A choice of a single bed in music room or a double 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, as skiers and working. Discerning guests welcome.
Need to expect minimal privacy as both rooms are in use (one a study, the other a music room). Its simplicity, the interests of the hosts, and the sharing perhaps make it unique compared to other possibilities.
Shared bathroom, parking spaces if with car, internet, telephone. Use of kitchen to be negotiated as we are a gluten free vegetarian household.
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.
From the Brattle Museum and Art Gallery across from the Cooperative it is a 0.6 mile walk up South Main Street to Oak Grove Avenue. The house and garage is on the corner across from the Little League field. Though in South Brattleboro it is central to activities in Brattleboro. A peaceful and quiet neighbourhood.
The other end of Oak Grove is Route 5. The train station is across from the Museum. Lots of opportunities to walk or on main streets catch buses.
Other Things to Note
After decades away we are adjusting to living back in Vermont.
No smoking. Feel free to ask questions.
Accommodation was clean and quite. Located in a nice neighborhood close to amenities.
Sheldon and Gudrun were very welcoming. They made us a lovely dinner and gave us breakfast too. Their house is about a 15 minute walk from the main shopping street with a steep hill in the way. We found it to be a good location. The bed was comfy enough and the house was warm. Sheldon and Gudrun are very interesting people and are easy to talk to.
Interesting people with many fascinating stories to tell. Welcomed me in though I had not noticed that they said they were leaving Botswana and closing Okovango House on the site, fed me and talked to me.
Sheldon's guesthouse is very quaint, and Sheldon has lots of interesting stories to tell & experiences to share about living in Gaborone for the past 20+ years. The bathroom/shower did leave a bit to be desired, but I suppose this is closer to the 'true Botswana experience', which is what you're looking for anyway, isn't it?
Sheldon and Gudrun were very helpful and offered me some of their food several times, which I gladly accepted. Regardless of their age they are busy people, but they were flexible when I had to change my plans and left a day early. The room was in a separate house that is also the home to two friendly African ladies, one of whom has a young child. Except for spider webs on the ceiling, the room was clean, unlike the bathroom and the kitchen, which were inhabited by flies and ants. That and the place being a little outside Gaborone were little minuses, but the experience of getting to know my extraordinary hosts made my stay there worthwhile ;)
We recently moved in from the mountains of Marlboro to South Brattleboro, on a corner with S, Main Street 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.