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Darrell and Sherry

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
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Family Fun! 8 Bedroom Jamaica villa rental with oceanview elegance !

2 Reviews
Sleeps17
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Jamaica Villa Rental Photos and Description

Large 8 Bedroom, 7 bathroom, Oceanview villa

Mais Oui is Ideal for Medium to Large Group Gatherings & Family Reunions in Jamaica.

* * * 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. * * *

This is a single, large 8 bedroom villa. Mais Oui (pronounced May Wee) is a fully staffed ocean-view location best for groups of 6 to 17 guests because of it's large size. We offer many amenities and a central location from which to experience the island of Jamaica! The owners and staff invite you to come for a REAL Jamaican vacation as you immerse yourself in the food, culture and pampering offered at Mais Oui! Our location provides you with all this in a site steeped in understated elegance, without the premium cost of a beachfront location. Experience Jamaica in safety and at your comfort level.

- Exclusive rental of the villa to one group at a time – yours!

- Large size of the villa sleeps up to 17 under one roof with enough space to give each person privacy.

- Our meal arrangement provides maximum flexibility for your dining preferences with delicious meals prepared on-site … the highlight of any Mais Oui experience.

- The villa is rented with full staff so you can maximize your fun and relaxation!

- A host of on-site amenities to suit multi generational groups - kids, parents, grandparents … Swim in the pool, lounge at the beach, play tennis on our court, have a massage at our spa, read a good book from our library lounge, take a tour of the garden, snorkel in the calm waters of our local beach.

- Adventurous excursions nearby … Over 30 attractions within 30 minutes drive.

- Only 52 min drive from MoBay airport

- Short 3 min walk to the nearby beach or a 10 minute walk around the bay to a larger beach

Beach: Short 3 minute stroll takes you to our local beach ... closer than you are if you are in most 'beachfront' hotels ... plus you save on the beach front premium cost!

Meals: Guests provide their own food which the staff will prepare for them (we are rented full staff only).

Please note: RATES DO NOT INCLUDE MEALS

All rates in US dollars and are subject to 10% Jamaican tax and 10 - 15% staff gratuity (not included) which covers staff overtime and their 'going the extra mile' for your wonderful stay. Christmas and New Years rentals are one week bookings only. Rates do not include meals. Guests should budget about US$50 per person per day for meals at the villa, more if you decide to eat out. In any case, you purchase the groceries to stock the villa or you can have the staff shop for you. We no longer do 'meal plans'. Guests now have full control of their meal choices, however please keep in mind that the villa staff prepares and serves all meals 'family style' which means everyone eats the same thing at a given sitting. If you do not use the van and driver service you will need to pay for transportation. Maximum occupancy per room 2 - 3 persons depending on configuration. Max 8 bedroom occupancy 17 for rate listed above. Add US$75 per person per night for each additional guest otherwise (max villa occupancy 21). Inquire for further details.

Our guests say it best …

"Prior to my arrival I was not sure what to expect, but once I walked through the front door what I saw exceeded my expectations. Upon arrival Mrs. Ruby, Dave and the staff gave us a very warm welcome, I instantly felt at home. The service was exceptional and the food was great. Mrs. Ruby saw to it that all our needs were met, the staff was very friendly and did an outstanding job of making us feel at home. The entire property was absolutely beautiful, the bedrooms were lovely and everyone fell in love with the pool. As for the wedding, I don't even know where to begin. Everything was perfect. It had everything I hoped for and a lot more. The flowers were absolutely beautiful, the cake was fantastic and the food was outstanding. The entire set up was simply elegant, I could not have asked for anything more. This was definitely a dream come true. I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful treatment you showed to me and my guests and for the amazing job you did."

Keisha

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darrell and Sherry (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

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 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 to 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

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Family Fun! 8 Bedroom Jamaica villa rental with oceanview elegance !
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

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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Perfect vacation location in every way.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate your having stayed with us! We will share your comments with the staff. Our goal is to create a memorable Jamaican experience for our guests. So glad you all enjoyed the meals and everything. The Chef is one of Mais Oui's best kept secrets. Looking forward to hosting you again!
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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

Discovery Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,263
$8,025
 
 
Shoulder Rate
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$9,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,450
$8,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,263
$8,025
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jamaica Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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

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