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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.

County Road 101A, Davis, 4/1/18 - negotiable

$3,200/mo. + security deposit. 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, 3,000 sq. ft.  Delightful 2-story home close to town, yet surrounded by a beautiful vineyard, palms, and olive trees. One of a cluster of six prestige homes, which provides a sense of privacy and community. Just minutes from schools, parks, library, downtown area, and UC Davis. Large living room and formal dining room with hardwood floors and built-in vintage cabinets. Large kitchen, separate laundry room with washer and dryer. Covered porch, large lawn, attractive garden. Owner pays water, garbage, and gardener. Tenant pays utilities, internet, and cable TV if desired. Available for periods of one week to a year or more. No smoking. Pets negotiable with additional pet deposit. Photos available on request. More details of neighbors and neighborhood can be found on and

Jenny, 530-574-1516,

Whaler Ave., Davis, 7/1/18 - 6/30/19 (or longer)

$2,550/mo. + security deposit. 1,653 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 door to back yard. 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,

K St., Davis, 7/19/18 - negotiable

$1,625 + $1,000 security and cleaning deposit. Newly built, one-bedroom, one-bath cottage in Old East Davis, suited for a single or couple. 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. Gardening beds available. 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 bicycles by cottage. Owner pays for all utilities, city services, cable TV, and wifi, gardener, and twice-monthly housecleaning. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Elsa Ruiz-Duran, 530-219-1910,

Gauguin Place, Davis, 4/15/18 - negotiable

$2,500 + security deposit. 2,300 sq. ft. two-story, immaculate home in quiet North Davis neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. Large master bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms are downstairs; 4th bedroom and large bonus room with 1/2 bath upstairs. Two-car garage. Private yard and patio area. Next to park and Get Fit Athletic Club, with pool, tennis courts, and gym (monthly membership available). Walking distance to grocery store, bus, and schools. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage, about $125/mo.), gas, electricity, internet, phone, and cable TV if desired. No smoking. Well-behaved pet considered with additional deposit. One-year lease. Photos available upon request.

David Sandino, 

Liwai Village Circle, Winters, 9/10/18 - 3/10/19

$2,200/mo. + security deposit (negotiable). Beautiful, elegant, two-story, creek-side home. 2,900 sq. ft. on 3/4-acre lot, with unobstructed views of the Vaca Ridge (Coast Range) hills. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Kitchen has lovely views of hills to the west, island workspace, pantry, and sunny breakfast seating. Separate, stately dining room with antique furniture. Cozy fireplace, central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in most rooms. Wifi throughout house. Access via private driveway, house is surrounded by quiet, trusted neighbors. Yard has several fruit trees and raised vegetable beds, with plenty of room for gardens and outdoor recreation. House is on edge of town, but is only five blocks to center of charming downtown Winters. Very short walk to great schools, amazing park, fabulous restaurants, and Main Street markets. Short walk to stops for UC Davis Unitrans and Yolobus.  To UCD, 20 min. by car, 30 min. by Yolobus, and 1 hour by bicycle. Tenant pays utilities, but radiant heating and solar panels make utilities very economical. No smoking. No pets preferred, but will consider one pet with additional security deposit. Photos and more description available upon request.

Woody Fridae, 530-795-4600,

12th St., Davis, 8/1/18 - 7/31/19

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. Nicely painted, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in friendly neighborhood, within core area of Davis, on quiet, tree-lined street. Open living, dining, and kitchen areas, fireplace, hardwood floors. Washer and dryer in large pantry room. Central heat and A/C. Covered porch looks out on small but pretty garden with flowers and pomegranate trees. Fantastic location within convenient walking/biking distance of schools (elementary, junior high, senior high, UC Davis). 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 (gardener every 2 weeks). Tenant pays utilities, city services, internet, and cable TV, if desired. No smoking. Well-behaved pet negotiable, with additional pet deposit. Photos available upon request.

Marlene Sisemore, 530-564-7385,

Pennsylvania Place, 4/1/18 - negotiable

$2,100 + 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,

Del Rio Place, Davis, 3/15/18 - 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,

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,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 2/25/18 – negotiable

$2,800/mo. + $1,500 security deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Comfortable home close to shopping, schools, and downtown. Bus line is approximately 2 blocks away. Easy bike ride to UC Davis. Owner pays gas, electricity, city services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, cable TV, and local phone service. Nice-sized gardens front and back. Laundry located in garage and shared with adjacent house. Short- or long-term rental periods. Photos available upon request.

Fred Buderi, 530-219-0869,

Hidalgo Place, Davis, 3/20/2018 - 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,

County Road 91B, Woodland, 3/1/18 - 9/30/18

$3,250/mo. + security deposit. 4,100 sq. ft., 3-story home on 40 acre working organic farm. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Modern home built in 2011, with granite counters and custom furniture. Fireplace, TV, central heat and A/C. Porch and patio. Plenty of space for children, dogs, and cats. 2-car carport and plenty of room to park cars or camping vehicles. Home is on top of a hill with beautiful view of coastal range mountains. 30 min. drive to UC Davis, shopping, and restaurants. Owner pays gas, water, and landscaping maintenance. Tenant pays electricity, cable TV, garbage, and internet if desired. No smoking. Pets allowed. Photos available upon request.

Noah Barnes, 530-681-3184,

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

$3,200/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, water, sewer, and 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,

Walker St., Woodland, beginning and ending dates negotiable

2,544 sq. ft. house, 5 bedrooms/3 baths on nearly 1/4-acre lot. Granite counter tops and island with sink. Newer appliances. Anderson windows throughout and whole-house fan. Soft-water unit with reverse osmosis in kitchen. Newer carpet and ceiling fans. 3-car garage, fruit trees, and vegetable planters. Walking distance to stores (including grocery), elementary school, parks, and Yolobus stop. Located halfway between Sacramento Airport and UC Davis, with an easy 15-minute drive to either place. Owner provides bi-weekly gardening service. Tenant pays gas and electricity, internet, and cable TV. No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request.

Tiered rental schedule depending on length of lease:
10 months or more = $2,600/mo.
3 - 9 months = $2,700/mo.
3 months or less = $2,850/mo. (one-month minimum)

Iben Wilson, 530-400-7932,

Sequoia Place, Davis, 1/15/18 - negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 1,700 sq. ft. mid-century home on quiet central Davis cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths; nearly all furnishings are new. Cathedral ceilings in living room, dining area, and kitchen. TV/playroom with ROKU-equipped flat-screen television. Master bedroom has a king bed; other bedrooms have a queen and two twins. Large, covered patio opens onto nicely planted back yard. Central heat and A/C, whole-house fan, gas fireplace, washer/dryer. Covered parking in front for 2 cars. Just steps from county library and close to North Davis Elementary School, Davis High School, and 10-min. bicycle ride to UC Davis.  Close to Community Park, greenbelt, and 10 min. bicycle ride to downtown Davis. Yolobus and UCD Unitarians bus stop nearby. Owner pays Comcast Xfinity high-speed internet and yard maintenance. Tenant pays gas, electricity, city services (water, sewer, garbage). Photos available upon request. 6 - 12 mo. lease preferred.


3rd St., Woodland, 1/8/18 - negotiable

$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-minute 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 TV. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. Available for short-term or long-term rental.

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

Cook Court, Woodland, 3/1/18 - negotiable

$1,950/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. 95% of the furnishings, dishes, etc., are brand-new. Central heat and AC, ceiling fans. Separate laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. Small patio off kitchen, BBQ. 2-car garage, low-maintenance landscaping, access to community play structure. Approximately 1.5 miles to grocery store, shopping, fast food, and Woodland Community College. 8-minute walk to bus stop, 16 min. by car to UC Davis. No smoking. Pets a possibility, please inquire. 10+ month lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Bianco Court, Davis, 1/1/18 - 5/31/18 (negotiable)

$2,600/mo. + security deposit. 2,000 sq.ft., 2-story house in North Davis on quiet cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, study/office with two skylights, sunken living room with piano. Spacious master bedroom on second floor, with balcony and large Sony TV.  Beautifully furnished. Remodeled kitchen, washer/dryer. Next to greenbelt, near bus lines, parks, bike paths. 2 shopping centers within 5- to 10-minute walk, 10 minutes to UCD campus. Excellent school district. Owner pays gardener and city services (water, sewer, garbage). No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request. Long-term lease preferred.

Chia-ning Chang,

Elendil Lane, Davis, 3/24/18 - (negotiable)

$2,700/mo. + security deposit. Charming, modern, 1,400 sq. ft., two-story, energy-efficient home in West Davis. 3 bedrooms, office/TV-reading room, 1 full bath upstairs, 1/2 bath downstairs. Open floor plan, dishwasher, washer and dryer, central heat and A/C. Patio with gas BBQ and garden. Carport parking for 1 car. House is on a quiet cul-de-sac in Village Homes neighborhood, a subdivision designed to encourage community and conservation of energy and natural resources. Neighborhood has 70 acres of orchards and green belts, a community center, and seasonal swimming pool. Easy walk to bus stops, short bike ride to UC Davis, elementary and junior high schools, grocery store, and restaurants. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, pets negotiable with pet deposit. No sub-leasing. Short-term rental preferred, will consider longer term. Photos available upon request.

Ingrid Wallen, 530-867-2816,

Elmwood Dr., Davis, 10/20/17 - negotiable

$3,000 + $1,500 security deposit. 1,900 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, internet/telephone, and city services to $120. Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Joan M. Moses, 530-750-3895,

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