Take a sea change to Rainbow Beach

Sandy Brosnan has  a ‘two businesses in one’ deal for you

Sandy Brosnan has a ‘two businesses in one’ deal for you

If you love Rainbow enough to make it your holiday go-to, how does living here full-time sound?

Rainbow Beach is one of the best locations in Queensland, a comfortable drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, but far enough to be “away from it all”. No traffic, no parking hassles, no stress and surrounded by bush and beach.

Looking at property values and sales, as well as retail development, everything about Rainbow Beach indicates future growth.

As a busy tourist town, locals have the benefit of plenty of eateries, entertainment and activities – all within the feel of a country town.

You can keep active with local walking tracks, and fish morning, noon or night off the beach. Double Island Point or Fraser Island are minutes away.

The good news is, if you are planning a sea change, any of these seven businesses for sale are your ticket to joining the locals:

Rainbow Beach Hardware Fishing n Camping

The store has been established for over 27 years, with the current owners in place for the last ten years. There is a long registered lease so this opportunity really does represent a solid investment.

Now they are ready to retire, the business is priced to sell. Bruce and Terri Geissmann have enjoyed running and growing this business, where they have diversified more into fishing gear and outdoor camping equipment. Income is further boosted by selling ice, firewood, and providing a key cutting service.

However, they believe you could go much further by adding large camping equipment, including campers and camper trailers, given their prime exposure as you first drive into our popular town.

“We have good people working for us – Covid didn’t really affect us much, since then, we’ve had the best months ever!” said Bruce.

“There are lots more people staying in Australia – campers and fishers. Residents really support us – they keep us going in the quieter times. Locals always have!”

All the local businesses in Rainbow Beach have monthly accounts with the shop. The business attracts many repeat customers. People even pop in just to say ‘Hello, we’re back’!

Call Brendon Falk on 0412 311 803 to find out more.

Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments

You won’t find a better returning management rights business in Queensland. Guests who visited as kids, now return with their own families – they appreciate the central location, large airy apartments, beautiful pool and grounds. Despite COVID, the business has performed above previous years.

An onsite team is in place, or you can move in and provide the day-to-day management of the easy to maintain facilities and surrounds yourselves.

Rainbow Getaway has been in the Gilmore family for close to 17 years, now they are ready for a change. Solid financing is available with a 24-year agreement, and it includes a residence and would suit a couple or family.

The business owners would stay on to help with the handover, and introduce you to the locals, so you will be off to a nice friendly start.

The timing is ideal, call Heatley on 0407 661 440 and secure your piece of paradise.

Rainbow Beach Fruit 

This business was only established in 2015, so the premises and equipment are modern, new and clean. As well as a retail and wholesale fruit and vegetable supplier, using the produce, owners Andrew and Annie Kingsley expanded the business into a busy cafe/takeaway.

Located centrally, and surrounded by the hotel, post office, hair salon and popular restaurant, means there is opportunity for bringing new and innovative ideas to the business.

Andrew said, “We have a buying agent, with produce delivered twice weekly from Rocklea Market. The walk-in cool-room and plenty of display space means deliveries are ample to supply the needs.

“Expenses could be reduced if any new owner wanted to cover this job themselves.”

At just over $500 per week, the rent is less than 5% of the current revenue. The profits will be even greater when international tourism returns. In addition, the lease can be extended to give more security to any new owner.

This business has ample room for growth, is easy to operate with minimal staff, with an affordable lease and, of course, living at Rainbow Beach is a massive plus. Make the enquiry now to Andrew on 0434 166 934.

Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

Perched on top of Rainbow Beach, only metres from spectacular Carlo Sandblow – buy this profitable management rights business and settle into your luxury apartment that has beautiful Pacific Ocean views and offers a peaceful and tranquil setting.

The business purchase includes a three bedroom, two bathroom residence, the caretaking and letting business, body corporate salary security, easily programmed operationalised caretaking duties, and allocated parking.

With over 13 years of ownership and experience with hands-on management of the business, Mark and Tanya Beech believe owning a tourism business in Rainbow Beach presents a rare opportunity to secure strong business performance with potential for growth, partnered with the idyllic lifestyle on offer in our small coastal village setting.

Mark and Tanya are ready to pursue other interests and pass this very attractive work/life balance business on to new operators.

Generous handover support will be available to new owners. Call Matt at Resort Management Sales on 0410 343 219 to obtain further details.

Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News

Owners Michelle and Heatley Gilmore have lovingly produced this very publication for over eight years and now it is on the market.

For almost 25 years, the newspaper has informed and lobbied for our community – providing news stories and articles about local people and local events, and providing a historical record for the coast.

There are good reasons this business has only changed hands twice – it is a profitable, rewarding business with a great return on investment, and net profit in excess of $80,000 a year.

Said Heatley, “It is terrific business for a single person or a couple, our family has grown up around it.”

“Deliveries are once a month – Michelle and I share the bulk drops, whilst a sub-contractor organises home delivery to Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay.”

Working from a home office, and remotely with a talented team, it means operating costs are minimal and there are many opportunities to grow the business further.

This magazine is recognised as one of the best publications in country Queensland, winning many awards, including editorial, advertising and publishing awards.

Each magazine will range in size from 40 to 56 pages – business is very constant with a large number of regular advertisers.

If you love words and the Cooloola Coast, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Call Heatley on 0407 660 198.

6 & 7 Ocean Breeze Seafoods and The Soapy Seahorse Laundromat

These side-by-side businesses work hand in hand. The sale is due to health reasons, owner Sandy Brosnan said, “It’s a great family business, and has been run by families ever since it opened and is easily managed by a couple.

“We receive good local support, and according to the kids, we have ‘the best chips in town’!”

The fish and chip shop is a well-known business specialising in fresh local products and a passionate supporter of the local fishing industry.

“We offer both cooked and fresh seafood, catering to our loyal community and a wide variety of tourists who visit our beautiful beachside town,” said Sandy.

The Laundromat consists of hot showers/bathroom, near new tap-and-go washing machines, dryers and dog wash.

The businesses include all stock and well maintained equipment, reasonable rent $2000 and priced at $235 000, walk in walk out, negotiable. Separate purchase of the seafood shop is also an option.

The owners are happy to train, and they are retiring locally. Said Sandy, “Rainbow gets a hold on you, you’ll never want to leave!”

Simply email Sandy on: jsbrossie@bigpond.com

So what are you waiting for? Rainbow Beach is beckoning! 

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