Staying in Martha's home in Patzcuaro was a great experience. Me and my friend felt very lucky to have stayed with and to have met Martha- In addition to being an extremely warm host, Martha is a person who I was instantly thankful to have met- a rare occasion when your host is as memorable as the trip itself. She strikes me above all as someone who lives her passions, and is integral part of the culture she lives in.
She has a lovely place just outside of Patzcuaro. For us it was perfect because we we driving and didn't want to deal with trouble of finding parking in middle of Patzcuaro. When we arrived our room was clean, with everything we needed- Wi-fi, clean towels, soap, heater (it gets cold in Michoacan). She also makes a delicious cinnamon coffee.
I would recommend staying with Martha to anyone who looks to break through the safe boundaries of the normal tourist, picture-taking, memory-making experience to something that is, well, more real.