75' modern houseboat docked at a peaceful urban marina, steps from the downtown.
Kevin & Drew
About Kevin & Drew
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 Tender. Besides spending time on the water, we enjoy the urban amenities associated with living in downtown Knoxville including arts, culture, collegiate sports.
Kevin & Drew purchased this House Boat in 2008
Why Kevin & Drew chose Knoxville
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.
What makes this House Boat unique
You may enjoy full access to the entire vessel, but you are NOT permitted to move the boat away from where it is docked. 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. ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS 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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Welcome aboard the KokOasis on the Tennessee River. We’re glad you’re here!
A stay aboard our luxury houseboat is very different and more exotic than staying in an ordinary apartment or hotel room.
Please read our Safety & Orientation briefing to familiarize yourself with living on a boat by clicking the Rental Agreement button at this site.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Really enjoyed our stay on the KokOasis, next time hope to stay longer❣️💕😍
Thank you Debra! The guests were truly lovely and a joy to work with. We hope they come back.
It’s even better than you think it will be.
Amazing perspective on the city.
Went frequent Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge several times a year and we wanted to try something different. We found it on the Kokoasis! Boat was immaculate had everything you could want or need. Knoxville was a great town with lots of neat shops, bars and restaurants. River view from boat and hot tub were awesome. Drew was great checked on us thru out our stay. Gave us a very thorough run down of the boat when we arrived. Even the other marina residents we very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely check this out again!
We celebrated my husband and son in laws birthday! The pictures don’t do this boat justice! It was absolutely beautiful!!!
Clean and cozy
The boat was great and very comfy. Drew and owners were very nice.