Casa da Rocha Quebrada is a remarkable example of classical Azorean architecture.
Situated on the outskirts of Livramento on Sao Miguel’s sunny south coast, the house has belonged to owner Maria Joao’s family for generations. Quintessentially-Azorean, Maria Joao’s love of period sophistication and antique furnishing is reflected in Rocha Quebrada’s décor.
The casa is approached via a tree-lined drive, through the large walled garden. Entering the house, the grandiose ground floor has the feel of a highland castle, with imposing granite doorways, heavy-set oak doors, flagged stone floors and antique furniture. There’s also a games room to keep the kids occupied in the evenings.
Heading up a floor, you’ll find the lounge, dining room and well-equipped kitchen. The first floor also has two, large double en-suite rooms, one twin/double en-suite room, and an extra room (not en-suite) which can be set-up as either a single or a twin. There’s an enclosed first floor veranda and ocean-view roof terrace, and the nearby beaches at Praia das Milicais and Praia do Populo are a five-minute drive away.