I was looking for a friend this season and it's nearly impossible to find anything reasonable once December hits. Creekside will definitely be more affordable, lived there last year myself, may be walkable depending on the exact location. Do you know where the house is located?
It's really a combination of the two problems, but you make luck out with a room in a house.
Your best shot would probably be subletting a room from somebody travelling for a month. Unfortunately you can't post wanted ads on that Facebook group, but there's always Craigslist. Getting your own apartment for a month mid-season would probably be ~$3,000 I'd guess.