Bob Marley’s House In Little Bay Jamaica

August 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Jamaica Tours

While many people have toured Bob Marley’s homes in Kingston and Nine Mile few can claim seeing his vacation home in Little Bay Jamaica. If you act now you might be able to see the home in it’s somewhat original state (hurricane damaged) before it is completely rebuilt in the next year or two. If you search around enough on the internet you can figure out when it was built, how Bob and his crewed lived in Negril while it was built and stories about his time in the Little Bay area. It’s no secret that some of the best ganja in the world is grown within a mile of Little Bay, was that Bob Marley’s attraction to the area or was it the beautiful scenery in the area? <– Once you go you will know!

Bob Marley's house in little bay

Getting to Little Bay: Good luck, I rented a scooter and got completely lost. I ended up down the road at Salmon Point thinking it was Little Bay and while it was only less than 1/2 mile away (give or take) by water it took me 30 minutes to find it on land. If you end up in Salmon Point have O’Neil Furguson (876-293-9275) escort you over to Little Bay and save yourself the stress of figuring out how to get there on your own. If you do go there on your own turn your music off and keep your windows open on the back roads since the mining trucks will sound their horns to let you know they are coming and require the entire road. I would really suggest a taxi and since Little Bay is only a few miles outside of Negril.

Cost: Free…….well sort of free. Once you arrive in Little Bay and pass the fisherman’s beach you will see a little bar on the waterfront. At this bar you will find “Boot” the tour guide who will show you Bob Marley’s house and mineral bath for just a tip. I would strongly suggest calling Boot before you go to make sure that he is going to be there or so he can have someone waiting for you. Boot’s contact info is: 876-416-2292. Be kind and give him $10 or $20 for your group since his income is limited to giving these tours.

Boot at Bob Marley's house

What to bring: A camera, a bathing suit if you want to chill out in Bob Marley’s private mineral bath and about 30 minutes of your time.

Hint: Plan some extra time to explore Orange Hill once you are done in Little Bay. In my opinion God/Jah created this area of the island as his masterpiece.

wood carvings at Bob Marley's house in little bay

A slide show of some of my pictures of the Bob Marley tour in Little Bay. If you like the music please support the artist who also sells wood carvings on the beach 50 yards north of Rooms on the Beach. His name is Jah Earllocks and his contact number is 876-349-8834.

If you want to stay in Little Bay and explore other great places like Bob Marley’s summer home check out the Coral Cottage <– a link to my review or contact them directly on their site Coral Cottage In my opinion, they offer luxury lodging, cheap prices and they are located in a great community that is surrounded by great places to explore!

Comments

15 Comments on "Bob Marley’s House In Little Bay Jamaica"

  1. Wahoo on Mon, 9th Aug 2010 5:26 am 

    I was a little nervous at first when I saw Boot’s FBI T-shirt, but I relaxed a little after I saw FBI stands for Female Body (or Boobies) Inspector.

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  3. Eco on Mon, 9th Aug 2010 11:02 am 

    At least the women folk know up front that he offers optional services at the mineral springs or at the end of the tour.

  4. Wahoo on Mon, 9th Aug 2010 6:01 pm 

    Actually, that looks pretty much like my almost half-paid-for (with a 30-year mortgage) condo in northern Virginia…minus the cool tropical landscaping!

  5. Do Jamaica Your Way on Tue, 17th Aug 2010 5:02 pm 

    I loooove the Cashpot song!!! LOL that was a great tune to put on the video. What a nice idea supporting a local that way too. This is what we all should strive to do.

  6. Eco on Wed, 18th Aug 2010 8:13 pm 

    Kristi, I’m actually going to do a blog post about him at some point since he impressed me so much. Great music, great crafts and like Ted (grass mats) he is not a pushy vendor.

    BTW, congrats on the new site.

  7. Do Jamaica Your Way on Wed, 25th Aug 2010 5:03 pm 

    Thanks! And let me know when you do the post on this guy. I always forget to check in on your blog but would like to read about him.

    PS: Enjoy your trip. The Blue mountains are spectacular!!!!

  8. Marsha on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 1:00 pm 

    Great fun tour with Boot! Loved it! Also, if want to stay in Little Bay there is a great new place I was really impressed with – Coral Cottage – http://www.coralcottagejamaica.com Really enjoyed my time there! Located about 100 yards up the oceanfront fom Bob Marley’s place. Check it out!

  9. Eco on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 9:14 pm 

    Marsha, thanks for the link that looks like a nice place even though it’s 4 times what I can afford a night.

    BTW, I just got back the other day from bringing 3 friends over for another tour of Little Bay and we swam in the cave this time. I would suggest to anyone that is interested in going to pack a swim suit.

  10. normand dion on Tue, 12th Oct 2010 8:23 am 

    Bless & waa gwaan
    I n I feel realy realy SAD seing those pictures & Video of Bob Marley & Esther
    Anderson Home Place call it “The Rock”, cause everything it machit up by Huricane, seen. I n I was living 4 mouths ina Little Bay, in 1990. I was living
    at ” The Rock” (The House) whit my best Idren Chris-Benta Anderson.
    I n I knows weel Boot-Romy-Richie-Daniel Clayton.
    I have some very nice Pictures of ” The Rock”.
    I n I know they will built up something whit SeaPray Adv. villas, but fi mi & fi woolip of roots Dreads, ” The Rock” was so real, so Mystic, so Natural.
    Yes, it’s a sad day to me, to see that Video.
    Jah will still Guide & Protect di Place, and Bless Little Bay Poeple, my Friends.
    Remember di song : Running Water for Little Bay Poeple.
    ONE LOVE
    I n I : ITAL-IDREN : bozband@hotmail.com

  11. Eco on Sat, 16th Oct 2010 4:31 pm 

    Normand, I searched on Youtube for the song and didn’t have any luck. Could you send me a link?

  12. normand dion on Tue, 16th Nov 2010 11:25 pm 

    @ ECO : The song was Recording on Sun Power Studio Kingston ,
    on Jimmy Cliff’s Studio by Christopher Montgomery Anderson,
    ( aka Chris-BENTA ). WE HAVE SOME 45′ Tour Venyl here in
    Montreal-Canada. Come on my Facebook :
    Normand Dion : Profil Pic it’s a Paint small Outside Kitchen
    whit Bob’s Face smoking Spliff. It was on Little Bay yard.
    Nuff Respect

  13. A Freelance Writer’s Life Abroad: Inside Peek at My Life as an American Living in Jamaica for a Year, Part XIX : Inkwell Editorial on Sat, 12th Mar 2011 3:22 pm 

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  14. Kaylya Zukofsky on Sun, 26th Jun 2011 9:53 am 

    I was fortunate enough to have seen that house in its original state, before Ivan got to it and before the owner started to dismantle it recently.

    Little Bay used to me my home away from home in Negril. It was a great little town to hang out in and we had some majorly fun times and celebrations there over the years.

    http://wstcountywstend.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/a-look-bay-spending-the-day-in-little-bay/

    http://wstcountywstend.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/a-look-back-howling-at-the-moon/

  15. carolyn on Wed, 3rd Aug 2011 12:07 pm 

    So sorry to know that the house is in such terrible disrepair. I visited around 1992 or ’93. At the time an ex-pat American man who lived in Little Bay (Rich I think, he looked like Wille Nelson) took several of us to the house to swim and enjoy the peace of the place. It was so beautiful, like a treehouse, I have to dig out the photos. He said the house had belonged to Esther and that the locals kept it up. It was a magical place.

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