These reviews are taken from our guest book. Look to Google and Trip Advisor for more. Not saying we never will, but note please that we have never emailed guests directly after their stay to ask for reviews. Nor do we wave the guest book in guests' faces before they leave. All our reviews exist because our guests were self-motivated enough to leave their thoughts. To us, that makes them even more treasured.
An exquisite stay, inclusive of canapés, local wines, breakfasts overlooking the picturesque bay and a beautiful room stocked with everything you may need during your stay. Their local knowledge was second to none and they always had fantastic suggestions on hand to ensure we ate at the most delicious restaurants and experienced the best that Waiheke Island had to offer by way of activities. We have no doubt that this is one of the best lodges in New Zealand and will be a growingly popular destination in the future. For an all-inclusive luxury escape, you cannot go past Marino Ridge.
JOSH & STEPH
Beautiful House and views, lovely hosts and delicious breakfasts. We will miss Peter, Caroline, the dogs and New Zealand. What a paradise!!
DWIGHT & FAMILY
We thoroughly enjoyed the amazing views and beautiful property. Thanks for a great start to our Kiwi vacation!!
We were lucky enough to escape here for a nights recharge, and we could not have been happier. What a stunning location. Views from our room were just sensational and the property is brilliantly appointed. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and lots of thought has gone into the little extras. We also managed to still get enough space and privacy to really relax and enjoy the surroundings. We had sensational canapés in the evening and breakfast was again delicious, we even managed to get a massage arranged onsite just outside our room. Really couldn't fault the experience, well worth what we paid. Hot tip, make sure you book the room with sea views. Would love to return.
This is just like staying with good friends if your good friends happen to have impeccable taste and world class cooking. Peter and Caroline - thank you for an enchanted Christmas.
SIMON & MAIA
Now we know what heaven looks and feels like… Our stay at Marino Ridge will be with us for the rest of our lives together. We cannot thank you enough for your beautiful energy and bouquet of hospitality. Much love to you, Caroline and Peter.
PETER & QUINN
The most lovable hosts, and an incredible house with attention to every little detail; the wonderful walks with the dogs … we felt immediately at home and never want to leave again! And extra thanks to the best chef on the island :) Delicious food - best on Waiheke - It has been a great few days here!
SUSAN & MARKUS
A wonderful relaxing stay at this lovely place. We have really enjoyed the hospitality, the comfort and design of the place, and the delicious food and wine. A great break from our hectic lives to stop and enjoy the beauty of nature on the island! We hope to come back here next time we are in New Zealand!
RELUCA & JOHN
We so want you to now how much we have enjoyed your hospitality! You've made this part of our vacation most memorable and one of the best on our journey. Your accommodations are superb, but your company is what really means the most. Thank you for all you did for us to make sure we had a great time!
BARTON & KAY
An absolutely sublime experience, one that we can't hope to repeat unless we return. Which we shall. Caroline and Pete - thank you so much!
FIONA & MAC
Thank you so much, Peter and Caroline. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. We cannot imagine a more relaxing and stylish place to start our travels in NZ; but above all your warmth and kindness… With all our thanks.
BEN & BELINDA
Thank you for hospitality, excellent wine, food and great company. This was a perfect ending for a perfect honeymoon.
TUULI AND ATTE
We were overwhelmed with the beauty of Marino Ridge but truly touched by the warm hospitality and feeling of home. What an unforgettable start to our honeymoon and marriage. Thank you for the memories. We'll be keeping up with the pups! All our love.
JOSH AND SHELLI
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. Nothing has been too much trouble for you. We hope to return and stay a little longer next time. Many thanks.
ALLISON & LLOYD
What an amazing way to start our honeymoon! The views, the island, the wine, the generosity of our hosts and their legendary hospitality...we didn't want to leave. Thank you, Caroline and Peter, for everything - you made our stay incredible and you have a wonderful home, just gorgeous. And thanks for sharing your great taste in wine!
RACHEL & JOHN
Caroline and Peter... You have created such a beautiful haven here on Waiheke. Every detail has been thought of to enhance your guests' experience. Thanks Peter for your excellent tour suggestions, excellent coffee and syrah :)) Caroline - thanks for delicious breakfasts and gourmet appetizers and attention to gluten-free needs. All our best to you!
SANDY & JOHN
Can't wait to come back it is so wonderful. Thank you for the lovely stay and beautiful people.
CHARLIE & PEGGY
Brilliant hosts, exquisite location…
JOHN AND KELLY
This visit has been like a dream. Between the gorgeous views and wonderful hosts - we can't wait to come back.
MIRIAM AND GABE
Every moment was perfect! Thank you! :)
KATHY AND BILL
Perfection. We couldn't have asked for more…
CAMILLA AND LEE
Everything was AMAZING. Food, views, service were all superb
MIKE AND KRISTEN
Perfect place to unwind after a long flight. Beautiful property, stunning location/views. Cannot recommend highly enough.
CHRISTINE AND DAVID
Peter and Caroline: Thank you for sharing your slice of Paradise!
JANE AND MICHAEL
This was the absolute perfect way to start our honeymoon. Everything was a delight - and we couldn't have asked for more gracious and kind hosts … and thanks to Fabio and Isla for joining us on our morning walks!
LISA AND SHAUN
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
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 on earth
SHELLY AND STUART
There really is Paradise!!! Thanks to Caroline and Peter everything was (is) perfect.
RUTH AND WERNER
Beyond Superb!! Outstanding home, location, and warmth. Caroline and Peter feel like family. So very sorry to leave. Until the next visit thank you so much!
BILL AND SHARON
Two lovely days - warm hospitality, excellent drinks and canapés, and a heavenly location and stylish home. Thank you both!
LAWRENCE AND ANNE
Brian and I are thinking of you as another storm is hitting the North Island. We hope all is well and the storm doesn’t impact you or your beautiful home. Thank you again for a wonderful three days and initial introduction to New Zealand hospitality. We loved our time at Marino Ridge and are so grateful for the time we had with you.
BRIAN AND TERESA
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
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 anything else, the gracious hospitality and friendship of Peter, Caroline, Fabio and Libby... Wonderful!!
JILL, DAVID, BEN, DANNY
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
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful place. Thank you Peter and Caroline!
JIM AND NGAIRE
Thank you for having us!! BEST GET AWAY EVER...
LORENA AND ANDREW
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
Thank you for sharing you little piece of paradise with us - we feel blessed - best wishes.
MARYANN AND GRAEME
Thank you for an amazing stay. See you next time. XXX
MADDI AND JORDAN
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Your place is amazing but your hospitality made it even better. We had a great memorable time. Cheers!
SAIDA AND MATT
I can't say enough about Pete & Caroline and the stay we had at their incredible home. From the minute we walked off the ferry we felt like we were staying with family. A few things: 1) The house is immaculate and could be in the best location on the entire island 2) By far the best breakfast we had on our entire trip. Also, the best view 3) Pete and Caroline were such great hosts. They offered great ideas and advice on things to do on the island. We also took away some great life lessons. This is a memory we will have forever - we look forward to staying again.
STEVE AND MEGAN
The gift that keeps on giving, couldn't ask for any more. Thanks to the hosts Pete and Caroline, for a fantastic stay we will be back again. Rowan & Bex
ROWAN AND REBECCA
Marino Ridge is in an idyllic setting offering peace and tranquillity. The location is perfect for exploring local walks or nearby vineyards. Peter & Caroline are superb hosts and made our stay very memorable. Will definitely stay again.
SONIA AND BRUCE
My husband & I have just spent the most relaxing weekend at Marino Ridge on Waiheke Island. What a most stunning location & complete privacy, with views to die for! We could not have asked for better hosts than Caroline & Peter, who immediately made us feel at ease, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts, Michelin quality, as Caroline is 5 star chef, & Peter makes the perfect coffee☕️ We highly recommend to anyone wanting the perfect weekend escape, or longer.
DIANE AND MARK
5 stars is not enough for the experience me and my fiancé had at Marino Ridge. Peter and Caroline are amazing people and hosts. Their hospitality was incredible and will definitely be rebooking for the future. Would highly recommend, even more so if you are looking to do something incredible for that special someone in your life.
AARON AND STEPHANIE
Marino Ridge makes Waiheke. Unbelievable service and impeccably clean. Peter and Caroline are the best!
BILL AND SUZY