The Historic Homes & Hidden Treasures of Capistrano Beach

Visit the charming tree-lined streets of Capistrano Beach and six of its historic homes and gardens. You will go behind the gates and through private doors and into hidden gardens for special views of these lovely homes treasured by their owners.

     The famous Doheny Cottage and Gep’s Folly, built by the well-known antiquarian Gep Durenberger and now owned by a proprietor of Whim in San Juan Capistrano, are both open for the tour — a truly wonderful treat to walk through the delightful garden and into these two unique and lavishly furnished and decorated homes.

Doheny HouseOther homes and gardens on the tour will showcase restored and remodeled homes and included in the tour is a stroll through the gardens of the very special Doheny House #1 on the palisade with its striking view of the coast and houses below. Docents along the way will inform you of items of interest in the houses.

Refreshments will be served at an afternoon reception at one of the homes. The Tour is self-driving so you may proceed at your own pace once you have registered at Tour Headquarters. Further information about the Tour and directions will be sent to all ticket buyers. Order tickets with the form below:

Click here to download and print: Ticket order form 2015

If you are interested in sponsoring this event through either an in-kind donation or cash donation, please go here to view sponsorship opportunities and to download and print the form: Sponsorship Form 2015

Home Tour Golden Sponsors, left to right:  Fred and Karen Scuncio; Anna Brace and David Brow; Patricia O’Keefe and Andy Smakula; Eric Guenther, host; and Karen and Steven Abraham. Joyce and Dean Clark were away on vacation.

Home Tour Golden Sponsors, left to right: Fred and Karen Scuncio; Anna Brace and David Brow; Patricia O’Keefe and Andy Smakula; Eric Guenther, host; and Karen and Steven Abraham. Joyce and Dean Clark were away on vacation.