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DragonsFyre: Carmel-by-the-Sea rental, Zen fire garden, pond, waterfall, dog OK

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

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 website 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 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 is suitable for kids and teens. The, driveway and street provides parking for two 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. 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 opens to the single car garage. For Guests with infants, even with the koi pond's wrought iron railings, garden supervision of all children is still required.

Golf Venues near Carme 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

More Details

Paul, Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Paul, Owner

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.

Paul, Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why Paul, Owner chose California

DragonsFyre showcases my travels in Tibet, Nepal, Japan, India and throughout South East Asia with my collection of dragons - sculptures, paintings & carvings. This nestled amongst the oak trees is within quick walking distance of the beach & town.

What makes this house unique

With the luxury spa under a Japanese pagoda, you can soothe away your aches. Peace at last amongst a serene setting in the rear garden with waterfall, pond and even an arched wooden bridge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The entire family, dogs and all had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. We look forward to our next trip and staying at your home if possible. I would recommend it to any of my friends that are looking to have a relaxing time in Carmel."
Apr 2010
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Northwest Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Twin sink and walk-in closet
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Foyer half bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom with jacuzzi
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with cable HDTV, dual bathroom sinks, toilet room, shower, Jacuzzi and walk in closet.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

DragonsFyre: Carmel-by-the-Sea rental, Zen fire garden, pond, waterfall, dog OK
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Absolutely lovely !

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our week stay at DragonsFyre . Paul's home was the perfect location

for us. We were able to walk down to the beach everyday and to restaurants in Carmel easily. The location is perfect. DragonsFyre is so clean and well kept and stocked with everything from linens to kitchen needs. . We had coffee every morning on Paul's magical back patio area and enjoyed his fire pit nightly it was relaxing and peaceful. We are now spoiled and will only hope to have the opportunity to always have our Carmel getaway in this lovely home. Thank you for the lovely vase of flowers Paul upon our arrival.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you had a wonderful time. Come back soon and relax in the hot tub as well!
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Gem tucked in the heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea

  • 5 of 5

We rented Dragons Fyre for the week of the Pebble Beach Pro Am! What a great choice. Location was perfect, we were able to walk to the beach, shops & restaurants (lots of nice hills to push our stroller around!!) and onto the 10th fairway access during the golf tournament. Beds were comfy & linens were great! Perk to have laundry facilities in the home. Kitchen was fully equipped. THE BACKYARD IS AWESOME! We wished it hadn't rained 5 of our 7 days there so we could have used it more than one evening, but even in the stormy weather, Carmel is beautiful. Our kids loved the twin beds & sharing a room with the decorative lizards (!!!), too.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a wonderful time @ Next time, we'll get Drako, the fire-breathing dragon perched on the waterfall, to huff & puff for you. Come back soon. Best, Paul Owner
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Perfect for our needs while in Cali

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property while in Cali to run the Big Sur Marathon. Nice walk to the shops and ocean. I did feel all the extra charges were a bit over kill, BUT, I was pleased with the details of cleanliness in this property. There was no doubt that this home is well cared for and every detail was thought of for our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you had a great time during your stay in DragonsFyre. And thank you for conserving gas and electricity, hence the list of utilities (all billed at cost) which resulted in a refund to you. Hope to see you next year.
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Highly reccomend this home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented DragonsFyre this year and truly enjoyed our time there. The exterior gardens and plantings are very well done-wonderful back yard with hot tub, gas grill, fire pit (wood provided), very cool zen décor AND a fire breathing dragon!

Easy walking to both the ocean and town-walked to and from dinner each night. The inside was very clean and the beds comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with all dinner/cookware. The owner is a seasoned renter with many notes posted to help with any questions and there is a manager that was excellent. We would definitely recommend this home. This is our first time not renting on the ocean as this year we could only come for a week-it was very nice being in the cute little neighborhood-very nice neighbors across the street-didn't miss the beach and cars parked in front of our house all day everyday.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, luxurious property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here prior to the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament. We didn't need our car the entire time. Everday we walked down to the beach and over to the village for newspapers, restaurants, and site-seeing. The kitchen is well appointment and all the appliances were easy to use. The backyard and spa were wonderful. We'll be back again. We've rested lots of vacation homes through the years and this is by far one of our favorites.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Compare

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Dragonsfyre in May 2009. Not a week goes by that our children and my mother in law do not mention the joyful time we spent there. The house is fabulous, immaculate, well stocked with items one needs on a daily basis and the description pales to describe how peaceful and relaxing the home is. The beds are exceptionally comfortable, the electronic equipment is state of the art, and the gas/wood fireplace was so beautiful, we often dozed in front of the fire. The beach is just blocks away and the owner has anticipated one's every need. The neighbors are absolutely unintrusive. The house is both luxurious and welcoming to a family. We would recommend this spot to anyone. It is close to Carmel, the eateries, shopping, the beach and every local attractions. The kitchen facilities inspire one to bake and cook! The only thing that was a bit negative about our stay was the high clorine smell of the jacuzzi. A small price to pay for a very clean jacuzzi. We would love to return multiple times a year. It is money well spent. It cost less to rent the house, and all its charm, than a less than comporable hotel for over 4 people for the same duration. The owner graciously provided kites, boggie boards, small wetsuits and lots of surprise items that delighted our children, and ourselves. Furthermore, the service was outstanding. I was in a panic when I left my wedding ring behind, I contacted the owner, and he was kind enough to go out and fed. ex. it to me the very next day.We traveled with small children and the house. We arrived late and had difficulty accessing the house. Staff graciously came out and assisted us in the late hours of the evening. This is a vacation spot that should not be passed up!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Car: not necessary

Zen fire garden.

Sunken gas fire pit - great for enjoying drinks with friends & family.

Pond, waterfall and water cave.

Rear garden flagstone patio; Chef's gas BBQ.

Buddha prayer fountain and arched wooden bridge.

Over 100 garden and house sculptures.

Complimentary for Guests:

Oversized golf umbrellas for mist walks.

Centrally located for Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Drive & Big Sur.

Walk to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 7 minutes.

Excellent for Concours d'Elegance, Carmel Bach Festival, Monterey Aquarium and Laguna Seca Raceway.


Rates & Availability

Northwest Carmel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 29 2017
28 night minimum stay
September 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Sept
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanks 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
December 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 12-28 2018
Feb 13 2018 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
August 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
October 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
December 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $750
House cleaning per week $350

A rental agreement with the owner is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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