KADENWOOD-Whistler Mt.

Marion Anderson
marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885

Luxury Ski Homes in Kadenwood

“Kadenwood was strategically positioned 1,000 feet above the Whistler valley floor. This provided most lots the opportunity to build estate homes with staggering views to the north and the south. All the houses in Kadenwood are at least 4,000 sq. ft. and now, at the end of the final phase of development, some of these magnificent homes are over 10,000 sq. ft.

Kadenwood is only a ten minute drive from Whistler village, but when you are up in Kadenwood you feel as though you are hours away from the hustle of the village…it really is a location above the rest.” -Marion

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About Kadenwood

Kadenwood is a luxury home neighbourhood located on the side of Whistler Mountain. The development is as high up the mountain as any developer is allowed to build. There is no development higher up, although the Taluswood development on the north side of the Dave Murray Downhill looks like a close second. Kadenwood claims to be 1,000 ft above the valley floor. The valley floor is 2,145 ft above sea level. So, Kadenwood is 3,145 ft above sea level.

There are 60 lots in Kadenwood. The original plan stated 64 lots, so be careful you are using the latest site plan…I have the current Kadenwood site plan with lot numbers, civic address map and Kadenwood strata plan posted on this page (see table of contents). The majority of the lots have a spectacular view. The size of the lots range from 1/3 acre to 1 1/2 acres with buildable square footage ranging from 4,000 sq ft to 7,500 sq ft., although many are larger than 7,500 sq. ft. due to the basement area (below street grade) not being part of the final build size. The building envelope on each lot has been determined. Return to table of contents.

Active listings of luxury homes in Kadenwood

Click the following link to view active listings of luxury homes in Kadenwood posted by all Whistler brokerages.

Click the following link which will take you to the Whistler Listings System (WLS) so you can search for listings. In the “search by address” box on the lower left of the screen, type the street address, or just the street name noted above and WLS will pull up all the current listing, plus details of the property and the listing brokerage. You can then cross reference the listing details with the Kadenwood site plan with lot numbers and civic address map  listed in the table of contents.

The Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) permits me and all other agents to show and sell all property regardless of which brokerage has them listed. However, the RECBC only allows agents to cross-market the listings of brokerages which have signed a Reciprocity Agreement.

The houses listed above by the Whistler Real Estate Company (WREC) are the ones without the specific street address. So just type in the street name when you search on WLS.

Please note, every Whistler realtor posts each listing on the WLS, but not every agent posts it on Multiple Listing Site (MLS).

All new listings and price changes which each listing agent posts on the WLS are re-posted on the Whistler Ski in Ski out Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages, along with the listing broker information. So, if you want to keep up to date on the ski-in ski-out listing activity in Whistler, checking those social media sites would be the way to do it. Click the icons to the left to connect. Return to table of contents.

Buyer’s Guide*

This Buyer’s guide has been provided by a local law firm. It is a comprehensive guide worth reading when you start looking for real estate in Whistler. Return to table of contents.

G.S.T. on a Kadenwood Home

A Kadenwood home may or may not be GST exempt. It typically comes down to whether the current owner is making the property available for rent on a nightly basis…which the zoning permits. Ultimately the listing agent should obtain from the vendor the GST position on each property. The Canadian Government collects the GST from the vendor. GST is a tricky subject, so I have attached a link to the document summarizing Goods and Services Tax (GST) provided by a local accounting office. If you need a shorter explanation as to how GST pertains to the property you are searching for, please call me, Marion Anderson, at 604 938 3885. Return to table of contents.

Google Map of Kadenwood

Map showing some of the active listings noted above:

Please note, this Google Map is outdated, the satellite passed over when just a few Kadenwood homes had been built. However, it gives an excellent view of the ski-in ski-out trails. Cross reference this map with the Kadenwood site map in the table of contents. Return to table of contents.

Google Map showing location of Ski-in Ski-out Whistler Properties

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Kadenwood Gondola

The base of the Kadenwood gondola is located beside the Whistler Creek Gondola which is outside First Tracks Lodge. The Kadenwood gondola operates when the lifts on Whistler and/or Blackcomb Mountains operate. Initially the Kadenwood gondola was to operate every day of the year. However, from what I understand, the insurance cost to run the gondola was too high, and if the gondola was added into the Whistler Blackcomb policy the cost would be more affordable. However, the Kadenwood gondola is designed to service only the owners and guests in Kadenwood, and you are obliged to show a pass to ride the gondola. I doubt that you will have any complaints about the operational hours during ski season and summer. I would wager that not many owners in Kadenwood come to Whistler in the off-season.

The travel time on the Kadenwood gondola is 5 minutes, one way. The gondola can carry 160 people/hour in 4 very nice cabins. Each cabin seats 8 people. Return to table of contents.

Kadenwood site & civic address map

Kadenwood site plan with lot numbers showing the buildable allowance on each lot.  Kadenwood site plan with Resort Municipality civic address.  Best to cross reference between both of these site plans. Return to table of contents.

Kadenwood zoning

RTA11 for Residential/Tourist Accommodation explains the zoning for Kadenwood, this information was taken from the zoning and parking bylaw document on www.whistler.ca which is the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) website. Return to table of contents.

Map of Whistler Creekside

Map of Creekside Village, Whistler.
Map of Creekside Village, Whistler.

Mortgage*

The best I can do for you is to refer you to a local licensed mortgage professional who will assist you. Return to table of contents.

Non-resident of Canada buying a Whistler property*

It is very simple to buy a property in Whistler when you are a non-resident. I have copied pg 7 of the Buyer’s Guide (see table of contents above) which was supplied by a local law firm, Race & Co., so you can read the section on non-residents. Another excellent resource and more in-depth information is provided on  Lam Lo Nishio’s website.  They are a chartered accountancy firm in Vancouver. My advice is to open a bank account in Canada as soon as you start thinking about buying a property.  Also, have a lawyer notarize your identification, well in advance of purchasing, especially if any financing is required…I will walk you through this when we connect. Return to table of contents.

Photo gallery of Kadenwood

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Revenue and nightly rates of Kadenwood homes

To interpret the above with more detail than is posted, please contact me directly at 604 938 3885. Each lot, therefore each home in Kadenwood is zoned for nightly rental. Whistler Platinum advertises a few houses in Kadenwood for nightly rental, and they also advertise their nightly rates. So, it is simple to calculate how much revenue could be earned. Click theWhistler Platinum and then at the bottom of their page under Homes and Chalets, click the Kadenwood property of interest, and then you will have access to the nightly rental calendar with the rates. Return to table of contents.

Sales of luxury homes in Kadenwood

Sales since January 2014, posted by all Whistler brokerages:

  • 5 bedrooms/7 bathrooms house sold for $3,383,500.
  • 5.5 bedrooms/6.5 bathrooms house sold for $6,800,000.
  • 7 bedroom/6.5 bathroom house sold for $6,200,000.
  • 5 bedroom/6 bathroom house sold for $4,750,000.
  • 7 bedroom/7 bathroom house sold for $6,200,000.
  • 4 bedroom/5.5 bathroom house sold for $3,999,000.
  • 7 bedroom/7 bathroom house sold for $8,500,000.

The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) does not permit real estate agents to post all the real estate sales. If you want to view past sales, which you should do if you are thinking of buying any property, then contact me, Marion Anderson at Marion@myseatosky.com (604) 938-3885; A public website to look at is www.BCAssessment.ca. This site is initially a little tricky to navigate, but it will give you the current year and last year’s assessed value of the property, and the sales over the past year.

When the terms and conditions have been removed on each transaction, but the property has not changed title, the sales information is posted on WLS by the listing agent.  I re-post this information on the Whistler Ski in Ski out social media pages of Twitter, Facebook and Google+. That is a good way for you to track Whistler ski-in ski-out sales activity. Click the social media icons on the left and it should lead you to my social media pages, and then follow or like as directed. Return to table of contents.

Ski-in ski-out access to and from Kadenwood

It really depends where you are in the Kadenwood development whether you are able to ski directly to and from your property. There is a large parking area up at the Kadenwood Gondola station, which requires the car to have a permit to park there. That parking area was developed so that Kadenwood owners could drive to the Gondola and leave the car there during the day, while they enjoy the slopes. I would suggest you have a look at the Kadenwood site plan with lot numbers and also cross reference this with the Google Map (see table of contents).  Of course, you can contact me, Marion Anderson, 604 938 3885 with your questions. Return to table of contents.

Strata fees in Kadenwood

The strata fees in Kadenwood are $800/month in 2015. With 60 lots that is $4,800/month or $57,600/year. The majority of this fee goes towards the operation and maintenance of the Kadenwood Gondola, and the Gondola station. It will also cover the operation and maintenance of the ski-in ski-out trails, which is why the Kadenwood strata has their own PistenBully groomer. The strata fees also cover snow removal and any landscaping in the park areas. There is no garbage facility in Kadenwood. Return to table of contents.

Strata minutes for Kadenwood

I am not permitted to post the strata minutes on this site, as they are not deemed public information. The listing agent is not obliged to order the strata minutes until there is an accepted offer. Return to table of contents.

Strata parking in Kadenwood

Kadenwood is like most developments, your guests need to park on your property. There are signs all over Kadenwood drive and all the other streets in Kadenwood telling you that you cannot park there at anytime. The streets are narrow in Kadenwood, so I understand why they don’t want a string of cars blocking one lane of traffic. Besides, this parking policy makes the neighbourhood look low-density, which it is. Kadenwood has a predatory parking program, which means that the local towing company can come by and remove any vehicle not legally parked. The towing company cannot enter your property, as that would be trespassing. Unfortunately, most strata areas have this “service”. There is a large parking lot beside their gondola station, however you need to have an owner decal to prove you are eligible to park there. No parking is allowed overnight, as it would prevent any snow clearing which would have to be done before the lift opens early in the morning. Return to table of contents.

Strata plan of Kadenwood

Registered strata plan of Kadenwood LMS 4695 showing phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 development. Return to table of contents.

Transit to and from Kadenwood

There is no bus service up to Kadenwood. The road up to Kadenwood starts in the neighbourhood of Bayshores, and in winter when there is a wall of snow on either side of this mountain road…it is a beautiful drive. The road is wide and easy to drive, and has a low speed limit.  I have mentioned the Kadenwood Gondola service (see table of contents) and then of course there is Whistler’s terrific taxi service.  It would probably cost around $25 for a taxi from Whistler Village to Kadenwood…so, in summary there is no problem with transit in Kadenwood, as long as you are in a car/taxi. Return to table of contents.

TW Tourism Whistler Fee*

Tourism Whistler has provided a detailed document which answers the question, “What are TW fees?” These fees are paid by each owner of a property located on Resort Land. The document also provides an overview on the purpose of Tourism Whistler. Make sure you refer to the page entitled: Resort Land Properties Subject to Restrictive Covenants for a list of properties in Whistler which have a rental restriction. Pertaining to this website, it means that for the owners in the Aspens, Le Chamois, Telemark and Woodrun, even if you live in the property, you still have to pay a commercial TW fee. For all other ski-in ski-out properties on this site, you would get a break on the commercial fees, as the other properties on this site are not subject to the restrictive covenant with rental pool requirements. Return to table of contents.

Questions about buying or Selling in Kadenwood*

If you are thinking of buying or selling a luxury home in Kadenwood, I am here to help you…that is why I created this web-site. Please contact me, Marion Anderson at, Marion@myseatosky.com or (604) 938-3885. I appreciate your feedback. Return to table of contents.

Marion Anderson
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B1, Canada
marion@whistlerskiinskiout.com
604 938 3885

 

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