You might also check http://www.vrbo.com , check Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Meadow Vista, Loomis some may be open to long rental, since vacation rentals are slow in these times.
1. Call a property management company (or 5) and see if they have anything like that already available.
2. Use an MLS search system and peruse homes that are advertised as owner financing or lease-to-own available. These types of sellers might be more flexible and willing to rent to you for a year.