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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.

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,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 1/5/20 - negotiable

$2,900/mo. + security deposit. Charming 1-bedroom, 1-bath home with large loft (second bedroom or study) in highly desirable Village Homes neighborhood. Two stories, 1,400 sq. ft. Small room off of kitchen can be used for guests. Dining area and wood-burning stove in living room. Tile floors downstairs with large rugs; wood floors upstairs. House has open floor plan and is perfect for one or two adults. Located on large corner lot, custom built and solar efficient. Lots of windows, high vaulted ceilings. 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. 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 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,

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,

House Dr., Woodland, 11/15/19 - 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, 11/15/19 - 7/15/20 (negotiable)

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Nicely painted, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in friendly neighborhood, within core area of Davis, on quiet, tree-lined street. Open living, dining, and kitchen areas. One bathroom with shower, one bathroom with both bathtub and shower. Fireplace, hardwood floors. Washer and dryer in large pantry room. Central heat and A/C. Covered porch looks out on small, pretty garden with flowers and pomegranate trees. Fenced backyard. Fantastic location within convenient walking/biking distance 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 and garden maintenance. Tenant pays gas and electricity, City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, and cable TV, if desired. No smoking. Well-behaved pet negotiable, with additional pet deposit. Photos available upon request.

Marlene Sisemore, 530-219-8604,

Acacia Ln., Davis, 1/9/20 - 7/9/20 (negotiable)

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. Nicely furnished 3-bedroom, 2-bath single-story home near UC Davis campus. One of the master bedroom closets will be closed to use for owners’ storage. Living room with gas fireplace and large windows facing backyard. 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 backyard with large pool (45-ft. length) and BBQ. Garage (which will contain owners’ car). 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.

Ralph Libet, 530-219-3979,

J St., Davis, 11/1/19 - negotiable

$1,700/mo. + security deposit. Adorable 1-bedroom, 1-bath attached cottage 2 blocks from downtown Davis. Studio has its own entrance and is attached to the back of a beautifully restored, historic 1898 house. Studio is small but sunny and perfect for one person or a couple. Compact and pleasant living room with windows on three sides. Sofa coverts easily to a queen bed for guests. Nice kitchen with dining area. Bedroom with double bed and corner windows, separated with partial wall and curtain from rest of studio. Bathroom has soaking tub, with washer and dryer in curtained alcove. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in living room and bedroom. Wood floors and new window coverings.  Parking on side street. Small back yard for renter’s use, with picnic table, outdoor chairs, and trees. BBQ available. Owner, who is a teacher, lives in front house and is very friendly and helpful. Great neighborhood, very walkable to UC Davis, restaurants, grocery, Farmers Market, etc. Owner pays all but $60 for City services (water, sewer, garbage). Renter pays gas and electric. No smoking. Plenty of photos on request.

Samantha Havens, 530-219-1167,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 10/15/19 – 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,

Miller Dr., Davis, 10/15/19 - negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 4-bedroom, 2-bath home, 2 blocks from UC Davis. Spacious, single-story house is mid-century modern style. Large sunroom faces backyard. Sizable storage room with washer, dryer, and laundry sink. TV and audio system. Bedding, pillows, and towels are new. Central heat and A/C. Fenced back yard has shade trees, lawn, and BBQ. Attached carport. Owner pays yard care and WiFi. Tenants pay City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric. 1/2 mile to grocery and shopping. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Kymberlee, 530-574-5409,

Oyster Bay Ave., Davis, 10/1/19 - negotiable (1 year preferred)

$3,300/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in west Davis with fabulous view of Vaca hills and adjoining walnut orchard. Great neighbors. Two stories, 2,162 sq. ft. Two of the bedrooms are master suites with attached bathrooms, one with heated floor and French shower. Remodeled kitchen and baths. Comfortable, freshly painted interior with hardwood floors downstairs. Reverse Osmosis filter for drinking water, water softener. Attached garage with washer and dryer. Patios with furniture and BBQ. Fenced back yard with hot tub, garden areas, fishpond, hammock. Membership in Stonegate Country Club included, with access to lake, swimming pools, fitness center, courts for tennis and pickleball. 10-min. bike ride to UC Davis, 2 bicycles available for use. Solar panels reduce energy costs. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), landscaping service, and homeowner fees. Pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Sue Fields,, or Tyler Boyd, 530-304-8204,

Marina Cir., Davis, 1/1/20 - 7/31/20

$3,400/mo. + security deposit. Beautiful, contemporary, 2-story home on Stonegate lakefront in west Davis. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and yes, private dock and canoe included. Full of sunlight. Living room with high cathedral ceiling, large windows, and fireplace; formal dining area. Family room. Modern kitchen, breakfast nook. Master bedroom on second floor has 2 adjacent queen beds and bathroom. Hardwood floors. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heating and A/C. TVs with audio stereo systems. Huge backyard lawn rolling into lake. 2-car garage. Patio with furniture and gas BBQ. Approximately 1 mile to UC Davis (7 min. by bike). Use of 2-car garage negotiable. Bicycles and canoe available for renters’ use, and free use of Stonegate Country Club with its pool, tennis courts, and gym. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gardener, gas and electric, cable TV, and internet with phone connection. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Dan Goldkorn, 916-712-7681,

3rd St., Woodland, 8/5/19 - 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-min. drive or 20-min. 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.

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

Del Rio Pl., Davis, 8/1/19 - 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,

Cook Ct., Woodland, 7/1/19 - negotiable (10+ months preferred)

$2,000/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. 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.

Alicante St., Davis, 8/1/19 - negotiable

$3,500/mo. + security deposit. Gorgeous 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-story home in East Davis, meticulously maintained. Upgraded, remodeled kitchen with tall, glass-fronted cabinets, quartz countertops, double oven, and walk-in pantry. Fireplace and large-screen TV. Luxurious flooring throughout the spacious downstairs. One bedroom and full bath downstairs, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs. Sunken tub in master bathroom. Entire back of house is lined with windows facing onto park-like backyard. Indoor laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans. Two miles to UC Davis. Walking distance to schools, parks, shopping. Owner pays for gardener. Renter pays gas and electricity, City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, and cable TV, if desired. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Photos and virtual tour available upon request.

Kim, 530-681-9979,

Tierra Linda Pl., Davis, 6/25/19 - negotiable

$3,600/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in West Davis with open floor plan. Formal dining room, library/office, beautifully remodeled bathrooms. Fireplace. Many windows plus sunroom that overlook park-like backyard with multiple stretches of lawn, gardens, and walking paths. Central heat and A/C. Washer and dryer in two-car garage. House is at edge of Davis, approx. 3 miles from UC Davis, shopping, and restaurants. Owner pays gardener. Renter pays gas and electricity, City services (water, sewer, garbage), and internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos and virtual tour available upon request.

Kim, 530-681-9979,

D St., Davis, 9/24/19 - 6/30/20 (negotiable)

$3,250/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in quiet and leafy neighborhood in Old North Davis. Home was built in 1934 and remodeled in 2007. Large living room with dining area, study, full kitchen with dishwasher. Central heat and A/C. Ceiling fans in all main rooms except master bedroom. Lots of windows, including 2 sets of paneled French doors. Washer and dryer. Shady backyard includes patio with outdoor sofa, BBQ, Traeger smoker, fountain. New hot tub, small lawn, and storage unit. Parking on street for 2 cars (for small annual City fee). Easy walking distance to UC Davis (1/2 mile), and downtown, 2 blocks to Farmers Market, 4 blocks to grocery. 2 blocks from bus stop. Rental includes bi-monthly cleaning service, yard maintenance, and on-call property manager for maintenance needs. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas, electric, and high-speed internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.


25th Ave., Sacramento, 7/1/19 - 7/1/20 (negotiable)

$1,850/mo. + security deposit. Charming 2-bedroom, 1-bath mid-century house in tranquil, family neighborhood with good neighbors. House is comfortable and bright. Fireplace in living room. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Large, private, shaded patio and fenced back yard. Parking in driveway. 12 min. by car to UC Davis Medical Center, 20 min. to UC Davis, 15 min. to Sacramento State University. 5 min. to good schools, shopping, restaurants, groceries, public transportation, freeway, and Sacramento’s best park, William Land Park. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage, recycling) and landscaping/lawn service. Tenant pays gas, electricity, and internet. No smoking. Pets permitted with additional deposit. Photos available upon request. 1-year lease required.

Therese Collentine, 916-317-0208,

So. Campus Way, Davis, 9/1/19 - negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. Charming, 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. One-year lease preferred.

Michael or Alice, 530-753-2807,

Sequoia Pl., Davis. 7/1/2019 - negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 3-bedroom, 2-bath, mid-century modern home on quiet cul-de-sac in central Davis. 1,700 sq. ft. with nearly new furnishings. Cathedral ceilings in living room, dining area, and kitchen. Gas fireplace. TV/playroom with ROKU-equipped flatscreen television. Master bedroom has king bed; other bedrooms are furnished with a queen or two twins. Central heat and A/C plus whole house fan. Washer/dryer. Large, covered patio opens onto nicely planted back yard. A BBQ and comfortable outdoor furniture are provided; perfect for outdoor dining. Covered parking in front for 2 cars. Short, 10-minute bicycle ride on quiet streets to central UC Davis campus; close to elementary school and high school. Just steps to county library and close to Davis's largest park and greenbelt. 10-min. bike ride to downtown Davis. Yolobus and UCD Unitrans buses stop nearby. Owner pays high-speed internet and yard maintenance. Tenant pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas, and electricity. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. 12-month lease preferred, but will consider other periods.


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