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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and John
Can't wait to come back it is so wonderful. Thank you for the lovely stay and beautiful people.
Charlie and 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
Fantastic - hosts, accommodation, art deco chic - they know how to guide their guests to cater for their unique tastes for activities and food. A Must Repeat stay…
Omala and Mark
Thank you for the perfect start to our New Zealand vacation. Wonderful hospitality, thoughtfulness, warmth and vibrancy. Exquisite.
Fred and Denyse
What an amazing time!! Everything was perfect! It felt like home. Thanks.
Caroline and Michael
Marino Ridge is the highlight of our New Zealand holiday. The hospitality, views, accommodation and food were world class. We just loved our stay and would love to return.
Louis and Mel
The experience here at Marino Ridge has been amazing! Caroline and Peter care for and love their home and this island, which enriches our time here. We have enjoyed every minute.
Jackie and Michael
We have had a wonderful time here at Marino Ridge. Your home and the hospitality is unparalleled. The memories made here will last our lifetimes. Thank you for a truly magical experience.
Jeffery and Family
We arrived as strangers, left as friends. Thank you Peter, Caroline, Isla, Fabio for sharing your home and yourselves with us. In all aspects this was the perfect retreat for us.
Phil and Julie
You have created a truly beautiful retreat here on Waiheke. We have really appreciated your hospitality - which goes beyond that and extends to generosity and kindness. Isla and Fabio add to the ambience… Abundant thanks for everything :)) Would we come and stay again? In a heartbeat.
Sheryn and Don
As a solo traveller I feel home here. I enjoyed every moment in this lovely home of Caroline and Peter, and of Isla and Fabio. Thank you all and I truly look forward to seeing you all again in the near future together with my family. Xxx
Such a beautiful spot. We've loved staying here. It was wonderful meeting you both: we will definitely come and stay again.
Athina and Mark
Many thanks for a most wonderful stay at Marino Ridge! Such a beautiful and peaceful place. Even better than the delicious food and amazing views is Peter and Caroline's gracious hospitality. We hope to return soon!
Ciara and Russell
What and incredible place! Thank you Caroline and Peter for making us feel amazingly at home and looking after us so well on this little slice of heaven. We have hugley enjoyed our stay with you and our time on Waiheke and hope to be back with our tribe one day. Thank you. xxx
Andy and Elly
We are so glad we had the opportunity to meet you and stay in your incredible home. We enjoyed each second of the last days and we will forever remember the nice moments here in Waiheke and in Marino Ridge. Thanks a lot for everything.
Louciana and Leonardo
This is a very special place looked after by two very special people. Astounding views, every comfort, food to live for - but best of all a welcome we will always remember.
Thank you for the perfect few days - I will go home with some very happy memories!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful relaxing stay. This was the perfect stop for us to finsih our honeymoon! We absolutely loved and appreciated the love that went into our food and we felt very well taken care of. Thank you so much for being so accommodating and welcoming!
Sam and Carly
Fabulous home, fabulous hosts, fabulous food, fabulous island. What else do you need? And thank you "Manuel" for my Oyster mushrooms!!!
Steve and Sue
Our first time visiting New Zealand and Waiheke Island. Peter and Caroline made it feel like a tropical paradise in the middle of winter. People said it was the wrong time to travel to Waiheke, but Peter and Caroline made it feel so right. Cheers!
This place is paradise! Your hospitality was second to none, we had a truly amazing time. We will be back! Thank you so much for all your help while we were here. We have fallen in love with Waiheke Island, one of our favourite places. Even in the rain we can't think of a better place to be. The food was perfect.
Hugo and Dori
Beautifully remote, great people. Set in a very natural environment. We will be back!
Jenny and Guy
Peter and Caroline - you have created a wonderful peaceful retreat here in Waiheke. We felt the warmth of your hospitality from the start even though we arrived in a chilly drizzle! This is a truly special place to unwind, with delicious food, lovely surroundings. and most of all delightful company (including Isla and Fabio). Thank you both so much for providing such a tranquil start to our NZ tramp!
David and Melissa
This was such a wonderful place to cap off our wonderful New Zealand honeymoon! The views we woke up to were second to none and really made us fall in love with the island. Peter and Caroline's hopsitality made for such a wonderful stay… Thank you!
David and Danielle
Thank you so much for your hospitality and outstanding service. This is without doubt the best holiday we have ever had together and simply perfect for our anniversary. In a word, exquisite.
Richard and Jessica
Wonderful stay. Really well looked after. Brilliant food. Very comfortable.
Had a fantastic time thanks to our hosts Caroline and Peter :)) Place is like being in paradise with lovely rooms, amazing views and yummy food! The place to be when you want to relax! Didn't want to leave!
Carol and Saoirse
A great place to stay; feels like we're in heaven. A great way to end our New Zealand Trip. Thanks for having us!! Lots of love xx
Paul and Inge
A wonderful experience for our Special Occasion. Superb accommodation with two warm and friendly hosts. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.
Ross and Sandy
The best start to a honeymoon we could ever imagine. Thanks so much!
Cynthia and Teddy
Such a paradise! We enjoyed ourselves to the utmost - you are the ultimate host and hostess - an incredible experience we will never forget. You have set the bar higher than we could ever imagine. Thank you.
Gloria and family
An amazing stay in Paradise with exceptional hosts and all the amenities we could wish for.
John and Jeanne
Have not been here more than a few hours and I've fallen in love - wonderful hosts and serene setting…
Incredible two days!. Wish we could stay longer! Thank you Peter, Caroline and Fabio for the warmth, great food and laughs! Hope to see you soon!
Renata and Taylor
What a special piece of paradise you have here!! We have had an amazing time…wonderful hospitality, surroundings, food, company. Thank you!!!
Jenny and Brett
Thank you for your fantastic hospitality. We have really enjoyed our stay here at Marino Ridge and on Waiheke.
Chris and Tina
A perfect way to start our honeymoon. The hospitality, food and accommodation exceeded all expectations and will be hard to beat. You spoilt us rotten with the oysters. We look forward to coming back… ! Thanks so much. x
Tom and Liv
A pukka stay!!! So friendly and food was amazing.
Jamie and Heather
Wonderful! Thanks. We loved our stay.
Randy and Victoria
UNBELIEVABLE!! Couldn't be nicer
Dana and Wayne
Our hostess and host built a slice of paradise and we are fortunate to have been able to enjoy it, immensely! We should've stayed longer!!!
Julie and Zee
What an incredible location, atmosphere, food and company. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend away. Thank you so much for having us.
Nick and Anna
Fabulous people, fabulous views and a fabulous time - I can't wait to be back!
Elaine and Gary
Feeling relaxed and spoilt at at Marino Ridge! Wonderful views, location, food wine, accommodation and hosts. Thanks for making our wedding anniversary one to remember xxx
Amber and Andre
Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. We leave feeling relaxed and recharged. Magical.
Anna and Will
Thank you so much for having us here! We had a lovely few days on Waiheke.
Leigh and Tim
A beautiful spot, finished off with some wonderful hospitality (especially from our new friend Fabio).
Nick and Amanda
John and I cannot thank you enough for your lovely hospitality. We have so enjoyed our stay at Marino Ridge and will remember it always! Thank you for the fabulous food and fun!
Nancy and John
From the moment we arrived we loved every minute of our stay. Thank you Caroline and Peter for your warm hospitality expressed in so many ways - all of which contributed greatly to a beautiful experience. Your house and location are amazing: the attention to detail, your excellent taste is appreciated every moment. We loved the breakfasts and canapes, the wines and the general ambience. We are grateful!
Marianne and Peter
This has been the delightful start to our holiday in New Zealand. Peter and Caroline, you warm hospitality and kindness are a wonder - we have enjoyed every moment of our time at Marino Ridge. The food, rooms, views, thoughtfulness and all-round welcome were second to none. Thanks again!!
Sally and Pat
We came here to celebrate my pre-60th birthday and had the most stunning and memorable stay! The food was delicious, the hosts were extremely welcoming and the view is exquisite. Will definitely be back again. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much! We have felt like we are at home from the moment we arrived. What a wonderful experience, superb food, great company, a memory we will always treasure. Isla and Fabio are also warm and welcoming! Xx
Sally and Andy
We had such a wonderful time in New Zealand and this was the perfect ending to the most amazing trip.
Carolyn and Alan
Thank you for your hospitality and making our stay a truly memorable one. We had the most lovely stay. A definite must-stay for those who appreciate the finer (yet simple) things in life. We love you all!
Don and Bernice
What a beautiful property on a truly magnificent island! Caroline and Peter are the perfect hosts! We can't wait to come back. Thank you!
Richard and Ana
We could not have wished for a better start, and it will be hard in the next 16 days to match the ambience, location and hospitality experienced at Marino Ridge. Thank you Fabio and Libby for your amazingly generous hospitality (and Caroline and Peter's assistance wasn't bad either). A truly wonderful and uplifting experience. Thank you, and thank you for the music!
Stephen and Jill
Peter and Caroline - thank you for your unending hospitality, a wonderful introduction to the beautiful country. You both truly gave our Honeymoon a dream start. We can't wait to return someday.
Abby and Matt
Nisa and Roland
Beautiful views, beautiful home. True sense of home surrounded by wonderful people, lovable dogs and first class hospitality. Thank you!
Beautiful gardens, great hospitality, lovely people. It was a TOP experience.
Anna and Kor
Dear Caroline, dear Peter! We enjoyed a lot your paradise! We don't like to leave but we have to!!
Jorg and Christina
The most wonderful stay with the kindest hosts and brilliant cooking!
Pauline and friends
What a beautiful property and our hosts including Fabio and Libby are first class. Thank you for your gourmet food and warm chats. Hope to be back!
Dennis and Ann
Wow! What an incredible few days! We wish we could stay longer! Thank you Peter and Caroline for making us feel so welcome. Your hospitality, attention to details and amazing food have set the bar high for the rest of our honeymoon. We hope to come back and next time for longer! :))
James and Corlia
I wish I had met these two years ago…such a generosity and warmth about them. They transform a getaway into an epicurean delight and an adventure at every turn. Thank you for opening your gorgeous home and hearts to us.
Janice and Morgan
A magical Christmas with you all at Marino Ridge. Perfection in every way! 10/10
Nadine, Tim & family
Our first trip to NZ, and our first stop. What an amazing start! Peter and Caroline are truly the hosts with the most - warm and friendly, and incredible hospitality, and I haven't mentioned the food yet - so fresh and delicious - such excellent cooks! We loved our stay here.
Beth and Raul
You definitely don't make it easy to leave Waiheke! Thank you for all you've done to make our honeymoon that much more special - what a way to end out trip!
Courtney and Noah
This place is paradise!. We travel the world and this has to be at the top for amazing, healthy and delicious! Lovely Peter and Caroline. Best Lap Pool.
Diane and Mike
Yummy Yummy breakfasts and canapés - truly special. Amazing hosts. Luxurious. Loved Isla and Fabio too.
Alex and Michael
Peter and Caroline! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Your hospitality, care and attention to the smallest details have made for a world class experience. You're an inspiration and we hope to come back one day.
David and Matt
Intimate and perfection. Tramping around Cable Bay and having my own private respite and hospitality so close is as good as it gets! "Good On You!" :))
Absolutely fantastic views, accommodations were simple and perfect, Peter and Caroline were warm and inviting from minute one, would take the trip a second time in a heartbeat. Great way to start our honeymoon.
Joe & Mo
What a beautiful experience! Beautiful setting with views and garden. Hosts Peter and Caroline provide a warm and welcoming home away from home. Most beautifully designed home, every detail is so well planned. Excellent is the word to describe everything!
Sue and Jack
Great views, great company, and fantastic hospitality. Most important - Cold beer in chiller!!!
Greg and Stephanie
Thank you Caroline and Peter for making my 40th birthday girls' trip so magical. Everything was incredible; I never wanted to wake from this dream!
We have enjoyed our time in paradise beyond words! Thanks you for your hospitality and kindness. Hopefully we will be back someday!
Miranda and Josh
This is one of the most special places on earth. The house, natural beauty and your warmth and hospitality create a unique experience, unlike any other. I cannot wait to return. Thank you so much Caroline and Peter.
New Zealand and especially Waiheke is amazing and your home and hospitality even more so. Each breakfast in the morning and canapes in the evening were some of the most memorable times for us. We loved Fabio and Libby. Thank you for sharing your home and love with us. Until next time ...
Margaret, Anne, Kelley
Thank you for all the care and attention you took to make this an incredible stay! We really enjoyed the island, but staying here and meeting you was one of the highlights!
Julie & Tommer
Thank you for the perfect start to our time in New Zealand! Your home could not be more beautiful and we appreciated all the recommendations. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us! We can't wait to come back!
Carson + Thomas
Every detail of your home is perfection. You have created a "little heaven on earth". We enjoyed our time with you and your wonderful dogs. We really hope to come back - meanwhile, will the rest of NZ come close to your home and hospitality?
Joan and Bruce
Wow. What an amazing place! A true slice of paradise. A wonderful stay with outstanding warmth and hospitality. We leave feeling refreshed and inspired. Thank you.
Dean and Nicola
Beyond our wildest dreams! Extraordinary natural beauty enhanced with such love, care and attention to every detail. What wonderful hosts you are Caroline and Peter - you've inspired us. Thank you, thank you.
Andy and Kate
Thank you Caroline and Peter for the wonderful and restful experience! Your hospitality, warmth and kindness made our stay extra special - thank you!
Jefferson and Anushka
On a scale of 1-10, thank you for a 12+ visit. Gracious, hospitable hosts you are! Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise. Warmest regards - to you AND the pups! Memorable!!
Melanie and Mac
What a wonderful place. The house, the views, the food, and the hosts! I could wake up to this life every day and I'm jealous that you guys get to! Thank you for a wonderful stay, it was magical.
We had the most wonderful time at Marino Ridge! Peter and Caroline are delightful hosts with the best recommendations! Our view was amazing as were the canapes and breakfasts...
Chris and Dave
Beautiful! Restful location! Love the hiking, relaxing. Amazing canapes and breakfasts! Thank you for your hospitality. Would come back at the drop of a hat. Blessing to you both!
Rick and Marie
What an incredible place! Particularly memorable way to spend my birthday, with beautiful canapes, the best lamb ever at the Mudbrick Archive Bar. Thank you so much for the recommendations, the exceptional food and most of all, the friendliest dogs.
Thank you so much for a wonderful welcome to New Zealand. Beautiful place - love it already! Wonderful hospitality - we felt very well looked after and will recommend you to our travel agents.
Gill and Richard
What a spectacular end to a whirlwind week Down Under. We couldn't have hoped for a nicer spot or better hosts. Thank you for the warm hospitality, cold local wine, decadent breakfast, amazing walks. We will be back!
Halliday and Leslie
Most gracious hosts; warm, welcoming, engaging, helpful. Food was not only delicious but artfully presented. I felt cared for and pampered. Hate to leave!! Thank you for sharing your paradise!
Caroline and Peter, Marino Ridge, gorgeous food and weather - how can we leave? Thank you so much! The only saving grace is our hope to come back some day. And we will! With gratitude...
Gail and Steve
This has been the perfect place to kick off our honeymoon! From the cosy accommodations, gorgeous views, delicious food and delightful hosts, we've had an absolutely wonderful time. Walking around and touring we got to experience some of the remarkable variety Waiheke has to offer. Thank you Caroline and Peter for your warm hospitality...
Winslow and Laura
Thank you so much Peter and Caroline for sharing your beautiful home with us and making us part of the family. The hospitality was historic and the cocktails and breakfasts on the balcony were outstanding. We loved your warmth and we adored Fabio and Libby. May you have many great years as hosts. We will carry the great memories with us forever!
Michael and Anne
We are still raving about Marino Ridge and our time on Waiheke Island to friends and family. We’ve traveled extensively since coming to Australia (Bali, Fiji, Queenstown, Wellington, Barossa, Hamilton Is, Cairns, Melbourne, Hobart, Hong Kong, Sanya and more)……..yet Waiheke was our favorite trip. THANK YOU for making it such a memorable experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you.
Kevin and Andrea