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Parking against the fence, duplex behind, music room in basementSummer garden
Private room in apartment

Oak Grove Avenue basement

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Oak Grove Avenue basement

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
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We are a gluten free, Mediterranean diet household. We have roots in Vermont going back over fifty years, as students and as skiers and later working. Discerning guests welcome.
Guests have their own entrance to the Music Room. The bed is a new design couch-bed that unfolds in three parts, with no bars or disturbing springs. A memory foam two inch mattress increases comfort. A blow-up single air mattress is available for a child or another adult.


Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 sofa beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Self check-in with keypad


45 Reviews

Peter User Profile
July 2018
Sheldon was a very responsive host and is attentive without being intrusive. When I was considering booking the room and asked him for an additional picture, he responded right away and had new photos posted within an hour. After the first night I told him there was a metal bar…
Colin User Profile
July 2018
Wonderful basement space, and yard. Sheldon is very kind and a good host.
Claudia User Profile
June 2018
Sheldon is a very thoughtful host. He gave me a lift to and from the bus station, and a quick tour of downtown Brattleboro! I stayed in a comfortable little room filled with art and objects from a lifetime of travels. There is a lovely little yard just outside filled with flowers…
Tony User Profile
May 2018
This is a quaint stay. We enjoyed our time there although we were busy galavanting around town for most of the stay. Sheldon and his family were very accommodating and are interested in sharing the stories of journeys that bring people together. Thanks very much! (Also, getti…
Mona User Profile
April 2018
My stay with Sheldon and Gudren was wonderful. I was provided with a healthy, satisfying breakfast and coffee each morning. They answered any questions I had. I was even offerred diner! The best part of my stay was going out with Gudrun, Cristina and Niko to save salamanders, wo…
Ella User Profile
January 2018
This is a home away from home. Sheldon and Gudrun have a natural gift of hospitality. The private entrance is a real plus; although, I didn’t use it. Their crosscultural experience is amazing!
Kevin User Profile
December 2017
A very interesting host. Sheldon and his wife were kind to offer a welcoming vegan supper upon our arrival. My friend and I were expecting two beds as described , and instead were shown a sofa bed to share. It was not ok and had to explain we were not a couple and expected what w…
Sheldon User Profile
Response from Sheldon:
In his report Kevin mixes kind words with cutting. The kind ones are appreciated, the cutting should have been discussed with us when he was here. Some misunderstandings with Kevin could have been prevented easily. I asked him four times (first through AirBnB and the fourth the day before his arrival to his cell phone) to tell me about his friend. Kevin failed to reply to this request. I did not report it because when he arrived he apologized for not telling us about his friend. We have one sleeping space on a single sofa bed in the study and two sleeping spaces on a double sofa bed in the music room. That AIRBnB has had to list this as “two beds” was a source of the current misunderstanding. AirBnB needs to improve their bed allocation information to distinguish clearly between single and double beds. To fight smells in the bath room we have both a natural air freshener and a box of matches. We assume that guests know that if someone has left a smell that is disturbing to light one match and then blow it out to clear the air. Kevin and friend non-staying for two nights — they told us it was, first, because they were in Greenfield and decided to stay with friends instead of driving back late (alcohol consumption, lateness of the hour? Or?). They left early on Monday afternoon because of the threatening snowstorm, and they wished to avoid it. This is all they communicated to us. One reason we have continued as SuperHosts is because our guests have been interested in us and in talking to us, asking questions about our experiences, and so on. This was not on Kevin and his friend’s agenda as they seemed to prefer to do all the talking and then move on.
December 2017

Hosted by Sheldon

Brattleboro, Vermont, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Sheldon User Profile
56 Reviews
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. The main room available for guests is Gudrun's Music Room (she died on 29 May 2018) It is …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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