PAINTED CLIFF-Blackcomb Mtn.

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 neighbour either above or below, 2) a neighbour both above and below, and 3) a neighbour neither above nor below.

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Active Listings

Painted Cliff townhomes are in demand due to amazing ski-in 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.

The Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings page on this site showcases all the ski-in ski-out listings courtesy of all Whistler brokerages. For any listings without a link, best check out the property on WhistlerListings.com which is the main listing website for all Whistler brokerages.

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 in this location park the car the minute they arrive, and use the complimentary bus service. Across the road at the entrance to Mountain Star is the bus stop for the free bus service which has a route through the Benchlands. This service runs to and from the Village about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year.  Click this link to BC Transit/whistler and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle. 

Location on Blackcomb Mountain Video

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Drive from Whistler Village Video

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Google Map

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. For more information check out the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) website.

Street View: Video

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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 south and it shines on to south facing windows, and the length of the development. 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, so you really want to view these properties later than 2pm.

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 top 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 the Wizard run on Blackcomb Mountain. The ski-in and ski-out trail is flat, so if you can walk, you can ski/board it. 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 suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders.

Sales

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
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

View the sales of the competitive set which are featured on this website. Link through through to the Sales: Townhomes page.

Revenue

Painted Cliff has solid rentals in winter, but in summer there are more village rentals available, so Painted Cliff gets left behind. The only advantage over the village rentals is when your Panted Cliff townhouse has three bedrooms or more. Then you have a very good chance of earning a summer rental. The room rate for summer is still a challenge for revenue as the competition with the hotels is fierce.

Strata

Built in 1993, the property has 1-3.5 bedroom suites, 52 units and is zoned for nightly rental, which is optional. 

  • Only one dog belonging to the owner is allowed per strata lot.
  • Roof replaced in July 2015

Site plan

The site plan below from the original developer’s presentation indicates where the floor plans which are presented further down this page. In addition, this site plan indicates whether there is a neighbour above, or below you.

Floor Plans

Attached is a Painted Cliff Site and Floor Plan pdf 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, for example the C and C-2 plans. Since Covid, listing realtors are providing a plan of their listing, that should accompany any new listings. Time will tell.

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Painted-Cliff-Type-B--Final

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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

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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

Registered Strata Plan

Painted Cliff was built in one phase. Click the following link for the Registered Strata Plan LMS 657

Fees

These include garbage removal, landscaping and snow removal. These strata fees are outlined in the strata minutes. With townhomes, each are typically set up with their 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 recycle 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 depends on the number of bikes and the location of the townhome. 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 which is the most I can remember having seen in any development in Whistler. The only time that I have ever seen any underground garage full is during the week at New Year.

Storage

Storage within the 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 or stairs to the main level.

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

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

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.

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