Marino Ridge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Marino Ridge boutique accommodation interview. Marino Ridge sits in a three-and-a-half acre property running in an amphitheatre from ridge top to its beach below located near to all facilities in an outstanding position off Delamore Drive on Waiheke Island’s renowned north-western coast. The guiding principle behind our home's design was to achieve a restrained sophisticated elegance offering private discrete luxury accommodation expressed with true generosity of spirit and space. Three large ensuite rooms are always available: Akarana and Coromandel on the main storey and Owhanake on the storey below. Each is individually and tastefully furnished in a clean contemporary style, as too the main indoor and outdoor areas which feature elegantly simple USM and luxurious Dedon furniture.
Naturally all comforts, amenities and facilities to the standard expected in accommodation of this quality are available. The day and night outlooks - of dinghies, yachts and super-yachts anchored in the bay below or passing by, and of shipping in the Gulf passing to the oceans beyond - are compelling, relaxing, even hypnotic. Infinitely diverse cloud formations, extraordinary light, ever-changing hues of the sea in all her moods - these are spellbinding. The amazing clarity of the air emphasises colours and highlights sunrises, sunsets and the night sky. As well, the abundant native bird life flits by in a flash of colour. We truly are privileged to be part of such a magical space.
Facilities: Guest common areas comprise lounge/dining room, library, cocktail patio, a breakfast verandah overlooking Owhanake Bay, a fireside patio, a 16m swimming pool and spa (both heated in season), petanque court and lawns, an exercise room, and tracks leading to many beautiful spots to take in the sun and the views as you ramble amongst the native trees, flowers and birds on the ridge and in the bush… A clean safe swimming and fishing beach at the bottom of our property rounds out the facilities on site.
Destination: 211 Delamore Drive, Waiheke Island