Summer garden

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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A choice of a double bed in music room or a single bed (both fold-out couches) in study. We are a gluten free, vegetarian household. We have roots in Vermont going back over fifty years, as students and as skiers and later working. Discerning guests welcome.

The space

Need to expect privacy but note that with arr=greed upon arrangements both rooms may need to be shared when you are out (one a study, the other a music room). It is simplicity, the interests of the hosts and those of the guests, and the sharing that perhaps make it unique compared to other possibilities in the area.

Guest access

Shared bathroom,off-street parking spaces if with car, free 24 hour internet and telephone. Use of kitchen to be negotiated as we are a gluten free vegetarian household.Space in the fridge can be arranged if needed. In Spring, Summer and Fall the garden area and table with large sun-shade umbrella is also available for use.

Interaction with guests

It true BnB tradition we offer a simple breakfast to guests (if it fits in their schedule) and occasionally a meal. We enjoy exchanging experiences with guests. If they can make music even better.

Other things to note

After decades away we are adjusting to living back in Vermont.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 10
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price: 42 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No smoking. Feel free to ask questions.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Diana User Profile
July 2017
Sheldon and Gudrun were the best hosts I could have asked for. From the moment I arrived in a heavy rain storm, and Sheldon met me with an umbrella at my car, to the morning when they sent me off with a goodbye breakfast of blueberry pancakes, they were amazing! They are kind people with lots to share, travelers are lucky to pass through their home in Brattleboro.

Jonathan User Profile
June 2017
Brattleboro is filled with interesting people living by principle. Sheldon and Gudrun will not disappoint!

Meg User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful time staying here and would highly recommend is as a friendly and comfortable place to stay. Sheldon welcomed us with pizza and we had a delicious send-off breakfast before the long drive home. Both our hosts were helpful and knowledgeable throughout our stay.

Leroy User Profile
May 2017
Sheldon was a great host. Very helpful and willing to provide food and lots of great stories.

Rosemary User Profile
January 2017
This was a wonderful experience. I arrived to a live string quartet session in the music room, had delicious soup, then was invited to join Sheldon and his wife for a "Take a Moment for Peace" presentation and a downtown gallery tour. They enjoy welcoming people into their home. I'm sure if you wanted to be left alone they would honor it, but I felt more like "company" than a paying guest. It was fascinating to get to know them. They take Airbnb to a whole new level. As I wrote to them privately, humanity needs more people like them. Thank you both, Sheldon and Gudrun.

Vania User Profile
November 2016
The best part of staying with Sheldon and Gudrun are themselves! I liked attending events such as the Cuban dinner/ film/ talk, the Blues (watching both of them dance), a play at Marlborough College, and the Quaker pancake breakfast/ discussion on social justice & environmental causes/ silent worship. Sheldon helped me with rides to and from the bus station and even drove me to NECCA- just to show me where it was.

Sarah User Profile
October 2016
Sheldon and Gudrun had hot soup waiting for me on the stove, and made up my bed beautifully. Gudrun is a talented violinist and the study is full of art. I had a lovely stay.

Brattleboro, Vermont, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Sheldon User ProfileSheldon is a superhost.

We moved in from the mountains of Marlboro to South Brattleboro, on a corner with S, Main Street in March 2014. We are in walking distance (0.6 mile) of Main Street and there town centre.
Gudrun is a concert violinist and strings teacher.
I am an academic, who has worked at different universities in Africa and Oceania over the last fifty years.
I was last foundation Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Botswana.
We were in Botswana 22 years. After retiring from UB I worked for a number of NGOs as a volunteer and wrote as a journalist for a local newspaper four columns a week.
We are interested in peace, social change and development.
NOTE: Our flat is small. Though the music room is private and even has its own entrance, the other facilities are shared. If you require a private bathroom and kitchenette our place is NOT for you.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
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