We like it quiet. Only time we wanted to hear a bit of neighbor noise was the first Christmas we stayed overnight. The marina was so dark and deserted, that we thought every creak and pop was a boarder.
A small (Honda) generator charging through a shore power charger will usually only provide 10-20 amps per hour for each battery. Takes lots of hours to recharge the house bank. Consequently, they are better for providing 120 volt power to appliances. Noise exemption - a generator used to make coffee for everyone in the anchorage is exempt from complaints, if you row over with the coffee, while it is still hot. Yes, I'll provide my own mug.
Understand most of the suggestions, but not the objection to "Pets". Can certainly understand that no one wants whining/barking dogs, poop on the walk, or a wet bundle of joy jumping on you. Are well mannored animals and owners exempt, or are all "Pets" verboten?
And Sailor Doc, if you are a doctor with a good bedside mannor, your services will be welcomed in most anchorages, even if you do have a generator running.
Interesting info - thanks for sharing. Pat