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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.

2714 Feather Pl., Davis, 8/1/2017 - negotiable

$1,800 + security deposit. Charming, well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1 bath house at end of quiet West Davis cul-de-sac. Updated kitchen, living room with fireplace and recessed lighting. Central heat and air-conditioning, whole-house fan, washer and dryer. Front yard adorned with majestic redwood trees, back yard has mature trees. Two-car garage. Friendly neighbors. House is a few feet from bike path to UC Davis, 5-minute walk to bus stop. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage, about $115/mo.), utilities, internet, and phone. No smoking, prefer no pets. Photos available upon request.

Julie & Ellis Brenner, 650-208-8000,

1207 Harvard Dr., Davis, 8/1/2017 - negotiable

$4,000 + security deposit. Very bright and special mid-century 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on quiet street in west Davis. Large living room with glass walls onto garden, formal dining room, spacious family room with fireplace, huge state-of-the-art kitchen, as featured in Remodelista. Central heat and A/C. Single car garage. Newly landscaped yard with shade trees. Two blocks from Willett Elementary School and park, also 2 blocks from Chavez Elementary School and park. Easy walk to UC Davis, Trader Joe, shopping, and bus service. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), bi-weekly house cleaner, and gardener. Tenant pays gas, electric, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, no pets, no sub-leasing. Preference is for one-year lease; shorter term rental $4,500/month. Photos available upon request.

Lara Downes and Rick Grosberg, 530-902-4554,

765 3rd St., Woodland, 9/1/17 - negotiable

$2,400/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedrooms plus office/reading room, 2-1/2 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 pet. Photos available upon request.

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

1901 Gauguin Pl., Davis, 7/15/17 - negotiable

$2,500 + security deposit. 2,300 sq. ft. two-story, immaculate home in quiet Green Meadows 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 Davis Athletic Club, with pool, tennis courts, and gym (monthly membership available). Walking distance to grocery store, bus, and schools. No smoking. Well-behaved pet considered with additional deposit. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage, about $125/mo.), gas, electricity, internet, phone, and cable TV if desired. Photos available upon request.

David Sandino,

44769 Garden Ct., Davis, 10/1/17 - 5/15/18 (negotiable)

$3,300 + first and last month’s rent and $1,500 security deposit. 1,650 sq. ft. one-story condo on El Macero golf course. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, laundry room, 2 patios, and garage. Quiet, beautiful setting. Owner pays gas and electric up to $200 per billing cycle, garbage, Comcast (wifi and TV via fiber to the home), twice-monthly house cleaning, and gardening. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. Single preferred. References required.

Elaine Lauck,

910 Pennsylvania Pl., Davis, 9/15/17 - negotiable

$2,900 + 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,

562 S. Campus Way, Davis, 7/15/17 - 8/15/18 (negotiable)

$2,700 + security deposit. Charming home one block from UC Davis. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Spacious living/dining room with fireplace, 10 ft. wood beam ceiling, built-in bookshelves and cabinets. Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer, central heat and A/C. Single car garage. Nice garden with fenced swimming pool. Easy walk to downtown Davis, Farmers Market, grocery store, shopping, and bus stop. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), gardener, and pool service. Tenant pays gas, electric, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. Preference is for one-year lease; shorter term rental would be higher. Photos available upon request.

Alice or Michael Peterson, 530-753-2807,

1218 B St., Davis, 9/15/17 - 7/15/18

$2,200/month + security deposit. 2,000 sq. ft. house in Central Davis. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. House remodeling (kitchen, both bathrooms, and laundry room) is in progress and will be completed before August 2017. Large living room has fireplace, flat-screen TV, and sliding glass doors to backyard. Separate dining room. Kitchen has skylight and all appliances. Master bedroom with king-size bed has French doors leading to back yard. Bedroom 2 has queen-size bed. Bedroom 3 has futon bed, crib, or toddler bed (can be removed if not needed), and play table. Separate office has three desks and a skylight. Separate laundry rooms with washer, dryer, and storage. Hardwood floors throughout, with tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms. Central heat and AC, whole-house fan, on-demand hot water, and internet. Large back yard with approx. 20 fruit trees. Mature landscaping hides front of house from street view. Parking for 2 cars. Walking distance or short bike ride to UC Davis. Near park; one block to elementary school, high school, and bus stop.

Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas and electric. No subleasing. No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request.

Olga Barmina,

843 Walker St., Woodland, 7/1/17 – negotiable

2,544 sq. ft. house, 5 bedrooms/3 baths on nearly 1/4-acre lot in Sycamore Ranch in Woodland. 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, elementary school, and Yolo Bus 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. Internet is hooked up and is $50/mo. No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request. Tiered rental schedule depending on length of lease:
10 months or more = $2,500/mo.; 3 - 9 months = $2,650/mo.; 3 months or less = $2,800/mo. (one month minimum).

Iben Wilson, 530-400-7932,

2925 Lillard Dr., Davis, 1/1/2017 - negotiable

$2,500/mo. + $2,000 security deposit. Two-story duplex in south Davis. 1250 sq. ft. Two bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, living room with fireplace, new kitchen, indoor laundry room. One-car garage, large fenced backyard. Recently remodeled and modern with lots of natural light. Bus stop one block away, local shopping center 1/2 mile away, across from Montgomery Elementary School. About 3 miles from UCD, completely bikeable on greenbelt bike path. Owner pays utilities and gardener. No pets preferred, no smoking.  Photos available upon request.

Chris Dito,

728 Bianco Ct., Davis, 7/1/17 – 12/31/17 (negotiable)

$2,400/mo. + security deposit. 2,000 sq. ft. 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 with balcony. Remodeled kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer. Near greenbelt, bus lines, parks, bike paths. Two shopping centers within 5 – 10 minute walk, 10 minutes to UCD campus. Excellent school district. Owner pays gardener and city services (water + garbage). No smoking. No pets. Photos available upon request.

Chia-ning Chang, 530-746-2110,

543 S. Campus Way, Davis, 4/1/17 – negotiable

$1,250/mo. + security deposit and first and last month’s rent. 1 bedroom unit attached to owner’s house on pleasant residential street a half block from UC Davis campus. Unit is separated from main home by double wall with city permit. It has its own entrance, electricity, heating and air conditioning, private back yard with patio, garden space. Fully furnished, double bed, 43” flat screen TV, linens, and kitchenware. Located off Russell Blvd., half a block from campus, bus, and shopping. Single occupancy. All utilities included (water, garbage, electricity, internet, WiFi, satellite TV). No tobacco or pets. Photos available upon request.

Michael Salerno,

1915 Lehigh Dr., Davis, 1/15/17 – negotiable

$2,400/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,

HOUSE SEARCH, 10/1/17 - negotiable (long-term lease preferred)

Professor moving to Davis from UK with husband and seeking house rental with 3+ bedrooms, for ourselves and occasional visiting adult children. Looking for house with garden and pool. Rent $2,500+. Mature, well-behaved cat; willing to make pet deposit. Non-smokers. Short- or long-term lease considered.

Gail Taylor, 011-44-7885-031007,

HOUSE SEARCH, 3/1/17 - negotiable (long-term rental preferred)

Professor seeking unfurnished house, condo or apartment, for one woman, close to downtown Davis. Require ground level accessibility and central air conditioning. Looking for approx. 1450 sq.ft. with garage, preferably double. Rent ranging from $1,900 to $2,300. Very well-trained emotional support cat. Willing to make deposit for cat. Non-smoker, very orderly. References available.

Gretchen Schneider, 510-428-2988,

HOUSE SEARCH, 1/1/17 - 5/31/17

Emeritus professor seeking 1 – 2 bedroom house or condominium for two adults, non-smoking. Rent ranging from $1,500 – $2,000, depending on accommodations.

Dennis Wilson, 530-304-6319, or

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