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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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Ponteverde Ln., Davis, 7/1/23 - 7/1/25 (beginning and end dates negotiable, 6 mos. minimum rental preferred)

$3,800/mo. (negotiable) + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, two-story home, in friendly East Davis neighborhood. Ground floor features open floor plan. Tall ceiling in great room, with combined office and living room with large-screen TV. Kitchen features an island and countertop that separates the kitchen and dining area. One bedroom is downstairs, with full-sized pull-down Murphy bed. Remaining bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, attached bathroom, and sitting area. Another bedroom with twin bed, plus a 4th bedroom that has been converted into a library. Two fireplaces, central heat and A/C, three ceiling fans. Washer and dryer in room between house and garage. Covered sitting area on front patio. Fenced back yard with two sitting areas, small lawn and several trees. Three-car garage with short driveway. 2.4 miles to UC Davis. 7 min. walk (0.3 mi.) to bus stop, one block from greenbelt,10 min walk (0.3 mi.) to public pool, and 11 min. (0.6 mi.) to elementary school. Approx. 1 mile to grocery store. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage). Renter pays gas, electric, and internet. No smoking, pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Jennifer, 530-848-1001,

Berryessa Ln., Davis, 7/15/23- negotiable (12 mo. lease preferred)

$2,950/mo. + security deposit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium, approx. 1,250 sq. ft. Single story unit, on top (4th) floor of a multi-unit building, with access via interior elevator or stairs. North-facing windows for comfortable, natural light all day. Living room with dining area and smart TV. Kitchen has granite counters, microwave and dishwasher. Master bedroom has queen bed, walk-in closet, plus bathroom with walk-in shower. Second bedroom can function as an office. Large laundry closet with washer and dryer. Central heat and A/C. Tile floors throughout, plus removable rugs. Small private balcony, facing north. 2 parking spaces in gated garage below unit. Condominium is located in the Cannery development, which has walking and biking paths (lighted at night), parks, outdoor gym, heated pool and Jacuzzi, picnic area, BBQs, and clubhouse. Approx. 1-1/2 miles to UC Davis, 10 min. walk to shopping, 2 blocks to bus stop, easy freeway access. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage) and HOA fees. Tenant pays gas and electric, internet, and cable TV. Cleaning service negotiable. Ideal for 1-2 persons. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Maggie, 530-219-3552,

Encina Ave., Davis, 7/1/23 – 7/31/24 (negotiable)

$4,300/mo. + security/cleaning deposit. 5 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, two-story home on quiet street in north Davis. Family room, living/dining area, and kitchen all look onto lovely backyard. Kitchen has raised counter with bar chairs and narrow greenhouse window behind sink. House has abundant natural light. 4 bedrooms are upstairs, include primary bedroom with attached bathroom and queen bed. Other 3 bedrooms have full bed, twin bed, or twin bunk bed. Downstairs bedroom is used as playroom (with children’s books and games) and informal office. Half bath, plus laundry area with washer and dryer, are also downstairs. Living areas have wood floors, bedrooms are carpeted. Central heat and A/C. Backyard has patio with dining set, lawn, and mature trees. Small BBQ and metal fire pit. Beautiful flowers year round, and small kumquat tree. Parking in garage, driveway, and/or street. Bikes available for use. Possibility to rent owner’s car (Subaru Crosstrek). 2 miles to UC Davis. Bicycle paths through greenbelt give access to elementary school, high school, and library without crossing a street. Short walk to bus stop. Near large park with large open space, play equipment, and walking/biking paths. Owner pays city sewer/garbage services, and gardener. Tenant pays city water service, gas, electric, and internet. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing. One year rental preferred, but willing to discuss other lengths of time. We love our home and look forward to sharing it during our sabbatical! Photos available upon request.

Nico, 530-760-5944,, and Heather,

Rivendell Ln, Davis, 6/1/23 - 8/31/23

$2,800/mo., plus security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2 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’ 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. Renter pays gas and electric (recently installed solar panels will keep electric bill low). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Renee, 530-220-0659,

Grande Ave., Davis, 5/10/23 - 9/30/23 (negotiable)

$2,950/mo. + security deposit. 2 bedroom/2 bath, single story half-plex in north Davis. Well-designed, open floor plan, 1,395 sq. ft. Well-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and natural light. Wood-look laminate floors in most of house, carpet in bedrooms. Master bedroom, with queen bed, opens onto patio. Second bedroom with full bed. Laundry room with washer, dryer, utility sink, and storage. Central heat and brand-new A/C; ceiling fans in living room, dining area, and each bedroom. New solar water heater. Wisteria-covered patio, with outdoor furniture, small BBQ, and fountain. Fenced back yard has fruit trees (avocado, plum, lemon), and garden with flowering plants; no lawn. Automatic sprinkler system. Garden tools provided. Parking available in covered carport and on street. Conveniently located, less than one block to bus stop, close proximity to large park and green spaces. 2 miles to UC Davis and downtown Davis, 3 grocery stores within 1 mile. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), plus up to $250/mo. toward gas and electric (in order to encourage conservation, tenant is responsible for gas and electric charges in excess of $250). Owner also pays for internet. No smoking, no pets. Photos available on request.

Rebecca, 701-426-2039,, or John,

K Street, Davis, 7/3/23 - 8/30/23, and 3/11/24 - 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,

E St., Davis, 4/1/23 - 6/30/24 (start and end dates negotiable; 6+ month rental preferred)

$2,800/mo. + security deposit. Charming, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, neo-Craftsman bungalow in quaint, historic, Old North Davis. Quiet, friendly neighborhood in convenient location. Cozy living room with fireplace, stained glass windows, and solar tube/light. Study with two large desks. Well-furnished kitchen with two skylights. Recently remodeled bathroom. Beautiful, mission-style dinette in cozy corner of living room, off of kitchen. Oak flooring in all room except kitchen, which has bamboo flooring. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans in both bedrooms. Rental also includes small detached guest cottage, with kitchenette/laundry room, sitting room/bedroom, and bathroom. Peaceful, private garden with automatic sprinklers, patio, gas BBQ, fruit trees, grape trellis, flower/vegetable beds, and shed full of yard tools. Street parking for one car; parking for second car available with City permit. Approx. 1 mile to UC Davis, 2 blocks to grocery, 1/2 block to bus stop, 4 blocks to downtown and farmers market. Tenant pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), gas, electric, and internet, and is responsible for yard maintenance. No smoking, no pets, no subleasing.

Gary,, or Charles,

L St., Davis, 4/1/23 (possibly earlier) - negotiable

$2,500/mo. + security deposit and cleaning deposit. 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. 1 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, 541-855-5504,

Caramay Way, Sacramento, 5/6/23 - 7/6/23 (later end date negotiable)

$2,350/mo. + security deposit. Light, airy, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Land Park, one of Sacramento’s quietest and safest neighborhoods. Charming three-story, 1,100 sq. ft. brick house with white trim and hardwood floors. Full kitchen, fully furnished. Master bedroom has double-paned, sound-damping windows for extra quiet. Washer/dryer in laundry room. Central A/C; reliable high-speed internet. Fenced back yard with patio and small BBQ. Lawn in front yard. Ample street parking. Bicycle available, as are surfboard and wetsuits, if desired. Walking distance down tree-lined streets to a massive park, including zoo and golf course. Close to running and biking path along river. Owner pays water, garbage, and landscaping service (approx. $200/mo.). Renter pays gas, electric, and internet. Approx. 15 min. drive (18 mi.) to UC Davis main campus, 7 min. drive (3 mi.) to UC Davis Medical Center. No smoking, small pet negotiable. Photos/video available upon request.

Luke, 424-291-1820,

So. Campus Way, Davis, 7/10/23 - negotiable

$3,300/mo. (6 months or more), $3,900/mo. (4 to 6 months), $4,900/mo. (1 to 3 months) + security deposit and cleaning fee. 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. Longer term tenanacy preferred.

Michael or Alice, 530-753-2807,

Rutgers Dr., Davis, 8/15/23 - 11/15/23 (start and finish month negotiable, 3 month rental preferred)

$3,500/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, conveniently located near UC Davis. One story, recently remodeled. Contemporary style, with many large windows providing year-round natural light. Spacious great room (combined living, dining, and kitchen) is the heart of the home. Large office. Master bedroom has king bed and attached bathroom. All rooms look onto beautifully landscaped yards. Oak floors throughout except bathrooms and tiled entry. Central heat and A/C, whole house fan. Sole E95 elliptical exercise machine. Washer/dryer in attached garage. Backyard is serene retreat with deck, BBQ, dining area, lounge chairs, and mature landscaping. Vegetable bed with programmable irrigation. Less than 1 mile to UC Davis (5 min. bike ride). Primary school is less than 1 mile, middle school is 1.8 miles (via bicycle overpass), high school is 2 blocks. Approx. 1 mile to library and downtown. Two bicycles available. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and internet, plus monthly yard maintenance and monthly housecleaner. Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

David, 510-414-4370,

Mallorca Lane, Davis, 8/1/23 (negotiable) - 7/1/24 (start and end dates negotiable, 2-3 month rentals preferred)

$3,800/mo. + security deposit and cleaning fee. Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath house, with pool. Two-story house is on quiet street in Mace Ranch neighborhood in east Davis. Cathedral ceilings with double height windows provide lots of natural light. Living room and family room share a double-sided fireplace. Baby grand piano, TV, and stereo system. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Dining area in kitchen, with sliding doors to patio and pool. Upstairs are master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bath. Also upstairs are two additional bedrooms, each with twin bed, and full bathroom. Downstairs are guest bedroom/study with double sleeper couch, and bathroom. Wood laminate floor downstairs, with ceramic tile in kitchen and bathrooms. Carpet in upstairs rooms. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fans. Laundry room with washer/dryer. Lush backyard with trees and small lawn. Pool has waterfall feature and spa. Patio with trellis and outdoor furniture. Portable charcoal grill. Two car garage; bikes available. Two miles to UC Davis, few short blocks to bus stop. Walking distance to large neighborhood park, with playing fields, paths, and nature area. Elementary school within walking distance; junior high school also nearby. Grocery stores and downtown Davis are within 1-1/2 miles. Owner pays City services (water, sewer, garbage), weekly pool service, and gardener. Tenant pays for utilities (gas and electric, internet, and cable TV). Biweekly cleaning service recommended, at an additional charge. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Gina, 530-304-6811,

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, 8/05/23 -3/1/24 (negotiable)

$3,500/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,

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,

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