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. The strata council seems quite involved in the development, possibly because the developers and their families still own in Stone Ridge. Stone Ridge should always be considered when you are looking for a townhouse in the Benchlands.” – Marion.
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Stone Ridge, 4822 Spearhead Drive in Whistler, 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.
There are eight, similar buildings in Stone Ridge. The doors at either end of each building lead upstairs to the 3 bedroom units. The 3 bedroom units have 3 stories, which includes the entrance at street level. The other two exterior doors lead into the ground level, 1 bedroom and den suites which are sometimes advertised as a 2 bedroom suite. Each town home has a single carport and a deck, some with their own private hot tubs. Table of contents
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Built in 1988, the property has 1.5-3.5 bedroom townhouses, 32 units and each zoned for nightly rental. Table of contents
The floor plans from the original sales brochure are pretty illegible so I have not posted them. The layout for the one bedroom and den is the same for all of the units. The only difference is that there may be stairs in the townhouse. The uphill units may have stairs from the entry up to the living room. In the downhill units there will be stairs going from the dining area down into the sitting area. The reason for this is that StoneRidge was built on a hill. It depends on the location within the complex. There are only a few one bedroom and den units where I don’t remember there being any stairs. The floor plans for the upstairs units vary. Table of contents
Location of Stone Ridge on Blackcomb Mountain and proximity of the Wizard Chair and Whistler Village
Stone Ridge does not have a lot of owners who rent their townhouses out nightly. The owners I met who do rent them out nightly, were pleased with the revenue produced. You can use any rental management company you wish, or you can self-manage your townhouse. Table of contents
Recent sales in Stone Ridge are featured below. For Stone Ridge sales history since 2013, check out the Townhouse Sales Statistics page on this site.
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The ski-in trail comes to the south end of the Stone Ridge development. Stone Ridge is on flat ground, so that should be easy for all levels of skier/boarder to get to the access trail. The ski-out access is going to take a little longer…but no longer than hoofing it across the parking lot at Base 2. I would be tempted to walk up the slight incline that is the ski-in trail rather than walking past the Greystone Lodge to use the trail that those owners use. Table of contents
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 hot tub. Fees include snow removal landscaping and garbage removal. Stone Ridge has its own on-site garbage station.
The developers and their families still own in Stone Ridge, and for some reason I was encouraged by this. The strata council do not seem in any rush to have a Depreciation Report prepared. I asked the former developer, who sat on the strata council why they do not retain an engineer to prepare a Depreciation Report. He replied that the council can see everything about each building (except the roof) by just standing outside the unit, so he didn’t see the need.
There is no additional storage in Stone Ridge except what comes with your townhouse. The lobby in each Stone Ridge townhouse, could store bikes, but it would consume the lobby area. Bringing the bike upstairs in the 3 bedroom units, you could use the privacy of the hot tub deck to store your bikes. Storage for bikes in any Benchlands townhouse without a garage is challenge for some buyers.
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. Table of contents
Spearhead Drive is a quiet road despite the fact that it is heavily populated with accommodation. Most people who buy in this location park the car the minute they arrive, and use the complimentary bus service. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands, up Painted Cliff Road and down through Spearhead Drive. This service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year. Click this link for the www.bctransit.com/whistler and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle. Table of contents
Considering buying in Stone Ridge? Please contact me if you have any questions and you are not already working with a real estate agent. Table of contents
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