Thanks for the detailed review!
Perhaps we are having different perceptions, based on our very different ages.
Although some of these are just errors.
There is parking at the front, I am not sure why you’ve commented on this as you don’t have a car, in any case we have day passes available for guests so they can park on the street right in front of the house.
The hill to the shops is not that high, and the steps not such a big deal (I think it’s worth it for the expansive views from the house)
We certainly do see the harbour, lovely, expansive water views of all of Berry’s bay, sailboats, yachts etc. again our differences of perception!! I prefer to not see the city and love seeing all the parks, trees, water, cliffs and bird life.
This heat you mention, is probably because you are accustomed to the cold English winter from whence you came, right into the peak of the Aussie summer. Having said that we don’t find it hot, again another difference in your perception to ours.
You are quite fortunate we did not cancel your booking as my friend really did need our help, whilst you say it was a weeks notice, in fact we did let you know of some changes more than a month before your arrival, you elected to retain the booking, and we recognised what an awkward situation this might have been for you if we cancelled so we continued,
Perhaps , looking back, this is what should have happened so you might have found something you enjoyed.
Anyway, we don’t expect to see you again and as it’s your first Airbnb, rather than be negative to your hosts, perhaps you can realise Airbnb does not suit your needs and use a hotel next time.