Karamana Homestead, built in 1872, offers hosted accommodations and a self-catering cottage. Guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking is available on site.

The guest rooms at Karamana Homestead have tea/coffee facilities and private bathrooms.There is also a private lounge and outdoor seating area. The guest lounge in the main house has a TV with access to Netflix and other streaming services.

Karamana Homestead (1872) is located within a 5-minute drive from town where guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants and shops. The accommodations is 1.6 mi from Driving Creek Railway and Potteries. New Chums Beach is 12 mi away from the property. Auckland Airport is 43 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Karamana Homestead (1872) has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 8, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Karamana Homestead (1872)

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  • The staff speaks English
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Hosted by Ash and Ann-Marie Franklyn, Gigi the cat and Stu the hare.

Host Review Score

Ash and Ann-Marie Franklyn, Gigi the cat and Stu the hare.
We are a Category 2 listed homestead built in 1872 during a gold rush in Coromandel Town. The house is built from amazing kauri wood, milled from this very valley. The original owner, Jerome Cadman, was the local saw-miller who eventually became the Minister of Native Affairs and then the Minister of Mines. The homestead has been a B&B since before the term was even invented! Karamana (formerly Cadman House) was frequented by horsemen travelling from Whangapoua and would stop here for the night, a meal and to have their horses tended to. We'd certainly call that a B&B! Although we don't look after horses now, we do have ample parking for your vehicle :-) Mrs. Francis "Fanny" Cadman was an avid gardener who loved her roses. In her honour we are re-establishing some amazing roses for guests to enjoy. A unique French Birdcage gazebo has recently been installed on the property and is a wonderfully romantic complement to the homestead. Our homestead is full of character and charm that just can't be replicated. It holds stories and a history that you can feel the moment you arrive, and you'll know you're in for something extraordinary.
Ash and Ann-Marie Franklyn welcome you to Karamana Homestead. Ash (a geologist and gold-mine historian) has a long history in tourism and continues to operate his Wild Gold Panning Adventures in addition to running the homestead. Ann-Marie has a background in Law, but also worked as a travel agent for several years. Her personality was a natural fit to transition into the hospitality world. Both Ash and Ann-Marie genuinely enjoy meeting people from around the world and look forward to showing them something out of the ordinary to make their holidays in New Zealand extra special.
We are located 840 meters from Coromandel Town (a very easy walk or a short car ride). We're close enough to town to enjoy all it has to offer, but just far enough away to appreciate the quiet rural countryside setting. You'll find excellent restaurants and interesting shops all on the main street. Whangapoua and New Chum beach are only a 20 minute drive away. Lovely walking tracks (and even some kauri!) from the town centre. Experience Wild Gold Panning, which is in keeping with the history of the town. Enjoy a guided walking tour of town and hear all about the great fire! Hire an e-bike and go exploring town and beyond. Ride a narrow-gauge train and learn about some peculiar and quirky pottery. For a small town, Coromandel Town offers a variety of interests for all ages to enjoy.
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Driving Creek Railway and Potteries
    1.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Umu Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant Pepper Tree Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Success Cafe
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Whitianga Aerodrome
    10.9 miles
  • Auckland Airport
    43.6 miles
How to get to Karamana Homestead (1872) from Auckland Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Karamana Homestead (1872)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Walking tours Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Electric blankets
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Karamana Homestead (1872) takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Karamana Homestead (1872) accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property.

Credit card transactions will incur a 3% surcharge.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Karamana Homestead (1872) of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Karamana Homestead (1872)

  • The prices at Karamana Homestead (1872) may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Karamana Homestead (1872) is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Karamana Homestead (1872) offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours

  • Karamana Homestead (1872) is 0.7 miles from the center of Coromandel Town.

  • Room options at Karamana Homestead (1872) include:

    • Vacation Home
    • Double

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Karamana Homestead (1872) by:

    • Car 2h

  • Guests staying at Karamana Homestead (1872) can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • American
    • À la carte