University Farm Circle 

friendship | enrichment | scholarships

Log in

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.

Your  Listing Supports
UFC Scholarships

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

For more about our scholarships and recipients, read here.

Lafayette Dr., Davis, 8/1/22 - negotiable, 1 year preferred

$3,150 + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in welcoming and lovely East Davis neighborhood. Perfect for a family, with 1,354 sq. ft., and tons of light throughout. Large TV in living room, working fireplace in family room. Well-equipped kitchen with walk-in pantry. Real hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms, tile in the kitchen, family room, and bathrooms. Lots of closet space. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in 2 bedrooms. Washer, dryer, and electric vehicle charger in the spacious 2-car garage (also good for hobbies). Fantastic backyard with swimming pool, large deck, table and chairs, and citrus trees. Front porch and lawn for relaxing and getting to know wonderful neighbors. 2-1/2 mi. to UC Davis. Just a block from Davis bike loop, and two blocks from Yolobus. Walking or easy biking distance to park, greenbelt paths, and a great grocery store. Owner pays weekly pool service and biweekly gardener. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric, internet, cable TV. No smoking, pets negotiable. Photos available on request.

Austin, 650-906-5586, 

House Dr., Woodland, 8/20/22 - negotiable (3 mo. minimum)

$2,000/mo. + security deposit. Sparkling clean and private 1 bedroom, 1 bath attached unit with separate entrance. 800 sq. ft., newly constructed, located in safe, quiet neighborhood between Davis and Woodland. Generous living/dining area. Well-equipped kitchen with granite counters. Floors are wood, carpet, and tile. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in living room. Laundry alcove with washer and dryer. Small outdoor sitting area. Mailbox shared with owners. 12 min. to UC Davis, 12 min. to Sacramento International Airport. Less than 1 mile to grocery, shopping. Owner pays all utilities (electric, water, sewer, garbage, local and Sling TV, high-speed wifi). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.


1st Street, Davis, 8/15/22 - 12/15/22 (possibly longer, exact dates negotiable)

$3,200/mo. + security deposit and $300 cleaning fee. 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, charming townhouse, located in Aggie Village, a small neighborhood adjacent to the UCD main campus. Two stories, 1,400 sq. ft. Natural light, hardwood floors thoughout. Main floor has open plan, with living room, dining area, and kitchen, plus a 1/2 bath. TV and piano in living room, kitchen has garden window for potted herbs. Bedrooms and full baths are upstairs. Master bedroom has queen bed, ensuite bath, and south-facing balcony with sliding glass doors. Two other bedrooms, each with twin bed, could be used as bedroom or study. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in master bedroom. Washer and dryer in upstairs laundry closet. Front and back porch are covered, front porch has porch swing. Patio with cafe lighting and gas BBQ. Lovely, landscaped yard includes citrus trees and grapevines. Space available in garage for bikes/storage; parking in driveway. Two blocks to UC Davis campus, bicycle paths. Close to restaurants, campus arboretum, Central Park, Farmers Market, downtown Davis and more. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and gardening service. Tenant pays gas, electric, and internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Heather, 530-220-4930,

Gregory Pl., Davis, 9/1/22 - negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, tastefully upgraded home in quiet neighborhood. Single story, 1,000 sq.ft. Soft, natural light in every room, wood laminate floors. Living room with comfortable seating and smart TV. Updated kitchen, including convection oven. Master bedroom with queen bed and attached bath. Second bedroom with queen bed, third bedroom furnished as office. Central heat and A/C (newly updated), ceiling fans in bedroom and kitchen. Washer and dryer in garage. Large, maintained front and back yards, with native and drought-tolerant plants, as well as lots of fruit trees. Fenced back yard is inviting with pergola-covered patio, outdoor furniture, BBQ, outdoor fireplace, lawn, and landscaping. Parking on driveway (garage will be used for owner’s storage). 1.5 miles to UC Davis, 2 blocks to bus stop. Walking/biking distance to park, grocery, downtown area shops and restaurants, bike paths and greenbelt, and schools. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), high speed internet, gardening service. Tenant pays gas and electricity (solar panels will keep electricity cost to a minimum). No smoking, pets negotiable. 9 - 12 month lease strongly preferred. Photos available upon request.

Jenny, 805-448-7264,

K Street, Davis, 9/25/22 - 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,

Harvard Dr., Davis, 6/20/22 - 8/15/23 (negotiable)

$3,500/mo., + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, beautifully renovated, California ranch-style house, close to UC Davis campus. One story, 1,800 sq.ft., with semi-open floor plan. Hardwood floors throughout. House is filled with natural light from 7 skylights. Large living room with piano and steaming television. Cook’s kitchen has 4-seat island, and leads to large private patio. Master bedroom has king-size bed, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. Other two bedrooms can be configured to suit your needs: one currently has twin bunk beds and the other has single twin bed. Solar panels, which generate more power than you will use, even with air conditioning turned up. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, air purifiers throughout the house. Washer and dryer in garage. Very fast fiber-optic wifi. Large fenced yard has stone patio, redwood deck, lawn, fruit trees, playhouse, and trampoline. Weber gas BBQ under huge shade trees. Possible to plant vegetable garden in irrigated, raised beds. Separate storage building for bicycles, camping equipment, etc. 0.7 miles to UC Davis campus (5 bike to center of campus). 100 yards from bus stop. Two-minute walk to two elementary schools (one of which is Spanish immersion), and short bike ride to middle school and high school. Close to two large parks, downtown Davis, Farmers Market. Owner pays for gardening service, handyman, electricity, city services (water, sewer, garbage), and Internet. Happy to negotiate furnishing/beds, use of Bakfiets cargo bike, cleaning service. No smoking indoors, pets negotiable. 12-month lease strongly preferred. Photos available upon request.


12th St., Davis, 7/15/22 - negotiable

$3,200/mo. + security deposit. Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. One story, approx. 1,800 sq. ft. One bedroom and bath are detached, and could be used as an office. Fireplace and piano. Living/dining area has a glass wall with glass doors that open onto a covered patio, which adjoins a spacious, shaded, and green yard. BBQ. High beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors through most of the house. Lots of windows and natural light. Washer and dryer, central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in living room. Fantastic location in a great neighborhood. Easy bike ride (5 min.) to UC Davis, downtown, Farmers Market, and close to bus stop. Also close to elementary, junior high, and high schools, as well as county library and large community park. Renter pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas, and electric. Owner provides yard maintenance. Very fast Internet service included. No smoking, no pets please. Photos available upon request.


Christie Ct, Davis, 5/1/22 - (long or short term negotiable)

$3,300/mo. + security deposit. Spacious and comfortable, single-story home with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, office/TV/reading room with fireplace. Friendly South Davis neighborhood, on quiet cul-de-sac street. Very spacious and open combined space with dining, living room (with piano), and kitchen in center of house. Master bedroom has California King bed, other bedrooms have twin beds. Laminate and tile floors. Central heat and A/C. Washer and dryer in 2-car garage, with storage space. Covered patio and private back yard. Excellent school district. Steps away from bike path and children’s playground. Walking distance to schools, bus lines, parks, commercial center with supermarket, supermarket, pharmacy, coffee shops and food! Greenbelt at end of cul-de-sac. Easy bike ride to UC Davis. Access to public transportation (please do your own research). Owner pays landscaping service and City services (water, sewer, garbage). Tenant pays gas, electric, and Internet. No pets, no smoking/cannabis/vaping. Please follow guidelines for COVID-19. Photos available upon request.

Martin, 530-574-2210,

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

$2,050/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,

Peregrine Ave., Davis, 4/10/22 - negotiable, 4-mo. minimum preferred

$3,350/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, spacious home in family-oriented North Davis neighborhood. Single story home, 2,500 sq. ft., on extensive greenbelt with great walking paths and parks. Living room with piano, formal dining room. Family room with large TV and adjoining open kitchen. Kitchen has walk-in pantry and breakfast nook; wraparound counter/bar provides a great space for dinner parties. Bedrooms are large and have large closets. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and ensuite bath, with shower separate from spa tub. The other two bedrooms include a queen bed and two twins (which can be set up as a double bed). (Note: a fourth bedroom will be used as owner’s storage but can be negotiated as additional space, for additional rent, if tenant desires.) Laundry room with washer and dryer, central heat and A/C. Ceiling fans in family room and each bedroom. Lots of windows throughout, including Bay windows in master bedroom, dining room, and kitchen. Vaulted ceilings in living room, family room, and master bedroom. Two backyard patios, each with yard furniture, and main patio has a gas BBQ. Fenced back yard with lawn and raised beds for your own vegetable garden. Access to 2-car garage (owner will keep 3rd garage for own storage). House is 1-1/2 miles from UC Davis (10 min. by bike). One block to campus and county bus lines, 1/2 mile to grocery stores. Owner pays yard maintenance and half of City services (water, sewer, garbage). Renter pays gas and electric, cable TV, and Internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. 


So. Campus Way, Davis, 7/01/22 - negotiable

$3,400 + security deposit. Charming 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), total value approx. $600/mo. Tenant pays gas and electricity, Internet, cable TV, phone. Photos available upon request. No smoking, no pets. One year lease preferred.

Michael or Alice, 530-753-2807,

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 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, library. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and internet. For stays longer than 2 months, renter pays gas and electric. 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,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 2/1/22 – 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, 530-219-0869,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 12/15/21 - 3/8/22

$3,000/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, 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, homeowner association dues. Tenant pays gas and electric, internet, cable TV. No smoking, pets negotiable with additional deposit. Photos available upon request.

Martha, 530-848-8106,

Sargent Ct., Davis, 1/1/22 (negotiable) - 12/1/22 (negotiable)

$3,500/mo. + security deposit and $300 cleaning fee. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, home in quiet, professional neighborhood with lovely neighbors. Two stories, 2,600 sq. ft., perfect for a couple or a family. Updated kitchen, great room with gas fireplace and dining nook, separate living room and dining room. lots of windows. Upstairs are the master suite with king bed and large walk-in closet, and 3 more bedrooms, 2 currently used as home offices with wall beds (1 queen, 1 double) that can easily convert to bedrooms. The fourth bedroom has queen bed. Bonus room downstairs has a daybed which can sleep two. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in two bedrooms and living room. Indoor laundry room, 2-car garage. Two patios, BBQ, great for entertaining. Nice back yard with drought-tolerant landscaping and fruit trees. House is on a corner lot and backs up to a row of walnut trees on public open space, providing privacy. 3 miles to UC Davis (15 min. by car, 20 min. by bike). Close to bus stop and easy access to freeway. Grocery and shops 3/4 mile away. Close to schools, pool, golf. Owner pays for yard service. Tenant pays for City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric. No smoking, dog negotiable. Minimum of 3-month lease preferred. Photos available upon request. 

Claudia, 530-400-5985,

Legend Terr., Davis, 12/1/21 (negotiable) - 1 year lease preferred

$2,800/mo. plus security deposit. 3-level, 2 bedroom/2-1/2 bath, 1,400 sq. ft. home, only 4 years old. Lofted ceilings and abundance of natural light. One bedroom and bath on first floor, second floor has kitchen, living room, half bath and washer/dryer, third floor has full master suite with walk-in closet. Front and rear balconies. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room. Extremely energy efficient with temperature controls in each room and solar panels. Attached 2-car garage. House is in the Cannery development, a diverse new neighborhood with extensive amenities including heated pool, spa, outdoor gym, clubhouse, picnic and BBQ areas, and walking loop. 3 miles to UC Davis, close to shopping and bus stop. Renter pays for gas and electric, City services (water, sewer, garbage(, internet, and cable TV. No smoking, no pets. One-year lease requested but negotiable. Photos available upon request. 


Glide Dr., Davis, 9/15/21 - 8/31/22

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath attached townhouse within quiet south Davis condominium complex with 36 units. 1,370 sq. ft., two stories, located right across from swimming pool. Downstairs are living room, dining area, kitchen, and 1/2 bath. Upstairs are master bedroom and two additional bedrooms with shared full bath. Master bedroom has queen bed, 2 large closets, and full bath. Living area with wood floors, carpeted bedrooms. Large TV with DVD player. Stacked washer and dryer are in laundry closet downstairs. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in bedrooms. Small private patio, common area with large lawn for outdoor activities. Two-car garage at rear of patio. 4 miles to UC Davis. Walking/biking distance to shopping and elementary school. Bus stop nearby, with direct line to UCD, easy freeway access. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and Internet. Renter pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets., no subleasing. One year rental preferred. Photos available upon request.

Iben, 530-400-7932,

University Farm Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software