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Historic Home Carpinteria Vacation Rental The Castro House-1

Originally built in 1902 by a banker W.D. Isendburg. Simeon F. Shepard purchased the house for his family, leaving it to his daughter Isabel Shepard. Isabel married Fran Castro and since the inheritence of the house and their union, it has been known as The Castro House.

The Castro House originally was set on the corner of Maple Ave and Carpinteria Ave, were the 76 Gas Station now stands. It was moved to where it stands now (one lot south over) in 1949.

About The Castro House Now

Historic Home Carpinteria Vacation Rental The Castro House-2

After 112 years, this old house received it's first face lift with a new roof, new rain gutters and a gorgeous paint job that we hope will last another 112 years.

Specs on Our Vacation Rental:

  • Size: 900 sq ft
  • Stairs: the upstairs private unit makes our temporary living space ideal for the longer than usual vacation.
  • Rooms: The one bedroom was recently renovated with fabulous upgrades. This gorgeous, bright and fully furnished, boasts a full kitchen with perfect mountain views while grilling on the outdoor balcony. Offering all that you could want with loaner beach gear including SUP's, free Wifi, and the ability to sleep up to 6 guests.


"Carpinteria is a lovely seaside town close to Santa Barbara, and the house is well positioned for all the amenities. Despite being downtown it is quiet and relaxed, and easy to make day trips to the sea, hills or nearby Santa Barbara. The house itself is above a couple small businesses and is comfortable and well equipped. Jess the property manager is great, really responsive and helpful at all times. Works well for a few day getaway, would definitely recommend this (and it allows dogs which was key for us).
Sinclair Vass, San Jose California