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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.

843 Walker St., Woodland, 4/1/17 – 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,  9/1/17 - 8/31/18

$2,650/mo. + security deposit. Two-story, 2,064 sq. ft. house in North Davis directly adjacent to greenbelt in quiet neighborhood. Ideal for two adults or 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,

2935 Grinnel Dr., Davis, 6/1/17 - 5/31/18

$2,550/mo. + $2,000 security deposit. 1,850 sq. ft. house in East Davis neighborhood, entirely remodeled in 2009. 3 bedrooms, including large master bedroom, 3 full bathrooms. Wood laminate floors in living areas, carpet in bedrooms, and tile in bathrooms. Separate laundry room with washer/dryer. TV/DVD, central heat/AC. Backyard patio and garage. Near park/greenbelt and schools. Bus stop 2 blocks away, 15-min. bike ride to UC Davis. Owner pays city utilities (base water, sewer, garbage) and gardener. Tenant pays gas and electricity and phone, internet, and cable, if desired. Will consider continuation of lease at month-to-month. No short-term rentals. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Celine Livengood, 530-902-7109,

2210 Shenandoah Pl., Davis, 6/1/17 - negotiable

$3,000/month + security deposit + cleaning deposit of $500. 2,400 sq. ft. Craftsman home on West Davis cul-de-sac with many beautiful details. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Master bedroom with generous closet space and built-ins, jetted bathtub. Large office. Well-appointed kitchen with butcher block, Wolfe cooktop, vaulted ceiling and skylight. Jotle wood fireplace. Douglas fir built-in desk and cabinetry, raised panel doors. Hardwood floors and beamed ceilings. Laundry room and garage. Very attractive, low-maintenance back yard with deck, quiet kitchen patio, and potting station. Wonderful location near greenbelt and Arroyo Community Pool. Short walk on greenbelt to Patwin Elementary School without crossing any streets. Two blocks to bus stop, 10 min. to UC Davis. Renter pays all utilities, plus phone, internet, and cable TV, if desired. Tenant responsible for basic landscape maintenance. No smoking, no cats. Dog possible with additional $500 deposit. Photos available upon request.

Par Duncan, 916-838-3699,

618 E St., Davis, 6/1/17 – 5/31/18 (earlier start date negotiable)

$2,200/mo. + security deposit. Charming, neo-Craftsman bungalow in quaint, historic Old North Davis, ideal for small single family/visiting faculty/researcher. House with 2 bedrooms, recently remodeled bathroom, cozy living room with fireplace, well-furnished kitchen with dishwasher/microwave/fridge/gas range, and study with two large desks. Quiet and friendly neighborhood two blocks from Davis Food Co-Op and four blocks from downtown. Walking distance/short bike ride to campus. House has central heat and AC, on-demand hot water, automatic sprinklers, cable and internet connections. Rental also includes detached guest cottage with kitchenette/laundry room, private and peaceful garden with patio, gas BBQ grill, fruit trees, grape trellis, and flower/vegetable beds. Assigned parking for one car; second car permit possible. Tenant pays utilities/city services (water, sewer, garbage) and performs routine yard maintenance. No smoking. No pets. No subleasing.

Gry Hoffmann Barfod, or Charles Lesher,

1104 Fordham Dr., Davis, 6/1/17 - 9/30/17 (negotiable)

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. Central Davis home in quiet neighborhood with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. Living/dining room, 2 fireplaces, large remodeled kitchen, family room overlooking beautiful pool & garden.  Laundry room and garage. Near park and excellent schools. Walking distance to shopping area, bus line, 10 min. bike ride to UC Davis. Owner pays pool service and gardener. Tenant pays utilities and wireless internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Barbara Vaughn, 530-756-9620,

3316 Whaler Ave., Davis, 8/1/17 - 7/31/18 (or longer)

$2,350/mo. + security deposit. House with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths located in Stonegate neighborhood. Large master bedroom with two large closets and sliding glass doors to backyard. Fireplace between master bedroom and living room. Den/office off kitchen area, dining room, very large living room with sliding glass doors to backyard. Beautiful courtyard, very large backyard with lawn and redwood trees. Owner pays gardener and city services (water, garbage, sewer). Rent includes privileges to Stonegate Country Club. No smoking, no pets.

Melrina, 530-757-3637

2302 Isle Royale Ln., Davis, 6/1/17 - 10/1/17

$2,750/mo. + security deposit. Beautiful 2,700 sq. ft. 2-story home in west Davis. 3 bedrooms/3 baths, two stories with large living/dining area, washer/dryer. Energy-efficient, north-south orientation. Three-car garage, fabulous backyard. Easy bike access to UC Davis and close to schools. Owner pays city services (water, sewage, garbage), house cleaner negotiable. Renter pays gas, electric, and telephone. Toyota Sequoia car available for rent for extra fee. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Chris van Kessel, 530 757-7459,

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,

HOUSE SEARCH, 7/1/17 - 7/1/18 (negotiable)

University professor and family (researcher in plant sciences and 2 children, 8 yrs. and 5 yrs.), moving to the area, seeking single-family home with 2+ bedrooms, preferably in Davis. Prefer yard and/or garden, close to elementary school and greenbelt. Rent ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. Non-smokers. Well-behaved mature dog; willing to pay a pet deposit.

Allison Krill-Brown,

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 $2,100. 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, 8/15/17 - 6/30/18

University professor seeking 2-bedroom house or apartment in Davis for two adults and one child (12 years old). Non-smokers, no pets. Rent ranging from $1,200 - $1,800.

Kerstin Wendroth, 859-948-1556,


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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