Marni Coyle, Managing Partner and Founder
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 Controller
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
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.
Devon Fennessy, Communications Director/Co-Creator
Devon became the Communications Director in 2018. Although she has worked at Buckingham on and off since 2003, as mentioned above. She handles the company website upkeep and updates, channel partner maintenance, house data entry, guest reviews, and analytics.
A long time local of South Lake Tahoe, Devon originally grew up in the Bay Area city of Danville, California, and moved to Lake Tahoe with her mother, Marni, in 1994. Devon loves the outdoors, the beach, traveling, and cooking (she has a culinary degree as well!).
My favorite season: Summer. Most days are 80°F, sunny, and perfect for outdoor activities or just relaxing!
My perfect Tahoe day would include: A relaxing summer day at the beach with cool refreshments, a picnic lunch, friends, and watching the sunset.
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” – Anonymous
RC Horan, Reservations Specialist
RC was born in Oslo, Norway and spent many of his younger years traveling the world surfing and snowboarding. He has been residing in Lake Tahoe since 2011.
When he’s not assisting guests with his extensive Tahoe knowledge, he enjoys hanging out with his daughter and hiking with his dog. RC is an advocate for the preservation of Lake Tahoe and spends his personal time cleaning up around the Lake.
My favorite season: All seasons, Lake Tahoe has so much to offer at all times of the year!
My perfect Tahoe day would include: That’s an easy one, riding my snowboard all day then having a BBQ on the beach with friends and family.
Favorite Quote: “You can do anything you put your mind to”
Chelsea Pederson, Reservations Specialist
After growing up in Placerville, California, Chelsea decided in December of 2016 to move to Tahoe with her fiancé and their dog, Bruce. After moving to Tahoe, she realized that the Vacation Rental Industry was very popular, and started to get involved in the industry and discovered she loved it.
During her free time, Chelsea enjoys hanging out with friends and taking Bruce on adventures.
My favorite season: Summer, the Tahoe sunsets are beautiful.
My perfect Tahoe day would include: Either a day at the beach, or boating with friends and some cocktails.
Favorite Quote: “Whatever you do, do it well” –Walt Disney