Curiocity Villas is a licenced, fully bonded and totally independent real estate brokerage firm based in Punta del Este, Uruguay, specialized in prime property deals, exclusive buyers’ representation and luxury vacation rentals in prime Punta del Este.
We provide prime property buyers with access to all luxury properties available for sale in Punta del Este, with just one point of contact - giving expert, unbiased advice and professional representation all the way through, to successfully acquire the finest properties on the best possible terms.
We only market exceptional properties, reaching highly-targeted global exposure through our extensive domestic and international network of hand-picked industry partners.
And we operate as a full-service vacation rental company for international discerning travellers, providing luxury villas and vacation homes, with custom staff, 24/7 guest support and concierge services.
We firmly believe in the fundamental importance of professionalism, integrity, teamwork, discretion and most noteworthy, trust. These values are at the heart of everything we do, and due to staying true to our principles, consequently we have forged lasting, honest and open relationships with clients globally.
Curiocity Villas is managed by its founder and sole owner Enrique Argüello, along with an experienced team of real estate and hospitality industry professionals.
Enrique has bachelor degrees in marketing and business management from UADE, an executive program diploma in tourism and hospitality business management from ESADE, and several real estate specialty program diplomas from ICI.
Enrique began his professional career in the financial sector -- reaching managerial positions at Société Générale -- to then found and run luxury travel company Curiocity Travel, manage Arbol Casa Loft boutique hotel and work as private consultant for several real estate agencies, before establishing his own real estate firm in Punta del Este.
2003 | Curiocity Travel Launches its Vacation Rental Division: Curiocity Villas
Due to an increasing demand of non-traditional accommodations from its international clientele and industry partners, Curiocity Travel(*) creates a new business unit specialized in luxury villa rentals with domestic staff, on-site concierge services and hospitality industry service standards.
(*) Curiocity S.R.L. – E.V.T. 11752, an Argentina-based luxury travel company, specialized in private, custom tours in South America for high-end int’l travellers.
2005 | Curiocity Villas Becomes a Distinctive Player in the Luxury Villa Rental Business
Managing more than 50 of the finest villas and vacation homes in prime Punta del Este, Curiocity Villas raises the bar of industry’s service standards and catches the attention of international celebrities and Fortune 500 company owners and C-Level executives, reaching global exposure.
2006 | Significant Growth
Just 3 years after beginning operations, Curiocity Villas experiences a significant growth in its rental business, powered by American and European repeat clients plus a new upscale segment of regional clients derived from Argentina and Brazil booming economies, hitting its first million dollars in sales.
2007 | First Buyer’s Representation & Launching of Buyers’ Brokerage Service
In February 2007, Curiocity Villas represents its first buyer in a multi-million dollar property acquisition in Jose Ignacio, which leads to launch later that year an exclusive service of professional advisory and representation for prime property buyers.
2011 | Curiocity Villas Becomes Totally Independent
Enrique Argüello leaves Curiocity Travel to re-found Curiocity Villas in Punta del Este, as a totally independent real estate brokerage firm.