The "KokOasis" - pronounced "co-co-A-sis".A shot across the bow of this 75' x 16' Wide 
Body Sharpe Houseboat.
"KokOasis" - BOAT & Breakfast (downtown)

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
Please set the number of adults.
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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%).

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 500
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

35 Reviews

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Joanne User Profile
August 2017
It has been a dream of mine to own a houseboat although I've never even stayed on one! This was my test!! Well at this point, I'm starting to look now instead of waiting 5 years!! The Kokoasis is so beautiful and so clean and comfortable! There's plenty of room, the bathrooms are big and spacious and the beds are exceptionally comfy! The back and front decks are perfect size to relax by the water and the top deck is the best party deck you could ever imagine! The hot tub was an added bonus! It is crystal clear smells amazing and we used it every night! Our hosts, Drew and Kevin were wonderful ... so hospitable and attentive! We just made 2 new friends in Tennessee! I'm looking forward to seeing them again soon! We are New Yorkers but will be visiting TN often now that our daughter just started her first year at the University of Tennessee!! Can't wait to stay on the Kokoasis again !!!

Denise User Profile
August 2017
AMAZING get away! The houseboat is beautiful, the surroundings relaxing & could not ask for better hosts. We will definitely be back!

Lindsey User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful boat with more than comfortable stay. Hosts were hospitable and helped us with any questions we had including restaurant ideas. Hope to come back next time in Knoxville.

Paige User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful way to stay in Knoxville. Being on the water was beautiful, and the view of the Knoxville bridges at night was spectacular. The house boat was very clean and spacious! Loved such a unique home away from home.

Andrea User Profile
June 2017
What a great experience. We wanted an escape from staying at yet another hotel for a swim meet and split the boat with a few others on the team. So relaxing. Great hang out. Got a boat tour and fell in love with the river. Super cool boat. Really clean. Hot tub super clean and we just loved sitting on the deck and enjoying the river.

Jenifer User Profile
June 2017
Captain Kevin and Andrew are beyond incredible. I have been staying in Airbnbs for 10 months now due to my business travel, and my time on their Airbnb Boat is, by far, the BEST Airbnb experience I have ever had. Capt. Kevin and Andrew went above and beyond in making our stay comfortable and special and fun. Right from the beginning, Andrew met us at our Uber drop off and helped carry our luggage down to the docks. He even offered a golf cart if we needed. They were always quick to help us out with whatever questions we had. For example, my colleague and I wanted to paddle board but couldn't as the rental place did not open early enough. Andrew took it upon himself to talk to the rental owners and get the paddle boards delivered to us before opening. This was just one of many special acts of service Kevin and Andrew did for us. The boat itself is lovely and extremely comfortable! You forget you're even on a boat. It is walking distance to many great restaurants and has a great running path that loops 20miles along the Tennessee River. In addition, the boat has a jacuzzi on the top deck that we used every night and laundry and a beautiful working kitchen. Everyone PLEASE STAY HERE! You won't regret it. I would stay with Kevin and Andrew in a heart beat if I ever come back to Knoxville.

Anna & Kyle User Profile
May 2017
After searching countless hotels at the last minute I got wise enough to check Airbnb and found this amazing accommodation. From booking to check out The host made our entire experience a memorable vacation. As noted in previous reviews they met us at the dock with luggage carts and provided a very brief but educational tour and video of the boat and plenty of resources. The boat was well stocked with everything one would need to enjoy their stay. We were in town for a global finals for destination imagination for my nine-year-old. All events were downtown or at the University. The dock is a comfortable walk from any of the sites that is scenic and safe. We also made use of Uber A few times during our stay and easy pick up in a few minute drive to any of our destinations. The beds were comfortable the boat was extremely clean and the house checked in regularly to make sure that all was well. Breakfast provided on the last day was delicious. We ate at Calhoun's and soccer taco both recommendations by the hosts and both excellent restaurants. The hot tub is clean and accessible with plenty of towels and laundry on site to dry them quickly. I brought my paddleboard and made use of the river two of the three days. We had ducks and geese greet us every morning which was such a treat for my six-year-old. Staying on this boat at volunteer landing was certainly an Oasis- away from the city and Crowds, safe and relatively secluded yet close! . I've always wanted to stay on a houseboat And now I have checked it off my bucket list and will certainly do it again likely with these gentlemen.

Knoxville, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in October 2015
KevinANDrew User ProfileKevinANDrew is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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