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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.


My husband and I have just had 3 nights at Castro House ... having stumbled on this piece of paradise for the last part of our 4 week trip around the US ... a great way to finish! The recently renovated Castro House has been masterfully and tastefully done. The fittings, appliances and colour scheme are so complimentary and relaxing. Our days have been filled with beach walks, bicycle rides, SUP boarding, local coffees, beers and eateries ... all in walking distance from the Castro House. Jess was amazingly generous and hospitable .. wine and chocolates on arrival ... and a late check-out to co-incide with our departing flight from LA. You are a true gem Jess and I hope to be back!!
Mark & Anne, Kenna Australia