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The Duck House

Jan Bidewell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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The Duck House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Nashville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Fifteen minutes to the Grand Ole Opry... Five minutes to Music Row... Two minutes to the Bluebird Cafe and the Green Hills Mall... Five minutes to Vanderbilt and ten minutes to downtown and all sports arenas...

This light, bright and very classy fully furnished executive 4 BR 2 BA home is located in the heart of Green Hills with large old trees, in a park like setting…

It resembles a large but cozy old English cottage, with all amenities included.

Additional perks include an office, sunroom, fireplace, French doors, crown molding, large deck with bar-B-Q grill for old time southern soul food, a big fenced backyard,and a two cal garage. There are plenty of linens and kitchen utensils for those who want to try creating their own southern concoctions. Pets & kids are okay, once screened, with additional security deposit. This is a safe and very beautiful neighborhood with lots of friendly neighbors.

Known to the locals as The Duck House, it has been home to many recording artists through the years. Many hit songs have been written in this home, including Cleopatra, Queen of Denial. Gold records line the walls of the huge dining room/writers room.

The Grand Ole Opry, The Nashville Zoo, Radnor Lake, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and mansion, the Parthanon, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Ballet or Symphony, Nashville Children's Theater, the Bluebird Cafe and live music all over town at various venues, Oercy Warner Park and steeplechase race in the spring, football, baseball and hockey arenas, puppet shows at downtown public library, Tootsie's Orchid lounge and many entertainment attractions on lower Broadway and 2nd Avenue, hiking in Percy Warner Park.

The Opry Land Hotel which is especially beautiful at Christmas, the riverboat on the river in downtown Nashville, summer fun at Nashville Shores, Belle Meade Plantation, visit the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, view the starts at Dyer Observatory, see a show at the Planetarium or climb Adventure Tower at the Adventure Science Center, visit the Factory in Franklin, TN and just drive around the historic district, visit the Jack Daniels Distillery, drive down 'Music Row,' visit the Carter House in Franklin and hear amazing Civil War Stories, Travelers' Rest

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jan Bidewell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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The Duck House
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Magical musical time in Nashville

  • 5 of 5

We had a family group of seven who came from all over the country to meet together in Nashville to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. We chose The Duck House to be our gathering place. The house itself is wonderfully centrally located, but in a beautiful residential area, and is spacious and comfortable with a lot of character. But the true beauty of The Duck House is Jan, the owner, herself. What originally seemed like it might be a little awkward - the fact that she lives at the house during your stay - turned out to be the best part of a great trip. Jan is an active songwriter who is constantly working with co-writers and putting together music. When she had people coming over to write, she said she would hide back in her bedroom - - but when we asked her if we could eavesdrop they worked in the main living areas. We were treated to the wonderful experience of hearing the music evolve. She has since sent us the demos of the songs they were working on. She also gave us a personal tour of Music Row, great advice on where to go for the songwriters' showcases, and a heads-up on free rehearsals before the CMT Awards shows, etc. She is a fun, warm, and knowledgeable lady, and we highly recommend a stay with her at The Duck House.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Quarky and Cute with an Amazing Host

  • 5 of 5

Jan was extremely welcoming during our stay. I called a few hours before getting into town due to last minute cancellations and she was accommodating and gracious given the situation.

We had 10 people in the house for the weekend, and went back and forth to downtown very easily. The backyard is spacious, and the deck provides a nice outdoor space to hang out. Overall, we had a great stay with Jan!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing New Years at the Duck House

  • 5 of 5

Jan welcomed our 8 person group of late 20's early 30's to her house with open arms and a smile on her face. We were all in town for the New Years’ time-frame and spent four nights at the Duck House. The house was a good size for the group and had everything you need while staying away from home. It helped that Jan was there to give insight to the surrounding area and where we could go to find what we needed while there.

Jan, being a singer/songwriter was also more than happy to play instruments and sing with the more musically talented of the group. She even invited over some other up and coming musicians to join in on the fun which was a real treat. All of this was of course at the request of our group. One of the nights we were also invited to watch Jan and some of the other artists play at a local bar. Needless to say, it was amazing and something none of us will ever forget.

Being that we were in town for New Year’s festivities we were rolling in and out of the house at two or three in the morning. On some nights and mornings, some of our other local friends would join the party at the house, bringing the total up a few from time to time. Jan completely understood the entire time and never intervened.

On a final note. I brought my 50lb Basset Hound mix for the vacation and he as well was welcomed right into the house. Jan has a nice fenced in back yard where the dog could snoop around in during the day and was allowed into the house as long as someone was there to keep an eye on him. While everyone was out Jan had no problem allowing the dog to stay inside as long as he was crated.

Bottom line is that the Duck House and Jan were great. Jan was around if you wanted or needed her to be and was out of sight when the group didn’t need her around. The house was also a short drive to central Nashville and was located in a very nice neighborhood. There was plenty of parking space and fun for every one of all ages.

Thanks again Jan, we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A Magical and Memorable Stay in Music City

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us from over the country gathered at the Duck House for a 60th birthday family celebration. The accommodations were fully as represented, and convenient to much to do in Nashville. Jan provided good directions and recommendations as might be expected generally. More than that, however, Jan truly helped make the week in Music City magical, providing much more than a place to stay. It wasn’t that she was ever-present (and she would have been perfectly willing to have been, and often was, imperceptible), but to the extent we were open to what she was doing when our times overlapped, she certainly didn’t keep us away or make us feel other than welcome.

Jan went out of her way to not only give us a glimpse of Nashville and its music scene, but to bring us right inside it - from a private tour of Music Row, recommendations/invitations for coffee shop-type songwriter venues, unexpected access to some pre-CMA fest activities, a private concert of some of her songs, and letting us watch and listen to the songwriting process up to the time that she and her budding artists left to cut a demo. This was on top of what we had already planned and did - from first-rate dining, to concerts at the Ryman and Grand Ole Opry, to honky-tonks on Broadway, to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, etc, etc.

It is truly difficult to see how staying in Nashville could have been made better.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Enjoyed our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to anywhere you want to be in the Nashville area. We were apprehensive, at first, about sharing space with a "stranger" and possibly feeling intrusive, but Jan was a wonderful hostess who made us feel at home. She is a busy woman, given her career, doing her own thing, she was mostly out of sight giving us full reign of the house and freedom to do as we please. However, when needed for anything, Jan was accessible to us at any given hour. She was very helpful, providing directions and suggestions to must see sites, etc. We may have come as strangers, but we left as friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so wonderful to meet such great guests who usually become friends!

Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home-like atmosphere, The Duck House is the perfect choice. We were going to be in Nashville for a week while my mother-in-law had open heart surgery at Vanderbilt and needed a place to stay that would allow us to bring our little dog. After inquiring about The Duck House, Jan, the owner, promptly contacted us. During our brief exchange of emails, it was very clear that she was going to be a great Hostess.

The Duck House is located in a nice residential neighborhood. In a few short turns you can be on Hillsboro Pike where there are many dining and shopping options. Jan provided us with maps and suggestions for getting around Nashville that were very helpful. With her directions, going to Vanderbilt Hospital was only a 10 minute drive using the back roads.

During this stressful time, it was nice to return to The Duck House instead of a hotel. We were greeted by Misty the cat and often Jan's smiling face. We had the upstairs to ourselves where we could relax and come and go as we pleased. The living area downstairs was comfortable and offered a lot of interesting décor, including Jan's collection of various musical awards and instruments. We shared the house with Jan, including the kitchen, laundry, living and dining areas, as well as the deck and front sun porch. We felt right at home. She even gave us fresh vegetables from her garden. During our stay, Jan was practicing for a performance at one of the local songwriter's venues so we got to enjoy listening to some great music. This was a nice departure from the hectic scene at the hospital. Jan allowed us time to ourselves, but she was also there to talk when we wanted. She is such an interesting lady. We left knowing that we had a new friend in Nashville.

The Duck House and the owner, Jan Buckingham, helped us get through a difficult week and we highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have made some wonderful new friends through renting out THE DUCK HOUSE. I am truly blessed!


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
12 South
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
40 and 24 and 65
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cheesecake Factory
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Nashville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes $400.00 a night for 4 bedrooms
$300.00 a night 3 bedrooms
There is a $150.00 cleaning fee that comes out of your $500.00 security deposit, and $350.00 comes back to you, with no damages.
This is a bed and breakfast arrangement, but with you fixing your own meals... You have the entire home. :)

This is a four bedroom rental.

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Nashville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Washer, dryer, dishwasher, disposal, cable and color TVs, Y-Fi, central heat and air, fully furnished, including a 100 year old upright grand piano. This is a wonderful place to call your home away from home. Each upstairs bedroom is fully furnished with cottage charm and sleeps two.

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