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

2 Tiger Lane, Skenes Creek

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This iconic beach shack on the prestigious Tiger Lane has views from Cape Patton to the Apollo Bay boat harbour on a large north and east facing 966 sqm block! Transport yourself back to a classic family summer holiday at this quaint 1950s beach shack. The beachside sleeping quarters sits along the picturesque Great Ocean Road and is a short drive from famed Apollo Bay where surf and eateries are in ample supply. With its original charming features, great location and fabulous ocean views this cosy beach shack is a popular holiday rental and beloved family beach house. A great opportunity awaits the new purchasers to this unique property on a huge 966m2 block with a 20m frontage, only one block back from the beach! The updated and functional kitchen has sweeping views of the ocean. Views can also be appreciated from the cosy yet comfortable dining and lounge room. It has a reverse cycle air conditioner and on the chilly nights, cosy up by the wood fire that doubles as a oven! There’s a central bathroom with shower over bath, storage and a good laundry space. The master has ocean views and doors that lead to a deck overlooking Skenes Creek and Apollo Bay. The second bedroom has a reverse cycle air conditioner and views to the garden beyond. A newly appointed shed at the rear of the block is the perfect place to store garden, fishing, bbq and beach equipment. There’s opportunity to build your dream home with 180 degree ocean views (STCA) or admire the shack for what it is. This property is offered furnished. Simple and sweet.…

$750,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

18 Sarsfield Street, Separation Creek

Stunning south facing block in the popular coastal resort Separation Creek. Approximately 450sqm, magnificent views and only minutes’ walk to the beach with the cafe and pub at Wye not far away. Plenty of elbow room from your neighbours with a bush/coastal setting. Rated 'Township Zone' two street frontages give great site access with development flexibility. A rare offering.…

$375,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

17 Ozone Street, Skenes Creek

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Walk in and enjoy! There is nothing left to do in this idyllic modern seaside home. The property is hedged by low maintenance plants that give privacy and seclusion. At the front there is entry to the remote controlled double garage, and another car parking space near the front door. Entry is made to a tiled hall with 3 double bedrooms leading off to either side, each with built in robes, carpeted floors, electric panel heating and blinds. The master bedroom has an additional ensuite with double vanity. The main bathroom follows with a bath, shower, vanity and separate toilet, with access to the side deck, and laundry and internal access to the garage. The living area at the end of the hall has the 'wow factor' with expansive sea views framed by the floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors out to the huge entertaining deck. The lounge, kitchen and dining areas all face the big sea views with tiled floors, downlighting and reverse cycle air-conditioning. The kitchen has plenty of cupboard space, caesarstone benches, Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, and Concept electric hotplates and oven. The adjoining dining area is roomy, and the lounge space has a large gas log fire. From the kitchen is a door to the side deck with a covered portico, and steps leading to the garden below, with a fire pit. Downstairs, is another bedroom with built in robes, and a second lounge room with reverse cycle air-conditioner overlooking the garden. There is also a locked storage area under the house, a 3Kw solar system and the enclosed yard that would be ideal for pets! Land size 592sqm. Not to be missed, this is the perfect 'home away from home' holiday house or permanent home!…

$990,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

337 Aire Settlement Road, Johanna

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This 4 to 5 bedroom story book 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 high light 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 a brick paving and hardy cottage gardens, which 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.…

$850,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

73 Grant Street, Forrest

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Multiple income streams combine with a peaceful lifestyle, fresh air and stunning views on this 2.4-acre block in the popular township of Forrest. Located on the tourist drive to the Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay, this property consists of a fabulous architecturally designed café and chocolaterie, studio apartment and renovated 2-bedroom home. Forrest’s renowned mountain bike trails adjoin the property, giving excellent exposure, while an acre of native forest onsite supports a serene country existence. Visitors to Platypi Chocolate are struck by the majestic Corten steel wall running the length of the building on the forested side. They are next drawn to the forest views through the café’s floor to ceiling windows. An impressive building, it has been designed to complement its surroundings. Licenced for 80, the café boasts 4 seating areas to maximise patron numbers across the seasons. Guests enjoy the trees from inside or the outdoor undercover balcony. Alternatively they can sit with their 4-legged friends on the treeline below or out front. A well-appointed commercial kitchen and extensive servery create a base for a clever chef to delight customers’ taste buds. The café is proudly disabled accessible and a 10kw solar array supports energy needs. With a 5-star rating and TripAdvisor Excellence Awards, the business is a drawcard for regulars and tourists. Beneath the café is a large, professionally equipped chocolate production area. Signature café items such as hot chocolate bombs and honeycomb echidnas are created here. The open plan space includes kitchen and bathroom facilities. Online sales from a comprehensive website completed in March and growing wholesale demand boosts revenue. Beyond the kitchen garden sits a uniquely designed studio apartment with kitchenette, bathroom and adjoining workshop. Broad spotted gum decks and the adjoining terrace are ideal for swinging in a hammock or enjoying a fire while taking in views of the sweeping grassed area, native trees and birdlife. Early risers will often be surprised by grazing kangaroos. A 5-star guest rating drives demand for this accommodation, which is also great for visiting friends and family. The California bungalow home has been renovated throughout and offers ducted heating and cooling. Each of the 2 bedrooms has built-in robes and garden views. The large kitchen includes bench dining for 2, modern appliances and ample cupboard space, while the open plan living/dining area retains hardwood floors, exposed beams and clever integrated storage. The freestanding bath in the modern bathroom is particularly inviting. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, a place to make your mark or an investment option, this is a rare opportunity to build a future in one of Victoria’s most picturesque and popular regions with the advantage of several established income sources.…

$1,700,000. 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

1/46 Noel Street, Apollo Bay

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An outstanding two storey, four bedroom residence located in one of Apollo Bay’s most sought after streets. This classic home' built by owner master builder is solid and imposing. It has quality fittings and finishes and offers a low maintenance exterior. The upper level has a light filled north facing entertaining area with a spacious lounge, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry and a verandah with ocean and mountain views. There is a remote controlled ‘vergola’ on the verandah to enjoy the climate in comfort outside. The kitchen has beautiful granite benchtops, a six burner Smeg gas stove, Bosch dishwasher and designer stainless steel double sink. There is ample cupboard space in the butler’s pantry and room for a second fridge. In addition, there is ducted air-conditioning, polished hardwood floors, quality carpet in the lounge, a built-in dinnerware cabinet for service to the dining table and powder room. Adjacent is the spacious master bedroom with balcony, an ample walk-in robe and stunning ensuite bathroom with a huge stone bath, and walk-in shower with remote temperature control. On the lower level there are three more carpeted bedrooms, two with built-in robes and one with electric panel heating. There is a large family bathroom and separate toilet. The rumpus room faces north and opens out on to a verandah and light filled courtyard with garden shed. There is an under stairs storage cupboard, and another storeroom and large laundry adjoining the expansive two car, 60sqm garage with internal access.…

$995,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

10 Mitchell Court, Marengo

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On the peak of Marengo hill is 10 Mitchell Court. This one of a kind 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom tri level residence is situated on a large 850 sqm block. With what can only be described as the ultimate north facing views of Marengo beach and all the way to Apollo Bay, this is once in a lifetime opportunity. The home itself is grandiose with exposed brickwork and a lofty timber lined cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. There is an open fireplace, reverse cycle air conditioner and electric underfloor heating. The slate floors are in keeping with the stylistic authenticity of the home. The kitchen has electric cooking and a dishwasher. There are three good sized bedrooms, 2 with built in robes. The master has a walk-in robe, en-suite and a split system. There is access to a front balcony, perfect for an afternoon cocktail and big enough for a family BBQ, with those spectacular views. There is a downstairs rumpus room perfect for a game of snooker or a handy fourth bedroom addition. This area has its own bathroom and the laundry is in this area. Other features of this one of a kind property are a rear verandah with huge potential as an additional living space. The lock up garage has a workshop at the rear. A newly installed solar system will keep energy bills down. In conclusion there is nothing like this property. There is the potential to improve and renovate this amazing find into one of the areas iconic homes. And why not consider purchasing the adjoining block of 817m2.…

$1,100 000 

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9 Mitchell Court, Marengo

The pinnacle of Marengo Hill. An extremely rare opportunity to secure a generous well-proportioned vacant block of approx. 817m2 on the crest of the hill in a highly sought-after cul-de-sac in Marengo. Boasting spectacular views in every direction, over Apollo Bay, the Southern Ocean and The Otways. Watch the whales frolic in the blue waters and the ships cruise by. The Apollo Bay township is only 3 kms or a 5-minute drive away. Build your dream home and do justice to this magnificent site. A better parcel of land will never come available.…

$799,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

4 Harrison Street, Marengo

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Perched high on a rise in beautiful Marengo, the name says it all, with killer views stretching from Marengo Reef to Apollo Bay and beyond to the Otways – absolutely breathtaking. The upper level offers the perfect vantage point to soak in all the beautiful scenery with a fully tiled deck. The soaring views flow through into the open planned living area which includes fully equipped kitchen and island bench as well as a spacious dining and lounge areas which lead out onto the balcony. The master suite offers a walk-in robe and ensuite with shower, large corner hot tub with the windows framing the spectacular view which can be enjoyed from the bed! This home is well suited to families as it offers a living area upstairs as well as a second living area downstairs which is where you will find the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. There is also a fully enclosed decking downstairs off the living area. Other features include a gas log fire, central main bathroom, large laundry with third shower and off-street parking for 2-3 cars.…

$1,150,000 

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10/4 Hardy Street, Apollo Bay

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This modern 3 bedroom, north facing apartment provides a low maintenance coastal retreat with nothing to do but enjoy the cafes and the beach! Tri-level with private entry and security intercom, on the ground floor is a spacious 2 car garage with remote control and under-stair storeroom. Up the carpeted stairs to the next level are the second and third bedrooms each with a built in robe, a main bathroom and storage cupboards. The top floor opens to a light filled open plan kitchen, living and dining area with a barrel vaulted ceiling leading on to an entertaining balcony with expansive sea and mountain views. The kitchen has ample storage, pantry, electric hotplate and oven, and an island bench with dishwasher. The dining and kitchen areas have timber flooring and the lounge area is carpeted. To the rear is a spacious master bedroom with built in robes, and a large ensuite with shower and corner spa bath, with dual entry from the living area. A stone’s throw from the shops and the beach, this is the ideal pad for a family wanting to enjoy their holidays with no work and all relaxation!…

$595,000 

Contact

Patrick Murphy 0405291200 patrick@gopapollobay.com.au

1/5 Scenic Drive, Apollo Bay

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A concrete path leads to the front door with a covered verandah entrance. Through the front door is a tiled hall and timber stairs to the right leading to the first floor, which is light and bright with windows to the north, east and west. There is a second bathroom just off the landing with shower, toilet and vanity. The living area is open with a west balcony having mountain views on one side leading off the lounge, which is a large space, with hardwood floors, and reverse cycle air-conditioning with the dining space at the eastern end, with another balcony over the backyard with views to the harbour and ocean. The kitchen is adjacent with good storage, electric hotplates and oven, and space for a dishwasher. Downstairs there are 3 double bedrooms with carpet, built in robes and blinds. The master is spacious and overlooks the rear garden. In between the bedrooms is the main bathroom, with shower over bath and vanity, separate toilet, and separate laundry. In the hall there is a linen cupboard, and another utility cupboard under the stairs. The rear garden is fully fenced and spacious, with covered balcony and washing line. Up the side is access to the garage, and a small garden shed. The driveway at the front is concrete paved with a long single garage with roller doors to the front and the rear, as well as a side door for pedestrian access from the front. On a compact site of 334m2 with a 10 metre frontage, this semi - detached townhouse is only 200 metres to the beach. Live in it as it is, this property has great bones, needing only some paint and tender loving care to update it to something really special!…

$625.000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

33 Tuxion Road, Apollo Bay

Rarely does an opportunity like this come along, to own a property of this magnitude and beauty. This is an amazing 35-acre property, just at the back of town. (14 ha approx.) With numerous potential house sites this would be a fantastic property to build your dream home on. Offering world class views from this site taking in all of Apollo Bay and all of the ocean beyond. This undulating property has some wooded areas, cleared pasture and a permanent creek running through it with good access at Tuxion Road (the extension of Cawood St) Inspection with one of our agents recommended so we can show you the exact boundaries and attributes.…

$1,150,000 

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4 Fry Court, Apollo Bay

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Situated in a quiet court, and just a short stroll to the beach or shops, this comfortable, well designed, north facing home has mountain views and plenty of room for your car, boat and beach toys! On the ground floor is a spacious entrance leading up the carpeted stairs to a bright, sun filled, open plan living area on the first level, with reverse cycle air conditioner, electric wall heater, ceiling fan and beautiful parquetry floors. The adjacent kitchen is sizeable, with a stainless steel Euro gas cooker, Whirlpool dishwasher and spacious breakfast counter. Beside the kitchen is the generous dining area, and through a sliding door from the lounge is a covered entertainment veranda, with various ocean glimpses. On the first level, the hallway leads to three bright, carpeted double bedrooms, all with built-in robes, and an ensuite to the master bedroom. The central bathroom includes shower, bath and vanity, with a separate toilet next door. Multiple full height cupboards along the hall provide practical linen and storage space. On the ground level is a large, carpeted rumpus or second lounge, with sliding doors to the front and back yard, a separate laundry and toilet, and a lockable, walk-in storage cupboard under the stairs in the entry hall. An internal entry door leads from the laundry to the large double carport with concrete flooring, and an adjoining shed with roller door for storage of your fishing rods, bikes, surfboards, and gardening tools. Set on a large 703 sqm block, the garden is low maintenance, with lawn and a rotary washing line in the back yard. With proximity to the beach, comfortable easy living and entertaining spaces, this is the perfect family holiday house, very popular holiday rental, or coastal home. The choice is yours!…

$725,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

Lot 1/1150 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

An amazing and very rare rural land parcel. This property has fantastic mountain, forest, valley and sea views. Set on 5.5 Acres (2.5ha approx.) sharing a boundary with the Otway National Park and two boundaries with 'never to be sub-divided' rural land. The building envelope enjoys an open sunny aspect with sensational views. Enjoy the seclusion while only 10 minutes drive to the hub of Apollo Bay. This property needs to be inspected to be truly appreciated. In terms of services, the water supply would be rain water stored in tanks. While there is mains power within a couple of hundred meters, with the price of solar, batteries and a little generator it would probably be better and cheaper to go that way. No power bills ever. All gas here is bottled. Permits and plans were in place to build a magnificent home, however the planning permit has lapsed. Free to design your own home and re-boot the permits.…

$485,000. 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

56/B Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay

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A contemporary classic with a striking modernist facade this stunning property contains extensive zoned living precisely executed with high quality materials and finishes to create a sense of total luxurious relaxation. Striking the perfect balance between impressive proportions and a versatile floorplan, this four bedroom, four bathroom contemporary residence is made even more desirable by its absolute prime location in the heart of Apollo Bay. Comprising both an upstairs and downstairs kitchens with quality appliances, a total of four bedrooms with built in robes (two upstairs, two downstairs) two featuring their own private ensuites. Interesting architectural lines and highlight windows further emphasise the home’s openness and light which features access to deck space and balconies and features a large sun drenched rooftop terrace with spectacular views stretching from the harbor along the coastline with stunning ocean views and the rolling Otway hills as the backdrop. A flexible floorplan provides the potential to covert the property in to two separate apartments both offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with kitchen, laundry and decking. This is ideal for those wishing to maximise the potential for attractive holiday rental returns. Other features include low maintenance gardens, double garage, european laundries, individual entrances all set within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, boutiques and the foreshore.…

$795,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

2/5 Scenic Drive, Apollo Bay

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This beautiful low maintenance property is a short walk to the beach and the walking path to town. On the first level is an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen with original hardwood floors. Off the lounge is a north-west facing balcony with views of the hills. The spacious lounge area has reverse cycle air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and block out blinds for the large windows. Between the lounge and the dining is a light filled study nook. The large dining area with ceiling fan overlooks the backyard and leads to a rear entertaining balcony with sea views. To the right is a gleaming white contemporary gourmet kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and streamlined touch-to-open cupboards. There is a Dishlex dishwasher and a stylish Ilve electric stove with an induction stovetop, large pantry and cupboard space, and views through the large windows to the sea. At the top of the hardwood stairs is a small bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity. Downstairs there is a tiled entry and hall with an under-stair cleaning cupboard and linen cupboard opposite. The master bedroom to the right is bright with a large window and large built-in robes, carpet and block out blinds. Similarly, the second bedroom has a large window, built-in robes and carpet. Opposite is the large central bathroom with bath, overhead rain shower and handheld shower, vanity, toilet, and floor to ceiling tiles. The rear carpeted bedroom is spacious with huge views through the sliding door to the garden. There are large sliding storage cupboards at the end of the hall, and a door to the nicely laid out low maintenance rear garden with washing line. The side garden has a hot and cold shower, a place for hanging wetsuits, electric hot water cylinder and a garden shed. This leads to the single garage with rear and front roller doors. The front garden is tidy and inviting. Nicely styled, this property is all class!…

$675,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

39 Marriners Lookout Road, Apollo Bay

Nestled high in the estate, this picturesque north facing block offers unlimited potential with its stunning ocean and harbour views. Rectangular shaped with a generous 16 metre frontage, the block is fully serviced with underground power, sewer and fresh water supply. The 593sqm allotment is ready to build the home of your dreams! A short comfortable stroll takes you to the beach, and you are only minutes away from the thriving town of Apollo Bay, with boutique shops, cafés, restaurants, harbour, and oceanside golf course.…

$350,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au

10 Panorama Crescent, Marengo

This is a truly exceptional opportunity to secure the last vacant block of land (591 sqm approx) on the high side of Panorama Crescent. The breathtaking 270 degree ocean and coastal panorama can never be built out. An exciting opportunity to build your dream holiday or permanent home among some superb other million dollar plus investments, or keep as a secure investment for the future. This tightly held strip on Panorama Crescent is prime real estate for good reason. On the ocean side of the Great Ocean Road Easy access to the beautiful long stretch of Marengo beach and just a 3 minute drive to Apollo Bay shopping & restaurant precinct.v…

$495,000 

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Gary Van Someren 0418550049 gary@gopapollobay.com.au