THE DUCK HOUSE

Jan Bidewell

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE DUCK HOUSE

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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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Jan Bidewell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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The Duck House
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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The Duck House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368417
615 269-5883
Nashville Tennessee
5

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
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The Duck House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368417
615 269-5883
Nashville Tennessee
5

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
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The Duck House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368417
615 269-5883
Nashville Tennessee
5

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!
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The Duck House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368417
615 269-5883
Nashville Tennessee
5

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
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: I have made some wonderful new friends through renting out THE DUCK HOUSE. I am truly blessed!
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The Duck House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368417
615 269-5883
Nashville Tennessee
Beloit, Wisconsin
5

Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This was our best B&B experience by far. Jan is a wonderful hostess and made us feel right at home. Very few places allow pets, especially as large as the one we have; Bud a 103 lb. yellow lab. I think she was a little overwhelmed by his size at first but she whole heartedly accepted him and by the end of our visit they loved each other. The fenced in back yard made it wonderful that we didn't have to keep him confined in the house. I think with a few more days he and Misty might have even become friends!

Our room was very clean and comfortable and we had the whole upstairs to ourselves, privacy was never a concern. We really enjoyed our morning coffee chats. Jan was very helpful mapping out short cuts to make it easy to get around. She's very accommodating and has no problem with erratic hours of tourist.

Our trip was preliminary to moving to the Nashville area and if everyone we meet is as nice as Jan we know we will love it there. It's nice to know we will have a friend when we live there.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I meet the nicest people from this site and it is an honor to make such wonderful new friends!
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The Duck House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p368417
615 269-5883
Nashville Tennessee
Vidor
5

A Friend for Life!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have picked a better home away from home! Staying with Jan was like staying with family and we are going to miss her dearly!

The house is beautiful and feels like home. Jan is very mindful of your time there and is very accommodating. She never makes you feel like you're in her way.

The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay and there is more than enough room.

It's so centrally located that it's actually the perfect location, yet you're tucked back in a quiet little neighborhood, so it feels like you're going home at the end of the day.

I highly recommend The Duck House - but not only for the beauty of the home, but for your chance to be blessed by this wonderful woman.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Meeting wonderful people like I do through vacation rentals makes life a great adventure!
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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$2,500
 

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.

Please email or call to see availability and special offers.
By check only, or bank to bank, if coming from outside the United States.
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Amenities

Amenities

Nashville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • equestrian events
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • golf
Notes:
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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