|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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
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!
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
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!!!!!!!
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.
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.
Mais Oui staff took wonderful care of all 18 of our party. (11 adults and 7 children) The house and gardens were immaculate. The staff was beyond beyond. We left meal planning to the chef and he surpassed all our expectations.We highly recommend Mais Oui for any vacation or event. We look forward to returning at some time in the future.
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
|Property Damage Protection||£80|
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.