Painted Cliff, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, B.C.
Painted Cliff, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC, is a popular Whistler ski-in/ski-out development with owners and renters. Furthermore, Painted Cliff seems to take a leadership role in setting the price for 1, 2, and 3-bedroom townhomes in comparable developments. The units are not overly large but the ski-in/ski-out convenience makes up for that.
Painted Cliff offers a mixture of townhomes with 1) a neighbor either above or below, 2) a neighbor both above and below, and 3) a neighbor neither above nor below.
Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video
- Drive to Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Bus service
- Photo Gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
- Trail map
- Ski-in ski-out video
- Comparable sales
- Site plan
- Site plan /floor plan type
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Buying process
Painted Cliff townhomes are in demand due to amazing ski-in and ski-out access. The location to the slopes is probably the best slope-side access for any ski-in ski-out townhome in Whistler.
- no active listings
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 no 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. I understand that you may not be ready to contact me. In the meantime, 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 is located in the neighborhood called the Benchlands. The development is at the top of Painted Cliff Road and most of the development is hidden from the street. Painted Cliff is steps away from the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain.
Painted Cliff Road is a quiet road as most people who choose this location park their cars the minute they arrive. For access to the Village, they rely on the free bus service.
Location on Blackcomb Mountain: Video
This video taken from the Blackcomb Gondola shows you the location of Painted Cliff on Blackcomb Mountain.
Drive from Whistler Village Video
Video featuring the drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way to Spearhead Drive. Then turn right onto Painted Cliff Road. Ski-in ski-out developments are highlighted en route.
Click on the map for a bigger map to show you where Painted Cliff is within Whistler.
Civic Address Map
The following map shows you where Painted Cliff fits into the Benchlands. In addition, it shows you how many other developments in the Benchlands are further from the slopes.
Across the road from the entrance to Painted Cliff is a bus stop. This stop services the free bus service which has a route through the Benchlands.
For transport, there is a free, village bus service that has a route through the Benchlands. The bus travels along Blackcomb Way, up to the top of Painted Cliff Road, and then back to the village via Spearhead Drive. This free bus service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year:.
Painted Cliff, like several developments in the Benchlands is not flooded with sunshine as you can see from these photos. Early afternoon the sun is in the south and therefore it shines on south-facing windows. However, the development is positioned to make the most of the late afternoon west sun, and at that time, the sun is off the road. In addition, in winter the sun is low in the sky. Therefore, you should view these properties no later than 2 pm to understand the maximum amount of light each property receives.
Ski-in Ski-out Trails
This trail map shows the ski-in ski-out trail at the south end of the development.
Ski-in Ski-out Trail for the upper or main section of Painted Cliff
This has to be one of the best ski-in/ski-out access trails in all of Whistler. Simply because it is flat and a very short walk. Probably, 20 paces from the end of Painted Cliff to Lower Merlin’s run on Blackcomb Mountain. The ski-in and ski-out trail is flat, so it is easy for all levels. From there you are down to the new ten-passenger gondola which in 2018 replaced the Wizard and the Solar Coaster chair lifts
Ski-in Ski-out Trail for the lower section of Painted Cliff
Another amazing ski-in ski-out access that is suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders.
To sort the data, click on the blue heading of choice. For example, to sort all the 2 bedrooms click on the “bedrooms” heading a couple of times until the data is sorted for you.The sales of townhomes in Painted Cliff, 4891 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 comparable sales view the Sales of Ski-in/Ski-out Townhomes (Sales: Townhomes) page on this site. Comparable properties are deemed to be those condos that buyers would consider when deciding to purchase. Otherwise known as a competitive set.
Painted Cliff is highly sought after for rental in winter. However, in summer there are more village rentals available, so Painted Cliff gets left behind. However, there is a shortage of three-bedroom townhomes in the village, so that is when your three-bedroom at Painted Cliff may be sought after. The room rate for summer is still a challenge for revenue as the competition with the hotels is fierce.
Built in 1993, there are 52 strata lots, meaning townhomes. Painted Cliff development is zoned for nightly rental, which means you have the choice of whether to rent out your townhome or not. Painted Cliff offers the following floor plans:
- 1 bedroom
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 bedrooms
The site plan below from the original developer’s presentation indicates where the floor plans are presented further down this page. In addition, this site plan indicates whether there is a neighbor above, or below you.
Site Plan/Floor Plan Type
This plan shows the site plan with the floor type. I would suggest printing off the pdf
The Painted Cliff Site and Floor Plan pdf is for your convenience. Below are the floor plans which correspond to the site plan above. Granted there are a few plans which could not be located from the developer’s original plans dating back to 1992. However, I would suggest to you that each plan is a variation on the same design. Meaning, that the D, D-1 and D-2 plans are all basically the same, as we see in the C and C-2 plans. Since Covid, listing realtors are providing a plan of their listing, that should accompany any new listings.
Painted Cliff was built in one phase. Click to view the Registered Strata Plan LMS657.
- communal hot tub
- underground parking
- visitor parking
Only one dog belonging to the owner is allowed per strata lot. If this is important to you, this should be checked as the bylaws can change.
Strata fees are outlined in the strata minutes. With townhomes, each is typically set up with its own electricity and gas meter. Therefore owners are responsible for all their utilities, cable, and internet. The strata fees include coverage for:
- communal hot tub maintenance
- snow removal
- common property electricity
- insurance of buildings
- garbage and recycling collection
- monthly contingency fund contribution
This is an issue if you have a lot of toys. There is bike storage in the gated underground parking. However, if your bike was expensive, you would be looking for in-townhouse storage. This may not be a problem but it depends on the number of bikes, the location of the townhome, and your expectations. When I show Painted Cliff, the response from buyers is the lament of lack of storage in the townhome. Remember, these properties were not built with summer in mind back in 1988. It was all about access to the slopes…and Painted Cliff has that in spades.
Parking at Painted Cliff
Each townhouse has one assigned spot regardless of the number of bedrooms. In addition, there are over 25 visitor parking spots, the most of any development in the Benchlands. Part of the underground parking is gated.
Storage within each townhome is limited. For the townhomes that are on an upper level, storage for skis and boards at the front door is tight. The space at the front door is so limited that bike storage is not really an option in the townhome where you open the door and then there is a flight of stairs to climb. That means the expensive bikes may have to be kept in a room in the gated garage or carried up a flight of stairs to the main level of the townhome.
The development of Painted Cliff was zoned for nightly rental. You can manage the rentals yourself or retain the rental management company of your choice.
How Do I Buy Real Estate in Whistler?
There is no ban on foreign investment in Whistler. Therefore, the process is basically the same for residents and non-residents of Canada. 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.
What is Representation?
Explaining representation to a Buyer or Seller at the first introduction is a mandatory requirement. This is enforced, yes enforced by the British Columbia Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). There are career-altering fines for real estate agents who do not follow the guidelines. Since there is no dual agency in BC the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services Form (DORTS) is essential for the Buyer and/or Seller to understand what their designated agent’s obligation is to them. DORTS binds the agent to the client but does not bind the client to the agent. Best to read the blog on Representation for a full understanding.
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