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Marino Ridge

Auckland, New Zealand’s North Island, New Zealand


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Luxury Holidays At Marino Ridge

Built into a ridge overlooking the Waiheke Island coast, Marino Ridge is an exclusive island lodge, offering simple elegance and warm Kiwi hospitality. With three and a half acres of private grounds and beach, this luxury retreat is at one with nature and offers relaxed seclusion. Contemporary and elegant, the property is light and airy, complementing and celebrating the beautiful bay and green hills surrounding it. Panoramic views encompass the bay below and the ocean, evoking a sense of calm and stillness. The expansive outdoor living areas feature a breakfast and cocktail veranda with stunning views, whilst the fireside patio is ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and star-gazing, with sunny days and little light pollution at night.

The outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi offer the perfect base for relaxed seclusion, whilst the private trails and beaches accessible from the property ensure a tranquil retreat. The gentle, attentive service, as well as two resident poodles, cement the ‘home-from-home’ feel of this warm, classic lodge, whilst exquisite breakfasts and nibbles are prepared by the owners.

  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: Island lodge built over a private beach
  • Feature: Helicopter tours from the site offer the best island views
  • Rooms: Three Suites
  • Star rating: Qualmark Gold
  • Nearest airport: Auckland International Airport
Marino Ridge Exterior
Location and transfer

Approximately 30 minutes from Auckland International Airport to Waiheke Island Half Moon Bay Ferry terminal by private car transfer, followed by a 45 minute ferry transfer and a ten minute car transfer to Marino Ridge. Alternatively, a helicopter transfer from Auckland International Airport to Marino Ridge is approximately 20 minutes.


Opulently designed, with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors, each of the three guest suites are light and airy, with balconies offering unique and spectacular views. Lavish furnishings and appointments, including plush super king-size beds, ensure that the suites provide the ultimate comfort and relaxation. Each suite benefits from luxury European linens, Stansborough 100 percent New Zealand wool throws, entertainment systems and underfloor heating, as well as rain head showers, luxury cotton bathrobes and handmade toiletries from Nellie Tier. With private access to each suite, it feels secluded and tranquil.

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  • Room View: Nikau Glade and Auckland City
  • Facilities: Named for the Maori word for Auckland, this elegant suite features a large balcony with stunning views and glimpses of the iconic Sky Tower.
   Coromandel Suite:expand_more
  • Room View: Coromandel Peninsula
  • Facilities: Named for the stunning views east of the Coromandel Peninsula, this suite features an elegant en suite that opens onto the large balcony.
   Owhanake Suite:expand_more
  • Room View: Owhanake Bay
  • Facilities: Based on the lower level, the balcony of this suite offers breath taking views of citrus groves and the shimmering Owhanake Bay.

A daily gourmet breakfast menu serves the finest produce, either home grown or locally sourced. Served on the veranda, much of the breakfast ingredients are selected from the property’s potager gardens, citrus and fruit groves. Pre-dinner wines and exquisite nibbles are complimentary, followed by transportation provided to one of the many restaurants on the island. Private chefs create incredible four-course dining experiences at the ridge on request, focusing on simple, elegant dishes using organic ingredients.

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Hotel Experiences

The stunning beach below the property is only accessible on foot, creating a private atmosphere, perfect for a range of water activities. Paddle boarding, sailing and sea fly-fishing can all be organised to start in this tranquil location. Taking off from Marino Ridge’s helipad, guests enjoy scenic flights of the bays and vineyards that make up the beautiful Waiheke Island. Waiheke is renowned for its wineries- based on individual preferences the best to visit are recommended, as well as organising tailor made tours. The private bush track that leads to the property accesses an abundance of coastal walks and beaches, providing the opportunity to explore the breath taking island and experience its wildlife up close.

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Accommodating a maximum of six guests, Marino Ridge offers luxurious seclusion and intimacy, ideal for a romantic holiday. Private entrances to each suite and drinks available to be enjoyed on the suite’s balcony at sunset is perfect for couples. Access to the virtually hidden beach offers precious time alone amid breath taking scenery, whilst the spa room offers massages for couples. Bespoke wine tastings and vineyard tours can be created and private chefs can prepare candle-lit dinners against the stunning ocean backdrop for the ultimate romantic experience.

Spa Breaks

In this peaceful and secluded setting, indulging in the spa is the perfect addition to a relaxing escape at Marino Ridge. A range of deluxe treatments are available, using natural products to create a feeling of serenity. The elegant outdoor swimming pool and heated spa pool completes this experience, with poolside lounger beds, overhanging verandas and a 300 year old Pohutukawa tree offering comfort and shade for the ultimate relaxation.


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