A Jamaican Hideaway Featured in the Bob Marley Biopic ‘One Love’ Can Be Yours for $16.8 Million

Always wanted to live like a legendary reggae musician who sold more than 20 million records during his lifetime? Now’s your chance, because the blissful Jamaican retreat currently appearing in the newly released film One Love has just hit the market for $16.8 million.

Featured prominently in the biopic, it’s at these cool digs that the late Bob Marley (played by Kingsley Ben-Adir) went to recuperate after he was shot during a 1970s assassination attempt. It’s also said to have been a favorite outpost of the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson, and was written up in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz.

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Nestled on a remote 26-acre parcel high atop Jamaica’s Blue Mountains—a UNESCO World Heritage Site laced with coffee farms, giant swallowtail butterflies and more than 300 species of birds—the boutique luxury resort in St. Andrew, near the Caribbean island’s capital city of Kingston, is being offered by the U.S. marketing team of Ivan Hernandez, Leslie Cooper and Alex Miranda at Compass.

Strawberry Hill Hotel Jamaica
Each cottage boasts four-poster beds and private verandas overlooking serene gardens and picturesque views.

Known as Strawberry Hill Hotel, the charming white wood-framed and shingle-roof dwelling is currently owned by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, who acquired the property in 1974 and subsequently enlisted local architect Ann Hodges to restore the premises in the ’80s after damage from Hurricane Gilbert.

Originally built in the 18th century, Strawberry Hill actually began its life as a coffee plantation and strawberry farm that was gifted by the Royal Family in 1780 to Horace Walpole, the 4th Earl of Orford and son of Prime Minister Robert Walpole. The site went on to serve as a naval hospital for foreign officers in the late 18th century, then belonged to several well-known Jamaican families before ultimately going to Blackwell.

Strawberry Hill Hotel Jamaica
A serene lagoon-style swimming pool is ringed by palms and exotic blossoms.

Today, the establishment is part of Backwell’s Island Outpost hotel chain, and boasts 13 Georgian-style cottages adorned with plantation shutters, fretwork fanlights hand-crafted by local artisans, mahogany four-poster beds and French doors spilling out to private verandas. There’s also a restaurant and bar, an indoor/outdoor spa with five treatment rooms, infinity-edge swimming pool, a yoga pavilion, meandering pathways leading to hidden pergolas, a helipad, and per the listing, the opportunity for the new owner to add 16 more villas.

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Strawberry Hill Hotel Jamaica
Strawberry Hill Hotel Jamaica

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