Curiocity Villas is an independent, luxury real estate brokerage firm based in Punta del Este, Uruguay, with over 15 years’ experience in prime property.
The company is duly registered with the General Tax Bureau (DGI) and the Registry of Operators at the Ministry of Tourism, fully licenced, bonded and insured, in accordance with Uruguay's laws and regulations.
Tax Registration Number - R.U.T. #100733650011
Real Estate Broker Licence Number - E.S.T.I. #1482
WHAT WE DO
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 do also 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.
Curiocity Villas is managed by its founder and sole owner Enrique Argüello, along with an experienced team of Punta del Este real estate agents 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 brokerage 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 vacation rental sales.
2007 | 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.
2010 | Acquisitions, Sales and Rentals: Curiocity Villas consolidates the foundations for its unique approach to the business of luxury lifestyle property brokerage, closing transactions for over $10 million U.S. dollars (total volume).
2011 | Curiocity Villas Becomes Totally Independent: Enrique Argüello leaves Curiocity Travel to re-found Curiocity Villas, as a totally independent real estate brokerage firm in Punta del Este, Uruguay.