Bob Marley House in Jamaica

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Bob Marley House – I found Bob Marley’s house while virtually exploring homes in Jamaica.  Were you a fan of Bob Marley?  I first heard and fell in love with Reggae music when shortly after being married, my husband called me at work and said lets go to Jamaica, so we did!

We stayed on the quieter side of Jamaica, Ocho Rios.  I especially remember Jamaica’s Dunn’s River Falls where we climbed up the falls and enjoyed the cascading falls and sat in the little pools and lagoons on the way up and down.

Now, there is a Bob Marley Nine Mile and Dunne River Falls tour to take where you visit the falls and then head to the little village of St. Ann where the “King of Reggae” was born.  A trip through the childhood Bob Marley house with insight into his childhood and musical career, and ending with a visit to the mausoleum where he is laid to rest.

Bob_Marley_house_in_Nine_MileI love Bob Marley’s colorful childhood house with the cascading blooms framing the doorway.  This house location is Nine Mile, Jamaica, a village in St. Ann Parish. Jamaica.

Sadly, Bob Marley’s early death at the age of 36 was in 1981 due to malignant melanoma found on his toe.  He was recommended to have it amputated, but believed this to be a sin as a devoted Rastafarian and refused the treatment.  While in flight to return home to Jamaica after learning his cancer had spread, he became so sick the plane landed in Miami where he died on May 11, 1981.  –

Sue in Jamaica I am sitting in the hotel restaurant where we stayed in Jamaica when I had no clue who Bob Marley was, but first heard Reggae music that was the nightly entertainment.  We came home from our trip to Jamaica raving about Reggae music to our friends and family and headed to the music store for more to listen to reminders of our fun trip to exotic Jamaica.

Bob Marley house source: David_e_Waldron on Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. I loved reggai music the first time I heard it. This was a great tour, thanks! And you are so cute!!!

  2. Jamaican’s certainly don’t have a fear of color. I love that blooming plant, framing out the door of Bob’s childhood home. It was fun to see a photo of you enjoying Jamaica.

  3. Jeeze Cheryl, you saw Bob Marley before he was famous! This little post has created some of the most interesting comments.

  4. In the spring of 1974 my girlfriend and I travelled to Ocho Rios. I can’t remember where we stayed, but at the hotel pool the musical band was Bob and the Whalers(?). He wasn’t famous yet, but I really liked his music. His house looks beautiful too.

  5. Oh wow Carol, again, your life was and is so intriguing. I remember the bus ride to the hotel, seeing the coastal line and being wowed by the trees with the red blooms that may be called Poinciana trees – I will never forget them. We did visit a grocery store by the hotel and were struck by the lack of refrigeration. We bought peanut butter and bread.

    I recall now that my sister’s sister-in-law was a resident there as a travel agent for awhile and when she came home to Illinois, she was always..cold. Thank you for your memories.

  6. Thanks for the memories. 1974 – 1975, we taught school in Jamaica. We lived in the center of the island in Mandeville which you probably didn’t visit and then moved to Port Maria which you might have passed through as it is not far from “Ochey”. We did our grocery shopping in Ocho Rios. Our son was born in Kingston although we lived on the north coast because the hospital wasn’t”up to date” in Port Maria where we lived. The house we rented for $115 a month was spectacular in design and was right on the main highway that runs all around the island. The view was incredible. Oh to have had money back then to have decorated it. It could have graced the cover of Coastal Living.

    We learned about reggae at that time and have been fans ever since. My husband got to see him in concert, but we were only given one ticket and I was home with the baby. I do a lesson with my students about getting to the deeper meaning of words and to grab their attention (middle schoolers) I use Bob Marley lyrics. Obviously I pick acceptable songs, but the kids love the lesson each year. Someone always says, “this is poetry.”

  7. Neat! I had no idea that he died from toe cancer! Is he actually laid to rest IN the house, or in the outside yard?
    Jamaica looks like fun – I have heard so many good things about it.

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