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4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
56 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationBlount Mansion13 min walk
Popular LocationKnoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum15 min walk
Popular LocationEast Tennessee History Center20 min walk
AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)21 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Magnificent 70' Houseboat With Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to DT Knox

    Historic Knoxville houseboat in Downtown Knoxville, near Knoxville Convention Center
    Tired of staying in the same old stuffy boring hotel room? So were we, so we decided to own our own Houseboat on the Tennessee River, where we could walk to just about everything. The “Moonlight Madness” is docked in the peaceful Volunteer Landing Marina in Knoxville. The marina is steps away from award winning “Ruth’s Chris” steakhouse and Calhoun’s On the River. You can walk to both as well as the Neyland Greenway, James White Greenway, Neyland Stadium, Thompson-Boling arena, University of Tennessee and the vibrant Market Street in Downtown Knoxville. We can accommodate 6 people in beds and many more if you want to get creative. We have 2 bedrooms, one king size bed in the master and a Full bed in the crew quarters and a queen size pull out couch, along with 2 bathrooms. We feature 3 decks, one off the bow, one off the stern (great for morning coffee) and a 70' PARTY DECK on the roof. The party deck has abundant seating along with 2 flatscreen HD television and a gas grill and gas fire pit. The master also has a 40' Vizio UHD flatscreen with Smartcast. The salon also has a 50' UHD flatscreen. Our boat comes fully stocked with clean linens and towels. The galley also comes fully stocked with dishes, utensils and small appliances along with Hi-Speed internet. You will meet a lot of very nice people that reside at the marina full time. Also, we have a EZGO golf cart and 2 Kayaks and 2 beach cruiser bikes that are available for you to use while at our boat. Sorry but the Houseboat doesn't leave the marina because of the river current. We also have a full-time Marina Manager on site should you need anything or have any questions with our boats. We want your stay with us to be a memorable one, and will make every attempt to make you want to come back.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this houseboat offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Alfons Reinig
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Games
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the river
    • On the waterfront
    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Water skiing nearby


    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 1961 sq ft (182 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 21


    Check-out before 12:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Parties and events are allowed on site

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    Immaculate 70' Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance Downtown
    Magnificent 70' Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance DT Knox

    About this area


    Located in Knoxville, this houseboat is in the city center and on the waterfront. Tennessee Theatre is a cultural highlight and some of the area's popular attractions include World's Fair Park and Knoxville Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum or Neyland Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails. Our guests love the houseboat's quiet location.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Blount Mansion - 13 min walk
    • Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum - 15 min walk
    • East Tennessee History Center - 20 min walk
    • Tennessee Theatre - 20 min walk
    • Market Square - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • AirportMcGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 21 min drive


    • Ruth's Chris — 7 min walk
    • French Market Crêperie — 18 min walk
    • Lonesome Dove Western Bistro — 3 min drive
    • Pete's Coffee Shop — 3 min drive
    • Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria — 3 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is Magnificent 70' Houseboat With Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to DT Knox pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at Magnificent 70' Houseboat With Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to DT Knox?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at Magnificent 70' Houseboat With Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to DT Knox?
    Check-out is at 12:00 PM.
    Where is Magnificent 70' Houseboat With Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to DT Knox located?
    Located in Downtown Knoxville, this historic houseboat is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Loudoun Lake and Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Knoxville Convention Center and Tennessee Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).
    56 reviews
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    Property conditions & facilities

    5/5 Excellent

    Labor day getaway!
    Beautiful houseboat! Walking distance to the downtown.

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful getaway
    We had such a nice relaxing time on the Moonlight Madness houseboat. The owner was great and recommended places to eat. Other boat owners and guests at the marina were so nice. We will be back.

    5/5 Excellent

    Relaxing River Getaway
    Our family and a friend enjoyed a relaxing pandemic vacation on this lovely houseboat. We did nothing except get some takeout and enjoy the boat, views, kayaks, and the very gentle rocking of the river. The listing represented the space perfectly, no surprises at all except perhaps how well appointed the space was and how easy it was to check in, etc. You never know what a rental will provide vs what you need to bring. This rental was exceptionally well provisioned, including travel size toiletries in case you forgot something. Lovely space, comfortable beds, great atmosphere. Love that we got to bring our dogs! We will return in the future!

    5/5 Excellent

    Good times, even in middle of pandemic
    Property exactly as described. Wonderful communication with property owner. First contact with harbor master at marina office was a bit delayed, but the harbor master's first priority is not VRBO guests. Golf cart useful to transport things to/from car. Parking lot initially confusing. Beds super comfortable. Loved access to the trail. Kayaks were great to have. Makes you want to own a houseboat.

    5/5 Excellent

    Just wonderful!
    Great experience for the whole family! Clean, very accommodating and fun! Thank you for sharing Moonlight Madness with us!