STONE RIDGE-Blackcomb Mtn.

Stone Ridge, 4822 Spearhead Drive, Whistler, B.C.

Stone Ridge, 4822 Spearhead Drive, Whistler, BC, is possibly one the best laid-out developments in the Benchlands. It feels low-density and the curb appeal is high. When you consider Stone Ridge, be cognizant of your neighbours, and research if your immediate neighbour is renting on a nightly basis. Each townhouse has the plumbing and wiring for a private hot tub, which is a big draw for short-term rentals.

Stone Ridge is set back from the slopes so that you cannot see it from Merlin’s Run or the Blackcomb Gondola.

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Active Listings

Stone Ridge listings come on the market each year. It is important to know which location within Stone Ridge you might be interested in so that you can respond accordingly.

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View the listings from all Whistler Brokerages on the Active Ski-in ski-out Listings page on this site. Properties are posted as they are listed. For a listing without a link to the photos or data, best review it on WhistlerListings.com.

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

Stone Ridge is located on the corner or Painted Cliff Road and Spearhead Drive. The townhouse development is in a quiet enclave, so its easy to miss. It is very easy to walk from Stone Ridge to the Base of Blackcomb: just go down Spearhead Drive and along the trail just above the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The walk should take about 5 minutes.

Location on Blackcomb Mountain: video

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Drive from Whistler Village

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Google Map

Civic Address Map

This map is courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW). It explains the Benchlands area which is defined by the pink border.

Street View: Video

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Stone Ridge seems to capture any sunshine around 1pm each day. The sun at that time is low in the sky and in the south. It all depends on the location within the development whether or not the townhome receives a lot or light, as some townhomes can be in the shade most of the day.

stone ridge 4822 Spearhead Drive upper townhomes have 3 bedrooms

Walk out to garden deck at Stone Ridge 4822 Spearhead Drive

stone ridge 4822 Spearhead Drive low density look

private hot tubs at Stone ridge 4822Spearhead Drive

Stone ridge some upper townhomes get a lot of sunlight

stone ridge 4822 Spearhead Drive upper townhomes have 3 bedrooms

Walk out to garden deck at Stone Ridge 4822 Spearhead Drive

stone ridge 4822 Spearhead Drive low density look

private hot tubs at Stone ridge 4822Spearhead Drive

Stone ridge some upper townhomes get a lot of sunlight

Ski-in/Ski-out Trails

The ski-in trail stops at the south-end of the Stone Ridge development behind townhome #17.  Stone Ridge is on flat ground, so that should be easy for all levels of skiers and boarders to access the ski-in ski-out trail. To get to the slopes it is a walk up the ski-in trail to get to Merlin’s Run. You have to carry your equipment, because although the trail is gradual it is deceiving that you can schuss back out to the slopes. Either way, you are close to the slopes.

Trail Map

The ski-in ski-out trail map shows where you would walk to each day to start your day on the slopes.

Ski-in Ski-out Video

The ski-in ski-out video covers: 1)the ski-in off Merlin’s Run into Stone Ridge, 2)a walk around Stone Ridge in ski boots carrying my equipment, 3) walk along the ski-out trail to the slopes, and 4) a schuss down to the Base of Blackcomb. Little commentary so that you can fast forward.

Sales

The sales of townhomes in Stone Ridge, 4822 Spearhead Drive, 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
15227731,725,000202113RE/MAX
83214042,401,00020219WREC
3217391,095,00020203Stilhavn
31227991,040,000202083RE/MAX
123214001,859,00020189WREC
163214201,800,00020189WREC
19218041,160,000201818WREC
83214401,640,0002017103WREC
321748800,000201650Thorn
1122775780,000201611WREC
293.521450960,000201540WREC
2722794575,0002014109RE/MAX
1321440925,000201459RE/MAX
8321440870,000201479WREC
3021774500,000201364RE/MAX
321748512,000201326SWCR
12321400935,000201313FSBO
1921804509,000201341RE/MAX
3122775500,000201336RE/MAX
1521775530,000201251SWCR
283.521447820,0002012134RE/MAX
9321470875,0002012177RE/MAX
1521775465,0002011111SWCR
2221798480,0002011468Thorn
2321774500,0002010RE/MAX
2722795597,0002009Thorn
2221798642,5002007SWCR
1122774625,0002007SWCR
163214771,320,0002006WREC
191.51804615,5002005RE/MAX
151.51775630,0002004RE/MAX
83214401,080,0002002SUSSEX
2722795647,0002002RE/MAX
2722795430,0002001WREC
111.51775395,0002001RE/MAX
1300570,0001999RE/MAX
101.52773285,0001999WREC
9321470519,0001999WREC
28321446605,8881999WREC
221.51798285,0001999WREC
16321500505,0001998SUSSEX

Comparable Sales

For the sales history of the competitive set which are featured on this site, link through to the Sales: Townhomes page. The competitive set is best described as the other townhomes potential buyers in Stone Ridge would also consider.

Revenue

Stone Ridge is lower down the mountain than Arrowhead, Mountain Star and Painted Cliff, so it would be expected that Stone Ridge might be at the top of the rental list. In addition, it is closer to Whistler Village so it is perceived as being a better location for access to all the Village offers. With Stone Ridge, you can retain any rental management company you wish, or you can self-manage your townhome to maximize the revenue.

Strata

Built in 1988, there are eight, similar buildings each with 4 strata lots so there are 32 strata lots in total

  • roof replaced in 2018
  • single carport
  • visitor parking
  • private hot tub
  • pets allowed with restrictions

Site Plan

The site plan show eight similar buildings. Half of one building has a one bedroom and den on the ground floor, and the entrance to the townhome which occupies the middle and upper floors. Both the downstairs townhome and the upstairs townhome have a carport in next to their front door. The other side of the building is a mirror image of what was described. The site plan shows the visitor parking in the centre of the development.

Floor Plans

Print off Stone Ridge site and floor plans pdf for a closer look. These plans were taken from the developer’s original package.

Stoneridge 1 bed & den

Stoneridge 1 bed den downhill w stairs

Stoneridge 3 bedroom Uphill

Stoneridge 3 bedroom downhill

Stoneridge 1 bed & den

Stoneridge 1 bed den downhill w stairs

Stoneridge 3 bedroom Uphill

Stoneridge 3 bedroom downhill

Fees

The strata fee on these townhouses is very low in comparison to other townhouses in the Benchlands. Simply because there are no amenities, no underground parking, no swimming pool, no communal hot tub.  Fees include:

  • snow removal
  • landscaping and ground maintenance
  • recycle and garbage removal.  
  • chimney cleaning
  • window cleaning (outside only)
  • insurance of the building.

Parking

Each townhouse has a single carport. I have seen firewood stored in the carport, but nothing else seems permitted. by the strata. There are several visitor parking spots, and there is parking available, at permitted times, on Spearhead Drive. 

Storage

There is no additional storage in Stone Ridge except what comes with your townhome. With the lower townhomes there should be some crawl space, enough to store the Christmas decorations. When it comes to storing bikes they will need to be kept in the lobby area. Storage for bikes in any Benchlands townhome without a garage is challenge for some buyers.

Registered Strata Plan

Click on the following link for Stone Ridge’s Registered Strata Plan VR 2306 Reading the strata plans can take some practice to read only what is on it. It is important to review the strata plan to understand what you own and what is common or limited common property.

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

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