in Whistler

From US and Canada 888.905.0434
From the UK 0800.404.9574
From Whistler 604.905.0434

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are linens and towels provided?

Yes. In addition there is a private washer/dryer in each apartment as well as an iron and ironing board. We also provide you with thick terry cloth robes and hair dryers.

Can we cook our own meals?

Yes. Each of our units has a full kitchen complete with stove, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and dishwasher. There are grocery stores within walking distance of our units where you can purchase just about any type of food from around the world.

What if we have a problem in Whistler?

We are full time residents of Whistler and our house is a 3 minute drive from our rental units. We are also available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by telephone to ensure that you have a great holiday with no problems.

Are there any "hidden" extra charges for renting from us?

No. Since you are renting directly from the owner, you only pay the rate per night plus the 7% tax (which non-residents of Canada get back directly from the Canadian Government once you return to your country of origin... we give you the forms for this).

If you were to rent from a management company you would have an additional tax of 10% (17% total) and you would probably be charged with parking and telephone fees.

What will the weather be like?

Whistler is located in the mountains and the village base is at 2,000 ft above sea level. The ski area is from the base to the top (7,200 ft) so the weather varies considerably. However, as a rule of thumb and based on us having lived here in Whistler for 7 years, the following will serve as a guideline.

What currency is used?

Whistler is located in Canada and accordingly we use the Canadian dollar. Most stores will also accept American dollars.

How big is Whistler?

There are about 10,000 of us who live here full time but we get quite a bit of tourism business which swells the population on weekends and holidays to about 50,000. This explains why our little town has over 75 restaurants! The main village itself is pedestrian only (no cars) and you can walk to it in under 7 minutes from either of our properties or you can take the free shuttle bus.

With respect to skiing/boarding, Whistler/Blackcomb is the ONLY place in North America where you have a one mile vertical and it encompasses over 7,000 acres of terrain.