guest·​house | \ ˈgest-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce guesthouse (audio) \

Definition of guesthouse

: a building used for guests (as on an estate) especially : a house run as a boardinghouse or bed-and-breakfast

Examples of guesthouse in a Sentence

The estate includes a small guesthouse.
Recent Examples on the Web The two-story pool house—which can double as a guesthouse—has its own kitchen, laundry area, living room, bathroom and two private suites. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 26 July 2022 The property had a roughly 2,000-square-foot, four-bedroom cabin that is now used as a guesthouse. Libertina Brandt, WSJ, 17 June 2022 Young adults can entertain their friends in the guesthouse next to the swimming pool. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 There’s also a barn, a chicken coop and a small cabin that, with its raw wooden beams and lofted bed, serves as a rustic guesthouse. New York Times, 24 Nov. 2021 The yak are for sale along with the property, which also includes a guesthouse, gate house, and a large barn and horse facility with an arena and a hay shed. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 26 July 2022 There’s a Mediterranean-style main house, two-bedroom guesthouse, cabana and gym all surrounding a leafy backyard with a swimming pool and spa. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 The attached three-bedroom guesthouse, known as the Eye, reportedly has the best vistas of all. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 21 July 2022 The property includes eight tenant houses, a jockey guesthouse, a three-car stone garage with a two-bedroom apartment, stables for 100 horses, nine run-in sheds, an ice house, a potting shed, smithy, eight ponds and six miles of roads. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of guesthouse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Guesthouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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