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Old 08-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for advice, and hopefully suggestions, regarding medium to long term accommodation rental this coming season.

Myself and the better half are heading there for all of January and February this coming season. Anyone know of recommended places to stay? We know about Pique and the likes of craigslist, but as we won't actually be in Whistler until the end of December that's a bit of an issue. We're looking for anything, even something very basic - as in even a simple bedsit style place would suit us.

Cost is the main issue (this is part of a bigger trip so we don't want to blow all our money on a place to stay). Most of the sites with accommodation ads are basically holiday apartments, so the cost of two months is just 8 x 1 week prices, and that's prohibitive. But ideally we'd need to go through such a site or agency, as handing cash over the likes of craiglist or an ad without at least having a good reference for someone that it's legit would be a worry.

We're also still getting our heads around the town and where's good to stay, so any further advice would really be appreciated. I know there's been plenty of such conversations before, but this is a very specific request.

Anyone have any suggested places they've stayed in before (or know someone who has) that would affordable and available for 2 months? Thanks for your time!
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Guessing you are not working? Might I suggest doing all the resorts in BC and some in Alberta? Two months would get you some good times at all of the good ones/

Just a thought.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Guessing you are not working? Might I suggest doing all the resorts in BC and some in Alberta? Two months would get you some good times at all of the good ones/

Just a thought.
Thanks for the reply. You're correct, we won't be working. On the BC/Alberta thing, great minds think alike: that's actually what we are doing! Two months in Whistler then a road trip across BC and Alberta to Calgary before heading onward. We want to experience the resort living, just for a while, get our snowlegs back (because of this trip we didn't get away at all in Winter 11/12 so we'll be rusty) and really get to know the mountain and the place (it's somewhere we may go back to). And then we still get to experience plenty of other spots.

Since I posted this we think we may have found somewhere suitable. It's in Creekside, not far from the gondola apparently. I've been led to believe a lot the seasonaires stay in Creekside, is that right? Is it ok as a spot to stay even though it's a bit outside the main town?
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Check the Pique online and you can normally find some short term accommodation for a month or two. Alternatively just look for a share house (I'm in one at the moment) pretty simple you pay 1 months rent at a time which will normally include internet, cable, heating etc etc you get your room and a spot in the fridge.
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Check the Pique online and you can normally find some short term accommodation for a month or two. Alternatively just look for a share house (I'm in one at the moment) pretty simple you pay 1 months rent at a time which will normally include internet, cable, heating etc etc you get your room and a spot in the fridge.
Thanks Mitch. Think we have identified a house share that might suit - reasonable price, with wifi, cable, heating etc covered, close to gondola etc. In Creekside. Are you in Creekside or the main town? Is Creekside a good choice for a medium term stay?
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah Creekside is fine, I've lived in Marketplace in the village, Two places in nordic and now in a place in Bayshores. Even though Bayshores is a bit further away I found it better then Nordic, Creekside will be awesome but you will need a bus pass still most likely so budget another $65 a month for that
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Cool, thanks. Was worried we'd be a bit too far out so we'd miss out on the social side of things (we're not going for that, and will be on a budget, bit it'd be nice to have the option at times!). From what I'm starting to realise, that won't be an issue - would I be right?

I guess we were thinking of it in terms of, say, a lot of European resorts (where if you are a bus ride away you are missing out completely) rather than a full town.
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Nah, it's not a problem. The bus ride is only like 5 mins away, most people that live here long term don't live IN the village cause it's to expensive. Pretty much everyone I know lives either Bayshores (which is past Creekside) or Alpine which is north of the village. Plus there are bars and shops in creekside too
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What he said.

Creekside is like a second mini village with some shops and grocery store and some bars and restaurants, plus the bus ride to the village is really short if you need to go into town.

Also, Creekside has a gondola to get up Whistler mountain, so you won't be far from the lifts each morning and if you need to get to Blackcomb mountain you can just take the peak 2 peak across from Whistler.
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The bus also runs till 3am
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