MOUNTAIN STAR-Blackcomb Mtn.

Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC.

The best feature of Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC, is that each townhouse is a “slice”. This means that you don’t have a neighbour above or below you.

There is a great ski-in trail which arrives into the north-end of the development. Mountain Star is close enough to walk for 1 minute from the entrance of the development to the ski -out trail leading to Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain. Don’t be put off by the walk, it is nothing to be concerned about.

Located on Blackcomb Mountain and situated just above the trees at the top of Painted Cliff Road. All the townhomes face west and most have great views of Sproatt Mountain and Rainbow Mountain.  Hidden away at the back of each townhouse is the private hot tub, which is great for residents and renters alike.

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Active Listings

Mountain Star comes on the market every other year, so if you have made your decision to own in this development, we are playing the long game.

  • 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. Unlinked properties can be viewed 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

Painted Cliff Road is a quiet road as most people who buy or rent in this location park the car the minute they arrive, and use the complimentary village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands. The bus stop is beside the entrance to Mountain Star. This bus service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year. Click this link for the bctransit.com/whistler and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchland shuttle. 

Google Map

The map shows you the ski trails which lead into Mountain Star.

Civic Address Map 

From the Google Map above and this civic map, you can see the lack of neighbours surrounding Mountain Star.

Street View: Video

coming soon

Below are a few of my photographs of this picturesque development.

Mountain Star views to the west

Mountain Star upper level with great views

Mountain star easy bus access to whistler village

Mountain Star townhomes

Mountain Star no neighbours above or below

Mountain Star gated underground parking

Mountain Star convenient access to parking garage

Mountain Star views to the west

Mountain Star upper level with great views

Mountain star easy bus access to whistler village

Mountain Star townhomes

Mountain Star no neighbours above or below

Mountain Star gated underground parking

Mountain Star convenient access to parking garage

Ski-in/Ski-out Trails

There is a ski-in trail at the north end of the development, and this is one option for getting home. When you start your day on the slopes it is a short walk down the Mountain Star drive-way (which is on a slight incline) to Painted Cliff Road.  From there, you either cross the road, or follow the side-walk around to the entrance of the ski-out trail. This ski-out trail on to Merlin’s Run is parallel with the Painted Cliff townhome development. Reversing your route and using this ski-out trail to walk back home to Mountain Star is a viable option.

Trail Map

The ski-in ski-out trail is marked, as it the bus stop at the entrance to Mountain Star.

Ski-in Ski-out Video

Put on the kettle before settling into this video. I decided to make one long video so that you could view the ski-in trail, the walk through Mountain Star and the ski-out trail on to Merlin’s Run. Then off to the Base of Blackcomb for upload.

Sales

The sales of townhomes in Mountain Star, 4894 Painted Cliff Road, 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
22.5212171,805,0002021204E&V
63213352,080,000202078SOTHEBYS
123213222,078,000202010WREC
12.5213151,862,000202021WREC
42.5213231,859,000201912WREC
32.5212251,790,00020183WREC
53213181,750,00020188WREC
262212151,404,00020176Thorn
163213211,375,000201711Thorn
232.5212181,240,0002017129Thorn
63213321,375,000201612Thorn
123213261,195,000201671Thorn
6321332900,000201420WREC
12.521315820,000201332WREC
6321332780,000201293RE/MAX
5321318795,000201260SWCR
10321341785,000201142WREC
283.531350820,0002011103WREC
42.521315779,0002011139WREC
7321333995,000201041RE/MAX
21331304995,0002010310WREC
93213211,130,0002008WREC
143213321,275,0002008RE/MAX
42212091,100,0002008RE/MAX
232.5214151,080,0002008RE/MAX
182.5212371,035,0002008WREC
63213321,100,0002008RE/MAX
143213321,065,0002007WREC
153213311,050,0002007WREC
2032.51288990,0002007WREC
73213331,375,0002006WREC
83213221,310,0002006WREC
133213211,330,0002006WREC
163213261,275,0002005WREC
113213351,240,0002005SWCR
22.5212231,240,0002004WREC
53213181,300,0002002WREC
63213321,249,0002002WREC
213312871,312,0002002RE/MAX
73213331,110,0002002WREC
32.521225915,0002002WREC
8321322975,0002002WREC
13321321979,0002002WREC
23321415880,0002002RE/MAX
11321335945,0002002RE/MAX
22.521223800,0002002WREC
9321321957,5002002WREC
20331286950,0002001RE/MAX
272.521216602,0001999RE/MAX
21331287605,0001999WREC
11321335640,0001999RE/MAX
14321335540,0001998WREC
13321321569,0001998WREC
16321326570,0001998RE/MAX
253.52.51384582,0001998RE/MAX
4221209500,0001998WREC

Comparable Sales

To view the sales of other townhome developments which would be considered in the same competitive set, please click through to the Sales: Townhomes page on this site.

Revenue

Mountain Star is predominantly an excellent winter rental. There are few reasons why someone would rent a Mountain Star unit in the summer: 1) 3 bedrooms, 2) walk to village, 3) free bus service. You will make your revenue in Mountain Star during the ski season, simply because of the location to the slopes. However, that is as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does.

Strata

Built in 1998, this townhouse complex has 28 units comprised of 2-3.5 bedroom units.

  • no-one above or below
  • primary bedroom top floor
  • exterior ski and board storage
  • gated underground garage
  • bike storage cage in garage
  • private hot tub
  • owner pets allowed with restrictions
  • no smoking allowed

Site Plan

The site plan shows which floor plan was allocated for each strata lot.

Floor Plans

The plans seen below which were initially prepared by the developer. The following link provides you with a print pdf version, Mountain Star site and floor plans pdf.

Mountain-Star floor plan Directory unit type

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit A

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit B

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C1

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D1

Mountain-Star floor plan Directory unit type

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit A

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit B

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit C1

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D

Mountain Star Floor plan Unit D1

Fees

Townhomes unlike condominiums usually have a hydro meter for each unit, or strata lot. Therefore, you are paying for hydro, gas, cable and internet and setting these services up yourself. A townhome development like mountain star has a low strata fee because you are maintaining your own private hot tub, and paying for all the above noted services. Therefore your strata fee, as noted on the financial statements provided within the strata documents, will cover:

  • snow removal
  • landscaping
  • recycling and garbage removal
  • building insurance
  • common property insurance
  • strata road repairs and maintenance
  • contribution to Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)

Parking

There is an assigned stall for each strata lot owner. In addition, there are some visitor parking stalls underground. The gated parking also provides a cage to store bikes. However, with the increased cost of bikes, I expect these cages are not as useful to residents as they once were. Parking anywhere else within Mountain Star is pretty much for loading and unloading.

The underground parking garage has stairs leading up to the road level, and these covered stairs make it easier for nearby residents to access the parking rather than walk to the main car entrance.

Strata Plan

Mountain Star was built in one phase view the Registered Strata Plan LMS3020 

Zoning

The zoning for Mountain Star falls under a Land Use Contract (LUC). This particular LUC permits tourist accommodation at Mountain Star, meaning the owners can rent out their property on a nightly basis. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) was planning to interpret each LUC so that mere mortals could understand the document. Now we wait.

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