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)
"KokOasis" - BOAT & Breakfast (downtown)

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

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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.


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $500


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 may be able to offer a cruise on a different boat for an additional fee – a smaller 26’ open boat called the "Queen Priscilla" operated by Tennessee Boat Line.

Except on football weekends, 45-minute and 90-minute cruises are offered at group rates (maximum 6 passengers). Cruise reservations must be secured separately through the TENNESSEE BOAT LINE website prior to your stay. "Tennessee Boat Line" 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, we will be pleased to prepare 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 let us know 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 may be able to offer a cruise on a different boat for an additional fee – a smaller 26’ open boat called the "Queen Priscilla" operated by Tennessee Boat Line.

Except on football weekends, 45-minute and 90-minute cruises are offered at group rates (maximum 6 passengers). Cruise reservations must be secured separately through the TENNESSEE BOAT LINE website prior to your stay. "Tennessee Boat Line" for more information.

The neighborhood

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville at Volunteer Landing Marina, the KokOasis is within walking distance of James White Greenway, Neyland Greenway, University of Tennessee, Neyland Stadium, Thompson-Boling Arena, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, James White Fort, Blount Mansion, Bijou Theatre, Tennessee Theatre, Regal Cinema Riviera, Market Square, East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville Civic Coliseum, The Old City, and the Knoxville Convention Center.

Getting around


One authorized hangtag will be provided to allow one vehicle to park for free in the parking lot adjacent to the marina. The vehicle must be parked in a spot marked for the marina at the upper end of the parking lot.


There is an enormous number of things to do and places to visit within walking distance of the marina. In addition to regular taxi services, two other great local transportation options exist.

>>> JOYRIDE KNOXVILLE is Knoxville's newest fare free transportation around the city. You only have to worry about tipping.

>>> KNOXVILLE AREA TRANSIT (KAT) is Knoxville's transit system, operating buses, trolleys and para-transit service across the city. You can walk to the nearest bus station at the top of the hill.

For a list of recommendations pertaining to the neighborhood Food Scene, Drinks & Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing, Essentials, Entertainment & Activities, and Getting Around, take a look at our online GUIDEBOOK


We are located in the heart of downtown Knoxville. The BEST way to find our location is to enter the following address into your GPS: 956 Volunteer Landing Lane | Knoxville, TN 37915. Our nearest landmark is Ruth's Chris Steak House. In fact, Volunteer Landing Marina (where we are docked) shares a parking lot with Ruth's Chris. When you arrive, be sure to park in a spot designated for Volunteer Landing Marina (at the "upper" end of the parking lot.


o From Volunteer Landing Marina to Downtown Gay Street/Market Square Districts: ~ 1/2 mile (12 minutes)

o From Volunteer Landing Marina to the VOL Navy Docks: ~ 1/2 mile (12 minutes)

o From Volunteer Landing Marina to Neyland Stadium: ~ 3/4 mile (18 minutes)

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%).

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

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 plus service fees back.

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

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

24 Reviews

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Julie User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay on the Kok Oasis! Great location. Enough things to do within walking distance yet quiet enough to enjoy our downtime. We would definitely recommend the Kok Oasis to anybody who is heading to the Knoxville area

Carl User Profile
April 2017
Drew made himself very available for any questions we had. The boat was exactly like the pictures-beautiful view with a close walk to downtown, perfect location.

Chris User Profile
March 2017
Staying at the Marina was the perfect option for our trip to Knoxville. It was just a 10 - 15 min walk (or a very fast Uber) to the downtown area and is the perfect retreat when you're ready to head back and relax. The views are beautiful, the boat is incredibly clean, and the surroundings feel quiet and secluded. We had 6 guests staying and there was plenty of room. Two people shared a bed, but otherwise, every had their own space. Drew was very communicative and even did small cleaning duties throughout the trip which was a nice touch. I would stay at the Oasis again without a doubt. Thank you, Drew for helping us make the most of a great weekend.

Rick User Profile
February 2017
This place was so much fun! Very clean and comfortable! Excellent communication with host. Nice 15 min walk to market square. The host even made an egg bake for our last mornings breakfast....amazing to wake up to a crock pot filled with delicious breakfast before we flew out! Thanks for a great weekend!!!

Jon-Lynn User Profile
February 2017
We had a really nice stay.

Ronnie User Profile
December 2016
What an incredible experience for our family. We were down for a Jr Tennis tournament and ventured outside of the norm of staying in a hotel, which is what we usually do. We are so glad we did! The boat is spacious and spotless. The hosts were very accommodating and a pleasure to meet. I would recommend this houseboat to anyone staying in Knoxville. Great location and easy to get anywhere in town.

Reecy User Profile
December 2016
You don't get better than this place!!! Wonderful hosts and such an awesome accommodation for our visiting guests!!! Thank you!!!

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States · Joined 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 comfort and amenities of a quality hotel suite.

We host because we love boating, living on the Tennessee River, and sharing our combine urban & marine life with guests who enjoy it as much as we do. 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 30' cruising catamaran.

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%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour