Gary Van Someren
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Principal Licensed Agent Gary Van Someren has created a success story in every business or project he has been involved in during a career that spans more than 30 years. He approaches his work justly and with integrity and his forthright attitude is appreciated and relied upon by his clients.

Working on the principle of constant improvement in business combined with a good dose of common sense Gary is a reliable source of quality advice for all those who engage his services.
Current Listings

74 McLachlan Street, Apollo Bay

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Maintained to an incredible level, set on a large block in a perfect location, immediately adjacent to the hospital and kindergarten, extremely close to the school and a very short stroll to the shops and the beach, this supremely comfortable late 70’s gem is ready to be enjoyed immediately. It has been loved and maintained as a private holiday home and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, flexible kitchen/living/dining possibilities plus lots of storage and a fully lined lock-up garage more recently built to match the house. The substantial 747m2 block has a wide frontage and would suit possible redevelopment down the track. The emphasis here though is on comfort, substance and that most important asset of all - location, location, location. • Beautifully presented three bedroom 70’s style home in an ideal location • 742 sqm block with a wide frontage and near new lock up garage in the same style • Flexible kitchen/dining/living floor plan plus excellent storage and two bathrooms • Easy walking to school, shops, library, gym and pool in a quiet part of town.…

$650,000 

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249 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

This is an exceptional parcel of land positioned directly opposite the beach on the world famous Great Ocean Road. Never to be built out, uninterrupted and elevated sea views - without power lines in front! Front row position, stunning views, privacy, the beach on your doorstep and just a short stroll to restaurants and shops. Underground power, water and sewer connected to the block. Approximately 548 square metres.…

$750,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

371b Great Ocean Road, Marengo

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It's all about the view, and the access to the private beach. Set snugly on about 8000 sqm ( 2 acres ) of native vegetation ocean side of the Great Ocean Road, this Peter McIntyre designed luxury sanctuary delivers a perfectly private holiday haven. It feels like you own the Great Southern Ocean with uninterrupted views from every room. Easy access to both the beach and the great ocean walk are just two of the many natural delights to be enjoyed at your leisure. Inside this award-winning architect’s creation, life simply flows in a spacious embrace of the location enhanced by the very best of fixtures and fittings. The three upstairs bedrooms command an ocean view, as of course does the high spec kitchen, and the spacious living/dining space and small sitting room. There are three bathrooms, a separate laundry and double lock up garage with ample storage space. North and south facing balconies serve to enable alfresco dining regardless of the prevailing breeze. Downstairs is a large fully equipped self contained rumpus room / games room and additional bedroom for the enjoyment of friends or family. The property forms part of 13 hectares ( 32.5 acres ) of prime beach front land known as Storm Point Farm which contains 4 houses separated by 9.7 hectares ( 24 acres ) of common land. The Apollo Bay township is within 4 kms being a short 5 minute drive. This is a genuinely rare offering. It’s an opportunity to be part of perhaps the most exclusive enclave on the southern coast. Inspection will delight and inspire.…

$1,800,000. 

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337 Aire Settlement Road, Johanna

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This 4 to 5 bedroom storybook cottage is as pretty as a picture, it oozes character and charm from the moment you come up the tree lined driveway. Perched high up on a hill the home offers truly breathtaking Bass Strait views beyond the green Johanna hills. Set over two levels this home has a warmth about it that is accentuated by an expanse of French doors, exposed whitewashed timber beams surrounded by beautiful established gardens. Downstairs includes open plan, light filled living area with dining and a spacious open kitchen. The highlight of this living area is a big, cosy brick open fireplace. Also, downstairs is one bedroom, a study or fifth bedroom, the bathroom and laundry. The master bedroom is upstairs, adjacent is a very cute two bedroom cottage/studio for sleeping overflow. The home surrounded by brick paving and hardy cottage gardens, offers a place to enjoy the serenity of such a private location. Further features include, a double carport, machinery shed, woodshed and fresh water tanks holding 26,000 litres of rain water. The property is set on 20 acres (8ha) of pasture, bush and specimen trees, and is accessed from Andersons Road. The house garden and outbuildings are fenced off on about half an acre. It’s a lazy 10 minute drive to the famous Johanna beach, 20 mins to Lavers Hill, 40 mins to Apollo Bay and less than an hour to Colac.…

$750,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

15 McLennan Street, Apollo Bay

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This stylish three-bedroom cottage oozes contemporary charm and provides a wonderful opportunity for a holiday home by the sea. Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a large light filled open plan living area. The kitchen is new and comes with a Bosh dishwasher and a 5 burner La Germania oven, with separate laundry adjoining the kitchen. The main dining area is delightful, with New York diner style seats, offering plenty of room for large family meal times. The grand open plan living area has polished timber floors white tones and is modern in its design with a wood fire heater for cold wintery nights. The bedrooms are all generous in size. The bathroom has a large spa bath, heated towel rail and shower and separate toilet. This house is well-presented throughout, set on a 400sqm block, not far from the beach and shops, and is currently a holiday rental, receiving a good income. The private rear garden is great, with a massive rear deck and covered area for outdoor entertaining.…

$530,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

2/62 Noel Street, Apollo Bay

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At the top of the Noel Street ridge, overlooking The Bay, this stylish four-bedroom, three bathroom townhouse holds plenty of appeal. Immaculately presented and offering gorgeous views of the lush green hills to the west and north, a glimpse of the blue sea to the east, the living areas are drenched in sunlight. Four generous bedrooms, two with a shared ensuite, the master with its own huge ensuite, a third bathroom with a bath, and three completely separate toilets. A spacious living dining area with timber floorboards, a modern kitchen, ducted vacuum system, outdoor deck that wraps around the east and north sides provides lots of entertaining areas for all months of the year. The home provides internal access to a huge double garage with two further parks in front. Perfect as a home or a holiday rental property with lucrative returns. This town house is offered fully furnished and is only a short 500 metres (approx.) walk to the shops and main beach at the quiet end of arguably Apollo Bays best street.…

$655,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

1/17 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay

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Right in the heart of town, 100 metres to the beach, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom, two storey townhouse delivers position and convenience, combined with the sights and sounds of the ocean, and panoramic views to the mountains. With a large north facing deck and lot of north facing windows this is positioned beautifully on this 330 sqm block, getting full use of the sun. The master bedroom has an ensuite with a luxurious spa bath There is a second shared bathroom and two completely separate toilets. The open plan living area upstairs has huge cathedral ceilings, heating and cooling supplied via a slit system air conditioner; the kitchen has a dishwasher. Completing the picture is a single lock up garage and a very large, very private side yard surrounded by lots of lovely leafy trees.…

$595,000 

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5/2-6 Great Ocean Road, Marengo

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Set on 4 hectares of beautifully landscaped surrounds in one of Marengo’s most desirable locations overlooking the ocean, this property has beautiful views of nature at every turn. A rare offering to secure one of only eight traditional style solid brick cottages separated by native shrubs and gardens and overlooking a stunning ornamental lake. With views of the coast and the Otway ranges, this cottage comprises of two bedrooms and is an investment in something truly unique. Offering endless potential as a weekend getaway, an investment or a permanent place of residence. Share the enjoyment of 2.4 ha (6 acres) of manicured common property between you and the beach. This cottage has a generous living space with a brick open fireplace providing ambiance and warmth in the cooler months. Bedrooms with robes, main bathroom with corner spa and shower, full laundry, timber kitchen with dishwasher, heating and air-conditioning and parking for 2 cars or a car and a boat. Rare in its outlook and one that can never be lost, this cottage has proven to be a solid investment with impressive earning potential.…

$620,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

8/2-6 Great Ocean Road, Marengo

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This two bedroom, solid brick cottage is across the road from Marengo Beach. Set on four hectares of beautifully landscaped surrounds in one of Apollo Bay’s most desirable locations overlooking the ocean, this property has beautiful views of nature at every turn. A rare offering to secure the best one, on the north end of eight traditional style solid brick cottages, with its own title under an owner’s corporation arrangement. This dwelling is separated from the others by native shrubs and gardens, and overlooks a stunning ornamental lake, with vegetative screening to the north and west, and views of the coast and the Otway ranges. Features include brick open fireplace providing ambiance and warmth in the cooler months. Bedrooms with robes, main bathroom with corner spa, full laundry, timber kitchen with dishwasher, heating and air-conditioning and parking for 2 cars or a car and a boat. Rare in its outlook and one that can never be lost, this property has proven to be a solid investment at $25k NET per annum with impressive earning potential.…

$650,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

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540 Skenes Creek Road, Apollo Bay

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Magnificent, elevated 11ha (27 acre) property, on the Melbourne side of Apollo Bay, with two beautiful houses in excellent condition, both with unmatched, panoramic, sea and land scape views and both with excellent access. The property boasts a mixture of rainforest (complete with private waterfall) and designed pasture to promote and protect these majestic hilltop views and protect and seclude the two houses from each other. The property is 10 minutes from Apollo Bay, an hour and a quarter from Geelong and two and a half hours from Melbourne. House one is a multi-levelled and architect designed, Western Red Cedar, weatherboard home with commanding views from every room; down a dramatic valley, out to sea and over to Apollo Bay. Large windows and the substantial deck are designed to capture those views to the full and to provide a light filled house. A sunny, north facing and sheltered courtyard fully utilizes the other side of the house. Beautiful, established and flower-filled garden and pathways surround the house, enhancing the views. On clear nights, these views take you all the way to the Cape Wickham light house on King Island, if you can caste your eyes down from the endless starlight sky. This house features: • A generous L shaped, open-planned lounge and a split level to the kitchen and welcome area. • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (one incorporating a glass atrium, garden shower), laundry, plentiful cupboards, a large deck, covered porch area and patio. • Heating & cooling via split system air conditioner, ceiling fans, plus a large open-fireplace. • 5kw solar panel system means little or no electricity bills! House two is traditional Californian bungalow styled with a modern, open-planned, split level kitchen and living area at the rear of the house. This opens out onto rich sea and hillside views and directly overlooks Apollo Bay. The living areas are open, light-filled and sunny. All the old features of the Californian Bungalow contrast pleasingly with the modern, open feel of the kitchen/lounge/bathroom areas. The predominantly native garden provides colour, shelter and privacy. Birds particularly love this garden as it provides abundance of protection and food. This house features: • 3 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom, separate toilet, laundry, large sun-drenched deck, L shaped verandah and plentiful cupboards. • Slow combustion heater, split system air-conditioning, ceiling fan, natural sun warming and excellent flow-through ventilation provide all the heating and cooling necessary. • Another 5kw solar system takes care of most of your electricity needs. • Bathroom with double shower and heating. Separate toilet. • Ample storage & cupboard space.. • A 2.5 x 6m storage/work area/garden shed with roller door, attached to a generous carport. Other features on the property include: • A substantial and beautiful, secluded and private water fall with formed tracks and steps. • A large, 8 x 16m concrete floored workshop (with office) provides all the workspace and storage necessary. • Extensively landscaped with established gardens. • Varied walking tracks throughout the property. • 125,000 litres freshwater tank water storage • Perennial stream running through the property…

$1,670,000 

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5/17-19 Nelson Street, Apollo Bay

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This spectacular first floor apartment will leave you breathless with its world-class views of the ocean, Apollo Bays boat harbor, the golf course and the surrounding hills. Perched in a convenient location only 100m from Apollo Bays main street which features boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants. Sensational space, sophisticated style and expansive views await those who crave the ultimate seaside retreat, this luxuriously proportioned and lavishly appointed 3 bedroom apartment offers a secure entrance, a spacious light filled open plan living area which flows seamlessly to the outdoor patio with glass balustrades bringing the ocean, harbor and golf course all seemingly within arms reach. Kitchen with stone bench-tops, stainless appliances including a dishwasher and an island bench with breakfast bar. Master bedroom with its own space for a desk or sofa as well as access to a private balcony, ensuite and built in robes. A further two bedrooms also offer built in robes and share a modern central bathroom with shower and bath. Set in a corner position to maximise natural light, other features include euro laundry, single lock up garage and a carport, split system heating/cooling. Beautiful style, quality appointments and those exceptional views propel this apartment into a category of its own. Perfect for your own use, ready to roll for high income holiday rental, or a combination of both.…

$650,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

38 Gambier Street, Apollo Bay

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Stunning ocean views, totally uninterrupted by other dwellings, that need to be seen to be truly appreciated. This house is in a beautiful location and its potential is phenomenal. Sitting high on Gambier Street, the house overlooks the recreation reserve, the estuary, the Marengo Reef and beyond to Bass Strait, as well as behind up to the texture filled hills of Apollo Bay. Set on a large block 850sqm (approx) this house is solid brick veneer, classic 1960s. Consisting of two generous bedrooms, large newly renovated kitchen with Neff oven, and very spacious dining & lounge with stunning views. There is an enclosed sun room at the rear adjoining the laundry and the bathroom. This house flows beautifully and has enormously generous storage through out. A huge rear yard is north facing and private, with views to the hills and has a self contained solid brick veneer bungalow with a bathroom. Features include a single garage, off street parking, fully fenced and has a luxurious big front deck to relax on, watch the passing ships and sunsets, or entertain the many visitors the property can accommodate. This home has solid bones, great design, period charm and countless exciting possibilities. The views from all rooms will not disappoint.…

$795k to $820k 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

20 Biddles Road, Apollo Bay

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Breathtaking ocean views, twelve hill top acres and five bedrooms make this modern convex, double glazed home a clear winner in the race for spacious, quiet, serene living. The sprawling living, dining, kitchen area fans out to embrace the expansive vista and spills into two separate sleeping / bathing zones. The quiet glow of polished timber floorboards, the luxury of quality carpets, the joy of a first-class kitchen and the embrace of the outdoors at every opportunity make this home a delight. The beginnings of the rain forest are a short stroll into the valley with its ferns, native trees, bushie gullies, and spring fed creek. All the while Bass Strait looms but a short distance beyond. There’s a double garage, two bathrooms, master with ensuite and wonderful entertaining options - both indoor and outdoor - plus a sense of space that has to be seen, felt and experienced to be fully appreciated. You will feel at every turn that this property was built for quality, not price. Move in and command the space.…

$1,350,000. 

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605 Barham River Road, Apollo Bay

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With its stunning rainforest setting, this 3 bedroom home is set in this beautifully established garden. Set on 10 acres approx. with about one acre cleared around the home, in the highly sought after Barham River Valley. Despite the homes seclusion along one of Apollo Bay’s most picturesque roads, the property resides within a short 5-minute drive to the town of Apollo Bay and only moments from the popular “Paradise picnic area” which is surrounded by ancient tree ferns, the pristine Barham River and an abundance of native birdlife including king parrots, superb blue wrens and kookaburras. This property comes with its own stunning gully with ancient eucalypts, ferns and a population of glow worms, perfectly positioned in a pristine, tranquil and private location.…

$650,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

19 Banksia Court, Apollo Bay

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This classic beach house is immaculate and only minutes’ walk from the beach and the cafes and restaurants of Apollo Bay. Comprising of three generous size bedrooms, a large combined living and dining room full of light and sun. The living area spills onto a wide deck offering views of gums and wattles in the green belt, giving privacy and tranquility right in the heart of town. Features include new aluminium windows, a log fire, quiet court for the kids to play, new carpets, stacks of room underneath for entertainment and possible extension. The north facing yard is both a safe place and generous in size 645 sqm in all, plenty of room for a caravan, boat or both.…

$585,000 

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Patrick Murphy 0405291200 patrick@gopapollobay.com.au

2/65 Sunnyside Road, Wongarra

This stunning 77 acre (approx.) property is being offered for the first time in over 40 years. Lovingly held by the same family, this acreage offers clean paddocks, stunning coastal, ocean and valley views. Paddocks are easily accessed by Sunnyside Road. Planning permit is in place for a contemporary, low energy dwelling and are available to purchasers and included in the sale.…

$1.200,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

21 Great Ocean Road, Marengo

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With a grassy 250 metre track to the beach out the back and the iconic Great Ocean Road at the front door, this big little beach house sits on a spacious 880m2 block. It features six bedrooms, two kitchens, two living spaces, two bathrooms, two big reverse cycle air conditioners, two separate decks and twice as much garden charm as you’ll find on your average suburban block. Currently generating a good income as a holiday rental, the possibilities for improvement or development are plentiful. (Subject to council approval of course.) Buy now as long term, low cost investment with your own personal family holidays built in, renovate and enjoy immediately or live in one section and run the rest as a B&B. However you dice it, this is an rare chance to own a slice of ocean side serenity at a very approachable price.…

$525,000 

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Patrick Murphy 0405291200 patrick@gopapollobay.com.au

6A Ramsden Avenue, Apollo Bay

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This gorgeous, three bedroom cottage is perfect for a holiday get away or a first home buyer. The house boasts three bedrooms with one bathroom, separate laundry and spacious living area and a large deck on the sunny side of the house. Located on a rear private block, the house is only minutes from the shops, cafes and patrolled beach. The P-12 College is only steps away, perfect for a young family, you'll never be late for school! The community swimming pool is near by as well as the community garden. Apollo Bay entry point, all the hard work has been done to this property. You will find it hard to look any further for an easy coastal getaway or family home.…

$455,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au