Oak Grove Avenue basement

House - Private room · Brinks Rd, Gaborone, South-East, Botswana

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.

The Space

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.

Guest Access

Shared bathroom, shared kitchen, parking spaces if with car, internet, telephone.

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $175 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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?

    November 2012
  • 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 ;)

    September 2012
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Swarthmore, College Antioch New England University and Harvard University
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. IWe have been in Botswana 22 years. I now work with NGOPs as a volunteer and write as a journalist for a local newspaper. We are interested in peace, social change and development.
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