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, Singapore plumeria and paklan
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 frige, private phone line 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.
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 is active in the local art scene,
serving on the Honolulu Academy of Arts Board. She is also an honorary
member of the Garden Club of Honolulu, and is in charge of the weekly
flower arrangements at the Honolulu Art Academy.