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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Jan Bidewell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

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 Green Hills

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.


Green Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 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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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend in Nashville and staying at the Duck House. Ms. Jan was a wonderful host and look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved these guests! They even came out to see me play a gig at the Commodore. I can't wait to see them again!
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Awsome Location

  • 5 of 5

I will be staying here again...the home is comfortable and the neighborhood is wonderful. The location couldn't be better. Easy on and off of all major thoroughfares. The home is quite large and bright....lots of fruit trees and grapevines and other interesting vegetation. Large Deck on the back, Off Street Parking....comfortable furnishings. Take your shoes off at the door....which I very much appreciated. Huge staircase.....fenced back yard....with two adorable cats....they eventually come to check you CAREFUL BACKING OUT OF THE DRIVE....THEY HAVE THAT NASHVILLE LAID-BACK "I'M MOVING" ATTITUDE. Wonderful experience for me....Jan was kind enough to invite me to a songwriter's jam at the Gold Rush in Midtown Nashville to listen to her play along with a number of other artists. Calie, the bartender there is the best....and you must try the Monday night special.....Bean Roll.....Lot's of good food.....enough for breakfast the next am. Thank you again, and if you get a chance.....stay here....It will be an experience you will never forget. Thanks for such a heartfelt provision of offering up your home to me. Sincerely, Rhonda

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love having guests stay at my home, THE DUCK HOUSE... and guests like this are so special to me. Nashville is a city full of fun activities and attractions, and with so much to do and see, my guests are never bored! Come visit and see for yourself! :)
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Nice, convenient place

  • 4 of 5

Jan is a lovely hostess and the house is roomy and cute and easy to get to downtown. We enjoyed our time there.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love having appreciative guests stay at THE DUCK HOUSE. Chad and his party were a lot of fun and I am hoping they can come back for another visit.
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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: October 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: November 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

$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.

Please email or call to see availability and special offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.