DragonsFyre: Carmel-by-the-Sea Zen fire garden

DragonsFyre - just 3 short blocks to beach or town
DragonsFyre - just 3 short blocks to beach or townRelaxing spa - best reached via the wooden bridge via the arched wooden bridgeRelax in the great room with raised ceilings and gas/wood burning fireplace.Spread out with friends and family. Enjoy the many Tibetan singing bowls.Enjoy the plasma HDTV and the warmth of the fireplace.Professional kitchen with Viking stove and all appliances.Dining area for six under Burmese paintingsKitchen table with seating for sixMaster with Posturpedic mattress and HDTVView of master bedroom with Burmese paintings.Ensuite master bedroom Jacuzzi - relax, you deserve it.Queen bedroom with dragon motifBedroom with two twins upstairsTeak furniture, stone patios, gas fire pit, pondGreat for relaxing under the oak treesDrako, the fire breathing dragon, is available at extra cost.DragonsFyre is softly floodlit at night.Carmel flagstone steps lead past the teak & stone benches and soothing fountainsThe sunken fire pit is superb for entertaining friends and family.Patio table seating for six under a shade umbrella.A stone buddha rests beside the Tree of Truth.Japanese tea ceremony gong amongst the many chimes.Patio seating with great room French doors and DragonFyre side gate to walkway.Dragon sculpture over waterfall and pond.
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From $250 / night

9 Lopez Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923
DragonsFyre: Carmel-by-the-Sea Zen fire garden
3 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $250 - $425
Per week: $1,750 - $3,775
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Carmel vacation home rental
It's a five minute stroll from DragonsFyre to the stunning Carmel Beach and downtown – both just three short blocks away. Cycle paths abound as do hidden beach pathways, foot bridges and cobblestone terraces for afternoon walks. Listen to the roar of the ocean in the near distance. Visit the owner's site to see a stunning 3D virtual tour of DragonsFyre in dappled sunlight and floodlit at night.

DragonsFyre is available weekly and monthly plus utilities, weekly cleanings and security deposits. DragonsFyre, an executive vacation rental, has a dog-friendly, fenced Zen fire garden with dragons. An outside hot and cold shower helps with sandy dogs, kids and surfers.

DragonsFyre sleeps six Guests in four beds - 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms on three floors.

Relax in the outdoor luxury spa with fountain and lights under a Zen pagoda. Enjoy drinks around the sunken gas fire pit with seating for ten. A waterfall gurgles above a koi pond. Small buddha gardens are spread out amongst seven reading benches of stone and teak. A carved wooden bridge arcs over a dragon's lair as a granite fountain gurgles nearby. The home, suitable for kids and teens, comes equipped with surf gear and bikes. The garage, driveway and street provides parking for three vehicles.

Architect Allan Turpin's classic eyebrow-windows frame DragonsFyre,cresting the quiet oak knoll of Lopez Avenue. With no through traffic, it's well suited for Guests seeking privacy or with children. A rear gate exits to the Jane Powers Walkway leading to Lopez Avenue and Palou Street.

Under moonlight, DragonsFyre glows softly amongst the bamboo hedges, Out front, sea logs abutt the street. A stone bowl carved with dragons, rests in the front garden alongside a historic gate with a goat bell and wrought iron ship's nails.

Stone steps lead past wrought iron railings which frame a flagstone entry way. A fountain gurgles beside stone and teak benches. An arched door opens onto the home's foyer and powder bathroom.

DragonsFyre boasts a compact chef's kitchen with Viking range, Sub Zero refrigerator and appliances. There's a BBQ in the rear garden for enthusiasts. The sunny breakfast nook has table seating for six.

The kitchen counter with stool has laptop power and telephone with international calling plan and wireless broadband. Cell coverage is good.

In the great room, there's a warming gas/wood burning fireplace. Raised ceilings with original artwork frame the house dragon perched on the rafters above. A love seat with an alpaca throw snuggles opposite the fireplace, 42' plasma HDTV and BluRay HD-DVD. There's a sofa for loungers and a big easy chair for chief executives.

The dining area seats six on a glass circular table. There's oak floors and rugs throughout the ground floor. On the way upstairs, Cuban canvases hang on the wooden stairwell. There's warm carpeting upstairs for the two Guest bedrooms and bathroom.

The master bedroom on the ground floor has a Tempur-Pedic deluxe queen mattress, a HDTV, four oversized windows, an ensuite Jacuzzi, a travertine glass shower, dual granite sinks and mirrors, a toilet room and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs, there's a bathroom with a glass and travertine shower and two Guest bedrooms. The queen Dragon room has two bedside tables, a small walk-in closet with clothes shelves, hangers and ironing facilities. Four windows open to the dragons and waterfall in the garden outside. The Savannah room, with ocean glimpses, boasts two twin beds, bedside table and shared light. African art adorns the walls and ceilings. A small walk-in closet has ironing facilities, clothes shelves and hangers.

The downstairs laundry room is adjacent to the single car garage which is available for Guest use due to owner storage.

For Guests with infants, even with the koi pond's wrought iron railings, garden supervision of all children is still required.
Area Information
Golf Venues near Carmel in Monterey County
There are approximately 24 golf courses in Monterey County of which 17 are open to the public.

Here's a brief list of the major golf venues:

Bayonet & Black Horse, Seaside, CA USA
Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course, Carmel, CA USA
Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, CA USA
Golf Club at Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA USA
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey, CA USA
Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, CA USA
Pacific Grove Golf Links, Pacific Grove, CA USA
Pasadera Country Club, Monterey, CA USA
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA USA
Peter Hay Par Three, Pebble Beach, CA USA
Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA USA
Rancho Cañada Golf Club, Carmel, CA USA

About the owner

Owner Profile

Paul Falworth

Paul Falworth

Paul Falworth

  • About:

    DragonsFyre is my personal retreat to recharge my karma. I love walking my Siberian Husky and enjoying the fresh ocean air in Carmel. There's no better place.

    DragonsFyre showcases my travels in Tibet, Nepal, Japan, India and throughout South East Asia with my collection of dragons - sculptures,...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 13 2017 Feb 28 2017 - - $1,750 $9,850 1 Week
Mar 01 2017 Mar 06 2019 $250 $250 $2,825 - 5 Nights
Mar 13 2017 Mar 22 2019 $250 $250 $2,825 - 4 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Apr 29 2017 $250 $250 $2,750 $9,600 4 Nights
Apr 30 2017 May 03 2017 $400 - $2,825 $9,850 4 Nights
May 08 2017 May 31 2019 - - $2,825 - 1 Week
Jun 01 2017 Jun 29 2017 $425 $425 $2,975 $10,350 5 Nights
Jun 30 2017 Jul 28 2017 - - - $11,850 1 Month
Aug 01 2017 Aug 30 2017 - - - $11,600 1 Month
Aug 01 2017 Aug 29 2017 - - - $11,850 1 Month
Sep 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 - - - $10,350 1 Month
Sep 01 2017 Sep 29 2017 - - $2,975 $10,350 1 Week
Oct 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 - - $2,825 $9,850 1 Week
Oct 02 2017 Oct 31 2017 - - $2,825 $9,850 1 Week
Nov 01 2017 Nov 19 2017 $300 $300 $2,000 $9,600 5 Nights
Nov 01 2017 Nov 18 2017 - - $2,825 $9,850 1 Week
Nov 19 2017 Nov 26 2017 - - $3,725 - 1 Week
Nov 20 2017 Nov 27 2017 - - $3,725 - 1 Week
Nov 27 2017 Dec 16 2017 - - $2,750 $9,600 1 Week
Nov 28 2017 Dec 18 2017 - - $2,825 $9,850 1 Week
Dec 17 2017 Dec 26 2017 - - $3,725 - 1 Week
Dec 19 2017 Dec 26 2017 - - $3,725 - 1 Week
Dec 27 2017 Jan 03 2018 - - $3,725 - 1 Week
Dec 27 2017 Jan 02 2018 - - $3,775 - 6 Nights
Jan 04 2018 Feb 04 2018 $250 $250 $2,275 $9,850 3 Nights
Feb 05 2018 Feb 12 2018 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $750 Security deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: $320 departure cleaning fee + $80 per additional week $79 accidental damage policy from CSA



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Your well behaved canines are most welcome. They will enjoy the fenced rear garden as well as the many walks to town and quick stroll to the off-leash beach.

Luxury spa under a Japanese wooden gazebo - relax in peace!
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1 review
Kaaren Weyland

Memorial Stay

Kaaren Weyland

Louisville, KY USA

Memorial Stay

June 11, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Dragonsfyre. It was a lovely home in a perfect location to walk to downtown Carmel and to the beach! The home is perfectly maintained with everything you need to feel right at home. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of spices, pots, pans and cooking essentials. I really appreciated that since I love to cook for my family and friends. The hot tub was fabulous with lots of heat and great jets. The ambiance outdoors was just as pictured and was so inviting. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a perfect vacation in Carmel.

Paul Falworth

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a wonderful time at DragonsFyre. Come back soon!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Paul, we had a wonderful time at your spot! Drako was a hit! We walked to dinner and the beach every day, the weather was fabulous the whole week-played lots of golf and were so happy to come home to a truly comfortable house! Your back yard is really well done and beautiful!! Backyard-grill, hot tub and fire pit! Loads of fun!! Thanks again Paul! Hopefully we will be back at DragonsFyre again!!" JS

"We loved the firepit and the hot tub and appreciated the awesome wifi and well stocked kitchen. Great location and neighborhood, only five minutes from the beach." JT

"We had a great stay and would love to return - you had everything we needed even for a 2yr old." EH

"We had a lovely time at DragonsFyre. It was the highlight of our travels. We would love to return sometime!" JW

"Your home is elegant, comfortable and conveniently located near every place we wanted to go. We loved it! I absolutely adored your garden. Such a lovely and relaxing place! Thank you so much!" BF

"Thank you very much Paul. We had a great time! We look forward to coming back. :-)" JL

"We were pleasantly surprised with the amenities and the ease in getting around Carmel and to Pebble Beach. When a home is lovingly maintained, it shows. Thank you!!!" SP

"We loved the house and location. Thank you for sharing your home!!" AN

"Thank you for such adn easy, pleasant rental experience and for sharing your lovely home – we indeed had a wonderful time at DragonsFyre and would definitely stay again when we get the chance to return to the area. The ogs were in heaven on the beaches and loved your comfy home to rest up in and be ready for the next day!" LL

"We had a fantastic stay and we really appreciated the house. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. It's a remarkable and wonderful rental. We appreciated being able to share it." GP

"Thanks Paul so much, we love DragonsFyre, it is truly a peaceful and beautiful home. Also enjoyed meeting the gardeners and pool serviceman, they were very pleasant. My husband wants the hot tub for his own, it's a beauty. We came home rested and refreshed. We will certainly return. Looking forward to our next trip." LG

"We sure had a really good time there and we will return in the future. We enjoyed the home and Buffie my older dog loved to watch the fishes. She never saw one before. The weather was just perfect." JAH

"Paul, it was great staying at your home in Carmel. It was even nicer than expected!" JD

"The house is fabulous and we are enjoying it so much. Your thoughtful attention to every detail is so appreciated. The dragons and all the artwork are just perfect!" EW

"We LOVED our time at DragonsFyre last week! It was actually very sad to leave your beautiful home and go back to our routines at work. We commented throughout our stay about the thoughtfulness and creativity and spirituality of your decorating and design. Everything was absolutely perfect and we all agreed that a DragonsFyre vacation will become a family tradition." MB

"Beautiful home and property! We had a great time at DragonsFyre. And perfectly located. You've done an excellent job making the home so renter friendly, with clear process and instructions. We especially enjoyed the landscaped backyard and fire pit. We hope to return! Thanks!" LG

"You have a beautiful home in a very convenient location. We walked to beach and town everyday. We took care of your place like it was our own, just like we would want others to take care of ours. Thank you again and I look forward to returning. ;)" JH

"We have been reliving our wonderful time in Carmel and stay in your home, 'DragonsFyre'. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We have been raving about your home to our family and friends since returning. We took delight in discovering the many interesting and unique items of décor in every room as well as outdoors. There was always something new to appreciate. We found your thorough description, many photos, and other detailed information in your package and agreement to be very helpful. We also appreciated the many extra, "luxe" touches that were unexpected such as cozy bathrobes, high quality linens and comfortable bed, cedar dresser drawers, bouquet of roses and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. These certainly help renters feel like privileged guests! The location of your home is so ideal - close to downtown and the ocean. And it was so quiet!! Living on a country property, we are accustomed to total silence and are often bothered by town/city noises. Not so in your neighbourhood! "KW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is DragonsFyre so special?
A: Carmel-by-the-Sea Rentals promotes the dog-friendly vacation rental of DragonsFyre, a sanctuary for those that enjoy friends and family. Soak in the Zen fire garden's spa and reconnect with your inner karma. Take the dog for a quick latté at the many Carmel coffee shops. Or stroll the secret surfer's path and go barefoot on Carmel's white sand, dog-friendly beach.
Q: Is DragonsFyre near the town and beach?
A: DragonsFyre, centrally-located, lies equidistant from Carmel's world-famous restaurants and galleries, and its stunning beach. Located on the crest of Lopez Avenue amongst picturesque oaks, it's adjacent to the Jane Powers Walkway for superb access. DragonsFyre's rear gate leads to paths, pedestrian bridges and walkways best explored on the way to town - just five minutes away. Walk to the 17 Mile Drive gate and Pebble Beach in under three minutes.
Q: How many dragons are there on the DragonsFyre property?
A: Two whiskered Chinese dragons guard DragonsFyre from under the home's front eves. High in their perch, these wise and protective dragons peer out to the sea night and day. During your stay, rest assured that they'll also be watching over you and your family.

Drako, the fire breathing dragon, clings atop the drip waterfall in the rear grounds. Perched on a mighty rock pinnacle, he savors his might protecting the water cave. Drako guards a 50 lb banalinga nest egg hidden under the arched wooden bridge. Be careful! Drako breathes fire whenever he wants. Don't get too close or you may end up toast!

Kyota, a young dragoness adopted from Kyoto, Japan, has a broken horn. So shy she won't let us snap a photo - she needs your love as her horn grows stronger. She perches near the fire pit.

It's rumored that a large purple dragon lives hidden by the north roof line of DragonsFyre. Seen just once, purple dragons are the most mystical of all creatures. When you least expect it, they'll whisper a secret that will change your life. Listen well, especially at night, when you can hear the waves roll onto the sandy Carmel beach.

As you relax on the many benches nestled on DragonsFyre's grounds, many nooks and crannies have dragon inscriptions and carvings.

A cave dragon possibly resides within Drako's lair, perched behind one of the many boulders. Megladon teeth litter the walls and stone ledges, leftovers from this sharp-clawed beast. Please do not explore the water cave!

A number of nesting dragons, unseen for the most part, live below the house in sand dens. And high atop the pine in the back garden, a lone dragon sits so hidden, it's just a rumor. Smaller dragons bashful amongst the bamboo grove that rings the grounds, may at times be glimpsed, sometimes by just their tail, during the full moon.

Please do not feed the dragons. They all prefer incense.

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  • About:

    DragonsFyre is my personal retreat to recharge my karma. I love walking my Siberian Husky and enjoying the fresh ocean air in Carmel. There's no better place.

    DragonsFyre showcases my travels in Tibet, Nepal, Japan, India and throughout South East Asia with my collection of dragons - sculptures,...
  • View full profile