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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, which supports our scholarship endowment. 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 the UFC Scholarship Endowment

Each year, UFC awards up to eight scholarships to outstanding undergraduates. Your $60 listing supports our scholarship endowment.

For more about our scholarships and recipients, read here.

Rivendell Ln., Davis, 6/1/21 – 8/31/21

$2,800/mo., plus security deposit. Three-bedroom, two-bath, two-story home with plenty of daylight. Spacious corner lot, located in Village Homes neighborhood in west Davis. Great-room (combination living room, family room, and kitchen) and updated kitchen. Fireplace with gas insert, skylights in upstairs bedroom. Central heat and A/C, whole-house fan, and ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Three furnished outdoor patio areas and large enclosed garden. One parking space plus visitor parking nearby. Access to Village Homes’s pool, fruit orchards, and vineyards. Village Homes is a planned, sustainable community with abundant open space and is near West Davis wildlife pond. Easy bike ride to UC Davis (2 miles) and downtown Davis. One short block to bus stop. Owner’s bikes available for use. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, and gardener. No smoking, pets. Photos available upon request.

Renee Dryfoos, 530-220-0659,

12th St., Davis, 6/1/21 – negotiable

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Nicely furnished and spotlessly clean, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in friendly neighborhood, within core area of Davis, on quiet, tree-lined street. Living, dining, and kitchen areas open through glass doors onto a covered porch and separate office that face a well-maintained, shaded, and fenced back yard. Hardwood floors throughout house. Washer and dryer in garage. Central heat and  A/C, with ceiling fans as well as fireplace, TV. Covered porch looks out on nicely maintained, fenced back yard. Fantastic location within convenient walking or biking distance to UC Davis and elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Also close to community parks, downtown Davis, Farmers Market, shopping, county library, art center, and greenbelt. Bus stop 1/2 block away. Owner pays yard maintenance. Tenant pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric, high-speed internet, and TV. No smoking. Pets negotiable. Photos available upon request. One year lease preferred.

Marlene Sisemore, 530-219-8604,

Corona Dr., Davis, 8/1/21 – negotiable

$3,000/mo. + security deposit. Unique 3-bedroom, 2-bath home,  2,457 sq. ft., in North Davis. Sunken living room with fireplace and stone hearth. Beautiful wood-timber ceilings, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Atrium area with established plants and trees that bring nature indoors. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and large glass doors leading directly to backyard. Master bath with Japanese-style deep soaking tub with jets. Central heat and A/C, laundry facilities. Patio and large, private, fenced backyard that backs up to greenbelt and bike paths. Parking in garage and driveway. 1-1/2 miles to UCD, 5 – 10 min. walk to bus stop. Close to grocery stores and restaurants. Owner pays for City services (water, sewer, garbage) and yard maintenance. Renter pays gas and electric. No smoking, no pets. Photos and video tour available upon request.

Eric, 530-564-6340,

12th St., Davis, 8/1/21 – negotiable

$3,000/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, 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 pays yard maintenance and very fast internet service. No smoking, pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Donald Veress,

Miller Dr., Davis, 7/10/21 – negotiable

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 4-bedroom, 2-bath home, 2 blocks from UC Davis. Spacious, single-story house is mid-century modern style. Large sunroom faces back yard. Sizable storage room with washer, dryer, and laundry sink. TV and audio system. Bedding, pillows, and towels are new. Central heat and A/C. Fenced back yard has shade trees, lawn, and BBQ. Attached carport. Owner pays yard care. Tenants pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric. 1/2 mile to grocery and shopping. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Kymberlee, 530-574-5409,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 3/21/21 – negotiable

$2,850/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 Daschbach, 530-848-8106,

Olive School Ln., Winters, 3/1/21 – (1 – 3 mo. lease)

$2,950 +security deposit. 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 900 sq. ft. guest house on top of hill on active olive orchard. Separate from main house. Modern, bright and airy. Bedrooms each with queen bed and large closets; bathroom with large rain shower. Kitchen has combo oven/microwave, 2-burner stove, and small refrigerator. Large refrigerator/freezer and washer/dryer in garage shared with owner. Desk, TV, and WiFi. Central heat and A/C. Tile floors. Beautiful views from all rooms and deck. Deck with furniture and BBQ. Guesthouse is adjacent to fenced pool with solar heat, shared with owner. Private outdoor shower, bounties from the garden. Plenty of walks and hikes from the front door. Utilities included in rent. 3-1/2 mi. to charming downtown Winters (grocery, restaurants), 14 mi. (25 min,) to UC Davis. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Michael, 916-719-8073,

House Dr., Woodland, 2/18/21 – negotiable (3 mo. minimum)

$1,800/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.


K St., Davis, 6/1/21 – negotiable

$1,975 (first and last month) + $1,000 security and cleaning deposit. Newly built, one-bedroom, one-bath cottage in Old East Davis, suited for a single or a couple. Full of light, new appliances, microwave, smart TV, washer and dryer, heater and A/C. Beautiful LED-dedicated lighting throughout, ceiling fans in living room and bedroom. Cottage is detached and in back of owner’s house, not visible from street, with private entrance and separate mailbox. Private patio with tables and seating. 1.1 miles from UC Davis, .4 miles to CoOp grocery, .7 miles to Central Park, Farmers Market, and Safeway. Street parking for cars, ample parking space for bicycles by cottage. Owner pays for all utilities, city services, cable TV and WiFi, gardener, and twice-monthly housecleaning. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Elsa Ruiz-Duran, 530-219-1910,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, 1/10/21 – negotiable

$2,800/mo. + cleaning deposit. 3 bedrooms/2 baths, simple and basic modern style. Wall heater and A/C. Laundry facilities in garage and shared with owner in adjacent house. Big windows look onto back yard. Nice-sized shaded gardens front and back. BBQ. Easy bike ride to UC Davis (approx. 1 mile). Two blocks from bus lines. Close to shopping, schools, and downtown. Owner pays all utilities (gas, electricity) and City services (water, sewer, garbage), internet, cable TV, and local phone service. Bikes available. No smoking, no pets. Short- or long-term rental periods. Photos available upon request.

Fred Buderi, 530-219-0869,

Del Rio Pl., Davis, 3/30/21 – negotiable

$2,500 + security deposit + $300 cleaning fee. Rent includes all utilities, cable TV, and internet. Light-filled, 2-bedroom/ 2-bath. 1,300 sq. ft. townhouse in 2017 live-work complex. Rental is on second and third floors above owner’s design studio, with separate entrance with code lock. First floor of rental has open-plan living/dining area with a well-equipped kitchen in a roomy alcove. Glass doors open onto a south-facing balcony. One bedroom and full bath (with tub/shower) are also on this level. This bedroom currently has a full-sized bed, but two twins are also an option. Upstairs are the master bedroom with queen bed, another full bath (walk-in shower), and a large loft that could have a variety of uses (office, nursery, reading room). Both bedrooms have large walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Full-sized washer and dryer next to kitchen. Central heat and A/C. Unit is not suitable for toddlers due to two staircases. Furniture and equipment are new. Cleaning tools and supplies provided. No yard, but common garden area. Parking on street. 1-1/2 miles to UC Davis, 1 mile to shopping, very close to bus stop. Owner pays all utilities, cable TV, and internet. No smoking, no pets. Minimum rental of 2 months. Photos available upon request.

Nancy Morrow, 530-757-6325 or 530-902-4709 (text capable),

L St., Davis, 12/10/20 – negotiable

$2,350/mo. + security deposit and cleaning. Newly constructed, bright and sunny cottage behind owner’s house in quiet central Davis neighborhood. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath; 1 queen and 2 twin beds. Open floor plan for living and dining areas and kitchen. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and flat-screen TV. Access through gate down well-lit side yard. Private patio in rear with small BBQ. Cottage is completely private. Parking on driveway or street. Small shed available for renter’s storage. 2-1/2 mi. from UC Davis, 1 mi. to downtown shops and restaurants, 1/2 block to bus stop. Owner pays all utilities (water, sewer, garbage, electricity, and WiFi). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Mary Zahara, 530-894-3064,

South Campus Way, Davis, 1/1/21 – negotiable

$1,500/mo. + first and last month’s rent + security deposit. 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit, attached to owner’s house, on pleasant residential street, a half block from UC Davis campus. Unit is separated from main house by double wall, done with city permit. It has its own entrance, private backyard with patio and garden space, heat and A/C, and utilities. Small bedroom, small common room and kitchen with full refrigerator and stove. 43” flat screen TV, ceiling fans. Half block to bus and shopping. All utilities (water, sewer & garbage, electricity, WiFi) included in rent. Single occupancy ONLY. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. This unit is available on an academic quarter-to-quarter basis.

Michael Salerno, 530-219-4975,

Acacia Ln., Davis, 1/10/21 – 7/10/21 (negotiable)

$2,500/mo. + security deposit. Nicely furnished 3-bedroom, 2-bath single-story home near UC Davis campus.  One of the master bedroom closets will be closed to use for owners’ storage. Living room with large windows facing back yard, and gas fireplace. Huge bay window in dining area. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Central heat and A/C. Ceiling fans in living and dining rooms and in each bedroom. Laundry room. Shaded back yard with large pool (45 ft. length) and BBQ. Garage (which will contain owners’ car) will be closed/locked. Three short blocks to UCD and shopping. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and internet. Pool service included (negotiable). Renter pays gas and electric. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Ralph Libet, 530-219-3979,

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