Fi, utilities, and gardener. Walking distance to several nice shopping areas and restaurants; very close to UC Davis. Easy biking to supermarkets and downtown. No smoking. No pets. Pictures available upon request.

Richard Haggstrom and Karen Newton, 530-758-8510, [email protected]


1729 Hampton Dr., Davis, 1/1/15 – 6/30/15 negotiable

$2,700/mo + security deposit. Beautiful custom 3,100 sq. ft. house set against Arroyo Park. Downstairs has a spacious, well-equipped kitchen (tile floor, granite countertops, large table), family room (hardwood cherry floor, very high 20' ceiling, and a grand piano), full bathroom with shower, library/entertainment room with full floor-to-ceiling bookshelf and a 65" LED TV, home office area, and laundry room. Built-in birch and cherry cabinets throughout house complement the hardwood cherry floors. Two kids’ bedrooms upstairs share one tiled bathroom (tub/shower) with granite counter and two sinks. Also upstairs is master annex that can be used as a nursery or office. Fenced backyard with porch has outdoor teak table and chairs, lounge chairs, gas grill, fire pit, fruit trees, a productive vegetable garden, and a lawn. Shaded courtyard with furniture and partially covered driveway in front of house. Owner pays partial city services (sewer and garbage), high speed Internet, and weekly yard/lawn care. Tenant pays water, gas, and electricity. House-cleaning service optional. Well-behaved pet considered with additional pet deposit. No smoking. Photos available upon request.

Sean Burgess, 530-220-4759, [email protected]


505 K St., Davis, 7/1/15 – 12/31/15 negotiable

$2,495/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms + loft/2 baths. Lots of light and updates in this beautiful two-story house in the heart of downtown Davis. Walking distance to UC Davis and downtown. Four blocks to Davis Food Co-Op and close to two large shopping centers. High ceilings, skylights, and dual-pane windows. Dining and living rooms lead out to their own patios. Recessed lighting; travertine tile and hardwood floors throughout. Newer major appliances: dishwasher/microwave/fridge, gas range, washer/dryer. Nice fireplace with gas insert in living room. Downstairs bedroom (12x13) has custom-made pine desk station and bookshelves. Two large upstairs bedrooms (11x12), one with big walk-in closet; both have ceiling fans. Bathrooms have tubs with sliding glass doors. Upstairs loft has fully functional desk station and shredder and can be used as office, reading room, or playroom. One parking space designated for house and unrestricted parking on K Street. Attic storage in garage. Garage space negotiable. Rent includes weekly gardening service. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and PG&E (gas and electricity). Lease is renewable. Owner lives in town and speaks German and Farsi. Photos available upon request.

Ara Arbabzadeh, 530-400-6762, [email protected]


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