Private, 4-season, 800-sq-ft, fully-equipped vacation oasis in pastoral setting!
Karen and George Amaro
- english, french, portuguese
About Karen and George Amaro
We flew the coop one hot summer and landed in love with the County! We're absolutely thrilled to call this magical place home, and eager to share its beauty and bounty with others. We're big food and wine enthusiasts, love good music, and taking leisurely, back-country drives in search of new discoveries ... and that perfect barn shot. We look forward to welcoming you.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 12
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Week in The County
We had a great week at the Guest House in July 2019. Karen and George are amazing hosts, the house is spectacular, meticulously decorated, well equipped for cooking fresh County produces and everything has been thought of. The location is central for accessing everything in the county. Quiet, within walking distance to several restaurants and the quaint town of Bloomfield. As hosts, they could not have been nicer, with several kind attention including hand cut flowers and beach towels. They have endless suggestions for experiencing the county and are super helpful and knowledgeable. We have wonderful conversations with them, it is obvious they love to host. Thank you Karen and George
The Runaway Rooster is a real gem. We had a lovely and relaxing four day stay. The cottage is very chic with tasteful whimsical touches. It is also super comfortable, well-appointed and exceeded our expectations. Most importantly, hosts Karen and George were very friendly and welcoming and had many helpful tips. We hope to visit again!
Thank you Christina. We enjoyed meeting and hosting you and your family. We are delighted you enjoyed our cottage space. You left it spotless! We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. Cheers! Karen & George
Runaway Rooster and hosts, George and Karen, could not be more charming! Just delightful!
This property was perfect for us--a couple from Toronto with a 12 year old son. It is just as cute, clean, cozy and comfortable as it looks. Karen and George have attended to every detail--it is super well equipped with kitchen gear, comfy linens, games, Netflix, etc.
Karen and George were so nice and easy to deal with. We took them up on their offer to play badminton in their backyard and joined their family for roasted marshmellow around the fire one night. We're looking foward to going back!
Thank you Libby! You and your family were an absolute delight to host. It was lovely to meet all of you. We appreciated how clean you left the space, and loved how you made the most of the property and lawn games despite the weather. We especially enjoyed toasting marshmallows with you. Please let your son know we owe him a rousing badminton game challenge the next time you come here! He looks like a pro ... he'll probably win!!
Karen & George
Beautiful cottage with everything you want or need!
The cottage was beautiful, fully equipped and so spacious. The owners look after every detail and give you a truly great experience; they are so friendly and attentive! One of the best vacation rentals we've seen!
Thank you Beverly and Ben! We are so glad you enjoyed your escape to Runaway Rooster Guest Cottage. You were a delight to host. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Karen & George
A beautiful restful getaway
Can’t say enough about this property! Not only is it beautiful, with so many creative accents and tasteful design touches throughout, but it’s extremely well-appointed. Not a thing was lacking, we loved cooking in the kitchen and the available Spotify & Netflix was much appreciated. Karen & George are gracious and helpful hosts, our welcome gifts were such a nice touch.
Great location, Bloomfield is nicely situated between Sandbanks Provincial Park and Picton, and close to most of the wineries. So grateful to have use of a parks pass too! A wonderful convenience.
We’ve never had a bad time in the County but this was our most comfortable and relaxing yet!
Thank you so much for the wonderful and thoughtful review, Julie. It is good to hear that our efforts to make Runaway Rooster a beautiful home away from home for guests are succeeding and appreciated. We hope to see you and Al again on your next trip to the County. Cheers!
Feel free to explore our property to its fullest. We’ve got a one acre lot that runs down to Bull’s Creek. Grab a chair, sit on the grass, or play badminton, croquet or bocce ball on the lawn. And, please ask if you can use the creek-side firepit as sometimes there are burn restrictions in effect.
EXPLORE THE COUNTY
It’s a lovely five to 10 minute stroll (1 km) along Main Street to Bloomfield’s shops, restaurants, artisan studios, spa, bike rental and more. Picton is a scant five minutes east by car, while Wellington is 10 minutes west. Sandbanks Provincial Park is a short 10-15 minute drive away.
You can drive, walk, cycle or take a cab/private chauffeur to experience all the wonders of the County. Or rent a boat/canoe/kayak/etc., and explore it from a whole different vantage point!