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.
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.
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 Tender 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" site prior to your stay.
One authorized hang tag 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 space marked for the marina at the upper end of the parking lot. Walking distance from your parked car to the bow of the boat is approximately 400 yards. The route includes a slight hill, but it is completely paved. A shorter, flatter walking route to an alternate pickup/drop-off point (Calhoun's parking lot) is also available. The distance using this route is approximately 250 yards, but your vehicle may not be parked there.
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.
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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.
DISTANCE & TIME (WALKING) . . .
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)