When most people think of Jamaica, they often think of pristine blue beaches and easy going vibes. They are right. You get all of this and then some when you visit but my most recent trip to Jamaica was not one where I managed many beach trips, rather I was mostly in Jamaica’s big city, Kingston. This was a real first time for me and did not know where to go or what to expect. Well, Kingston did not fail. What do you do in Jamaica when you are not at the beach? Well, learn about it’s history and eat ice cream at Devon House of course.
The most delicious artisan beef patties can be had at the Devon House Bakery.
The quaint brick structure that now houses the Devon House Bakery was the original kitchen for the historic home.
The Family’s Dining Room at Devon House.
Jamaica’s first black millionaire, Mr. George Steibel.
The home is spacious and airy but still feels quaint, like home.
This was the stairway for a secret room. After entering the room, the stairs can be pulled towards the ceiling and concealed. It was positioned like a type of panic or safe room.
The windows are large and everyone has pretty storm shutters lined by light white curtains. The home needs no lights because the sizable windows lets in all of the sun.
The horrific earthquake that sank one of Jamaica’s most notorious ports. Legends say that Port Royal was such an evil and wicked place that God consumed it with the earthquake.
I live here now.
We had the docent to ourselves and what felt like a private tour of the home. We felt extremely lucky.
The size of the key effects the size of the home. This is the docent opening the front door for us to have the most epic view of the home’s front lawn.
A portion of the from of Devon House.
I adore the classic checkerboard flooring and the the Italian style borders.
A portion of the rear of the home. I would be in heaven if I can spend the rest of my life on this back porch.
The ice-cream is the real tourist attraction at Devon House. Every Jamaican I know lives for Devon House ice-cream on a Sunday. It’s a religious experience of sorts. This is the holy grail of ice-creams, the grape nut.
Check out the historic Devon House online if you are not in Jamaica : https://www.devonhouseja.com
If you are in Jamaica and you love visiting Devon House, drop me a picture or a line in the comments and tell me about your experience. If you plan on visiting the land of wood and water then hop over to Kingston and get a patty and ice-cream for me please 🙂