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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 $150.00 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.

For information about getting your house posted,  please contact the current Sabbatical Housing Chair—email inquiries only, please:

Catherine Daubert,

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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Elmwood Dr., Davis, 7/15/24 - negotiable

$1700 + security deposit; all utilities included. 650 sq. ft. flat above owner’s garage in established neighborhood. Private staircase to flat via gated side walkway with bike storage area. Windows provide ample natural light. Large living area with sofa and arm chairs, Murphy bed, adjustable standing desk, dining table with 4 chairs, and kitchenette along one wall. Cooking facilities include portable 2-burner cooktop, large microwave, bar-size sink with garbage disposal, kettle, and compact refrigerator with freezer. Queen-size pull-down Murphy bed. Large, modern bathroom with shower. Large walk-in closet with ample storage. Stacked washer/dryer in closet. Wall-mounted mini-split heat/AC; ceiling fan in living area. Wood-look laminate floors, two area rugs in living area. Outdoor space limited to side-yard walkway area. Same mailing address as owner, separate mailbox provided. Renter can obtain city permit for street parking. 1 block to UCD campus, 2 blocks to nearest bus stop. Walking distance to grocery, 1 mile to downtown Davis and Farmers Market. Rent includes all utilities - water, sewer, garbage, gas, electricity, and high-speed internet with WiFi booster. Printer available in unit. No smoking, no pets; not suitable for small children due to ungated staircase. Nice landlords. Photos available upon request.


K Street, Davis, 1/1/25 - 3/15/25

$2,300/mo. + security deposit; all utilities included. 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. Fully equipped kitchen opens into dining and living area. Living room has natural light from two large windows, comfortable seating, android smart TV, and large storage cabinet. Bedroom has queen bed, walk-in closet and large mirrored wardrobe for storage. Wood-look laminate floor throughout. Wall-mounted, mini-split AC/heat. Full-sized washer and dryer in kitchen. Roofed entry porch along front of cottage. Private, fenced-in front yard with shade trees and wood chip ground cover. Sturdy redwood picnic table and BBQ are provided. 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, recycling electricity, gas, and wifi). No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Doro, 650-283-7545,

Oak Ave., Davis, 12/15/24 - negotiable (minimum 1 month)

$2,250/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, and smart TV. Street parking with permit (which is provided). 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,

Rutgers Dr., Davis, 7/1/24 - 9/30/24 (1 month minimum)

$3,700/mo. + security deposit. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, conveniently located near UC Davis. One story, 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, 10 ft. x 10 ft. shade umbrellas, and mature landscaping. Vegetable bed with programmable irrigation. Less than 1 mile to UC Davis (5 min. bike ride). Approx. 1 mile to library and downtown. Two bicycles available. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage/recycling) and internet, plus monthly housecleaner. Tenant pays gas and electricity. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

David, 510-414-4370,

Eureka Ave., Davis, 4/8/24 - negotiable

$2,250/mo. + security deposit. Brand new 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit in quiet central Davis, approx. 1/2 mi. from UC Davis campus. Completely private unit is attached to corner of owner’s house and faces another street. Spacious, 600 sq.ft., perfect size for single person or a couple. This unit is a new build so everything inside is pristine and very clean. Open floor plan includes vaulted ceilings and large windows providing plenty of natural light. Living room, dining area and kitchen are separate yet open to each other. Living room has new 55” TV and cozy sofa with chase lounge; dining table seats 4. Full-size kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher. Bedroom has queen bed, large closet, and sliding glass doors onto small, private, covered patio. Bathroom with tub/shower. Laundry closet in hallway with full size washer and dryer. Heat and A/C provided by two mini-splits (one in bedroom and one in living room) controlled by remotes for convenience, and giving the feeling of central heat and air without the high cost. Small patio is completely covered, and private side yard is gated. Parking on unit’s driveway or street. 2 blocks to bus stop, within walking distance (1 mi. or less) to groceries, local restaurants, coffee shops, park with farmers market, and downtown Davis. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage/recycling) and internet. Tenant pays electricity and gas. Three month or longer lease preferred. No smoking, no pets and no subleasing. Photos available upon request.

Heather, 530-906-2500,

Aspen Place, Davis, 5/1/24 - negotiable

$3,000/mo. + deposit and cleaning fee; all utilities included. Charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath garden cottage behind owner’s home. Conveniently located on quiet cul-de-sac in central Davis neighborhood. Single-story, 640 sq. ft., ideal for one or two adults. Custom built in 2020, with vaulted ceilings and lots of windows providing plenty of natural light. Great room with eating area, sectional sleeper sofa, upright piano, wall-mounted TV, and large desk looking out to lush garden. Full kitchen with quartz counters and stainless-steel appliances, including range with solid surface cooktop, microwave and refrigerator. Bedroom with double bed and walk-in closet with custom-built shelves, clothes rods, and stacked washer/dryer. Central heat and A/C, plus ceiling fans in both rooms. Sliding glass door in bedroom opens to small private porch with patio table and chairs; access to shared BBQ. Private, landscaped back garden. Parking on street. 10-minute bike ride to UC Davis (1.4 mile); 1 block to bus stops, large community park, and dog park. Grocery store, farmers market, public library and downtown Davis within approx. 1 mile. Mailbox shared with owner; option for private post office box. Owner pays all utilities - city services (water, sewer, garbage/recycling), gas and electric, internet, cable TV, Roku/Netflix, and yard care. No smoking, no vaping in or on property. Owner has quiet dog and 2 outdoor cats; pets allowed with additional deposit. Long-term rental preferred. Photos available upon request.

Cheryl, 530-902-1841,

So. Campus Way, Davis, 5/1/24 - negotiable

$3,200/mo. (6 months or more; shorter term rent negotiable) + security deposit and cleaning fee. Mid-century traditional, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, approx. 200 meters from UC Davis campus. Single story, well maintained. Spacious living/dining room with pleasant back yard view, fireplace, 10 ft. wood beam ceiling, built-in bookshelves and cabinets. Dishwasher. Master bedroom has queen bed, other two bedrooms have single 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 (0.1 mi. to edge of campus), 0.2 mi. to bus stops. Less than 0.5 mi. to grocery store and drug store, approx. 1 mile to farmers market and downtown Davis. 0.4 mi. to pre-school, 0.9 mi. to elementary school. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage/recycling), gardener, and pool service. 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,

Lehigh Dr., Davis, May 2024 – negotiable

$3,600/mo. + cleaning deposit. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, single-story, modern style home. Open living, dining, and kitchen area with picture windows looking onto large, shaded back yard. Master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bath. Second bedroom with queen bed, and third bedroom with double (full) bed. TV. Wall heater, wood-burning fireplace, and wall air-conditioning unit. Laundry facilities (washer and dryer) located in garage and shared with the owner in adjacent house. Generously-sized, shaded gardens front and back. Backyard patio with BBQ and tables/seating for comfortable outdoor living. Easy, approx. 10 min. bike ride to center of UC Davis (approx. 1 mile). Two blocks to bus lines connecting to UC campus and the city. Shopping, schools, and downtown are all within easy biking and walking distance. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage), all utilities (gas, electricity), and internet/cable TV services. Some bikes available for tenant’s use. No smoking, no pets. Short- or long-term rental periods. Photos available upon request.

Fred, 530-219-0869,

Road 97, Davis, 6/1/24 - negotiable (6 mo. - 1 year lease preferred)

$3,000/mo. + security deposit and cleaning fee; all utilities included. One bedroom/1 bath country cottage just west of Davis in semi-rural area between Russell Blvd. and Covell Blvd. Cottage is located on a peaceful and beautiful 8.5-acre property where there is an adjacent main house, horse facilities, 3-acre almond orchard, and 30-tree fruit orchard. Built in 2006, cottage is 800 sq. ft. and in perfect condition. Cottage includes great room with elevated ceiling, dining area, wood fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, and one bedroom. Central heat and A/C; ceiling fans in great room and bedroom. Laundry facilities are on a covered, outside, back porch. Additional amenities include unlimited firewood, use of lap pool, fruit/nut tree harvests, and approx. 1/2 mile all-weather walking/running track around perimeter of property. Approx. 5.5 mi. (5 min. drive) from UC Davis and approx. 10 min. from downtown Davis. Owner pays for propane gas and electricity, internet/wifi, water, garbage, purified (RO) water, all gardening services, and pest control service. No smoking, pets negotiable. Not suitable for young children due to unfenced pool area. Photos available upon request.

Pam, 530-521-7491,

Vistosa St., Davis, 6/1/24 - 8/11/24

$4,000/mo. (negotiable) + security deposit; all utilities included. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath, two-story house in quiet East Davis neighborhood. House is spacious (approx. 2,200 sq. ft.) and full of light, with double high ceiling in living room and dining room. Stylish furniture with colorful accents. Large kitchen with breakfast bar. Laundry room with new washer and dryer. Wood floors downstairs, carpet upstairs. Central heat and A/C. Ceiling fans in each bedroom; 2 bedrooms have desks. Master bedroom has king bed and walk-in closet. Patio and BBQ. Fenced backyard with shade trees, lawn, and wooden play structure (two swings, slide, and climbing wall). Parking on driveway for 3 cars (garage to be used for owner’s storage). Easy 15-min. bike ride to UC Davis (approx. 3 mi.), UCD bus stop around corner from house. Close to elementary and junior high schools. 2-minute walk to park; two additional parks within 5-min. walk; greenbelt and walking paths. Nearby shopping mall (max. 5 min. walk) including Target and Starbucks, and other shopping areas within 1/2 mile of house. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage/recycling), gas, electricity, and high-speed internet. No smoking, no pets. No sub-leasing. Photos available upon request.

Magdalena,, or Pepiro,, 530-304-2809

12th St., Davis, 7/1/24 - 5/31/25 (negotiable)

$3,100/mo. + security deposit. Nicely furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, single story. Located in friendly neighborhood, within core area of Davis, on quiet, tree-lined street. Living room and kitchen/dinette open through glass doors onto a covered porch. The porch and separate office both face a well-maintained, spacious, and completely fenced back yard. Hardwood floors throughout house. Fireplace and TV. Bedrooms include 1 king bed and 2 twin beds. Washer and dryer in garage. Central heat and A/C, with ceiling fans in all rooms. Parking in 2-car garage or driveway; charging station for electric car. Fantastic location within convenient walking or biking distance to UC Davis (6 min. bike ride, approx.1 mi.) and elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Also close to community parks, downtown Davis, farmers market, grocery, county library, art center, and green belts. Bus stop 1/2 block away. Owner pays yard maintenance. Tenant pays city services (water, sewer, garbage/recycling), gas, electric (rooftop solar panels keep electric cost low), and TV, phone and internet. No smoking, pets negotiable. Photos available upon request.

Marlene, 510-549-6703,

Olive School Lane, Winters, 4/1/24 – negotiable (1 – 3 mo. lease preferred)

$3,000 + security deposit; all utilities included. Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath guesthouse, just 3.5 miles (10 min. drive) from charming town of Winters. Located at Villa De Nardi's lovely olive orchard, the poolside guesthouse sits in a Tuscany-like setting and is completely private and separate from the main villa. Hill-top location offers beautiful views from every room and from the large, private deck. Guesthouse is clean, modern, bright and airy. Small, well-equipped kitchen with two-burner electric stove, oven/microwave combo, small fridge/freezer, and various coffee makers. Large, rustic dining table with room for guests. Separate sitting room with desk and Smart TV. Two beautifully decorated bedrooms, one with organic cotton king bed, the other with queen bed; both bedrooms have large wardrobe closets. Roomy bathroom with double vanity and large rain shower. Mini-splits in each room provide heat and A/C. Washing machine and drying rack available. Outdoor gas BBQ. Pool is gated, shared with occupants of main villa, and heated seasonally by solar power. There is also a private outdoor rain shower, exclusively for the guesthouse. Parking for 2 cars. Approx. 20 min. by car to UC Davis. Owner pays gas and electric, fast-speed internet (StarLink), and weekly pool service. No smoking, no pets. Photos and more details available on Airbnb Link:

If you prefer to rent both the guesthouse and the villa (see separate listing), you will have a completely private retreat with your own pool—$5,800/month plus security deposit.

Michael, 916-719-8073,

Olive School Lane, Winters, 5/15/24 – 9/1/24 (1 – 3 mo. rental preferred)

$3,800/mo. + security deposit; all utilities included. 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath Mediterranean-style one-story house with amazing views, set in lovely olive orchard. Large great room with large TV/sitting area, 10-person rustic dining table, and brick fireplace. Full gourmet kitchen includes large stove, double refrigerator, large farmhouse sink plus prep sink, and counter with stool seating. Double French doors open onto covered patio. One bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with queen bed, each with window seat and plenty of closet space. Double sinks and large shower in main bathroom. Laundry/mudroom with washer and dryer, plus outside drying rack. Mini-splits in great room and bedrooms provide heat and A/C; 2 ceiling fans in great room. Beautiful covered patio with dining furniture, plus a breakfast patio. Garage and plenty of additional outside parking for 2 - 3 cars. Owner pays gas and electric, fast-speed internet (StarLink), and weekly pool service. No smoking, no pets. Photos and more details available on Airbnb Link:

If you prefer to rent both the guesthouse and the villa (see separate listing), you will have a completely private retreat with your own pool—$5,800/month plus security deposit.

Michael, 916-719-8073,

Harry Lorenzo Ave., Woodland, 2/1/24 - 6/30/24 (one month minimum)

$950/mo. + security deposit (plus cleaning fee for stays of 3 months or longer); short term rentals available for $125.00/night). Charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath, new apartment attached to front of owners’ house, in new east Woodland neighborhood. Totally private, with separate entrance; mailbox shared with owner. Bright living area with kitchenette along one wall. All new appliances, including full-size refrigerator, large microwave/convection oven, and portable two-burner cooktop; granite counter. Bedroom has full-size bed, desk, and closet. Attached bath with large marble shower. Laundry closet with stacked washer and dryer. TV with cable service if desired. Central heat and A/C. Wood-look laminate flooring except for carpet in bedroom. Unit has a small front porch with outdoor furniture, and gated side yard; BBQ if desired. 11 mi. (15 min. by car) to UC Davis, 11 mi. to Sacramento airport; 1 block to neighborhood park, 1 mi. to shopping area with grocery store. Owner pays city services (water, sewer, garbage) and utilities. Yard maintenance provided. Parking on street. No smoking, no pets. Photos available upon request.

Karyn, 510-414-5755,

Columbia Pl., Davis, 5/1/24 (negotiable) - 9/30/24 (negotiable)

$4,000/mo. + security deposit; utilities included. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, single story, mid-century modern home on quiet, friendly cul-de-sac. Living room has smart TV and wood stove, separate dining room. Recently remodeled kitchen has quartz countertops, colorful glass tiles, large island, 6 burner gas stove, large refrigerator, two sinks, and the tools for a gourmet cook. Primary bedroom has queen bed, walk-in closet, wood floor with handmade Afghan wool rug; attached bath with stone-tiled shower and bidet toilet. Also attached to primary bedroom is a sunroom with two-person hot tub, lounges and a collection of low-water plants. Two bedrooms, both with cork floors, are currently set up as offices; one has large picture window looking onto back yard, and the other has sliding glass door to herb garden. Those rooms (which could be converted to bedrooms upon request) plus a second bathroom, are off central hallway. A fourth bedroom is off the dining room, and has a queen-size Murphy bed and a mini-split HVAC. A fifth bedroom (plus part of garage) will be used for owners’ personal storage. Cork or hardwood floors in living areas. Central heat and A/C, ceiling fan in living room. Washer and dryer in attached garage, plus optional large outdoor clothesline. Outdoors are a concrete patio with lights, outdoor furniture and propane BBQ; another seating area with with wood-fired pizza oven; a large fountain with fish and waterlilies (which has been known to attract many birds), and a smaller fountain near the entry behind a handmade iron fence. Large, shady back yard, with drip irrigation system, has many fruit trees (grapefruit, orange, kumquat, lime, lemon, pomegranate, dwarf mulberry and persimmon) plus an abundance of flowers that attract hummingbird and native bees, and two areas for growing vegetables. Parking on driveway. 1 mile to UC Davis, 2 minute walk to bus stop, 0.3 mile to grocery. Owner pays utilities (water, sewer, garbage, recycling, internet, gas, and electric) and monthly house cleaning. No smoking. No subleasing. Pet negotiable (no cats). Photos available upon request.

Francesca, 530-220-4049,

Georgetown Pl. Davis, 6/15/24 - 7/31/24 (negotiable)

$4,900/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 all utilities (water, sewer, garbage, 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,

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