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Sabbatical Housing

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 $75.00 per listing, which is used to fund scholarships. 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.

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Each year, UFC awards up to eight scholarships to outstanding undergraduates. Your $75 listing supports our scholarships.

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Pamplona Ave., Davis, 4/1/23 - 8/1/23 (negotiable)

$3,500/mo. + security deposit. Stylish, contemporary, 3-1/2 bedroom, 2 bath home with pool, in north Davis. Two stories, 1,997 sq. ft. Living room with fireplace and TV. Large, open-plan kitchen with adjoining sitting area and dining room with high ceilings. Kitchen has updated, high-end appliances, beautiful wood cabinetry. Upstairs has huge master bedroom with king bed, master bath, and attached room currently set up as nursery with two toddler beds (crib also available, plus high chairs, baby and toddler toys). Two other bedrooms on ground floor, one with queen bed, and one currently set up as office, with twin daybed. Modern, full bathroom on ground floor with bathtub/shower. Wood floors throughout. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in master bedroom. Laundry closet with washer and dryer. Back yard is fully fenced. Patio and deck shaded by trees, with BBQ and outdoor furniture. Pool is separated from rest of yard by gated, see-through safety fence. Parking in carport and driveway. House sits on corner lot in cul-de-sac street, with little traffic. Across street are playground and basketball court. One block to greenbelt, with network of parks and bike paths. Approx. 1-3/4 mi. (15 min. by bike) to UC Davis; 4 min. walk to bus stop. Near to preschool, elementary school, grocery store, and downtown. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric, internet, TV with Sling and Roku, and pool maintenance. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Alexandra, 310-975-9957,

Laurel Place, Davis, 12/1/22 – 8/31/23 (negotiable)

$3,800/mo. + deposit and cleaning fee. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, great family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in an ideal Central Davis neighborhood. Single-story, 1,440 sq. ft. Living room and adjoining dining room each have French doors leading to covered patio. Wall-mounted TV in living room. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, convection oven, and solid surface cooktop; its farmhouse sink has a water filtration system and hot water dispenser. In the corner is a built-in desk area with large window looking out to the front yard. Granite counter dividing kitchen and dining room has bar-stool seating. Master bedroom, which looks onto back yard, has queen bed, large-screen TV, and ensuite bathroom. The other two bedrooms have full-size beds and built-in closets; one has an oak desk. These two bedrooms may be reconfigured to accommodate specific needs. Central heat and A/C, plus ceiling fans in all rooms. High-efficiency washer and dryer in garage. Covered patio with eating area and BBQ. Large, private back yard has lawn, trees, and mature landscaping. 2-car garage has wall storage, an extra refrigerator, and upright freezer. 5-minute bike ride to UC Davis (0.6 mile). Close to shopping, schools, and downtown. Two blocks from bus lines that connect to campus, city, and intercity routes. Owner pays utilities (gas and electricity), city services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, cable TV, Roku/Netflix, and weekly yard care. No smoking or vaping in or on property. Pets allowed with additional deposit. Long-term rental preferred. Photos available upon request.

Cheryl, 530-902-1841,

Costa Verde St., Davis, 1/15/23 -8/1/23 (negotiable)

$3,300/mo. + security deposit and $250 cleaning fee. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, two-story house, which backs onto greenbelt. 2,200 sq. ft. with lots of windows and natural light. Large west-facing windows shaded by awnings. Family room with gas fireplace and large TV. Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and new appliances. Upstairs are master bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with queen bed, and a third bedroom with two twins. Fourth bedroom downstairs with single bed (or could be used as an office). Crib, high chair, baby and toddler toys are available. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C; air purifiers both upstairs and downstairs. Backyard is a true private oasis, featuring custom-built pool with waterfall, fenced off for safety. Two patios with outdoor furniture, BBQ. Mature landscaping is a haven for butterflies and hummingbirds, with shade, roses, flowering vines. Fruit trees include cherry, orange, lemon, and lime. Front yard has drought tolerant landscaping, and two raised beds for planting vegetables and herbs. Parking for one car in garage, with 240V electric car charger; room for bikes as well. One adult bicycle available for loan. 15 min. bike ride to UC Davis, walking distance to elementary school. Two blocks to bus stop. Grocery stores within biking distance. Greenbelt behind house leads to several parks, all in easy walking distance. Owner pays for gardener. pool service, and solar service (summer start-up and winterization). Tenant pays for City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, gas, and electric; solar panels keep electric bill reasonable. Pool is heated May through September with solar panels. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Ann, 530-400-9546,

K Street, Davis, 1/15/23 - negotiable

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. 1bed/1bath, tastefully updated, 500 sq.ft. cottage in quiet central Davis neighborhood. Cottage shares a corner lot with owner’s house. It is completely private and has its own address, driveway, and entry. Full kitchen opens into dining and living area. Corner living room has natural light from two large windows, comfortable seating, android smart TV, and large storage cabinet. Bedroom has queen bed. Toddler bed or crib, high chair, etc. available on request. Walk-in closet and large mirrored wardrobe for storage. New, wood-look laminate floor throughout. Wall-mounted, mini-split AC/heat. Washer and dryer in kitchen. Concrete, roofed entry porch along front of cottage. Private, fenced-in front yard with shade trees, wood chip groundcover. Outdoor furniture provided, BBQ available. Parking in private driveway. Fenced side yard available for bike storage. Short bike ride to UC Davis (approx. 1 mile to central hub of campus), 1 block to bus stop. Close to popular Davis food Co-op, downtown shops/restaurants, and train station. Owner pays all utilities (water, sewer, garbage, electricity, and wifi). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Doro, 650-283-7545,

Oak Ave., Davis, 12/1/22- negotiable (minimum 1 month)

$2,150/mo. + deposit and cleaning fee. Newly constructed, 500 sq. ft. detached guest studio, 1/2 block from UC Davis. Studio sits behind owner’s house, has separate entrance and is totally private; shared mailbox. Vaulted ceiling and windows give plenty of light. Queen bed, sitting and dining areas. Kitchen area has compact refrigerator, cooktop, microwave and small electric oven. Bathroom with shower. High-quality cabinets and fixtures, wood flooring. French door opens onto private fenced patio that looks onto vegetable garden and attractive back yard. Patio furnished with chaise lounge, small table with 2 chairs, and shade umbrella. Unit has its own heat and A/C, ceiling fan. Street parking with permit. Very close to bus stop and shopping. Rent includes all utilities and high speed fiberoptic internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Jay, 530-210-3045,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 10/1/22 – negotiable

$2,800/mo. + cleaning deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths, simple and basic modern style home. Single story. Open living, dining, and kitchen area with large windows looking onto back yard.  Wall heater and A/C unit. Laundry facilities located in garage and shared with owner in adjacent house. Nice-sized, shaded gardens front and back. Backyard patio with BBQ and tables/seating for outdoor use. Easy  10 min. bike ride to UC Davis (approx. 1 mile). Two blocks from bus lines. connecting to campus and city.  Close to shopping, schools, and downtown. Owner pays all utilities (gas, electricity) and City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, and cable TV. Bikes available. No smoking, no pets. Short- or long-term rental periods. Photos available upon request.

Fred Buderi, 530-219-0869,

Georgetown Pl., Davis, 6/11/23 - 8/4/24 (negotiable)

$4,500/mo. + security deposit. 5 bedroom, 3 bath, midcentury home on quiet central Davis street, with swimming pool. 2,900 sq. ft., with everything on main floor except one large kid’s bedroom, which is upstairs. Living room and kitchen/family room have large windows and lots of natural light. Both formal and casual dining areas. Updated kitchen with newer appliances, plus large island. Two primary bedrooms, each with attached or semi-attached bathroom. One primary bedroom looks onto pool. Living areas have wood floors, bedrooms are carpeted. Smart TVs, children’s books and toys. Indoor laundry room with new washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C, also solar panels. Ceiling fans in bedrooms. Back yard is large and shady, with lawn, fenced-in pool and spa. Large patio with Weber gas grill, outdoor furniture and games. Parking on driveway. Bikes available for use. Approx, 1 mile to UC Davis. 1 min. walk to bus stop, less than 5 min. walk to grocery store and casual restaurants. Close to schools and library. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas, electric, and internet. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. One year rental preferred but willing to consider other lengths of time. We have rented out in the past for sabbatical leaves and are experienced hosts as well as having received many positive reviews on rental listing websites. Photos available upon request.

Julia, 801-349-5088,

So. Campus Way, Davis, 8/1/22 - negotiable

$3,200 + security deposit. Mid-century, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, one block from UC Davis campus. Single story, well maintained. Spacious living/dining room with fireplace, 10 ft. wood beam ceiling, built-in bookshelves and cabinets. Dishwasher. Master bedroom has queen bed, other two bedrooms have twin beds and desks. Washer and dryer in garage. Central heat and A/C. Patio and fenced swimming pool. Lawn, trees (including tangerine tree), flowers, and space for vegetable garden. One-car garage. Easy walk to UC Davis campus, downtown Davis, farmers market, grocery store, and bus stop. Schools nearby. Owner pays gardener, pool service, and City services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas and electricity, internet, cable TV. Photos available upon request. No smoking, no pets. One year lease preferred.

Michael or Alice, 530-753-2807,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 8/2/22 - negotiable

$3,200/mo. + security deposit. Charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath home with large upstairs loft (second bedroom or study) in highly desirable Village Homes neighborhood. Two stories, 1,400 sq. ft, in quiet, friendly neighborhood. Custom-built house has open floor plan and is perfect for one or two adults. Small room off of kitchen can be used for guests. Dining area and wood-burning stove in living room. Italian tile floor downstairs with large rugs, wood floors upstairs. Lots of windows, high vaulted ceilings with ceiling fan. 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. Solar efficient, and located on large corner lot. Village Homes neighborhood has community pool, community gardens, dog park, 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, internet, cable TV, and homeowner association dues. Tenant pays gas and electric. No smoking, pets negotiable with additional deposit. Photos available upon request.

Martha, 530-848-8106,

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