Destination guide

The natural setting of Descanso is ready to explore

Learn about the unique charm of Descanso with a stay in a holiday home rental. This romantic city attracts visitors thanks to its shopping and restaurants. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Descanso

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Descanso a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • California Wolf Center (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Smith Ranch (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Menghini Winery (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)
  • Mt. Woodson Golf Club (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Boomers El Cajon (20.5 mi / 32.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Descanso

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Descanso is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Cuyamaca (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Inaja Memorial Park (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Descanso

Fly into San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), the closest airport, located 20.8 mi (33.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 30.4 mi (49 km) away.

Where to stay near Descanso?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 107 holiday rentals near Descanso. From 47 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Descanso for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Descanso?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Descanso:

  • Mount Helix: 164 holiday homes
  • San Diego Country Estates: 16 holiday homes
  • San Pasqual Valley: 21 holiday homes
  • San Carlos: 18 holiday homes
  • Rolando Village: 26 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Descanso?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Descanso. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lake Cuyamaca: 74 holiday rentals
  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 105 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,502 holiday rentals
  • Tijuana Wax Museum: 323 holiday rentals
  • Orfila Vineyard and Winery: 1,924 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Descanso listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Descanso?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 47 Houses in Descanso. Our other popular types of Descanso holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 31 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 31 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Descanso?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 19 holiday homes with pool available in Descanso. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.