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.
Cooper Stanley, Communications Director
Cooper became the Communications Director in early 2020. He handles the company social media accounts, email marketing, website upkeep and updates, blogging, channel partner maintenance, house promotions, guest reviews, and analytics.
A South Lake Tahoe native, Cooper grew up in the beautiful Christmas Valley. After graduating from Lake Tahoe Community College, he transferred to Humboldt State University in Arcata where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After a great 2 years in Humboldt County, he then relocated back to Tahoe. In his free time, Cooper loves to snowboard, hike, go to the beach, kayak, and play guitar.
My favorite season: Fall. I love a good fall hike and seeing the trees change their colors. Winter is coming!
My perfect Tahoe day would include: A good hike up to one of Tahoe’s beautiful surrounding mountain lakes. Having lunch, listing to music, skipping rocks, going for a swim, and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. Afterwards, going out to a great dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.
Favorite Quote: “You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don’t Take” – Wayne Gretzky
Diane Sequeira, Reservations Specialist
Diane is a San Francisco native who moved to South Lake Tahoe when she was a teenager. She has been back and forth from the Bay Area until 2014 when she finally decided to work in the Vacation Home Rental business.
She loves to assist those with what Lake Tahoe as to offer, along with beautiful homes to vacation in! When Diane is not at work, she is usually out with friends playing card and dice games, or planning a trip for her next adventure.
My favorite season: I love summertime!
My perfect Tahoe day would include: With friends at the beach then end with wine and a board game night!
Favorite Quote: “Truth Is Stranger than Fiction, But It Is Because Fiction Is Obliged to Stick to Possibilities; Truth Isn’t”
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