This programme has been around now since around 2001. It focuses on the Lyne family from Bishop Stortford in Hertforshire. Rob and Carol Lyne and their daughter Joanna made the move from rainy Britain to the sunny Florida Keys.
They made the move on an L-1 Business Visa and purchased a run down Motel on Conch Key with the plan on restoring it all in all for about $1.2million. The Bay View Inn, they spend the next few years renovating it with occasional help from Alan Ravenscroft who, when not lending a hand is gallivanting around Florida showing what other Brits around the state have bought and showing potential emigrant’s and visitors what else Florida has to offer.
After a couple of bad seasons and sinking all they had into the motel they actually decided to try to sell the motel or find business partners.The motel has its own dock and view out to the ocean and the Lyne’s introduced a convenience store! UKTV on Sky Television in the UK re-run the show quite often, it ran for many episodes.
The Lynes love the keys and have enjoyed the experience so much. They definitely felt it was a better place for their daughter to grow up. The Florida Keys are recognised as having some of the best views of a sunset in the world…