About Us

Your Hosts at Tuscany Villas

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Peter has spent the last 28 years traveling, working and living overseas, the last 21 years in Sydney, NSW, Australia where he met his wife Melissa and became a dual national.

From his first job in the 80’s as a chef in the Royal New Zealand Navy, to his most recent as the CEO of Bondi Junction RSL in Sydney, Peter’s passion has been all about service delivery, leading highly motivated teams and exceeding customers expectations.

Melissa is a Sydney girl through and through, originally managing bookstores in Sydney she too has a passion for the service industry and is the welcoming face that greets customers each day.

Along with Oscar and Amelia their children, Queenie ‘The Bulldog’ and Mr. Twinkle Pops II (the cat) you are guaranteed a warm welcome each time you visit.
What sets Melissa and Peter out from the rest is a depth of knowledge across a varied industry, a true passion for excellence and the desire to go ‘the extra mile’ to ensure your satisfaction.

Having traveled and lived around the world, Melissa and Peter can make you feel right at home, no matter where or how far you have traveled to be at their door and since calling Whakatane home for the last 18 months, every weekend is spent outdoors experiencing, exploring, enjoying and living the life on offer here in the Eastern bay.