Here are some suggestions for people that want to stay im their own house or cheap cabanas.
Kumquat cottage. Look it up online www.kumquat.com.
Have never even been to the place but from the looks of things a great place for a really reasonable price. And they rent cars and motorcycles as well. The place seems to fill up early so check the available dates!
Big Rock resort: In Santa Elena with an incredible view, actually only one cabana, a second on the way, but the price: $20BZE a person and it can sleep four Call 600-0792
Hummingbird Hills Tree Farm: more longterm, the least you can stay is a week, but the price is good: $150-200 for the week. In Bullet Tree. email firstname.lastname@example.org
This time of the year it gets really hot downtown, so it is good to be in the hills or outside of town.