Large Houses on Horstman Estates, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, BC
The purpose of owning in Horstman Estates is principally to have a large, detached house which is within walking distance to Whistler Village. Thus enjoying close proximity to all the action and convenience associated with this locale. Having a groomed ski-out trail from Blackcomb Mountain into the development, and close to home is a back-up reason for buying in Horstman Estates. The owners in Horstman acknowledge they have a 6 minute warm-up walk, or a 3 minute bus ride to access one of the most famous ski mountains in the world.
I would suggest to you that the people who buy in Horstman Estates intend to use their house outside of the ski season, and the access to everything Whistler offers is of greater appeal than just winter sports. In other words, the house may be lived in more than those who are coming to Whistler to enjoy the winter sports.
- Active Listings
- Village to Horstman video (coming soon0
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Street View Video
- Ski-home video
- Walk to slopes video
- Bus ride to slopes video
- Strata plan
- Distance from Whistler Village
- Walk, bus, bike or drive
I would not describe sales in Horstman Estates as rare, but there are only 33 lots, so if one house is listed on the market every three years…is that rare? The following is the listing of luxury houses in Horstman Estates posted by all Whistler Brokerages:
- no active listing
Click the link to view Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings of large, luxury houses and other ski-in/ski-out locations featured on this site. Listings are posted by all Whistler Brokerages. What this means for you, is that you don’t need to trawl around the listing realtors to find ski-in ski-out listings. If there are any, they will be on this site.
If you would like a market update on the Whistler Real Estate Market, and in particular, ski-in/ski-out luxury ski homes inWhistler, please click Market Update.
The Benchlands is an area in Whistler, which was developed in the eighties, and has prime real estate, as the majority is zoned for nightly rental. Please note, Horstman Estates has residential zoning. The boundary starts at the edge of Whistler Village, typically at the transit bus station. Then it runs along Blackcomb Way, and up Glacier Drive, Painted Cliff Road, and Spearhead Drive. Horstman Estates and the other townhomes and condos are in the Benchlands.
The layout of Horstman Estates can be seen on the civic map below. The homes have all been built to face west, getting the afternoon and evening sunlight. There is one main entrance to the development, and although the strata plan shows that the developer was astute to add several points of access to Painted Cliff Road, none of these access points are in place. This means that if you are on the upper side of Horstman Lane you are walking to the main entrance to catch the bus or to start your walk to Whistler Village. I would say this bodes well to the home-owners desire to keep Horstman Estates as private a location as possible.
Distance From Village
This map is courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler. It was posted to show you what surrounds Horstman Estates. The map does not show you the ski access off Blackcomb Mountain.
This video will show you the layout and privacy of Horstman Estates.
Sales of houses in Horstman Estates since January 2014, posted by all Whistler brokerages:
|Address||Bed/Bath||House Size (sq. ft.)||Land Size (sq. ft.)||Sold Price||Date Sold||Listing Broker|
|4937 Horstman Lane||4.5/4.5||4,102||11,819||5,795,000||2020||WREC|
|4941 Horstman Lane||7/5.5||4,700||12,895||4,950,000||2019||E&V|
|4961 Horstman Lane||5/7||5,090||9,015||9,000,000||2019||WREC|
|4945 Horstman Lane||4/3.5||4,644||16,415||3,888,000||2017||WREC|
|4958 Horstman Lane||7/6||5,428||17,136||6,500,000||2017||Thorn|
|4949 Horstman Lane||3/3.5||3,997||15,641||3,700,000||2017||Sutton|
|4934 Horstman Lane||5/5.5||4,495||4,500,000||2015||WREC|
|4953 Horstman Lane||7.5/5.5||4,908||14,954||3,000,000||2013||Thorn|
|4934 Horstman Lane||5/4.5||4,495||17,800||4,000,000||2010||Thorn|
|4917 Horstman Lane||4.5/3||4,200||11,485||3,100,000||2010||WREC|
|4957 Horstman Lane||4.5/6||4,011||11,463||4,000,000||2010||Thorn|
|4922 Horstman Lane||4.5/3.5||2,535||7,625||3,800,000||2008||Sutton|
|4937 Horstman Lane||4/4.5||4,135||4,400,000||2007||WREC|
|4926 Horstman Lane||4/4.5||3,000||8,070||3,557,000||2007||S to S|
|4918 Horstman Lane||5/4||2,650||2,610,000||2006||Sutton|
|4965 Horstman Lane||4.5/3||3,000||8,126||2,400,000||2004||RE/MAX|
|4926 Horstman Lane||4.5/4.5||3,000||8,070||3,300,000||2004||RE/MAX|
|4942 Horstman Lane||4.5/5.5||4,060||11,614||4,209,378||2001||WREC|
|4942 Horstman Lane||4.5/5.5||4,060||11,614||1,900,000||2000||WREC|
|4934 Horstman Lane||4/4.5||4,495||17,800||3,350,000||2000||RE/MAX|
|4926 Horstman Lane||4.5/4.5||3,000||8,070||1,465,000||1999||WREC|
|4958 Horstman Lane||6/4.5||5,400||2,700,000||1999||WREC|
|4918 Horstman Lane||5/4||2,650||1,375,000||1999||WREC|
|4917 Horstman Lane||4.5/3||4,200||1,300,000||1999||WREC|
|4941 Horstman Lane||5/3.5||4,451||1,325,000||1998||WREC|
|4953 Horstman Lane||7/5||5,500||2,750,000||1998||RE/MAX|
To view the sales of luxury homes in the other ski-in/ski-out locations in Whistler, view this Luxury Homes Sales Statistics.
The ski home trail video should give you a sense of whether your family can safely make it home at the end of the ski day via this route. Some listing agents claim that the ski-out trail comes to the back of the property line for each strata lot. That is debatable and should be investigated further.
Horstman Estates has a ski-in trail off Lower Cruiser on Blackcomb Mountain which leads into the designated access to Horstman Estates (see photo above). While there may look like more access points, the terrain has not been specifically cleared for that purpose. in addition, this is an old image, as Google seems to have forgotten about passing over Whistler.
Walk to the Slopes in Under 6 minutes
The 6 minute walk from the entrance to Horstman Estates down Spearhead Drive and then along to the slopes takes only 6 minutes. It is a great way to warm up your muscles. On the video you will see that I take the public path which runs along the back of The Greystone Lodge.
Bus to Slopes in Under 3 minutes
Free bus service runs every 15 minutes in winter. The bus stop is opposite the entrance to Horstman Estates on the corner of Painted Cliff Road and Spearhead Drive. This 2 minute bus ride will take you up to the top of Painted Cliff Road where there is a ski-out trail to Merlin’s run.
The same bus turns around at the top of Painted Cliff Road and heads down via Spearhead Drive to the bus terminus on Blackcomb Way. At that location you disembark, and walk towards the Pan Pacific Mountainside. In Mountainside Square, you will have access to the Whistler Mountain Gondola, Whistler Mountain Fitzsimmons quad chair, and the Blackcomb Mountain Excalibur Gondola.
Strata Horstman Estates
Horstman Estates is a bare land strata. This means that the strata lot owner is paying a small monthly strata fee to cover the road maintenance, snow clearing, any landscaping and of course the maintenance of the ski-home trail. This is a bare land strata, the strata is only responsible for the items covered by the strata fee. It is not responsible for anything on your own land.
View the Registered strata plan VAS2482 and cross reference the civic address with the strata lot numbers shown in the image below.
Parking is not encouraged on either Horstman Lane or Horstman Place, each house has been built with a number of parking spots which is meant to accommodate you and your visitors. The reality is that when a major renovation is underway, there will be vehicles belonging to the tradespeople parked on the road.
Horstman Estates is a residential neighbourhood. It is not zoned for nightly rental. However, if you wanted to rent out your house on a month-to-month basis, you can do that. There are a select number of rental management companies which market luxury homes for example, Whistler Premier. Some owners on Horstman Lane rent out through Whistler Platinum. If you click the link for Whistler Platinum you will be able to see the nightly rental rates.
Most people who buy in the Benchlands, want to walk rather than drive. They park the car the minute they arrive, and use the free bus service, walk or bike. With e-bikes, cycling up to Horstman Estates or beyond is now manageable for all levels. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands running past the entrance to Horstman Estates on the way up Painted Cliff Road, and again on its way down to the village via Spearhead Drive. Click this link www.bctransit/whistler and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle.
I am here to help you. Please contact me if you are not already working with a real estate agent. I recently represented a buyer who purchased on Horstman Lane. In the meantime have a look at the Buying Process page. This is a step by step guide to buying Whistler real estate.
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Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7, Canada