The Full Story
Seaview was first established by Flo Ellson in 1924. The original weatherboard building was replaced in 1929 with her brother Jack's help, using local limestone. In 1947 Flo's son Ivan, wife Mavis and children moved to Kangaroo Island to manage the business. The bay side motel wing was the first motel to be built on Kangaroo Island, and was opened in 1964 on the site of the original Seaview. In 1970 another wing was added and services upgraged. The Ellson family owned Seaview for almost 100 years before selling it to it's current owner in 2020. After this Seaview has been transformed into the morden coastal boutique motel still showcasing the vintage charm of it's past.
Our Eco-Friendly Initiatives
At Seaview we take our role in protecting the beautiful natural habitat and environment of Kangaroo Island seriously. We are on a mission to make our rooms zero waste by using recycling programs and environmentally conscious products. We support brands that produce sustainablily sourced and made products and who have zero carbon footprint/offset their carbon footprint. These brands include who gives a crap for all our toilet paper, tissue boxes and dish washing cloths in the rooms.