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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.

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.


Sharon Ave., Davis, beginning and ending dates negotiable

$1,500/mo. + security deposit. Adorable 2-story cottage at rear of owner’s large country lot on outskirts of town. Private entrance through gate. Suited for single or couple. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Modern kitchen with large granite counter and reverse osmosis water filter. Downstairs bedroom has twin bed; upstairs bedroom with double bed has access to large balcony. Central heat and A/C, flat-screen TV (no cable). Washer and dryer available in owner’s garage. Postal address and mailbox shared with owner. Large private patio and balcony have expansive views over neighboring farmer’s field and to Coast Range (beautiful sunsets). Private country setting (including chickens) yet close to town. 3 miles to UC Davis, 1-1/2 miles to shopping. Parking on street and 2 bicycles available. Owner pays utilities, internet, twice-monthly housecleaning, and maintains grounds. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Jill Bonner, 530-330-4315,

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),

Estero Bay Ct., Davis, 1/8/18 - (negotiable)

$2,900/mo. + security deposit. Spacious 2,900 sq. ft. custom home on large cul-de-sac lot, backs up to woods. 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. Vaulted ceiling in living/dining area, which opens via French doors to large side yard. Recently updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Plank tile flooring in kitchen and family room. Master bedroom with Tempur-Pedic king-size bed and walk-in closet. Updated master bathroom, with soaking tub and dual-headed shower. Laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C. 3-car garage. Close to UC Davis, top-rated public schools, bus stop, bicycle/walking paths, shopping, and hospital. Access to Stonegate Country Club included (tennis, swimming, exercise center). Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and country club dues. Tenant pays gas, electric, phone, wi-fi, cable TV (if desired), and yard maintenance. No smoking. Small pet negotiable, with additional fee. Photos available upon request. Lease term negotiable.

Robyn Best, 707-592-2034,

Cook Court, Woodland, 1/1/18 - 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.

Sycamore Lane, Davis, 1/12/18 - negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. Lovely Eichler-syle custom home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Living/dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto garden with fish pond. Master bedroom has Tempurpedic, king-size bed. One bedroom equipped as office (negotiable). Laundry room with washer/dryer. TV, central heat and A/C, fireplace. Large, private back yard with screened porch. New roof designed for energy-efficiency. One or two-car garage (depending on storage space needs). Close to UC Davis, excellent public schools, bus stop, park, and shopping. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and yard maintenance. Tenant pays gas and electricity, phone, internet, and cable TV. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. Long-term lease (6 months to 1 year or more) preferred.

Nancy Crowe, 925-286-7548 (text only), (please include “807” in the subject of your email)

Elmwood Dr., Davis, 1/1/18 - 3/31/18 (negotiable)

$3,500 + security deposit. Lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath and 2 half bath, 3,600 sq. ft. home in quiet neighborhood only 2 blocks from UC Davis campus. Living room with gas log fireplace, family/great room with large flatscreen TV, formal dining area. Large kitchen with newer appliances and granite countertops. Master bedroom and study downstairs, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and loft upstairs. Inside laundry room with washer, dryer, second refrigerator. Very private back yard with patios, gas fireplace, and swimming pool. Close to schools and downtown. Tenant pays all utilities. Owner pays gardener, pool service, biweekly cleaning service, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, no pets, no sub-leasing. Photos available upon request.

Patty Carey 916-233-7351,

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, 2/15/18 - (negotiable)

$3,000/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. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage - up to $110/mo.), tenant pays gas and electricity, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, pets negotiable with pet deposit. No sub-leasing. Photos available upon request.

Ingrid Wallen, 530-867-2816,

Cross St., Woodland, 4/1/18 - 2/18/19

$1,750/mo. 4 bedrooms/2 baths, 1,500 sq.ft. Beautiful home in central Woodland, 15 min. drive to Davis through agricultural area. Open floor-plan kitchen and dining room with cherry wood bar counter, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator. Large master bedroom with king bed, antique dressers, newly remodeled bathroom. One bedroom with bunkbed, smaller bedroom as playroom/office, plus 4th bedroom as guest room/office. Wood floors throughout,  with tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms. Washer/dryer in laundry closet. TV, DVD, central heat and A/C, whole-house fan. Dining room has sliding glass doors onto deck and large backyard with grass area, fruit trees, and shade from a giant sycamore tree. Portable gas BBQ grill. Partial access to garage, storage space for bicycles, etc. Parking in gated driveway. Walking distance to Main Street with restaurants and new movie theater. Owner pays city gas and electricity (up to $110/mo.), sewer, garbage, water, internet, and weekly gardening service. Some pets allowed—please inquire. Minimum rental of 3 months. Photos and floor plan available upon request. For inquiries, please email or set up phone call via Skype, FaceTime, etc.

Magali Billen, 011-49-0176-3432-6960,

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,

Baywood Lane, Davis, 10/1/17 - 4/1/18 (negotiable)

$3,100/mo. + security deposit. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,222 sq. ft. Gorgeous 2-story home in northeast Davis. High ceilings and open floor plan. Downstairs are updated kitchen with granite counters, travertine or hardwood floors, dining and family rooms, one bedroom, full bath. Upstairs are master suite with full bath and walk-in closet, 2 more bedrooms, and another full bath. Skylights, whole-house fan, new heating and air conditioning system. 3-car garage, gorgeously landscaped back yard. Close to bus stops. Junior and senior high schools, parks, shopping, and golf course are within 1 mile. 3 miles from UC Davis. Owner pays for gardener. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and utilities (electricity, gas, cable TV, internet). Solar panels keep electrical costs low. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Nader Bagheri, 530-219-1665,

County Road 101A, Davis, beginning and ending dates negotiable

$3,000/mo. Delightful, prestigious, 1927 period farmhouse in idyllic vineyard setting. Near owner’s residence but completely private. Can be rented furnished or unfurnished. 3,000 sq. ft., two stories, five bedrooms, three baths. Double living room and formal dining room with hardwood floors and built-in vintage cabinets. Large laundry room with washer and dryer. Covered porch, large lawn, attractive garden. Wonderful views over the vineyard and countryside. Country living on the edge of the city, this home offers the best of both worlds. House is on northern edge of Davis. Just minutes to schools, parks, library, downtown, and UC Davis. Owner pays for water, garbage, and gardener. No smoking, no pets. Property is on a working farm. Feel free to ask for details. Photos available upon request. Available for one-year lease.

Lisa, 530-304-0815,

County Rd. 96, Davis, beginning and ending dates negotiable

$1,445/week or $4,700/mo. + security deposit and cleaning fee. Brand-new one-bedroom, one-bath Craftsman-style garden guesthouse on 1.75 acres in West Davis. Large kitchen and living area. Bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in closet, sofa bed in living room. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, TV, and Sonos stereo system. Perfect for couples or couples with children. Hardwood floors, beautiful details, and lots of light. Large windows and French doors open onto garden and pool area. Pool shared with owners, opened upon request. Private patio. Renters may share in the fresh, organic, seasonal fruit, vegetables, and herbs grown on the property. Across road from K – 3 primary school; playground available after school hours. Easy 15 – 20 min. bicycle ride to UC Davis via bike path. Bicycles available upon request. Handicapped accessible. No smoking, no pets. Owner provides all services (utilities, water, internet, gardener, and pool maintenance). Photos available upon request.

Pamela Ronald,

Pennsylvania Pl., Davis, 12/1/17 - 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,

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