Hello Home Buyer,
Generally, a townhome and a villa are "attached" homes rather than a single family home. The difference, depending on the community may be the type of ownership. In some cases, a villa/townhome may be fee simple ownership where the homeowner pays their own homeowners insurance and is responsible for the exterior maintenance such a roof, etc. In many or most instances here at the beach, you may find that villas and townhomes are condo ownership, where condo dues cover master insurance policy on exterior of building, maintenance of exterior of building such as roof, siding, common elements of the community such as landscaped areas, etc.
I believe you referenced Ashley Manor, where I have helped several buyers purchase. This is a smaller community than Bayside where a total of 95 townhomes are to be built and where vacation rentals are not allowed. The amenities (beautiful pool and grilling area) are included in your condo dues, which are about $2950 per year, and you as an owner in this community would benefit by having lawn mowing, irrigation and exterior maintenance of your building included as part of your condo dues.
Let me know if you have other questions or if I may be of assistance to you.
Thank you, Linda Quasney
P.S. I can assist you in Maryland or Delaware