With backgrounds in ultra high-end hospitality we dreamed of treating our friends and guests to the same levels of luxury, fine cuisine and service that we'd known. This spectacular setting on Waiheke Island was the perfect place to realise our vision.
Peter previously served in the Royal New Zealand Navy, then worked in computing then tourism and later spent 10 years as a superyacht captain in the US and Europe. Caroline had 25 years with Air New Zealand as international cabin crew. In 2003 they combined their complementary skills, with Caroline the stewardess and chef and Peter captain on various superyachts, working with one family for seven years.
It was during these years cruising the Mediterranean and Scandinavia that their concept of offering luxury hosted accommodation in retirement after boating took shape. And late in December 2014 their dream was finally realised when Marino Ridge opened to welcome its first guests.
Completing the welcoming party are two friendly Standard Poodles - originally Isla, who was born in 2011 but who passed tragically in mid 2017, and her nephew Fabio, born in 2014. In November 2017 2 year old Libby joined us after completing her breeding duties, so now Peter, Caroline, Fabio and Libby look forward to meeting you!
Words do not describe... The hospitality and ambience; Caroline and Peter exceeded all of our expectations. It was like staying with friends.
DONNA, CHIP, CLAUDIA, DAN
Arrived 59.364 and departed a fully rejuvenated 60.001. Thank you Caroline and Peter for your hospitality, attention to detail and all round creation of heaven
SHELLY AND STUART
We intended only to stay long enough to acclimatize to NZ. Now, we'd like to stay forever! What a wonderful spot Marino Ridge is. But more than
JILL, DAVID, BEN, DANNY
Thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend! Thank you for sharing our wedding anniversary with us. We loved every bit of our stay and will be back.
BRENT AND LEANNE
We have both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Marino Ridge: accommodation, food and welcome have been first class. A wonderful start to our tour of New Zealand.
ALLISON & LLOYD
Thank you for being such gracious hosts and sharing your beautiful home with us (and your sweet dogs). This was the perfect start to our honeymooon!
JOHN AND SIOBHÁN
It takes a day to get used to the peace and quiet. After that, you won't want to leave. We are very grateful to our wonderful hosts.
LARRY AND JANE