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Jan Bidewell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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

Owner is a twice Grammy nominated songwriter who keeps a downstairs bedroom in the home, but is pretty much invisible and in the studio, unless guests request a tour of Music Row or a concert in the living room like concerts that owner gives at various music venues around Nashville.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jan Bidewell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jan Bidewell

Twice Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/publisher with songs cut by Whitney Houston, Melissa Manchester, Pam Tillis, Tim McGraw, Crystal Gayle, George Jones, and many more, and with songs in television (I.e. Hollywood Wives, Friends, etc.) and in film (i.e. My Cousin Vinnie) Owner is happy give house concerts and tours of Music Row at no additional charge, and can also let guests watch as a song is written.

Why Jan Bidewell chose Nashville

THE DUCK HOUSE is less than ten minutes from downtown, six minutes to The Gulch, four minutes to 12 South, and two minutes to Green Hills stores and attractions.

What makes this house unique

Home is perfect for family reunions, wedding parties and graduations. Large deck out back with built in Bar-B-Q grill, and located in beautiful park like setting in the safe neighborhood of Green Hills.


based on 10 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.6 based on 10 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
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Perfect place for a warm cozy home feel

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a 4 day conference. Jan kept in constant contact with us up to the time we arrived at the home. She welcomed us with open arms and gave us a great tour of the house. Jan gave us free reign of the home and accommodated all of our requests. The home is a nice cozy property away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville. It was easy to access and find. We also went for a 5 mile run in the neighborhood and noticed all of the great properties in the area which made us feel at home and safe. Jan had all of the beds and rooms made up perfectly for us. A pot of coffee and rolls waited for us each morning. She was very friendly and great to talk to, very informative and had wonderful stories. We had hoped our conference was there again next year so we could book our stay right away, unfortunately it is not. We do plan on visiting her home with our family in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love to share my home with guests, and it's easy to please wonderful people like I have had the pleasure of meeting through this website. Music lovers and sports fans will find THE DUCK HOUSE to be very convenient and close to Nashville attractions. I'm hoping these folks return to see more of Nashville. :)
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Inside the Music

  • 5 of 5

How lucky for me that I had the opportunity to stay at The Duck House in early July. My nine day introduction to Nashville was wonderful, in part due to this comfortable house, the welcoming and gracious hospitality of its host, and its beautiful treed setting. Upon arrival from Canada (on Canada Day, July 1st), I immediately felt as though I belonged at The Duck House as I was asked to join in plans to celebrate July 4th. Visiting a songwriter friend and staying at The Duck House, I was very fortunate (as a music appreciator) to view a bit of the songwriter's day-to-day experience from the inside.

During my stay, I felt totally at ease using the spaces as I would use my own -- whether cooking in the kitchen or reading a book in the living room. For me, the antique pieces of furniture in the bedrooms brought a feeling of warmth, while the air conditioning was welcomed on each return when I walked into the house. Although I only explored the big back yard to investigate the fruit trees and vegetable garden, the yard is there for the using, with a lawn, deck and bar-b-que. The lovely established, treed neighbourhood even got me out jogging in the morning to explore.

The Duck House is located within an easy drive to South 12th Avenue and downtown with its many attractions, as well as grocery stores and other day-to-day facilities you might need. And in the other direction, it is a short distance to Radnor Lake State Natural Area (inside the city) with its natural beauty, great blue herons and more.

If The Duck House is available when I visit this creative city again, I will definitely choose to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The website was very misleading. Pictures are very outdated on the website. The housekeeping was definitely not up to my standards. On the upside Jan is a very nice person.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I guess it is impossible to please everyone. THE DUCK HOUSE has old fashioned charm and class, but if a guest is looking for ultra modern, then THE DUCK HOUSE will probably not be their cup of tea! :)
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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
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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
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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

Nashville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

$400.00 a night for 4 bedrooms
$300.00 a night 3 bedrooms
There is a $150.00 nonrefundable cleaning fee and a $500 damage deposit which 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 not allowed
  • 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
  • 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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