Meet Our Team

Buckingham Properties Office


 Marni Coyle, Managing Partner and Founder

Devon & Marni | Buckingham Properties Lake Tahoe

On October 13, 2003, Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals was launched when one dream shared between a mother and daughter came to life. Marni and her daughter, Devon, decided to create a memorable, luxurious accommodation that would be a pleasurable experience for both renters and owners. This goal, along with having a big emphasis on preserving and caring for each luxury home and its homeowner, made Buckingham different than other competition. Due to her experience in the vacation rental industry, Marni understood the value of upholding quality relationships between owners and guests. Buckingham still operates on these principles today.

Marni continues to cultivate and maintain long-lasting relationships with all her owners. Each home and homeowner receives the same care and attention, whether it is a two-bedroom condo or a luxury seven-bedroom lakefront estate. She has built an exceptional group of employees and caretakers, who care about the vacation rental industry as much as she does.

Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (the land of Lady Godiva), Marni has lived everywhere from Australia, to Boston, to San Francisco, eventually settling in Danville, CA, where she started her family. After numerous family vacations to Lake Tahoe, Marni permanently moved to the beautiful town of South Lake Tahoe in 1994, where she currently resides with her two puppies, Sophie and Wally.

My favorite season: Summer, my hobby is gardening.

My perfect Tahoe Day would include: Cocktails with a lake view.

Favorite quote: “You only go around once, do it with gusto!” – ‘70s Coors Ad


Bonnie Gaines, CA Broker and ControllerBonnie Gaines

As an active Owner and Partner, Bonnie has been part of Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals since its inception. As the California Broker and Controller, she oversees the finances of the company.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Bonnie moved to Lake Tahoe in 1974 after getting tired of driving all the way to Vermont to ski. Now she is able to ski and work in paradise. One of her favorite things about living in this paradise, is coming home after a vacation. With views of Lake Tahoe while driving home on the mountain roads, coming home is never a letdown. There is no place in the world that could be better.

My favorite season: Hard to say, I love to ski, but summer here is beyond fabulous. With our phenomenal summer weather, I love going out on our boat, hiking, and getting on the back of our motorcycle and cruising around our gorgeous roadways.

My perfect Tahoe day would include: Skiing in the morning, then going for a hike in the afternoon.

Favorite quote: “It ain’t, over till it’s over.” — Yogi Berra 


 Katie Burke, Executive Assistant

Since August 2015, Katie has become an integral part of the Buckingham team. As the Executive Assistant, she makes sure the daily operations of the office run smoothly and assists with owner relations.

 After taking a road trip to Lake Tahoe in 2012, Katie made the decision to make a more permanent move. In May 2014, Katie left San Diego, “America’s Finest City”. It is Tahoe’s beauty that keeps her happily living and working in South Lake Tahoe.

My favorite season: Summer, because of the Lake!

My perfect Tahoe day would include: Camping at the beach is great. Love kayaking and live music.

Favorite Quote: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”


 Lucine Rodriguez, Assistant Controller

Lucine came on board with Buckingham as the Assistant Controller in 2010. She handles all the daily accounting tasks such as, accounts receivable, accounts payable, sending out monthly owner statements, city-county taxes, security deposit returns and bank reconciliations.

Originally from Canberra (A.C.T.) in Australia, Lucine moved to Tahoe in 1997 after going to school in Southern California. Since 1997 she has been enjoying the views of Lake Tahoe and riding the mountains. She lives with her husband, and daughter and takes full advantage of Tahoe’s 300 days of sunshine and blue bird powder days.

My favorite season: Summer beaches, and winter snow.

My perfect Tahoe day would include: A day on the boat, and cocktails at Azul. Or, breakfast at Getaway Café and a perfect Sierra powder day.

Favorite Quote: Peace. Love. Unity. Respect.


Paul Maas, Reservation Specialist

Paul grew up in Western Washington as well as the Bay Area of California. It was the “Tahoe” lifestyle combined with the exceptional school systems that drew Paul and his family to the Tahoe Basin. It is the beautiful mountains, along with the vast array of nature, that keeps Paul and his family happily living in South Lake Tahoe.

As a Reservation Specialist at Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals, Paul assists with all guest reservations. Paul ensures each Buckingham guest has the finest experience while vacationing at Lake Tahoe.

My favorite season: Fall because of the coming holidays and the feeling of change.

My perfect Tahoe day would include: A hot air balloon ride with my wife in the morning, a boat ride on the lake with my kids, a stroll along the beach at sunset and a barbecue at home for dinner.

Favorite quote: “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” — Bruce Lee