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 women had rented the guesthouse at Christopher Creek for a birthday party. Alexandria Bordas, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 June 2021 The two men shared a single office (one of Tangerine's largest) as a testament to their first headquarters, a guesthouse in Cupertino. Ew Staff,, 27 Apr. 2021 The leafy three-acre compound, priced at $59.5 million, has a 1930s home, a guesthouse and a conservatory. Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2020 Katy Perry’s guesthouse is pricier than most people’s dream house. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2021 The 14,764-square-foot property boasts 12 bathrooms and 10 bedrooms—not to mention a bevy of impressive amenities, including an infinity pool, a guesthouse, wine room, and library. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 16 Mar. 2021 The group had rented the guesthouse at Christopher Creek, which Foppoli co-owns, for a birthday celebration. Cynthia Dizikes, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2021 The main house is about 29,000 square feet and has eight bedrooms, but there are a total of 28 throughout the property, including the guesthouse and the security house, the listing agents said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 5 Apr. 2021 This 2,651-square-foot home boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a poolside guesthouse with its own bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of guesthouse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guesthouse was in the 15th century

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14 Jun 2021

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“Guesthouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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