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Immaculate 70' Houseboat with Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,961 sq ft
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

On The Water In Volunteer Landing Marina Walking Distance to Downtown Knoxville

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.

Alfons Reinig
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Alfons Reinig

Our daughter plays soccer for the University of Tennessee. We make several trips out to cheer on the Volunteers. We love the Knoxville area and the Volunteer Landing Marina. This location is absolutely perfect. We can walk to everything from Downtown to Neyland stadium. Not to mention Ruths Crists Steakhouse, which is steps from our boat.

Alfons Reinig purchased this boat in 2016

Why Alfons Reinig chose Knoxville

We wanted something other than a boring hotel room or a small stuffy condo. The boat is awesome with the newly renovated interior and huge party decks. We can kayak off the back of the boat and paddle to Calhoun's on the river. Houseboat living is unique and charming. This boat has never been smoked on or in.

What makes this boat unique

Water access, great location and very safe and secured marina with onsite staff. Full time on-site Marina Manager to assist you with anything you need. Secured and gated docks.


Knoxville Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1961 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3rd bed is a sofa sleeper with memory foam in the Salon.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
Walk to almost everything, perfect location, exceptionally quiet


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Immaculate 70' Houseboat with Roof Top Party Deck Walking Distance to Downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Lake Worth, Florida

Fantastic , must do rental!

  • 5 of 5

Every step of this rental was fabulous. Al is an incredible host. The houseboat is roomy and clean. Decor is fun. The marina is beautiful, restaurants were good. Downtown is lively and fun. I went in November and it was fantastic. The cool weather was perfect for walking. The sun shines on the back deck making it lovely sitting outside. Highly recommend the Moonlight Madness .

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back next year.
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Moonlight Madness

  • 4 of 5

A totally enjoyable experience !!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you would consider staying with us again. Im sorry about the flat tire on the golf cart and the inconvenience it may have caused. We have replaced the damaged tire and are back to fully operational.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time on Moonlight Madness! LOVED the fire pit on top. All the tvs were fantastic for football viewing! The boat is in the perfect location to walk into town and to Market Square and to the campus and stadium. The boat was supplied with everything and was quite room for the 4 of us. The golf cart came in handy for riding over to Calhouns. Didn't have a chance to use the bikes or kayaks but it's awesome that they were provided. Thanks for a fantastic weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome, sounds like you guys had a blast. Hope to see you next year.
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Awesome weekend, great houseboat and super host!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Knoxville for a Dock Dogs competition in late October. We prefer to experience new things when traveling so we avoid hotels. This was our first time staying on a house boat and we loved it! The Marina was easy to find, close to everything and the Marina manager Joe was helpful with anything we needed. Most of all we loved the house boat! It has great decor, very hip and fun. The upper deck has a great fire pit that we enjoyed with some friends. We used the golf cart to get around the Marina area which really helped on some cool days during our visit. Al, the host, was super responsive and friendly. We will definitely stay here again if we get the chance. I'll miss it!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again, we’re so happy you enjoyed the boat and we hope you will considering staying with us again next year.
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Iron Station,NC

BEST RENTAL EVER !!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 5 other ladies get together every fall for a long weekend to catch up and just enjoy being together. This "club" started in 1974 and we never miss a year. I have been booking with VRBO for the past ten years for our fall trips. We have stayed in cabins, mansions and even a yurt. None have been as much fun as Moonlight Madness. The owner, AL was so accommodating and available for any question that came up. The houseboat was stocked with any item that you can imagine that someone might forget. Everything was spotless and the upper deck was so relaxing. Everyone at the marina was helpful. Also the bicycles and the golf cart made life so much easier. I would suggest this rental to anyone looking for a unique, special place to rent. Thanks Al for making this fall trip one to remember!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented through VRBO for many years and this was by far the best experience we have had. The boat was spotless and every detail taken care of - even down to the extra travel size toiletries in case we forgot something. We rented the boat to enjoy a weekend sailgating with the Vol Navy and loved every minute (well maybe except for the game). The boat was an easy walk to restaurants and to the stadium and had breathtaking sunrise views over the water. We especially enjoyed the grill and fire pit on the party deck while watching games on the televisions. We highly recommend this boat and will visit again next fall! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thanks for the great review. Our goal for every guest is to make there stay with us memorable. Sounds like we got it right. My only regret is that I wish the Tennessee game would have had a better outcome for you. We hope to see you again next time your in Knoxville.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ruths Crists
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

Damage to waste system(because of feminie hygiene products), Golf Cart, Kayaks, Bicycles will be charged the full amount of repair or replacement to your Credit Card on file

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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