Named after the fun-loving mythical Southwest Native American figure known as “Kokopelli”, the KokOasis (pronounced "Koko-A-sis" offers a peaceful sanctuary on the water to travelers seeking a totally relaxing experience aboard a modern houseboat with all the comforts of a quality suite. Whether here to celebrate a birthday, vacation, graduation or wedding, or to attend an athletic event, festival, or concert, you are certain to have a good time on the Tennessee River.
Docked at a peaceful urban marina, just steps from downtown Knoxville, this beautiful 75-foot houseboat is very roomy on the inside with lots of bonus space on the roof! Central heat and air conditioning provides cozy comfort all year round. Three staterooms, 2 full baths, a fully appointed kitchen, and a large hot tub on the upper deck provide additional comfort and convenience.
You may enjoy full access to the entire vessel, but you are NOT permitted to move the boat away from where it is docked. :-o
Depending on several factors, including time of year, weather, and availability, Captain Kevin and Chief Mate Andrew may be able to offer a cruise aboard the "Queen Priscilla" – a fully restored 26' 1968 U.S. Navy Captain's Whaleboat operated by Tennessee Boat Line. 45-minute and 90-minute cruises are offered (maximum 6 passengers). Cruise reservations must be secured separately through the TENNESSEE BOAT LINE website prior to your stay. Visit the "Tennessee Boat Line" website for more information.
Interaction with guests
We live and work just steps away from the marina and stop by daily to perform light housekeeping – typically in the early or later afternoon. We are always available via text or telephone and pleased to provide local information and recommendations.
BREAKFAST OPTION . . . If you stay at least 2 nights and you make a specific request at the time you check in, we will be pleased to plan on preparing a complimentary hot BREAKFAST on the final morning of your stay. Your breakfast, delivered to the boat around 8:30 am, will include: a delicious scrambled egg casserole, freshly cut fruit, chilled orange juice, and hot coffee. If you are interested in this option, please alert us at the time you secure your reservation so we can plan accordingly.
BOAT RIDE OPTION . . . Depending on several factors, including time of year, weather, and availability, Captain Kevin and Chief Mate Andrew may be able to offer a cruise aboard the "Queen Priscilla" – a fully restored 26' 1968 U.S. Navy Captain's Whaleboat operated by Tennessee Boat Line. 45-minute and 90-minute cruises are offered (maximum 6 passengers). Cruise reservations must be secured separately through the TENNESSEE BOAT LINE website prior to your stay. Visit the "Tennessee Boat Line" website for more information.
Other things to note
Please provide at least 24 hours notice for a reservation request. The "normal" time for check-in is usually after 4 pm, but exceptions may be made if necessary. Check-out is usually between noon and 2 pm.
We are proud to operate as a licensed business in Knoxville, TN. Accordingly, we are obligated to collect and pay Tennessee Sales Tax (9.25%) & City/County Hotel Occupancy Tax (8%).
Because of the unique nature of our accommodations and respecting the fact that Volunteer Landing Marina is a PRIVATE community, all Guests must AGREE to the following:
1.The FULL NAME and AGE of each Guest in the party must be provided.
2. No more than the agreed upon NUMBER OF GUESTS shall be permitted aboard the vessel at any time.
3.Each Guest shall share RESPONSIBILITY for the behavior of all other Guests in the party at all times.
4.Every Guest shall follow all procedures presented during the GUEST ORIENTATION & SAFETY BRIEFING.
5.MOVEMENT of the vessel by anyone other than the Host is strictly PROHIBITED.
6.Boarding any OTHER VESSEL or using any PRIVATE PROPERTY belonging to anyone else without specific permission is PROHIBITED (e.g. grills, golf carts, etc.).
7.The FRONT GATE shall be closed securely every time a Guest passes through it.
8.CHILDREN under the age of 13 shall be accompanied by an ADULT at all times - whether they are on the vessel or on the dock.
9.PETS shall not be permitted aboard the vessel because of danger to their safety and allergies of future Guests.
10.For safety reasons, SWIMMING, DIVING or FLOATING at or near the dock is strictly PROHIBITED.
11.FOOD or BEVERAGE of any kind in the HOT TUB AREA or CARPETED AREAS in the cabin is strictly PROHIBITED.
12.SMOKING aboard the vessel (inside or outside) is strictly PROHIBITED. If a Guest must smoke, they may do so only on the MAIN DOCK - in front of the vessel.
13.If ALCOHOL is consumed, it shall be done in a responsible manner so as not to cause a disturbance to others.
14.POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE aboard the vessel or on the dock is strictly PROHIBITED.
15.NOISE commonly associated with parties (loud music, laughter, shouting, etc.) shall be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb others and shall be contained within the vessel after 10 pm (SUN – THU) and after 11 pm (FRI & SAT).
16.Guest shall maintain ORDER and CLEANLINESS of the vessel at all times and regularly place bagged TRASH in the trash receptacle near the front gate.
17.Your Hosts shall be permitted to board the vessel at least once each day to perform HOUSEKEEPING or MAINTENANCE, if needed.
18.CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law.
19.Guests shall be required to sign a RELEASE OF LIABILITY and INDEMNITY AGREEMENT and agree to be bound thereby.
20.Any VIOLATION of this agreement by any Guest could result in the IMMEDIATE EVICTION of that Guest or the entire party. If eviction occurs, NO REFUND will be provided.
21.RULE 21 . . . Any Guest securing a reservation must be at least 21 YEARS OLD and must make certain that at least one member of the party who is at least 21 years old shall be on board the vessel whenever any other Guests under the age of 21 are on board. Any Guest under the age of 21 using the hot tub MUST be supervised at all times by an adult over the age of 21.
We take great pride in hosting private BOAT & breakfast accommodations aboard a beautiful 75' x 16' full body Sharpe houseboat located at the foot of the Smoky Mountains in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Specifically built for live-aboard comfort, the "KokOasis" is a modern houseboat with all the comforts and amenities of a quality hotel suite.
We host because we love boating, living on the Tennessee River, and sharing our combined urban & marine life with guests who enjoy it as much as we do. Courteous interaction with our guests provides added recreation, entertainment and enjoyment to life on the Tennessee River.
Our goal is to provide the very best experience we can for every guest during every stay. We’re not interested in generating as many bookings as we can or making a huge sum of money. We just want to have fun and offer good times on the Tennessee River.
Andrew and I both work full-time jobs just a few minutes from where the boat is docked. Andrew works in the financial industry and I work in the television industry. We also own and operate Tennessee Boat Line - a small sight seeing river cruise business featuring the "Queen Priscilla" - a fully restored 26' 1968 U.S. Navy Captain's Whale Boat.
Besides spending time on the water, we enjoy the urban amenities associated with living in downtown Knoxville including arts, culture, collegiate sports.