We came to visit for a long weekend, and although we have stayed in the apartments before, it's about 8 years since we were last here. The owner/manager Wayne was very friendly and helpful and the apartment (one) was clean and had everything we needed, plus a view of the bay to die for. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting Esperance.
Stayed 3 nights at Island View in Apt 5 a 2 level one bedder. You probably couldn't get much more room in a one bedroom apartment. Living upstairs with balcony/BBQ bed/bathroom/laundry downstairs with your own fenced backyard!! Wayne the owner/manager is a very helpful and friendly host. The location is on the Esplanade with some nice views from Apt 5. Around the corner is a very good although unpretentious restaurant called Ocean Blues. I wouldn't describe Island View as modern as some others have but in Esperance it's a pretty good accommodation option. Walking distance to town centre.
It's best to book a reasonable time in advance as these modern apartments right near the seafront seem to be very popular. We stayed in two apartments and both were duplex with a small garden on the ground floor and a balcony/terrace on the upper floor (there are a couple of bungalow style units at the front of the property). The apartments are light, airy, quiet, nicely designed and furnished, and well equipped, including washing machine and dryer, and very clean. The owner/manager, Wayne, is extremely friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed staying here.