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.
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Drive to Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic Address map
- Street View: Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trails: Video
- Trail map
- Ski-in ski-out: video
- Comparable sales
- Site plan
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Buying process
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.
- 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
- 1,355 sq. ft.
- Built 1997
Listed by Engel & Völkers
Click the following link to view the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings posted by all Whistler brokerages. You will also see everything else posted for Whistler ski-in/ski-out real estate on that page. If there is not a link, best to check out the property on WhistlerListings.com
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.
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.
Video featuring the drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way, then on to Spearhead Drive and on to Painted Cliff Road.
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
Below are a few of my photographs of this picturesque development.
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.
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.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.
|Number||Bedrooms||Bathrooms||Size sq. ft.||Sold Price||Year Sold||DOM||Listing Broker|
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.
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.
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
The site plan shows which floor plan was allocated for each strata lot.
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.
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
- recycling and garbage removal
- building insurance
- common property insurance
- strata road repairs and maintenance
- contribution to Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF)
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.
Mountain Star was built in one phase view the Registered Strata Plan LMS3020
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.
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. Print off the pages for a comprehensive Buyer’s Guide.
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.
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