What’s the difference between a villa and a townhome?


Villas and townhomes rentals are both popular options for vacation homes or downsizing without compromising. Though both can be a great option for empty nesters, there is a difference between the two. Knowing the difference can help you decide which is the best fit for you.

Typically, townhouses are smaller and share more walls or are closer together. They can come with added amenities, but often they are built side by side and share a wall or two. Villas can mean a variety of things to different people, but they are often used to describe elegant homes with luxury finishes and amenities, and are typically located on a private estate that is well manicured. Villas are typically meant for single-family dwelling, are a smaller luxury home, and have only one or two floors. Our twin villas are perfect for anyone wanting more luxury finishes, maintenance-free living, and a good use of space.  

The Best of Both Worlds: Urban Living with Nature Views

Our villas homes for rent in Lenexa, Kansas give you the opportunity to lease your very own home and still have all the convenience of urban living, like 24/7 maintenance, garden views,  lawn care, and customized luxury furnishings. While townhomes are often found in an exciting cityscape, and villas are often located in lush green spaces, the Fairways Villas offers both options without the hassle of home ownership.  

The First of its Kind

“Though our villas are rentals available in Lenexa, KS, this is really the first of its kind within the entire market of Kansas City and Overland Park rentals,” Melanie Mann, a developer of the Fairways Villas, said. “Residents are truly getting a luxury villa home experience with golf-course views and privacy, but still close to the Lenexa City Center pulse.”

Smart Design

Baby Boomers and empty nesters are looking for smart design that eliminates rarely used space. The floor plans are engineered for everyday living on the first floor, with the second level for guests and entertaining. Easy access to an attached garage and 24/7 maintenance gives residents maximum convenience, including year-round home maintenance, as well as lawn care and landscaping.

“We created the Fairway Villas with convenience and flexibility in mind,” Developer Jeff Alpert said. “Leasing a luxury villa is like home ownership, but without the substantial upfront investment and the time and money spent on maintenance and upkeep.”