Meet Our Team

Marni Coyle, Managing Partner and Founder

Marni and her daughter, Devon, launched Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals on their dining room table on October 13, 2003. With many previous years in the vacation rental industry, Marni listened closely to the needs, requests and questions of both guests and owners. She and Devon created Buckingham in response to all these. Their goal was to create a memorable, luxurious experience for renters, rather than just putting ‘heads in beds.’ This, and having a big emphasis on preserving and caring for each luxury home and its homeowner, made Buckingham different than the competition. 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, Warwicksire, England (the land of Lady Godiva), Marni has lived everywhere from Australia, to Boston, to San Francisco. Finally settling in Danville, CA, where she started her family. After taking family vacations to Tahoe and never wanting to leave, a permanent move was made in 1994. She now lives with her two puppies, Sophie and Wally, with her children residing nearby.

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 Controller

Bonnie GainesAs 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

Monique Hill, Assistant Manager

Monique HillMonique joined the Buckingham team in the Fall of 2015. As the Assistant Manager, she makes sure the daily operations of the office run smoothly, and assists with owner relations. Monique is constantly recruiting new luxury homes to join our select portfolio of rentals, while maintaining relationships with our contracted owners.

Monique moved to South Lake Tahoe in 2011 from Napa, CA, when her husband was relocated to the area. Her family, including little Pomeranian Cooper, enjoy exploring the area and finding new hiking trails.

My favorite season: Fall is my favorite season, it starts off the holidays.

My perfect Tahoe day would include: Sitting on the beach with my husband and my cute little dog Cooper.

Favorite Quote: “If you want to go fast…go alone. If you want to go far…go together.” – African Proverb

Katie “Bama” Bostic, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Straight from the Heart of Dixie, Katie “Bama” Bostic is the newest member of the Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals team. As Buckingham’s Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Katie manages content development for new properties and the website, guest and owner communications, blogging, email marketing campaigns, social media, advertising campaigns and more.

Without any set plans, Katie made a “spur of the moment” decision to move to South Lake Tahoe in the summer of 2011. Katie made her journey west, leaving Tuscaloosa, “Sweet Home, Alabama” behind and hasn’t looked back once.

My favorite season: Summer because of the beach! Of course, what sort of football fan would I be if I did not mention fall as a favorite as well? I count down the days until the Crimson Tide’s first game every year!

My perfect Tahoe day would include: A warm, sunny day at the beach with my pup, LoLa.

Favorite quote: “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.”- Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Lucine Rodriguez, Assistant Controller

LucineLucine 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.

Katie Burke, Reservation Specialist

Katie BurkeSince August 2015, Katie has become an integral part of the Buckingham team. She handles house permitting, maintenance, vendor work orders and long term reservations.

After taking a road trip to Lake Tahoe with her boyfriend in 2012, they made the decision to make a more permanent move. In May 2014 they left San Diego, “America’s Finest City.” It is Tahoe’s beauty that keeps them 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.” Luke 6:31

Paul Maas, Reservation Specialist

Pauls PhotoPaul grew up in both Western Washington and the Bay Area of California. The slower place of life combined with good schools brought him, his wife and two kids up to South Lake Tahoe. It is these reasons, and the beautiful mountains that keep Paul and his family happily living in South Lake Tahoe.

Paul joins Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals as a Reservation Specialist, handling all our guest’s reservations and making sure each and every Buckingham guest has the best experience in the mountains. Paul’s previous work in the restaurant industry, has amply prepared him for the world of vacation rentals.

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