Lookout Half-Duplexes at Taluswood on Whistler Mountain
Located at 2500 Taluswood Place in Whistler, the Lookout offers a row of five duplex buildings slope-side on Whistler Mountain. Each duplex as a 3 bedroom and a 4 bedroom layout, and both sides have a double car garage. Therefore, the Lookout is an attractive location for anyone who needs the storage as a double car garage in a ski-in and ski-out location is most appealing.
The Taluswood properties typically sell for less than similar townhomes in the Benchlands, as buyers who use their property during the winter season usually want to be close to Whistler Village.
The Lookout was the last Taluswood development to be built. Many locals would voice that the Lookout was the best Taluswood build. In summary, the vaulted ceilings, and wood panelled walls, and a sunken living room with two walls of windows, make the interior layout rather special.
Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Location on Whistler Mountain: video
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Creekside map
- Drive to Creekside: video
- Street View Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Access
- Site plan showing ski-in/ski-out trails
- Ski-in/ski-out video
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
With only 10 properties in The Lookout, even one listing a year is doubtful. However, half the challenge with buying a recreational property in Whistler, is knowing exactly what you want, so it is always best to review your options.
- no active listings
To view what is on the market in a Whistler ski-in/ski-out property already featured on this website, please click the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings page. Please note, these are postings by all Whistler real estate brokerages.
This is a quiet, almost remote location, which is only just over 5 minutes by car to Creekside or Whistler Village. However, there is no bus service to Taluswood, so owners depend on their car, or taxi, and it is too far up Nordic Drive to walk. In addition, there is no sidewalk or pavement on Nordic Drive and with the snow piled up at the side of the road, walking is really not an option.
When it comes to spectacular mountain views The Lookout should have unobstructed views as it is perched above their neighbours. However, sometimes the fir trees have grown to block the view, from particular properties. Leaving more of a peek-a-boo view.
There are many benefits to the Taluswood location, especially if you want a respite from the noise and bustle of the Village and all that comes with that experience. If you are seeking a relaxing environment where you cannot hear the traffic, and you want an upscale half-duplex, then the Lookout may be ideal for you.
Location on Whistler Mountain
This video was recorded from the Creekside Gondola. It features the location of the Lookout on Whistler Mountain.
Great views of the development and the close proximity to the slopes can be seen from this map.
Civic Address Map
The civic map was issued by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and shows you the location of the Lookout. Please note, the Lookout is on the side of a mountain and is on the same level as the Heights but overlooks At Nature’s Door.
This Creekside map shows the main players in this location, and those shops and services are still in business. There have been a changes in Creekside but only in smaller, independent stores. Therefore, this is a decent map which you can rely on.
Street View Video
The street view video shows the driving tour along the row of of duplex buildings which make up the Lookout. Please note that the ski-out trail from the Lower Dave Murray Downhill runs parallel with the Lookout. If your are interested in this location, best to view all the videos on this page to garner an overall opinion.
These photographs were taken in March. Make sure to look at the amount of snow still on the ground as this should demonstrate that the snow stays longer at the higher elevation of Taluswood.
Depending on where you live in Taluswood, will determine how close you are to the ski-in/ski out trails. When you have a look at the Google Map (see table of contents) you should be able to view the ski-in/ski-out trails. The trail off Whistler Mountain services the Lookout and comes in at the first house when you enter the Lookout. This access trail runs parallel to the row of Lookout half-duplexes. The ski-out to the Dave Murray Downhill run is also at the entrance to the Lookout, at the first home. This ski-out trail ends up beside Fairmont’s At Nature’s Door complex. From there is is across the road to the timing flats and off you go!
Site Plan with Trail
The red dotted line and arrows shows how all the owners of each of the ten half-duplex properties in the Lookout have great access to the ski-in and ski out trails.
Ski-in and Ski-out Trails
The Lookout has a simple ski-in trail and a simple ski-out trail. At the start of your day on the slopes you walk to the location of the first home which is #1. Then at the end of the day you ski home into the Lookout and you arrive at home #1, and walk home to your property, which is walking from #1 along to #10. For those who own at the east end of the development, I have seen tracks leading from the ski-out trail into the end of the Lookout at #10.
Recent sales in the Lookout posted by all Whistler brokerages are listed below. For further sales you may want to compare the sales in the luxury duplex category. If so, please click on the link to the Luxury Duplex/townhouse page on this site where you can view sales charts from 2013.
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The Lookout is predominantly a winter rental. There is no reason why anyone would rent in this location in the Summer, unless they were avid mountain bikers and in addition uploading was happening on the Creekside Gondola. The location so far away from the Village or the Valley Trail that unless you own up in Taluswood, it really doesn’t seem to be an attraction for summer vacationers. The Fitzsimmons Creek townhouses are within an easy walking distance to the village are of a similar quality and size, and Montebello is another 3 bedroom rental option. You will make your revenue here during the ski season…as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does.
With only 10 owners, being on the strata council would be an excellent way to get to know your neighbours in addition to watching over your investment. In 2017 the major expense of the roof replacement was accomplished. Therefore the upkeep and maintenance of the exterior of each building and repairing decks should be the primary focus of the contingency reserve fund (CRF).
There are two floor plans for the Lookout, A3 for 3 bedrooms and A4 for 4 bedrooms. The plans shown below were taken from the developer’s original package of information. For a pdf print, click Lookout floor plans.
The monthly fees are as low as they can be as there is no underground parking lot, nor is there a communal hot tube or swimming pool. In essence,this is an ideal strata as the owners are paying for the minimum repairs and maintenance which include:
- ski-in/ski-out trail grooming
- snow removal
- recycle and garbage removal
- road maintenance
- common area insurance
- chimney cleaning
- pets allowed
The strata plan is always worth looking at prior to writing an offer. The strata lot number should be in the listing and also on the Title. Most times you can judge which strata lot you are interested in by examining the strata plan, especially if it is a simple plan. Click the following link to view the Registered strata plan LMS4697 for the Lookout.
Each half duplex has a double car garage, with additional room to park outside the garage on the pad. There are a few visitor parking spots, so the owners are all expected to park in their garage. When an owner converts the garage into a something other than a garage, it is hard to believe the strata council would approve that, as it would have a negative effect on parking that owner’s vehicles. In addition, parking in the garage gives the development a low-density, uncluttered look. Parking is prohibited on the roadway in the Lookout as this is a fire lane.
The Lookout is zoned for tourist accommodation (TA), which means that nightly rentals are permitted. When a property is on Resort Land, there is a minimal Tourism Whistler (TW) fee charged based on whether the property is used a residential property or is used to generate revenue. For more information please go to the FAQ page on this site.
If you think I would be a good fit to work with you and your family, and you are not working with a Whistler realtor, please give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you – Marion.
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Marion Anderson Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, 203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0S7