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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 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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Oak Ave., 11/1/21- negotiable (minimum 1 month)

$1,950/mo. + deposit and cleaning fee. Newly constructed, 500 sq. ft. detached guest studio, 1/2 block from UC Davis, available for one person only. 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, and microwave. 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. 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 internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Jay Solnick, 530-210-3045,

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 Morain, 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. 

Maya Makker,

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 Wilson, 530-400-7932,

Del Rio Pl., Davis, 9/15/21-11/15/21 (call to check exact dates) and also 2/1/22 - 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 a(with tub/shower) are also on this level. This bedroom currently has a full-sized bed, but two twins is also an option. Upstairs are the master bedroom with queen bed, another full bath (walk-in shower), and a large loft which 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, 8/10/21 - negotiable

$2,400/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. Storage shed. 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, no subleasing. Proof of vaccination required. Photos available upon request.

Mary Zahara, 530-894-3064,

Buena Tierra Dr., Woodland, 8/1/21 - (1 year lease)

$1,600/month, + security deposit. Upscale, detached studio cottage, 500 sq. ft., behind owner’s house in quiet neighborhood. Living/dining area with flat screen TV. Full kitchen, queen bed, large bathroom, and plenty of storage. French doors and windows provide plenty of light. Central heat and A/C. Washer/dryer in unit. Private patio with gas BBQ. Easy street parking. 15 min. to UC Davis, 15 min. to Sacramento airport, 25 min. to downtown Sacramento. 2 blocks to bus stop. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), utilities, wifi, cable TV with Sports package. One-year lease required. No smoking, no pets, no drugs. Photos available upon request.

Linn Goode, 530-666-2631,

Bucklebury Rd., Davis, 8/3/21 – negotiable

$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 Daschbach, 530-848-8106,

K St., Davis, 1/1/22 – negotiable

$2,025 (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. Private patio with tables and seating. 1.1 miles from UC Davis, .4 miles to Co-Op grocery, .7 miles to Central Park, Farmers Market, and Safeway. Street parking for cars, ample parking space for bicycle by cottage. Owner pays for all utilities, city services, WiFi, gardener, and twice-monthly housecleaning. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request. 

Elsa Ruiz-Duran, 530-219-1910,

Blanchard Ln., 4/1/22 – (negotiable)

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, 1,400 sq. ft. townhome at the Cannery, one of Davis’ newest communities. Three stories with 2-car attached garage on ground floor, which opens to a hallway with 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, and coat closet. Kitchen, living and dining area, half bath, and laundry closet on middle floor, with front and rear balconies. Full master suite with walk-in closet on top floor. Open floor plan with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and plenty of natural light. Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Central heat and A/C, with thermostat in each room. Cannery amenities include walking and biking paths (lighted at night), parks, outdoor gym, heated pool and Jacuzzi, clubhouse, BBQs and picnic area. Approx. 1 mile to UC Davis, 10 min. walk to shopping, 2 blocks to bus stop, easy freeway access. Owner pays Homeowner Association dues, tenant pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas and electric (home has solar panels), internet and cable TV. No smoking, no pets. One-year lease preferred. Photos available upon request.

Carol Hagen, 760-518-5758,

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,

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.


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