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Beach Adjacent Elegance, Unique Amenities, Full Staff and a Personal Touch!

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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


Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 9000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 17
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17

  • Sweet Mais Oui: 1 king, 1 double


  • Green Lime: 2 twin/ single

    converts to king...moreless

  • Library Room: 3 twin/ single

    2 twins convert to king...moreless

  • Papaya Loft1: 2 twin/ single

    2BR/1BA suite...moreless

  • Papaya Loft2: 1 double


  • Orange Sunset: 2 twin/ single

    converts to king...moreless

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The Queen's Monument, memorializing the opening of the A1 Highway by Queen Elizabeth II of England is visible near the villa and is an official #PokeStop for the popular #PokemonGo game!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Mais Oui is a 3 minute walk from the nearest beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Several roof terraces and verandas allow beautiful view of the ocean...moreless

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


  • Seating for 18 people


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
Shoulder Rate
Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 16 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 16 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2018
Jan 5 - Apr 15, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates based on full occupancy (use of 8 bedrooms) and a maximum head count of 17 people.

Is the entire villa larger than you need? No problem. Just contact us for pricing! 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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica:
We're not on the water, but are instead 'ocean view' 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • Welcome to Mais Oui!

    Welcome to Mais Oui!

  • Plenty of space for everyone to get together!

    Plenty of space for everyone to get together!

  • Bright, spacious and relaxing bedrooms

    Bright, spacious and relaxing bedrooms

  • Multiple bed configurations.

    Multiple bed configurations.

  • Twin bed arrangements convert to king beds!

    Twin bed arrangements convert to king beds!

  • Tennis anyone?

    Tennis anyone?

  • The coolest outdoor spa ever!

    The coolest outdoor spa ever!

  • Wonderful surprises!

    Wonderful surprises!

  • More local activities for you to experience!

    More local activities for you to experience!

  • Multiple relaxation spaces for your enjoyment

    Multiple relaxation spaces for your enjoyment

  • Multiple Dining options

    Multiple Dining options

  • Spacious and roomy

    Spacious and roomy

  • Each bedroom has ceiling fan and AC unit

    Each bedroom has ceiling fan and AC unit

  • Sun on the upper terrace

    Sun on the upper terrace

  • Beautiful garden grounds

    Beautiful garden grounds

  • Relax among the trees in our garden cabanas

    Relax among the trees in our garden cabanas

  • Jamaican styled, hand-made furnishings.

    Jamaican styled, hand-made furnishings.

  • Experience the Jamaican breeze on the ocean as you paddle and relax!

    Experience the Jamaican breeze on the ocean as you paddle and relax!

  • Many sights to see and experience!

    Many sights to see and experience!

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