Born and raised in Webster Parish, Sara left after high school vowing to never return.  But after a series of unfortunate (or divine) circumstances, Sara happened upon a little, white, broken down cottage in Minden, Louisiana, fifteen years after she uttered those fateful words.  After restoring her home and returning back to Webster Parish, Sara was thrust headfirst into a journey she never saw coming. Her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Lady, Cottages & Bungalows, American Farmhouse Style and online by Southern Living, HGTV Online, Domino Magazine, House Beautiful, Forbes and many others. Most recently, Sara was featured talent on HGTV Hometown Kickstart.  Sara LOVES Minden and it's her desire for others to share in her admiration and passion for the friendliest city in the south. Sara continues to renovate blighted properties in Minden and now offers exclusive short term rental stays.  Each of Sara's properties is fully equipped and is sure to WOW you immediately upon entry. Her cottages have fun personalities all their own and it’s her goal for you to leave rested, refreshed and eager to return. Her signature, southern cottage style is evident throughout each home and you won’t be disappointed by these cozy accommodations. Sara made Minden her home in 2016 and it launched her into the greatest adventure of her life. You can learn more about Sara and my latest projects by visiting or @simplysoutherncottage across all social platforms. Welcome to Minden!

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Meet Sara McDaniel from
Simply Southern Cottage