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Bedrooms 4
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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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jan Bidewell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 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
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You Won't Find Better Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends had a wonderful time at the Duck House. Jan was an incredible host. We were excited to get to stay with a song writer who told us about the industry, and who was also interested in us. Jan made sure that everything was perfect for our stay and we enjoyed it and felt like we were right at home. We highly recommend the Duck House if you are looking for somewhere authentic and cozy to stay in the Nashville area.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was great, Jan was so sweet!

  • 4 of 5

Jan made us coffee and a sweet treat for breakfast everyday, she was great to make recommendations on places to eat and made sure we enjoyed our trip to Nashville. Only reason not a 5 is because we didn't know about the cat and 2 of us had severe allergies that we fought for the weekend. All in all, My friend thoroughly enjoyed her bachelorette weekend! Thanks Jan!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Perfect Nashville Home - Quaint, Interesting, and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us stayed at the Duck house last weekend, October 7-9. What an experience. The ad is absolutely correct and accurate - wonderful home and Jan is an amazing woman who is accommodating, kind, and truly made us feel like we were at home. She is a perfect host. She provided suggestions and awesome information, and made us feel like we could come and go at the Duck House. She is spectacular.

The house is very close to downtown (Broadway, etc.). That was a 10 minute Uber ride and cost about $10.00. There are other excellent restaurants close by. All of our activities were downtown or even East Nashville, and it truly was not a hassle to stay a distance from the bustle of Broadway, etc. It was an excellent benefit.

When we arrived, there was fresh pumpkin bread from Jan. Every morning she had coffee and pasties set out for us when we woke up and she was always ready to answer our questions, provide information, and just be the best hostess we could have asked for. When we return to Nashville, we will stay at the Duck House. Thanks Jan!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love having company at THE DUCK HOUSE... Nashville has so much to offer and THE DUCK HOUSE is close to all of it! :)
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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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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

Green Hills 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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Green Hills 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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