Stone Ridge, 4822 Spearhead Drive, Whistler, B.C.
Stone Ridge, 4822 Spearhead Drive, Whistler, BC, is possibly one of 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 neighbors, and research if your immediate neighbor 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 Lower Merlin’s run or the Blackcomb Gondola.
Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Blackcomb Mountain
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Bus service
- Walk to Whistler Village: video
- 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
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.
- 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.
Stone Ridge is located in the neighborhood called the Benchlands. The development is on the corner of Painted Cliff Road and Spearhead Drive. Spearhead Drive is a quiet road despite the fact that it is heavily populated with accommodations. The townhouse development is in a quiet enclave, so it’s easy to miss.
It is very easy to walk from Stone Ridge to the Base of Blackcomb: just walk down Spearhead Drive and along the trail just above the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The walk should take about 5 minutes.
Location on Blackcomb Mountain
Since Stone Ridge is set back from the slopes, this video can only show you the ski-in/ski-out access. However, it should give you a sense of the location of the development in relation to neighboring Woodrun.
Drive from Whistler Village
It is a short drive from Whistler Village along Blackcomb Way to Spearhead Drive, as you will see from the video below.
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.
Within steps of Stone Ridge is the bus stop for the free village 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.
Walk to Whistler Village: Video
For those who enjoy a walk, this video may be of interest. It is possible to walk from Stone Ridge to Whistler Village, and I expect it would take around 15 minutes in total. Have a look at the lovely scenic route which starts at the Base of Blackcomb across from the Blackcomb Day Lodge.
Stone Ridge seems to capture any sunshine around 1 pm 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 and whether or not the townhome receives a lot of light. The living room may be on the other side of the building where the sun hits. Some Stone Ridge townhomes can be in the shade most of the day.
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 along the slightly inclined ski-in trail to get to Lower Merlin’s run. You have to carry your skis and poles or board because although the trail is gradual it is not possible to schuss out to the slopes.
The ski-in ski-out trail map shows where you would walk 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 Lower Merlin’s run into Stone Ridge, 2) a walk around Stone Ridge in ski boots carrying my equipment, 3) a 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.
To sort the data, click on the blue heading of choice. For example, to sort all the 3 bedrooms click on the “bedrooms” heading a couple of times until the data is sorted for you.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.
|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.
Stone Ridge is lower down the mountain than Arrowhead Point, Mountain Star, and Painted Cliff. Therefore, it would be expected that Stone Ridge might be at the top of that 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.
Built in 1988, there are eight, similar buildings each with 4 strata lots so there are 32 strata lots in total. Typically one half of each building is a mirror image of the other half of the same building. Stone Ridge offers the following floor plans:
- 1 bedroom and den (note this may be listed for sale as 2 bedrooms)
- 3 bedroom
The site plan shows eight similar buildings. Half of one building has a one-bedroom and den on the ground floor, and the entrance to the townhome occupies the middle and upper floors. Both the downstairs townhome and the upstairs townhome have a carport next to their front door. The other side of the building is a mirror image of what was described above. The site plan shows the visitor parking in the center of the development.
Site plan/floor plan type
Print off Stone Ridge site and floor plans for a closer look. These plans were taken from the developer’s original package.
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.
- private hot tub permitted
- private BBQ permitted
- single carport for each townhome
- visitor parking
An owner, tenant, or occupant is allowed: two dogs, two cats, or one dog and one cat. This bylaw can change, so if having a dog or pet is important to you, always check the current Bylaws and Rules.
The strata fee on these townhouses is very low in comparison to other townhouses in the Benchlands. Simply because there are no communal amenities that cost maintenance, e.g. no underground parking, no swimming pool, no elevator, and 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.
- communal maintenance
Each townhouse has a single carport. Firewood is stored in the carport, but nothing else is permitted by the strata. There are several visitor parking spots, and there is parking available, at permitted times, on Spearhead Drive.
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 a challenge for some buyers.
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.
Explaining Representation to a Buyer or Seller at the first introduction is a mandatory requirement. Since there is no dual agency in BC the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services Form (DORTS) is essential for the Buyer 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. In addition, Home Buyer Recission Period (HBRP) would be discussed at that time.
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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