GREYSTONE LODGE-Blackcomb Mtn.

Greystone Lodge, 4905 Spearhead Place, Whistler, BC

The Greystone Lodge, 4905 Spearhead Place, Whistler, BC, is tucked away off Spearhead Drive. It is positioned in the cul de sac which is Spearhead Place and as such little traffic passes by. Therefore,the option of owning a condo in any part of the building is increased because of the lack of vehicle noise around the property.

The Lodge has a lot going for it. It is one of Whistler’s smallest, condo properties which is zoned for nightly rentals.  If you are looking for a property in the Benchlands which gets a lot of sunlight, then consider the Greystone Lodge

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Active Listings

Listings for Greystone Lodge condo apartments are posted throughout the year. If you are interested in a slopeside condo it would be prudent to research the strata minutes and learn about the property. That way, you are prepared when the location of choice comes to market.

  • no active listings

View the listings from all Whistler Brokerages on the Active Ski-in ski-out Listings page on this site. Properties are posted as they are listed. For a listing without a link to the photos or data, best review it on WhistlerListings.com.

Market Update

When starting your initial search for Whistler real estate, it is important to understand the current market conditions. If you are not ready to connect with a Whistler realtor and would prefer to do your own homework, I encourage you to study the sales and listing statistics on the Market Update page on this site. The statistics are compiled by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) In addition, the monthly Whistler Real Estate Market update video is a great way to stay informed in less than 99 seconds.

Location

The location of the Greystone Lodge is an easy walk to the Base of Blackcomb in the Upper Village. From there is a 5 minute scenic walk through to Whistler Village.

There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands. The bus stop is located nearby on Spearhead Drive This service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year. Click this link for bctransit.com/whistler and look for route 5, Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle.

Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video

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Drive from Whistler Village

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Google Map

The ten passenger Blackcomb Gondola replaced the Wizard Chair in 2019 but at the time of posting, that had not changed on the Google Map below.

Civic Address Map

Like most of the Benchland properties, the sun is very selective about shining on the whole building at once. These photos were taken in February and the sun is still low in the sky.

Greystone Lodge front view

Greystone Lodge main front entrance

Greystone outdoor swimming pool

Greystone Lodge front view

Greystone Lodge main front entrance

Greystone outdoor swimming pool

Ski-in/Ski-out Trail

Great ski-in trail to the Greystone Lodge, and easy to get speed up and schuss right to the back door of the Lodge. At the start of your day on the slopes you are carrying your skis and walking back along the ski-in trail to get to the slopes. The incline of the ski-out trail is slight, but it is quite tricky to schuss up the incline wearing skis. It may be different with a snowboard.

Merlin’s Run leads down to the new ten passenger gondola which in 2018 replaced the Wizard Express and Solar Coaster chairs. The Blackcomb Mountain world-class groomers do a great job of moving snow around on these lower slopes. This means that the properties located on Blackcomb Mountain remain a true ski-in and ski-out even if the snow has started to disappear from the lower slopes in spring.

Trail Map

The ski-in ski-out trail is just outside the building next to the swimming pool and hot tub.

Sales

The sales of condo apartments in the Greystone Lodge, 4905 Spearhead Place, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceYear SoldDOMListing Broker
329/330229461,545,00020219WREC
112/113229851,539,000202123RE/MAX
3332211141,575,000202149RE/MAX
22912737950,00020217RE/MAX
108/109229501,600,000202120WREC
327/328229521,300,00020203E&V
301/302229441,230,0002020101E&V
327/328229521,150,000202063Five Sails
307/ 3082.5212261,400,0002019148WREC
3132.5210991,640,000201961WREC
221229381,400,000201819WREC
219/220229381,270,000201816WREC
32922946919,000201769Thorn
301/30222944962,000201780WREC
10722948850,0002017137WREC
201/20222940825,000201614SOTHEBYS
203/20422940840,000201614SOTHEBYS
10611736590,000201639WREC
4092.521367949,000201613WREC
22912737411,000201529MacD
209/21022936618,000201553RE/MAX
301/30222944605,0002015156RE/MAX
21122942590,000201426WREC
411/4122.521187820,0002015195RE/MAX
327/32822952592,0002014176WREC
311/3122.521175820,0002014146RE/MAX
112/11322985570,000201427WREC
225/22622946552,0002014112WREC
413321239840,0002014272MacD
405/4062.521182842,0002013168RE/MAX
215/216221018587,000201358WREC
211&21222942560,0002013165WREC
101/10222936510,0002013140WREC
10722948535,0002010135RE/MAX
223/22422991596,0002009RE/MAX
327/32822952586,0002009SWCR
225/226221000505,0002009RE/MAX
333/334221114643,0002008Thorn
203/20422940750,0002008SWCR
10611736525,0002008SWCR
215/216221020750,0002008RE/MAX
21711740505,0002008WREC
323/3242.521173987,0002007RE/MAX
309/3102.521173949,0002007WREC
201/20222940735,0002007SWCR
331/332221172930,0002004SWCR
4052.5211811,150,0002004SWCR
108/10922950765,0002004RE/MAX
21711742495,0002004RE/MAX
211/21222942760,0002003RE/MAX
333221114784,0002003WREC
203/20422940549,0002002WREC
21711742325,0002001RE/MAX
321/3222.521212673,0002001RE/MAX
21822948475,0002001RE/MAX
101/10222935505,0002001WREC
108/10922950420,0002000RE/MAX
201/20222950385,0002000RE/MAX
10611736239,0001999WREC
316/72.521279420,0001999WREC
3202.521143300,0001998RE/MAX
318/91.52967262,5001998RE/MAX
203/20422940261,0001998RE/MAX
223/422991290,0001998WREC
321/3222.521212350,0001998WREC

Comparable Sales

Revenue

The Greystone Lodge, the Woodrun and the Aspens condos are ideal for generating revenue year round simply because of: the year-round swimming pool; the year-round hot tubs; the ski-in ski-out location (see ski-in ski-out access below); and the easy walk to the Village, in all four seasons. The three buildings compete with each other for rentals.

Strata

Built in 1989, the property has 1, 2 and 2 bedroom and loft suites. Please note, some listing agents will post a 2 bedroom and loft as a 3 bedroom, when it is still a 2 bedroom and loft. There are 51 strata lots (condos).

  • Communal Laundry
  • Some condos have a washer/dryer
  • Strata Council must be notified of any long-term rentals
  • One dog, or one cat is allowed for owners
  • Depreciation Report completed in July 2014
  • Front desk contract
  • outdoor pool
  • two hot tubs
  • underground parking

Site Plan

The site plan of the Greystone Lodge breaks it down by floor. The letter corresponds to the floor plan below.

Greystone-Lodge-lower or 1st Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-2nd Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-3rd-Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-4th Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-lower or 1st Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-2nd Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-3rd-Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Greystone-Lodge-4th Level-building site plan (number-and-type)

Floor Plans

The developer’s floor plans should be cross-referenced with the site plans above. for your convenience link to the Greystone Lodge site and floor plan pdf for a version to print.

Lock-off

Several of the units have a “lock-off” which means that for the 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom and loft units, there are two doors to the hallway.  The configuration of these units have a door to the one bedroom suite which incorporates the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. There is an adjoining door in the middle of the adjoining wall which leads through to the lock-off: a bedroom and bathroom. The lock-off is like one large hotel room, and it also has a door to the hallway.  The developer had the idea that the owner could enjoy one part of the suite while renting out the lock-off to generate revenue.

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Greystone-Floor-Plan--C

Greystone-Floor-Plan--D

Greystone-Floor-Plan--E

Greystone-Floor-Plan--F

Greystone-Floor-Plan--A

Greystone-Floor-Plan--B1

Greystone-Floor-Plan--B2

Greystone-Floor-Plan--C

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Strata Plan

Registered Strata Plan VR 2451 for the Greystone Lodge.The Registered strata plan shows you the strata lot (condo) you are considering. In addition, the plan will identify the common property of which, as a strata lot owner you will also own a portion of the common and limited common property.

Front Desk

The front desk at the Greystone Lodge is operated by Acer Vacation Rentals. This is a great service is you retain Acer to rent out your property. If you use another rental management company, the front desk will be of little use to your guests if your guest has any service issues.

Fees

The costs which are covered by the monthly strata fees are outlined in strata financials. They include, but are not limited to:

  • owner pets are allowed with restrictions
  • hydro
  • natural gas
  • cable
  • internet
  • water
  • recycle and garbage removal
  • landscaping
  • snow removal
  • hot tub maintenance
  • swimming pool maintenance
  • elevator maintenance
  • common property utilities
  • common property insurance
  • contribution to the Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)

Parking

There is gated, underground parking at the Greystone Lodge, the entrance is at the corner of Spearhead Drive and Spearhead Place. Typically there is one parking stall per one bedroom and two bedroom condos. The parking is unassigned. Parking information is provided when the Form B is ordered by the listing agent.

Storage

In-suite lockers 

Each condo has an in-suite storage locker, which is really a small closet which has a lock installed, and the owner would keep the key.  The kitchen is typically a decent size so if the owner wanted to take a kitchen cupboard and add a lock to it, it would serve as another storage space within the condo. These lockers help to store your belongings when the property is being rented out, and you don’t want the renters borrowing your Oakley’s!

Ski/board storage

Greystone Lodge has a room on the 1st floor which contains a locker for each condo and provides easy access to the path that leads along to the slopes. This is principally for the use of guests, or for owners who do not rent out their condo.  When the owners are renting out their condo, they would move their equipment to the owners’ lockers in their condo.

Owner storage

The strata created a secured area in the building, and built a storage locker for each condo. Each locker is roughly 4 ft. wide x 7 ft. deep and 7 ft. high. Certainly large enough to hold an expensive bike.

Bike storage

There is secured room which has been designated for bike storage. All owners have access to this bike room. However, the bike room seemed a lot more secure than the typical cage in the parking lot, which is only as secure as the lock. Typically the strata requests that the owners bikes are removed at the start of the ski season. Bikes are not encouraged to be stored in the condos because of the potential damage to the hallways.

Zoning

The building has been zoned to allow nightly rentals.

Questions

If you are starting out and want to understand what the process is for buying a property in Whistler, have a look at the Buying Process page on this site. In addition, the FAQ page may also help.

Representation

One question that should be raised, is how will you, the Buyer be protected during and after the transaction? The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is the governing body for real estate agents. They require The Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services (DORTS) form be reviewed at the beginning of the relationship with that first communication. Please click through to my recent post on Agency Representation to understand how Representation by your real estate agency benefits and protects you.

If you think I would be a good fit to work with you and your family, and you are not already working with a Whistler real estate agent, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

Marion Anderson Personal Real Estate Corporation

(604)938-3885

manderson@sutton.com

Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, #203, 1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0S7

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