I really loved the tiny place Melinda offered me and my friend. It is really clean, tidy and offered a lot of privacy for those who are looking for an affordable private accommodation. Even though I feel that the accommodation is a little out of the way from town if you don't have a car, I still feel that it is of value. Anyway, there are regular bus services from town to the airport (which is really near the place). So just take the bus down to the airport and then walk to the house.
I really like staying at Melinda's place because it gives a feel of how it is to stay around the locals unlike the usual experience of staying in the town or city area. Plus Melinda is a really awesome host, she has been the sweetest to me. A highly recommended place to stay in Whangarei