Marion Anderson
604 938 3885

Painted Cliff, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, B.C.

“Painted Cliff is a very popular Whistler development, and equally popular for nightly rentals. Painted Cliff also leads the Whistler real estate market with setting the price for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom townhouse sales in the Benchlands, all other Benchland sales are compared to Painted Cliff. The townhouses in the lower row of Painted Cliff are a “slice” which means no neighbours above or below. This is not the case in the main row of townhouses.” – Marion.

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About Painted Cliff

Painted Cliff is located at 4891 Painted Cliff Road in the Benchlands. This is a prime ski in ski out property which is located high up on Blackcomb Mountain’s Wizard run which leads down to the Wizard Express Quad Chair.  Some of the units have views and understandably the closer to slope the more expensive the unit.  The units are not overly large but the ski in ski out convenience makes up for that.  Communal hot tub, and underground parking, plus a bus stop at the end of the Painted Cliff Road, make this a must see when looking for a ski in ski out Whistler property.   .

The smaller 1 and 2 bedroom suites tend to sell for a premium in Painted Cliff. The one bedroom floor plan offers very good space for this type of unit. Having your own exterior door on a one bedroom ski-in ski-out property is a definite plus for this property.  Most of the townhouses have a neighbour above or below them.  However, there is a row of townhouses in Painted Cliff which are, what I call, a slice…no one is above of below you.  If this is what you are looking for, my advice is that you jump on the next one, because they are pretty rare. Return to table of contents.

Active listings in Painted Cliff

Click the following to view all active listings in Painted Cliff 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, 4891 Painted Cliff Road, and WLS will pull up all the current listings in Painted Cliff, plus details of the property and the listing brokerage.

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

The Real Estate Council of BC allows 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.

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.

Building details of Painted Cliff

Built in 1993, the property has 1-3.5 bedroom suites, 52 units and is zoned for nightly rental, which is optional. Return to table of contents.

Building site plan of Painted Cliff

r Painted Cliff site plan with unit number and floor plan type for upload

This site plan of Painted Cliff shows the unit number and floor plan. Cross reference this with the floor plans -see table of contents. Return to table of contents.

Floor plans of Painted Cliff townhomes

Painted Cliff floor plans of each unit corresponds to Site plan  (see table of contents). Return to table of contents.


Google map showing location of Painted Cliff

Location of Painted Cliff on Blackcomb Mountain and proximity of the ski-lifts and Whistler Village:

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Photo gallery of Painted Cliff

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Revenue and nightly rates in Painted Cliff


Please note, this is the same example posted on each page.  If you want more information or want to see where the figures came from, please contact me, Marion Anderson at 604 938 3885. I am happy to email them to you, and give you an overview of how I compiled them and interpret them for you.

Painted Cliff is predominately a winter rental.  There is no reason why anyone would rent a Painted Cliff unit in the Summer.  There is no swimming pool, and it is not a walk to the Village or Base of Blackcomb location.  You will make your revenue here during the ski season…as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does.

You can use any rental management company you wish, or you can self-manage your townhouse, if you have the motivation. For nightly rental rates on this property and other ski-in ski-out properties your best bet is to check out and the other nightly, rental by owner sites. Return to table of contents.

Sales in Painted Cliff since January 2014

Sales since January 2014, in chronological order with most recent sale at the top, posted by all Whistler brokerages:

          • 2 bedroom/2 bathroom $1,160,000.
          • 3 bedroom/2 bathroom $1,600,000.
          • 3 bedroom/2 bathroom $1,315,000.
          • 1.5 bedroom/1 bathroom $720,000.
          • 2 bedroom/2 bathroom $700,000.
          • 1 bedroom/1 bathroom $435,000.
          • 2 bedroom/2 bathroom $660,000.
          • 1 bedroom/1 bathroom $499,000.
          • 3 bedroom/2 bathroom $1,100,000.
          • 3 bedroom/2 bathroom $950,000.
          • 2 bedroom/2 bathroom $669,000.
          • 2 bedroom/2 bathroom $620,000.
          • 2 bedroom/2 bathroom $600,000.

The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) does not permit real estate agents to post all the details on 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 (604) 938-3885. A useful public website to look at is 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/from Painted Cliff

There is a very short walk, 20 paces, from the end of Painted Cliff to the Wizard run on Blackcomb Mountain. This is the ski-in and ski-out trail, and it is basically flat, so if you can walk, you can ski/board it. Return to table of contents.

Strata fees in Painted Cliff

These include snow removal, landscaping and garbage removal, Painted Cliff has its own, on-site garbage station. Return to table of contents.

Strata minutes of Painted Cliff

The following points are taken from the recent strata minutes and bylaws of Painted Cliff:

          • This strata seems to be well run and it appears that they have one strata meeting each year plus their annual AGM.
          • The strata council has voted down the depreciation report for the third year in a row.
          • Pets are allowed.
          • Roof replaced in July 2015

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. I like my clients to read the strata minutes before writing an offer so that we know of any assessments coming down, and so that if there is a Depreciation Report, my clients have a good understanding of future repairs. Return to table of contents.

Strata 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. The only time that I have ever seen any underground garage full is during the week at New Year…the trick there is to park the cars and not move them unless you take the car from your assigned spot. Return to table of contents.

Strata plan of Painted Cliff

Painted Cliff was built in one phase. Click the following link for the Registered Strata Plan LMS 657Return to table of contents.

Transit bus service to Painted Cliff

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. There is a free, village bus service which has a route through the Benchlands. This service runs about 8 times an hour in winter and just slightly less the rest of the year.  Click this link www.bctransit/whistler and look for route 5, the Whistler Upper Village/Benchlands shuttle. Return to table of contents.


Questions on buying or selling in Painted Cliff

If you are thinking of buying or selling in Painted Cliff, located at 4891 Painted Cliff Road please call me,  I am here to help you…that is why I created this web-site, so please contact me.  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
604 938 3885

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