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bed and breakfast

(B&B or BnB), small business that offers guests rooms and breakfast, usually in a private home or apartment. In a B&B, service and meal preparation is typically provided by the people living in the residence rather than a professional staff, and the residence's facilities are often with and by the guests, though there may be separate bathrooms. B&Bs, which may be a main source of income or a side business for the host, are in the United States an outgrowth of the custom, dating to colonial times, of homeowners offering travelers a place to stay overnight if there was no inn or other lodging available.
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Fragrant lavender bushes line the walk leading to the front door of the Lavender Sea Bed-and-Breakfast in Williamsburg, Va.
I wasn't looking at buying a bed-and-breakfast until the kids were in college," she admits "I didn't know it would pop up this quickly, but my kids love to go there and raid the refrigerators and play out front.
Inspirations late deals flying from Glasgow, all in named accommodation: Turkey (Izmir) May 4-14 nights bed-and-breakfast at Turan for pounds 243.
Ned Shank, co-owner of Dairy Hollow House Inn at Eureka Springs, the state's most recognized bed-and-breakfast inn, has seen the number of B&Bs in northwest Arkansas explode during the past two decades.
pounds 258: Seven nights in Malta, staying at the three-star Porto Azzurro Hotel, St Paul's Bay, on a bed-and-breakfast basis.