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
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Ages 2 - 12
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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
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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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

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

36 Reviews

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Nikki User Profile
August 2017
The whole experience of being on a house boat is just fun. The location was great and easy to get to. Captain Drew is so pleasant and very accommodating. I appreciated he was direct about clear about the rules of being on a house boat. The boat is immaculate. We were able to paddle board right off the back of the boat into the river. The view was lovely. There are bike trails for miles and it's super easy to get into town. Our 5 year old did well and loved the little cubby room she got to stay in. Our last morning, they brought breakfast and it was delicious. Being in Knoxville was a bit of a fluke, and not really a "vacation" spot for us. We're already planning on coming back just to stay on the boat longer. If you're not accustomed to boat living, be forewarned, there is some walking back and forth from the car to to the boat on the dock. Captain Drew made this much easier for us and there is a cart to get things back and forth. Do not let this stop you as it is completely worth it once you're on the boat.

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.

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.

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