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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.

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,

1135 San Gallo Terrace, Davis, 8/5/17 - negotiable

$2,200/mo. + security deposit. Newer 1,600 sq. ft., 2-story home on family-friendly residential street in Mace Ranch, in East Davis. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms. First floor has living/dining room, kitchen, and powder room (1/2 bath). Living/dining room has high ceiling, gas fireplace, and contemporary furniture. Kitchen has eating area and energy-efficient appliances. Second floor has master bedroom with spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. Also on second floor are 2 additional bedrooms with shared bathroom, washer and dryer. House has generous built-in storage and lots of natural light. Dual zone central heat and A/C. Two-car garage. Comfortable fenced backyard with slate patio and low water use, low maintenance landscaping. Within a block of Mace Ranch Community Park. Easy access to bike trails and to bus stop for UC Davis and Sacramento. Comfortable walk to shopping, restaurants, and Fred T. Korematsu Elementary School. Tenant pays all utilities, including city services. No smoking, pets negotiable. One-year or longer lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Karen Paulsen, 530-400-4062,

910 Pennsylvania Pl., Davis, 7/1/17 - negotiable

$2,700 + security deposit. 1800 sq. ft. house in East Davis. One story, 3 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,

3658 Ramita Terrace, Davis, 6/16/17 – 12/31/17 (negotiable, possibly longer or shorter)

$2,600/mo. + $2,600 security deposit. Beautiful, clean, modern, 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom home in quiet, village-style subdivision east of downtown. 1,600 sq. ft. Only five years old, with modern appliances, including front-loading washer/dryer. Downstairs is one large living/dining room, open kitchen, and a half bath. The three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and bathroom with two sinks. Two-car garage. Small back patio. Adjacent to large park and open space, 2-1/2 miles to UC Davis. Near school, bike paths, and shopping. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Owner pays city services (garbage, water, sewer). Tenant pays gas/electric, internet, and cable TV, if desired. Photos available upon request.

Rich Lee, 916-213-5752,

784 Elmwood Dr., Davis, 8/20/17 - negotiable

$3,000 + $1,500 security deposit. 1,900 sq. ft. California ranch-style home in highly desirable family neighborhood. Four bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. Large living/dining area perfect for entertaining and family dining. Well-equipped kitchen with large windows faces a private, fenced front garden. Newly installed heater, A/C, and allergen air filter. Washer, dryer, and water softener are in 2-car garage. One block to UC Davis. Close to shopping center, elementary school, and Davis Senior High School. Walk/bike to downtown stores. Owner pays gardener and internet/telephone. Tenant pays gas, electric, and city services, including water. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Joan M. Moses, 530-750-3895,

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,

275 Aurora Ave., Davis,  8/15/17 - 7/31/18 (negotiable)

$2,650/mo. + security deposit. Two-story, 2,064 sq. ft. house in North Davis directly adjacent to greenbelt in quiet neighborhood. House is ideal for two adults, family with an older child, or a single researcher/faculty member. Updated and well-maintained with 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. Downstairs master bedroom and bath has sliding glass doors that provide easy access to back patio and hot tub. Also downstairs is a second bedroom, half-bath, and third bedroom that can be used as an office. Upstairs offers a light-filled private area with office space, storage, double bedroom, and full bath. Open concept plan living/dining and kitchen area with gas fireplace. Two TVs, separate laundry room, and all appliances, including microwave, dishwasher, etc. Hardwood floors, tiles, and carpeting throughout the house. Central heat and AC. Enclosed back patio with low-maintenance garden, lots of sun, privacy, and hot tub. Driveway parking available for one car. Greenbelt bike path provides easy access to UC Davis and for walking to town or the library. Owner pays city utilities (water, sewer, garbage), pest control, and basic landscape costs. Tenant pays gas and electricity, plus phone, internet, and cable TV, if desired. No smoking, no pets. No subleasing. Photos available upon request.

Joanne Burke,

412 Grande Ave., Davis, 7/15/17 - 7/14/18 (negotiable)

$3,000/mo. + $3,000 security deposit on one-year lease. Beautiful 2,000 sq. ft. house in North Davis. 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Open concept kitchen/living/dining area with fireplace. Large master bedroom/bathroom suite. Bedroom 2 is a huge room currently used as a music room/family room, double bed available if desired. Bedroom 3 is large with high ceiling, desk, chair, and optional double-bed futon. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are smaller, each equipped with bunk beds, dressers, and desks. Separate laundry room with washer, dryer, and storage. Central heat/air, water softener, and one-car carport with covered bike parking area. Front and back yards are low maintenance, with low-water landscaping, raised-bed fenced herb garden, lemon tree, grape arbor, hammock, outdoor eating area, and gardening shed. Half block from greenbelt, 2 blocks from 3 parks. Walk/bike/bus easily to UCD campus, shopping, schools. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) up to $220/mo. Tenant pays for gas and electricity, cable/internet, and phone, if desired. No smoking. Pet friendly. Mostly outdoor friendly cat can stay or be relocated, depending on the tenant’s preferences. Bikes and older Honda Civic can be available to tenant for extra fee. Photos available upon request.

Laurie San Martin, 530-848-6964,, or Sam Nichols, 530-848-6964,

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,

801 Christie Ct., Davis, 4/26/17 - negotiable (short- or long-term available)

$2,580/mo. + security deposit. Single-level home in established neighborhood, on quiet cul-de-sac street. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room with fireplace. Kitchen opens to dining room and second living room with piano. Laminate and tile floors. Washer and dryer in 2-car garage. Covered patio and private backyard. 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 internet, landscaping service, water, and garbage. Tenant pays gas and electric. No pets, no smoking. Photos available upon request.

Maria Verschoor, 530-574-2210

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,


Newly hired staff member at UC Davis School of Education seeking house, condo, or apartment for one man, close to downtown Davis. Prefer furnished studio or one bedroom, with air conditioning. Looking for 6-month to 1-year sublease or lease while I acclimate to the Davis area. Rent $900 to $1,500. Non-smoker, no pets, very orderly. References available. I am very comfortable and loving with animals and would be happy to care for your pets while I am staying in your home.

Michael Whistler, 215-990-7971,

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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