2/2 Waterfront Cottage
About Tyson Peco
Florida transplants from Michigan and Connecticut, Tyson & Dana are avid outdoors people and passionate travelers. Married for 20+ years with 2 children.
Tyson Peco purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Tyson Peco chose Weeki Wachee Gardens
We searched all corners of Florida before settling on the Weeki Wachee area. The "Old Florida" charm and crystal clear waters immediately drew us in and never let go. Escaping here and renovating the nearly 75 year old home has been a labor of love that we have decided to share with other travelers from all corners of the world.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage feel and warm charm of our "little slice of heaven" keeps us coming back here every chance we get. We are sure that you will feel the same as soon as you kick off your shoes here at the Fin & Tonic Riverfront Vacation Retreat.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The rope swing was a big hit with kiddos! Plus all kayaks, paddle boards and bikes!!! The house was adorable and well equipped! Very clean! We love to return again!!!
We had a great time at the springs, the house was nice and had everything we needed! Great family get away.
Summertime family adventure
Family of 5 (with kids ages 7, 13, & 17) had an awesome time at Fin & Tonic! The house is bigger than we expected, plenty of room for all of us. The decor is awesome, with cute details and a mermaid/nautical theme throughout. Furniture is comfortable and beds are cozy. The dock is perfect! We had so much fun kayaking up the river into the preserve & we saw 10 manatees! When you’re up the river a bit, past the houses, you feel like you’re in another exotic country with crystal clear blue/green water and towering vegetation on all sides. Absolutely breath taking. We went kayaking on Friday and Saturday. Saturday was awfully crowded on the river, but Friday was much better. We loved our late dinner at Becky Jack’s food shack and pizza from Rocco’s. We all recommend Fin & Tonic for a fun summertime family adventure!
Perfect for mini getaway with littles
We went with another family and had 4 kids between ages 2-5. Everyone had a blast! All the toys included in the house was the best part and we used them to go to the springs everyday! We got to see lots of wild manatees. It was a great time and great host with everything you need to feel at home!
Great family vacation.
I would definitely recommend this house. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The kayaks were very enjoyable. We had a 7 hour trip down the Weeki Wachee River. We saw lots of manatees. The bikes and peddle cart were a plus. Something my kids enjoyed doing. Definitely recommend Pine Island 15 minutes away from the house. I would love to come back.
Perfect location, perfect getaway
Our family absolutely loved our stay at Fin & Tonic. The house was cozy, tidy and fully stocked. The location is perfect for kayaking to the springs, even with kids. We had an amazing experience with a mama manatee stopping to nurse her calf right at the dock! We enjoyed the state park (get there early!) and the mermaid show, but our favorite thing to do was kayaking up and down the springs. Our kids -ages 10, 6, and 4 all declared it the best vacation ever. We agreed.
The owner was quick to respond to any questions we had prior to our trip. We will definitely be back.
Greatest vacation ever!!?? Thats high praise from a pretty tough audience!! Thanks for the great review. We look forward to your return.