From family home to B & B

Semi Leawere (right) with guests during the soft opening of Nadi’s newest bed and breakfast venue called Devon. Picture: FELIX CHAUDHARY

A NADI resident who now lives in the United States has opened a bed and breakfast (B & B) with a difference in Votualevu.

Semi Leawere has transformed his parents’ home into Devon — a four-bedroom refuge for those looking for something different.

“I noticed there was a niche market that was relatively unexplored,” he said during a soft opening yesterday.

“People were looking for somewhere they could spend a few days and also host family functions.

“And that’s what I am offering at Devon. It’s a place where families can hold birthdays, weddings or special events.”

Devon offers four bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 people.

“We have a large deck for entertainment and cooking and laundry facilities.

“And Devon is very homely, it’s a stone’s throw away from the Nadi International Airport, there’s shopping and fresh produce markets just 200m down the road.”

Mr Leawere said Devon would officially open for business in April.

“Anyone who is interested can email me on “Apart from the family market, we can also host corporate events in a very intimate setting.”

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