'Southern Exposure' - Caribbean Sea Views - Expansive Deck
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fish Bay villa description
Welcome to Villa Southern Exposure!
The upstairs/downstairs layout provides two separate and spacious communal living areas with large deck which makes this home perfect for families with children, or separate groups of couples wishing some ‘private space’. And of course, the raised deck pool, surrounded by beautiful native stone and coral walls and an array of colorful bougainvillea, alamanda, hibiscus and palm trees, will keep both adults and kids entertained for hours.
Southern Exposure offers panoramic St. John ocean views and trade wind breezes. There is a second, lower-level covered deck that offers dining and sitting off of the lower sitting room.
The separate cabana’s newly covered deck area provides yet another private lounging space, as does the main house master bedroom’s private deck.
Keywords: Villa, House, Vacation Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Health/Beauty Spa
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Our family of 5 spent a week at the Southern Exposure. The house was perfect for our family with young kids. The younger 2 liked having a fun bedroom just for them and our older child liked being able to have her own space as well. Loved that there was a pool at the house and the kids could swim while we relaxed. The views from the deck were incredible! The kitchen was equiped nicely with everything we needed to cook for the family. We took a fishing charter out and were able to bring home dinner to cook on the outside grill. What a great week it was! We went to a different beach every day. I am positive we will be back! Thank you for providing a great home for our vacation!
- Guest Mindy (illinois)
- Date of stay 03/11/12
- Review Submitted 04/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Manager response: We always enjoy hearing about "family" experiences. This is just a reminder that not only does St. John have lots of beautiful beaches but there are other activities to chose....such as fishing! We stock a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill, so you can bring home your catch and eat it too!
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 on line and when we arrived it was just as it was depicted on the website. The location was very private and lush. Mark(property manager) got us situated gave us a quick tour of the “compound” and went over the map of the island. He gave us excellent tips for snorkeling – we followed his 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..
- Guest diane welihan (south bend - indiana)
- Date of stay 06/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Our property manager (Mark) is a great source of information for activities on and around the island. Cell phone coverage is spotty around the island.....but hey, you are on vacation! We love hearing about our guests experiences!
Great house for our family's stay on St. John!
Great house for our family's stay on St. John!
Southern Exposure was the perfect house for our family's first trip to St. John. The location was great, quiet and private but only about 12 minutes to the main town of Cruz Bay and 15-20 minutes to the beaches. We packed a lunch in the cooler (provided at the house) every morning and headed to a different beach every day. We visited the beaches of Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, Caneel Bay, Hawksnest, Salt Pond Bay, Trunk Bay, all beautiful and unique and never crowded. Each of us had our own favorite. (FYI, Maho Bay was perfect for young kids because the water was very calm.) We also did a half-day sailing trip with Sail Safaris that took us to Henley Cay (I think that was the name), a deserted island with a beach and good snorkeling. The Westin resort is less than ten minutes from Southern Exposure, and we went there a couple of times to use the beach (and beach bar!) and the playground. My husband and I enjoyed dinner by ourselves at Asolare (our favorite) and ZoZo's. Eating out can be an adventure with our crew, but we all enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Rhumb Lines. We were disappointed by the food at The Fish Trap and would not recommend it. Back to the house, there was more than enough room for my husband and me, our three boys (ages 8, 6, and 4), and our teen-aged babysitter. In fact, we never used one of the bedrooms. The house was clean and well-maintained and was accurately described in the listing and photos. The owner was very friendly and helpful in answering our questions via email and providing information about the house and St John in general. The pool setup is good for young children because the pool is about three feet higher than deck level (accessible by stairs and a ramp), so it's less likely that a kid would accidentally fall in. Our boys played in the pool every day and loved it. The view from the deck is beautiful! I would definitely recommend this property to others, especially families with children.
- Guest Sarah (Vermont)
- Date of stay 02/23/11
- Review Submitted 03/11/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Nice comment on the pool being raised above deck level. That certainly has it's advantages when young children are around. We strive to keep this home 'family friendly' and appreciate the confirmation from this family's review. We have been to all of the restaurants mentioned in this review but did not have the same experience with The Fish Trap as these folks. The beaches are usually not crowded but finding a parking spot near the beach can sometimes be challenging; heading out in the morning is a good move.
We Can't Wait to go Back!
We Can't Wait to go Back!
I have been to Southern Exposure in beautiful St John, VI twice & am excited to be planning a third visit! My husband & I spent our honeymoon on St John & we stayed for a week at Southern Exposure. The house is beautiful & very accommodating. The hosue manager met us at the ferry dock & gave us a ride to our rental jeep then took us to the house & showed us around & answered any questions that we had. The house was well maintained & very clean with plenty of bath & beach towels. An iPod dock, dvd, tv's, books, wireless internet, & cd's were all available. The house is within minutes to the beaches & downtown Cruz Bay with lots of great restaurants but because the house was so relaxing, we enjoyed spending time there & the kitchen was well stocked (pots, pans, blender, salad spinner, grill, spices, cook books,etc) we spent 1/2 of our evenings cooking wonderful Caribbean meals & eating on the deck overlooking the breathtaking views of Fish Bay. The swimming pool was a great way to spend time soaking & relaxing after dinner. The master cabanna bedroom with the outdoor coral shower was an added bonus. The island & this house are all about relaxation & beauty. We absolutely loved our time there & cannot wait to go back! I have recommended Southern Exposure to friends & family & if you get a chance to stay at Southern Exposure, it will be an opportunity you will not regret!
- Guest PJ (DSM)
- Date of stay 06/20/09
- Review Submitted 11/19/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Manager response: We are always pleased, of course, to hear about our guests wonderful experiences. We strive to keep the home well stocked with items to make your visit pleasurable!
Our stay at Southern Exposure June 2010
Our stay at Southern Exposure June 2010
My fiance' and I first chose Southern Exposure because of the value offered and the pictures from the web site. Upon arrival in St. John, the property manager greeted us at the dock, helped us get to the rental jeep place and guided us up to the villa. He spent time with us going over the house and ensuring that if we needed anything to give him a call. We hosted our adult children, their girlfriends/wives and a grandchild for a week to celebrate our wedding (6/14/10) on St. John. This villa comfortably housed 8 adults and one 11 year old. We spent every sunset and sunrise on the deck overlooking Fish Bay (shown in photo) - the views delivered every single time. The home was well stocked, bath needs, kitchen requirements (even recipie books!) - you name it.. This home provided comfort, relaxation and overall a wonderful family experience. The location to grocery shopping, Cruz Bay Resturants/Shopping and beaches we now love were only minutes away. Everytime we passed the the large hotel watching people being shuttled in large groups, we thought "we made the right decision" to be on our own, in the beautiful home and independent - surrounded by those we loved. Our 11 year old enjoyed the pool every evening...the deck areas were so spacious the couples could go find their own personal nook for a glass of wine and star gazing. The master suites promised and delivered the same - every couple had their own private suite, including bath facilities. NOTE: The Cabanna master is premium real estate with its outdoor shower! We have recommended this home to friends and family. I've had two friends take me up on this place for next year, simply based upon my excitement and overall experience. If you are lucky enough to get to stay in this home - look around the living room for a black journal. Previous people have shared their experiences in this journal and you should too! Did we ever have to make that call to the property manager? No! We had everything we needed, plus. Mike and Cheryl Northern Indiana
- Guest Mike and Cheryl (South Bend, Indiana)
- Date of stay 06/11/10
- Review Submitted 09/23/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
Manager response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Southern Exposure. We appreciate any and all feedback in order to continually improve the quality of every guest's visit.
High Season 12-18 to 4-15 ... $3400/week (2 persons) $3600/week (4 persons) $3800/week (6 persons) $4000/week (8 persons) Low Season 4-15 to 12-17 ... $2400/week (2 persons) $2600/week (4 persons) $2800/week (6 persons) $3000/week (8 persons)
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Year Purchased: 2001
About: We own a software company in South Bend, Indiana with a focus on ERP systems. We live in the country on 12 acres with 2 ponds, woods, orchard and lots of gardens. We keep very busy at our home in the warm months taking care of the property. We love the outdoors!
Why Fish Bay:
We fell in love with St. John on our 1st visit. This home was a perfect fit for our family. The location is secluded yet only minutes to restaurants, shops, recreations and beaches.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The roads are paved which makes it easy for us to jog every morning. Our neighbors are friendly and make us feel right at home. If we don't feel like getting out, we've got all we need right here at 'home'. It's very relaxing and private.
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Dining on the deck, with fabulous views of Fish Bay. Stay a week... or two!
On a clear day, you can see St. Croix from here...
Master bedroom - one of 4 bedrooms
View of deck outside the master bedroom, main house, upper level
View from separate cabana bedroom out to Fish Bay
Cabana bathroom w/door open to outdoor stone shower - it's wonderful!
Another view of 'kids' room with view out to covered, quiet deck.
2013:ALL NEW couch, furniture, 2 new TVs, Home Theater & Music, Microwave, more!
Take a dip in the pool....
Everything you need to dine in is available.
View along spacious deck, looking to the separate cabana bedroom suite
Southern Exposure has 4 full bathrooms, each with private shower.
The 'kids' bedroom -- beds can be pushed together to form one large bed
Downstairs features a complete second living area / play room w/ covered deck.
Look out at a peaceful bay while you whip up a meal in the fully stocked kitchen
NEW couches & other furniture, June 2013, with view to house entrance.
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