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

Had a lovely time…  Then, from one of the children:  We like the pool!!  I hope the next lucky people to get this house to have a good time too!  And we saw some lizards!  They were sooooo cute!

~ Families from New York City, Mass., NJ

You have a beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed home with fantastic views.  We enjoyed our stay — our 8th visit to St. John — at Southern Exposure, and one of our best.  And the property managers were fantastic – very accommodating and helpful.

~ Susan & Mike, Atlanta, GA, and Petra, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

 I highly recommend Southern Exposure!… and the property manager has been great, very responsive to our needs.

~ Loreen B., Meridian, CT & Friends from W. Hartford, CT, RI, and VA

Thank you for sharing your St. John home with us.  View, amenities, pool and ‘home’ touches were all wonderful.

~ Bill & Kathie F. and Kit and Chris B., Bethesda, MD and Colorado Springs, CO

This is our seventh trip to St. John… Southern Exposure was a perfect retreat after long days at the beaches.

~ Charles E. & Family, Bristol, PA

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

~ Diane & George & Family, Bluffton, IN

We had a crew of 9 and this beautiful house fit us perfectly!  We all enjoyed the pool, lounging on the deck and taking in the amazing view.

~ The Cooks, NH and MA

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

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

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

This is my first visit and your home made it a very memorable one.  The colors you have chosen along with the furniture and artwork make your home a very lovely, warm, inviting place.  While I loved the beach… your pool provided a lovely retreat in the early morning hours and in the hot afternoon.  Thank you for such an inviting place!

~ Denise F., Clinton CT

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

~ C & H S., New Palestine, IN

The equipped kitchen was very appreciated as was the interior and the landscaping.  Hope someday we will be able to return.

~ Spiros S. & Jerry F.

How lucky you are to have such a beautiful place… Family of eight worked out great.

~ The M. Family, Marblehead MA

This is a magical home on a magical island.  Thanks for the beautiful memories.

~ The A’s, Columbus, OH

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

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

Mike and I enjoyed numerous sunrises and sunsets – we now know and understand how you must pine for this place during our harsh Indiana winters…  We love your home!

~ Mike and Cheryl H., Indiana

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

~ The G. Family, Laurens, IA

In addition to your comfortable and well-appointed home, what makes St. John the next best thing to paradise is that each of us enjoyed its wonder in different ways.  For me, it was the beauty, the serenity, the gazing back at history (from your well-stocked bookshelf), and inhaling the island for this week.  It was on the days that I never left the villa and the pool and the ever-blowing breeze that I felt part of St. John – however brief the moment!  Thanks so much for the experience.  Would love to do it again – perhaps I will.

~ Yvonne G., Hampton VA

What a wonderful holiday in an amazing place to call home.  Thank you so much for sharing it with us.  Your wonderfully appointed house made everything so much easier, from identifying fish to answering island questions – the various guide books were invaluable.  We even used your cookbooks to serve our friends an “authentic” Caribbean meal!

~ Geraldine & Steve M, Ontario, Canada

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

~ Rob A., Odenton, MD

Thank you for sharing your amazing home… There were 7 in our family and everyone was very comfortable in this beautiful home.  The views are amazing, the kitchen very functional, and the living quarters comfortable and well-appointed.

~ Peyton, Susan & Todd B.; David Elizabeth, Ashlyn & Chris N., Essex, VT.

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

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

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…