Villa Zara

in Marengo

from $324
per night
Car parks
 4.57/5 (12 Reviews)


Welcome to Villa Zara. This property has been recently tastefully renovated with guest comfort in mind.


This property has been recently tastefully renovated with guest comfort in mind. The property is located in the beautiful hamlet of Marengo, within a short walk to the pristine Marengo beach.

Located just a short 4 minute drive to Apollo Bay or if you prefer, why not take the more leisurely, scenic 2.9 km walk along the walking track that meanders beside the ocean from Marengo to Apollo Bay. For those who are adventurous why not visit the Otway Fly where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Otways or try walking the Great Ocean Walk for exceptional views of our coast line and the hinterland. If you prefer more sedate activities, enjoy the Cape Otway Light Station or the Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary.

The property features open plan kitchen, dining and living areas (reverse cycle air con, fire place - guest to supply own wood, 2 x 3 seater couches that turn into futons, coffee machine ( Vittoria Esspresso System Pods), providing all your holiday essentials. Main bedroom (king bed, LCD & DVD, reverse cycle air con), 2nd bedroom (queen bed, LCD & DVD, Nobo wall mounted heater) and 3rd bedroom (2 x bunks, reverse cycle air con), main bathroom, separate laundry, BBQ located on the sun drenched decking area with 10 seater outdoor dining along with 2 sun lounges. You will also find a selection of games, books & DVDs for your enjoyment. Complementary Wi-Fi and Netflix also provided. Further, the property provides a car port and off street parking for 2 more vehicles.

Complementary bottle of wine and 1 box coffee pods supplied

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

Free Wifi

Linen Provided

Not pet friendly

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


Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning: REVERSE CYCLE
Air Conditioning: Split system
Washing Machine

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Bed Makes
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Machine
Cooking Basics
Crockery and Cutlery
DVD Player
Furniture Outdoor
High Chair
Hot Water
Iron and Board
Microwave Oven
Outdoor shower
Parking: Off street
Shower Outdoor
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • King Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Bunk Bed x 2
Room 4
  • Shower
  • Bath
Room 5
  • Toilet
Room 6
  • Toilet


26 Newcombe Street, Marengo



 4.57/5 (12 Reviews)

Not quite up to expectation

Bridget V - 16th January 2023

Unfortunately we spent at least an hour sweeping deck,clearing cobwebs around outdoor chairs, shower, wiping table,reorganising cupboards full of pantry items so we had a small shelf each for food items. General feeling although clean, not ready for guests paying top welcome wine or coffee. I requested a mow of the dandelions and grass so we could enjoy the dappled shade in backyard...after several requests over 5 days it was whipper-snapper day efore we left. Open plan layout terrific

Reply 9th August 2023

We appreciate your feedback, Bridget. We apologise for the inconvenience. It is never good to receive feedback like this as we want to make your stay comfortable. We encourage our guests to contact us if something's wrong at the property, especially if it is not cleaned to your satisfaction upon arrival. We have coordinated your feedback with the appropriate team for awareness. We hope we can welcome you back again at another time.

Forrest getaway

Claudia B - 1st October 2022

Those beautiful windows provide the perfect backdrop for a beach forrest getaway. Comfortable beds, clean linen, excellent amenities so lovely to have a fire place while it’s raining and cold (just bring or buy your own wood), heating in all rooms. We will be back

Very pleased

Edmund T - 10th August 2021

Very spacious, yet cosy villa. Close to the beach and a short drive to the shops. Nice, clean and comfortable, will definitely recommend this to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful getaway.


Khadeeja R - 27th June 2021

Had a great time

Will Tonissen-McGrath - 28th February 2021

Well priced good stay

Catherine Bardsley - 28th February 2021

nice big place would be perfect for a big group. location is great, 5 minute drive to apollo bay. some cleaning and dishwashing products supplied and enough toilet paper to last the trip. if your staying a while I would consider bringing some more. was nice having lots of heating options as it was colder than we expected. best part would be all the birds that come to visit and the Koala who made himself at home in the tree out the back

Ashleigh Thomas - 24th January 2021

Fabulous stay. Beautiful premises

Had a lovely time

David M - 22nd January 2021

Our group of six had a lovely time at this property and exploring Apollo Bay, Marengo and the hinterland. Great beaches, beautiful rainforest. This property is a short walk to the beach. Marengo is a good escape from the busyness of the town and the rear deck was like being in the treetops. One minor quibble with the coffee pod machine - impossible to find the right size pods, but that was a very minor issue. Property is very well presented. Thanks very much.

Very comfortable stay in Marengo

Sean - 19th January 2021

We have stayed at the house three times now. It is a very homely house and has a very spacious kitchen/living/dining room. The house is very clean and well stocked with everything you’d need for a family holiday. Hot water is continuous so no concerns with it running out. Location may be an issue for some as it’s a drive to Apollo Bay and the loss of the outside shower was disappointing. Not really suitable for more than one family, despite its size, as it only has the one toilet/bathroom.

Anonymous - 16th November 2020

Great house. Great location. We had more than enough room for 2 small families. Walking distance from the beach short drive to town and had everything we needed during our stay. The host was very easy to deal with. Thanks for a great stay

Comfortable house

Sunila - 13th March 2019

Spacious cottage in Marengo. Need a car to go around, not walkable

Great interior and amenities

Daniel - 4th March 2019

The house is freshly renovated and looks beautiful inside. Looks disappointing on the way in but save your judgement until you walk in the door. Great facilities/amenities (wifi, netflix, bedding, towels, outdoor shower, 3x air conditioners) make for a comfortable trip allowing us to enjoy the beautiful town and beaches without a worry. Would definitely return.