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.

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There’s a riding ring, guesthouse, carriage house, multiple outbuildings and a six-stall barn, but the estate centers on a French country-inspired home built in 1949. Los Angeles Times, "In Malibu, Kelsey and Camille Grammer’s former compound aims for $19.95 million," 15 July 2019 Found on almost every country road in the valley, trulli are not idle curiosities; they are actively used as homes, farmsteads, guesthouses, and more. Margarita Gokun Silver, National Geographic, "Hobbit homes in Italy? Not quite, but just as charming," 10 July 2019 Owned by angel investor David Sacks and his longtime wife Jacqueline Tortorice, the one-acre property features a traditional-style mansion and guesthouse that include over 11,000 sq. Variety, The Mercury News, "Yammer founder seeks $22.5 million for Silicon Valley estate," 25 June 2019 The estate that sold sits on two parcels totaling nearly 1.4 acres and has a three-bedroom main house, a guesthouse and a tennis/sports court. Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming And Lauren Beale, sacbee, "Taylor Swift is selling this midcentury home in Beverly Hills. It's yours for $2.95 million | The Sacramento Bee," 13 May 2018 Back at the guesthouse, dinner is waiting: Nicoleta Jeler, the villager who runs the house for MET, has prepared a chicken dumpling soup along with rolls of sarmale—cabbage leaves stuffed with beef and pork. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Bewitching Time Warp of Transylvania, Romania," 4 May 2018 The family also built a heated outdoor pool and converted the garage into a small guesthouse. J. S. Marcus, WSJ, "A Portuguese Old-Money Enclave Goes Modern Luxury," 29 Aug. 2018 Even the mazelike alleys of the medina itself had more than 1,000 riads, the traditional courtyard mansions converted, mostly by foreigners, into guesthouses. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "T&C Travel: Best of Morocco," 30 Mar. 2015 Set on four acres, the Spanish Revival-style main home is accompanied by a guesthouse, a pool house, a carriage house and a horse facility with five stalls and a tack room. sacbee, "The Dude is selling: Take a look at Jeff Bridges’ Montecito home that’s for sale," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of guesthouse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of guesthouse

chiefly US : a building that is separate from the main house of a property and that is used for guests
chiefly British : a small hotel also : a private house that accepts paying guests

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