Southern Exposure Villa
St. John, USVI

Affordable luxury: rent a lovely Caribbean-themed villa for a week or two in paradise
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Private Pool
Endless Views

About Southern Exposure

Welcome to Southern Exposure, a spacious home on St. John built and decorated in true Caribbean style, featuring expansive views of the open sea and cooling trade wind breezes.

Southern Exposure features a huge, sprawling deck perfect for entertaining your guests or a private evening of stargazing.  Day and night, views from Villa Southern Exposure’s deck give you 180 degree plus vistas of the Caribbean to the south, and to the broad expanse of the Fish Bay valley.

Here, you’ll bask in the warm glow of the morning sun as it rises above St. John’s hills to the east, or while away hours watching sailboats on the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Southern Exposure is a three bedroom, three bath spacious villa located in Fish Bay, on St. John’s south shore, just a quick ten minute drive to Cruz Bay, where you’ll find markets, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Away from the hustle and bustle of town, Southern Exposure offers guests the quiet and solace that brings people to St. John. The villa comfortably accommodates up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.

The upstairs/downstairs layout provides two separate and spacious communal living areas with a large deck, making this home perfect for families with children, or separate groups of couples wishing some ‘private space.’  The raised deck pool, surrounded by beautiful native stone and coral walls and an array of colorful bougainvillea, allamanda flowers, hibiscus and palm trees, provides a relaxing and quiet way to pass a day, for those who just don’t want to venture out some days.

Southern Exposure offers panoramic St. John ocean views and tradewind breezes. There is a second, lower-level covered deck that offers dining and seating off the lower living room.

Photos of Southern Exposure

Guest Comments

Southern Exposure is such a beautiful house and we loved every moment here this week… This was our second stay at Southern Exposure, and we can’t wait to come back again soon!

~ The M Family, Richmond, VA

A wonderful place to stay.  We felt right at home.

~ MM, Manhaut, MA and LM, Salem MA

Beautiful views – comfortable and wonderfully equipped villa – and terrific weather.  This is a great escape from the crowds…  Enjoyed the visit!

~ Heather V., New Orleans, LA

Your house was very beautiful and everything I needed or wanted in a vacation home!  Thank you Southern Exposure.”

We enjoyed your home and it accommodated all 9 of us.  Hope to be back.

~ Parker, Kristi, Morgan and David F. family, Raleigh, NC

Thanks for a great week at Southern Exposure.  Your home is beautiful.

~ C & H S., New Palestine, IN

We had an amazing week that we will always remember.  The house was so well equipped with everything we could need and very well maintained too.  The house fit our needs perfectly while the view was breathtaking and the breezes lovely…  Cooking dinner on the grill and sitting on the huge deck under the stars every night was one of our favorite parts of the trip.  Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and making us feel welcome here in St. John.

~ Kathy & Joe U., Florida; Chris U., Ohio; Katherine & Paul S., Chicago, IL

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the villa was the perfect place to relax.

~ K, A, C, M, & L, New Hampshire, Massachusetts & England

Our group of six had a wonderful time here!  The villa was very comfortable and was stocked with everything we needed.  The view was absolutely spectacular and the deck was so relaxing.  We all agreed that we must come back.

~ Gloria, Deborah, Linda, Denise, Lynn and Regina, CT and NC crew

Our first visit to St. John.  We will definitely be back and will see if Southern Exposure is available.  Your home is wonderful, comfortable, and fit our needs to a ‘T’.  The view is great and the pool refreshing.  Thanks again for making your home available to us.

~ The Sweeney Family

Your home is beautiful!  We enjoyed our stay here so very much!  The décor is wonderful all the way from the outdoor shower, the colorful bedrooms, and all the beautiful Caribbean furnishings.  Thank you for sharing with us – our vacation here in St. John was near perfect.  We will be back.

~ Paul & Julie D., Phoenix, AZ

We had a wonderful St. John vacation and loved this beautiful home.  Thank you.

~ Diane & George & Family, Bluffton, IN

Great island home, with a beautiful view. The location was ideal for us, quiet with a short drive into town. Spacious deck with a nice pool. Ideal for days we were not going to the beach. We stayed post-hurricane and would not have known this place was affected. Well managed home.

~ Brad E., South Bend, Indiana

What a wonderful house, what breathtaking views, and what a truly perfect place to spend a vacation.  Everything was so comfortable and easy on the eye – you really do have your own little corner of paradise here.  

~ Schuyler, Marianne, Dylan & Lucas B., Weston, CT

Southern Exposure far exceeded our expectations.  It was wonderful and helped to nourish our minds, bodies, and souls.  Thank you for… sharing this very special place.

~ Linda, Avery, Stacy F., Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Katherine & Tyler L., New Orleans, LA

We had a wonderful time in your cozy home.  The view is breathtaking and we enjoyed many home-cooked meals on the deck…

~ The N. and D. Families, New Jersey

Your house is lovely.  It had everything we needed and more.

~ The K. Family and the C. Family, Atlanta, GA

Celebrated our 40th anniversary on St. John… Enjoy the house!  It’s great for total relaxation – the pool is perfect for floating.

~ Carolyn & Eric H., & Steve and P. B.

A great time was had by all.  Love your home… very comfy, fabulous view.  Thanks so much!

~ The H. and B. Families, Connecticut & Pennsylvania

We enjoyed our visit to Southern Exposure!  St. John offers so much joy… Thank you for a clean and comfortable stay!

~ The P. family, from the Poconos, PA

What fun to read everyone’s reaction to the beauty of Southern Exposure [in the house guest book].  I love the pool and the shell & rock décor on the deck and shower.

~ Judy & Darold A., Litchfield Park, AZ

What a great place to spend the last week of the first half of my life (I turned 40 here).

~ Rob A., Odenton, MD

From the moment we arrived – all our needs and desires were met. We felt a little guilty with all the pampering..but quickly got over that feeling. We had viewed Southern Exposure online and when we arrived it was just as it was depicted on the website. The location was very private and lush.  The property manager got us situated gave us a quick tour and went over the map of the island. We received excellent tips for snorkeling – we followed the expert guidance and we were not disappointed. We are casual when it comes to dining – as are our two teenagers. The grill and the coolers were fabulous timesavers. As other reviewers have noted – the outdoor shower was the family favorite. I can’t think of anything that we needed that wasn’t available. All our dining experiences were great and our 19-year-old would tell you drinking a beer before noon – priceless!  Our 14 year old was a master at snorkeling by the end of the week – this was his maiden voyage. The pool was such a wonderful way to extend and end the day.  If you need a vacation that is based on relaxation and beauty – this is it.  The only thing I would have changed about our vacation is I would have extended it by a week.  Great family experience…a tip to those traveling with teenagers… don’t get cell coverage and tell them texting isn’t an available option either!!  You will not be sorry… We can’t wait to go back…

~ Diane and Mike W. and Family, Indiana

Your home is beautiful and very ‘homey.’  Enjoyed the spacious deck each morning and evening.

~ The G. Family, Laurens, IA

We had a wonderful time on this beautiful island – enjoyed our stay at Southern Exposure.  Loved to have our dinners outside on the deck after a day of beaches…  The Property Manager was terrific – helpful and responsive 🙂

~ The M. and D-F Families, NY and MD

Such a great place!  We had such a great time and able to relax, and it’s so nice to have a place with such nice cooking equipment.

~ The W. Family, Longmont, CO

Rates at Southern Exposure

If like so many others, you decide Southern Exposure is right for you, you can reserve your week (or two?) in paradise, by simply calling or writing to our property managers at 340 Real Estate Co, who handle all our villa booking arrangements.  You can reach them most any time at 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 — or by email at [email protected]

Southern Exposure Weekly Rental Rates

High Season:
Jan 4, through April 12

2 per. $3850/wk
3-4 per. $4200/wk
5-6 per. $4550/wk
+ 12.5 % VI tax

Low Season:
April 12 through December 18

2 per. $2800/wk
3-4 per. $3150/wk
5-6 per. $3500/wk
+ 12.5 % VI tax

All rates and dates subject to change

Owner Tammy Donnelly and her team at 340 will be happy to share their vast island knowledge with you.  They’re on-island experts who’ve spent many years helping folks like you make your visit the trip of a lifetime.

Southern Exposure Floor Plans

Contact Us

We encourage you to spend a few moments browsing through our house photos on the Photos page, and reviewing the many favorable comments and reviews left by previous guests on the Guest Comments.

Our property manager Tammy Donnelly at 340 Real Estate will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Southern Exposure. Tammy and her team will do their best to help you find available dates, arrange the details, and help you to enjoy your dream vacation at Southern Exposure, like so many of our previous guests.

You may contact Tammy and her team on St. John by…