The Guest House Bed and Breakfast

2075 Center Road , Novato, 94947 USA (Show map)


The Guest House melds Mediterranean style with old California grandeur. Artfully crafted timbers,rustic plasterwork graced with fine custom woodwork,creates an airy Great Room, filled with antiques, fine linens and stained glass. The bathroom features a spacious,open,dual shower,handcrafted of stone & marble.A 4000gal wine barrel,shipped to the early 1900's for a Napa winery,provides a touch of whimsy as it nestles the period-theme commode & pedestal sink..



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

wonderful location and owners

5 on August 10, 2018

Unique wine country BNB. Spacious, private, friendly. Definitely a return location.

Fantastic hidden gem

5 on June 04, 2018

This place is a work of art. A true hidden gem. My wife and I wanted a romantic stay to start off our 25th wedding anniversary jaunt through wine country but also wanted a place close enough to do a day in the city. What a perfect find the Guest House B&B place was. Situated in an an unassuming suburban enclave, a weathered front wood gate opens up to reveal Brian & Colleen's hidden treasure. The poolside cottage is about as romantic and intriguing as it gets. Artisan woodwork, stained glass, a bathroom literally built into a giant wine barrel, and a towering random cut stone shower for two. A delicious breakfast which we chose to have outside by the pool. The grounds are filled with beautiful flowers and fruit trees with all sorts of corners to stroll through. The pictures on the website are an understatement to the unique beauty of this place, It really must be experienced. Brian makes wine on premises, and sells bottles there. Don't be scared off by the informal, marker scrawled label. His Pinot Noir is OUTSTANDING-. We liked it so much that we bought an extra bottle that we shared with our friend in Oakland at the end of our trip who is a wine aficionado- and he was duly impressed- saying that it was "special" . A word- that perfectly sums up Brian and Collen's place.

A dreamy getaway!

5 on October 04, 2017

We had a great stay! The guest room is luxurious and beautifully decorated, and the bathroom a blast! Amazing double head rock shower. Wine barrel lavatory- all so cool! Super soft bed and delicious breakfast by the pool. Lush property with flowers, gardens, grapes, fruit trees! One of the best places we stayed and can't wait to come back. ¿¿

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Rooms & Rates

Guest Room

The Guest House melds Mediterranean style with old California grandeur. Built as a private guesthouse for their friends, your hosts created an intimate retreat. Artfully crafted timbers, rustic plasterwork graced with fine custom woodwork and stone creates an airy Great Room filled with antiques, fine linens and stained glass. The bathroom features a spacious open dual shower crafted of stone and marble. A four thousand gallon European wine barrel originally shipped to San Francisco in the early 1900's by a Napa winery provides a touch of whimsy as it nestles the period theme commode and pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

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Location Type

property located on a wooded, secluded 1&1/2 acres, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 30 miles

Directions to property:

see website

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Hot tub/whirlpool tub

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2PM
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund if cancelled within 30 days.



Brian and Colleen Heslip

About the innkeepers

Your hosts Brian and Colleen Heslip will gladly provide you with lists of local, Wine Country and Coastal restaurants as well as maps and directions and suggestions for various day trips and excursions.

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  • Time Served: your choice
  • Serving Location: in your room or by the pool, Guest room