Our old landlords flat is available at the moment, he does long and short term rental. It's 3 bed in Batu Ferrenghi, at Eden Seaview, it's clean with air con, seaviews, swimming pool etc and there's monkeys only 5 min walk away!! You will have to call him for exact price, but he was one of the cheapest flats we found for short term let in the whole of Penang and was a brilliant landlord, always checking everything was good for us.
It takes about 30 mins to drive from there to George town, but is 15 mins walking distance to the only beach bar on the whole of the island...def recommend it.
His number is (use PM function tks)outside of Malaysia). His name is Ganeson. His last tennants were German and English and we are English, so he is used to foreign tennants. His English is quite good, just speak clearly!