About Seawall Apartments

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Situated right on the Esplanade over looking Glenelg Beach, Seawall’s 1, 2, 3, and even 4-bedroom apartments are Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination.

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway in one of our 1 bedroom or studio apartments, escaping the country for a seaside family holiday in a 2-bedroom apartment, or planning a long-awaited girls weekend complete with champagne and cheese in our glorious 4-bedroom Boat House, we have something to suit everyone’s tastes and needs.

The hotel, steeped in history and adorned with quirky nautical touches, is spread out across 7 distinct heritage buildings, with four blocks on Glenelg's Esplanade, south of the Jetty, you can't get any closer to the beach for your seaside escape! Each of the apartments are tastefully decorated with fresh, modern interiors, and feel like a beach home away from home.

Staff

Founded in 1977 by the late Alan Osborne, his daughter Rachael has continued the business for the last 20 years. Growing up at Seawall, Rachael uses her insider knowledge and passion to continue to offer stunning unique boutique beachside accommodation.

Being family owned and operated, in 2017, the dedicated Seawall staff celebrated their 40th anniversary with a 70’s themed party, an ode to the era when we first opened our doors (left to right: Alana, Sophie, Peter, Rachael, David, Jacob and Mardi).

Rachael is the powerhouse behind the team, with front office manager Sophie right by her side. Sophie has grown up with the business, moving from strength to strength over the past 10 years. Other friendly faces you will see around the place are Peter, Alana and Jacob, always around to help you out with whatever you need. Out and about the property, our amazing housekeeping team headed up by Rose, are kept busy by ensuring that your rooms are clean and fresh

History

There is so much history between the walls at Seawall, with stories dating back into the 1800’s, when Glenelg was just starting to form into the beautiful seaside town it is today.

The Fisherman’s Cottage located off our sunny back courtyard, is one of the oldest buildings in Glenelg, an original cottage for, you guessed it, fisherman!

Over looking the gorgeous waters of Glenelg is one of our grandest heritage buildings, the School House. This terrace was first built in 1892, and from 1912 – 1937, it operated as a prestigious boy’s school – Holdfast Bay Preparatory College. The headmasters used to live in the above apartments, while the school boys learnt and played below and on the beach beyond!

One of our favourites, the unusual 2-storey Spanish Deco Building called 'Olive Court' hails from the 1920’s and stands like a stately old dame overlooking Glenelg Beach.

The Beach House and Boat House apartments reside in a huge bungalow which dates from 1910.  It still retains its original detailed high plaster ceilings, beautiful stained-glass windows and polished floorboards.


Our wonderful guests over the past 40 years continue to call Seawall their special home away from home. 

Memories are made at The Bay! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Their Story

We love that many of our guests come back to stay with us again and again, some have been staying with us for over 10 years!

Some of our regulars have been kind enough to have a chat with us, tell us their stories and share why they keep coming back to Seawall!


Phil & Colwyn have been coming back to Seawall for 7 stays now. 

They love the clean rooms, quiet atmosphere and the special views of Glenelg beach from our seafront apartments.

Tony has stayed at Seawall for 4 years in a row now! He grew up in Glenelg and comes back for the sheltered seafront location, and water he loves to swim in.