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Home Away from Home!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Furnished home, newly updated, available for short term rental. Ideally suited for visiting university professors or short term executive stays. Located in North Davis near the University and within walking distance to shops, bus route, parks, and green belt.

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, open plan living/dining, wireless internet connection, cable television, two car garage, on pleasant corner lot. For availability and terms, please contact Valerie Garforth by phone or e-mail.

Keywords: House

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My folks and their friends had a glorious time in Davis. Your home has proven to be very comfortable option for everyone involved. It might be a little too comfortable as my dad repeatedly said that they should stay for 2 or 3 months next time around.
Jan 2010
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Covell Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite to master bedroom, hairdryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom, includes hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) baby travel crib, additional mattress
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Dishwasher, 1 Ensuite Bathroom


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Home Away from Home!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews

Great place to stay in Davis CA

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay was the third time we have rented this home. We have been quite happy each time to have such nice home away from home when visiting family. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals. The house is clean and very comfortable, with a nice backyard patio and gas grill (which was in need of a cleaning this time). The location is perfect, near the downtown by car or on foot. We consider this our Davis "home base" and plan to return on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Perfect place for our family

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Valerie's home in Davis. It was perfect for our family, with two small children. The house was immaculate - clean and tidy - and the kitchen was better stocked than my own! The location was perfect too, with easy walking access to the green belt (where there were many playgrounds to discover). The neighbourhood was quiet and an easy drive or walk to the University campus. Valerie was really quick to respond to any queries. If our travels take us to Davis again, we will definitely be looking for this house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Sarah - I am glad that the house worked so well for your family and that you enjoyed your stay in Davis!
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Tranquil neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for our family to stay while in Davis for our daughter's graduation. It is in a tranquil leafy neighborhood not far from all the action of campus and town, actually a straight shot down Anderson Rd from where the grad ceremonies take place. (But far enough away from noisy student housing!) The house is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. The house has an open floor plan, and nice little garden in the back. I would have to say that the beds are just ok. The owner was responsive and informative. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely house in Davis. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments - we are so glad the house worked out well as a quiet and restful place for your family to stay during your daughter's graduation.
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Perfect for three friends/family

  • 5 of 5

Just rented the house for the weekend with my niece and her best friend. We had the perfect time. Shopped Whole Foods for groceries. Cooked, sat in the yard and visited for hours!!!! Walked the Arboretum in Davis, went to the Saturday Farmers Market (fabulous) and had breakfast at Crepeville. Had a massage at Massage Envy (remarkable for all of us). All of this was within driving distance (short drives). The perfect and comfortable (house) get away. We are talking about next year already. The owner answered e mails promptly and really gave us all the info we needed. Thank you V.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for a week while visiting family and sightseeing. We had my mom and aunt traveling with us and the house was perfect for the four of us. The house is set up with the master bedroom on one side of the living area and two bedrooms on the other side. The two bedrooms are at each end of a hallway with a bathroom and laundry room in between. This arrangment gave each of us plenty of privacy. The neighborhood is lovely and quiet, very convenient to downtown and other amenities, and the greenbelt is accessible at the end of the street. The living area is larger than it looks in the pictures, comfortably furnished, and we had plenty of room to spread out. The backyard is lovely and the master bedroom has a private enclosed patio as well. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a large island with plenty of space for preparing food. Valerie was wonderful to work with, very responsive, and made sure we had everything we needed. We loved our stay here and would definitely return. We recommend the Farmer's Market, the arboretum on the UC-Davis campus, the Artery (artists coop downtown), and the following restaurants: Seasons, Burgers and Brew, and Cafe Bernardo for breakfast.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Cathy, for this nice review, which will be very helpful to others. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in our house. We look forward to welcoming you again next time!
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Nice house, but you should have a car.

  • 4 of 5

We are a group of folks who lived in Davis previously and were back in town for the wedding of two friends. The house suited us well- we walked in and gasped with pleasure at both the size and beauty of the main living quarters. The kitchen was a delightful surprise- there were even cupcake pans! We had everything we needed to cook full meals. The fridge even had condiments. Everything was perfectly clean.

One thing to think about: the house is super echo-y. We had two babies in our group, and once they woke up, everyone was up, because the house is in no way sound-proof. Also, the second bathroom is IN the master, and there is no separation of shower/sink and bedroom, which I'm not sure was in the description? It made shower time slightly awkward for our group. Also, the dryer wasn't working when we stayed here, so there was a bit of "oh, is that your underpants on the clothesline?". But it was ok.

You will need a car if you rent this house. SaveMart is not too terribly far, but it's far enough that you won't want to walk.

Overall I do recommend this house. The backyard is nice, the location is ok, and the house itself is well-maintained and lovely.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. To respond to your specific comments: the house is located about 1 1/2 to 2 miles from Downtown Davis. It is within easy walking and cycling distance from the Green Belt, the Market Shoppes (Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, coffee shop, Jamba Juice, nail salon etc.) and close to the bus route to downtown. People who want to be downtown usually ask and can decide whether to rent or not. Most people do have a car and the house has a two-car garage. We let people know that the master bedroom has a queen sized bed and en suite bathroom and would be suitable for a couple. There is a hall bathroom for guests using the other two bedrooms. The problem with the dryer is recent and will be fixed: there is an aerial drying rack in the laundry and we like to dry our clothes on the outside line! I hope this is helpful!
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Car: recommended

In North Davis, close to the North Star Park, UC Davis. the Market Place Shoppes and the Davis Green Belt.


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Cleaning fee $150

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