On the eve of our next holiday (to Cyprus), I am finally getting around making this post.
My girlfriend and I visited Sicily in September of last year. Our tried and tested method of booking flights, Airbnb and a rental car worked very well again.
We were based outside the town of Scicli in the South of Sicily. In-between our road trip days, which led us to visit Mount Etna, Taormina, Syracuse, Noto and more places, we had a few very relaxed days on the beach and enjoying the sun terrace of our holiday domicile. The weather was fantastic and we had a really great time.