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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.

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Active Listings

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.

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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

Market Update

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.

Location

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.

Google Map

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.

Bus Service

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:.

Photo Gallery

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.

painted cliff views to the west

painted cliff instant ski in ski out trail

painted cliff row of townhomes

painted cliff townhomes no neighbours

painted cliff row housing

painted cliff north end near bus stop

Painted Cliff communal hot tub

painted cliff views to the west

painted cliff instant ski in ski out trail

painted cliff row of townhomes

painted cliff townhomes no neighbours

painted cliff row housing

painted cliff north end near bus stop

Painted Cliff communal hot tub

Ski-in Ski-out Trails

Trail Map

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.

Sales

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.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceYear SoldDOMListing Broker
373212083,100,000202227WREC
23214101,830,000202023RE/MAX
911626885,000202156WREC
12229601,460,000202016WREC
523313152,000,000202028MacD
101.51673875,0002019150E&V
133212411,725,000201948WREC
233212511,650,00020183WREC
381.518241,049,000201843WREC
1011645755,000201750RE/MAX
911626721,00020175WREC
353212871,650,000201621RE/MAX
14229111,185,00020170Thorn
12229601,160,000201637WREC
483213231,605,000201632WREC
391.51827720,000201618RE/MAX
113212411,315,000201699WREC
4322931700,000201523RE/MAX
3222905660,0002015171SOTHEBYS
911626435,1002015195WREC
353212871,100,0002015116RE/MAX
1011672499,0002015262Thorn
4321309950,000201447Stephen Cartner
522985669,000201418MacD
1222960620,00020147WREC
1422954600,000201423WREC
423212081,087,500201331RE/MAX
254312571,086,0002013109RE/MAX
811681435,0002013357RE/MAX
71.51640495,0002012132WREC
373212081,200,0002012240Thorn
463213471,600,000201069RE/MAX
1822970635,0002011368SOTHEBYS
273212821,280,0002010RE/MAX
2822960750,0002009Thorn
71.51640525,0002009WREC
2422971690,5002009WREC
16321350910,0002009Thorn
49321322920,0002009SWCR
513.5213221,375,0002007WREC
1222954700,0002007RE/MAX
911585460,0002006SWCR
522985710,0002006SWCR
1422912821,0002005SWCR
513.5213221,235,0002004RE/MAX
45229421,060,0002004RE/MAX
1222954865,0002003WREC
3422928870,0002003WREC
163212601,100,0002003SUSSEX
113212411,235,0002002RE/MAX
463212501,400,0002002RE/MAX
1522908595,0002002WREC
391.51824500,0002001RE/MAX
2022961557,0002001WREC
11321241810,0002001WREC
301.51778438,0002001RE/MAX
2022961538,0002000WREC
1422912527,0002000WREC
2222914529,0002000RE/MAX
33321239710,0002000RE/MAX
391.51824322,0001999WREC
811680260,0001999RE/MAX
16321260500,0001999WREC
1822941384,0001998RE/MAX
12229543800001998WREC
11321241550,0001998WREC
2422961380,0001998WREC
2822912385,0001998WREC
6321274495,0001998WREC
4321330490,0001998WREC
42321248519,9001998WREC

Comparable Sales

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.

Revenue

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.

Strata

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

Site plan

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

Painted-Cliff-Site-plan with key a

Floor Plans

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-Type-A-2

Painted-Cliff-Type-B--Final

Painted-Cliff-Type-B1-Final

Painted-Cliff-Type-C

Painted Cliff Type C-2

Painted-Cliff-Type-D main

Painted-Cliff-Type-D upper floor

Painted-Cliff-Type-E main floor

Painted-Cliff-Type-E Lower Floor

Painted-Cliff-Type-A-2

Painted-Cliff-Type-B--Final

Painted-Cliff-Type-B1-Final

Painted-Cliff-Type-C

Painted Cliff Type C-2

Painted-Cliff-Type-D main

Painted-Cliff-Type-D upper floor

Painted-Cliff-Type-E main floor

Painted-Cliff-Type-E Lower Floor

Strata Plan

Painted Cliff was built in one phase. Click to view the Registered Strata Plan LMS657

Amenities

  • communal hot tub
  • underground parking
  • visitor parking

Pets

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.

Fees

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
  • landscaping
  • common property electricity
  • insurance of buildings
  • garbage and recycling collection
  • monthly contingency fund contribution

Storage

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

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.

Zoning

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.

Questions

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.

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 realtor, please contact me.

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Marion

Marion Anderson *PREC manderson@sutton.com (604) 938-3885