I would think that anyone doing a private house rental would have some essentials in place (candles, battery powered lanterns, matches, flashlights and of course a cell phone with numbers that would allow you to contact someone to make sure they understand that you have no power and you can get an idea of when to expect it). The most frustrating things is not knowing what is going on. Especially if it is happening frequently.
I agree Jeff this could be something that would make me think about other destinations if it was as frequent as it has been.
Elder is Amazing. He receives calls from friends and island residents in the middle of the night and he just goes about his business. Nice to know that there is a responsible individual out there doing what he can.
By the way Diane we have such "emergency lights" in our new office.