3240 Noela Drive
home to a family of seven, this sprawling two-story residence
graciously lends itself to bed and breakfast guests. It is
eclectically furnished with contemporary art (some of it Joanne's)
and a mix of Hawaiian and American antiques – casual
and comfy. Indoor blends with outdoors in the kind of Hawaiian
home typical of fifty years ago. The rooms are airy with big
glass doors that slide open to wide lanais shaded by huge
tropical trees. When in flower, the scents of mock orange,
Tahitian gardenia, puakenikeni, and Singapore plumeria blend
to become a nostalgic memory of your visit to Hawaii and first
visit to this special place, Diamond Head Bed & Breakfast.
Three suites are reserved for guest use. Each suite has a private
bath, TV, mini fridge, and outdoor lanai or deck.
was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and moved after college to
Hawaii, her husband's home. After living on the outside
islands for twenty years the family moved back to O’ahu
and into 3240 Noela Drive, now home of 44 years.
In 1986, with five children grown and away, she decided the house
would adapt nicely to bed and breakfast and opened it for guests.
her involvement with B and B she was active in the local
art scene, serving two terms as commissioner on The State
Foundation of Culture and Art, and Trustee/Emeritus on the
Honolulu Museum of Art Board. She is also an honorary member
of the Garden Club of Honolulu.