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.
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Blackcomb Mountain
- Drive from 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
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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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 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
This video shows you the access to Painted Cliff to/from Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain.
Drive from Whistler Village Video
Video featuring the drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way to Spearhead Drive. Then turn right on to Painted Cliff Road. Ski-in ski-out developments are highlighted en-route.
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
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.
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 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.
SalesThe 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 which buyers would consider when deciding to purchase. Otherwise known as a competitive set.
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.
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
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.
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.
Painted Cliff was built in one phase. view the Registered Strata Plan LMS657.
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
- common property electricity
- insurance of buildings
- garbage and recycle 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 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 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.
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.
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 realtor, please contact me.
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