Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate hearing how guests have found their stay. We hope you had a wonderful time.
We are a professional hospitality management company not a real estate. This does not mean we "bump the price up", what does increase the price slightly is when booking through an agent like Airbnb there is an extra service fee. This property is inline with the area and for a fully self contained apartment in peak season, $150 per night for 2 guests is quite reasonable.
Access through the downstairs 2nd living area / bedroom can't be avoided as the design is so that the lounge, kitchen & main bedroom has the lovely ocean views upstairs. The only alternative would be to put the lounge area downstairs instead (so you are accessing a lounge area), however you wouldn't then have the views from that room, so in the interest of guests enjoyment it is best to have the area that guests will residing in the most be upstairs.
Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to see you return in the future.