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Beach adjacent elegance, Unique amenities, Full Staff and fun for the kids!

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 11,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 8 Bedroom, 7 bathroom, Beach Adjacent villa

Our love affair with Jamaica led us to create Mais Oui as more than just a home away from home - we wanted to share the island's vibrant culture in a setting that offered amenities rivaling that of a five star resort or hotel, but without the cookie-cutter approach. We created Mais Oui as a vacation rental in Jamaica because we are sincere and committed to providing an exceptional, elegant introduction to the beautiful island and its' people!

Walk through our 8-bedroom villa and you'll see an exhibit of local artwork from area artists, furniture created by Jamaican craftspeople, and views of the historic Rio Bueno Harbor, now felt to be the true landing site of Jamaica's first tourist - Christopher Columbus.

Have a game-night in one of our three indoor living areas, or even a fabulous movie-night on our terrace theater under the stars! Kids, parents and grandparents alike will enjoy splashing around the swimming pool. Shoot some hoops or hit the tennis court for competitive family fun!

Let our local staff be your personal tour guides to all Jamaica has to offer. Imagine your own private, beach-ajacent Jamaica villa that's central to more than 30 Jamaican adventures. Hire our trusted van and driver to see the sights in comfort and safety, on and off the beaten track! No need to stress about a rental car or fumble with a map to experience the best of Jamaica!

Our guests are our greatest spokespersons …

"I had high expectations for our family vacation in Jamaica - and the staff at Mais Oui not only met every one of them but exceeded them beyond what I could have imagined. Thank you so much for treating my family like your family. Our experience here is one that I will treasure always."

- J. W., Round Rock, Texas. Source: Villa Guestbook

More Details

Owner
Darrell and Sherry
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Darrell and Sherry

My wife and I built Mais Oui (pronounced 'May Wee') in 1999 and opened officially in 2000.

We created Mais Oui to be more than a home away from home. It was designed to be super comfortable and well equipped so that guests would not miss the hotel experience … "Upscale but not uptight" as one guest puts it. As an independent property that has to compete not only with hotels but also gated planned communities with club memberships, we chose to provide a host of amenities that typically would not be available at a private home. Our previously silent partner, our son, is now growing up and has helped us realize new ways of involving and welcoming children in the Mais Oui vacation experience.

One of our core values is to enhance the lives of the Jamaican people. One way we do that is through our commitment to our staff. We have about 12 people, some full-time, some part-time, who work with us as a team, to make the Mais Oui experience a reality. We work very hard to have guests stay with us so that we can, in turn, afford to keep our staff employed thereby contributing positively to their lives and the local community.

Darrell and Sherry purchased this villa in 2000

Why Darrell and Sherry chose Jamaica

We're an 'ocean view' location because the Jamaican experience isn't only about the beach. That said, we are a mere 2-3 minute walk from the beach for those who need to be beach-adjacent.

Jamaica is so much more than "sun, sea, and sand" or "rum, rasta, and reggae". Rather, it's also about the food and the people which also includes their culture and history.

Mais Oui is designed to introduce visitors to the island with a taste of the "true Jamaica", in style and comfort. There's no need to pay a beachfront premium to enjoy these key elements of the island!

What makes this villa unique

Our uniqueness stems from our commitment to a high quality of service and our focus on the relaxation and well-being of our guests.

Mais Oui remains committed to our goal to present an honest and genuine Jamaican experience. We are not about flashy photos just to entice travelers and maximize profits.

We enjoy entertaining strangers because we "could be entertaining angels unawares".

We like to offer as many amenities as we can so that when our guests decide to venture off-site they do so because of a desire, rather than a need.

Mais Oui is located on the western cusp of the Rio Bueno Bay (named by Christopher Columbus himself). This is reportedly the freshwater landing site in his most famed journey across the Atlantic to the Americas!

Jamaica is an island filled with beauty and history. Its people are vibrant and colorful. Come and experience Jamaica at Mais Oui Tennis and Spa Villa!

Our guests say it best:

Dear Mais Oui,

Thank you so much for the great stay. We had the best week ever. The food was amazing, especially the soups and fresh seafood! Thank you to all the staff here. Dave and Leo were great too. You can really see they care about making guests feel welcome. They went above and beyond staying up late every night to make sure we all made it to bed. The outdoor movie theatre was awesome for a mellow night in. The location is great for quick day trips and the massages were amazing. We truly can’t thank you enough for the memories that we made this week. We will definitely be letting everyone know what a great place Mais Oui is.

Jesse. Wrightstown, WI

Amenities

Saint Ann Parish Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Villa -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • All 6 bedrooms in the main villa have full en-suite baths - 2 have whirlpool tubs, the other 4 have either regular or soaking tubs. The 2BR suite, the Papaya Loft, has one bathroom which is a full bathroom with a tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Sweet Mais Oui - 1 king , 1 double
    Green Lime - 2 twin/ single , converts to king
    Library Room - 3 twin/ single , 2 twins convert to king
    Papaya Loft1 - 2 twin/ single , 2BR/1BA suite
    Papaya Loft2 - 1 double
    Orange Sunset - 2 twin/ single , converts to king
    Red Ginger - 2 queen
    Blue Mahoe - 2 double
  • Mais Oui is an 8 bedroom villa, sleeps up to 17. Bed Configurations: One bedroom has 1 king, 4 have 2 twin beds which convert to Kings, 1 has 2 Queens, 1 has 2 double beds and 1 has 1 double bed. Twin beds convert seamlessly to make king beds. Total bedrooms = 8 Maximum occupancy = 17 (variable depending on group compliment)
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Power generator. Optional services: Spa services: massages are our specialty. Spa therapists come to villa by appointment only. Van and driver service. Cost of meals are not included in rates. Services of cook/chef included Events are allowed by prior arrangement

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beach adjacent elegance, Unique amenities, Full Staff and fun for the kids!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Best girls weekend retreat ever!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the web site does not do the compound justice. It is an over the top amazing home! Immaculately well kept grounds, clean and comfy house, with multiple lounge spaces to relax in. We were 14 guests, ages 22-63, and everyone loved it and wants to go back. Every meal was delicious and fun, and the pool and nearby beaches were lovely. Just the right size. Owner Darrel was professional and responsive to all concerns right away. Just couldn't have been a better host!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife Sherry and our son Darrian join me in saying thank you for you all having stayed with us! We created Mais Oui for the expressed purpose of sharing how wonderful the island of Jamaica is. We wholeheartedly take our guests vacations seriously so it warms our hearts to know that you all had a wonderful experience!
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5

Amazing private retreat

  • 5 of 5

First, I'd like to apologize for the delayed review. This trip was a family trip with 8 adults and 8 kids all under 7 years old. The house and the staff exceeded our expectations. Dave picked us all up from the airport (we arrived at different times) and we were all welcome to the house with drinks and fresh towels. Ms. Ruby and the staff planned a dinner for us for the first night and sat with us to plan our meals for the rest of our stay. The food was incredible, the service was amazing, and the house was perfect. The beach, although small, suited our needs with small kids. The only challenging thing for us was the location in terms of access to grocery stores. The staff was able to stretch our food so we had plenty to eat, but not having a car and the distance to the grocery store was not ideal (we could have rented a car but with little kids, we enjoyed the house and the beach instead of touring). We had amazing massages at the house in the little rooms on the beautiful grounds. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing time in Jamaica that is away from all of the typical hotel traffic, this is the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly grateful for such wonderful visitors to Jamaica! We want people from all over to experience true Jamaican hospitality mixed in with all the culture and amenities at Mais Oui. The owners and staff look forward to seeing you all on your next visit!
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5

An Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I am the type of person who is able to find beauty in almost anything and as a result I am generally not easily blown-away or impressed BUT from the first moment of being greeted at the airport, I knew that this was going to be an extraordinary vacation. Upon arrival at the Villa, it was 1st Class, Top Shelf until our departure. The staff was extremely professional, friendly, accommodating and left nothing undone. The chef was AMAZING; the Villa is beautiful, comfortable and offers every amenity you could want; the spa experience was heavenly; the grounds are immaculate; and security was top notch. Truly a "No Worries Mon" vacation. I highly recommend Mais Oui Spa & Villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owners and staff at Mais Oui Tennis and Spa Villa are truly grateful for our wonderful guests allowing us the opportunity to share the beauty of the island with them. Our goal is always to meet and exceed expectations and we thank you all for having chosen to stay with us!
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5

TOTALLY AMAZING 1 LOVE

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is AMAZING! Usually when I go on vacation after a few days I'm ready to get back home however this Villa is totally a HomeAway! I get very sad when it's time to leave it's so comfortable feels like home with an AMAZING STAFF and awesome amenities. I have referred EVERYBODY I know that's want to go to Jamaica to stay at Mais Oui Villa to experience the pampering and love that the staff give it's just unbelievable they treat you like family and Chef OMG food is delicious!! If you want to be treated like ROYALTY I recommend this Villa. It's totally Movie-Star status!!! I will be back with the family in May 2017!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are both thankful and blessed to be able to share Jamaica's beauty and hospitality with so many wonderful people. The staff will be thrilled to know how well you all have enjoyed your stay! Everyone looks forward to hosting you on your next visit to Jamaica! Darrell, Sherry and Darrian
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An Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very spacious, and accurately advertised. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The house was very conveniently located, and we walked to the beach each day. The owners provided us with a ton of great which helped us make the most of our trip. Thanks to Mais Ouis for making our vacation one that we'll never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you found the information we provided useful. We consider ourselves unofficial ambassadors to Jamaica and delight in sharing our insider knowledge with our guests so they may visit as travelers rather than tourists! The staff will be happy to know you gave them such positive feedback. We're also glad your group found the villa spacious. Just so you know, since your visit we have expanded the pool-side area an additional 800 square feet to include an outdoor pool table and bar which you can enjoy on your next visit with us! Thanks again for choosing Mais Oui. Our regards to the rest of the gang! Darrell, Sherry and Darrian
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Extraordinary Vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

I was completely stunned when I arrived at the house because it surpassed what we were expecting. It truly is Elegant and spectacular. The staff was phenomenal .I must shout out Darrell (owner) for his support throughout the booking process he made it a smooth and enjoyable experience. I can't wait to return next year!!! I have been to Jamaica several times but this was by far our most memorable and amazing experience ever. Thank from me and my extended family of 7 .We would recommend this property to Large families and friends without any hesitation. It can comfortably accommodate large groups with room to spare. The beach that is close by is almost private. Let's just say we had a wonderful 7 days here.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Montego Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
about 2 mins drive around the bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Breezes Golf, Runaway Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles

Why Discovery Bay?

- Under an hour's drive from airport ... compared to 1.5hrs drive for people staying in Ocho Rios or Negril.

- Convenient base from which to see the island ... Within an hour from leaving Montego Bay, you will arrive at Mais Oui. Drive another 30-35 minutes and you are in Ocho Rios. This central location makes sightseeing choices more accessible and enjoyable.

- Close to a host of other activities ... 30 attractions are within a 30 minute drive of the villa ... additional snorkeling and scuba diving sites, golf courses, horseback riding stables, tennis courts, water-sports, shopping, night-life, historic sites, and almost anything else your heart desires!

Other Activities: museum, jet skiing, water sports, badminton

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Rates & Availability

Saint Ann Parish Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
6 or fewer Guests - Low Season
Jul 5 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$802
$5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $59 per night, per additional guest
 
6 or fewer Guests - Shoulder
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$880
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$12,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
6 or Fewer Guests - Hi Season
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
$880
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $76 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,452
$9,240
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates based on double occupancy maximum head count of 17 people.

Mais Oui is rented to one group at a time. Un-rented bedrooms are locked off.

All payments are to be in US dollars and are subject to 10% Jamaican tax. Staff gratuity, which covers staff overtime and their efforts to "go the extra mile" to contribute to your wonderful stay is not included in our rates. The standard in the industry is 10% in high season and 15% in low season.

Christmas and New Year's weeks are full week full occupancy bookings only.

How To Book The Villa

An initial deposit of 30% of villa rental rate is required to book villa and hold your reservation. The remainder is due in full by 60 days prior to occupancy (90 days for Christmas and New Years). If you are booking a stay within 60 days of arrival, the full amount is due at the time of booking and would be nonrefundable per the rental agreement. Rates do not include meals. Budget $45 per person per day for meals. Generally 30% deposit to book villa. Remainder due in full by 60 days prior to occupancy. Payments made online and/or in absence of signed rental agreement constitute you agree with its terms as if signed. To get an accurate cost for your stay, enter the dates of your stay first, then be sure to enter the number of guests (adults and children over the age of 2 at the time of travel) that will be staying. We will review your information for accuracy before we accept your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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