The Great Escape

in Marengo

from $869
per night
Car parks
 4.6/5 (15 Reviews)


*** Newly renovated property*** Enjoy your time at The Great Escape, now ready for summer with newly renovated bathrooms, kitchen and living spaces. Completed with a new bar area to fulfill all your needs.


Please Note: The owners have gone to great lenghts to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Please treat the property/contents with respect.

Wow, the name says it all. Nestled on a one acre block, situated between the beautiful townships of Apollo Bay and Marengo this property has it all. Beautifully presented, the owners have extended themselves in ensuring their guests have all the comforts you would expect on your well-earned break. From providing condiments and premium toiletries for guest use and ensuring all the other comforts/necessities are available to ensure a memorable holiday that you will long remember. Just a short 600 metre walk will see you on the Marengo beach where you can indulge your passion for swimming, fishing or just relaxing on the pristine beach. There is also the possibility to fly in/fly out as the property is located within close proximity to the Apollo Bay Airport.

The property is presented over 2 levels. The ground floor consists of a large open plan kitchen area with Miele & Ilve appliances, 2 x coffee machines (nespresso pods), reverse cycle air con, massive 3 metre long blackbutt table with seating for 16 people complete with living area with large wall mounted TV, which leads off to a large deck area with BBQ & Seating

This level also provides 2 bedrooms (1 x queen & 1 x queen), 2 bathrooms (1 x shower, toilet & vanity & 1 x shower, bath, toilet & vanity), separate laundry with front loader washing machine, dryer, 3rd large fridge with separate freezer & separate utilities room.

Want more, the ground floor also provides another wing featuring 2nd kitchen, large living area with 8-seater couch and chaise & additional seating available if required, 65 wall mounted LCD, DVD, free Wifi, Foxtel (premium package), Netfix, games, books, internal wall mounted gas log fire, split-system air conditioning, the list goes on. There is also a professional poker table with 6 chairs, together with a premium poker chip set and Bocci set to test your skill. There is also 2nd bedroom ( 1 x queen) that leads off from the 2nd kitchen area.

The 1st level provides the main bedroom with super king bed (large room) with 3rd bathroom (ensuite) with shower, toilet and vanity) with a further 3 bedrooms (1 x 2 tri-bunks, 2 x singles & 1 x queen)

With the addition of two outdoor areas and a massive front and rear yard there is plenty of room for all the whole family(s) to enjoy.

We would love to welcome you to The Great Escape on your next Holiday in beautiful Apollo Bay.

Free Wifi- (Please note that free to air TV is not available, please use streaming services)

Strict No Party Policy (schoolies, hens, bucks etc) See terms and conditions

Linen Provided

Not pet friendly

Please Note: The owners have gone to great lenghts to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. Please treat the property/contents with respect.

Forced move in days may apply over peak times. See terms and conditions


Air Conditioning
Washing Machine

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Bed Makes
Big Screen TV
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Machine
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Furniture Outdoor
High Chair
Hot Water
Iron and Board
Microwave Oven
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • King Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Tri Bunk Bed x 2
Room 4
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 5
  • Single Bed x 2
Room 6
  • Queen Bed x 1


27 Ocean Park Drive, Marengo



 4.6/5 (15 Reviews)

Great place for multiple families.

Kim P - 24th March 2024

We had great experience at The Great Escape. The place is clean, kitchen is well equipped. There is enough space for big groups. Service is good. The host responded to our request/questions quickly. Thank you for making our family trip a remarkable one. We will definitely come back.

Reply 26th March 2024

We love your review, Kim! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us. We take pride in providing a clean and tidy environment, and we are glad to know you were satisfied. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Great for families

Jo & - 12th April 2023

We've been 3 years in a row now for Easter and as a group of 4 families, this house accommodates us perfectly. Two living areas is great for us as we find the teenage kids now want their own space. Kitchen is well stocked, couches are comfy and we find it very easy to relax here. Having a firepit and chairs this year was a welcome addition. A koala sighting in the front yard was the icing on the cake. We love it here.

Reply 30th June 2023

Hi Jo & Mark, thank you for your loyalty. Your review means a lot to us. It has been an absolute pleasure hosting and serving you!

amazing stay

James A - 8th July 2022

Such an amazing place, so much room for everyone, large front and back yard to enjoy. great view from the upstairs balcony. Will be staying here again, would recommend to everyone. Thankyou

Perfect for families

Jo & - 18th April 2022

We love this house, our 2nd year staying with 4 families in total. Great layout for a large group and caters for adults and kids alike. Kitchen has everything you need including the all important coffee machine. We love the big living room, poker table and karaoke machine which comes in perfectly for our girls vs boys trivia night. We love the land around the house, with heaps of space for the kids to play. The verandah is great and we love the addition of chairs and tables.

Stunning house

Margaret B - 15th February 2022

Very spacious , beautiful interior and excellent surrounding gardens

Stunning house

Margaret B - 15th February 2022

Very spacious , beautiful interior and excellent surrounding gardens

Not quite up to standard but a great space for all the family

Rebekah C - 15th January 2022

It was a good space, plenty of room for all of us and a great location. It wasn't very clean on arrival though, it had hardly been vacuumed in the bathrooms and toilets and there was a lot of stuff cluttered in the laundry and in different corners of the house which made it feel messy. Also found something very gross left in a cupboard. A few things were falling apart that could do with some TLC like the clothes line falling over and balcony screen coming off. But still an enjoyable stay overall

This house has everything!

Paul D - 12th December 2021

Plenty of room for our extended family for an early Xmas catch-up. Plenty of beds and bathrooms. Lovely comfortable outdoor furniture for a large group. Peaceful quiet location, comfortable walking distance to the beach. Would recommend. No shortage of anything!

House, fascilities and location

Samitha D - 11th February 2021

The house was in very good condition, clean, well arranged and ready to be occupied. All cutlery, crockery and glasses etc were in abundance. The house itself was very modern and good appliances. Enjoyed the stay very much. Only suggestions of improvements would be to get better ventilation to the middle room in the attic as this feels stuffy and no air movement. Also there is no direct access to a toilet from the three rooms upstairs. May be the ensuite could be made accessible directly.

The Great Escape

QTTQ - 10th March 2020

Thank you for a lovely spacious place for our family get away over the long weekend. The kids loved playing every day with the friend neighbours dog Blake. The amenities were quite extensive including chopsticks. There were dish washing tablets but no dish washing liquid or sponge. As mentioned from previous guests there is no toilet for the upstairs room so was a slight inconvenience to those who stayed in those rooms. No major issues and wood gladly recommend this place and hopefully come back in the near future. Thank you

Space for everyone and a quiet location

Joan - 25th January 2020

We all enjoyed our week's holiday at the Great Escape being a family group of 12 we had plenty of space both inside and out. A family of four joined us for 2 nights and all seven children aged 11 to 3 had a fantastic time playing outside in the expansive backyard. The house was spotless and had a well equipped kitchen and an excellent BBQ. Lovely quiet street with visiting parrots and koalas. Overall it really was a Great Escape !

Great place for a big family

EV77 - 16th January 2020

This house accommodated our extended family of 15 in comfort. It was spotless and well presented. Set on a large block within walking distance to the beach it's an ideal place to escape. A few minor cons: a couple lights didn't work so we had to rely on lamps. There wasn't adequate storage for clothes in all of the bedrooms. Some extra wall hooks and side tables would have been appreciated. Also the lack of bathroom facilitates upstairs was a bit inconvenient but manageable. Everybody enjoyed their stay and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again!

Stunning property

Mariam - 22nd July 2019

We had a group of father and son, total of 11 men, they truly loved it, the property had everything.

Well equipped property

Enayet - 15th July 2019

Best accommodation we ever booked. Very well equipped including wifi, netflix, foxtel. The kitchen, living and dining are very spacious. Everything is neat and clean. We will happily recommend others.


Sandra - 6th June 2019

Was a great holiday home for the whole family to enjoy, so much room for the kids to play both inside and outside. Perfect loved it.