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Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda

Naples FL – Villa vs Single Family Home

This is one of the most frequently asked question from our buyers – what is the difference between a Villa and a single family home. The difference is not so much in the construction of the house as much as the neighborhood and the associated fees. A villa can have a common wall with another home but it can be a detached villa which can look and feel exactly like a single-family home.

Grand Bay Villa - Pelican Bay
Villa in “Grand Bay” of Pelican Bay

A villa in the Naples and Bonita Springs areas will be located in a neighborhood within a community with quarterly fees to maintain the common grounds within the cluster and some limited items for the home itself. Typically, there will be an organization with board members for the villa association separate from the overall homeowners association.

A good example to help clarify things is the community of Pelican Bay. A single-family home along Ridgewood Drive in Pelican Bay Woods (within the community of Pelican Bay) will have only the Pelican Bay annual homeowners association fee of $1536. This is the annual fee that every household in Pelican Bay pays regardless of the type of home. It is the fee that gives the homeowners the privileges for all of the amenities in Pelican Bay.

A homeowner of a luxury detached villa in the neighborhood of Grand Bay will pay that $1536 annual homeowners association fee to Pelican Bay, but there will also be an additional quarterly fee of $2907. This quarterly fee covers the landscaping maintenance for the neighborhood, the security guard at the gate, upkeep for the lake and fountain features, periodic exterior trim painting of each home, pressure-washing the roofs on alternating years, and water usage. Each villa neighborhood in a community will vary in fees and the list of items covered.

As a buyer of a home or villa in Southwest Florida, you should compare the benefits of each type of home and how each arrangement serves your lifestyle best. If you are considering a villa, you should be aware of what each association covers in their individual quarterly fees.

Seriously thinking of buying a villa or a single family home in Naples FL? Call Ellie 239-776-5077 or Tim 239-272-4848 today to schedule an appointment in person or over the phone. Will discuss your needs and desires and will get to work. With our connections in the area, we frequently know of new listings before they hit the MLS service and become public.

Looking for a Pet Friendly Condominium in Naples? Call us 239-272-4848 we know the pet friendly neighborhoods.

Naples FL Communities

Aqualane Shores (Boating) –  Olde Naples (Beach Cottages & Luxury Estates)  –  Coquina Sands (Beach & Bay)  – The Moorings (Beach & Bay)  –  Park Shore (Beach & Bay)  –  Seagate  –  Pelican Bay (Beach & Golf)  –  Pelican Marsh  –  Vanderbilt Beach (Beach Front)  –  Connors (Boating)  –  Naples Park (Walk to Beach)   –  Monterey  –   Autumn Woods  –  The Dunes  (Resort Style)  –  Pelican Isle Yacht Club Condominiums (Boating) –  Tarpon Cove  –  Audubon Country Club  (Golf)  –  Banyan Woods  –  Vineyards

Bonita Springs FL Communities

Barefoot Beach (Beach & Boating)  –  Bonita Beach (Beach Front Homes & Condos)  –  Highland Woods (Bundled Golf)  –  Spanish Wells (Golf)  –  Vanderbilt Lakes  (Lake View Homes)