I guess we were naïve and did not realize this was a high season in the Cooks. Being from Maui, where it is a low or shoulder season, we assumed it would be the same. We are finding many things booked and nothing reasonable available (that we have been able to locate) in the Muri, Titikaveka or Vaimanga areas. We prefer as close to swimming beach as possible, but also some privacy and quiet. We have found availability at Treehouse B & B Airorangi and an apartment not too far off the road in Matavera, Ferns cottage....is anyone familiar with these lodgings or have a recommendation for us? We are a mature couple, but active and like our privacy. We are on a budget and prefer to be $120NZ or under, with a little leeway for the right place. We appreciate any feedback.